Did You Know…? Learn About the Link Between Diabetes and Kidney Disease

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Diabetes is the #1 cause of kidney failure. In fact, approximately 40 percent of people with diabetes will develop chronic kidney disease. What is the connection between diabetes and kidney disease? Besides balancing chemicals in your body, controlling blood pressure and keeping bones healthy, your kidneys clean waste and extra fluid from your blood. The filters in your kidneys are … Read More

How Santa Clara County In-Home Care Improves Life for Kidney Disease Patients

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For seniors who prefer to remain at home as they age – and, who doesn’t? – in-home care serves as a lifeline, providing assistance with activities that become difficult with aging and allowing for comfort, security and independence. But what happens when a senior struggles with a chronic disease, such as kidney disease? Not only is home care for seniors … Read More

The Ultimate Diet for Those with Kidney Disease

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You are what you eat, as the saying goes, and for those with kidney disease, it’s even more vital that a proper dietary plan be followed to minimize symptoms, such as pain, nausea, swelling and others, and to perhaps even slow the progression of the disease. Visiting Angels recommends the following dietary considerations (once approved by the physician): Sodium/Salt Excessive … Read More

5 Tips for Better Kidney Disease Management

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Hiccups. Loss of appetite. Itching. Trouble sleeping. These are just some of the many seemingly innocuous symptoms that could potentially indicate kidney disease. And with as many as 20 million Americans battling the disease, and many more undiagnosed, it’s important to bring any concerning symptoms to the doctor’s attention. If kidney disease is the culprit, these tips from the National … Read More