A Rookie’s Take on Dialysis

A Rookie’s Take on Dialysis

ARTICLE SOURCE: Tim Bergmann http://kidney.ning.com/profiles/blogs/a-rookie-s-take-on-dialysis Okay, so I have only been on dialysis for about a month now (12 runs) which is why I am qualifying myself as “rookie”.  For those who have been on dialysis... read more
Hemodialysis Clinic

Hemodialysis Clinic

In hemodialysis, a machine filters wastes, salts and fluid from your blood when your kidneys are no longer healthy enough to do this work adequately. Hemodialysis is one way to treat advanced kidney failure and can help you carry on an active life despite failing kidneys.

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All About Kidney Disease

All About Kidney Disease

All About Kidney Disease. You have two kidneys. The kidneys filter your blood, removing wastes and extra water to make urine. They also help control blood pressure and make hormones that your body needs to stay healthy. When the kidneys are damaged, wastes can build up in the body.

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Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic Kidney Disease

Nephrons are the tiny units in each kidney which give them functionality. We have about 1 million of these in each kidney. Kidneys do a lot more for your body then you realize. They maintain our fluid balances, balance out some of the hormones in our bodies such as the parathyroid hormone, clean and filter wastes, and play a role in bone health through the processing of calcium. They also filter things like potassium.

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The Hemodialysis Process

The Hemodialysis Process

Chronic kidney disease and acute kidney injury (also known as acute renal failure) cause the kidneys to lose their ability to filter and remove waste and extra fluid from the body. Hemodialysis is a process that uses a man-made membrane (dialyzer) to: Remove wastes,... read more
A Look At Potassium

A Look At Potassium

For such a little particle, potassium incorporates a number of organs. The heart, kidney, muscles, gastrointestinal tract, and adrenal gland just to name a few. All of these systems work together to keep everything level, so when there is extreme deviation it could be a sign of something problematic.

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The Delicate Diet of a Renal Patient

The Delicate Diet of a Renal Patient

The delicate diet of a Renal Dialysis patient. Our kidneys, like the lungs are paired organs that work equally to eliminate wastes in the body while removing excess water from the blood. Surprisingly, a human body could survive with one kidney alone and is able to live a normal life.

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