Kidney Associates of Kansas City News

Dialysis

Dialysis is a treatment that does some of the things done by healthy kidneys. It is needed when your own kidneys can no longer take care of your body's needs. Read more from the source

National Kidney Foundation Walk

Thank you for your support of the National Kidney Foundation walk - Our team (Kidney Crusaders) raised $3700 for NKF at the walk this year. Lots of our patients and their families joined the walk on UMKC campus. Our own Yolanda Thomas, DNP, ANP-C was elected as member...

Sodium

Sodium is one of the primary components of table salt.  Our bodies require a small amount of sodium on a daily basis but most of us consume a significant amount more than what our bodies need.  Excessive sodium intake contributes to high blood pressure which in turn...

Hypertension

By: William J. Peterson Blood pressure is measured using two numbers. The top number, or systolic pressure, occurs when the heart contracts during a beat. The second number, or diastolic pressure, occurs while the heart is relaxed between beats. This measures the...

Dialysis Access

By: Timothy K. Neufeld Hemodialysis is the process whereby blood is cleaned through an artificial kidney. This is done in people who have kidney failure to the point where they are no longer able to have adequate control of metabolic processes. The dialysis access is...