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What are Kidney Stones and how do you treat them?

Written by Mr Andrew Ballaro for Doctify
If, like me, your knowledge of kidney stones consists of Joey bent over double in agony in an old episode of Friends then this is the article for you. These small stones can cause big problems when left untreated so it’s useful to know what to look out for […]

By |May 4th, 2017|Conditions|Comments Off on What are Kidney Stones and how do you treat them?

Looking After Your Kidneys: If You Have Diabetes

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Written by Dr Jonathan Kwan for Doctify

It was variably reported that between 25% to 40% of diabetic patients (both Type 1 and Type 2) will develop diabetic kidney complication. This could be very mild with only a small amount of protein loss in the urine to very severe with progressive reduction in the filtration and waste […]

By |October 27th, 2016|Conditions|Comments Off on Looking After Your Kidneys: If You Have Diabetes

Chronic Kidney disease: Avoiding overdiagnosis

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Written by Dr Jonathan Kwan for Doctify

Tell someone they’ve got “chronic kidney disease” (CKD) and they’re likely to fear the worst: dialysis machines and waiting for a kidney transplant. However, most people who are told they have CKD won’t need these treatments and some are even mislabelled as having this condition when in fact they have […]

By |October 20th, 2016|Conditions|Comments Off on Chronic Kidney disease: Avoiding overdiagnosis

5 Health benefits of Ginger

Native to south eastern Asia, Ginger has long since been prized for its culinary and medicinal properties. Modern research has found that ginger has a variety of different properties that can lead to the following health benefits:

 

Soothes the Digestive System

Historically ginger has been used in herbal medicine to alleviate stomach discomfort. It is the […]

By |August 25th, 2016|Wellbeing & Fitness|Comments Off on 5 Health benefits of Ginger

What you should know on World Kidney Day

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Written by Dr Ravi Rajakariar for Doctify

The kidneys do more than just get rid of waste products and toxins from the blood. They also regulate the amount of water in the body, help to control your blood pressure, regulate the red cells in the blood and are vital in bone health by converting […]

By |March 10th, 2016|Conditions|Comments Off on What you should know on World Kidney Day

March Health News

Written by Dr Tom Nolan for Doctify

With the worst of the winter out of the way and the days getting longer I’m in a positive mood. I’m looking forward to my next cough, I’m less worried about losing my memory and I might even donate a kidney.

Dementia epidemic? What epidemic?

Researchers reported this month that dementia […]

By |February 29th, 2016|Hot Topics|Comments Off on March Health News