Category Chronic Kidney Disease

The National Kidney Foundation: Kidney Disease

What is chronic kidney disease CKD?Chronic kidney disease includes conditions that damage your kidneys and decrease their ability to keep you healthy by doing the jobs listed. If kidney disease gets worse, wastes can build to high levels in your blood and make you feel sick. You may develop complications like high blood pressure, anemia […]

Ergothioneine; antioxidant potential, physiological function and role in disease

Since its discovery, the unique properties of the naturally occurring amino acid, L-ergothioneine EGT; 2-mercaptohistidine trimethylbetaine, have intrigued researchers for more than a century. This widely distributed thione is only known to be synthesized by non-yeast fungi, mycobacteria and cyanobacteria but accumulates in higher organisms at up to millimolar levels via an organic cation transporter […]

Vitamin D Lowers Hepcidin Levels in CKD Patients

Vitamin D supplementation is safe and economic for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD); it can also decrease the need for erythropoietin-stimulating agents and ward off anemia by decreasing hepcidin levels and increasing ferroportin levels. A new study has confirmed the positive effects of vitamin D on hepcidin and ferroportin levels in the serum of patients with […]