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Herbal supplements have become a popular topic for those with CKD. Many websites claim that there are certain herbal supplements that can “cure” kidney disease. These claims have been proven false and are oftentimes more harmful than helpful for those with CKD. Before trying a new supplement or herbal tea, it is important to speak with your doctor and dietitian to ensure that it is the right choice for you.
When a person with kidney failure begins outpatient hemodialysis, they are introduced to a variety of members on their dialysis team. One of those members are a renal dietitian. So, what exactly does a kidney dialysis dietitian do once you start outpatient hemodialysis? Steve The Kidney Nurse is here to help you find out!
Celebrating the holidays with friends, family, and loved ones can bring so much joy to one’s life. The food, laughter, and holiday spirit can be so exciting and fun! Unfortunately, all that fun can also bring stress and overwhelm, especially when it comes to eating with chronic kidney disease during the holidays. There are so many things to keep in mind during the holidays with CKD, but keeping your gut healthy should be of utmost importance. Keeping your gut healthy during a stressful time, like the holiday season, can help you feel better & help to protect your kidneys in the long run.
Every day, kidney patients across the world undergo kidney dialysis treatment. They perform this treatment either at home or in an outpatient kidney dialysis clinic. What many patients don’t see is how their blood is being cleaned during the dialysis process. During dialysis, the blood is cleaned by a solution called dialysate.
Thousands of patients each day undergo kidney dialysis treatment across the United States. These patients are at an increased risk for infection because the hemodialysis process requires frequent use of catheters or needles to access the bloodstream. Patients who undergo hemodialysis have weakened immune systems, which increase their risk for infection. They require frequent hospitalizations and surgery where they might acquire an infection.
Many people undergoing kidney dialysis have skin changes. The skin may seem more fragile. It may even bruise or tear easily. Dry, itching, or cracking skin is common. Some skin problems can be small. Others can make you feel bad about yourself or even cause you to not want to be seen by others. The good news is many skin problems can be helped.
Did you know that patients with kidney disease are at risk of having a stroke, which is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide? In fact, the risk of stroke is 5-30 times higher in patients with chronic kidney disease, especially on dialysis. So, what exactly is a stroke?
Sponsored by: Renadyl There are thousands of kidney patients that undergo hemodialysis using a hemodialysis catheter or generally...