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Live Q&A: Ask Dr. Rosansky About Chronic Kidney Disease – Your Kidney Questions Answered!


Episode 286: Kidney Health Coach James Fabin teams up with renowned Nephrologist Dr. Rosansky in this LIVE Q&A session, where Dr. Rosansky answers your Chronic Kidney Disease questions from the chat! Dr. Rosansky is not just any nephrologist. He’s the author of "Learn The Facts About Kidney Disease," and he’s here to sprinkle some serious wisdom. With decades of experience under his belt, he's the guy to listen to when it comes to kidney health. In this broadcast, he discusses eGFR, protein in urine (and why that is an important number to watch - even more important than GFR), kidney disease stages, heart disease and CKD, medications to reduce protein in urine, when to start dialysis, and much more!

Here are some of the medications Dr. Rosansky spoke about to help with reducing protein in urine (proteinuria or albuminuria):
1. ACE Inhibitors: ACE inhibitors work by blocking the action of the enzyme responsible for the production of angiotensin II, a hormone that narrows blood vessels and increases blood pressure. Some common ACE inhibitors include:
• Benazepril (Lotensin)
• Captopril (Capoten)
• Enalapril (Vasotec)
• Fosinopril (Monopril)
• Lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril)
• Quinapril (Accupril)
• Ramipril (Altace)

2. ARBs: ARBs block the action of angiotensin II by preventing it from binding to its receptor. This helps relax blood vessels and lower blood pressure. Some common ARBs include:
• Candesartan (Atacand)
• Irbesartan (Avapro)
• Losartan (Cozaar)
• Olmesartan (Benicar)
• Telmisartan (Micardis)
• Valsartan (Diovan)

3. SGLT-2 Inhibitors:
• Canagliflozin (Invokana)
• Dapagliflozin (Farxiga)
• Empagliflozin (Jardiance)
• Ertugliflozin (Steglatro)
• Sotagliflozin (Zynquista)

Get Dr. Rosansky's helpful book "Learn The Facts About Kidney Disease" at

Dr. Rosansky is a highly respected nephrologist and an esteemed author of the book "Learn the Facts about Kidney Disease". With an illustrious career dedicated to the field of nephrology, he has made a significant impact on countless lives through his clinical practice and his insightful writing. His book has served as an essential guide for many patients navigating kidney disease, demystifying complex medical concepts and providing practical advice for managing the condition. Dr. Rosansky's commitment to patient education and his deep expertise in kidney health have firmly established him as a leading authority in the field of nephrology.

IMPORTANT: This video is intended to be informational only. It is not a medical consultation, nor is it personalized medical advice. This video is not meant to replace a physician's advice, supervision, and counsel. For medical advice, please consult your physician.

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