Daily Kidney News

 

"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.

 

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.