November Newsletter

Kidney and Aging.

The world population is aging and the percentage of people over 85 is the fastest growing group, especially in developed countries.

Normally, there is a decrease in renal function over time, a fact that occurs after 40 years of age, however, not all individuals develop chronic renal failure with old age. Those who are genetically predisposed and who throughout their lives evolved or presented cardiovascular risk factors (smoking, obesity, diabetes, hypertension, high lipids, sedentary lifestyle, heart attacks) are more likely to have impaired renal function, to develop vascular damage and chronic kidney disease over the years.

 

Soundialys October Newsletter

Starting in Dialysis.

Kidney failure occurs when the kidneys can no longer carry out their functions properly. This permanent deficit is called chronic kidney disease, which can be the consequence of a progressive reduction in its functions, over a long period of time or due to sudden kidney failure (that is, acute kidney failure). In chronic kidney failure, the kidney is irreversibly affected. Many causes can lead to chronic kidney failure; the most common include diabetes, chronic kidney inflammation (glomerulonephritis), high blood pressure, or vascular diseases.

 

Soundialys September Newsletter

Cancer and Kidney Disease.

Recently, significant importance has been attached to the relationship between these two diseases, which are highly prevalent in our country. They are related since patients with chronic kidney disease have an increased risk of cancer and those patients who have cancer may develop chronic kidney disease and this is due to several reasons such as tumor invasion of the urinary tract causing obstruction, due to Metabolic alterations and secretion of substances that cause renal toxicity, even treatment with chemotherapy or radiotherapy can cause transient or permanent kidney damage. For this reason, the surveillance of the patient with cancer diagnosis is not only limited to that, but involves the care and prevention of complications, which sometimes cause greater harm to the patient.

 

Soundialys August Newsletter

Smoking and Chronic Kidney Disease.

For many years we have known the negative health effects of smoking, this has caused a decrease in the number of people who smoke, however, the current number of smokers is very high.

Thanks to studies conducted for many years we know that the main adverse effects of smoking are lung and cardiovascular damage, however, it has been shown that other organs also suffer both direct and indirect damage, one of them is the kidney.

 

High-Protein Diets and Kidney Disease

High-Protein Diets

Rapid weight-loss diets, which is increasingly popular among the young generations, are usually based on a high-protein intake and a very limited amount of carbohydrates. Although there is some evidence that these diets lead to a rapid weight loss, it is still unclear whether these results are sustainable in the longer-term. In other words: you may gain weight – when you end your diet – as fast as you lost it. Besides, some studies suggest that high-protein intake may lead to long-term side effects, affecting your kidneys.

 

Soundialys July Newsletter

Our reason for being.

From our first day in Puerto Vallarta we have sought to offer you excellent medical services, and after 4 years, we have not lost sight of our main objective, our reason for being, to help improve your quality of life.

We thank you in advance for your trust and special gratitude to this beautiful city of Puerto Vallarta.

Thank you very much!

 

Lupus & Kidneys

Lupus and Kidneys

Lupus is an autoimmune disease, which means that the immune system (the system that is normally responsible for defending against infectious processes) attacks the body itself. It is a disease that most often attacks young women between 20-30 years of age, is incurable, only controllable. Lupus can affect multiple organs of the body, including the kidney.