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Your support allows us to elevate the profile of kidney disease as an urgent public health issue.

The National Kidney Foundation is partnering with Bayer and award-winning actress Debbie Allen to roll out the next phase of the “Are you the 33%” national public awareness campaign. 

In honor of National Kidney Month and World Kidney Day on Thursday, March 11th, the campaign will focus on the increased risk of developing...

Affirming care makes it easier for kidney patients in the LGBTQ+ community to stay connected with their health care professionals, and that can save lives.

Patients who identify as LGBTQ+ face injustices in their everyday lives, including a disproportionate rate of kidney disease compared to those not in the LGBTQ+ community. The National Institutes of Health recommends...

Your son sounds like he is very sick. The time on dialysis is determined by the amount of blood cleaning that is necessary to maintain health and also the amount of fluid that must be removed to keep his lungs dry. If he is having low blood pressure at the end of dialysis, this is commonly due to excess fluid that must be removed and his heart disease may impair his ability to mobilize this much fluid in only 3 hours and 45 minutes. If your son...
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You have kidney disease because you have abnormal anatomy of your kidney collecting systems.  This will predispose you to scarring of your kidneys.  You should try to remain infection free.  Naproxen and other non‑steroidal anti‑inflammatory drugs (NSAID) should be avoided as this will lead to reduction in your kidney function.  You should have your kidney function retested now that you are off of Naproxen and see how much function has returned...
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A recent article was in the Journal of Renal Nutrition – Product Update Volume 51 No. 5 2011 pp25-29, “Will the real “super food” please stand up? Legumes and beans", by Nadiya Lakhami, RD, LD. This article mentions that research does support the benefit of choosing plant based proteins for people with chronic kidney disease. Another advantage is that the phosphorus in legumes is not absorbed as well as the phosphorus in meats or food additives...