Kidney Disease in the Elderly

  • 5 Common Complications from Diabetes

    Even when blood sugar levels are properly managed, individuals with diabetes can develop serious health concerns. Learn the signs and symptoms to watch out for.

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  • Dialysis for Kidney Failure

    When the kidneys fail, treatment is needed to replace the work of your failed kidneys. Dialysis is a treatment process that cleans the body of unwanted toxins, waste products and excess fluids.

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  • Type 2 Diabetes: Kidney Complications

    Diabetes is the number one cause of chronic kidney (or renal) failure in the U.S.

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  • 10 Warning Signs of Kidney Disease

    The early symptoms of kidney disease are subtle and usually go unnoticed for many years. Delays in medical treatment could be fatal, so it's important to catch the signs early to prevent lasting kidney damage.

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  • Anemia in Seniors: What to Look for and How to Treat It

    Fatigue, weakness and irritability are considered “normal” symptoms of aging, but these red flags may actually point to a serious underlying condition. Be aware of these signs and others that warrant a trip to the doctor and some blood work.

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  • Chronic Health Conditions and the Flu: A Deadly Combination

    For elderly people, influenza can lead to serious complications like pneumonia, exacerbate existing chronic medical conditions and even cause death. Vaccinations are a senior’s best defense against the flu and related complications.

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  • Fingernails: 5 Signs That Point to Senior Health Problems

    The condition of a senior’s fingernails can indicate the presence of medical issues like heart disease, thyroid issues and malnutrition, which can be especially serious in elderly individuals.

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  • Caregiver Tips for Managing Swelling in a Senior’s Feet, Ankles and Legs

    Swollen extremities can be uncomfortable, but this can also point to a serious underlying condition. Veteran caregivers share their tips for monitoring a senior’s edema, keeping the swelling down and improving circulation.

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  • Hematuria in the Elderly

    What is hematuria and should caregivers be concerned if their elderly parent has it?

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