Heart Your Kidneys - June 2017

June 2017
NKF communities offer a safe and supportive place where patients and caregivers can share experiences, ask questions, and get answers related to kidney health, kidney disease, transplantation and living organ donation. Participation is free and anonymous. Join today. 
Kidney cancer happens when healthy cells in one or both kidneys turn cancerous to form a lump and often go undetected due to lack of symptoms. Here are five ways you can reduce your risk for developing kidney cancer.
Supposedly full of good, healthy things, a smoothie can pack more calories, potassium, phosphorus and fluid in them than a milkshake, so they can be a little hard to swallow if you need to limit any of those things due to your kidney health. Learn how.
 
If you’ve been diagnosed with or told you are at risk for diabetic kidney disease (DKD), or if you have been told that you have high protein levels in your urine, you may want to consider these clinical research studies