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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.

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?

Copay Accumulators: Changing How Kidney Patients Pay For Prescriptions

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HOW YOUR RENAL SOCIAL WORKER CAN HELP YOU WITH YOUR KIDNEY...

Written by: Teri Browne, PhD, MSW Kidney disease can be overwhelming- especially if you need dialysis or a...

KIDNEY DISEASE AND CELEBRATING LOVE.

“Love recognizes no barriers.”  Maya Angelou​ When it comes to expressing your love for someone you don’t always...

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FOR KIDNEY DISEASE

Living with a chronic illness, like kidney disease, can obviously take a toll on physical health, but...

WHY THE LIVING DONOR ACT IS IMPORTANT.

Written by James Myers The views here are those of the author and not necessarily those of The Hope...

HOW TO KEEP NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS WHEN CHRONICALLY ILL

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