COVID-19 Booster shots available for CKD patients



The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recently announced that certain individuals are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster shot. Did you get a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna shot at least 6 months ago? Or, did you get a Johnson & Johnson shot at least 2 months ago? If so, as a chronic kidney disease patient of any age, you qualify for a booster shot. 


Get to know the language of kidney disease


It’s normal to wonder how your life will change and how you’ll manage the changes that come with a new diagnosis of kidney disease. The lexicon of kidney disease can add another layer of complexity to navigating this transition. Familiarizing yourself with some of the medical terms you’ll hear your Nephrology Associates of Greater Cincinnati care team use can help you feel more at ease about the changes happening in your body and empowered to be an active participant in your health. 


Build a Kidney-Friendly School Lunch


According to the American Heart Association, the average child between the age of 2 and 19 eats more than 3,100mg of sodium per day – 800 more mg than the recommended amount! A high-sodium diet puts kids at risk of high blood pressure and obesity, leading to an increased risk of developing kidney disease.

Some of the biggest sodium sources in their diets are pizza, cured meats, sandwiches, packaged snacks, and processed chicken products like nuggets, patties, and tenders. Sending your child to school with a healthy packed lunch is one great way to give them access to tasty, kidney-friendly alternatives. Consider adding these foods to their bags:


Kidney donation: what you get when you give


You’ve likely heard about the life-changing benefits of kidney donation for recipients. And the need has never been greater ­– COVID-19-related complications add to the already increasing number of individuals with kidney damage. Organ donation quite literally gives kidney patients a new lease on life.

But there are lots of benefits for kidney donors, too. Here are a few things you can get when you give.


Kidney Disease and Fluid Intake


When it comes to fluid intake and kidney disease, less is more. Because the kidneys are no longer able to work effectively, the body is unable to rid itself of excess fluids. Our kidney disease patients at the Nephrology Associates of Greater Cincinnati work with their care team to determine a target amount unique to their situation, but here is some general guidance on fluid intake.


4 Summer Safety Tips for Kidney Disease Patients


Warm weather is right around the corner, and after months spent indoors during the pandemic, our neighbors across the tristate are anxious to get outside. Many kidney disease patients are diligent about protecting themselves from COVID-19 through physical distancing, mask wearing, and getting vaccinated, but summer requires extra vigilance for those with CKD even in non-pandemic times. Here are a few tips to stay healthy as temperatures are on the rise.


Four things you didn’t know about kidney donation


At the Nephrology Associates of Greater Cincinnati, we’ve seen firsthand how organ donation transforms the lives of our end stage renal disease patients. Kidney transplant patients are living longer and leading healthier lives than those on dialysis. Some are even able to return to the lifestyle they led before renal failure, with a few adjustments.

For National Donate Life month this April, we’re celebrating the generous organ donors who have improved so many kidney patients’ quality of life and encouraging others to learn more about donation. Here are a few things you might not have known about kidney donation.

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Cincinnati, OH 45236

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