Tag Archives: Kidney

Ardelyx’s kidney disease drug reduces elevated phosphate levels in late-stage study

(Reuters) – Ardelyx Inc said on Tuesday its experimental drug succeeded in regulating elevated blood phosphate levels in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) in a late-stage study. The treatment, tenapanor, showed a greater difference in serum phosphorus levels compared to placebo, the company said. Elevated phosphorus levels are common in CKD patients, especially those… Read More »

What to know about kidney cleanses

Properly functioning kidneys are vital for a person’s overall health. Consuming certain foods, drinks, and herbs may help cleanse the kidneys. The kidneys perform essential functions that keep the body healthy. These two small, bean-shaped organs filter toxins from the blood, balance mineral levels, and help regulate blood pressure. Most people can keep their kidneys… Read More »

Chance the Rapper sends out desperate plea in search of kidney donor for his aunt

Chance the Rapper during the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images) Chance the Rapper sent out a plea on social media asking for the public’s help in finding a suitable kidney donor for his aunt. The Chicago rapper appealed to his 8 million followers to help find his aunt, Toni a kidney… Read More »

Genetics Home Reference: congenital anomalies of kidney and urinary tract

Congenital anomalies of kidney and urinary tract (CAKUT) is a group of abnormalities affecting the kidneys or other structures of the . The additional parts of the urinary tract that may be affected include the bladder, the tubes that carry urine from each kidney to the bladder (the ureters), and the tube that carries urine… Read More »