Rising Rates of Kidney Treatment
In people with end-stage renal disease, the kidneys have completely or almost completely stopped working. Keeping these patients alive requires dialysis or a kidney transplant.
Omega-3 Oils Keep the Swelling Down
Inflammation occurs with many chronic and acute diseases. Fish oil, a source of omega-3 fatty acids, may help curb this painful symptom.
Surgery Cuts Kidney Disease in Diabetes
In many cases, type 2 diabetes can be prevented or reversed through a healthy diet and exercise. When lifestyle changes don't do the trick, obese patients can turn to weight loss surgery.
Hurting Kidneys in Major Surgeries
Surgery can be a lifesaving measure for patients suffering from a number of diseases. Sometimes, though, surgery can lead to serious complications, including kidney damage.
Obesity Blocks Kidney Donation
Obesity can lead to all sorts of health problems, from heart disease to diabetes. Now, it seems obesity can get in the away of kidney donation.
Cholesterol Drug May Harm Kidneys
On top of diet and exercise, medications can help you control your cholesterol. Be careful, though. Some of these medications may pose a threat to your health.
Sex for Women Isn't so hot on Dialysis
While dialysis has already been linked to sexual dysfunction in men, researchers didn't know much about the sex lives of women on dialysis - until now.
Age Doesn't Matter in Kidney Swaps
Unlike other organ transplantations, kidney transplants can come from living donors. At first, you might kidney recipients would do better with a younger kidney. But, it seems a kidney donor's age makes little difference.
Stem Cells Help Your New Kidney
Kidney transplants save lives, but only if recipients' bodies accept the new organ. Now, scientists are working on ways to prevent kidney transplant rejection.
An end to Drugs After Organ Transplant?
A kidney transplant can save a person's life. But people with a transplanted kidney often have to take anti-rejection drugs for much of their lives. A new discovery may make these drugs unnecessary for some.