Category Archives: Kidney Disease
Kidney diseases can adversely affect your sex life by decreasing sexual interest and ability. There are a variety of factors that contribute to this including chemical and physical changes and medication which impinge on sexual function.
Kidney cleansing is important because it eliminates toxins and other wastes that may cause damage to the organs. There are various ways of cleansing the kidneys but one method that is slowly gaining popularity in the Western world is Ayurvedic cleansing. In observance of the National Kidney Awareness Month this March, we will take a [...]
March has been declared as the National Kidney Month and today is a good day to know more about one of the most important organs in the body. After all kidneys work 24/7, yes even when a person is sleeping… It is important to know exactly how they function, what they do for the body, [...]
We often hear of people lamenting about unbearable pain because gout is attacking their joints causing stiffness, swelling, deformity and impaired movement. The damage is magnified when gout causes chronic kidney disease and even worse, when it leads to kidney failure.
When patients walk out of their physician’s office with at least two prescriptions and have second thoughts what should they do? Studies have shown that most prescription drugs treat one symptom or an ailment, but are most likely to cause other illnesses. For example while analgesics such as Ibuprofen will alleviate pain it can damage [...]
Do you pop pills at the slightest pain? If you are a pill-popper here is something you should know about analgesics also known as pain killers. They may relieve your pain but may be harming a vital organ in your body: your kidneys. Even worse is those analgesics further reduce blood flow to the kidney [...]
Why Iron is Important for people with Chronic Kidney Diseases As Health Canada revises its food guidelines on introducing iron for babies as young as 6-months-old we take a look at the importance of this mineral on everybody’s health, especially to those with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). Maintaining a healthy iron level is important for [...]
If you have been diagnosed with early stage kidney failure it is best to stay on a special diet that would help slow down the loss of kidney function. This special diet will consist of more starches and sweets to help you maintain weight and protect muscle tissue. Although more fats and carbohydrates seem to [...]
Being a teenager is not easy. Teenagers deal with peer pressure, an increasing need for more independence, changes in the body, relationship issues (with parents, teachers and friends), among others. Teenagers are more worried about what to wear in the school dance than they would be about lipids! However, teenagers with Chronic Kidney Diseases have [...]
Father’s Day isn’t just a time when fathers are acknowledged and appreciated for their paternal roles. As a dad, you can use this special day not just to evaluate your accomplishments but to reflect on your responsibilities. And if your child has been diagnosed with kidney disease, you know you’ll have a few more of [...]