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Supplements That Can Improve Your Kidney Health

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 function don’t even know it! One reason kidney disease isn’t on the radar for most people is that there are typically no symptoms until the disease is in an advanced stage. When they do appear, they can include a range of vague symptoms such as muscle cramps, fatigue, trouble concentrating, loss of appetite, swelling in your feet and ankles, trouble catching your breath, dry or itchy skin, insomnia, and urinating more often, espec

Which Dialysis Treatment Is Right For You?

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 doctor about the medical reasons. There are many things to think about when making your decision. Peritoneal dialysis is a treatment for kidney failure that uses the lining of your abdomen, or belly, to filter your blood inside your body. Health care providers call this lining the peritoneum. Hemodialysis During hemodialysis, your blood goes through a filter, called a dialyzer, outside your body. A dialyzer is sometimes called an “

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