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14
Oct

Questions to Ask Before Becoming a Kidney Donor

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As a loved one to someone with chronic kidney disease, you may feel inspired to consider kidney donation. This type of donation is called living organ donation. CKD patients who receive a living kidney transplant tend to live longer and healthier lives than those on dialysis. There are benefits for the donor, too. You may feel good about significantly improving another person’s life, and even learn more about your own health through the donor assessment process.

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.

29
Aug

Health and well-being tips for seniors

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Staying healthy as we grow older can be tricky; there are so many new challenges that come with aging, including health and mobility issues that can affect everything from lifestyle to housing. It can be difficult to find a comfortable medium when it comes to exercise and diet. Many seniors find that a lack of exercise keeps them from being able to enjoy the things they love most, while too much activity puts a strain on joints and muscles. However, there are many things you can do to make sure your mind and body are both in great shape well into your post-retirement years—after all, doing so is important for your overall well-being.

Keeping your safety a priority is extremely important. When creating a plan for your physical wellness, it’s crucial to make sure you think about how your mobility will be affected because falls are one of the major causes of injury for seniors in the U.S. For instance, walking is a great way to get in a workout, but it’s better to choose a well-paved path at the park over uneven sidewalks in the neighborhood.

Here are a few of the best tips on how to maintain your health and well-being as a senior.

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.

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