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Fall Flavors for Kidney Health

Welcome to fall! Vibrant leaves, the weather getting a hint cooler, and children getting deep into school projects are not the only things that indicate that autumn is here. The foods and spices we use on those foods become spicier and richer. Chili sounds much better in cooler weather, and of course, pumpkin spice has covered every foodstuff and scented...

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Kidney Disease 101 - What One Should Know About CKD and Dialysis and How to Prepare

What is Chronic Kidney Disease? Chronic kidney disease includes conditions that damage a person’s kidneys or decrease their ability to maintain the health of their body. This disease can result in accumulated wastes in the blood, high blood pressure, weak bones, anemia, poor nutritional health, and nerve damage. Kidney failure is often a result of this disease’s progression, which may require...

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Take Fish Oil Over Krill Oil

By:  John Wigneswaran MD Many supplements promote the use of Krill Oil as an acceptable substitute for Fish Oil (Omega-3 fatty acids). In such instances these supplements often boast about the smaller pill size of Krill Oil. But two questions: Is it really just as good for your health? Can you substitute this for fish oil? Fish Oil facts Fish...

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If I Have Kidney Disease, Do I Even Need a Multivitamin?

By: John Wigneswaran MD Taking a daily multivitamin seems to be a well-established practice for most people. Everyone seems to have a favorite variety, and most Americans feel that this is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. What is usually ignored is that if you are a healthy person and eating a balanced diet, you actually may not need an added multivitamin....

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Vitamin B: Not a DIVINe Therapy for Diabetic Nephropathy

A Long Look on Diabetes The rapidly increasing incidence of diabetes demands the need for better treatment and management options of its long-term consequences. One major results of diabetes is the development of chronic kidney disease known as diabetic nephropathy. The presence of diabetic nephropathy leads to many effects on the body: Leg Swelling Loss of Appetite Nausea and Vomiting Leg and...

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Phosphorus: You Are What You Eat

By Dr. Neil WeinerSouth Florida Nephrology, Hollywood, FL. Patients with chronic kidney disease are often taking several medications and have associated medical issues that require close attention. Some of the more common of these are: High blood pressure Diabetes High cholesterol Obesity Heart disease While medications are a cornerstone of effective short and long-term therapy, dietary modification of vitamins and minerals is...

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