Sodium
Walter L. Bender
July 26, 2014
Sodium is one of the primary components of table salt.  Our bodies require a small amount of sodium on a daily basis but most of us consume a significant amount more t... Read More
Hypertension
William J. Peterson
September 22, 2013
Blood pressure is measured using two numbers. The top number, or systolic pressure, occurs when the heart contracts during a beat. The second number, or diastolic pressure,... Read More
Dialysis Access
Timothy K. Neufeld
September 22, 2013
Hemodialysis is the process whereby blood is cleaned through an artificial kidney. This is done in people who have kidney failure to the point where they are no longer able... Read More
Ways to Prevent Kidney Stones
Did you know that one in ten people will have a kidney stone over the course of a lifetime? Recent studies have shown that kidney stone rates are on the rise across the country. Those in the know believe that some major misconceptions may be the culprit. Read More
National Kidney Foundation
The Patient and Family Council (PFC) was founded in 1995 by the National Kidney Foundation (NKF), for people with kidney disease and their families. It is one of four NKF Constituent Councils. It provides an avenue for patients to express their concerns and identify problems so that the Foundation can help address those concerns and problems in an effective way. Read More
Kidney Diet
Good nutrition is the key to good mental and physical health. Eating a balanced diet is an important part of good health for everyone. The kind and amount of food you eat affects the way you feel and how your body works. Read More
Transplantation
When an individual's kidneys fail, three treatment options are available: hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and kidney transplantation. Many patients feel that a successful kidney transplant provides a better quality of life because it allows greater freedom and often is associated with increased energy levels and a less restricted diet. Read More
Dialysis
Dialysis is a treatment that does some of the things done by healthy kidneys. It is needed when your own kidneys can no longer take care of your body's needs. Read More