Renal Dysfunction

In addition to a role in producing the products stored in, and voided from, the bladder, the renal system is a key system in the regulation of blood pressure via its role in regulating blood volume. Diseases of the kidney encompass renal dysfunction and end-stage renal disease (ESRD), the result of the metabolic syndrome, diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (see 6.25 Renal Dysfunction in Hypertension and Obesity). Treatments to deal with these issues initiate with lifestyle changes, diet, and exercise, are progressively followed with drug regimens to treat the diabetes, obesity, and hypertension, kidney dialysis to restore normal function, and kidney transplant.

Gaining Weight 101

Gaining Weight 101

Find out why long exhausting workouts may do more harm than good. Most of the body-building workout and diet regimens out there are designed for the guys that gain muscle and fat easily. They focus on eating less and working out more in order to cut the excess fat from their bodies while adding needed muscle tone.

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