Stroke Risk Factors: A Growing Threat
In spite of stroke-prevention efforts in recent years, stroke risk factors appear to be becoming more common, according to a new study.
Who Is Protected From Obesity Problems?
Obesity and metabolic problems may not always go hand-in-hand. Some obese people may not develop the metabolic changes that are often tied to obesity.
Weight Loss Surgery May Improve Kidney Health
Obese patients sometimes choose weight loss surgery to improve their heart health and drop pounds more quickly. And new research suggests the surgery may improve kidney function.
Rare, Deadly Disease More Likely in Obese Women on Dialysis
Scientists don’t fully understand calciphylaxis, a rare and potentially deadly blood vessel condition. But new research points to some of the major factors linked to the disease.
Get Moving For Better Kidney Health
Walking is one of the most common forms of exercise for people in the United States. For patients with chronic kidney disease, taking a walk could be a lifesaver.
More Muscle Mass May Boost Function for Dialysis Patients
About 1.5 million people around the world are currently on hemodialysis — an artificial blood filtering treatment for kidney failure. This treatment is known to impact patients' physical function, but they may have more control than they realize.
Kidney Transplant: How Big Is Too Big?
Before kidney transplantation, heavier patients are often told to lose weight to reduce the risk of complications. However, it's still unclear if some obese patients are too heavy to get a kidney transplant at all.
Obesity Blocks Kidney Donation
Obesity can lead to all sorts of health problems, from heart disease to diabetes. Now, it seems obesity can get in the away of kidney donation.
Weight Loss Drug Doesn't Work
Some obese people take weight-loss drugs to help deal with their health problem. One of these drugs, orlistat, may be harmful. The drug already carries a black box warning for liver damage, which the FDA added last year.