Daily Kidney News

 

Sylvia Mathews Burwell (22nd Secretary of Health & Human Services) took to Twitter to announce, "Big news. This Administration is taking new actions to decrease the organ waiting list." Learn more.

One of the over 115,000 monthly KidneyBuzz.com viewers sent an email to ask, "How come Lidocaine is not covered under Medicare or Medicaid anymore? What else can I do or use?" Learn more.

 

"I've been on Dialysis for almost 7 years now and finding it's getting increasingly difficult to feel good about going or being there every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Learn more.

A Dialysis patient wrote the KidneyBuzz.com Team via a Facebook Message and said, "I had no idea that Dialysis would be this terrible. Learn more.

 

Most Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients are well aware of the fact that the Artificial Wearable Kidney offers much more freedom by allowing those with Kidney Failure to move around - untethered from the large traditional Hemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis machines. Learn more.

A regular viewer emailed the KidneyBuzz.com Team (contact@kidneybuzz.com) and asked, "Has there been any progress on the regenerative kidney? I am on Dialysis, and I just do not know where to turn. I am grateful to be alive, but the sooner I can get off of Dialysis, the better." Learn more.

 

Memorial Day is a dear holiday for many because it honors those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve the liberties which are cherished in the United States. Learn more.

Most Dialysis patients do not realize that Chronic Kidney Disease and cancer are closely connected because they share common risk factors such as toxin buildup in the body. Learn more.

 

KidneyBuzz.com was one of the first organizations to report on the Off-The-Shelf  Bioengineered Blood Vessels which Chronic Kidney Disease patients may find more convenient than traditional Hemodialysis Access options such as the Arteriovenous (AV) Fistula or the synthetic graft. Learn more.

For most Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients, the weekend is an exciting time to spend relaxing with family members and friends, enjoying a hobby or simply recovering from a busy and stressful week. Learn more.

 

For many Chronic Kidney Disease patients who have chosen to conduct Dialysis, it feels like every aspect of their life is disrupted including fun annual (yearly) family trips, anniversary getaways, summer vacations, important family gatherings and other necessary departures. Learn more.

No one has to tell Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients of the great health benefits of walking. Most know that regular walking can help improve health outcomes including weight management, heart  health, and maintain patient overall health to remain eligible for a kidney transplant. Learn more.

 

A regular KidneyBuzz.com viewer wrote, "I don't know what to say except...this disease has got me so down I've been off work etc...I've been and am sometimes suicidal." Learn more.

"I am currently conducting Dialysis. While the treatments are hard enough alone, sometimes after treatments, I am finding my skin  seems to break out in an itchy hive-like rash. I was wondering if this happens to anyone else, and if so what can I do about it? Thanks." Learn more.

 

"Reports of Hepatitis C infections among Dialysis patients in the United States are rising, largely because of poor infection control practices, health officials say," according to WebMD.com. Learn more.

Weight lifting, running, intense aerobics and even swimming may be exercises that are too taxing or impossible for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and Dialysis patients to do safely. Learn more.

 

For some Chronic Kidney Disease patients including those on Dialysis a Kidney Transplant is a must-have. Learn more.

Being a Chronic Kidney Disease patient, including those on Dialysis, does not mean that having fun is no longer possible. Learn more.

 

A KidneyBuzz.com viewer wrote, "Hello, I have a question about fistulas. I have been on dialysis now for over 11 years and I along with all my dialysis patients who have fistulas are constantly being told that our accesses are our lifeline and that we have to take care of it. Learn more.

A regular visitor to the KidneyBuzz.com Facebook Fan Page (nearly 39,000 likes) commented, "I have been waiting on the Kidney Transplant List for many years. I thought that I was very close to the top of the list and was expecting to be called any day now. Learn more.