Fish oils for dialysis patients

ROCHESTER, MINNESOTA. Hemodialysis in patients with kidney failure requires that the blood to be cleaned is drawn from the body, pumped through the dialysis machine, and then returned to the body. Because... Read more »

Dialysis patients benefit from fish oils

CATSKILL, NEW YORK. Patients with kidney failure require long-term hemodialysis in order to remove waste products from the blood. It is estimated that about 350,000 patients in the USA alone require regular... Read more »

Kidney transplant patients benefit from fish oils

HONOLULU, HAWAII. IgA nephropathy is likely to recur in patients who receive a kidney transplant as a result of having developed end-stage renal disease. It is estimated that recurrence rates are as... Read more »

IgA nephropathy associated with fatty acid deficiency

ROCHESTER, MINNESOTA. The fatty acid composition of cell membranes is a crucial indicator of overall health and studies have shown that abnormalities in the relative concentrations of essential fatty acids (EFAs) are... Read more »

Fish oils benefit kidney patients

ROCHESTER, MINNESOTA. IgA nephropathy is a common kidney disease that often follows a viral infection of the gastrointestinal or upper respiratory tract. There is no known cure for the disease and treatment... Read more »

Fish oils slow progression of IgA nephropathy

ROCHESTER, MINNESOTA. In 1994 researchers at the Mayo Clinic reported that fish oils (eicosapentaenoic acid [EPA] and docosahexaenoic acid [DHA]) are effective in slowing the progression of IgA nephropathy. The follow-up period... Read more »

Low-dose fish oil therapy effective in IgA nephropathy

ROCHESTER, MINNESOTA. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic previously reported that supplementation with 1.9 grams/day of EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) plus 1.4 grams/day of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is effective in retarding the progression of... Read more »

What is IgA Nephropathy?

IgA nephropathy is a fairly common kidney disorder. It is caused by an inflammation (glomerulonephritis) in the network of blood capillaries involved in the filtration of waste products from the blood. More... Read more »

Fish oils help prevent kidney stones

BONN, GERMANY. Kidney stones, a painful urologic disorder, have beset humans for at least 7000 years. It is estimated that about 5% of the population in the US are affected, most of... Read more »