People who have any stage of kidney disease are now considered to be at high risk for severe illness from COVID-19, according to a recently expanded list from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). READ MORE >>TOPICS: Coronavirus, Covid-19, Dialysis, Kidney transplant
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.
Your renal dietitian can work with you to create a meal plan that you'll want to follow, and sticking to that plan is key to managing your kidney disease or kidney failure. Learn more about this important member of your care team on our blog. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Living with kidney disease, Diet, Healthy eating, Nutrition
Americans of color are in the midst of a perfect storm. Not the good kind of perfect, but the terrible, most awful kind of perfect: bad things colliding and combining into something far bigger and far worse than the sum of its parts. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Coronavirus, Covid-19, Living with kidney disease
If you've recently been diagnosed with kidney disease, you should schedule an appointment with a nephrologist. Your nephrologist will help you understand your condition, develop a treatment plan for you and connect you with additional resources. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Dialysis, Living with kidney disease, Healthy living, Kidney failure
It has been extremely challenging at times." Dr. Sagar Nigwekar, a nephrologist and former AKF Clinical Scientist in Nephrology fellow, shared how his hospital is handling the increased number of people needing dialysis because of the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Coronavirus, Covid-19, Dialysis, Kidney failure
AKF Ambassador Patrick Gee had a kidney transplant in 2017. "Three years and a global pandemic later, my life was on the line because of the immunosuppressive medicines I take to stop my body from rejecting my transplanted kidney." Read how he survived COVID-19 on our blog READ MORE >>TOPICS: Coronavirus, Covid-19, Living with kidney disease, Kidney transplant, Kidney failure
As a dialysis patient, you probably spend more time with your dialysis technicians than other members of your care team. Dialysis techs are a vital part of your team and treatment, but do you know everything they're responsible for? Learn more about them on our blog READ MORE >>TOPICS: Dialysis, Living with kidney disease, Healthy living, Kidney failure