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Monthly Archives: May 2010


Four Key Messages for World Hypertension Day

May 17th is World Hypertension Day and the theme for 2010 is Healthy Weight, Healthy Blood Pressure.  Hypertension is a major cause and complication of kidney disease. Most people think of cutting down on their salt intake when they have high blood pressure but achieving and maintaining a healthy body weight is also a critical part of preventing and controlling hypertension. There are 4 key messages this year for World Hypertension Day and they are: Check your waist – a … (Read more)

Posted in Hypertension |

Important Information Concerning Vitamin B Supplements

Many CKD patients and their families have questions about vitamins – should they take vitamins, which ones and how much? Often they receive different advice from different people. Over-the-counter vitamins seem like a safe “back-up” to a healthy diet and the benefits, while often vague, are touted by the media, alternative healthcare practitioners, and numerous books. This past week a study was published in the Journal of American Medical Association that all CKD patients with diabetes should be aware of.  … (Read more)

Posted in Vitamins, minerals and herbal supplements |