The Sad Correlation Between Kidney Disease and Depression

In my last post, I talked a lot about forums on DaVita’s website. I wanted to narrow things down a bit and talk about the striking and sad correlation between depression and chronic disease, in this specific case, CKD. I mentioned that there were different sub categories of the forum. Many of these are logistical and…

Research: The Perspective of College Students

I carried out another research project, this time with my fellow students here at the University of Denver. I figured that, considering I didn’t know anything before starting this blog, many more people my age probably don’t know much either. This is significant because if people don’t understand kidney ailments, specifically chronic kidney disease and its…

Research: Insight Into the Struggle of Kidney Problems

In one of my previous posts I talked about how I was going to be conducting some research. I was a little skeptical on what exactly I wanted to do, but I finally decided on a project, and I actually carried it out just recently. In terms of process, I originally wanted to interview renal disease…

What is Dialysis?

I’ve mentioned dialysis a few times, and I described what it was in some of my earlier blog posts, but I wanted to go into a bit more detail about its specifics. Generally, kidney dialysis replaces many of the kidney’s important functions. It is a life-support treatment that uses a special machine to filter harmful…