Addressing rising cases, high cost of treating chronic kidney disease
Nigeria, on March 8, joined the rest of the world to celebrate the World Kidney Day (WKD). A day set aside to raise awareness on the plight of people living with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and how to better prevent, treat and manage the “incurable condition.” CHUKWUMA MUANYA (Assistant Editor) and OLUWATOSIN AREO write. Tina…
Medical breakthrough: End of kidney disease, infertility in sight
A stunning medical breakthrough has seen human kidney tissue capable of producing urine grown in the lab, in a world first. Experts used stem cells to create mini-kidneys that were implanted into mice, with tests revealing they were able to filter and excrete waste. The research will allow medical researchers to model kidney diseases using…
Hope for kidney disease patients as mini-organs grown in lab
By creating and manipulating mini-kidney organoids that contain a realistic micro-anatomy, University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine, United States (U.S.), researchers can now track the early stages of polycystic kidney disease. The organoids are grown from human stem cells.
Combating chronic kidney disease with regular exercise
A research team is combating chronic kidney disease (CKD) with exercise. The team had patients engage in a specially designed exercise program and found that it improved their blood vessel health and exercise capacity.
Health conditions that cause chronic kidney disease
If you have too much bad cholesterol, it can build up in the vessels that carry blood into and out of your kidneys, and that can affect how well they work. It also makes you more likely to have high blood pressure and diabetes.
How eating more fruits, vegetables cuts kidney patients’ medicine expense by half
People with kidney disease who added more fruits and vegetables to their diet had improved blood pressure and cut their medicine expenses nearly in half compared ...
Experts advocate early diagnosis to tackle kidney disease
Pathcare Laboratories have called on doctors to urgently send patients with symptoms of kidney disease to good laboratories for quality medical investigations to improve their chances of complete recovery.
Help safe Bolaji from the jaws of death
But for the Kidney disease that rendered him incapacitated, Bolaji Olarinde would have been going around, ministering with his musical instruments to the weak and possibly winning them over to Christendom.