Kidney FailureInfo Center
Preeclampsia May Be Linked to Kidney Failure
Pregnancy can be an exciting time for many women, but it also comes with some risks, including high blood pressure. And according to a recent study, high blood pressure during pregnancy may affect kidney health later in life.
Prostate Cancer Therapy May Cause Kidney Trouble
Medications that have been used to treat advanced prostate cancers are now sometimes used to treat patients with earlier stages of the disease. A new study demonstrated that this practice may have some significant side effects.
Carry-On Dialysis: It's Your Right
Wheelchairs, canes and oxygen have been allowed on board airplanes for some time. But not all assistive devices have been allowed for free. Dialysis machines for the kidneys were on that list.
Some Antibiotics May Injure Male Kidneys
Antibiotics fight off a broad range of bacterial infections. In middle-aged and older men, however, certain kinds of antibiotics may cause the kidneys to start shutting down.
What’s Heart Smart Is Kidney Smart Too
Your heart and kidneys work together to maintain balance within your body. What’s good for the kidneys is good for the heart, and keeping up heart health may be key for the kidneys as well.
Catheters Can Be Killers for Kidney Patients
Kidney disease patients often require dialysis. If this procedure is done with a catheter, however, it may increase the risk of death and heart problems.
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.
Kidney Injuries on the Rise
Kidney injury does not always require dialysis. But when injuries are severe enough, patients need dialysis to do the job of their kidneys. Now it appears these severe kidney injuries may be on the rise.
Bringing Back Blood Flow in Kidney Failure
Blocked arteries are a serious problem for kidney failure patients on dialysis. While surgeries to fix blocked arteries can be dangerous for dialysis patients, one type of surgery may be the better option.
Kidney Disease: Warning Sign of its Own
Kidney disease patients have a higher risk of death and kidney failure than others. It was thought that adding high blood pressure or diabetes to the mix boosted these risks. But kidney disease alone may be enough.