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Is Dialysis Safe?

The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs located on either side of the spine, just below the ribcage. They are responsible for purifying the blood as well as removing any excess waste and fluids from the body. When they stop doing their job well, or at all, your doctor will likely recommend dialysis treatments to keep […]

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Tips to Pass the Time During Dialysis

Dialysis treatments can last between three and four hours and are done three times a week. When you add it up, that’s 9-12 hours each week you can spend on a number of activities or hobbies to help pass the time and keep your mind engaged. Activities you can enjoy during dialysis Your treatment provides […]

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Hemodialysis vs. Peritoneal Dialysis

If your kidneys are unable to function on their own, you will need dialysis to help flush toxins from your blood to keep your body healthy. Dialysis replaces the function of your kidneys by removing waste and excess fluid from your bloodstream. Dialysis can be conducted at home or at a treatment center. For those […]

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Why it’s Important to Have Healthy Kidneys

The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs that are located just below the rib cage, one on each side of the spine. It’s important to keep these organs healthy because they are responsible for keeping the rest of your body, especially your blood, healthy. What do kidneys do? Keeping your kidneys healthy helps keep the rest […]

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Vascular Access Management

A well-functioning vascular access is essential for performing effective hemodialysis. Hemodialysis, or kidney dialysis, is a blood purification procedure. A person with end-stage kidney disease relies on dialysis to mechanically remove fluids, electrolytes and waste products from their blood. Nearly 500,000 people in the United States depend on dialysis to keep their blood free of […]

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Top Foods for Healthy Kidneys

Chronic kidney disease affects approximately 31 million adults and is the 9th leading cause of death in the United States. Kidney disease means the kidneys are damaged and can no longer filter blood effectively. This causes a build up of waste in the body, and storing excess waste can have a negative cascading effect on […]

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Recommended Diet After Kidney Transplant Surgery

If you or a loved one has advanced or permanent kidney failure, your best option for treatment may be a kidney transplant. A kidney transplant is when a kidney that no longer functions properly is removed and replaced with a donated kidney. While a kidney transplant is not a cure for kidney disease or renal […]

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Supplements for Kidney Health

To take supplements, or not to take supplements. It may seem like a simple question. But if you or a loved one has kidney disease or is undergoing dialysis treatments, the answer might not be. The reason? Your body may need more of certain vitamins and minerals, but at the same time, there may be […]

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Managing Kidney Disease

If you or someone you love is living with kidney disease, it’s important to know there are many ways you can manage it. When your kidney function declines and you’re diagnosed with kidney disease, the first step you take will be focused on slowing additional damage to your kidneys and renal system. Five ways to […]

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How Does Dialysis Treatment Work?

If you or a loved one has been recently diagnosed with kidney disease, you probably have a lot of questions, concerns and worry. While being told you have kidney disease is never welcome news, dialysis is a treatment that can help. Dialysis replaces the many vital functions of the kidneys and restores your blood to […]