The use of a race coefficient in the equation to test kidney function traces back to an old study that had serious limitations.
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 [...]
“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 [...]
"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 [...]