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 …

Take Fish Oil Over Krill Oil

By:  John Wigneswaran MD Many supplements promote the use of Krill Oil as an acceptable substitute for Fish Oil (Omega-3 fatty acids). In such instances these supplements often boast about the smaller pill size of Krill Oil. But two questions: Is it really just as good for your health? Can you substitute this for fish oil? Fish Oil facts Fish …

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, …

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