Items Tagged ‘Kidney & Bladder’

March 9, 2017

World Kidney Day

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) affects 1 in 10 people worldwide. World Kidney Day focuses on educating the public, medical community and governments to encourage prevention and early detection. People affected by obesity have an 83 percent increased risk of CKD, making maintaining a healthy lifestyle even more important. Not sure where to seek help? Mayo […]

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Tags: Healthy Living, Kidney & Bladder


January 26, 2017

Cowboy Back in Saddle After Successful Treatment of Glomerulonephritis

By Nate Gilbraith nategilbraith

Four years ago, Jack Rhodes, a retired rancher, had gained 40 pounds due to fluid retention that resulted in swelling throughout his body. He suffered severe shortness of breath and was unable to walk. Local doctors were unable to diagnosis Jack’s symptoms, so he visited with nephrologist Dr. Nabeel Aslam at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus. After several tests, […]

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Tags: Kidney & Bladder


November 4, 2016

Mother Gives Back to School in a Big Way With Kidney Donation

By Ali Skahan aliskahan

Many parents volunteer for the PTA at their child’s school, or lend a hand with school events, but for Kati Walker, her involvement went much further. Nancy Shaver, the principal of her children’s elementary school,had been struggling with polycystic kidney disease that was affecting her ability to work properly. After receiving an email from the […]

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Tags: Kidney & Bladder, Transplants, Visiting Mayo Clinic


September 30, 2016

Brothers Bond Over Kidney Disease, Transplant

By Alyse Brunella alysebrunella

Fifteen years ago, Scott was diagnosed with IgA nephropathy, a rare autoimmune disease that causes inflammation of the kidneys and affects the kidney’s ability to filter waste, excess water and electrolytes from the blood. After coming close to kidney failure and joining the transplant list, Scott’s youngest brother, David, came forward for testing and proved to be […]

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Tags: Kidney & Bladder, Transplants


September 15, 2016

Getting control over your overactive bladder

By Alyse Brunella alysebrunella

Do you find trips to the bathroom are impacting your daily schedule or becoming more frequent? More than 33 million Americans suffer from having an overactive bladder and may feel embarrassed, isolate themselves, or limit their work and social life as a result. But there are treatments that can help reduce your time on the toilet […]

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Tags: Kidney & Bladder


March 23, 2016

Love your kidneys

By Rebecca McRoberts rebeccamcroberts

Your kidneys play a huge part in your health, so you have to treat them well! We celebrated World Kidney Day earlier this month, so it’s a good time to learn more about some of the things you can do to give your kidneys a little extra love.

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Tags: Kidney & Bladder


January 14, 2016

Patient Story: Aries Merrit

By Kelsey Mohring kelseydm

Olympic gold medalist and record holder Aries Merrit is known for his ability to leap hurdles. But when a rare condition caused his kidneys to fail, Aries faced a life-threatening obstacle. He turned to his hero – his sister LaToya – for a life-saving transplant. Read their story.

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Tags: Kidney & Bladder