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How Losing Weight Lowers Your Blood Pressure (Video)

Tags: blood pressure, hypertension, kidney, kidney health, video

Watch Michael Roizen, MD, demonstrate how a small drop in weight can have a big impact on high blood pressure.


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If You’re in Pain With Kidney Stones, it Must Be Summer

Tags: kidney, kidney stones, summer, summer safety

Summer may have just officially started, but kidney stone season began a couple of weeks ago. Many doctors see an increase in kidney stone cases when the weather warms up.


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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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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.


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The Amazing History of Kidney Treatment (Slideshow)

Tags: dialysis, history, innovation, kidney, kidney disease, kidney transplant

How has a washing machine been used as a dialysis machine? On World Kidney Day, learn what has helped researchers find effective treatments for chronic kidney disease.


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Kidney Donation Just Got Safer

Tags: kidney, kidney cancer, kidney disease, kidney donation, kidney failure, kidney removal, kidney tumor

If you’re thinking of becoming a kidney donor, you should know that new rules should make it safer. An expert offers his interpretation of the changes.


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The Dangers of Dieting With Kidney Disease

Tags: diet, kidney

Call it a double-edged sword of obesity: You’re overweight and develop kidney disease, then diet, but do even more damage. That’s the finding of a new study that analyzed the nutritional and lifestyle habits of overweight people.