Padma Ram, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Location and Office HoursPadma Ram MD
Oswego, NY 13126
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Why are African Americans at increased risk for chronic kidney disease?
National Kidney Foundation answeredAfrican Americans and other ethnic groups are at increased risk for chronic kidney disease (CKD). Diabetes, the leading cause of CKD, is more common in these groups. Also, high blood pressure, the second leading cause of CKD, appears more often in African Americans than in other ethnic groups. Many experts believe these groups may have an inherited tendency to develop these diseases. When combined with other things such as being overweight, this tendency may lead to disease. Staying at a normal weight and getting enough exercise are very important for these groups to help prevent diabetes and high blood pressure.
What is a reproductive endocrinologist?
Reproductive endocrinologists are medical doctors who specialize in diagnosing and treating infertility and other reproductive or hormonal disorders. For example, they can help men and women find out why a woman can't get pregnant.
These specialists can be board-certified through the Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, which is recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties.
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How much salt can I have each day if I have chronic kidney disease?
If you have hypertension or chronic kidney disease (CKD), eating the right kind of food is an important part of living a healthy life. Indeed, a change to a low-sodium diet can slow the progression of kidney disease. To help you reach this goal, doctors recommend reducing the amount of sodium in your diet to 2,000 milligrams (mg) per day.
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