March 2024

Getting Healthy for Your Kidneys

Did you know that, in some cases, kidney disease is preventable? While genetics can play a part, overall general health is one of the biggest factors in the risk for kidney disease. Let’s explore four ways you can get healthy for your kidneys! Additionally, maintaining a healthy weight reduces unnecessary strain on your body as well as reduces the risk of developing chronic conditions such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and even some cancers. …

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Kidney Korner: The Transplant Process

Did you know that dialysis isn’t the only option once you need to consider renal replacement therapy? Transplantation is also an option! Let’s break down what a transplant is, who qualifies, and how the process works.  What is a kidney transplant? A kidney transplant is when a healthy kidney from a living or deceased donor is placed in the abdomen alongside the failing kidneys. A kidney transplant does not cure kidney disease, but it may …

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World Kidney Day!

Happy World Kidney Day! We are so excited to help empower our community with information about the kidneys. We want to take today to bring you back to the basics and teach you about all the wonderful things the kidneys do within the body. We’ll share the basics, some fun facts, frequently asked questions, and how our team gets involved with empowering others.  The Basics: Located in the back, just below the ribcage, the kidneys …

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The 5 W’s (and How) of Blood Pressure

What: Blood pressure measures the pressure of the circulating blood against the walls of the blood vessels. This is the measurement of the amount of force the body is using to get the blood through the arteries. Who: Patients with hyper- or hypotension should take their blood pressure daily to monitor for any trends and changes. Patients with other heart or endocrine conditions should check their blood pressure regularly as well.  When: Take your blood …

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