In recognition of National Gout Awareness Day on May 22, the American Kidney Fund (AKF) is sharing stories of people living with both kidney disease and gout, as well as educational resources on managing and treating this chronic and painful type of arthritis. Here is a letter patient Theresa C. wrote to her coworkers detailing the impact gout has had on her life. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Gout, Faces of Gout, Healthy living, Stories, Living with kidney disease
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.
The drinks you choose to quench your thirst can have a big impact on your kidney health? Dr. Blake Shusterman, a Kidney Kitchen® contributor known as The Cooking Doc®, shared his top 5 drinks for people with kidney disease on our blog. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Kidney Kitchen, Healthy living, Nutrition, Healthy eating
This month, the American Kidney Fund (AKF) is putting a spotlight on Fabry disease. While doctors once thought that only men could get Fabry disease, we now know this is not true. Women can get Fabry disease too. In fact, more women have Fabry disease than men. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Rare disease, Education, Healthy living
I’m a pediatric nephrologist and two-time kidney transplant recipient. I was vaccinated against COVID-19.
AKF Ambassador Ken Sutha is a pediatric nephrologist and two-time kidney transplant recipient. He also received some of the earliest doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more about his experience and how he views the vaccine as a patient and health care provider. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Coronavirus, Covid-19, AKF Ambassador, Kidney transplant
As a nephrologist, food lover, cook and Kidney Kitchen® contributor, Dr. Blake Shusterman knows that choosing the right foods can make a big difference in your kidney health. Read his top tips for how you can better manage your kidney disease through food on our blog. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Kidney Kitchen, Diet, Healthy eating, Nutrition, Healthy living
AKF Ambassador and radio host Elizabeth Kay is on a mission to donate her kidney so her mother-in-law can one through the paired exchange program. She updates her listeners about her journey on the air and says the support they've shown “has been overwhelming.” READ MORE >>TOPICS: Living with kidney disease, Living Donor Protection Report Card, AKF Ambassador, Kidney transplant
DASH into heart health with new Kidney Kitchen® resources from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
To celebrate Heart Month, we spoke with AKF’s newest Kidney Kidney Kitchen®, NIH NHLBI's The Heart Truth program, and our friends NIDDK about how people with kidney disease can manage their heart health through food. Learn what they had to say on our blog. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Kidney Kitchen, Diet, Healthy eating, Healthy living