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Kidney Disease — A Quiet, Sneaky Epidemic. Are You At Risk? by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted Thu 08 May 2014 1:17pm By Bob Aronson As I did the research for this blog, I “Cherry Picked” information from a great many sources.  I am not a medical professional, but made every effort to ensure that the information I used came from experts.  I have identified sources where possible.  This is a blog, it is made up of a good many opinions.  You should no ... Read on »
Know Your Number !! by David D. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 29 Oct 2010 5:44pm Recent reports show one in five Americans do not know their blood pressure number.  High blood pressure (hypertension) is a major modifiable risk factor to reduce the risk of stroke , heart attack , kidney disease and heart failure  ( and death). Quick Stats: High blood pressure, or hypertension, in the United States has increas ... Read on »
Q & A: Our son has kidney disease, what should we do? by Dr. Donal O'Donoghue Patient Expert Posted Tue 26 Oct 2010 12:00am Q: I am a fifty year old man of Indian origin and have been on dialysis at the local hospital for 5 years. I am doing well but would like to have more control over my lifestyle. I am on the transplant list. My close family members have offered their kidney to me but none has been suitable because of health reasons related to the potential donors ... Read on »
What lifestyle change helps you lose weight by Doctor of Philosophy Posted Sat 11 Apr 2009 12:56am Coming up soon - January 15-21 is healthy weight week. Can we use that week to jump start weight loss for the sixty million Americans who are overweight (National Mental Health Information Center)? Only 33.5 percent of American adults are at a healthy weight (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases). The stats look grim ... Read on »
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 »
HCG in Kidney Disease by Matt S. Posted Thu 18 Mar 2010 12:00am That cardiac biomarkers, including Troponin and BNP, can be elevated in CKD or ESKD without necessarily having clinical significance is familiar to most of us. Whether you believe that an elevated Troponin in ESKD is due to diminished clearance or some constant low-level myocardial damage of unclear significance, most would be comfortable dism ... Read on »
Sjogren's Syndrome and Kidney Involvement by Vicky .. Patient Expert Posted Fri 27 Jul 2012 6:00pm I have end stage renal failure ultimately caused by Sjogrens. Apparently it has been going on for quite a bit, but it was being sneaky. In fact, I am sure it was going on before I even knew I had an autoimmune disease. Darn sneaky systemic disease. Bad Sjogrens!! I am not on dialysis as of now.....I was suppose to be nearly 2 years ago. I t ... 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 »
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 »