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Is DIY Dialysis for You? Explore Hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis

Tags: kidney, kidney cancer, kidney dialysis, kidney disease

Learn to do home dialysis, and avoid the revolving door of the dialysis center. You could benefit from shorter, more frequent dialysis while relaxing at home. Explore two types: hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.


6 Things Your Nails Can Say About Your Health

6 Things Your Nails Can Say About Your Health

Tags: arthritis, dermatologist, dermatology, healthy nails, kidney disease, melanoma, psoriasis, skin care, stress

Fingernails and toenails often show symptoms of yet-undiagnosed health conditions. Find out what your nails might be saying about you – and when to see your dermatologist.


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7 Secrets to Keeping Your Kidneys Healthy

Tags: kidney cancer, kidney disease, kidney health, kidney stones

Learn the 7 secrets to keeping your kidneys healthy from a Cleveland Clinic nephrologist. Find tips that can help whether or not you are at risk for kidney disease.


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Will New Rules Change Your Wait for a Kidney or Lung?

Tags: kidney disease, kidney donation, lung transplant, organ donation, organ transplant, transplant, transplant wait list

Kidney transplants are no longer first-come-first-serve. Learn how new rules for matching transplant candidates and donors may affect your wait.


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4 Questions You May Have About Kidney Stones

Tags: kidney disease, kidney stones, kidney treatment

Think you might have a kidney stone? Small kidney stones can sometimes be present for years without causing symptoms. When they pass, however, severe symptoms may occur. Find answers to four common questions about kidney stones.


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How to Avoid Surprising Risks of OTC Pain Medications

Tags: chronic pain, fruits and vegetables, healthy weight, heart attack, kidney disease, liver disease, medications, NSAIDs, over the counter medications OTC, pain medication, stroke, ulcers, vitamins and supplements

For common, occasional aches and pain, an over-the-counter oral medication often does the trick. But experts warn people with chronic, ongoing pain to avoid long-term use. Find other options for long-term pain.


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Kidney Transplant: Life-Changing Care for Chronic Disease

Tags: kidney, kidney cancer, kidney disease, kidney donation, kidney failure, kidney transplant

Cleveland Clinic’s expanding kidney transplant program, streamlined waiting times and other innovations are improving access to this life-changing surgery.


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Do You Really Need to Take Vitamin D Supplements?

Tags: breastfeeding, calcium, geriatric, geriatric health, kidney disease, osteoporosis, parathyroid disorders, pregnancy, steroids, vitamin D, vitamin d deficiency

What should you make of recent research showing no benefit to taking vitamin D supplements to prevent osteoporosis? Our bone health experts advise you to check with your doctor before you stop.


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Obesity Increases Your Risk for Chronic Kidney Disease

Tags: childhood obesity, diabetes, end-stage renal disease, high blood pressure, ketosis, kidney, kidney disease, metabolic syndrome

Being overweight or obese puts more strain on the kidneys, increasing the risk of developing kidney disease. For people with chronic kidney disease, being obese is linked to the disease progressing to end-stage renal disease.


The historical timeline and evolution of kidney transplant - Infographic from Cleveland Clinic

Kidney Breakthroughs: A Visual History (Infographic)

Tags: infographic, kidney, kidney cancer, kidney disease, kidney failure, kidney removal, kidney transplant

Explore the breakthroughs that have shaped our knowledge of kidneys -- including transplantation and the work of researchers to find effective ways to manage kidney donation.