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
When you have chronic kidney disease, preserving what little kidney function remains is of critical importance. A recent study by Tokyo Takanawa hospital’s Dr. Kenjiro Kimura followed a group of elderly CKD patients who were split into two groups, one
A new tool in the arsenal of natural treatments for chronic kidney disease has been discovered thanks to a new Chinese study which sought to affirm the correlation between folic acid therapy and improved renal function.
Patients undergoing heart surgery may be able to avoid kidney injury through the use of nitric oxide gas. The study, conducted in China, looked at the use of the gas on patients who were undergoing heart valve replacement. Patients
Findings arising from recent studies have shown that Metformin, the cost-effective diabetes medication is safe for most patients suffering from chronic kidney disease (CKD). Two separate studies which involve 150,000 patients was carried out under the auspices of Johns Hopkins
In a study, done by scientists at John Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, examined patients who had received hydralazine and developed AAV to find out the effects on the kidneys. They found that some patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis
Summary: Medications are needed for kidney disease, but many are down right dangerous for the kidneys. Often times we discover that years later when the damage has been done to many people. It always comes down to two things. Either