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By uclahealth • July 16, 2020

Chronic kidney disease, or CKD, is a common condition that occurs when the kidneys are damaged and cannot properly filter blood. The condition causes gradual loss of kidney function and, over time, limits a person’s ability to perform day-to-day activities.

Functions of the kidneys

  • The kidneys are important organs in the body that filter waste and excess [...]
By uclahealth • April 26, 2019

July 10th 2018 I am walking down the halls of Ronald Reagan Medical Center with butterflies in my stomach. My mom and dad following close behind, whispering it would all be okay, reminding me how brave I was. This was a Tuesday [...]

By MichelleNicole • April 22, 2019
“I got my heart and kidney transplant done at the same time,” says 61-year-old Frank Poblete, who was admitted to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center after having heart problems since 2001. “I stayed here for [...]
By uclahealth • April 10, 2019
More than 5 years ago my wife needed to start dialysis after being diagnosed with kidney failure, her whole life style ( our whole life style) changed dramatically. Back then our daughter was just 3 years old, for me as a husband and daddy was heart breaker experience when one [...]
By Sergovia50 • March 29, 2019
I received my parathyroid surgery reluctantly even though in the back of my head, I knew I needed to have it. I don't know anyone rushing into surgery and I wanted to explore other options or if surgery was really necessary. Dr. Yeh laid out [...]
By Joyful1 • October 10, 2018
I am writing this to give back a little of all I have received from Dr. Rastogi and his team. I have been a highly disciplined professional bodybuilder for over 25 years and participated in many international competitions. I was a stranger to health issues [...]
By Pedro • May 15, 2018
Molly C., like many members of her family forefathers suffers from a genetic disease known as Polycystic Kidney Disease. Molly initially experienced a slow deterioration of her kidney function and by March 2016 was faced with the harsh reality that her kidneys were only [...]
By Molly • May 9, 2018
On June 15, 2017 I received a liver and kidney transplant at UCLA due to Polycystic Kidney and Polycystic Liver Disease. I knew for many years that as the disease progressed, it would result in kidney [...]
By selby1 • March 26, 2018
After 11 years of dialysis, I had a kidney transplant in October 2017. They found I had problems with my parathyroid so I had surgery for that. My calcium was high so in February 2018 I had surgery as my thyroid cancer had spread to my lymph nodes. The hospital [...]
By Rico • March 19, 2018