Items Tagged ‘kidney’

December 21, 2018

I Feel Like a Different Person

By Tuxedo Tuxedo

I had no health conditions – no diagnoses and no medications. I have worked in mental health and am employed by a company that owns 200 hospitals. Often in more rural areas they have trouble locating someone to be the director. I assist with this and also help them get ready for surveys. A year […]

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Tags: A-Fib, adenoma, calcium, congestive heart failure, Dr. Michael Yeh, EKG, kidney, patient stories, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


June 14, 2018

No Problems Now

By Veri Veri

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


February 2, 2018

Don’t Look Back on Life, Just Go Forward

By Manny Manny

Monday morning I went to work and had a little pain on my abdomen and called my wife and said I’m gonna go to the doctor. She actually said it must be a big pain because I don’t really go to the doctor. I went home and went to the doctor and did some research […]

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Tags: chemotherapy, CT scan, Dr. Masha Livhitz, hernia, kidney, patient stories, renal cancer, testicle cancer


December 5, 2017

Getting My Life Back

By Ari Ari

3 years ago I began to feel very tired and I had pain on the side of my kidney. I grew up in a family of doctors so when I feel something, I go to the doctor. I found I had calcium in my kidneys. But around that time, my daughter was diagnosed with Huntington’s […]

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Tags: biopsy, blood pressure, calcium in my kidneys, Dr. Masha Livhits, Huntington's Disease, kidney, osteoporosis, patient stories, surgery


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


I have the best doctors at UCLA

March 23, 2017

I have the best doctors at UCLA

By guzman200131 guzman200131

The one reason I like about UCLA is that my kidney transplant doctors and my neurologists are the best I ever had throughout the years. They do everything they can to help me out and make me feel comfortable in any away they can. The nurses are the best helpers I ever had since day […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, kidney, kidney transplant, neurology, patient stories