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Anemia of Chronic Disease

What is anemia? A person whose blood is low in red blood cells has anemia. Red blood cells carry oxygen (O2) to tissues and organs throughout your body and turn the food you eat into energy. Without oxygen, these tissues and organs particularly the heart and brain won’t function properly. For this reason, a person […]

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Kidney Stone Prevention

What are kidney stones? Kidney stones are commonly made of calcium oxalate in both men and women. They pass from the kidney into the ureter resulting in partial or complete obstruction. There is a sudden onset of intense flank pain that the individual usually seeks medical attention. What are the risk factors for developing kidney […]

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Kidney and Adrenal Disease

What do Kidneys (Renal) do? Kidneys have many functions, some of which include filtering your blood, removing toxic materials that your body makes on a daily basis, removing extra fluid that your body does not need, adjusting all your electrolytes in your body, effecting your blood pressure, producing hormones to keep you red blood cells […]

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Anemia Management

What is anemia? A person whose blood is low in red blood cells has anemia. Red blood cells carry oxygen (O2) to tissues and organs throughout your body and turn the food you eat into energy. Without oxygen, these tissues and organs particularly the heart and brain won’t function properly. For this reason, a person […]

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Preventive Health Maintenance Services

What can be done to reduce your risks of Kidney Disease? Heart or kidney healthy diet Reduce sodium intake to 2 grams/day Tight glucose control, maintain a hemoglobin A1c level to less than 7.0 Maintain good blood pressure control, blood pressure goal of less  than 130/80 Exercise daily Quit smoking Reduce protein intake to 80 […]

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Kidney & Hypertension Disease

Hypertension Hypertension is elevated blood pressure. Hypertension can be essential which means the cause of it is not known or secondary which the cause could be in the kidneys or glands close to your kidneys such as your adrenal glands. Your kidney specialist will check you for the above. What is Kidney Hypertension Disease? Elevation […]

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Hyperkalemia

What is hyperkalemia? True hyperkalemia is described as increased potassium level in the blood. People at risk are those with renal failure, especially if they have a high dietary potassium intake or are taking additional medication that may predispose a person to develop hyperkalemia. High potassium dietary contents • Pinto Beans • Raisins • Honeydew […]

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Kidney Disease

Kidney disease could be acute (short-term) or chronic (long-term): Acute Kidney Disease (AKI) Acute kidney injury (AKI) is an abrupt decline in kidney function. It is a decline in the function of the kidney secondary to functional or structural changes to the kidney. It is measured by the increase markers in the blood called BUN […]

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Kidney Replacement Therapy

Peritoneal dialysis (PD) Home hemodialysis Hemodialysis (HD) Kidney Transplant Abbas Rabiei, M.D., F.A.S.N. practices Nephrology and Internal Medicine in Jupiter and West Palm Beach specializing in Kidney Replacement Therapy. Call 561-253-8121 today for an appointment!

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Kidney Bone Disease

How is chronic kidney disease (CKD) related to bone disease? Healthy kidneys keep the right amount of phosphorus and calcium in your body. When your kidneys are not working, too much phosphorus can build up in your blood. This can cause the kidneys to pull calcium from your bones, making them weak. Healthy kidneys also […]

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