Archive for the ‘erythropoietin’ Category

From the Physician’s Desk – Weekly Blog!  


kidney1While at the Hair Salon recently, we had a general conversation of just how appreciative we are of our parents. One patron mentioned that her mother’s 70th birthday was this week and she would fly out to surprise her (how sweet!). She further spoke of her mother’s overall health condition noting that her mother was diagnosed with High blood pressure for many years, but for various reasons did not take the given medications.  She attributes to the reason why her mother is currently on Dialysis. She was saddened by the fact that her mother would not consider a transplant…and how difficult and time consuming dialysis can be (3 days per week or every other day, each session lasting up to 6 hours).

{Dialysis is a process for removing waste and excess water from the blood, and is used as a replacement/substitute for lost kidney function. The kidneys maintain the body’s balance of water and minerals and also plays a role in red blood cells and bone formation through two hormones:  erythropoietin and calcitriol.}  Have you ever consider what would happen if you could not urinate?

Let’s review the basics and learn about High Blood pressure, they organs they affect and how the kidneys work.  For my kind followers/readers diagnosed with high blood pressure (hypertension), this will also explain the importance of maintaining a normal blood pressure…please take your medications!

The importance of maintaining a normal blood pressure – click below to watch


Click below to watch Basic Function of the Kidneys



Remember …

Ipsa Scientia Potestas est    ———  Knowledge itself is power!

Don’t forget to visit my website … www.LegacyEducators.org 

Your Family Friendly Doc … Dr McGann!  

See you next week…

Read Full Post »