Kidney disease can be caused by a wide and divergent array of factors, but perhaps the most tragic are the factors which can not be prevented through diet and lifestyle changes, for they are caused by genetic components which are
Lavender, the quintessential feel-good floral scent derived from the popular purple flower, has been used to soothe anxiety, calm frayed nerves and cultivate an aura of relaxation. Its benefits are perhaps only matched by its versatility, with lavender floral extract,
Experts are saying it is safe to replace meat and fish with egg white to reduce serum phosphate without risking proper protein intake in patients undergoing hemodialysis (HD). Hemodialysis is commonly referred to simply as dialysis and is
According to data from the CDC, in the U.S., chronic kidney disease tends to effect women slightly more than men, with 18% of women being diagnosed with CKD as opposed to 13% of men. A new study, however, has identified
Scientists based in Poland, Austria and the UK, led by the University of Manchester have discovered 35 genes for the kidneys which can indicate whether a person is or is not predisposed to contract Chronic Kidney Disease.
We get constant questions about this, as it is a very hot-button topic for folks who’ve received transplants, so there’s been an influx of recent studies regarding the effect of marijuana on kidney function. All through the United States organ
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
The use of marijuana is growing worldwide for medicinal purposes but especially for CKD patients. People with advanced CKD and end stage renal disease benefit greatly as marijuana helps them with chronic pain and nausea among other symptoms.
According to a Japanese study, low calcium levels are responsible for a large decline in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) among people without chronic kidney disease. This could mean even worse news for people with chronic kidney disease.
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.