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Dr. Eduardo Haddad

Nephrology and Dialysis
Lawrence, MA
47 years experience male

Locations

Office

Lawrence, MA

Address

50 Prospect St, Lawrence, MA
Directions

About

Bio

Practicing nephrologist with 30 years of experience. Medical director of dialysis clinics currently owened by DaVita in nothern Massachusetts. President of the Medical Staff at Lawrence General Hospital and board member.

Specialties
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Nephrology and Dialysis

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

124 Answers
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Nephrology and Dialysis 47 years experience
Hormone: This is an adrenal produced hormone essential for preservation of sodium balance and potassium balance. If absent one would get hypotensive and volume... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Nephrology and Dialysis 47 years experience
Hours: There is no need to keep a Foley catheter in place for longer than the operation and immediate post op period in a kidney donor.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Nephrology and Dialysis 47 years experience
Not likely: Rhabdomyolysis is a very specific condition associate with severe muscle pain or weakness leading to release of muscle protein in the blood stream so ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Nephrology and Dialysis 47 years experience
Metabolic product: Metanephrins are metabolic products of cathecolamines: epinephrin and norepinephrin and can be used to diagnose excess production of these adrenal/sym... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Nephrology and Dialysis 47 years experience
Destruction by heat.: This is used by different specialists to destroy excess tissue growth such as in benign prostate hypertrophy done by urologists as an office procedure... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Nephrology and Dialysis 47 years experience
Slow flow: Voiding flow rates are a function of the strenght of the bladder muscle and the caliber of the out flow tract including the bladder neck, the prostati... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Nephrology and Dialysis 47 years experience
Spread the word.: Donors have to be altruistic and voluntary so the first thing is to let people in your immediate circle of friends and family know that you have end s... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Nephrology and Dialysis 47 years experience
Lipids: The answer will depend on risk factors for cardiovascular disease. The latest recommendations for lipid management rely on that more than the numerica... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Nephrology and Dialysis 47 years experience
Kidney stones?: Bleeding from the vaginal area could be coming from the urethra and thus mixed with urine. In that case the most common cause of kidney pain and hemat... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Nephrology and Dialysis 47 years experience
Prostate trouble: The most common source of this problem is prostate enlargement with marrowing of the urine cannal. Less commonly you could have urethral narrowing due... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Nephrology and Dialysis 47 years experience
Maldevelopment: Kidneys like any other organ can have congenital abnormalities ranging from partial development, mal positioning of lack of separation from the other ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Nephrology and Dialysis 47 years experience
Nonsense: This is exactly what you don't want. Prednisone would do that and causes bone loss. Boniva (ibandronate) is a bisphosphonate like Fosamax and others w... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Nephrology and Dialysis 47 years experience
Bacterial infection: The most common cause is the effect of bacteria in the urine causing a chemical reaction releasing nitrogen . This is usually due to bacteria that or... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Nephrology and Dialysis 47 years experience
Yes!!: It is very possible that you have an urinary tract infection and also a prostate enlargement and this combination can lead to a complicated kidney inf... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Nephrology and Dialysis 47 years experience
Need antibiotic: Just drinking more water will not fix it. If you have bacterian in your bladder it needs to be killed by antibiotics. If this is not associated with f... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Nephrology and Dialysis 47 years experience
Frequently yes: That is a sure sign of trouble. It could mean a kidney inflammation affecting the filters or a pigment coming from muscle tissue or bile being excrete... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Nephrology and Dialysis 47 years experience
Biliary trouble: The first condition that comes to mind is blockage of the normal bile drainage into the intestines due to either gall stones stuck in the common duct ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Nephrology and Dialysis 47 years experience
Medications first: There are two classes of medications to use. One improves the flow of urine by relaxing the muscles of the neck of the bladder around the prostate suc... Read More
A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Nephrology and Dialysis 47 years experience
It depends: In severe kidney damage the ace inhibitors and arbs can cause dangerous rise in potassium levels but in earlier disease when you have mainly protein i... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Nephrology and Dialysis 47 years experience
No: The dose of dialysis as commonly provided three times a week is the minimal required to maintain some balance and adding treatments helps in several w... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Nephrology and Dialysis 47 years experience
Write it down: It is important to file a written complaint with the facility manager at your clinic and if the problem is not addressed to your satisfaction you can ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Nephrology and Dialysis 47 years experience
Yes: Chromosomal analysis will give you an increased risk of certain type of blood cancers but this does not mean you have it. A bone marrow biopsy however... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Nephrology and Dialysis 47 years experience
Bone marrow disorder: It means that you are making too much of a single antibody or just a part of an antibody because one clone of plasma cells from your bone marrow has d... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Nephrology and Dialysis 47 years experience
Nothing for sure.: Your urine volume is a function of how much water you drink. For most people it will be more than that but under conditions of less water intake or in... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Nephrology and Dialysis 47 years experience
Drink more water.: As per the prior question the kidneys are indeed made to preserve water so concentrating the urine is what they do best.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Nephrology and Dialysis 47 years experience
Kidney stone: It may well be that you are trying to pass a kidney stone and it is caughy on your left ureter as it meets the bladder on your left side. You should b... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Nephrology and Dialysis 47 years experience
High blood sugar: Both conditions are a sign of cellular deprivation of glucose. In diabetes type 1 there is absence of insufficient Insulin so the sugar is elevated in... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Nephrology and Dialysis 47 years experience
Yes: A kidney infection is a much more serious problem and it is associated with chills and fever as well as flank pain versus a bladder infection which ca... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Nephrology and Dialysis 47 years experience
Yes and yes: I suspect you have polycystic kidneys and this is a genetic disorder with dominant inheritance for the majority of cases meaning that there is a one i... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Nephrology and Dialysis 47 years experience
Neither: I assume your C3 levels are slightly below the normal range and in that case if you have no signs of organ dysfunction there is nothing to worry about... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Nephrology and Dialysis 47 years experience
Arterial hypertensio: These are hormones closely related to blood pressure control secreted by the kidneys {renin} and the adrenal glands. They are vital for preservation ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Nephrology and Dialysis 47 years experience
Dysphagia: Frequently a tracheostomy is performed to protect the air way in patients that do not recover full consciousness following a stroke or other severe ne... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Nephrology and Dialysis 47 years experience
Not necessarely: The calcium content of the urine is more dependent on sodium and protein intake than calcium. People with calcium stones should be on a low salt diet ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Nephrology and Dialysis 47 years experience
Concentrated urine: The first morning urine has the most concentration due to absence of fluid intake while you sleep. This will make it more acidic also and if you have... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Nephrology and Dialysis 47 years experience
Used for diagnosis: A bronchial wash is a way of retriving cells and micro organisms that are related to a lung condition associated with an illness. They are obtained d... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Nephrology and Dialysis 47 years experience
No, but..: Any testosterone derivative taken for muscle growth will cause your testicles to become small and non functional. The body will sense the testostero... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Nephrology and Dialysis 47 years experience
Infection: Leukocytosis is a cardinal sign for occult infection but it can also be seen in situations of severe stress and in smokers. It requires investigation... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Nephrology and Dialysis 47 years experience
Leukemia: Bone marrow malignancies involving the myeloid cells will cause abnormal growth of a certain clone of white cells and inhibit the proliferation of nor... Read More
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Nephrology and Dialysis 47 years experience
Concentrate urine: Yes because it cause your urine volume to be reduced and consequently will raise the concentration of calcium oxalate facilitating crystalization if y... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Nephrology and Dialysis 47 years experience
Uterine contraction: It is excreted by the kidneys in about one hour so should be gone from your system in 90 minutes but the effect on tissue may last longer with crampin... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Nephrology and Dialysis 47 years experience
Fruits and vegies: High potassium is found in tomatoes, potato, green leaf vegetables and fruits such as oranges, bananas, melons and also in raisins.
A female asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Nephrology and Dialysis 47 years experience
Sun burn: No. The rash is demarcated by the area exposed to harmful ultraviolet radiation from the sun. It would only spread if it became infected with bacteria... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Nephrology and Dialysis 47 years experience
No: The repeat value is well within range. One borderline high value is not diagnostic of low thyroid.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Nephrology and Dialysis 47 years experience
No better than water: Recent sicientific studies done in a randomized fashion with placebo control showed no benefit from cranberry juice or pills in reducing the frequency... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Nephrology and Dialysis 47 years experience
Membrane separation: Both procedures rely on convection or passage of a liquid true a filtering membrane under positive pressure. The difference is the permeability of the... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Nephrology and Dialysis 47 years experience
Salt intake?: Usually sodium retention is the main reason for sub optimal response to two good anti hypertensive medications. You can either reduce sodium on your d... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Nephrology and Dialysis 47 years experience
Possibly: It depends if there is still urine output or not. Some people maintain good urine volume even if they are on dialysis and in that case there is an out... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Nephrology and Dialysis 47 years experience
Yes: This would be indeed one condition capable of causing immune complex deposition in the glomeruli with associated pattern of membrano proliferative dis... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Haddad is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Haddad is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Feb 20, 2012
quick response helpful information
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I have chronic kidney disease and I'm in stage three ...I want to know how I can help myself ...people scaring me now and I'm not getting the correct information
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This was very helpful. Thanks! You're answer was very helpful and made me feel much better. Thank you so much! I feel more relieved now.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! This maybe part of my problem, infection, how do i get it diagnosed?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Faculty of Medicine, Brazil
Graduated 1975MD

Awards

Clinician of the year, 2011. Massachusetts Medical Society
Fellow American College of Physicians
Top Nephrologist, First Place, the Nation - Spring
2017

Affiliations

Beth Israel Deaconess Physician Organization
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