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January 31, 2020

Renal replacement therapy or dialysis is a life sustaining treatment that is offered when the kidneys are too damaged to continue to work properly. In this article, we will focus on standard or in center three times weekly hemodialysis, which is the most common type of...

January 14, 2020


Anemia can make you feel weak, tired, and short of breath.  You may also have headaches and trouble sleeping.  You may also experience a loss of appetite and a more rapid heart rate. Anemia (uh-NEE-me-eh) comes from the Greek work that means “without blood”.  Anemia i...

December 30, 2019

Sometimes referred to as renal failure, kidney failure is the final stage of chronic kidney disease. The patient’s kidneys gradually lose their ability to filter excess fluids from the blood, creating a build-up within the body. At this point, the patient needs dialysi...

December 15, 2019

Beginning dialysis can be stressful and overwhelming. If you need to start dialysis soon, you have many decisions to make. Where you will receive your dialysis treatments is one of them.  Options for dialysis treatment are in-center or home dialysis and for many, home...

November 30, 2019

Unless you’ve experienced the misery of kidney stones, you probably haven’t given your kidney health much thought. Yet an estimated 31 million Americans suffer from chronic kidney disease (CKD). Of more concern, 9 out of 10 of those with moderately decreased kidney fun...

November 14, 2019

There are two types of dialysis: peritoneal dialysis (PD) and hemodialysis (HD). Each has many benefits and considerations of how it may affect you. There may be medical or lifestyle reasons for why one type of dialysis is better for you than another. Talk to your doct...

October 30, 2019

A nephrologist is a physician who studies and deals with nephrology. Nephrology is the adult and pediatric study of the kidneys and its diseases. The nephrologist deals with the diagnosis and management of kidney disease. The kidneys are vital for maintaining normal fl...

October 14, 2019

Nephrologists are physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease. What conditions are treated by a kidney doctor, and when is a referral to one of these specialists needed?

Kidney Disease Overview

If you haven't heard about nephrology (th...

September 28, 2019

If you have diabetes and CKD, you’re definitely not alone—about 1 in 3 American adults with diabetes also has CKD. The right diet helps your body function at its best, but figuring out what to eat can be a major challenge. What’s good for you on one meal plan may not b...

September 12, 2019

Kidneys are two bean-shaped organs that are located just below the rib cage. Kidneys are responsible for essential functions that keep our blood’s composition stable, allowing the body to function properly. In fact, each day your kidney filters 120 to 150 quarts of blo...

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