5 Reasons why you should care about your blood Pressure!

What are they? Your brain, heart, eyes, kidneys, and penis. Yep, you read that right! Those are 5 perfect reasons to care about your Blood Pressure. This post may contain affiliate links. May is Blood Pressure Awareness month here on Health Buddy Melissa. All month I am sharing posts on the topic of Blood Pressure. […]

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hypertension, high blood pressure, Hbp! What is it?

Hello, hello! I am so happy you are here. May is Blood Pressure Awareness Month here on Health Buddy Melissa. In March I focused on Kidney Disease, and in April Stress. You can read all of those posts in my archives. There is some great information there. So, what exactly is blood pressure anyways? Blood […]

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are you stressing your kidneys out?

Happy Self Care Saturday! I am trying to stream line topics so they are more direct to certain topics. I will continue with some of the fun ones too. Since April is all about Stress I decided to do some posts on how Stress affects certain parts of the body. Some of this is pretty […]

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cooking methods for ckd to help reduce phosphorus, potassium, sodium and fat

Happy World Kidney Day! I hope you are celebrating this day by loving your kidneys just a little bit more. I have talked in previous posts about soaking vegetables to leach potassium, and boiling meats to decrease phosphorus. Today, I am going to discuss some actual studies that show that different cooking methods can help […]

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my experience with the covid vaccine #2

Happy Friday! I did not get much done since Wednesday, because I got the second dose of my Moderna Covid vaccine. They actually wanted to schedule me to have it today, but I requested to do it Wednesday, because I have to work tomorrow. Boy am I glad I did it Wednesday. I am totally […]

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potassium and kidney disease

Below is a webinar from the AKF on the topic of Potassium and Kidney Disease. Not all kidney patients have issues with potassium, but a lot do. Knowing how to monitor your diet for Potassium intake is vitally important. Disclaimer

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you have just been diagnosed with kidney disease! now what?

Happy Healthy Tuesday! Yes, it is even more cold today than yesterday. But, I do feel for all of my family and friends in the Northeast dealing with blizzard conditions. Today, I want to talk a little bit about the stages of grief specifically in relation to being diagnosed with Kidney Disease or any an […]

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are there medications that harm the kidneys?

Before I begin this post be aware as I always state my post is information to help you become more knowledgeable about protecting your kidneys from disease, or progression of disease if you already have kidney disease. I am not telling people to stop taking prescribed medication, or medication ordered by your doctor. However, being […]

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will you get the new covid 19 vaccine?

Unless you live under a rock you know we are in a Pandemic. There is also two new vaccines that are becoming available to the public to help combat Covid 19. Before I go any further I am not telling anyone to take, or not take the vaccine. What I am suggesting is that you […]

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My Dry eyes, ckd and how i deal with it

Happy Sunday. My Buffalo Bills won yesterday. It has been 25 years since they won a playoff game. So exciting! Anyway, one of the reasons I started this blog is because I have had symptoms of Kidney Disease but didn’t know it, until my left kidney completely failed 4 years ago. The doctors have still […]

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