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Kidney Disease (INACTIVE)

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  • What's causing my legs to jerk and cramp?

    Q: For around 12 years, I've suffered from sunset to sunrise from severe cramping and uncontrollable leg jerks that have responded to no known medical treatment. Is this restless leg syndrome? What's the best treatment? A: Your symptoms sound like the...
  • Why did my blood pressure suddenly shoot up?

    Q: Until recently, my blood pressure stayed around 135/75. About two weeks ago, my blood pressure suddenly shot up to 188/90. My doctor increased the doses of my blood pressure pills. But my systolic pressure is still around 170. Why would my blood...
  • Potassium-rich foods can cause trouble in kidney disease

    Q: My friend has stage 3 kidney disease. His doctor asked him to eat foods low in potassium. So far, we can't find potassium in the nutrition information available on food labels. Is there anywhere he can get a list of foods low in potassium? A: You...
  • 10 myths about heart disease

    Over the past decade, we've learned a great deal about what causes heart attacks and how to prevent them. But unless you follow medical news closely, there's a chance you might have misconceptions about the risk factors for heart disease, or heart disease...
  • Checking blood pressure at home pays off

    By Heidi Godman, Executive Editor,Harvard Health Letter Harvard Health Blog Do-it-yourselfers, take heart. Here's something else to do at home that can have a substantial benefit on your health: measure your blood pressure. It's easy, inexpensive, and...
  • Skim the salt to protect your health

    Trim the amount of salt in your diet to lower your risk of high blood pressure (hypertension.) That's been healthy advice for years, but most people don't heed it. "Our bodies require just a tiny amount of sodium--500 milligrams (mg) a day, or the...
  • Newport man named chairman of national foundation

    A Newport Beach resident has been named chairman of the National Kidney Foundation Inc., according to a news release. Gregory W. Scott, president of Newport Beach-based Winfield Management LLC, has been tapped for the post. The cause is close to...
  • Growing up Heat: 25 years on the beat

    Growing up Heat: 25 years on the beat
     Sun Sentinel NBA writer Ira Winderman has covered the Miami Heat since their inception in 1988. In this piece he reflects on how he and the Heat made it through the first 25 seasons, as the two-time-defending NBA champions prepare to open training camp...
  • Microchipping best defense against new 'dog-flipping' menace

    Q: What is this 'dog flipping' thing in the news all about? -- S.J., Henderson, NV Q: I've seen TV reports about people stealing dogs and putting them on Craig's List. It's scary. What can I do to prevent this? -- H.W., Chicago, IL A: Dog-flipping is...
  • Child with persistent fatigue despite adequate sleep should be evaluated by a physician

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 8-year-old is tired all the time even though she gets 11 to 12 hours of sleep a night. Is this part of growing up, or should I address it with her pediatrician? I wondered if she might be anemic, but I have read this is rare in...
  • High blood sugar may cause noticeable symptoms of diabetes

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What are the most common symptoms of diabetes? Is it true that changes in my eyesight could mean I'm developing diabetes? ANSWER: People who have diabetes have too much sugar in their blood. Although you can't know your level of blood...
  • Losing weight can have big impact on those with diabetes

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Can type 2 diabetes be cured just by losing weight? ANSWER: Losing weight can have a big impact on diabetes. Although it might not cure type 2 diabetes in every case, getting to a healthy body weight does have that potential for many...