Daily Kidney News

 

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.

 

Over ninety percent (90%) of the U.S. population uses antiperspirants and deodorants. However, not everyone is affected the same way. Learn more.

Those with Chronic Kidney Disease, especially Dialysis patients, should know that many Dietitians working for Large Dialysis Organizations (LDOs) are "cautiously" expanding the list of foods considered safe for the Renal diet. Learn more.

 

Many Chronic Kidney Disease patients are unable to accept a Kidney Transplant from their loved ones because the desired donor is considered to be too old. Learn more.

Most Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients like to enjoy the large and diverse offerings at local buffets from time-to-time. Learn more.

 

Alice Andors of the American Kidney Fund wrote KidneyBuzz.com and said, "Hey Kidney Buzz -- A new rule from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is bad news for ESRD patients." Learn more.

The Kidney Transplant Waiting List has more than doubled since 2001, with over 100,000 patients currently awaiting a Kidney Transplant. Learn more.

 

At some point in time, most Chronic Kidney Disease patients have felt powerless, especially those conducting Dialysis. Learn more.

Vascular Calcification (hardening of the arteries) is the buildup of calcium salts in soft body tissue such as the veins and arteries and can cause stiffening or even closure. Learn more.

 

"Hi my father is a Chronic Kidney Disease patient currently on Dialysis," a KidneyBuzz.com viewer wrote. Learn more.

A regular KidneyBuzz.com viewer sent an email to our research team at contact@kidneybuzz.com and asked, "My mother is going in to get her AV Fistula declotted often. Should I be worried?" The simple answer is, "Yes." Learn more.

 

The holiday season is in full swing and many are lively and cheerful. Movies and television programs will be showing holiday specials. Learn more.

Every Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patient dreams of the day that a breakthrough is announced which will serve as the key to ending Kidney Failure and provide them with a higher quality and fuller life. Learn more.

 

There are over 600,000 Chronic Kidney Disease patients in the United States who are conducting Dialysis according to Dr. Emilio Poggio (Nephrologist at the Cleveland Clinic). Learn more.

From the familiar jingle of Salvation Army bell ringers to the colorful donation barrels for massive toy and coat drives, Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients likely have noted that the holidays are rich with giving traditions. Learn more.

 

"I love my husband, but he has such a bad attitude since starting Dialysis. He is always angry or frustrated about what seems like small things. What can I do?" Learn more.

I'm a Dialysis patient and I have been on Hemodialysis for three years. I have avoided alcohol, but I am considering enjoying an alcoholic drink during an upcoming gathering. Learn more.

 

As most Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients are aware, when President-elect Donald J. Trump takes office on January 20th, 2017 the House, Senate, and White House will be controlled by the same party for the first time in six years. Learn more.

Most Dialysis patients are familiar with the kind of anemia that causes fatigue and weakness, and that saps you of your energy, making it difficult to get through the day. Learn more.

 

KidneyBuzz.com has received over 80,000 questions of interest about the Artificial Implantable Kidney. Learn more.

Most Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients have a hard time keeping up or even partaking in the holiday season. Learn more.

 

Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis can at times feel lonely, and patients may feel as though no one understands what they are going through. Learn more.

As most Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients already know, the Kidney Transplant Waiting List is overcrowded with over 100,000 patients listed and an average wait time of five (5) to seven (7) years. Learn more.

 

Many Chronic Kidney Disease patients suffer from Gout, a form of arthritis that causes sudden and very severe pain in the joints (particularly in the feet and big toes). Learn more.

What do actor George Lopez and NBA champion Alonzo Mourning have in common? Each of them has received a Kidney Transplant. Learn more.

 

A KidneyBuzz.com viewer wrote, "Are Kidney Repair and Rejuvenation more than just buzzwords for Chronic Kidney Disease patients? What’s the status? I do not want to wait forever on this." Learn more.

"I have a love-hate relationship with the Holidays. I love the gatherings with family and friends, but I hate not being able to enjoy my favorite foods because of my diet restrictions. It is just frustrating and depressing." Learn more.

 

Many Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients have said, "I will do anything to get off of Dialysis." Learn more.

The Kidney Project Team at the University of California San Francisco is spearheading (leading) the development of the Artificial Implantable Kidney which is a very exciting possibility for those with Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis. Learn more.

 

KidneyBuzz.com released a list of the best cities for Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients to live and it was met with a huge amount of interest - millions of impressions and hundreds of thousands of views. Learn more.

The number of people who need a Kidney Transplant to avoid or get off of Dialysis is increasing, which in turn has caused the Kidney Transplant Waiting List to also rapidly grow in size. Learn more.