Kidney Health Blog

Our dialysis machines are like our engines, it’s what helps keep us running. Like an engine in a car it has so many parts that do so many things, all for one purpose, make the car go. So how does our dialysis machine actually work? And where did the idea even come from to create […]

The immune system is a vast network that spans the entire length of the body. From our protective skin barrier to our gut microbiome, our immune system is always on high alert as it attempts to keep foreign objects, like viruses and harmful bacteria, from infecting the body. It’s an uphill battle for the immune […]

If you’ve suspected of having low kidney function, you may be wondering what types of tests you’ll need to undergo. These the most common tests used to determine kidney function. Kidney Function Tests Urinalysis Creatinine Clearance Test and eGFR Blood urea nitrogen (BUN) Urinalysis A urinalysis is precisely what it sounds like- it’s an analysis […]

Many people experiencing kidney problems feel overwhelmed and anxious about their situation. There are new rules, a myriad of tests, and lots of new jargon. Hopefully, this list of twenty terms will help you navigate this new terrain with confidence.  This content is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute […]

By Marlena Chesner This content is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in […]

International Women’s Day is about celebrating and uplifting women around the world. It serves as a gentle reminder to continue pushing for equality as we follow our dreams. This year, the International Women’s Day theme is “#EachforEqual.” Their message? Every person is in control of their thoughts and perceptions. Thus, it is up to every […]

This content is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because […]

The immune system is crucial for our overall health and well being. It helps protect us against unwanted pathogens, viruses, bacteria, and more. Having an immune system is essential for survival. The immune system spreads out throughout the body and is involved with multiple organs, including the kidneys. (1) The Immune System and Impaired Renal […]

This content is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because […]

Kidney Function When the kidneys stop working they can no long filter toxins, excess water and unneeded vitamins/minerals from the bloodstream. Instead of exiting the body in urine, they circulate and cause further damage. (1) As a result, kidneys are also unable to properly regulate blood pressure, activate vitamin D into a usable substance, or […]