Dadvice TV – Tips to improve Kidney Function

I was just a regular adult just like you, going about my life and not thinking about my health very often. Then one day, my life was forever changed when I was told: “You Have Chronic Kidney Disease.” From that moment on, I did everything I could to learn about Chronic Kidney Disease and how global treatment strategies. I used that knowledge to work with my doctors and put myself on a path to beating Kidney Disease.

6 Tips for Healthy Holidays on a Dialysis Diet

The coming holidays present both a joyous time and a health challenge for people on dialysis. Being around friends and family is good for the soul. It’s a welcome reminder that there is a wonderful world still spinning beyond the demanding schedule of dialysis treatments and appointments. Balancing health and nutrition goals may seem challenging with holiday meals and parties, …

Fall Flavors for Kidney Health

Welcome to fall! Vibrant leaves, the weather getting a hint cooler, and children getting deep into school projects are not the only things that indicate that autumn is here. The foods and spices we use on those foods become spicier and richer. Chili sounds much better in cooler weather, and of course, pumpkin spice has covered every foodstuff and scented …

It’s Vitamin D Season!

Here’s what you need to know to enjoy the summer months, get the Vitamin D your body needs, and stay safe in the sun. Here Comes the Sun Vitamin D is arguably the easiest vitamin to take. Your body produces Vitamin D by itself, with a little help from the sun’s ultraviolet B (UVB) rays. Since the body can store …

8 Easy Ways to Get More Active

It seems like every new gadget, app or service is designed to save us time by saving us labor. But all that convenience means we’re a lot less physically active. Most of us sit a lot more than our bodies were intended to, and all that sitting shuts our body down. We end up with slow circulation, sluggish metabolism, tight …

5 Delicious Smoothies for People with Kidney Disease

Mmmmmmm, smoothies. The perfect breakfast or snack. But a lot of them contain too much potassium and phosphorus for folks with kidney issues need to avoid. To stay healthy, you need to know which ingredients to look for – and which to avoid. How healthy are smoothies anyway? Fresh fruits and vegetables include dietary fiber, and you can get a significant part …

Phosphorous: You Are What You Eat

By Dr. Neil Weiner South Florida Nephrology, Hollywood, FL. Patients with chronic kidney disease are often taking several medications and have associated medical issues that require close attention. Some of the more common of these are: High blood pressure Diabetes High cholesterol Obesity Heart disease While medications are a cornerstone of effective short and long-term therapy, dietary modification of vitamins …

Vitamin B: Not a DIVINe Therapy for Diabetic Nephropathy

A Long Look on Diabetes The rapidly increasing incidence of diabetes demands the need for better treatment and management options of its long-term consequences. One major results of diabetes is the development of chronic kidney disease known as diabetic nephropathy. The presence of diabetic nephropathy leads to many effects on the body: Leg Swelling Loss of Appetite Nausea and Vomiting Leg and …

Discovery of Gene Linked to Congenital Heart Disease

Congenital Heart Disease and Kidney Failure CHD, or congenital heart disease, is the number one birth defect in the United States and around the globe and the number one cause of infant mortality in the United States. 50% of all children and adults with complex CHD have developmental disabilities and neurological complications. In addition, observational studies show that many people that suffer from chronic …

Race, Ethnicity and Kidney Disease

With the 2010 enactment of the Affordable Care Act, the American Kidney Fund 2014 policy priorities for 2014 target universal healthcare access for individuals with kidney disease coincide with full effect of the new Act this year. At present, chronic kidney disease affects nearly 31 million Americans. The risk to millions more is basis to advocacy and policy to provide adequate testing and early treatment intervention. The Affordable …

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