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Medications and low sodium ( Hyponatremia ) in older adults

Low blood sodium (hyponatremia) occurs when you have an abnormally low amount of sodium in your blood or when you have too much water in your blood. Low blood sodium is common in older adults, especially those who are hospitalized or living in long-term ca

Oct 5th, 2021
PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF HYPONATREMIA ( LOW SODIUM )

In hyponatremia, one or more factors causes the sodium in your body to become diluted. When this happens, your body's water levels rise, and your cells begin to swell. This swelling can cause many health problems, from mild to life-threatening.

Oct 2nd, 2021
LOW SODIUM ( HYPONATREMIA )

Hyponatremia occurs when the concentration of sodium in your blood is abnormally low. Low sodium can result in potentially dangerous effects, such as rapid brain swelling leading to coma and death. Older adults are at higher risk for low sodium levels .

Oct 1st, 2021
TREATMENT OF HIGH POTASSIUM

There are medications which can help lower your potassium levels when following a low potassium diet is not enough .

Sep 30th, 2021
COVID 19 VACCINE SAFETY IN KIDNEY DISEASE

Most doctors agree that the benefits of the vaccine for people with chronic kidney disease at any stage, those on dialysis, and kidney transplant recipients are much greater than the risk of serious disease or complications from COVID-19.

Sep 28th, 2021
DIET FOR HIGH POTASSIUM

Too much potassium in your blood, a condition called hyperkalemia, can happen suddenly or because of an ongoing condition like kidney disease. Hyperkalemia could cause heart problems and muscle weakness.

Sep 27th, 2021
LONG COVID AND KIDNEY DISEASE

Kidney involvement is common in patients with acute SARS-CoV-2 infection, and subclinical inflammation and injury may persist for many months, resulting in a progressive decline in kidney function that leads to chronic kidney disease.

Sep 27th, 2021
LUPUS NEPHRITIS AND BENLYSTA

Adult patients with active lupus nephritis when prescribed Benlysta have significantly reduced kidney disease activity and reduced risk of kidney worsening by almost 50%

Sep 24th, 2021
What you should know about covid- 19 and kidney disease ?

COVID-19 can lead to serious kidney issues. And if you’re already living with kidney disease, you’re more likely to get severely ill. Here’s what you need to know to stay safe. Some people with severe kidney injury need dialysis

Sep 24th, 2021
WHAT ARE KIDNEYS?

The kidneys are bean-shaped organs about the size of a fist. They are located at the bottom of the rib cage at the back of the body.

May 29th, 2021
WHAT IS NEPHROTIC SYNDROME?

Nephrotic syndrome is a kidney disease with a build up of water in the body and leakage of protein from the blood into the urine.

May 28th, 2021
PAIN IN KIDNEY OR PAIN WITH URINATION

Pain can be an important sign of kidney disease. Not all pains that seem to come from near the kidneys are caused by kidney disease . Most painful kidney conditions can be treated effectively

May 26th, 2021
CAN KIDNEY PATIENTS EAT FRUIT AND VEGETABLES?

Contrary to popular belief, patients with kidney disease CAN include fruit and vegetables, even with the dreaded potassium restrictions. Fruit and vegetables are an important part of a healthy, balanced diet.

May 26th, 2021
High blood pressure and kidney disease care instructions

High blood pressure is one of the major causes of chronic kidney disease. And kidney disease can also cause high blood pressure. No matter which came first, having high blood pressure damages the tiny blood vessels in the kidneys.

May 10th, 2021
Keep your kidneys healthy. Control blood pressure

Adults with high blood pressure have a higher risk of developing chronic kidney disease (CKD) than those without these diseases. CKD is a condition in which the kidneys are damaged or cannot filter blood as well as healthy kidneys for 3 months or longer.

May 2nd, 2021
Is it ok to eat red meat when you have kidney disease?

Red meat gets a bad rap. While it can be unhealthy to eat too much fatty red meat, lean red meat once or twice a week (not more than 6 ounces/week )doesn't raise your cholesterol and contains nutrients like protein, vitamin B12, iron, niacin, and zinc.

Apr 28th, 2021
What are the causes for chronic kidney disease ?

Chronic kidney disease is having some type of kidney abnormality, such as protein or blood in the urine and having decreased kidney function for three months or longer. The most common causes for chronic kidney disease are diabetes and high blood pressure

Apr 22nd, 2021
Lupus and kidney disease

Lupus nephritis is a type of kidney disease caused by systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE or lupus). Lupus is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system attacks the body’s own cells and organs. This may get worse overtime and cause renal failure

Apr 11th, 2021
Why are kidneys important ? How do they work?

The kidneys are two bean shaped organs located in the back on either side of the spine below the rib cage. Kidneys remove waste products and excess fluid by filtering blood. They also remove acid and also produce hormones to make blood, keep bones healthy.

Apr 10th, 2021
Does smoking affect kidneys?

Smoking increases your risk of kidney disease. It is worse in patients with diabetes mellitus. Former smokers have fewer kidney abnormalities than current smokers. Smoking induced changes might be temporary and may reverse upon quitting.

Apr 9th, 2021
Do you know your stage of kidney disease ?

Knowing your stage of kidney disease will help provide the best care. Each stage calls for different tests and management . If kidney disease is caught early, medicine and lifestyle changes may help slow its progress and keep you feeling best.

Apr 8th, 2021
How to reduce kidney stones?

The risk of kidney stones is about 11% in men and 9% in women. High blood pressure, diabetes and obesity may increase the risk of kidney stones. Having kidney stones puts you at a higher risk for chronic kidney disease.

Apr 7th, 2021
KIDNEY FRIENDLY RECIPE OF THE WEEK- BAKED FISH

This baked fish is our absolute favorite baked fish recipe. This recipe is easy to make, healthy, and delicious. This baked fish recipe is delicious served with cauliflower rice ( diabetic friendly ) and roasted broccoli

Mar 19th, 2021
Do you have Diabetes and chronic kidney disease?

Diabetes is the most common cause for Chronic Kidney Disease and End Stage Renal Disease . Know the risk factors for progressive kidney disease in diabetes. Early recognition and treatment of diabetic kidney disease will prevent progressive kidney disease.

Mar 18th, 2021
Are you scared about getting diagnosed with kidney disease?

Chronic kidney disease diagnosis can be overwhelming. You are not alone. 1 in 3 adult patients with diabetes have chronic kidney disease.Recognizing emotions that are common to other patients with CKD can help you feel less isolated and get you the support

Mar 15th, 2021
PROTEINURIA

Proteinuria is the earliest sign of kidney disease. Diabetes is the most common cause of proteinura. Early detection and treatment will prevent progressive chronic kidney disease and need for dialysis .

Mar 11th, 2021
WHEN TO SEE A KIDNEY DOCTOR ( NEPHROLOGIST ) ?

Seeing a Nephrologist will help identify the cause for chronic kidney disease. Help with medication management and slow progression of CKD. Identify CKD complications and management . Help with kidney replacement therapy options and decision making .

May 21st, 2021
TIPS FOR ACCURATE BP READING

The common positioning errors could lead to inaccurate BP measurement. Know the right technique. Check BP twice daily and maintain a BP log. It will help with BP control .

May 20th, 2021
Is getting contrast safe with chronic kidney disease ?

Contrast induced nephropathy (CIN) is a kidney disorder that is caused when patients receive contrast while doing CT scans. The risk for CIN is higher in patients who have diabetes or have chronic kidney disease.

May 1st, 2021
Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.

Mar 15th, 2021