Your Kidneys: Keys to Healthy Aging
Your kidneys do several crucial jobs: They maintain the balance of salt, minerals and fluid in your blood; cleanse your blood of toxic waste products; and release hormones that regulate blood pressure, control red blood production and keep bones strong. Kidney disease can put all this in jeopardy. Avoid health issues that can trigger kidney problems: diabetes, obesity, heart disease, smoking, COPD.Read More
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1 in 10
Americans 20 and older living with chronic kidney disease
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Kidney Disease Q&As
National Kidney Foundation
What drugs are harmful to your kidneys?
The National Kidney Foundation encourages you to learn more about the health of your kidneys in order to protect these vital organs when taking medications, including prescription medications and over-the-counter (OTC) medications . . .
- Q Why should I drink lots of water if I have polycystic kidney disease (PKD)?
- Q How much salt can I have each day if I have chronic kidney disease?
- Q How can sodium affect people with kidney disease?
- Q How is bleeding in polycystic kidney disease (PKD) treated?
- Q What is a normal GFR if I have polycystic kidney disease (PKD)?
- Q Can herbal supplements interfere with the drugs I take for kidney disease?
- Q Can kidney disease have any complications?
- Q Is it safe to use herbal supplements if I have kidney disease?
- Q How can I control my phosphorus levels if I have CKD?
- Q How many people have the gene for polycystic kidney disease (PKD)?