Kidney Today from the American Kidney Fund brings you voices from the fight against kidney disease—patients, their loved ones, renal professionals and many others.
In an interview on “The Ellen Show,” Hyland talked about her serious health problems--at age 28, she’s already had 16 surgeries, including six over the past couple of years, and has struggled with major depression. READ MORE >>TOPICS: News, Living with kidney disease, Kidney transplant, Kidney failure
At this holiday season, as loved ones gather to make memories, we are especially gratified to have helped make more than 1,000 kidney transplants possible so far this year in 45 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. READ MORE >>TOPICS: News, Living with kidney disease, Kidney transplant, Kidney failure
Nephrotic syndrome is a rare disease and, like chronic kidney disease (CKD), it is progressive and can lead to kidney failure. Proteinuria (protein in urine) is a symptom of nephrotic syndrome, and it can be one of the earliest indicators that something may be wrong with your kidneys. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Infographics, Kidney disease prevention, Healthy living
While seeking out information is an important part of being empowered to fight kidney disease, the internet is full of doubtful claims and outright false information. Separating fact from fiction—and understanding that supplements and alternative drugs can interact with prescribed drugs or cause harm in other ways—is especially important for kidney patients. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Education, News, Research, Living with kidney disease, Healthy living
Throughout my career as a nephrologist, I’ve taken a keen interest in rising rates of diabetes among children and what that means for their future health, since diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure. And I’ve been especially focused on how this manifests itself in Hispanic communities, both in South America and in Santa Barbara, California, where I live. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Education, Kidney disease prevention