A new study shows calcification of the coronary artery is a major risk factor in patients suffering from end stage chronic kidney disease. The study was conducted over a 10 year period and consisted of 137 patients with advanced chronic
Reducing dietary acid intake is seen as a possible way of slowing kidney decline in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). A recent study looked at oral alkali supplementation as a method of doing this. The kidneys are the body’s
Chronic kidney (CKD) disease changes a person’s life, effecting their lifestyle, careers, diets and even how they manage pain. Because of the contents of certain medication, a patient with CKD has less options for medications. Some medications like NSAIDs are
Gout is a painful form of arthritis accruing when blood uric acid levels are higher than normal. The excess uric acid forms crystals in the joints which cause pain and swelling. Medication is an option regularly taken by many patients,
The FDA has required Uloric (generic: febuxostat), a prescription medication used to treat gout to receive a black box warning. This is the strongest consumer danger warning an item can receive from the FDA. This is due to new information
The use of potassium additives in processed foods is becoming very common and patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) must be taught about these potassium additives.
Doctors and patients should be aware and learn how to be sure that their
According to new studies, nonsmokers who are around secondhand cigarette smoke, have much more of a risk of getting chronic kidney disease (CKD). This research included thousands of never-smokers with normal kidney function. There were three groups based on how
Researchers in a new study say those with gout have a greater risk of developing chronic kidney disease. Gout is a type of arthritis caused by an excess amount of uric acid in the blood. Uric acid crystals form in
A new study out of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, in Wuhan, China shows treating obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may slow the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in patients with CKD.
Once again, experts are warning of the dangers of having plants and owning pets like dogs and cats. While it is possible for dogs and cats to occupy the same environment as plants, owners have to be very careful not