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Cramps – How to Manage Them For individuals with kidney disease, we can separate cramps into 2 types: Dialysis related Night time If you are not on dialysis, then they will be only the night-time cramps (even if they happen during the day). What do we know about them? Actually, we don’t know very much. […]

 

Top Tips to Avoid Heat Illnesses this summer As the mercury in your outdoor thermometers rises, it is important to maintain a healthy body temperature. People with chronic disease and those taking medications, such as Immunosuppressive drugs, need to be especially careful. Heat exchanges with the environment in four ways: conduction, convection, radiation, and evaporation. […]

 

High Blood Pressure the Silent Killer! High blood pressure (BP) also called hypertension is extremely common, affecting 1 in 3 adults in the United States. Uncontrolled hypertension contributes significantly to increased risk of cardiovascular disease (heart attack, heart failure, and peripheral vascular disease), stroke and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Hypertension is defined as blood pressure […]

 

Diabetes mellitus is a disease in which your body does not make enough insulin or cannot use normal amounts of insulin properly. Insulin is a hormone that regulates the amount of sugar in your blood. When diabetes is not well-controlled, the sugar level in your blood goes up. High blood sugar can cause damage to […]