Using Blood Pressure Meds to Treat Kidney Disease
People with advanced kidney disease sometimes must undergo dialysis, during which waste is filtered from the blood. Certain drugs may delay the need for dialysis.
Kidney Patients Staying Heart Healthy
People who have kidney disease should take care of another crucial organ: the heart. A recent review looked at the effects of lowering blood pressure on heart health for people who suffer from kidney disease.
Less Salt for a Healthier Heart
Most Americans eat more salt than government dietary guidelines recommend. Research suggests it may be unwise to eat so much salt, as it might be harmful to your health.
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.
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.
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.
Kidneys After Childhood Cancer
For a kid to beat cancer means that child has the opportunity to live a long, fulfilling life. But certain battles may not be finished. Children who overcome cancer may still face some health risks.