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Diet is linked to chronic kidney disease (CKD), say recent studies. So, it’s good we can control diet, right? The studies have similar conclusions: Eat fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, fish, nuts/seeds, and good fats; and, avoid bad fats, processed … Continue reading
I just got a facebook update from a member of one of my chronic kidney disease (CKD) facebook groups. The person who is not yet on dialysis said she didn’t feel like going to work today and would sit home … Continue reading
Americans now have access to the best healthcare advances, more knowledge about how to maintain good health, and a broad availability of good food and recreational opportunities. Yet, we are living lower quality and sicker lives – longer, yes – … Continue reading
Those of us dealing with chronic kidney disease (CKD) know it’s no walk in the park. CKD causes numerous internal complications, substantially raises our risk for cardiovascular-caused death, and often progresses despite control efforts. Science has established with certainty that … Continue reading
Prevalence of diabetes has doubled in the U.S. over the last 15 years, with about 10% of us having it. One-third of all new diagnoses are in teens! Over 40% of death certificates now list diabetes as primary cause of … Continue reading
Dyslipidemia (abnormal amount of lipids/fats in the body) is a concern in patients with chronic kidney disease(CKD) because death in this population typically results from cardiovascular complications. Controlling blood lipid levels can reduce cardiovascular events in CKD patients. Drugs – … Continue reading
Obese individuals (over 35% of people) are often rejected as kidney transplant recipients largely because of their increased risk for surgical complications and adverse outcomes compared to normal-weight individuals. Transplant centers typically use body mass index (BMI) to determine whether … Continue reading
Researchers compared pairs of kidney transplant recipients who received kidneys from the same deceased donor to identify risk factors for early graft (transplanted kidney) loss. In some cases, one of the donor’s kidneys might last two years in its recipient, … Continue reading
This is a short follow-up to my recent article about sugar woes. New Orleans, Sunday’s Super Bowl host city, is famous for its crayfish chowder, its jambalaya, and its sugary treats. In fact, it’s one sweet city. It’s probably no … Continue reading