Nephrology

How To Keep Your Kidneys Going Strong

Your kidneys are filtration workhorses. Each of these bean-shaped organs contains around 1 million tiny filters that sift through about 30 gallons of blood every day. It's up to your kidneys to filter out the waste and excess substances from your blood that you don't need while holding on to the nutrients and water that you do. It's a full-time job, so it's little wonder that everyone's kidneys work a little less well with age. For more than 20 million of us, the problem isn't age—it's chr...

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3/3/2020 9:53:00 AM Comments(0)

Addressing Kidney Disease by Dr. Steven G. Achinger

On July 10, 2019, the White House through an executive order laid out several goals related to something near and dear to my heart: kidney disease. It is not often that my medical specialty is clearly focused in the limelight, but I think this is long overdue. There is an ever growing population of Americans now over 700,000 who are dependent on dialysis therapy to stay alive as a result of developing end-stage kidney failure. This population is often hidden from our view even though there are m...

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7/29/2019 1:55:00 PM Comments(0)

Understanding Chronic Kidney Disease

It is estimated that 1 in every 7 American adults are afflicted with Chronic Kidney Disease CKD . Often referred to as the silent disease due to its initial lack of noticeable symptoms, the disease has a higher mortality rate than breast or prostate cancer. In light of this, it’s crucial that patients understand the risk factors, symptoms and available treatments that can help combat this dreaded disease. CKD occurs when kidneys are restricted in their ability to clean the blood of harmful...

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6/20/2019 2:15:00 PM Comments(0)