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News tag: kidney failure


Drinking black tea caused kidney stones, no need to worry

3 Apr, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Drinking an excessive amount of iced tea has been linked to kidney failure affecting a man in Arkansas, US but don’t worry if you have the same habit: reportedly, he was drinking 16 glasses daily, which is about a gallon a day. Last year, the 56-year-old went to a Little…


High potassium levels in blood reduced with new drugs

24 Nov, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
High levels of potassium in the blood are common in people suffering of diabetes and kidney disease, and typically result in a fatal heart rhythm. But scientists unveiled two experimental drugs that lower potassium levels, giving hope to patients. The findings were funded by manufacturers and published in the New…