Items Tagged ‘hemodialysis’

July 2, 2018

Journey from a Caterpillar (Pre-Operation) to a Butterfly (Recovery)

By butterfly62 tracymays16

I have been on hemodialysis for 15 years, which gave me fluctuating parathyroid issues. Due to abnormal blood calcium levels, my nephrologist recommended that I visit Dr. Yeh. I held off on surgery for a while because I was preoccupied with another surgery the past year. Though, I knew that forgoing treatment would put me […]

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Tags: anesthesiologist, blood calcium levels, cardiologist, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinology, heart problems, hemodialysis, nephrologist, parathyroid, parathyroidectomy, patient stories, UCLA Endocrine Center


Dialysis Didn't Fit Career Plan

October 8, 2015

Dialysis Didn’t Fit Career Plan

By uclahealth uclahealth

“There was a time where I didn’t do dialysis for a month, and I refused hemodialysis,” says Michelle Obespo-­‐Theus, whose high blood pressure led to kidney failure. She notes her biggest battle with kidney failure was ensuring that dialysis didn’t ruin her high-­profile career as a consultant for major athletes. “Another hospital said, ‘You have […]

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Tags: altruistic donor, dialysis, Dr. Anjay Rastogi, hemodialysis, high blood pressure, kidney failure, kidney transplant, living kidney donation, nephrologist, peritoneal dialysis


In Sickness and in Health (2 of 2)

September 6, 2015

In Sickness and in Health (2 of 2)

By uclahealth uclahealth

“You know what they say about high blood pressure; it’s a silent killer,” says Arlene Dunaetz, married to Richard Dunaetz for 64 years. Eighty­‐five-­year­‐old Richard agrees, “I always knew my blood pressure was high; then that was it, I had kidney failure. I was going to doctors, not at UCLA, and they all said, ‘You […]

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Tags: at-home dialysis, Dr. Anjay Rastogi, hemodialysis, high blood pressure, kidney failure, peritoneal dialysis, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, silent killer