Nephrotic Syndrome

Fluid Insights: What Can You Learn About Nephrotic Syndrome?

In the realm of kidney diseases, one condition that stands out due to its distinct characteristics and impact on the body is Nephrotic Syndrome. This chronic disorder affects people of all ages, but it is particularly prevalent in children. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Nephrotic Syndrome, understanding the condition is […]

Kidney Failure in Women

What Causes Kidney Failure in Women and How Can It Be Prevented?

Kidney failure is a serious health condition that affects millions of people worldwide, and women are particularly at risk. According to the National Kidney Foundation, women are more likely than men to develop chronic kidney disease (CKD), a condition in which the kidneys gradually lose function over time. If left untreated, CKD can progress to […]

kidney cysts

What are simple kidney cysts?

Kidneys are bean-shaped organs that filter waste out of your bloodstream to produce urine. They also help balance the fluid and salts in your blood. Simple kidney cysts are fluid-filled sacs or cysts, that can form in one or both of your kidneys and are usually harmless. There can be only one cyst or many. The […]

symptoms of kidney problems

What are the symptoms of kidney problems or disease?

Did you know more than 37 million American adults are living with kidney disease and most of them don’t know that they are suffering from kidney disease? Detection of chronic kidney disease (CKD) can be a complex procedure, as kidney damage has already occurred when signs and symptoms appear. For this reason, kidney disease is known as […]

Healthy kidneys

What can I do to keep my kidneys healthy?

Did you know that kidneys are one of the five essential organs for your survival? Your kidneys are located at the bottom of your rib cage, on both sides of your spine, and are the size of a fist. They perform several essential functions. Kidneys filter waste products, excess water, and other impurities from your […]

chronic kidney disease stages

All you need to know about chronic kidney disease and its treatment

A slow progression of kidney damage or kidney disease is referred to as chronic kidney disease (CKD). This disease usually does not show any significant symptoms at the beginning but as it progresses early signs start appearing. As per the National Kidney Foundation, CKD mostly remains asymptomatic until reach kidney failure. The disease cannot be […]

Red Blood Cells

Anemia & Kidney Disease

Anemia occurs when there are not enough red blood cells in the body. Anybody can develop anemia, but it is very common in people with CKD. Anemia may begin to develop in the early stages of kidney disease when you still have 20 to 50 percent of your normal kidney function. Anemia tends to worsen […]

Top Doctors 2019: By Philadelphia Magazine

The Philadelphia region is a medical mecca, with world-renowned hospitals, medical schools, clinics and surgical centers. Philadelphia Magazine recently listed Top Doctors in with 2,642 physicians in 66 different specialties.  There were 52 Nephrologists identified and Clinical Renal Associates (CRAL) had 9 of them. Only the University of Pennsylvania with 12, had more Nephrologists on the […]

The DASH Eating Diet

One of the toughest issues facing patients with high blood pressure/ hypertension are questions regarding what types of foods to eat. Patients are frequently told to avoid “salt” by their physician, but beyond that they receive little guidance in terms of how to achieve this. The DASH diet, which stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop […]