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.
If there’s one thing that’s predictable in a dialysis patient’s life, it’s the treatment schedule. Patients who are treated in-center typically go three times a week for about four hours of hemodialysis each time. But what happens when something disrupts that schedule? We sat down with Ariel Brigham in Houston to talk about her experience after Hurricane Harvey flooded vast parts of Houston and coastal Texas. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Dialysis, Disaster Relief, Living with kidney disease
For dialysis patients, a natural disaster like that unfolding along the Gulf Coast is truly a matter of life and death. More than 12,000 dialysis patients—more than a quarter of all dialysis patients in Texas—live in the region affected by Hurricane Harvey, and as the storm moves into Louisiana, even more patients will be affected. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Disaster Relief
Protein is a building block that is necessary for life! Food has three macronutrients—protein, carbohydrates, and fat. These macronutrients are the building blocks that make up our food and they provide us with energy, called calories. Protein can come from animal sources like meat, poultry, eggs and dairy, or from plant sources like beans, grains and nuts. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Living with kidney disease, Healthy living, Kidney failure