Daily Kidney News


Between Dialysis Treatments, errands, family and friend gatherings, and other life activities, it is hard for Chronic Kidney Disease patients to find the time to cook for themselves. Learn more.


"What is going on the the the Comprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients Act (H.R. 6139) which would extend anti-rejection drug coverage by Medicare from 36-months to the lifetime of a Kidney Transplant? Has it passed the Congress?" Learn more.


"What is going on with the Living Donor Protection Act? I think that could help me get many more people to consider donating to me so that I can get off of Dialysis. When is it expected to pass?" Learn more.


There are well over 100,000 Chronic Kidney Disease patients on the Kidney Transplant Waiting list. Learn more.


Well, the Research Team at the University Of Calfornia San Francisco (UCSF) recently provided a response to this question, and it is cause for concern. Learn more.


"Everything seems to be hitting me all at once. With Dialysis and everything else on my plate, I am becoming extremely anxious and feel as though I may suffer an anxiety attack. What can I do?" Learn more.


"I had no idea, but my friend at Dialysis was telling me that pineapple is good for Dialysis patients. Is this true? I thought patients had to stay away from all tropical fruit?" Learn more.


"Your team helped me find a matching selfless donor this past December. Thank you so much! My life is so much better with a transplant. Still, can you give me some more information about how to best take care of my kidney after the transplant?" Learn more.


"There are times that I feel like I need immediate care, but I do not know if I should go to the Emergency Room or just go to Urgent Care. What is the difference? Is it less expensive for Urgent Care? How do I determine if the ER is necessary?" Learn more.


Eating a high-fiber diet is thought to help prevent constipation and its related problems. It may lower blood pressure, improve cholesterol levels (heart complications are the leading cause of death in the Chronic Kidney Disease Community), help control blood sugar levels, promote regularity, prevent hemorrhoids, and it may help with reaching and/or staying at a healthy weight. Learn more.


Surprising new details outline how an uptick of kidney function has allowed some Chronic Kidney Disease patients who started Dialysis to no longer require treatments. Learn more.


Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients are all too familiar with Gout. It is a type of arthritis that can affect different body parts like the ears, small joints on the hands, wrists, ankles or knees. Learn more.


"I have been on Dialysis now for three years. Once in a while, I have a craving for a nice crispy doughnut and a warm cup of coffee. Can Dialysis patients have doughnuts and coffee or should we avoid them at all costs?" Learn more.


"My Dialysis Center is terrible. There are always alarms blaring and there are never enough Patient Care Technicians. They are very rude and it feels like I am just a number at the center. Is there any sort of patient to technician ratio?" Learn more.


Most Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients know that the hospital is crawling with dangerous super-bugs that they have to avoid. Learn more.


A KidneyBuzz.com viewer wrote, "I have received quite a few of my friend's questions regarding the Living Kidney Donor process for selfless donation (costs, travel, testing, etc.) and what they truly need to do to get tested to be a donor." Learn more.


Many Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients realize that Medicare covers the cost of Kidney Transplants, but unfortunately limits payments for Immunosuppressant (Anti- Rejection) Medication, which helps to prevent a patient's immune system from attacking the new kidney, to only thirty-six (36) months. Learn more.


"I am always watching my fluid, but on top of that I do not know what I can drink and should avoid. Due to excessive sugar, I have cut soda altogether. However, what about juice? What juice options can I safely drink as a Dialysis patient? What are the benefits?" Learn more.


"Given my lifestyle, I am either going to Dialysis, Doctor's Appointments, running errands, spending time with my family, or recovering from Dialysis Treatments. Sticking to the Renal Diet is just out of the question most days. It can be very depressing. Any tips?" Learn more.

Many patients do not realize that hearing loss has been noted to be higher in those with Chronic Kidney Disease, especially individuals conducting Dialysis Treatments, according to the European Acoustics Association. Learn more.


Did you know that although Dialysis Treatments are difficult on patients' bodies, it is not the direct reason that most patients die? Learn more.

Great news for Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients eagerly awaiting a Kidney Transplant, Surgeons in the United States transplanted a record number of organs, including kidneys, according to data from the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). Learn more.


"My father always was a positive guy, but he's been pretty down-in-the-dumps lately. He's been on Dialysis (and the kidney transplant list) for a couple of years now. His blood pressure is too high, then low after treatments. He has trouble sleeping, and he doesn't move around much. He used to be a basketball player. What can I do to help him out?" Learn more.

Most Chronic Kidney Disease patients conducting Dialysis know how critical their monthly labs are, and that is why they are so willing to do regular blood work. Learn more.


"My mom always feels full every 3 days even though she hasn't been eating much. She feels uncomfortable and bloated or just not hungry at all. Is there any home remedies she can do to ease her pain a little?" Learn more.

As the highly anticipated Artificial Implant Kidney Human Trials date creeps closer (expected to begin in late 2017/early 2018) the KidneyBuzz.com Team has been bombarded with questions and requests related to the device. Learn more.


It’s a fresh start to the year since the Flu Season is finally over, right? Wrong. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), while seasonal Flu outbreaks can start as early as October, they can last as late as May. Learn more.

Most Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients do not realize that 99% of New Year's resolutions are not followed through with and are ultimately abandoned before the next calendar year rolls around? Learn more.


The American Kidney Fund is a leading United States non-profit working on behalf of the 31 million Americans with Chronic Kidney Disease, especially Dialysis patients. Learn more.

Most Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients realize that they must be watchful for dangerous drug mixes because they can have terrible side effects including death. Learn more.


In France before 2017, kidneys were considered for donation only if a person made their preference for donation clear. Learn more.

A KidneyBuzz.com viewer that conducts Dialysis wrote, "Ever since I started Dialysis I have been suffering severe anxiety and panic attacks before I go on. Is this a common issue and what can I do to control it?" Learn more.


Happy New Year greetings!  The end of 2016 is almost here, and The KidneyBuzz.com Team wishes to thank you for helping us make 2016 its most successful year yet in reaching and serving you. Learn more.

Most Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients realize that they must monitor their phosphorus, but many do not recognize that phosphorus levels above 5.5 serve as a tipping point. Learn more.


Hyperkalemia (High Potassium) is a leading cause of death among Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients, especially during the holidays due to (1) missing or shortening Dialysis Treatments and (2) Overindulging during the holiday festivities. Learn more.

"I am on the Kidney Transplant Waiting List and have been waiting for two years. I was under the impression that I would have received a call two months ago, but nothing. I am becoming frustrated and depressed. Is there anything that I can do?" Learn more.


Yet, many patients do not realize that 2,100 Dialysis needles become dislodged every day around the world, leading to 21 patients being injured daily due to needles coming loose, and 21 patients dying weekly as a result of this unfortunate occurrence. Learn more.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics, there were 50,476 Kidney Failure-related deaths, making mortality due to Kidney Failure number eight (#8) on the cause of death list in the United States. Learn more.