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What you eat can affect your health and how well your kidneys work. To ensure that you are getting the nutrients you need on dialysis; there may be foods that you must avoid or limit. As you begin hemodialysis, you may need to change your diet. Your doctor has probably told you that following a special

The kidneys filter blood, remove waste through urine, balance minerals, maintain fluid balance, and produce hormones. When you have kidney disease, the kidney function declines such that the kidneys could no longer filter waste materials in the body properly. Fluid and waste can build up in the blood, which could result in serious complications.Following a

If you have chronic kidney disease (CKD), you may wonder how far it will progress and your options for treatment. While there’s no cure for CKD, several treatments can help slow down the progression. CKD, also known as renal disease, is a chronic condition where the kidneys don’t function as well as they should. Left

Kidney disease usually progresses slowly. Blood and urine tests can help doctors decide whether the kidneys are still working well enough, or whether dialysis will be needed soon. While kidney disease can progress at different rates for people, there are still many factors involved in determining how quickly you’ll experience symptoms and need treatment. One

If you have chronic kidney disease (CKD), your diet is an important part of your treatment plan. Your recommended diet may change over time if your kidney disease gets worse.CKD has five stages where stages 1 and 2 are the mildest. In these early stages, the kidneys aren’t functioning at their full capacity. Meanwhile, half

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

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