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14
May

What to do if you think you have a kidney stone

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Maybe it began with a dull ache in your lower abdomen. Or severe pain below your ribs that comes and goes in waves. Regardless, thinking you might have a kidney stone is stressful! But, there a few things you can do to take stock of your symptoms and determine what proactive steps to take to minimize discomfort.

What is a kidney stone?

A kidney stone is a buildup of minerals that forms in the kidneys or urinary tract. Commonly consisting of calcium, oxalate, cysteine, or phosphate, kidney stones vary in size from nearly undetectable to as large as a golf ball.

18
Feb

Combining Dialysis and Heart Healthy Diets

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February is American Heart Month, and it’s a great time to spread a little love to your body. As many patients with chronic kidney disease in the Cincinnati area also have hypertension or other types of heart disease, it’s important to eat both a dialysis-friendly and heart-healthy diet.

However, these diets serve different purposes and have a few conflicting recommendations. Here are a few things to consider when merging these two diets.

28
Jan

Take Charge of Your Kidney Health This Year

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The beginning of a new year is a great time to reflect on the previous and set goals for the months ahead. Maybe you’ve been wanting to make more changes in your life to improve your kidney health and overall wellbeing. For those with chronic kidney disease, taking control of your kidney health might feel a little overwhelming. But there are many steps you can take that can make a big difference in your wellbeing.

29
Dec

Dr. Tindni Again Named a Top Doctor in Cincinnati

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The Nephrology Associates of Greater Cincinnati is proud to announce that Dr. Arshdeep Tindni has again been named to the Cincinnati Magazine Top Doctors list – an honor that is bestowed by recommendations from his medical peers.

Patients, staff, and fellow nephrologists alike recognize Dr. Tindni’s commitment to compassionate patient care and nephrology research. He played a leading role in multi-disciplinary research that improves the lives of patients, including preparatory methods of kidney disease treatment and quality of life benefits of home hemodialysis.

 

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In addition to his nephrology research, Dr. Tindni serves as an assistant professor and mentor at area hospitals and medical schools, where he trains the next generation of doctors to provide outstanding patient care.

Giving back is important to Dr. Tindni, which is why he participates in voluntary medical work and serves on the advisory board of the National Kidney Foundation’s Cincinnati chapter.

To learn more about Dr. Tindni, visit our care team page.

19
Nov

Hypertension and Chronic Kidney Disease

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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.

03
Jul

Avoiding Infection After Kidney Transplant

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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.

24
Jun

Kidney Transplant: the Operation

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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.

03
May

Getting on the Kidney Transplant Waitlist

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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.

Contact Us

Nephrology Associates of Greater Cincinnati
4750 E Galbraith Road, Suite#103
Cincinnati, OH 45236

(513) 984-3500
(513) 791-2151
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