Items Tagged ‘kidney function’

June 14, 2018

No Problems Now

By Veri verita28

I was having kidney and liver problems. I found out I was hyperparathyroid. Medicine I was taking was making me sick – mostly headaches. Too much calcium was making my kidney function go down – from 22% to 16%. I was referred to Dr. Livhits. Dr. Livhits performed surgery on the right side of my […]

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Tags: Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinology, glands, hyperparathyroid, kidney, kidney function, liver, patient stories, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrine Center


Kidney-­conscious shopping

November 6, 2015

Kidney-­conscious shopping

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I used to giggle and laugh at the people at the supermarket who were looking at labels; now I’m that person. I have to go, ‘Does this have too much sodium? Does this have too much potassium?’ Most people don’t have to think about whether they’re drinking too much orange juice or taking too much […]

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Tags: dialysis, Dr. Anjay Rastogi, kidney function, kidney transplant, PKD, polycystic kidney disease, potassium, sodium


Waiting for a Match

September 15, 2015

Waiting for a Match

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I completely lost my kidney function when I was 9 years old. My mom donated a kidney, but then I lost it in 2004. I’ve been on dialysis for 11 years,” says 27-year-old Monserrat Hinojosa, who has focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, a kidney disease that results in kidney failure. She remains hopeful. “I stay positive about […]

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Tags: blood type, dialysis, focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, kidney disease, kidney donation, kidney failure, kidney function, kidney transplant, live kidney donation, peritoneal dialysis, rare kidney