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Kidney Disease (INACTIVE)

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  • When diagnosed early, stopping diabetic kidney disease may be possible

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My father was recently diagnosed with diabetic kidney disease. Is there a chance this can be reversed, or will he have it for life? What changes, if any, should he be making to his diet? ANSWER: It's not uncommon for people who have...
  • Adjustments should be made to get elevated blood glucose back on track

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Eight months ago, I was diagnosed with diabetes, and I'm having trouble keeping my blood sugar down. What could be causing this? I don't have any symptoms from the high levels of blood glucose. ANSWER: Anyone with diabetes is going to...
  • ENVIRONMENTAL NUTRITION: Skim the salt to protect your health

    Environmental Nutrition Trim the amount of salt in your diet to lower your risk of high blood pressure (hypertension.) That's been the health advice for years, but most people don't heed it. "Our bodies require just a tiny amount of sodium -- 500...
  • What you need to know about: Diuretics

    Diuretics are usually prescribed as a first-line treatment for high blood pressure, though many people require additional drugs for blood pressure management, such as beta blockers, ACE inhibitors, or angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARBs). Diuretics help...
  • Get to know your food labels

    You can ignore the carb counts, but pay strict attention to serving size, calories, and fat types. One of the keys to making better choices in your diet is learning to read a food label—not marketing promises such as "high fiber" and "heart healthy,"...
  • Acid reflux: You can calm the fires of heartburn

    http://www.whatdoctorsknow.com Pharmacy shelves are full of medications for reflux "heartburn." Most of us know the symptoms: a burning sensation in the chest with belching, sour stomach fluid coming up into the mouth--or worse yet, awakening suddenly...
  • Detroit Lions players, cheerleaders coach youth camp in Benton Harbor

    Detroit Lions players, cheerleaders coach youth camp in Benton Harbor
    Members of the Detroit Lions and their cheerleading squad were in Benton Harbor Saturday for a special football and cheer camp. Joique Bell, a 26-year-old Benton Harbor native and running back for the Detroit Lions, hosted the camp for the third...
  • Low blood sugar in some diabetics boosts dementia risk

    Low blood sugar in some diabetics boosts dementia risk
    For older patients with Type 2 diabetes, an aggressive focus on keeping high blood sugar down increases the risk of driving blood sugar too low--and with that, boosting the likelihood of developing dementia, says a new study. As if that weren't bad...
  • EatingWell: The worst things to eat for your heart

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death among Americans; on average, one person dies every 39 seconds, according to recently published data from the American Heart Association. Along with healthy lifestyle choices, what you eat can have a big effect...
  • More salt in food, but should we take recommended limits with a grain of skepticism?

    More salt in food, but should we take recommended limits with a grain of skepticism?
    While many doctors urge patients to curb their sodium intake for better health, the processed food and restaurant industries continue to spike products with large amounts of sodium, according to a recent study. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans in...
  • Anonymous kidney donation is on the rise, fueled by compassion

     Anonymous kidney donation is on the rise, fueled by compassion
    The idea kept nagging at Aimee Bultemeier. "I have two perfectly good kidneys, and I only need one," the 37-year-old nursing assistant thought. "I could save somebody's life." Here's the thing: She had no idea who that somebody was. It wasn't a...
  • Pregnant With Diabetes? How To Keep You And Your Baby Safe

    Pregnant With Diabetes? How To Keep You And Your Baby Safe
    Having a baby brings feelings of joy and excitement—but complications can occur for both mother and child if diabetes is present or develops. Some women may develop gestational diabetes, when excess sugars from digested foods build up in the...