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Category: Kidney disease

03
Jun

Kidney Disease and Fluid Intake

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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.

26
May

4 Summer Safety Tips for Kidney Disease Patients

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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.

25
Sep

Kidney patients: why you need a flu shot

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Getting a flu shot is important every fall, but even more so this year with COVID-19. Coronavirus and the flu are caused by different viruses, making it possible to contract both at the same time. By getting your flu shot this year, you can reduce your chances of flu complications and potentially conserve healthcare resources for COVID-19 patients.

04
Sep

3 Ways to Cultivate Gratitude Every Day with Chronic Kidney Disease

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When living with a chronic illness like kidney disease, it can sometimes feel like the illness is all-consuming. Rewiring the brain to find gratitude can not only support mental health, but also aid in the physical healing process. Mindfulness practices like showing gratitude and meditation can help reduce inflammation, decrease anxiety and depression that are common with chronic illnesses, and even lower blood pressure when done consistently. As a CKD patient, you know that keeping your blood pressure in check is important to slowing the progression of kidney disease. Developing a daily gratitude practice is a great first step toward using your mind to promote well-being in your whole body. Here are a few ways to get started.

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.

17
Feb

How to Stay Active with Kidney Disease

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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.

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