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.
Did you know more than 60% of hemodialysis patients say they feel moderate or severe chronic pain? If you missed our recent webinar, Pain management and kidney disease, catch up with our webinar recap blog post and learn tips for safely managing your pain. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Education, Living with kidney disease, Healthy living
Did you know only 10-40% of phosphorus from plant based foods is absorbed into your blood? This means you can generally enjoy fresh fruits and veggies with less worry about your phosphorus getting too high. Learn more in our Plant-based eating while on dialysis. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Dialysis, Healthy living, Kidney failure
Your dialysis social worker is a key member of your health care team, providing you with emotional support, connecting you to helpful resources and more. Learn about how they help you fight kidney disease in our Webinar recap: Ask a social worker blog post. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Education, Dialysis, Living with kidney disease, Healthy living, Kidney transplant, Kidney failure
In our work to increase kidney transplants through living organ donation, we’ve met inspirational allies in state legislatures around the country. In 2019, we worked to introduce legislation to protect living donors in 14 states—and nine of those passed the legislation! READ MORE >>TOPICS: Advocacy and policy, News, Living with kidney disease, Kidney transplant
An experimental drug used to treat patients with lupus nephritis has successfully completed clinical trials and its maker will seek approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2020. If approved, it would be the first drug approved to specifically treat lupus nephritis. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Research
People with kidney disease are at higher risk for foodborne illnesses. As we head into Thanksgiving, our guest blog post from @FoodSafety.gov shares four simple steps that can help protect you and your family from foodborne illness this holiday season. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Living with kidney disease, Healthy living