We live in Wisconsin. We love our brats, cheese, Friday night fish fry’s, and Culver’s custard! But, did you know that 70 percent of us are either overweight or obese? It is well known that being overweight increases your risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, and heart disease.
The single most important way to monitor kidney function is to get annual physical exams and blood work, as these tend to catch kidney issues early in the course of disease.
This is an excellent question that I get a lot from my patients. The bad part about having kidney disease is that it is relatively a silent disease.
Written by: Stacy DeGroot, RRT
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In short, a nephrologist is a physician who specializes in treating health concerns that arise from sub-optimal kidney function.
The start of the year brings a lot of “new” to many of us: New Year, new resolutions, and the start of a new deductible. For individuals who inject insulin on a daily basis, the cost of medication while in the deductible period can be a very pressing time in finding a way to cover the cost.
When individuals and families are facing a complicated, chronic or long-term health condition, it can at times be confusing to effectively move through a healthcare experience – knowing what resources to tap into, which providers offer appropriate services, and how to manage medications and healt
While Wisconsin winters can be beautiful with snow covered trees and ice covered lakes, but along with the beauty of Wisconsin comes the dreaded ice and slippery streets, sidewalks and steps.