The Difference Between Urgent & Emergency Care For CKD Patients

"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.

Are Chronic Kidney Disease And Dialysis Patients Getting Enough Fiber?

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.

Six (6) Home Remedies For Painful Gout That Work For CKD & Dialysis Patients

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.

Coffee, Doughnuts And Chronic Kidney Disease Patients Conducting Dialysis

"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.

The Best Juices For CKD & Dialysis Patients To Enjoy And Others To Avoid

"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.

Best Fast Foods That Help CKD Patients When They Are Busy Or Recovering

"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.

Is Baby Asprin An Overlooked Secret Weapon For CKD & Dialysis Patients?

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

This Simple Tailored Walking Program Can Greatly Help CKD & Dialysis Patients Improve Their Lives

"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.

Artificial Implantable Kidney Team Offers Clarity About Human Testing Plan & Market Launch

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

5 Flu Facts To Help Dialysis Patients Remain Healthy And Avoid The Hospital

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.

Common CKD & Dialysis Medication-Food Mixes That Are Dangerous, Risk Kidney Transplants Or Worse

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.

The Year In Review & How Will Further Assist CKD & Dialysis Patients In 2017

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

The Key Phosphorus Number Chronic Kidney Disease And Dialysis Patients Need To Watch

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.

What Chronic Kidney Disease And Dialysis Patients Should Know About The Kidney Transplant Waiting List And Rule Changes

What Chronic Kidney Disease And Dialysis Patients Should Know About The Kidney Transplant Waiting List And Rule Changes

"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.

What Happened To The Artificial Implantable Kidney Corporation?

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.

Deodorants That Are Harmless For A Healthy Person May Be Very Dangerous For A CKD/Dialysis Patient

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

Foods Many Chronic Kidney Disease And Dialysis Patients Thought Were Bad Are Now Found To Be "OK"

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.

6 Tips For When Chronic Kidney Disease And Dialysis Patients Eat At Buffets

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

Calcification Of Arteries Related To Dialysis Is Preventing CKD Patients From Receiving Kidney Transplants

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.

Hiccups May Be Much More Serious For Chronic Kidney Disease And Dialysis Patients Than They Recognize

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

Why Does Altruistic Donating To Help Others Increase During The Holidays?

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.

Anger And Frustration Are Natural Feelings For CKD & Dialysis Patients

"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.

Can Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis Patients Safely Drink Alcohol?

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.

Congress Is About To Wake Up: Support Critical Petitions

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.

4 Ways Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis Patients Can Keep Their Holidays Stress-Free

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

Updated List Of Celebrities You Probably Did Not Know Suffered From CKD And Dialysis

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.

Top Five (5) Questions About Living Kidney Donation That Both CKD Patients & Potential Donors Have

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.

Painful Gout Boosts Heart Attack Risk In CKD & Dialysis Patients: Tips To Help Prevent Gout

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.

Five Foods Chronic Kidney Disease & Dialysis Patients Can Now Enjoy During Thanksgiving Dinner

"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.

UPDATE: Top 5 Best & Most Affordable U.S. Cities For Chronic Kidney Disease & Dialysis Patients To Live 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.

A Groundbreaking Solution For Dialysis Patients To Better Treat Anemia, Low Energy Levels

Any time can draw attention to a new resource that helps to improve the lives of Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients, we are eager to do so. Learn more.

Important Stipulations Of Coupon/Voucher Living Kidney Donation For CKD & Dialysis Patients

Lawyer and Grandfather, Howard Broadman, identified a brilliant concept of donating a kidney so that his grandson Quinn would be eligible to receive one in the future. Learn more.

Seizures Occurring In Chronic Kidney Disease Patients Conducting Dialysis

A regular viewer asked, "I'm just inquiring about Kidney Failure. I am struggling with seizures and convulsions. How can Kidney Failure cause this  if the majority of seizures have to do with the brain?" Learn more.

American Kidney Fund Offers Financial Assistance To CKD Patients Impacted By Hurricane Matthew

"Hi Kidney Buzz, The American Kidney Fund just opened up our disaster relief program to help/assist Dialysis patients in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas where the recent flooding has occurred. We wanted to send you our press release to help spread the news if possible." Learn more.

News Reporter Fired Over Shocking Negative Comments Against CKD/Dialysis Patients

A newscaster was fired after shockingly stating, “Public funds must not be spent for the treatment of 'self-induced' Dialysis patients! If they cannot afford it and cry, just kill them!" Learn more.

Dialysis Cooking Methods To Cut Phosphorus Levels & Help Reduce Death Rates In CKD Patients

Most Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients know that they should try to keep their phosphorus levels between 3.5 and 5.5 mg/dL. However, a litany (long list) of studies are now directly connecting high phosphorus (Hyperphosphatemia) to higher risks of death in Dialysis patients which is placing an emphasis on patients maintaining stable phosphorus levels. Learn more.

UPDATE - Artificial Implantable Kidney Team Makes Major Announcement: CKD Community Efforts Begin To Pay Off

"As all of you are, we are incredibly eager to get this device to Clinical Trials by the end of 2017, and we are truly grateful for your support along the way." Learn more.

Cheese Is As Addictive As Hard Drugs: Impacts On CKD And Dialysis Patients.

Most Chronic Kidney Disease patients conducting Dialysis know that they should limit eating cheese because of the higher potassium and phosphorus content which can cause heart problems and lead to painful bone complications. Learn more.

The Flu Can Be Life-Threatening For CKD Patients: 5 Tips To Avoid Being Infected

For Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients, catching the Influenza Virus (also known as the Flu) can lead to hospitalizations as well as serious and possibly deadly illnesses, according to the National Kidney Foundation. Learn more.

5 Vital Tips For CKD And Dialysis Patients To Help Improve Their Safety And Fun This Labor Day

For most Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients, Labor Day simply marks the end of summer. Learn more.

The Reality About Life With A Kidney Transplant: Must-Know Facts For CKD And Dialysis Patients

Did you know that the first successful Kidney Transplant took place in 1954 at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston? Learn more.

World-Famous Celebrity Chef Shares Top 10 Herbs & Spices For CKD & Dialysis Patients

If a Chronic Kidney Disease or Dialysis patient is casually turning through the local television stations, they may come across Chef Aaron McCargo, Jr. any given day. Learn more.

New Juice Found To Be Highly Effective For Dialysis Patients Is Taking The CKD Community By Storm

For years, Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients have been told by their Healthcare Teams to avoid certain juices. Learn more.

Vitamin B3 Found To Treat Kidney Cysts And May Increase CKD & Dialysis Patient Longevity

As many Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients know all too well, cysts on the kidneys are a common and very scary occurrence. A cyst is basically a fluid-filled sac. Learn more.

Eight (8) Tips To Sleeping Like A Baby Plus Three (3) More For Chronic Kidney Disease & Dialysis Patients

Sleep issues are one of the most common complications of Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis. Learn more.

Kidney Donors Who Are Over The Age Of 70? Desperate CKD Patients Saying, "Yes, Please!"

Many Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients are growing very desperate to get off of the Kidney Transplant Waiting List and lead a fuller, more complete life with a Kidney Transplant. Learn more.

Dialysis Patients Experiencing Weakness & Fatigue, Leading To Dangerous Falls. What Can They Do?

A viewer wrote, "Yesterday my husband blacked out from Dialysis and the heat. BANG! He hit his head very hard right on the floor. Now he keeps having headaches. Do y'all think he should go to the hospital?" Learn more.

Scary Sleep Disorder Causes Many Dialysis Patients To Feel Temporarily Paralysed & Unable To Wake Up

Many Chronic Kidney Disease patients are aware that sleep disorders are common among those undergoing Dialysis, but not many know that as much as thirty-six percent (36%) suffer from Sleep Paralysis. Learn more.

Even High-Normal Phosphorus Levels May Be Bad News For CKD And Dialysis Patients

Although many Chronic Kidney Disease patients, especially those conducting Dialysis, aim for their phosphorus to fall between the range of 2.6 and 5.5, recent findings suggest that even normal serum phosphorus levels on the high side of the range may be hazardous. Learn more.

Home Remedies To Common Stomach & Digestive Issues For CKD & Dialysis Patients

A study published in the Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology found what most Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients already anecdotally knew, "Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) has an adverse effect on digestive function." Learn more.

White House Taking Big Actions To Decrease Kidney Transplant Waiting Time For CKD Patients

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.

Tips For CKD-Dialysis Patients To Have Insurers Cover Medications & Reduce Out-Of-Pocket Costs

One of the over 115,000 monthly 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.

Muhammad Ali, The Legendary Champion, Died While Conducting Dialysis: His Last Fight

"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.

6 Tips For CKD Patients To Better Time Meals & Prevent Common Dialysis Complications

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

Largest Dialysis Organization In United States Is Turning Its Sights To CKD Regenerative Medicine

A regular viewer emailed the Team ( 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.

Bioengineered Blood Vessels For CKD Patients To Replace Fistulas Are Still Safe And Effective 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.

Travel Does Not Have To End For Chronic Kidney Disease Patients When Dialysis Begins

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.

Six Reasons That CKD And Dialysis Patients May Consider Walking Barefoot Regularly

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.

Tips For CKD And Dialysis Patients To Avoid Skin Complications And Improve Quality Of Life

"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.

Walking May Be The Best Exercise For CKD And Dialysis Patients To Improve Health And Decrease Mortality

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.

How Chronic Kidney Disease And Dialysis Patients May Reduce Or Remove Bags Under Their Eyes

"Why do Dialysis patients suffer from bulging bags under their eyes? It draws attention to your sickness and causes people to always ask if you are feeling okay or if you are resting well. This makes me feel so self-conscious. Is there anything patients can do about the bags?" Learn more.

Milk And Creamer Alternatives By Name Which Offer CKD-Dialysis Patients Improved Health Outcomes

A viewer, Carole Devine wrote, "Do all non-dairy creamers have phosphate additives? Is there a brand you recommend? Thank you." Learn more.

Allergies Are Driving CKD And Dialysis Patients Crazy. Six Highly Effective Lesser-known Solutions.

A Chronic Kidney Disease patient, Sheila Wilson wrote to and said, "It's almost been a year since I started Dialysis, and I have developed seasonal allergies. Learn more.

CKD & Dialysis Patients May Be Washing Their Hands All Wrong - Increasing Risk Of Harmful Infections

As most Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients know, keeping their hands clean is one of the most important steps that can be taken to avoid getting sick and spreading germs. Learn more.

The Best Spring Fruits & Vegetables For CKD Dialysis Patients' Health & Wallets

For Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients, the spring brings with it longer days and warmer weather as well as a new crop of fresh produce that may be used to enhance the Renal and Diabetic Diets while improving overall patient health outcomes. Learn more.

Very Popular 'Miracle Grain' May Not Be Good For CKD Patients On Dialysis

"I recently read this New York Times article about a grain called, Quinoa. It is awesome and loaded with health benefits. I am eating it all of the time. I cannot get enough of the grain. Can you offer more recipes where I can enjoy more Quinoa?" Learn more.

Insurers Take Aim And Try To End Charitable Financial Assistance For CKD And Dialysis Patients

The American Kidney Fund is a non-profit organization founded in 1971 well-known for providing financial assistance to Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients who cannot afford necessities related to healthcare such as outstanding... Learn more.

Why Do Chronic Kidney Disease Patients Feel Cold During Dialysis Treatments & What Can Be Done?

A regular viewer, Carolyn Trombacco wrote, "Why are Dialysis Clinics so cold? I am layered in clothes and blankets. I know when you don't move for periods of time you will get chilly but it is so cold you are not able to be comfortable for four hours." Learn more.

The Myth Of Avoiding High Potassium Fruits And Vegetables In A CKD And Dialysis Patient's Diet May Be Harmful

Not only is it difficult for many patients to limit their favorite fruits and vegetables; it also causes patients to feel frustrated and depressed because they are unable to enjoy their favorite foods. Learn more.

CKD & Dialysis Patients Can Improve Overall Health Outcomes By Using Easy Tips For Oral Health

Have you suffered from a toothache, visible holes or pits in the teeth, sensitivity to hot, cold or sweet foods and drinks or swelling around the jaw? If so, you're not alone. Learn more.

A Dangerous Killer of CKD, Vascular Calcification, Is Being Neutralized

Many in the Chronic Kidney Disease Community know that the most common cause of death in Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients is Cardiovascular Disease. Learn more.

Tips For Chronic Kidney Disease And Dialysis Patients To Have A Fun And Safe Saint Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick's Day  commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general. Learn more.

CKD And Dialysis Patients Can Enjoy All Types Of Foods By Using Specific Daily Intake

For Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients, one of the most difficult limitations they contend with is the Renal Diet. Learn more.

Ditching Sugar May Help To Boost Longevity In Chronic Kidney Disease And Dialysis Patients

Most Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients do not know that a high-sugar diet boosts their odds of tooth decay, Heart Disease, causing or worsening of Diabetes, and weight gain which can jeopardize the chances at a Kidney Transplant and reduce energy levels. Learn more.

Single Chronic Kidney Disease Needle Treatment Now Offered At Clinics Met With Mixed Reviews was one of the first news outlets to announce that the Single Needle Treatment Dialysis Option had passed the Food And Drug Administration (FDA) approval process and was available for use. Learn more.

6 Best Ways For Chronic Kidney Disease And Dialysis Patients To Spend Their Leap Day

As the saying goes, "Leap year comes one year in four, and February has one day more." In case you didn't know, the science behind the leap day is to help keep us in sync with the seasons. Learn more.

CKD And Dialysis Patients Help Push Living Kidney Donor Act. Sign Petition To Support Passage.

What's more shocking is that the number of people on the national waiting list has continued to grow while rates of Kidney Transplantation have stagnated. Learn more.

Poor Circulation Often Ignored By Dialysis Patients Found To Increase Mortality Risk By 36%

However, a study led by Ohio State University researchers found that poor circulation can be devastating for patients in the Chronic Kidney Disease Community. Learn more.

CKD And Dialysis Patients Should Protect Their Hearts This Valentine's Day

Heart-related complications are the leading cause of death in those with Chronic Kidney Disease, especially Dialysis patients. Learn more.

New Technology To Rejuvenate "Dead," Discarded Kidneys Used In Two CKD/Dialysis Patients

"Scientists have discovered how to bring 'dead' kidneys back to life, restoring their vigour so effectively that they can be used in transplants when they would normally have been incinerated [discarded]," Learn more.

Specific Fast Food Options Which Chronic Kidney Disease And Dialysis Patients Can Still Eat

If you are like most Chronic Kidney Disease patients including those on Dialysis, then you enjoy  a fast food burger or taco from time-to-time. Learn more.

Hepatitis C Spreads Across 19 Dialysis Clinics & Growing Due To Poor Infection Control Practices

"Lapses in infection control procedures -- such as injection safety, cleaning and disinfection, and hand hygiene -- [which] were common at these clinics...could contribute to transmission of the virus." Learn more.

CKD, Kidney Transplant, And Dialysis Patients At High-Risk Of Deadly Food Poisonings.

For the general population, food poisoning is usually a short-term infection without any long-term consequences. Learn more.

Help Dialysis Patients Financially, Improve Care & Push Breakthroughs Forward

Although there are over 600,000 patients with End Stage Renal Disease in the United States, and 20 million with Chronic Kidney Disease, many patients feel left out and unheard. Learn more.

Dehydration Leading To Bloating In CKD And Dialysis Patients Is Silent But Can Be Very Harmful

A viewer wrote, "Xmas weekend I was very dehydrated my BP was very low, the bottom number was 47...I have been on a daily regimen to lose weight, I've never been a big eater and I rarely eat. I know that isn't good. Learn more.

12 Hospitals, Half With Dialysis Care Connections, Which CKD Patients Might Want to Avoid

In general, Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and Dialysis patients try to avoid hospitals and hospitalization as much as  they possibly can. Learn more.

Warning Signs Of Leading Killer Which CKD/Dialysis Patients Overlook - Missing Chances For Survival

Did you know that Cardiovascular (relating to the heart and blood vessels) deaths account for about 40% of all deaths of patients with Chronic Kidney Disease particularly those on Dialysis, while Sudden Cardiac Death might be responsible for as many as 60% of those deaths in patients undergoing Dialysis? Learn more.

Flu Myths That Can Be Harmful To Chronic Kidney Disease And Dialysis Patients

Most commonly known as "The Flu," Influenza is a highly contagious disease that can be serious, debilitating and affect the whole body. Learn more.

Vaccine Found To Be Safe In For High Risk Shingles In Dialysis And Chronic Kidney Disease Patients.

Most Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients do not know that they are at a seventy-two percent (72%) increased risk of developing the Shingles Virus (also known as Herpes Zoster). Learn more.

These Chronic Kidney Disease Tailored Jokes May Actually Extend A Patient's Life

A viewer wrote, "I miss the jokes that were tailored for the Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients. They really made my day and helped lighten the load of Dialysis. I always share them with others in my unit. Can you tell some new jokes?" Learn more.

Sneeze 'Clouds' Quickly Cover Rooms Within Minutes Putting CKD And Dialysis Patients At Risk

A sneeze is an innocent act that everyone must do at some point in time. Sneezing is even more common among Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients due to reduced immune system strength and allergies. Learn more.

Consumer Report: "Don't Take Benadryl Every Day." Long-term Use May Be Risky For CKD & Dialysis Patients.

For Dialysis patients, leading a healthy and normal life is nearly impossible. Itching, anxiety, allergies, common cold (due to low immune system), and insomnia are just a few of the side effects associated with Dialysis for which Chronic Kidney Disease patients must contend. Learn more.

Researchers Found Vitamin D Is More Important To CKD & Dialysis Patients Than Previously Thought.

Vitamin D Deficiency is a "silent syndrome," said Medical News Today, and while most Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients may not notice that they are deficient, the side effects can be very harmful. Learn more.

CKD & Dialysis Patients Don't Have To Experience Halloween Problems Whether Or Not They Celebrate It

It's Halloween and you know what is about to happen, Halloween candy and other sugary treats you otherwise should avoid, young kids scavenging the streets for candy, costume themed parties, and other stresses associated with the holiday. Learn more.

Sign Petition: 52% Increase To Medicare Premiums & Deductibles Expected For Many Dialysis Patients

Most Chronic Kidney Disease patients with permanent Kidney Failure including those conducting Dialysis opt to receive Medicare coverage. As you likely know, Medicare Part A usually covers 100% of approved hospital costs, while Medicare Part B usually covers 80% of medical expenses, including Dialysis Treatments for a monthly premium. Well, according to James Myers (Advocate, National Kidney Foundation) premiums could increase by as much as 52%. Learn more.

Bananas & Potatoes? CKD & Dialysis Patients Get FDA Approval For First Potassium Drug In 50 Years

“Too much potassium in the blood (Hyperkalemia) can lead to dangerous, even fatal, changes in heart rhythm,” said Dr. Norman Stockbridge (Director of the Division of Cardiovascular and Renal Products for FDA). “It is important to have treatment options for Hyperkalemia available to patients.” Hyperkalemia occurs often in those with Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients, and that is why it is exciting to...Learn more.

Part 1: 8 Pictorial Health Jokes That May Help To Improve A CKD Or Dialysis Patient's Day

The publication, Monthly Prescribing Reference wrote, "Sometimes a little bit of humor can brighten your whole day!" This is especially true for Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients who often find themselves battling depression and sadness associated with their condition.Learn more.

CKD & Dialysis Patients May Reconsider Type Of Shower Soap They Buy As Well As How They Apply It

Chronic Kidney Disease patients and especially those who conduct Dialysis find that showering is a very important exercise for its elements of cleanliness as well as its therapeutic nature which serves as a stress reliever and refresher. While many...Learn more.

A Cure For A Life Threatening Virus Common In CKD & Dialysis Patients Should Be Soon Available

The Hepatitis C Virus is a viral infection that has been attributed to the development or worsening of Liver Disease and Cardiovascular (Heart) Disease.  Hepatitis C is spread by contact with the blood of an infected patient. Read more.

Megadose Of Vitamin C Has The Opposite Intended Effect In Chronic Kidney Disease & Dialysis Patients

People on Dialysis have different vitamin and diet needs than the general population. The largest Dialysis Organization in the United States, Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. stated, "Dialysis washes out some vitamins. Other vitamins may build up in your body to unsafe levels.  Learn more.

For Chronic Kidney Disease And Dialysis Patients It Is Often A Matter Of Not Getting Enough Vaccines

Most Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients realize that the Flu Season is upon us and that they are at higher risk of contracting the virus. Learn more.

New Study Finds Lower Blood Pressure Helps Some CKD & Dialysis Patients More Than Previously Known

In those with Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis, High Blood Pressure is very common and is said to impact more than eighty percent (80%) of patients (60% of Hemodialysis and 30% of patients on Peritoneal Dialysis patients). Learn more.

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Soy Foods (Eg. Tofu) Improve CKD & Dialysis Patients' Health & Longevity Contrary To Common Opinion

Sudden death is typically caused by a Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction) and is "one of the leading causes of death in Dialysis patients," according to the United States...Learn more.

FAQs About Sweating Leading To Skin Complications In CKD & Dialysis Patients

A viewer asked, "Is the sweat of Dialysis patients different from that of Non-Dialysis patients? It seems like my skin is constantly sticky, clammy...Learn more.

Solutions To Dangers Of Chronic Kidney Disease & Dialysis Patients Driving While Fatigued & Drowsy

Fatigue, drowsiness and tiredness are side effects associated with Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients conducting both Hemo and Peritoneal Dialysis. Learn more.

Protein Rich Diet Reduces Heart Risk For Dialysis Patients As Much As Quitting Smoking or Exercising

Most Chronic Kidney Disease patients know that when they are experiencing Kidney Failure and before starting Dialysis they are recommended to limit the amount of protein in their diets. However, a higher protein diet is needed to "replace protein lost during Dialysis and to help keep you well nourished and healthy..." Learn more. 

Practice Of Taking Phosphorus Binders Proving Costly For Chronic Kidney Disease & Dialysis Patients

If you ask most Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients what their number one goal is in terms of their health, they will likely answer, "To lead a high quality of...Learn more.

Weight Loss Strategy For CKD & Dialysis Patients Found To Be Less Effective By Eye-Popping Study

There are a number of reasons why Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis, Diabetes and High Blood Pressure patients may want to reduce their weight which include: Qualification for a Kidney Transplant, increased energy, better blood sugar control, improved blood pressure management and reduction of bad cholesterol levels. Learn more.

Cleanliness Of Hospital Rooms Questioned: 7 Tips For CKD & Dialysis Patients To Avoid Disaster

"Hospitalizations are frequent among Dialysis patients," said researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. This is likely due to Congestive Heart Failure (the heart doesn't pump blood as well as it should)...Learn more.

What If Chronic Kidney Disease And Dialysis Patients Could Prevent The Flu Without A Flu Shot?

A viewer wrote, "It is almost the time of the year to take that darn Flu Shot again. I hate it! Every time my nurse gives it to me I feel drowsy, tired and like I already have the flu. Am I the only one, and is there anything that I can do about it?" Learn more.

Simple Method For CKD And Dialysis Patients To Reduce Their Cravings For Sweets And Fast Food

A Chronic Kidney Disease patient who is currently conducting Dialysis emailed and asked, "Do you know of any tips to curb my appetite and reduce cravings for tasty food that is restricted for the Kidney diet like candy and fast food? It is so easy to grab these things while I am out and they completely mess up my Monthly Labs. If I resist, I feel terribly unsatisfied...Learn more.

During Summer Swollen Feet & Legs Is A Recurring And Serious Problem For CKD and Dialysis Patients

During the summer months many Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients may notice that they are experiencing more frequent edema (swelling) than usual. If left untreated, edema can cause serious side effects which greatly limit a Chronic Kidney Disease patient's quality of life including...Learn more.


Ten Things Only Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis & Other Patients With Chronic Illnesses Understand

For those with Chronic Kidney Disease as well as Dialysis patients, loneliness often comes with their Chronic Illness.Learn more.

Generic Drugs Will Be More Expensive For CKD, Dialysis & Kidney Transplant Patients Without Your Action

Due to high costs of brand names, generic drugs are important options that allow greater access to Healthcare for all Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis and Kidney Transplant patients. Learn more.

Coffee Or Tea - Which Is Better For Dialysis And Kidney Transplant Patients With CKD?

A viewer wrote, "I have to have caffeine in the morning. I have always had coffee, but I switched to tea because it seemed healthier. Now when I drink tea my heart rate is elevated and I feel warm. Should I go back to coffee? Is it better?" Learn more.

Restaurant Food Can Be Just As Bad As Fast Food For Chronic Kidney Disease And Dialysis Patients

Most Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients believe that if they cannot eat at home the next best thing is eating at a local restaurant. Learn more.

New Cooking Technique Intended To Reduce Death Risk In Chronic Kidney Disease & Dialysis Patients

In Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients, High Phosphorus may lead to severe itching, Bone Disease and even Cardiovascular (Heart) Events which is the leading cause of death in the Chronic Kidney Disease Community. Learn more.

Hidden Dangers For CKD & Dialysis Patients In BBQ Sauce: Here Are Some Safer Alternatives

Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients have likely heard Brian Wilson's (co-founder and producer of The Beach Boys) famous words, “Summer means happy times and good sunshine. It means going to the beach, going to Disneyland, having fun.” Learn more.

CKD Patients Conducting Dialysis Are Eligible For Loan Forgiveness Program To Clear Common Debts

A viewer wrote, "I am buried in loans and debts since I got sick and had to start Dialysis. Now I just read that my Student Loans may be discharged (forgiven) due to my disability. Is this true, and if so what is the process?" Learn more.

World's Oldest Man Died At Age 112 Due To Kidney Failure: How He Lived His Life Even With CKD

Quick question, do you know the name of the World's Oldest Man? Well until recently it was Sakari Momoi of Japan according to the Guinness World Records. Dying of Kidney Failure, Mr. Momoi lived until age 112. Learn more.

Skipping Meals Or Fasting Causes Serious Complications In Chronic Kidney Disease & Dialysis Patients

Doctors recommend against Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients fasting due to negative health outcomes. Learn more.

1-3 Minute Simple Harvard Exercises Can Be Used By CKD Patients To Reduce Life Inhibiting Anxiety

Chronic Kidney Disease patients, especially those conducting Dialysis, often contend with severe anxiety and stress associated with their health, Dialysis Treatment, financial difficulties, insurance issues, juggling the uncertainty of Dialysis with schedules and commitments, concern of physical pain and death, and relationships with family and friends. Learn more.

Is Pickle Juice Becoming A New Craze In The Chronic Kidney Disease Community For Dialysis Patients?

As many Chronic Kidney Disease patients who conduct Dialysis have experienced, muscle cramps are a common complication during Dialysis Treatments. In fact, "cramps occur in 1/3 to 2/3 of all Dialysis patients," according to Dr. Paul Kellerman (Wisconsin Dialysis). Learn more.

Over Forty Popular Beverages Outside Of Cola Contain Dangerous Phosphorus Levels For CKD Patients

If you have been a Dialysis patient for any period of time, then you likely know that Phosphorus is  a mineral which must be closely monitored and limited. Common drinks which Chronic Kidney Disease patients who conduct Dialysis enjoy such as certain types of specialty waters, juices, teas, lemonades, and of course all types of sodas (not only Colas) have been newly found to contain significant levels of phosphorus.  Learn more.

The Effect That A Parent's CKD And/Or Dialysis Can Have On Their Children And How To Cope With It

A viewer and Chronic Kidney Disease patient who conducts Dialysis wrote, "I am a Dialysis patient and my 3 children are finding it difficult. What can I do about it? What kind of support can I best offer them?" Learn more.

25% Of Hospitals And Some Dialysis Clinics Fail To Prevent Common Infections In CKD Patients

Infections are the second highest cause of death among Dialysis patients in the United States, behind sudden death which is usually related to Cardiovascular (Heart) Disease. Learn more.

The Psychological Effects Of Low Potassium On Chronic Kidney Disease And Dialysis Patients

Most Chronic Kidney Disease and Diabetic patients know that potassium is a mineral common in most foods and necessary to help with muscle movement and keeping the nervous system healthy. Learn more.