Soda, Pop, Coke, Cola… Whatever you call it, it has a big impact on your health. Drinking soda can cause you to gain weight, retain fluid, and put you at risk for major health problems. Obesity, diabetes, and many other major health problems are associated with drinking soda regularly. Your kidneys are especially affected by […]
What are processed foods doing to your chronic kidney disease?
End stage renal disease is effectively the last stage of chronic kidney disease. It is renal failure. Kidney disease is marked in five stages. In the earlier two stages, kidney disease is typically only diagnosed via regular checkups and blood work. In the later stages, kidney disease becomes more apparent through symptoms and discomfort. The […]
There are many parts of living with chronic illness that can be confusing. Navigating what you can and cannot eat, for example, can be a big challenge to overcome when trying to understand your life with chronic kidney disease. Some restrictions are discussed more than others, and some only apply during particular stages of illness. […]
Dialysis is one of the two options for people who have reached end stage renal disease. Once your kidneys have lost enough function, patients need either dialysis or transplant to replace their failed kidneys. You cannot live with completely failed kidneys, which is why either dialysis or transplant is required. What is dialysis? Dialysis is […]
It is common for people living with chronic health conditions to be living with multiple health issues. As an example, a person living with kidney disease is more likely to also have diabetes or high blood pressure. This is because so many chronic health conditions are connected. The Chronic Illness Connection To best explain the […]