What stage am I in?
The National Kidney Foundation proposed over 20 years ago a classification of the severity of the chronic kidney disease (CKD) based on the level of clearance of toxins performed by your kidneys. This classification has been widely accepted by the scientific community and kidney doctor associations worldwide. The level of kidney function (or Glomerular Filtration […]
What should I do if I develop kidney disease?
Seek a Nephrology consultation as soon as possible Choose a healthcare team that specializes in your stage of kidney disease. Stay active and if possible, exercise. Stay hydrated Learn about your diet options, which will depend on your stage of CKD. You may need to limit foods that are high in protein, saturated fats, phosphorus, potassium, […]
What is kidney disease?
Understanding your kidney (renal) disease is the first step in taking control of your health. In general, kidney disease means your kidneys can no longer remove effectively all the waste produced from the metabolism of your body. The accumulation of wastes can change the chemistry of your body causing abnormalities in your blood tests but […]
What causes kidney disease?
The two most common causes of kidney disease are Diabetes and high blood pressure. But there are other less common, but still frequent, causes that range from genetically inherited diseases such as Polycystic Kidneys to acquired autoimmune diseases that affect the kidneys. Also called Glomerulonephritis. Your kidney doctor at the Kidney & Hypertension Center will […]