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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
If you are having problems with your kidneys, you may be referred to a kidney doctor known as a nephrologist. A nephrologist has been trained in general internal medicine and specializes in disorders of the kidneys. Learn what you can expect on your first visit with a nephrologist.Post a comment | 1 responses
What does the heart have to do with kidney disease? Factors such as blood pressure, anemia and diabetes also influence kidney function and the heart. When you have kidney disease, you also have a high risk of developing heart disease, also known as cardiovascular disease. Learn more about your heart and kidney disease.Post a comment | 0 responses
Type 1 diabetes occurs less frequently, but people who have it are at risk for kidney disease. Learn more about the causes and symptoms of Type 1 diabetes and the connections it shares with kidney disease.Post a comment | 1 responses
Protein is an essential nutrient that helps keep your body healthy. But too much protein for people with early stage kidney disease may contribute to progressive loss of kidney function. On the other hand, inadequate protein intake causes malnutrition. People with kidney disease should monitor the amount of protein they eat on a kidney diet, and can do so with the help of their renal dietitian.Post a comment | 2 responses