Author Archives: Andrea T

Online Kidney Disease Support (repost)

NKF and HealthUnlocked have created four new online communities to provide help, support, and information for: Kidney Disease Community for anyone affected by or at risk of kidney disease – https://healthunlocked.com/nkf-ckd Kidney Dialysis Community for support of people on dialysis … Continue reading

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Me Without Healthcare….

Originally posted on AS I LIVE & BREATHE:
Again, a rare occurrence to get political on my blog.  Because whether people agree with me or not, this is a matter of life & death.  The AHCA/BCRA must not pass! I…

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Kidney Disease and MRI’s, CT Scans and Angiograms

I found out about two months ago that I would not be able to have a CT Scan with advanced kidney disease.  My sister was having a CT Scan and mentioned to the technician “My sister has kidney disease” and was … Continue reading

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Kidney Disease and the Lack of Information

If you have kidney disease and high potassium levels don’t even bother to look up the potassium content of your foods, at least not until the spring of 2018.  Manufacturers have not been required to add potassium amounts to their … Continue reading

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Kidney Disease and Alcohol

I used to love to have an occasional glass of wine (or two.)  Usually on the weekends.  I especially like a good Merlot with a slice of pizza.   But, with kidney disease, alcohol makes the kidneys work harder. I remember one … Continue reading

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Double Check or Die, Part Two, Kidney Disease

In my previous post, I talked about being prescribed a potentially harmful bowel cleaner preparation for colonoscopies.  Your diligence should not be limited to just things that go into your mouth.  I recently went to an orthopedic doctor for a … Continue reading

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Double Check or Die, Chronic Kidney Disease

I Scheduled my colonoscopy a month previous and it was the day before the hated test.  I got the large, gallon-sized container out of the bathroom and read the label for the first time. TRILYTE Generic Name: peg-3350, sodium chloride, … Continue reading

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High potassium or hyperkalemia in kidney disease

As the kidney function declines so does the ability remove potassium from the blood stream.  A potassium level that is too  high or too low is dangerous and can cause death. Hyperkalemia or high potassium is detected through a blood test. … Continue reading

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Kidneys and Alkalinity and Acidity

There are numerous YouTube videos and articles on the internet claiming kidney cures to the disappearance of cancer by keeping one’s urine slightly alkaline.   The range of suggested alkalinity is very narrow with the optimal for anti-inflammatory effect in the 7.25 – 7.35 range.  Continue reading

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Kidney Disease, The Discovery

Oh my gosh, I didn’t know! No doctor ever told me. Continue reading

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