A Basic Look at Kidney Transplant

Many who start kidney dialysis treatment aren’t aware of kidney transplant as a treatment option. This is why kidney disease education is critical for patients to take charge of and advocate for their health.

Advocating for Your Health

Every day, people go to doctor’s appointments, are admitted to the hospital, and attend outpatient hemodialysis treatments for healthcare services. Being comfortable with your healthcare team and knowing what your care consists of is vital to your health and safety. Understanding what your healthcare provider or dialysis facility tells you will help you take better care of and protect yourself.

How to tell Fact from Fiction when it Comes to Managing...

When it comes to chronic kidney disease, there is so much conflicting information online. One website may tell you to never eat one food group ever again, and another website may claim they have found the cure to kidney disease. In the confusing world of CKD, how do you tell what is true and what is false? 

A Brief Look at Kidney Disease Awareness

March is Kidney Disease Awareness Month. Many people and organizations across the world are acknowledging this. So, what exactly is kidney disease, and why is there a whole month dedicated to it?

Chocolate, Fiber and CKD

Sponsored by: Renadyl™ Kellsey Reed RDN, LDN  With Valentine’s Day chocolate treats lining the aisles, there are so many...

Probiotics as an Add-on Therapy for CKD Management

If you have CKD, chances are you have sought out interventions to help you manage it in a healthy way. There is a lot of information out there about different drug therapies and lifestyle changes for CKD, specifically probiotics and SGLT2 inhibitors. So how do you know which one is right for you? Instead of choosing one treatment, it may be helpful to speak to your healthcare team/doctor about multiple therapies that work well together. 

Southern Diet and Chronic illness

Did you know that your chances of having a stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, or kidney disease increases with a Southern diet of processed meats, and fried foods. In fact, there are thousands of people who live in southern states that are at an increased risk for those diseases. You may be asking why does a Southern diet put you at risk for these chronic disease, which are preventable?

A Brief Look at Peritoneal Dialysis

Did you know that many patients with kidney failure are able to home dialysis on their schedule? The most popular home dialysis is called peritoneal dialysis, or PD. With PD, you’ll go to the clinic just a couple of times a month to meet with your care team. The rest of your dialysis is done at home. So, you may ask what exactly is peritoneal dialysis or PD? Let’s take a look at what is peritoneal dialysis and how does it work.

How to Set Smart Goals & Keep your Gut Healthy with...

With the new year quickly approaching, you might be thinking of a new year's resolution or goal to accomplish in the coming year. If you’re thinking about focusing on a kidney health goal, it might be time to focus on your gut health. Setting a “smart” goal can help you reach your kidney health goals, like protecting your gut health, in a more efficient and timely manner. 

The Importance of Not Shortening Your Dialysis Treatment

There are thousands of patients across the world that attend outpatient hemodialysis for kidney failure. However, many of these patients unfortunately shorten their dialysis treatment time for various reasons such as not feeling well, cramping, doctor appointment, work related, family issues and other various reasons.