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Nephrolithiasis: what we all know as “kidney stones”- basic information.

What are “kidney stones”? Kidney stones are hard and solid pieces of material that look like pebbles and form in one or both kidneys when there is a high concentration of certain minerals in the urine.

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Sleep disorders and kidney failure. Is there a connection?

Are sleep disorders common in dialysis patients? Yes, they are very common. Approximately 70% of patients on dialysis suffer from insomnia.

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Dialysis: debunking the myths, learning the facts

Your doctor has suggested that you undergo dialysis. What you need to keep in mind is that this is the continuation of a treatment. It IS a treatment; a treatment that will allow you to continue living your life. Hemodialysis is surrounded by many myths that confuse and disorient patients and their families. Let’s start by taking a look at these myths:

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Cancer treatment: How does it affect the kidneys?

What might be the risks of chemotherapy in relation to the kidneys? Is it possible that the medication lead to kidney failure?

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Kidneys and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: What you need to know

What is Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, how often does it occur and how can it affect the kidneys?

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Kidneys and Lupus Nephritis: What you need to know

How can you find out if you suffer from lupus nephritis? What are the symptoms and what are the specific tests necessary to diagnose it?

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