Kidney Health Resources

Free educational resources to inspire and empower kidney disease patients and healthcare providers.

Understanding Your Kidney Lab Work

By Empowered Kidney Care / February 15, 2022

If you have kidney disease, you know that it can come with quite a barrage of tests and lab work. “We drive everything we do based on lab work. That’s the gold standard,” says Dr. Richard Gibney, a nephrologist at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. “How are you doing today compared to…

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Update: 10 Months of Preserving Kidney Function

By Empowered Kidney Care / January 11, 2022

At Empowered Kidney Care (EKC) we believe the right medications and patient empowerment are the keys to preserving kidney function. Historically, patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) often don’t get proper treatment until it’s too late, but now Dr. Richard Gibney and his team at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio…

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Case Study: 6 Months of Empowered CKD Management Results

By Empowered Kidney Care / September 24, 2021

Over the past year, the Empowered Kidney Care team has been shifting its focus from end stage renal disease (ESRD) to early-stage chronic kidney disease (CKD). By moving “upstream,” we can help preserve kidney function and prevent patients from having to go on dialysis. Now, after six months at the University of Texas Health Science…

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Take control of your kidney health: understanding your medications

By Empowered Kidney Care / September 1, 2021

What kidney medicines do you take? How do you take them? Why do you take them? Medications can be difficult to keep track of, but with a little knowledge and teamwork, they don’t have to be. This article is designed to give you a basic introduction to kidney medications so you can better understand and…

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Ask your doctor about SGLT-2 inhibitors

By Dr. Richard Gibney / April 26, 2021

Chronic kidney disease represents a broad group of patients, ranging from those at risk of kidney disease (CKD 1) to those with advanced decline in kidney function (CKD 5). Whatever their stage, the ultimate goal in CKD treatment is to preserve kidney function as much as possible. Ultimately, this keeps patients out of the hospital…

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