One of the risks a patient with chronic kidney disease faces is adverse drug reactions. This usually occurs in patients who are in more moderate to advanced stages of the condition. Kidneys are necessary to filter the blood and remove
A new study shows Tripterygium wilfordii Hook (TwH) combined with angiotensin receptor blockers/ACE inhibitors (ARB/ACEI) is an effective treatment for diabetic kidney disease (DKD) stage IV. Researchers search China National Knowledge Internet, the name for the Chinese Biomedical Database for
Those with Type 2 diabetes have a new, revolutionary defense against the damage the disease does to the kidneys. The drug is named canagliflozin and is seen as a major improvement over an existing therapy, two decades old, designed to
Researchers may have found a new combination of drugs in the fight to help those with metastatic kidney cancer. So successful were the trials, this combination may become part of the standard procedure in treating this form of cancer.
There has been a lot of news coming out about proton pump inhibitor use and its effect on the kidneys, and it’s pretty much all been negative. Similarly, proton pump inhibitors, used to treat acid reflux and other associated
A new study has shown NSAIDs have serious side effects which put users at risk of heart attacks, strokes, and kidney or heart failure. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, are a group of pain relievers, some available over
A new study has shown certain cancer drugs can cause kidney injury in patients. Kidney injury, known formally as acute renal failure can happen over a few hours or days and can potentially last a lifetime. It is
In a paper published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, a Harvard research team found Omega-3 fatty acids may help slow the progression of kidney disease in patients with type 2 diabetes. In addition, they found
For many years scientists have been aware that high levels of arsenic can be harmful to kidneys which filter toxins out of the blood. That is the reason there are limits of allowed arsenic in drinking water.
People living with CKD are at a much higher risk of developing anemia. Perhaps the most troubling aspect of this is that the anemia may not be readily apparent, only showing symptoms once hemoglobin levels fall dangerously low leading to