Hypertension and Chronic Kidney Disease


According to the National Kidney Foundation, more than half of chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients also have high blood pressure. High blood pressure (HBP), also called hypertension, can increase the chance that your CKD will worsen, making it extremely important for CKD patients to maintain a healthy diet, exercise regularly, and keep blood pressure in check.

Unregulated HBP and chronic kidney disease are inextricably linked – hypertension can cause kidney disease and kidney disease can cause hypertension.

Hypertension is one of the leading causes of CKD. High blood pressure damages blood vessels throughout your body over time, which reduces the blood supply to vital organs like your kidneys. When HBP also damages the filtering bodies in your kidneys, the kidneys can no longer remove toxins, wastes, and excess water from your blood effectively. The extra fluid buildup in the blood vessels can then accelerate hypertension more.


Avoiding Infection After Kidney Transplant



After your kidney transplant operation, you will start taking anti-rejection medication to keep your body from attacking the transplanted kidney. This medication is essential for a successful transplant, but it will decrease your ability to fight infections.

Keep Infections Away

There are many ways you can take a proactive approach to your health.


Kidney Transplant: the Operation



Once you’ve been approved for kidney transplant and a suitable kidney is found, you’ll be prepped for the transplant operation. Whether you have a planned living kidney donation or are receiving a kidney from a deceased donor, knowing what to expect during the surgery can help ease your mind and prepare you for your next steps.


Getting on the Kidney Transplant Waitlist


Once you have decided to pursue kidney transplant under the guidance of your nephrologist, there are several steps to take before you can be considered a candidate for transplant.

Referral to Transplant Center

At the Nephrology Associates of Greater Cincinnati, we are able to refer you to a local transplant center. There are two kidney transplant centers in the greater Cincinnati area: the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and the Christ Hospital Health Network.


How to Stay Active with Kidney Disease



Staying active is an important part of your kidney care and overall wellbeing. Even simple exercises can have a positive effect on your body and mind.

Why should kidney disease patients exercise?

Exercising may seem counterintuitive for patients with kidney disease when you frequently feel tired. Getting enough rest is important, but adding exercise to your care regimen may help the condition of your kidneys and actually increase your energy levels.

Finding an exercise routine that works for you can also help you sleep better, gain control of your weight and blood pressure, improve your mood, and increase your strength.


Dr. Tindni Named Top Doctor in Cincinnati 2018

The Nephrology Associates of Greater Cincinnati is proud to announce that Dr. Arshdeep Tindni has again been honored as one of the top doctors in the tristate by Cincinnati Magazine.


Every year, Cincinnati Magazine publishes its

Top Doctors list. The annual survey is sent to more than 6,000 physicians and asks whom these medical professionals would turn to if they or someone they care about needed medical attention. The respondents were required to nominate someone other than themselves.

This year’s honorees include 768 physicians in more than 50 specialties. Every doctor on the list garnered at least seven votes.

Dr. Tindni has been practicing nephrology for over five years and is a member of the American Society for Nephrology (ASN), the National Kidney Foundation (NKF), and the Renal Physician Association (RPA).

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