The Best and Worst Foods for Your Kidneys

• October 15th, 2020

What you eat can have a big impact on your kidney health. Learn what foods are best and worst for keeping your kidneys healthy. For patients with kidney health concerns, general wisdom about healthy eating doesn’t always apply. While many of the best and worst foods for your kidneys are fairly straightforward, some of the  […]

Are Some People at Higher Risk for Kidney Stones Than Others?

• September 8th, 2020

Kidney stones may be small, but they can be very painful. Know your risk factors to prevent this painful condition. According to the National Kidney Foundation, one in 10 people will experience kidney stones at some point in their lifetimes. And if you’ve ever had a kidney stone pass through your urinary tract, you know  […]

Exercises for Patients with Hypertension

• August 13th, 2020

Exercise is a great way to lower your blood pressure and reduce your risk of heart disease, kidney failure, and more. According to the American Heart Association, nearly a third of the population of the United States — more than 100 million people — have high blood pressure. These numbers are deeply concerning given that  […]

What We Know About Coronavirus and the Kidneys

• July 9th, 2020

Recent research suggests kidney disease could be a complication of more severe cases of COVID-19. Much of what is currently known about the coronavirus has focused on the virus’s effect on the lungs. Yet recent research has also found a link between severe cases of COVID-19 and impaired kidney function. At this point, scientific findings  […]

Eating with Hypertension: Foods to Eat and to Avoid

• June 11th, 2020

Patients diagnosed with hypertension should pay close attention to their diets. If you suffer from hypertension, you’re not alone — hypertension is a common condition that affects millions of Americans each year. Because diet can have a major effect on hypertension, anyone diagnosed with hypertension should keep a close eye on their food and beverage  […]

Could Artificial Kidneys Save Lives One Day?

• May 5th, 2020

Researchers around the world are working to make the treatment of kidney failure easier and more accessible — including by developing an artificial kidney. Dialysis treatment has remained largely unchanged for the last 50 years, but researchers have recently started exploring a variety of innovative kidney failure treatments ranging from more portable dialysis devices to  […]

Nephrotic Syndrome: Signs and Symptoms

• April 16th, 2020

When your kidneys don’t filter out waste products properly, you may end up with a surplus of protein in your urine — and that could lead to serious consequences. Nephrotic syndrome refers to a condition in which the kidneys fail to filter surplus waste products and liquids from your blood. When the blood vessels in  […]

The Newly-Discovered Link Between Difficult Pregnancies and Kidney Disease

• March 19th, 2020

Women stand a greater risk of kidney disease — and that risk increases with pregnancy complications. Women who become pregnant naturally concentrate on taking care of their health to ensure a healthy baby. But do they also know the effect pregnancy can have on their renal health? Pregnancy has two major effects on renal health.  […]

What is an Ectopic Kidney?

• February 12th, 2020

Some people are born with a kidney out of its proper position, but treatment is only necessary if the condition causes painful symptoms. We’re born with two kidneys, a pair of bean-shaped organs that balance the amount of electrolytes such as sodium, potassium, calcium, and phosphate within our bodies. The multi-functioning kidneys also filter out  […]

Can Citric Acid Prevent Kidney Stones?

• January 19th, 2020

A healthy dose of citric can provide relief for those who suffer from frequent kidney stones. Here’s what you need to know. Kidney stones are tiny pebbles of crystallized minerals and salts that form inside your kidneys. When the stones are in your kidneys, you may not experience symptoms and they usually don’t cause any  […]