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 …

If I Have Kidney Disease, Do I Even Need a Multivitamin?

By: John Wigneswaran MD Taking a daily multivitamin seems to be a well-established practice for most people. Everyone seems to have a favorite variety, and most Americans feel that this is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. What is usually ignored is that if you are a healthy person and eating a balanced diet, you actually may not need an …

Kidney Disease 101 – What One Should Know about Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis and How to Prepare

What is Chronic Kidney Disease? Chronic kidney disease includes conditions that damage a person’s kidneys or decrease their ability to maintain the health of their body. This disease can result in accumulated wastes in the blood, high blood pressure, weak bones, anemia, poor nutritional health, and nerve damage. Kidney failure is often a result of this disease’s progression, which may …

Avoid These Foods If You Are Prone To Kidney Stones

Anyone who has had a bout with kidney stones knows how sudden and painful this condition can be. It occurs when small crystals of minerals collect and stick together and cause blockages as they travel from the kidneys to the bladder. The clinical name for this condition is “nephrolithiasis”. Medical research has found that consumption of some specific foods can …

The Link Between Obesity and Kidney Stones

Most people are very familiar with uric acid stones (a type of kidney stone) and know firsthand the pain that comes when such a stone causes a blockage. Some people who develop kidney stones go on to have more episodes of kidney problems. Significant research shows that there is a definitive link between obesity and kidney stones. In the US, …