Tag Archives: Kidney

Kidney disease, postpartum anxiety can’t stop Spring Hill woman in Ms. Health & Fitness competition

  After starting off with 500,000 women, the Ms Health & Fitness competition is down to its final 84 women. And a Nashville local is one of the last women standing. Katie Roberts, a Spring Hill resident, is the leading vote-getter at the time of publication in Group 11. Of the 12 semifinal groups, the person in first place advances to the finals. Semifinal ... Read More »

This is how sleep quantity can affect patients with chronic kidney disease

While sleep duration matters a lot, it is specifically vital for kidney disease patients. According to a study conducted by the American Society of Nephrology, sleep duration may influence the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) experienced by individuals with chronic kidney disease (CKD). In patients with CKD, fatigue, lack of energy, and drowsiness are the most common symptoms that result ... Read More »

Cut down on salt to prevent kidney diseases at young age, say doctors

Cutting down on the intake of salt can go a long way in preventing kidney diseases at a young age, say health experts. Kidney failure is among the top five major causes of death in the country. There has been an increase in the number of patients in the age group of 25 to 30 seeking dialysis, which was not ... Read More »

Bio-Hybrid Kidney Powered By Heart In The Offing

Researchers use live kidney cells that will grow on and around the microchip filters. (Representational Image) Washington:  Scientists are developing a first-of-its kind implantable artificial kidney with microchip filters and living cells that will be powered by the patient’s own heart. “We are creating a bio-hybrid device that can mimic a kidney to remove enough waste products, salt and water ... Read More »