Ask our experts.
Got a question? Our panel of experts are here to answer your questions.
Join the conversation.
Hear what others have to say on the message boards.
Share your thoughts.
As you learn about kidney disease, we would like to hear what you have to say about our articles.
Smoking has long been identified as a health risk to everyone, but for people with kidney disease, it can be especially problematic. Read about some of the complications that arise for smokers with kidney disease.Post a comment | 1 responses
A diagnosis of chronic kidney disease can cause anxiety and stress. It is important for people with kidney disease to attend to the emotional and mental challenges that come from being diagnosed with kidney disease. Find out how to become more educated about kidney disease, how to connect with other kidney disease patients and how to improve your emotional outlook.Post a comment | 2 responses
When a doctor determines that bone disease is related to kidney disease, it usually means that the kidneys are not doing their job well enough to balance the body’s minerals. This condition is called renal osteodystrophy.Post a comment | 0 responses
When bacteria or other tiny organisms make their way into the kidneys, a kidney infection can develop. Talking to your doctor at the first sign of kidney problems is important so that a kidney infection does not permanently damage your kidneys and lead to chronic kidney disease. Discover ways to prevent kidney infection and how your doctor can treat a diagnosed infection.Post a comment | 0 responses
Potassium is an important mineral that regulates heartbeats and promotes muscle movement. But when you have advanced stage kidney disease, the kidneys may not be able to remove excess potassium, which can be harmful to the body. You will need to lower the potassium in your diet when your kidneys can no longer remove excess amounts help keep blood levels of potassium normal. Learn about potassium and how your stage of chronic kidney disease may affect your potassium level, high potassium and low potassium foods and where your potassium level should be when you have early stage kidney disease.Post a comment | 0 responses