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Blood Work: Understanding BUN and Creatinine by Lauren B. Patient Expert Posted Wed 27 Aug 2008 8:33am In order to determine kidney function, a blood test called the BUN Creatinine is performed. BUN stands for b lood u rine n itrogen. It measures how much urea is present in the bloodstream. High levels of urea indicate that the kidneys are having trouble filtering it out. The most noticeable effect of impaired kidney function is a marked decrease ... 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 »
Health Headlines - September 3 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Sat 03 Sep 2011 12:01am Puberty Timing and Progression Affect Behavior and Mood: Study The timing and progression of puberty affect youngsters' behavior and mood, say researchers who tracked 364 white boys and 373 white girls for six years through puberty.In girls, both an early start and a faster progression of puberty were associated with symptoms of depression, an ... Read on »
Health Headlines - September 4 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Sun 04 Sep 2011 12:01am Puberty Timing and Progression Affect Behavior and Mood: Study The timing and progression of puberty affect youngsters' behavior and mood, say researchers who tracked 364 white boys and 373 white girls for six years through puberty.In girls, both an early start and a faster progression of puberty were associated with symptoms of depression, an ... Read on »
Health Headlines - September 2 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Fri 02 Sep 2011 12:01am FDA Updates Kidney Failure Warning on Bone-Building Drug The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday issued an updated warning that doctors should screen patients for kidney problems before prescribing Reclast, a bone-building drug that has been linked to an increased risk of kidney failure in certain patients.In a statement posted on it ... Read on »
Supplements, My Supplements by Wheelchair Kamikaze Patient Expert Posted Fri 12 Sep 2014 2:38am Arabic herbal medicine guidebook (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) Using natural supplements to help treat MS is always a topic of much interest amongst patients. In the face of the sometimes daunting side effect profiles of the pharmaceutical drugs approved to combat the disease, the use of herbs and other natural substances, widely ... Read on »
Rolling Heart Failure Progress Record… by Ron Patient Expert Posted Mon 01 Sep 2014 11:36pm It might seem odd, from the outside looking in, but the reason for this rolling report is that I firmly believe that the deeply misguided Heart Failure Nurse (hereafter referred to as Denial Nurse) who has persuaded my GP that I don’t have heart failure** is putting me at considerable risk. I am, therefore, publishing what was intended as a rec ... Read on »
Identifying Kidney Failure by KidneyHealth .. Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 1:49pm LISA CLARK: I'm Lisa Clark. Thank you for joining us for this webcast. The statistics are sobering. An estimated 1 out of every 12 people in America suffers from kidney and urinary tract diseases. Kidney disease is one of the most expensive chronic disease to treat, and partly due to an aging population, it has become the ninth leading cause of dea ... Read on »
Health Highlights: Sept. 2, 2011 by HealthFinder Posted Fri 02 Sep 2011 1:00pm healthnewslink Puberty Timing and Progression Affect Behavior and Mood: Study Obama Administration Cancels Tougher Air-Quality Rules FDA, Drug Makers Reach Drug Review Fee Deal Children Receivi ... Read on »
Obesity Tied to Decline in Kidney Function by Medline Plus Posted Wed 18 Dec 2013 12:00pm Study looked at blood-testing methods to detect changes before symptoms begin Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Kidney Diseases , Obesity Read on »