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Influenza (the Flu) Season is upon us, and Chronic Kidney Disease patients, especially those on Dialysis are at risk. It is often confusing for patients to know what shots to take and others to avoid in order to protect themselves while preventing negative side effects. Infectious diseases are a leading cause of death among people with Chronic Kidney Disease. Learn more.
If you are a Chronic Kidney Disease patient conducting Dialysis, then you most likely suffer from Anemia (a lack of red blood cells) which may lead to fatigue, skin pallor (pale skin), shortness of breath, lightheadedness, dizziness, or a fast heartbeat and heart complications. Learn more.
The summer has now left and the fall is upon Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients. Along with the changing colors comes delicious foods that are packed with terrific nutrients that assist eye health (antioxidant beta-carotene), prostate health (antioxidant lycopene) and more. Learn more.
"I keep getting different information about foods I can and cannot eat. I am so confused," said a Dialysis patient on the KidneyBuzz.com Facebook Page. He continued, "At this point, I am just going to eat whatever I want...any ideas?" Learn more.
KidneyBuzz.com is often asked which are the best hospitals in the United States for Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients by those who are frustrated with the level of care that they are receiving at their hospitals. Learn more.
UPDATE: In a shocking turn, the California Assembly’s Health Committee voted to advance A.B. 290, a measure that would limit dialysis provider profits when insurance premiums are covered by third-party payers. Learn more.
What would you do if you could slow the progression of Kidney Failure with a simple medication? With various medications being explored, news of the market release of a drug that is found to help some patients prolong kidney function or even avoid Dialysis entirely comes as great news to the Chronic Kidney Disease Community. Learn more.
Sad news as a lawsuit claims that a South Dakota surgeon mistakenly removed a patient's kidney instead of removing a mass on the patient's Adrenal Gland. Learn more.
The majority of the over 600,000 Chronic Kidney Disease patients conducting Dialysis have an AV Fistula to conduct their treatments. Learn more.
The last days of summer are upon us and for Chronic Kidney Disease patients - especially those conducting Dialysis - who are already predisposed to depression and demoralization, the impending change of the season may bring with it a sense of loss and a feeling sadness. Learn more.
Signs of oncoming severe muscle cramps include muscle twitches, local pain at the site of the cramp which can be severe, and firmness or tenderness of the involved muscle. Learn more.
"I have had my Fistula unclutted 10 times this year so far. My previous fistula failed after only 24 months. Are there any better options?" Learn more.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s (UAB) has officially been deemed the Kidney Transplant Center with the longest Living Kidney Donor Chain in history with one hundred (100) Kidney Transplant Recipients for the single chain and going. Learn more.
Many Chronic Kidney Disease patients note that they feel mentally foggier and forgetful after beginning Dialysis Treatments. Learn more.
KidneyBuzz.com continues to the be leading Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patient news outlet to keep you up-to-date about the latest as it relates to the Artificial Implantable Kidney and other cutting-edge breakthroughs. Learn more.
Vitamin D is produced in the body with ultraviolet rays from sun exposure, and it can also be consumed through diet. Learn more.
As Proposition 8 (an initiative to cap Dialysis Company profits at 15%) is set to appear on the California Ballot - and possibly ballots in other states across the country afterward - the earnings of Dialysis Organizations are being put into the spotlight. Learn more.
Some patients do not realize that their AV Fistulas can be compromised with an infection. Learn more.
With over 100,000 patients on the Kidney Transplant Waiting List, the idea of waiting for 5 to 7 years or more for a Kidney Transplant can be daunting for most Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients. Learn more.
Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients are eager for the Human Trials to begin for the Artificial Implantable Kidney. Learn more.
Chronic Kidney Disease and Cancer are connected in a number of ways in both directions: Cancer can lead to patients suffering from Chronic Kidney Disease either directly or indirectly through the adverse effects of therapies. Learn more.
While travel can be relaxing, enjoyable, fun, important for personal growth, reduce stress, and improve a person's overall quality of life, it can present a set of unique challenges for those with Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients. Learn more.
An investigation by ProPublica (nonprofit news organization) looked at Medicare data to see the complication rates of nearly 17,000 surgeons nationwide and found that of the 2.3 million surgeries it reviewed, about 63,000 patients suffered serious injury, and 3,405 died. Learn more.
As the rates of Chronic Kidney Disease and Kidney Failure continue to soar, medical professionals including Nephrologists are becoming increasingly overwhelmed with patients in need. Learn more.
While potassium is important to control nerve and muscle function as well as a normal heart rhythm and electrolyte balance, many Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients attempt to limit potassium intake in order to avoid Hyperkalemia. Learn more.
Many Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients desire to get off of Dialysis or avoid the treatment entirely by receiving a Kidney Transplant. Learn more.
During the warm days and months of the year, Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients suffer terribly in the heat. Patients must manage the sweltering temperatures while avoiding over consuming water and fluids to cool down; even chewing too much ice can cause fluid overload. Learn more.
Many Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients struggle with weight. Some patients have a hard time gaining weight while others find it difficult to lose extra pounds. Learn more.
The famous singer and actress, Selena Gomez, received her Kidney Transplant from a fellow entertainer, actress, and her best friend Francia Raísa. After suffering from Lupus and Kidney Failure, Selena was able to avoid Dialysis entirely, unlike the other 600,000 patients who are currently conducting treatments. Learn more.
A Chronic Kidney Disease patient currently conducting Dialysis emailed the KidneyBuzz.com Team and asked, "None of my doctors have been willing to give me a clearance to dive with my AV Fistula. I have asked my Nephrologist, my GP and my physical rehab doctor, and none of them are willing to say it's OK to dive with it, but can't tell me that I can't dive with it…” Learn more.
Gene Okun is a former powerlifter but has since had to retire due to his massive kidneys. With the largest kidneys in the world, Okun suffers discomfort, pain, demoralization, and frustration - much like most Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients. Learn more.
UPDATE: According to Reuters, DaVita Inc will pay $25.5 million to the families of three patients who won a $383.5 million jury verdict and who claimed their relatives suffered cardiac arrests and died soon after receiving dialysis treatments at the company’s clinics. Learn more.
Previously, KidneyBuzz.com reported that the Fair Pricing for Dialysis Act, would cap Dialysis Company profits and is expected to increase Dialysis Center staffing and investment to improve treatment and care for Chronic Kidney Disease patients. Learn more.
"I have been told that I am going to have to extend my treatment time from 3 hours and 15 mins to a full 4 hours on the machine. I am already cramping and feeling terrible. My nurse said that I have to still do treatment for the 4 full hours. I hate dialysis! Can they do this?" Learn more.
Many patients are weighing the idea of taking part in being considered for the highly anticipated Artificial Implantable Kidney Human Trials. Learn more.
On its face the California Bill, Fair Pricing for Dialysis Act, to increase Dialysis Center staffing seems straightforward and one that would be embraced by all patients. Learn more.
Many Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients have asked, "What is the status of Kidney Regeneration? Is there any progress, and will we ever see this technology? Learn more.
Currently, there are over 100,000 people waiting on the Kidney Transplant List, and more than 13 people die every day while waiting for their life-saving Kidney Donor. However, there is a lot of misinformation about the process of Kidney Donation - especially as it relates to becoming a Living Kidney Donor. Learn more.
More than 64,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2016, including illicit drugs and prescription opioids--nearly double in a decade, according to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Learn more.
The Artificial Implantable Kidney has announced a surprise team shake-up that all patients who are interested in being considered for the upcoming trials should know. Learn more.
Many Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients must contend with pain. In fact, more than 70% of patients have stated that they must deal with constant pain on a regular basis, suggested the Clinical Kidney Journal. It's a serious issue that patients sometimes do not fully understand and family and friends do not accept or empathize. Learn more.
CVS Health Corporation, National Drug Store Operator, recently announced a new initiative focused on the development of a new Dialysis Device that is intended to offer Chronic Kidney Disease patients more freedom, improved quality of life, as well as increased safety. Learn more.
Many Patients have asked, "What is the criteria for the Artificial Implantable Kidney Human Trials?" The official criteria have yet to be released, and individuals familiar with the situation have suggested that the criteria has not even been finalized. Learn more.
A Chronic Kidney Disease patient, Brandon Lash, needed a new Kidney Transplant after suffering from Kidney Failure. Unfortunately, many of his loved ones who were tested to be a Living Kidney Donor were disqualified. Learn more.
A Chronic Kidney Disease patient wrote to KidneyBuzz.com and said, "I love swimming. I have used it as a form of exercising for years Learn more.
Melania Trump was treated and underwent surgery for a kidney condition at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Learn more.
"I want to lose weight and was told by my friend that wheat bread and whole wheat are the best to eat. Is this true? If not, what breads are best for me?"Learn more.
Maintain teeth health, strengthen bones, balance pH levels, important for Metabolism and Nutrient Utilization, needed to maintain energy levels, and used for cognitive (mental) function. Learn more.
April 1st, 2018, KidneyBuzz.com celebrated 5 years teaching Chronic Kidney Disease Patients how to better manage their lives. We at KidneyBuzz.com wish to Thank YOU, our viewers and friends, and invite you to celebrate with the KidneyBuzz.com Team! Learn more.
Many Chronic Kidney Disease patients have emailed and asked KidneyBuzz.com why the Human Trials have not yet begun for the Artificial Implantable Kidney. Learn more.
Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients are among the most conscientious (diligent) patients when it comes to maintaining their health the best they can - doing everything in their power to avoid issues and additional complications. Learn more.
As a growing number of Chronic Kidney Disease patients are learning, Redsense is a breakthrough technology that alarms to avoid the life-threatening complication of bleeding-out during Dialysis Treatments. Learn more.
Many Chronic Kidney Disease patients conducting Dialysis are angered by the fact that most states do not require Dialysis providers to have backup power via generators. Learn more.
If you are a Chronic Kidney Disease patient and/or are conducting regular Dialysis Treatments then you likely struggle with bouts of severe fatigue and tiredness. Learn more.
A typical person needs at least 13 vitamins to function properly, according to the Institute of Medicine, and Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients are no different. Learn more.
All Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients do their best to remain as healthy as possible to avoid any further issues associated with their health. Learn more.
"I have a question. I was told soda isn't good for a kidney patient because it will increase phosphorus levels. Is this true? I do not think I can live without a can of Coca-Cola." Learn more.
The Wearable Artificial Kidney is not the same as the Artificial Implantable Kidney device, but it can be worn 24/7 by Dialysis patients offering them more freedom than traditional Dialysis Treatments. Learn more.
The Kidney Transplant Waiting List is overcrowded with 100,000 Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients waiting for a lifesaving Kidney Donor. Learn more.
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Many Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients did not realize that Congress recently passed a Law allowing Dialysis Clinics to open much faster by hiring private-sector inspectors. Learn more.
Many patients diagnosed and living with Chronic Kidney Disease, Kidney Failure and Dialysis grow depressed and demoralized because they are fearful that they will fall victim to the disease and die. Learn more.
Helena Garvao began Hemodialysis in 1974 and is still a Dialysis patient up to the present day without interruption. Learn more.
Many Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients feel that at times they are simply a number on a conveyer belt to Dialysis Centers rather than an individual that is in need of quality care. Learn more.
There are millions of people in the world with Chronic Kidney Disease and Kidney Failure. Undoubtedly, some of those impacted by the disease are among the rich and famous.
Petition To Update Rules To Help Boost Kidney Transplants For Chronic Kidney Disease And Dialysis Patients
In 2014 the United Network for Organ Sharing changed rules for the transplant waiting list, aiming to decrease disparities and squeeze the most benefit from a scarce resource - kidneys from deceased donors. Learn more.
Most Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients are familiar with Heparin as the Anticoagulation Drug given at the start or mid-Dialysis Treatment to maintain a stable blood cleaning and prevent their blood from clotting. Learn more.
Most Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients realize that an infection occurs when harmful bacteria or viruses enter the body. Learn more.
the Kidney Transplant Waiting List is flooded with over 100,000 patients in need, and rule changes are extending many Chronic Kidney Disease patients' wait-times to an average of 7 to 10 years and beyond. What's more, since Dialysis patients do their best not to look ill, most healthy potential Altruistic (Selfless) Living Kidney Donors do not realize that a patient is in need of a Kidney Transplant or how they can help. Learn more.
Many Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients are contending with such serious physical pain, personal struggles, financial challenges, medical complications, and relationship strains which cause them to become depressed, demoralized, and it is hard to get through the day at times. Regular laughter and humor are just not a part of their life. Learn more.
KidneyBuzz.com has committed to keeping Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients closely up-to-date about the Artificial Implantable Kidney as we get closer to Human Trials in the coming months. Learn more.
"I am doing my best to stick to my Renal Diet, but it just seems like I cannot have ANY of my favorite snacks. Potato chips are out. Pretzels are a no-go. I HATE this! Any suggestions?" Learn more.
A Chronic Kidney Disease patient conducting Dialysis emailed KidneyBuzz.com and asked, "I have been selected to take part in a new clinical trial for anemia. I suffer badly from low energy and anemia but was not expecting to be selected. Should I take part in the trial?" Learn more.
Congress has missed a Government Shutdown deadline. Many Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients have frantically emailed KidneyBuzz.com asking about how the Government Shutdown will impact them and the money they expect from Social Security, Medicare, and other programs critical to buy medication, food, and essentials. Learn more.
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Chronic Kidney Disease patients must constantly contend with the struggles of Dialysis Treatments. That is why issues like bleeding out after treatment, AV Fistula infections, aneurysms and hemorrhages, as well as scars and thickening of scar tissue on AV Fistula Access needle stick sites, cause added frustration, pain, and setbacks. Learn more.
Chronic Kidney Disease patients can often feel the effect of Dialysis on their bodies. Learn more.
The Artifical Implantable Kidney has caused a lot of excitement and optimism in the Chronic Kidney Disease Community - especially among Dialysis patients. Learn more.
"At my dialysis center, some technicians never change their gloves leading to possible contamination and infection, and patients are treated terribly." Learn more.
Many Chronic Kidney Disease patients who conduct Dialysis Treatments are terrified when they search for “Survival Rates Of Dialysis Patients.” Learn more.
"Dialysis is getting harder and harder for me. I feel like giving up. I just do not enjoy life anymore! People tell me that I should be 'grateful' to be alive, but they do not understand....Grateful for what....? This is NOT living!" Learn more.
As most Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients know, the Kidney Transplant Waiting List is incredibly long with over 100,000 patients awaiting a transplant, one individual is added to the waiting list every 10 minutes, and approximately 13 patients die each day waiting for a kidney transplant in the United States. Learn more.
What's worse is that higher doses of Iron are associated with a "significantly higher risk of Cardiovascular Disease, regardless of ESA dose," according to Renal&Urology News. Learn more.
Chronic Kidney Disease patients who experience Kidney Failure rely on their Dialysis Center to provide them with lifesaving treatments as well as overall assistance and care. When such care is not provided it is concerning and even demoralizing. Learn more.
Selfless donation from Living Kidney Donors is on the rise and Selena's Kidney Donor, Francia Raisa - a celebrity in her own right - is now discussing her experience with donation. Learn more.
"I am concerned about the new Tax Plan. It seems like it is cutting a lot of areas. Could it impact the development of the implantable kidney device?" Learn more.
Ten-years ago, the FDA-cleared the Redsense alarm to avoid the life-threatening complication of blood loss during Dialysis Treatments. Learn more.
Whether it is Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas or New Year’s Day, the holidays come with festivities and traditions that revolve around tempting foods. Learn more.
A KidneyBuzz.com Viewer sent an email to KidneyBuzz.com asking, "Should I be optimistic about these breakthroughs - especially the Artificial Implantable Kidney? I love to hear about them, but can they really help me during my lifetime?" Learn more.
For most Chronic Kidney Disease patients conducting Dialysis, their goal as it relates to treatment is to attend Dialysis, receive their necessary treatments, and go home. Learn more.
It is unfortunate to have to report an apparent increase in violence directed to Chronic Kidney Disease patients conducting Dialysis - especially during early morning shifts. We have previously shared cases of patients encountering threats, robberies, attempted thefts, controversial exchanges, and even murders. Learn more.
A respected Nephrologist, Dr. Bruce Greenfield, has long had a reputation of going above and beyond for his patients and the Chronic Kidney Disease Community. Learn more.