Kidney DiseaseInfo Center

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Diabetes Rx May Be Safe for Kidney Patients
There’s new hope for people who have both diabetes and kidney disease.
Frequent Blood Pressure Checks May Trump Doctor Test
Having high blood pressure in a test at the doctor's office may not mean you have it all the time. Monitoring blood pressure outside the doctor's office, however, may lead to more accurate results.
Get Moving for Better Health
Keep on moving — or start, if you haven't already. Even a little exercise may keep your blood pressure and blood sugar at normal levels.
Rx May Boost Bone Strength in Kidney Patients
Some dialysis patients taking a medication called cinacalcet just can't catch a break — and that's a good thing.
Jury Still Out on Vitamin D Screening
Knowing which medical screenings and tests are worthwhile can be difficult. The jury is still out on one such screening for a vitamin deficiency.
Eating Healthily May Improve Kidney Health
Healthy eating is tied to a wide range of health benefits, from heart health to a lowered risk for cancer. And new research suggests that eating less salt and more fresh foods may prevent kidney disease and benefit kidney disease patients.
Pollution May Contribute to Kidney Disease
Factors like aging, diabetes and high blood pressure may raise patients' risk of chronic kidney disease. Now, new research suggests that air pollution may also raise that risk.
Low-Sodium Food Additives May Be Unsafe for Kidney Patients
Eating less salt can have health benefits like lowering high blood pressure. But some low-salt foods may have additives that make them unsafe for people with chronic kidney disease.
Home Dialysis Was More Effective Than In-Center Treatments
Patients with failing kidneys often choose to undergo dialysis treatments. New research suggests that the type of dialysis they choose may affect their chance of survival.
Smartphones May Help Teens Take Their Meds
For busy teens who have a chronic disease and require regular medication, remembering to take that medication can be a challenge. But smartphones may help teens keep track of their medication schedule.