Help with Dialysis

New Hope for those Waiting for a Kidney Transplant

Surgeons performing Kidney transplant. Nearly 1 in 3 patients in need of a kidney transplant is especially hard to match. New research suggests a painstaking treatment to help those patients tolerate an incompatible organ is worth considering. More hospitals have begun offering so-called desensitization therapy to help high-risk patients who …

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Let’s talk about ‘End Stage Renal Disease’ (ESRD)

I was diagnosed with "End Stage Renal Disease" January 17, 2014. ESRD is when the kidneys stop working well enough for you to live without dialysis or a transplant.  This kind of kidney failure is permanent. It cannot be fixed. Most cases of ESRD are caused by diabetes or high blood pressure. Some …

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