Facts About Kidney Disease

March is National Kidney Month. To spread awareness of a disease that affects over 30 million people in the United States, Kidney Disease, we have highlighted some of the most important facts about this condition for you to know. Here are some facts about kidney disease that you may or may not know, so you can be aware and help to spot its’ symptoms before they become fatal.

Symptoms do not always show right away – Like many chronic diseases, kidney disease’s symptoms are not always apparent to the sufferer or their doctor. The decline of kidney function for most people with kidney disease is a very slow progression. Therefore the symptoms of this condition may take some time to appear fully.

Lower your blood pressure – If this disease runs in your family or you have had testing done to measure your kidney function before, the best thing you can do is to lower your blood pressure. High blood pressure is one of the top contributing factors to someone developing kidney disease, right alongside having diabetes. If you suffer from hypertension, work with your doctor to lower your blood pressure, and you will also be reducing your risk of having kidney disease.

Scanning for specific forms of kidney disease can be done with diagnostic imaging. If you or someone you know is need of digital X-ray imaging, turn to us at Middletown Medical Imaging today. Give us a call for more information at (732) 275-0999.

The Ultimate Pre-MRI Relaxation Playlist

Sometimes no matter how breathing exercises or calming techniques you do to relax, you still cannot soothe your nerves. When it comes to getting an MRI done, there are plenty of tips and tricks to help you settle down before heading in for the procedure. One of the most relaxing and effective is to listen to music. At Middletown Medical Imaging, we want all of our patients to have the most comfortable, peaceful, MRI experience possible, so we have put together a playlist of relaxing tunes ease some of your pre-test nerves. Here are a few of our favorite songs to unwind to:

“Gelborn Heights” – by Guyara

“This Delicate Place” – by Silver Maple

“The Girl Plays” – Leonard Anderson

“Exits” – by L. Pierre

“Salt Hill Pt. 1” – by Rickard Jäverling

“Them” – by Nils Frahm

“Cabezon” – by Red House Painters

“Staumnes” – by Sigur Rós

“Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13 ‘Pathétique’: Adagio cantabile” – by Ludwig van Beethoven

“Morning Passages” – by Philip Glass

“Monsoon and Rain” – by Ravi Shankar

If you are looking for an open MRI in Middletown, NJ, our facility at Middletown Medical Imaging is professional, comfortable, and flexible with your busy schedule. Call us to set up your appointment with us today at (732) 275-0999.