AskNadia: Prilosec and Kidney Disease

Dear Nadia, Does the medication Prilosec cause Kidney failure? Jim E Tennessee Dear Jim, Prilosec is prescribed to individuals who experience frequent acid build up in their stomach; where food or liquid in the stomach cause discomfort in the digestive tract. The increased production of acid in the stomach causes indigestion, heartburn, belching bloating and nausea. Fatty, greasy and spicy foods, alcohol, coffee and eating

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Weight Loss Can Reduce The Risk Of Kidney Disease

With kidney disease one of the most devastating complications of type 2 diabetes – and a risk for about 35 percent of those with the disease – a new study suggests that losing weight can help significantly lower the risk of nephropathy in overweight or obese adults with type 2. In fact, according to a study that appeared in the journal The Lancet Diabetes &

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AskNadia: Type 2 Diabetes With a Lot of Urinary Tract Infections

Dear Nadia: I am a type 2 who was diagnosed 10 years ago. I have a lot of urinary tract infections and they are painful. Any advice on why this keeps happening? Margaret Dear Margaret: One of the most dramatic symptoms of diabetes is the need to urinate frequently. This is because the body is trying to rid itself of excess glucose. If your diet

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Beware of Illegally Sold Diabetes Treatments

As the number of people diagnosed with diabetes continues to grow, illegally sold products promising to prevent, treat, and even cure diabetes are flooding the marketplace. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to use such products. They may contain harmful ingredients or may be otherwise unsafe, or may improperly be marketed as over-the-counter (OTC) products when they should be marketed as

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Fruits, Proteins Can Help Thwart Kidney Disease

For those living with type 2 diabetes, kidney disease is unfortunately one of the associated risks. But according to a new study, eating a diet rich in fruits and complete protein can go a long way toward preventing it, further emphasizing the important role diet plays in keeping diabetes symptoms under control. High blood sugar forces the kidneys to work harder than they should, and

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