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Achy during Cold Weather? Tips for Combating the Cold
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Achy during Cold Weather? Tips for Combating the Cold

As the weather gets cold, many of us experience body aches that can become bothersome and hinder daily activities. There are various causes behind these aches – the most common being viral illnesses, such as flu, that cause aching muscles in winters. Some people also experience joint pains in cold weather that can make moving...

Tips for Coping with Dialysis
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Tips for Coping with Dialysis

Kidney disease is common and can be life-threatening if not treated properly. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), five-to-10 million people die from kidney disease every year, making kidney disease treatment crucial. When diagnosed with kidney disease, your doctor can prescribe you different treatment options based on the disease’s extent. These options can range...

What is Dialysis?
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What is Dialysis?

The kidneys have a vital role in our bodies, as well-functioning kidneys are essential for a healthy life. Among many other purposes that the kidneys serve, the most prominent function is filtering out waste products to clean the blood. However, many health conditions damage kidneys and hinder their ability to do so. When this happens,...

How Do I Know if I’m in Good Health?
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How Do I Know if I’m in Good Health?

We know that maintaining good health is essential, so we should always keep an eye on our well-being and take necessary precautions to stay healthy. Various parameters can indicate a state of good health. Your doctor will likely measure these health parameters from time to time to ensure you are doing well. Doing these check-ins...

Common Causes of Kidney Failure
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Common Causes of Kidney Failure

The kidneys have a vital role in excreting waste products out of our bodies, and they also perform many other essential functions. Well-functioning kidneys are necessary for a healthy life; however, many suffer from kidney disease.  Kidney failure, also known as renal failure, is a lethal condition associated with a high death rate. According to...

How Does High Blood Pressure Affect My Overall Health?
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How Does High Blood Pressure Affect My Overall Health?

Managing your blood pressure is crucial for your overall health to avoid more serious health issues in the future. Also called hypertension, high blood pressure (HBP) is a common problem. In the US, roughly 68 million people have high blood pressure, according to the CDC. Slightly higher than normal blood pressure, called prehypertension, affects 28%...

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