Comprehensive Cardiovascular Risk Prevention

Integral prevention of cardiovascular risk consists of addressing the risk factors (arterial hypertension, diabetes mellitus, hypercholesterolemia, smoking and obesity) together and integrating them globally to individualize medical treatment. The leading cause of death and severe disability in Spain is cardiovascular disease in any of its forms: myocardial infarction, stroke, chronic renal failure or peripheral artery … Read more

I am hypertensive, what is my optimal blood pressure level

Arterial hypertension is the most potent risk factor associated with the possibility of stroke, myocardial infarction or renal failure. This situation is aggravated when it is associated with other risk factors in the patient, such as being diabetic, smoker, obese or having high blood lipid levels. In recent years, consensus guidelines have been developed so … Read more

Protective Foods: Keys to a Healthy Diet

In recent years, medicine has begun to focus on the relationship between diet and the development of certain diseases such as cancer or cardiovascular disease. Similarly, it has also been discovered that some foods have a “protective” function, for example, fruits and vegetables prevent some types of cancer. For this reason, Nephrology specialists advise to … Read more

Basic Information on Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes Mellitus is a disease in which insulin is absent or cannot be used properly. Insulin is a hormone that is produced in the pancreas, in the so-called pancreatic β-cells and whose mission is to allow glucose to enter the cells of our organism. Glucose is the energy our body needs to carry out its … Read more

How to Diagnose and Treat Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic renal failure is kidney damage that lasts at least 3 months. The main factors that cause it are structural or functional abnormalities of the kidney with or without decreased glomerular filtration rate, manifested by: pathological abnormalities or markers of kidney damage, including alterations in blood or urine composition and/or alterations in imaging tests. One … Read more

Controlling and Treating High Blood Pressure

Dr. Angoso, a specialist in Nephrology in Valencia, explains in this article how to control arterial hypertension so that it does not become a major problem. There are patients who require moderate control, but there are also those whose situation is more critical and, therefore, must adopt much more specific measures. That is why Dr. … Read more

Anti-inflammatory drugs and the kidney: are they as safe as they seem?

Nephrology specialists always advise patients to consult about any treatment they are about to start, as they are aware of the many problems associated with self-medication without proper supervision by a healthcare professional. One of the pharmacological groups with which most people self-medicate are the famous non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or, as they are commonly known … Read more

Relationship of tobacco to kidney disease

How does smoking affect kidney disease? Kidney disease is an example of vascular disease. Tobacco, like the other so-called classic cardiovascular risk factors, i.e., hypertension, diabetes, hypercholesterolemia and obesity, should be treated vigorously, i.e., it is a factor that is directly related to the possibility of developing vascular diseases and logically within them renal diseases. … Read more