Major Organs Affected by High Blood Pressure

5 Major Organs Affected by High Blood Pressure

We’ve all heard that high blood pressure is dangerous for your health. But why and how? What does it actually do to your body when your heart must work harder to pump blood effectively? Unfortunately, the consequences are not just confined to the heart. There are several major organs affected by high blood pressure.  #1 The Eyes Hypertension over long periods …

What Medications are Harmful to My Kidney?

What Medications are Harmful to My Kidneys?

Have you considered how the body processes different types of medications? Several of the medications that we take are filtered through the kidneys. The kidney receives 20% of the blood supply from the heart, and blood flow within the kidney itself is very high. As a result of this blood flow the kidneys are vulnerable to drug-related toxicity. So this …

How Diabetes Affects Your Kidneys

How Diabetes Affects Your Kidneys

Although not all people with diabetes will experience kidney problems, having the disease does present a serious risk for developing diabetic nephropathy. That’s because diabetes creates complications that may affect your kidneys’ ability to do their job effectively. In fact, diabetes mellitus is the number one cause of chronic kidney disease in the US. Detecting if Diabetes Affects Your Kidneys …

Survival Rates for ESKD Patients on Dialysis

Survival Rates for ESRD Patients on Dialysis

End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), or kidney failure, occurs when the kidneys progressively stop working. Many patients with ESRD are on dialysis to supplement  the ‘normal functioning kidneys’.  The dialysis treatment itself exposes the patient to many risks however these patients are also at high risk for Cardiovascular disease, Hypertension, Bone disorders including osteoporosis, electrolytes abnormalities and many, many other …

How Corporate Wellness Helps Your Business

With the economy on the upswing, employees have more options than they’ve had in years. Opportunities are growing. Competition for talent is getting stiff. And with this shift, workers expect more from their employers. The wellness culture that’s grown in wake of the recession means that good workers are seeking employers who are invested in their workforce. That’s why it’s …

Artificial Kidney UCSF and Vanderbilt

Artificial Kidney Under Development at UCSF & Vanderbilt

If you or a loved one has ever experienced kidney disease, you probably know that securing a donor for a kidney transplant is a long and difficult wait. The demand for kidney transplants is so high that the National Institute of Health granted 6 million dollars to pioneering researchers on the mission to build an artificial kidney. This groundbreaking technology …

Risk for Hypertension

Who’s at Risk for Hypertension?

Did you know that 1 of every 3 Americans have hypertension? Uncontrolled high blood pressure raises the risk for stroke and heart disease, which are leading causes of death in the United States. Fortunately, high blood pressure can be treated and prevented! To lower your risk for hypertension, check your blood pressure regularly and take action when your blood pressure …