September Newsletter

Be a caretaker of a patient.

Taking care of a person with chronic kidney disease (CKD) can be a very difficult experience and, at the same time, very rewarding. You may be anxious to see your loved one sick or worried that you won’t be able to offer them all the help and support they need. This is normal. But remember that you also must take care of yourself and that your health is just as important.

Understanding the effect this experience will have, the various treatment requirements, and the new routines you will need to adjust to will prepare you for the challenges and enable you and your loved one to live your lives to the fullest.


August Newsletter

Chronic Kidney Disease: Medicines to Be Careful With.

Many medicines may impair kidney function and cause kidney damage. If you have chronic kidney disease, your doctor may advise you to continue to take a medicine but may change how much you take. Or you may change to a different medicine. Make sure you talk with your doctor before you start or stop any medicine.

July Newsletter

Starting dialysis is not the end: It is a new lifestyle!

Hemodialysis is the most common therapy to treat chronic kidney disease. Hemodialysis uses an “artificial kidney” called a dialyzer, and a machine, during treatment, part of your blood is led to the dialyzer through a system of sterile lines. The amount of blood that will be out of your body is the equivalent of 250-300 ml. An average adult has between 4 and 5 liters of blood in the body and can easily tolerate this small amount outside of their body.


April Newsletter

Premature Infants and Kidney Disease Risk.

Progress in medicine has led to great achievements, one of which is to improve the survival of children, smaller and more vulnerable. In some hospitals, 9 out of 10 preterm and very low birth weight infants (those Are born weighing 500 to 1,500grs) manage to get ahead and are discharged from the neonatal intensive care unit, this is impressive, considering that in other times these children would have survived a few minutes.


March Newsletter

March Kidney Month. Kidney Health for All.

Living well on dialysis.

Dialysis for kidney disease is life-saving, but it’s also life-changing. Still, by taking charge of your emotional health—and accepting help when you need it—you can live a rewarding life on dialysis.

Take charge of your emotions.

If you receive dialysis treatments for kidney disease, you probably spend a lot of time focused on your physical health. That’s important—but so, too, is your mental and emotional well-being.


February Newsletter

Dialysis or kidney transplantation – which is right for me?

Dialysis and kidney transplantation are treatments for severe kidney failure, also called kidney (or renal) failure, stage 5 chronic kidney disease, and end-stage kidney (or renal) disease. There are two types of dialysis: hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.

When the kidneys are no longer working effectively, waste products, electrolytes (such as potassium, phosphorus, and acids), and fluid build-up in the blood. Dialysis takes over a portion of the function of the failing kidneys to remove the fluid and waste products. Kidney transplantation can even more completely take over the function of the failing kidneys.

This article discusses these therapies, including the advantages, disadvantages, and care required for kidney transplantation and dialysis. You and your family should discuss all the options with your healthcare provider to make an informed decision.


January Newsletter

Anemia and Kidney Disease.

What is anemia?

Anemia is a condition in which your blood has a lower-than-normal amount of red blood cells or hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is the iron rich protein that allows red blood cells to carry oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your body. With fewer red blood cells or less hemoglobin, your tissues, and organs—such as your heart and brain—may not get enough oxygen to work properly.


December Newsletter

Diabetes and Kidney Disease.

Diabetic nephropathy is a serious complication of type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. It’s also called diabetic kidney disease.

Diabetic nephropathy affects the kidneys’ ability to do their usual work of removing waste products and extra fluid from your body. The best way to prevent or delay diabetic nephropathy is by maintaining a healthy lifestyle and adequately managing your diabetes and high blood pressure.