Hypertension – Living with It, Dealing with It

Hypertension or High Blood Pressure, as it is more commonly known, is one of the silent killers that plagues the general¬†population. It owes its lethal efficiency to the fact that it goes on undetected for months, and even for years, up until a point where¬†significant damage has already been done. Such as it was in […]

Laboratory Tests and Blood Levels for Dialysis Patients

Dialysis patients are required to take monthly laboratory tests. This is to ensure proper monitoring of our body’s blood and chemistry levels. These tests are also used by doctors as reference on how patient’s respond to dialysis, if they are eating right, their responsiveness to EPO shots via their hemoglobin levels, and so on. I […]

Anemia in Kidney Failure and Dialysis Patients

Most of us already know that our kidneys filter the waste from the food we eat. But few are aware that waste filtration is only one of the numerous jobs our kidneys perform in our body. It also produces hormones that regulates blood pressure, among other things. But do you know that the kidneys are […]

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. […]