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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
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, [...]
By MattWF • December 21, 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
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 [...]
By Ask the Doctors • March 3, 2018
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 [...]
By Sally • September 16, 2017

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

By uclahealth • August 7, 2017
  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. [...]
By jajosaee • March 30, 2017
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 [...]
By betharu123 • March 30, 2016
“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. [...]
By uclahealth • October 8, 2015
“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 [...]
By uclahealth • October 6, 2015