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A healthy kidney-friendly diet is especially important if you have chronic kidney disease (CKD). Through proper nutrition, you have the energy to do your daily activities, prevent infection and inflammation, build muscles, and slow down the progression of kidney disease. Your dietary needs vary depending on different factors such as your CKD stage and the

Sugar consumption has been linked to an increased risk of many diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and chronic kidney disease (CKD). When the blood sugar level gets too high, the kidneys start to spill sugar into the urine. The higher the blood sugar, the more your kidneys work. This condition is called hyperglycemia, which poses a

Doctors often use a creatinine test to determine the function of your kidneys. Having high levels of creatinine in the urine or blood may indicate that the kidneys are not filtering the blood effectively. It may be a sign of a serious health issue, such as Chronic Kidney Disease.What is Creatinine?Creatinine is a chemical produced

1 out of 10 people with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) have gout, and up to 20% of people with gout have mild to moderate kidney disease. CKD is known to be the third most common risk factor for gout. Gout and CKD coexist frequently, since both conditions are affected by high levels of uric acid

As one of the body’s major electrolytes, sodium controls the fluids going in and of the body’s tissues and cells. It regulates blood pressure and blood volume and helps transmit impulses for never functioning and muscle contraction. The kidneys filter the extra sodium and remove it through urine. If you are in the early stages of

Following a balanced and healthy diet is very important when you have kidney disease to help slow down the progression of your condition and stay as healthy as possible. Adding the right kinds of food sources within daily recommended portions for your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) stage and other pre-existing conditions can help the kidneys

Tomatoes offer tons of health benefits – from boosting the immune system, protecting heart health to improving vision. A single tomato can provide approximately 40% of the daily recommended intake of vitamin C. It is also loaded with vitamin A and K that support skin and bone health and maintain healthy blood pressure as well

Who can resist a good piece of chocolate? Given dark chocolate’s ability to improve brain function, reduce stress, and lower the risk of diabetes, this tasty treat may be a great addition to your CKD diet. However, it comes with a caveat. In this blog post, we will explore the health benefits of dark chocolate

Blood Pressure and Chronic Kidney Disease are closely interlinked, as each condition affects the other. Kidneys and circulatory systems rely on each other for common health. The kidneys filter wastes and excess fluids from the blood. They use a lot of blood vessels to do their job. However, when the blood vessels are damaged, the

In a medical breakthrough, a pig kidney has been successfully transplanted into a human without triggering immediate rejection by the recipient’s immune system. The procedure was conducted at NYU Langone Health in New York City on September 25 involving a genetically modified pig. This procedure is a potentially big step for science that could answer

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