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Rx May Boost Bone Strength in Kidney Patients
Some dialysis patients taking a medication called cinacalcet just can't catch a break — and that's a good thing.
Physical Activity Enhanced Kidney Patients' Lives
Exercise can be an effective natural “medicine.” It can help reduce high blood pressure and lower blood sugar. For those with kidney failure, it may prolong life and boost mental health.
Concerns May Deter Some From Transplants
Some patients are less likely than others to undergo surgery to receive a new kidney. New research looked at the concerns that may drive this decision-making in patients.
Long-Term Blood Sugar Control Delayed Kidney Problems
Managing blood sugar levels is a central part of treating diabetes and preventing complications related to diabetes. And now, new research has reinforced that important fact.
Rare, Deadly Disease More Likely in Obese Women on Dialysis
Scientists don’t fully understand calciphylaxis, a rare and potentially deadly blood vessel condition. But new research points to some of the major factors linked to the disease.
Lower Kidney Function Linked to Certain Cancers
The kidneys help rid the body of toxins. When the kidneys don’t function properly, it can open the door to other serious diseases, and cancer may be among them.
Get Moving For Better Kidney Health
Walking is one of the most common forms of exercise for people in the United States. For patients with chronic kidney disease, taking a walk could be a lifesaver.
Extra Doctor Visit Cut Re-Hospitalizations of Dialysis Patients
Some health disorders drive up the number of costly, repeated hospitalizations and may demand more physician oversight. Kidney failure is one of those disorders.
Statins May Lift Hearts But Not Kidneys
Lowering unhealthy cholesterol with statins can reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke in patients, including those with kidney disease. This therapy, however, may not help kidney disease itself.
More Muscle Mass May Boost Function for Dialysis Patients
About 1.5 million people around the world are currently on hemodialysis — an artificial blood filtering treatment for kidney failure. This treatment is known to impact patients' physical function, but they may have more control than they realize.