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CFHR5 Nephropathy and Complement in Kidney Diseases. by Matt S. Posted Tue 04 Feb 2014 12:00am It is fair to say that unless you a nephrologist practicing in Cyprus you are unlikely to ever see a case of CFHR5 (Complement factor H related protein 5) nephropathy. It does however give an insight into the growing appreciation of the role of complement in renal disease. The culprit mutation in CFHR5 is thought to affect around 1 in 6000 ... Read on »
9 Ways to Improve Kidney Disease and Maintain Kidney Health by Kodjoworkout Posted Thu 26 Dec 2013 12:55pm This article is by Robert Galarowicz N.D., founder of Healthy Kidney Publishing. The article is a synopsis with additional information from a press release presented on kidney disease by the Gunanacaste government for their sugarcane farm workers. ———- In the past year, many reports and articles have appeared investigating kidney ... Read on »
Solve Your Kidney Problems: Improve Kidney Disease by Losing Weight by Kodjoworkout Posted Sun 12 Jan 2014 2:35pm Current and past research has shown that being overweight can put you at a higher risk for kidney problems. And if you are already suffering from kidney problems, losing weight can improve your kidney functions . The study below highlights the positives of losing weight if you have or are at risk for ... Read on »
What can you do to protect yourself from kidney disease? by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 10 Mar 2010 9:51pm Today is World Kidney Day . For all you healthy individuals, it is a good time to take a few precautions to avoid kidney disease. Kidney disease is becoming increasingly common these days. It is affecting a large number of young people. Just this morning, I read interviews with nephrologists in the city where they said that they get b ... Read on »
A New Approach to Treating Chronic Kidney Disease: Replenishing Your Nephrons by Irv Arons Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 20 Jun 2013 5:05pm As some of you may know, I have chronic kidney disease (CKD). Thanks to my wife and the scare put into me by my nephrologist, that I would soon have to begin dialysis, I have managed to get my CKD  in remission, or at least under control. My GFR number (that indicates when you must start dialysis) has held steady, or actually gotten better since ... Read on »
Early Signs of Kidney Disease by heru m. Patient Expert Posted Tue 25 Jan 2011 12:24am The kidneys are essentially the filters of the body system and renal failure, if not diagnosed quickly and treated aggressively, can lead to a total breakdown of the body, and eventually, death. Functions of the urinary system The kidneys are a major part of the urinary system. The urinary system includes the kidneys, the ure ... Read on »
Chronic Kidney Disease by John A. Patient Expert Posted Tue 29 Oct 2013 4:26pm Doctors often don't test for it, and patients may have no symptoms until they are in crisis. Yet kidney disease is fast becoming a dangerous health threat, and one of the most costly, in the U.S. Kidney disease is a frequent complication of diabetes and hypertension that currently costs Medicare about $41 billion a year in treatment, i ... Read on »
Intensive Therapy Halves Kidney Disease in Type 1 Diabetes by Medline Plus Posted Mon 14 Nov 2011 6:17pm Controlling blood glucose early in the course of type 1 diabetes yields huge dividends, preserving kidney function for decades. The new finding from a study funded by the National Institutes of Health was published online in the New England Journal of Medicine Nov. 12 to coincide with p ... Read on »
Billy the Kidney Demonstrates Important Principles of Kidney Disease by Matt S. Posted Mon 07 Dec 2009 12:00am Last July, for my Dad's 65th Birthday, I managed to somehow convince the Indiana branch of the National Kidney Foundation to loan me their "Billy the Kidney" mascot costume. While it was in my possession, I figured why not get a little creative and use Billy to help illustrate some important manifestations of kidney disease and/or physiology. ... Read on »
Chronic kidney disease by Kel H. Patient Expert Posted Wed 08 Oct 2008 12:12am (Today another guest post by Dr Andrew Weissenberger. Read more about Dr Weissenberger here ) Chronic kidney disease (CKD), commonly also known as chronic renal disease, is a progressive, and generally permanent, loss of kidney function over a period of months or years. If a permanent loss of more the one-third of kidney function oc ... Read on »