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Chronic Kidney Disease & the Risk of a Stroke

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?

The Importance of a Good Blood Flow during hemodialysis.

Healthy kidneys clean the blood 24/7.  During each minute of every day, around one quart (1000ml) of blood passes through the kidney. Considering its small size, this is a huge amount of blood, much more than is received by any other organ in the body. The total blood volume of an adult is around 5-7 quarts, so it takes only minutes for one’s entire blood supply to pass through the kidney, and more and more of the body’s wastes are cleared from the blood.

Tips for Fluid Control: What You Need to Know

Many new patients starting dialysis treatment have a hard time controlling their fluid intake. Controlling thirst can decrease the amount of fluid consumed and help achieve fluid goals.

Protein: Tips for People with Chronic Kidney Disease?

Patients with chronic kidney disease often hear the words from their dietician either decrease or increase your protein intake. Depending on what stage of chronic kidney disease they have. What exactly is protein, and why is it important for people with chronic kidney disease?

What is Kt/V and What you Should Know?

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Patient Safety during outpatient hemodialysis: What does it mean?

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Tips for Heparin: Why is it used for hemodialysis?

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Preparing For End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)

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Working on Dialysis: What are the Benefits

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Dialysis Treatment Options: What you should know?

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