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How Blood Pressure Works

How Blood Pressure Works
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Kidney Transplant

Kidney Transplant

Kidney transplants are one of the most common transplant operations in the United States. Kidney transplantation involves replacement of the failed kidneys in a recipient (person receiving the kidney) with one working kidney from a donor (person donating the kidney.) There are two types of donors: A […]

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Dialysis

Dialysis

Dialysis is currently practiced in two forms: peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis. Both types filter the blood to help the body eliminate waste, excess water, and excess salt. Peritoneal dialysis (PD) uses the lining of the abdomen to filter the blood. This process is conducted through a small […]

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Chronic Kidney Disease associated Mineral bone disorder

Chronic Kidney Disease associated Mineral bone disorder

Chronic Kidney Disease associated Mineral bone disorder (also called secondary hyperparathyroidism or renal osteodystrophy): Disordered mineral bone metabolism is a common complication of chronic kidney disease (CKD).  It usually starts in patients with CKD stage 3 and is present in almost all patients on dialysis.  Mineral bone […]

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Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic Kidney Disease

The kidneys are organs that work as filters in our bodies. They produce urine to eliminate waste, excess water, and excess salt. In this role, the kidneys are crucial in maintaining the body’s chemical balance. They also participate in the production of red blood cells, the regulation […]

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Anemia of Chronic Kidney Disease

Anemia of Chronic Kidney Disease

Anemia is a condition in which a person does not have enough healthy red blood cells. Red blood cells serve the role of carrying oxygen throughout the body, thus patients with anemia do not get enough oxygen delivered to their organs. Anemia of chronic disease is a […]

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Understanding Your Kidneys

Understanding Your Kidneys

Chronic Kidney Disease: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) means that your kidneys are not working as well as they once did.  Various conditions can cause CKD.  Severity can vary but most cases: are mild or moderate, occur in older people, do not cause symptoms, and do not progress […]

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