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 How many people have the gene for polycystic kidney disease (PKD)?
- Q What is hydronephrosis?
- Q Why is eating fresh foods important if I need to reduce my salt intake?
- Q What does phosphorous have to do with kidney disease?
- Q What is nephropathy?
- Q What is kidney disease?
- Q At what age can polycystic kidney disease (PKD) start?
- Q Can analgesics cause kidney damage?
- Q How safe are NSAIDs for people with kidney disease?
- Q How are ureteral stones treated?