The High Pressure of Kidney Disease
Sometimes blood pressure can be controlled by lifestyle changes alone. But in other cases, several types of medications may be needed to do the trick.
Kids with Diabetes Worse Off Than Adults
As the obesity rate among young people has climbed, so has the rate of type 2 diabetes. Adolescents who get the disease may face more health problems than those who get it as an adult.
What’s Heart Smart Is Kidney Smart Too
Your heart and kidneys work together to maintain balance within your body. What’s good for the kidneys is good for the heart, and keeping up heart health may be key for the kidneys as well.
Know Your Kidneys and Spread the Word
During National Kidney Month in March, The National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP) seeks to raise awareness about kidney health.
The Pressure's On: Kidney Damage after Pregnancy
High blood pressure during pregnancy is a serious concern for mothers-to-be. In fact, a pregnant woman with blood pressure problems may even be faced with kidney disease after her baby is born.
Bringing Back Blood Flow in Kidney Failure
Blocked arteries are a serious problem for kidney failure patients on dialysis. While surgeries to fix blocked arteries can be dangerous for dialysis patients, one type of surgery may be the better option.
Kidney Disease: Warning Sign of its Own
Kidney disease patients have a higher risk of death and kidney failure than others. It was thought that adding high blood pressure or diabetes to the mix boosted these risks. But kidney disease alone may be enough.
Blood Pressure in CKD: An Ethnic Gap
Ethnic minorities are more likely to develop kidney failure than whites. A team of California researchers wondered if poor blood pressure control played a role in this ethnic gap.
Failing Hearts Lead to Ailing Kidneys
Heart failure does not mean your heart is totally broken. Rather, it means your heart is weaker and cannot pump blood as easily. With a weaker heart, other organs in your body - including your kidneys - may be affected.
Offbeat Rhythms in Dialysis
If your kidneys are not working properly, you may need to go on dialysis. Both poor kidney function and dialysis have been linked to an offbeat heart rhythm - a problem that seems to be strong in older dialysis patients.