Chronic kidney disease occurs when certain conditions cause the kidneys to slowly lose function. As the disease progresses, the kidneys become unable to filter waste products from the body. When waste levels become too h... More »

Cardiotonic drugs are substances that increase the contracting mechanism within the heart, thereby causing more blood to be pumped throughout the circulatory system. These drugs usually affect intracellular calcium level... More »

The recommended diet for chronic kidney disease usually suggests reducing a patient's sodium, potassium and protein intake, states the Mayo Clinic. However, dietitians customize patients' diets depending on the condition... More »

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