For some people, high salt intake can cause high blood pressure — and create a vicious cycle of heart and kidney damage. Are you at risk?
In a Cleveland Clinic — Parade magazine survey, diabetes touched the lives of 53 percent of Americans. While they recognized that diabetes is serious, what they don’t understand about its symptoms, risk factors or impact may surprise you.
With so many choices, how do you know which protein powder is best for you? A registered dietitian explains how protein powders differ.
Hypertension patients, ask your doctor about the results of the recent SPRINT study that finds striking benefits in a blood pressure level of less than 120 systolic.
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One in five men and one in four women in the United States are estimated to have chronic kidney disease, and most people who have it don’t know it. Find out how you can protect your kidney function.
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.
If you want some clues about your overall health, look down at your fingernails. “Your nails are a very good reflection of your health. Many things can occur in the nails that can signify systemic or skin problems,” says dermatologist Christine Poblete-Lopez, MD. Pay attention to anything on or around your fingernails or toenails that … Read More
High blood pressure, diabetes or a family history of kidney failure put one in three Americans at an increased risk of developing kidney disease. But even if you don’t fit in any of those risk categories, it’s important to take care of these critically important organs. 7 secrets to kidney health You can do a … Read More
The wait for a donor kidney or lung may get shorter — at least for some on transplant wait lists. That’s because of recent changes to the U.S. transplant system. In December 2014, the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN)/United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) introduced a new way of matching transplant candidates with donor kidneys. … Read More
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. Here are answers to four questions you may have about kidney stones from Cleveland Clinic urologist Sri Sivalingam, MD. 1. How can I tell it’s a kidney stone? Signs of a possible kidney stone may include: A … Read More