Hypertension All Over Again

I have been dealing with Rebound Hypertension the whole last quarter of year 2014. Being as such described above, rebounds in high blood pressure among us CKD & dialysis patients are a common occurrence. With all the medications I take and constant fluctuations in electrolyte balance, high blood pressure getting uncontrolled is always a looming threat. Add a […]

Hypertension and Kidney Failure

Hypertension or high blood pressure runs in our family. Several of my relatives either died of a heart attack or stroke caused by hypertension that’s been left untreated. I had hypertension as early as my high school days, although I am completely unaware of it. It was just brought up to my attention six years […]

Food Considerations For Dialysis Patients

I recently wrote an article on why dialysis patients must be sensible on their eating habits, and the equal importance of consulting with your Nephrologist and Renal Dietitian before starting a diet plan. This time, I’m writing about the basic minerals found in food that concerns a dialysis patient, like Protein, Potassium, Phosphorus, Sodium, etc. […]

Diet and Nutrition For Dialysis Patients

Diet and nutrition are two important things a dialysis patient must consider. Food gives you energy and helps your body repair itself Your blood picks up nutrients from your food and carries them to all your body cells. These cells take nutrients from your blood and put waste products back into the bloodstream. Good nutrition […]