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Lone Kidney Has Low Failure Risk
Donating a kidney can be a very generous gift, but not one without risks. However, a new study suggests that the risk of kidney failure in the remaining kidney may not be as great as was once thought.
When Surgery Triggers Kidney Trouble
The kidneys flush out bodily waste through urine, and are an important barrier against an array of diseases. When the kidneys stop working properly, it can trigger a host of other problems, including ones affecting the heart.
Following Heart Procedure, Kidneys May Be Injured
For over 20 years, coronary angioplasty has been used to open narrowed arteries and improve blood flow. The procedure, however, can cause complications, including harm to the kidneys.
Dealing with Physical Health and Bipolar Disorder
People with bipolar disorder may also be more likely to have poor physical health, according to a recent study.
Leading Causes of Death in the US for 2010
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report about the leading causes of death for the general US population.
Using Blood Pressure Meds to Treat Kidney Disease
People with advanced kidney disease sometimes must undergo dialysis, during which waste is filtered from the blood. Certain drugs may delay the need for dialysis.
Antivirals May Help Those With Diabetes and Hepatitis
Patients with the hepatitis C virus (HCV), which primarily affects the liver, face a higher chance of getting diabetes. Antiviral HCV medication, however, may improve diabetes outcomes.
Get Moving to Ease Kidney Disease
Kidney disease, which many diabetes patients develop, does not have to be a death sentence. In fact, it is treatable, and exercise may be key to putting the brakes on its progression.
Kidney Stone Risks After Menopause
Eating healthily and exercising regularly have many health benefits for your heart and metabolism. New research suggests these healthy habits may also protect against kidney stones.
Acidic Foods' Impact on Kidney Disease
Certain foods naturally contain more acid than others. There's been much debate about how those acids affect some bodily functions, such as the kidneys' job of getting rid of toxins and helping balance chemicals the body makes naturally.