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Should You Exercise if You Have Chronic Kidney Disease?

Chronic kidney disease, or CKD, results from a number of different conditions, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, lupus, kidney stones, polycystic kidney disease, or even frequent urinary infections. CKD is a condition in which your kidneys are unable to do their job of cleansing your body and blood from wastes and excess. Without your […]

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Supporting Your Health Through Dialysis

Kidney failure is a serious condition that requires immediate attention by a kidney doctor, or nephrologist. Aside from kidney transplant, dialysis is the best procedure to treat sufferers of this condition. Some dialysis patients are able to return to mostly normal lives outside of treatments. However, there are certain recommendations to keep in mind when […]

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How to Keep Your Kidneys Healthy

Kidneys. What exactly are those bean shaped organs and how do we keep them functioning at their best? Kidneys act as an essential filtering system in the body, removing waste products and toxins through urine. These mighty organs work to regulate the body’s blood pressure, control the production of red blood cells, balance body fluid, […]

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What Causes Kidney Stones

Kidneys are organs that most people think very little about until something goes wrong with them. Kidneys work hard to flush toxins and excess debris from our bloodstream. When all is well, we are able to urinate without pain, frequency, or urgency. When something goes wrong, however, kidney troubles can throw a curve in our […]

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How Diabetes Leads to Kidney Disease

Diabetes is a disease characterized by high blood sugar and the body’s inability to produce or process proper amounts of insulin. As of 2015, the International Diabetes Federation reported an average of over 400 million people living with diabetes worldwide. Given poor diet and lifestyle choices, the number of people affected by diabetes (especially type […]

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Phosphorus and Your Diet

Phosphorus and Your Diet Phosphorus is the second most abundant mineral in the body next to calcium.  It makes up 1% of a person’s total body weight. It is present in every cell and tissue but 85% are mostly found in the bones and teeth. This mineral plays an essential role in the total functioning […]

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Diabetic Diet and Weight Management

What are my risk factors to becoming a diabetic? Diabetes mellitus type II is the clinical diagnosis of having persistent elevated blood glucose because your pancreas does not produce enough insulin and your liver produces too much sugar. A person is at risk of developing diabetes based on predisposing factors such as: high calories and […]

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Managing a Renal Diet

October 19, 2013 Managing a Renal Diet – Helpful Tips  What does a renal diet consist of? Kidney function is essential in removing waste material from your body that you consume when you eat. The kidneys eliminate waste products such as dietary protein called urea, as well as excess sodium, potassium and phosphate. When your […]

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Managing Hyperlipidemia

Doctors play important role in identification and management of hyperlipidemia. Hyperlipidemia is associated to diseases that need special medical attention since they are life-threatening.  Management of hyperlipidemia is not only reducing high serum cholesterol and triglycerides levels but preventing diseases associated to this condition. Management of hyperlipidemia is type-specific. For example, Type 1 can be […]

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