Hypertension is much more common than you might think. Around a third of UK adults have it and many may not even realise. The only way to know is to get tested. Dr Mark Thomas explains what the numbers on blood pressure readings mean and how he can help you if you have been recently diagnosed.
How can your kidneys cause you to have high blood pressure? Dr David Game, a renowned nephrologist based in London and specialising in chronic kidney disease and hypertension explains how problems in your kidneys can lead to hypertension and what lifestyle changes you need to make to improve it.
Kidney disease patients are facing new challenges due to the coronavirus COVID-19. Kidney clinics are consistently adapting to ensure patient safety is at the heart of all decisions and they are continuing treatment where possible. Professor Liz Lightstone clarifies how the virus affects the kidneys, highlights the importance of attending your appointments, how dialysis and transplants have been impacted and more.
If you're experiencing kidney stones right now, you may be wondering how long they will take to pass. Thankfully, consultant nephrologist Dr David Game is highly-experienced in treating kidney stones and here he explains how long they take to pass and why a specialist can help to prevent recurrent stones.
Kidneys are the most commonly donated organ around the world, and every year, thousands of people give one of theirs to either a friend, relative or someone they don’t know. For a successful kidney transplant to go underway, donors and recipients must have compatible blood types - but that doesn’t always mean they need to have the same blood type. Dr David Game, a leading nephrologist from London, explains more.
Renal artery stenosis (RAS) is a narrowing of the main artery that supplies the kidney with blood. Without treatment, it can result in a decline in kidney function. Dr Christopher Lawrence, a nephrologist and general physician, talks you through what RAS is, the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options.
If you live with chronic kidney disease (CKD) then heart disease is very common. Therefore, it is recommended that those with CKD should regularly monitor their cholesterol levels every year as a preventative measure. We've asked one of our top nephrologists Dr Christopher Lawrence to explain what the risk factors for high cholesterol are.
High cholesterol can affect the blood supply to the kidneys, which may result in loss of their function. One of our top nephrologists Dr Christoper Lawrence explains more and also whether any damage made to the kidneys is reversible.
For those who live with chronic kidney disease, it is known that these people have a higher incidence of cardiovascular diseases such as stroke or a heart attack. Top nephrologist Dr Christopher Lawrence explains when the link between high cholesterol and renal disease.