COVID-19: Protect Yourself by Knowing the Facts

The only way to protect yourself in these uncertain times from COVID-19 is to know what you don’t know.


Post taken from: NIDDK NIH Hemodialysis is a treatment to filter wastes and water from your blood, as your kidneys did when they were healthy. Hemodialysis helps control blood pressure and balance important minerals, such as potassium, sodium, and calcium, in your blood. Hemodialysis can help you feel better and live longer, but it’s not a cure for kidney failure.…
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Eating and Nutrition for Hemodialysis

Post taken from: NIDDK NIH How does what I eat and drink affect my hemodialysis? Your choices about what to eat and drink while on hemodialysis can make a difference in how you feel and can make your treatments work better. Between dialysis treatment sessions, wastes can build up in your blood and make you sick. You…
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What is Chronic Kidney Disease?

Post taken from: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Chronic kidney disease (CKD) means your kidneys are damaged and can’t filter blood the way they should. The disease is called “chronic” because the damage to your kidneys happens slowly over a long period of time. This damage can cause wastes to…
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Information taken from: Nephrology concerns the diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases, including electrolyte disturbances and hypertension, and the care of those requiring renal replacement therapy, including dialysis and renal transplant patients. Many diseases affecting the kidney are systemic disorders not limited to the organ itself, and may require special treatment. Examples include acquired conditions such as systemic vasculitides (e.g. ANCA vasculitis)…
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