According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one in seven adults in the U.S.areon the verge of developing chronic kidney disease (CKD). CKD is a condition in which kidneys are damaged slowly over a prolonged period and become unable to filter the blood the way they should, leading to the build-upRead More
What Kidney Failure Feels Like
Though the early stages of chronic kidney disease often go unnoticed, damage to the kidneys still occurs.Mostly, people start noticing symptoms of kidney disease when irreversible damage to their kidney occurs – usually at advanced stages. Kidney failure is the last stage of chronic kidney disease, affecting over 750,000 people in America each year. ItRead More
Kidney Failure: Facts and Treatment
Kidney failure is just what it sounds like–loss of kidney function to the point where your kidneys alone can no longer eliminate toxins and keep you alive. For individuals with chronic kidney disease, this is known as end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) or end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Kidney disease can be measured by the estimated glomerularRead More
How to Prevent Kidney Stones?
Have you or anyone you know ever experienced having kidney stones? If so, you must be very familiar with the excruciating pain that comes with it. Despite their size, they can give you a lot of trouble medically and financially. About one in ten people also experience the condition at least once in their life.Read More
Kidney Stones 101: Everything You Need to Know
Did you know that about one in 10 people will have kidney stones at some point during their lifetime? Kidney stones, also known as nephrolithiasis, renal calculi, or urolithiasis, are the hard deposits of salts and minerals that can form inside your kidneys. You can avoid developing a kidney stone by always drinking plenty ofRead More
How Nephrologists Help Patients with Renal Failure
Renal failure,which is another term for kidney failure or kidney disease,occurs when the kidneyslose 85% or moreof their normal function. This is measured by the glomerular filtration rate (GFR), which is how well your kidneys are filtering the blood. Normal GFR ranges from 90 to 120mL/min/1.73 m2, and your kidney doctor has probably shown youRead More
What Causes A Kidney To Fail & What Are Its Treatments?
Healthy kidneys are essential for maintaining overall health. They do many important jobs, such as making sure there is a healthy balance of water, salts, and minerals in the blood and regulating blood pressure. There are a number of conditions that can lead to poor kidney health, which if left untreated can cause the kidneysRead More
How A Kidney Specialist Protects And Preserves The Health Of Your Kidneys
A kidney specialist, or nephrologist, is a doctor who can help you maximize kidney function and manage your kidney health if you are living with a condition such as chronic kidney disease. You can learn more about your kidneys and how to protect them here. The Role of The Kidneys The kidneys are two bean-shapedRead More
The Best and Worst Foods for Your Kidneys
For patients with kidney health concerns, general wisdom about healthy eating doesn’t always apply. While many of the best and worst foods for your kidneys are fairly straightforward, some of the foods that are bad for your kidneys are those superfoods that are often touted as healthy options. That’s because a kidney-friendly diet, called aRead More
Are Some People at Higher Risk for Kidney Stones Than Others?
According to the National Kidney Foundation, one in 10 people will experience kidney stones at some point in their lifetimes. And if you’ve ever had a kidney stone pass through your urinary tract, you know the painful symptoms — excruciating pain along your side or back; nausea and vomiting; bloody or cloudy urine; fever and chillsRead More