Kidney Disease & Management

Anemia & Kidney Disease

Kidneys make a hormone called erythropoietin (EPO) that, in-turn, makes blood. When kidneys are not working at their fullest, patients can have low red blood cell count called anemia. EPO [...]

Bone Disease & Kidney Function

How Bone Disease is Related to Kidney Function Bone disease resulting from kidney dysfunction (renal osteodystrophy) affects 90 percent of dialysis patients but starts early in chronic kidney disease (CKD) [...]

Calcium & the Kidney Diet

What is calcium, and what does it do in the body? Calcium is the most abundant mineral found in the body. About 99% of the calcium in the body is [...]

Diabetes & Kidney Disease

Diabetes or uncontrolled high blood sugar is the most common cause of kidney disease in the United States and around the world. As the average weight of the population continues [...]

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