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Exercise May Benefit Kidney Disease Patients
Staying active can be hard, especially when chronic disease gets in the way. But two new studies suggest that chronic kidney disease patients should make time for exercise.
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.
Periodontal Disease May Raise Risk of Kidney Disease
Healthy gums make for a winning smile, but poor gum health may lead to other health problems. A new study suggests that periodontal disease in blacks might increase their risk for chronic kidney disease.
Sleep Apnea May Speed Kidney Decline
Diabetes is a major risk factor for kidney disease. It can damage tiny blood vessels in the kidneys that filter waste from the blood. Add sleep apnea to the mix, and kidneys may decline even faster, new research suggests.
Kidney Patients Who Need Statins Might Not Take Them
Two major health groups recommend statins for many patients with chronic kidney disease. But a new study found that many patients who should take statins didn't take them — even after a doctor recommended that they do so.
New Guidelines: Drink up to Prevent Another Kidney Stone
Kidney stones can cause intense pain and even kidney disease. New guidelines recommend a simple step that might keep kidney stones from coming back.
Mediterranean Diet May Decrease Risk of Kidney Disease
The Mediterranean diet has been tied to many health benefits, such as improved heart health. And new research suggests it may also protect kidney health.
Kidney Stone Patients May Be More Likely to Break Bones
Kidney stones are painful enough on their own. But they might put patients at risk for even more pain in the future, a new study found.
Physical Activity Enhanced Kidney Patients' Lives
Exercise can be an effective natural “medicine.” It can help reduce high blood pressure and lower blood sugar. For those with kidney failure, it may prolong life and boost mental health.
Concerns May Deter Some From Transplants
Some patients are less likely than others to undergo surgery to receive a new kidney. New research looked at the concerns that may drive this decision-making in patients.