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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.

A1c: What does it mean?

People with diabetes or at risk for diabetes often hear from healthcare professionals or their primary care physician about controlling their A1c, but what exactly is an A1c?

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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Kidney Failure and Taking Time off from Work

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Dialysis Treatment Options: What you should know?

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