A new study published in Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology suggests that simple tests designed to assess kidney function and damage could be JUST as effective at predicting your risk of heart problems as traditional forms of testing that measure blood pressure and cholesterol levels…
Study author Kunihiro Matsushita, an assistant scientist in the Bloomberg School's of Department of Epidemiolo... ››› more
Living with chronic kidney problems is hard. You have to constantly watch your diet and make sure you're not putting too much load on your kidneys.
But while you need to be careful about what you eat, you certainly don't need to eliminate all the foods from your diet that you once enjoyed!
Instead, use these four tips to eat the meals you love, while taking your kidney's health into consi... ››› more
You've likely experienced a whole lot of weight loss since you first heard that you had chronic kidney problems. And it's no wonder! You've had to cut a lot of foods out of your normal diet, so you're probably finding it hard to keep your calorie intake at a sustainable level.
But it's not only the weight loss you're noticing. It's the intense lack of energy too. And that relates directly to y... ››› more
There's a strong link between things going wrong with your heart and the effect this has on your other organs. The reason for this is that any issue with the blood flow through your body means the right nutrition and other essential compounds don't reach their intended destination.
Think about the effect this has on your kidneys.
Because your kidneys need blood to bring all the right nut... ››› more
Looking after your kidneys is an essential part of your everyday health. This because your kidneys have a huge responsibility you may have never considered.
They flush out toxins, ensure the maximum absorption of the essential nutrients your body needs and make sure your water balance remains stable.
So when they're not able to do their job effectively because they don't have your suppor... ››› more
If you have a family history of kidney stones or you've gone through the excruciating pain of passing a stone yourself, you're cautious to avoid kidney stones. Here are five steps to help you do just that…
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Do you suffer with kidney stones?
If you do, it's something you'll definitely know about.
The pain kidney stones cause is worse than childbirth without drugs according to women who've been unlucky enough to go through a painful episode.
But it's not just pain you have to worry about. Here's what else you'll feel when you have a kidney stone…
You’ll know when you have an acute ki... ››› more
Do you add heaps of salt to your food before you even taste it? It could be the reason you have very high blood pressure say experts at the Mayo Clinic.
This because of what salt does in your body. Once your gut digests the salty food, your blood takes it up and transports it through your body. But before your blood offloads it, fluid from your cells and tissues enters your blood to dilute th... ››› more
Millions of people around the world suffer from diabetes. And if you're one of them, you're probably trying hard to control your blood sugar. But have you give much thought to your kidneys?
If you haven't, we can't blame you. There's seems to be little connection between the kidneys and your blood sugar. But in actual fact, there's a closer link between them than you think. It's because of wh... ››› more
The leading cause of death among patients with kidney problems who need dialysis is sudden cardiac death, says Kidney International.
Researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine did a study on 400 patients with kidneys problems receiving dialysis. 100 patients died while taking part in the yearlong study. While their risk of heart failure was already high, they died from sudden he... ››› more
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