Items Tagged ‘kidney failure’

My wife  has a new style!

March 29, 2019

My wife has a new style!

By Sergovia50 Sergovia50

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 day I saw my daughter […]

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Tags: dialysis, Doctors Day, Dr Jeffrey Veale, featured, kidney exchange program, kidney failure, kidney transplant, patient stories, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

December 21, 2018

Decade of Maturation

By MattWF MattWF

As a junior in college, I was diagnosed with full kidney failure in 2007, and went on peritoneal dialysis in 2008 (my first choice). After a major peritonitis in 2010, I had to transfer to in-center hemodialysis. After transferring clinics a few times and moving, I was offered home hemodialysis with NxStage, with was much […]

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Tags: donor kidney, home hemodialysis, hyperparathyroidism, in-center hemodialysis, kidney failure, parathyroid hormone levels, parathyroidectomy, patient stories, peritoneal dialysis, peritonitis, surgery

Pedro's Journey

May 15, 2018

Pedro’s Journey

By Pedro Pedro

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 until, a few weeks before the most important international tournament […]

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Tags: blood pressure, dialysis, Dr. Anjay Rastogi, health crisis, heart attack, intensive care unit, kidney failure, kidney infection, kidney transplant, patient stories

Ask the Doctors - Does outlook on life affect lifespan?

March 3, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Does outlook on life affect lifespan?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: Does outlook really matter when it comes to lifespan, as a recent study suggested? I’m not a wet blanket, but I don’t have a relentlessly sunny disposition either. Dear Reader: Let’s say it’s a gray, cloudy Monday morning. You’re stuck in traffic, listening to the news of another atrocity in some distant land. […]

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Tags: Annals of Behavioral Medicine, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, Dr. Robert Ashley, happiness, heart disease, infection rates, kidney failure, life span, mortality benefits, optimism

September 16, 2017

A Good Experience

By Sally Sally

I had a kidney failure in 2008 and for almost 10 years I was on dialysis. Then in March of 2017 I had a transplant. Lab tests showed my parathyroid levels were very high. I was prescribed medicine and the dosage was increased from low to very high. My calcium was high and there was […]

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Tags: cancer, dialysis, Dr. Masha Lihvits, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, endocrinology, kidney failure, kidney transplant, pain pills, parathyroid levels, patient stories, small incision

A reason to live

August 7, 2017

A reason to live

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Three years ago, my wife died, and I just gave up. I didn’t want to do dialysis anymore.”

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Tags: dialysis, Dr. Anjay Rastogi, featured, high blood pressure, kidney failure, kidneys, US News

2017 Kidney Health Fair was powerful, educational, and inspiring

March 30, 2017

2017 Kidney Health Fair was powerful, educational, and inspiring

By jajosaee jajosaee

  I went to the 2017 UCLA Kidney Health Event. I was blown away by the number of participants, and volunteers helping out. It was such an educational event, about so many diseases related to kidney health, but it was also such a beautiful and fun day. There was such a heavy focus on all […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Anjay Rastogi, kidney, kidney disease, kidney failure, kidney specialist, nephrology, patient stories, UCLA Kidney Health Fair

March 30, 2016

Dr. Chin is a great doctor!

By betharu123 betharu123

I initially came to UCLA to get a second opinion at the Frank Clark Urology Center for the cancer treatment I had been receiving. The doctor I was assigned to was Dr. Arnold I. Chin, who reviewed my records and noted that everything that was done up to that point was correct. The day I […]

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Tags: cancer, Doctors Day, Dr. Arnold I. Chin, emergency room, Frank Clark Urology Center, kidney failure, patient stories

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

Trial for Life

October 6, 2015

Trial for Life

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I was diagnosed with PKD (polycystic kidney disease, in which cysts grow on kidneys and cause kidney failure) when I was 15. My doctor at the time said it was no big deal. My mom and I went home and researched it. It felt like I won the lottery from hell,” says Caitlin Flanary, a […]

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Tags: clinical trial, cysts, Dr. Anjay Rastogi, high blood pressure, kidney failure, kidneys, PKD, polycystic kidney disease