Tag: kidney failure

Using Urine Testing To Predict Future Health Risks

Using Urine Testing To Predict Future Health Risks

[ 0 ] 2012-11-01 |

As a medical tool, urine testing offers physicians important insights to unobtrusively identify what is happening in the body. In fact, the combination of blood tests and urine tests form the backbone for much of the medical testing that doctors routinely use to diagnose disease. As such, urine testing serves a crucial role in ensuring […]

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Muscle Loss As A Side Effect Of 3 Underdiagnosed Health Problems

Muscle Loss As A Side Effect Of 3 Underdiagnosed Health Problems

[ 0 ] 2012-10-05 |

The loss of muscle is a well-known aspect of aging that we can readily observe in our more senior friends and relatives. Such reductions in muscle mass are part of what makes us more frail in our later years. However, it is not only aging that can lead to a loss of muscle. Most people […]

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Polycystic Kidney Disease And Uncontrolled Healing

Polycystic Kidney Disease And Uncontrolled Healing

[ 0 ] 2011-06-23 |

As the purification system for our bodies, our kidneys are responsible for the removal of waste materials that accumulate in our blood as a normal part of everyday functioning. The wastes from the operation of our cells and the ongoing breakdown of body tissues must all be cleansed from our blood in order to prevent […]

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Taking A Little To Get A Lot in Kidney Cancer Surgery

Taking A Little To Get A Lot in Kidney Cancer Surgery

[ 0 ] 2011-04-13 |

For the treatment of cancer, both chemotherapy and radiation therapy provide powerful tools in the battle against the disease. Despite the value of these approaches, however, some cancers do not respond well to either treatment, meaning that surgery becomes one of the few remaining options to eliminate cancerous tissue. Renal or Kidney Cancer is one […]

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The Growing Need For Dialysis Could Lead To Paralysis

The Growing Need For Dialysis Could Lead To Paralysis

[ 0 ] 2010-07-10 |

Blood dialysis treatment is required when an person’s kidneys are unable to remove waste from the body on their own. Such treatment is costly and not very effective, but unfortunately is being needed by a growing number of patients.

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Using Breath Testing To Observe Disease – Delivering a Diagnosis with a Sigh

Using Breath Testing To Observe Disease – Delivering a Diagnosis with a Sigh

[ 0 ] 2009-03-12 |

Doctors have long used their sense of smell to detect the symptoms of certain diseases in the breath of their patients. While not new, machine analysis of our breath for disease detection continues to expand in its scope to detect a growing number of conditions.

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