Understanding How Inflammation Impacts Vitamin Deficiency and Why Supplements are Important

Vitamin Deficiency - kidney talk

Vitamin DeficiencyDialysis is known to cause increased inflammation due to the stress it causes to the entire body as a whole. Dr. Amit Sharma serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of Nephrian and is President/Director of Clinical Research of Boise Kidney and Hypertension Institute. He explains what inflammation is and what tests help to detect it. He reviews various vitamins that patients need and describes why it is important to have the proper amount due to dietary and vitamin deficiencies caused by kidney failure.

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With your Hosts…

Stephen Furst Stephen Furst got his big break into movies in “Animal House,” in which he played Flounder. Stephen has also starred as Dr. Elliot Axelrod in “St. Elsewhere” and as Vir Cotto in “Babylon5.” He is a successful television and movie producer/director and a kidney patient.


Lori Hartwell is the Founder & President of Renal Support Network (RSN) and the host of KidneyTalk®, a radio podcast show. Lori was diagnosed with kidney disease at the age of two. In 1993 she founded RSN to instill “health, happiness and hope” into the lives of those affected by chronic kidney disease. Lori is also the author of the inspirational book Chronically Happy: Joyful Living in Spite of Chronic Illness and is a four-time kidney transplant recipient.

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