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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Gabriel Valle M.D. Named Fellow of American Society of Hpertension

Congratulations to Dr. Gabriel Valle for becoming a Fellow of the American Society of Hypertension! Dr. Valle is also certified as a Specialist in Hypertension and our practice- The Kidney & Hypertension Group-is Florida's only Certified Hypertension Center. Bravo, Dr. Valle!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The Kidney & Hypertension Group Saves Their Patients Money While Providing The Best Care

It's not enough that the doctors of The Kidney & Hypertension Group are voted Broward and Palm Beach's "Top Kidney Doctors". Our doctors also utilize nearly 50% less in charges to your insurance company than the average nephrologist in the area. How is this possible? Simple. We consider everything-what we order, what medications we choose, and how often you are asked to return to the office with always your health as our top priority but we also consider the huge economic burden of unnecessary costs that add up and contribute to patient inability to be compliant.
We TEACH the next generation of young physicians as medical school faculty and we want to lead the way with responsible healthcare that provides the best clinical results. Check out our scores yourself. (click link below) An informed choice means just that. You should have ALL the information. http://spotlighthealth.com/g/fl/fort_lauderdale/nephrologist

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Juliette Valle to compete at Miss Florida's Outstanding Teen pageant

Juliette Valle, daughter of Dr. Gabriel Valle, is the current Miss Broward County's Outstanding Teen 2016 and will compete this summer in Lakeland, Florida for the title of Miss Florida's Outstanding Teen. Juliette will be a sophomore at St. Thomas Aquinas High School where she is an honor student, a part of their Leadership program, a member of the competition dance team, and a featured soloist for the school choir. Valle is also an Opera Teen for the Florida Grand Opera and will perform a piece from the opera Cavalleria Rusticana for her talent. The pageant takes place along with the Miss Florida pageant from 6/28/16 to 7/2/16 in Lakeland, Florida. Tickets for these pageants are currently till available. We wish you all the best, Juliette. Make Broward County proud!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Can Broccoli Prevent Hypertension

You are what you eat, or so they say. Regular broccoli consumption can help combat high blood pressure, according to a new study from Spain. The study, carried out by Murcian research institute CEBAS-CSIC in collaboration with +BrĂ³coli, the non-profit organisation responsible for promoting the green vegetable in Spain, concludes that a 100g serving provides 300mg of potassium and 30mg of sodium, the combination of which can protect the body against cardiovascular disease if eaten every day. Tens of millions of Europeans suffer from high blood pressure and studies show that a healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise and a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and dairy can help keep it at bay. Together with other so-called super foods like avocado and banana, the balance of minerals contained in broccoli has been shown to counter hypertension.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Some Kidney Facts

Here are some key points about kidneys. More detail and supporting information is in the main article. The kidneys are a pair of organs within the abdomen Much of the kidneys' work revolves around maintaining the body's internal equilibrium Despite being relatively small organs, the kidneys use a high percentage of the body's cardiac output Kidneys help maintain the body's pH balance Dialysis is used if the kidneys have lost the majority of their function Blood pressure is partially maintained by the kidneys The kidneys secrete a number of hormones The adrenal glands sit on top of the kidneys Certain analgesics can damage the kidneys.

Friday, December 4, 2015

DASH Diet Effective for Hypertension and Gout

Recently presented data suggest a specific diet with emphasis on fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy and reduced saturated and total fat may help lower serum uric acid levels and reduce hypertension in individuals at risk for gout. Researchers studied the effects of the following three diets in 327 participants with stage 1 hypertension: the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet of fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy and reduced overall fats; a diet rich in fruits and vegetables; and a control diet considered by researchers as reflective of an average American diet. Patients had a mean age of 44 years and a mean BMI of 28.1 kg/m2. Overall, 53% of participants were men. Body weight and sodium intake remained unchanged to isolate the effect of the respective diet. Investigators measured serum uric acid (SUA) levels at baseline and at 8 weeks. The mean baseline SUA was 5.7 mg/dL. The rate of patient adherence to their respective diets was greater than 93% with a dropout rate of less than 4% during the 8-week period. The DASH diet reduced SUA by 0.24 mg/dL more than the control diet overall. An analysis of the 75 patients with hyperuricemia at baseline showed the DASH diet had an overall greater reduction in SUA levels of 0.59 mg/dl compared with the control diet and by 0.46 mg/dL compared with the fruit and vegetable diet. Investigators found an overall reduction in systolic and diastolic blood pressure in participants on the DASH diet. Among patients with hyperuricemia, those on the DASH diet showed a 5 mm Hg reduction in systolic pressure and a 3.3 mm Hg reduction in diastolic pressure compared with the control diet. “Our findings suggest that the DASH diet can reduce SUA and blood pressure in high risk groups for gout,” the researchers wrote. “This diet offers an additional nutritional approach to preventing (and potentially treating) hyperuricemia and gout, as well as hypertension (a comorbidity present in 74% of gout patients).” - by Shirley Pulawski

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Preventing Kidney Disease

1 in 3 American adults is at risk for ‪kidney‬ disease. What puts you at risk for kidney disease? Major risk factors include diabetes, high blood pressure, a family history of kidney failure and being age 60 or older. Kidney disease often has no symptoms, and it can go undetected until very advanced. But a simple urine test can tell you if you have kidney disease. Remember, it's important to get tested because early detection and treatment can slow or prevent the progression of kidney disease. (‪NKF‬) At The Kidney & ‪‎Hypertension‬ Group, we put great emphasis on preventing Kidney Disease, or reversing or slowing the progression of existing kidney disease. And we are changing lives. Don't let anyone tell you there's not much you can do. At the KHG, we have a Kidney Disease Prevention Clinic, and together we CAN do something about kidney disease. For an appointment to find out what you can do to prevent kidney disease, improve your current kidney performance, or to find out what your risk is for kidney disease in the future, contact us at 9547713929. https://www.kidney.org/prevention

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