29
Mar

5 kidney-friendly veggies and fruits to add to your home garden

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As temperatures slowly inch above the 50s around the tristate, many of us are looking forward to gardening season. Now is a great time to start planning. No matter how much growing space you have at home, you can cultivate your own produce with any budget. Gardening is a great way for home dialysis patients to get some light exercise and stay invested in a dialysis diet. (Fueling up with kidney-friendly foods you grew yourself is much more satisfying!)

Whether you’re planning your first patio container garden or are a seasoned raised bed gardener, consider adding these kidney-friendly vegetables and fruits to your home garden this year. 

26
Jan

3 Health Trends for Home Dialysis Patients in 2022

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In the new year, many people, including kidney patients, are taking a fresh look at their health. And as COVID-19 maintains a constant presence in our lives, there’s never been a better time to examine our wellness habits and routines. Here are a few health trends home dialysis patients can take advantage of in 2022.     

30
Sep

Home dialysis myths – busted!

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Does considering home dialysis make you nervous? You’re not alone. It can sound intimidating to perform your treatments in your own home. But at Cincinnati Home Dialysis, we’ve seen firsthand how home treatments empower our patients and improve their outcomes and quality of life. Here are a few common myths we hear about home dialysis. 

30
Aug

Sodium Swaps for the Home Dialysis Diet

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As a home dialysis patient, you likely already know how important it is to drastically reduce your sodium intake. Consuming large amounts of sodium can make high blood pressure even worse, leading to increased kidney damage.

But in a food landscape surrounded by sodium, cutting back is easier said than done. Here are a few sodium swaps to make your home dialysis diet both healthy and satisfying.  

08
Jul

Build your home dialysis emergency plan

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No one wants to imagine a situation where they’re dialyzing at home when an emergency occurs, such as losing power or severe weather events. Hopefully, you’ll never find yourself in such a situation, but having a plan ready can help you feel more secure and prepared in the face of an emergency. Here are a few things to include in your home dialysis emergency plan.