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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sreya Pallath
Nephrology and Dialysis 22 years experience
Yes: It is better to refrigerate urine during a 24 hour urine collection. And also return it to the lab as soon as possible.
A 88-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sreya Pallath
Nephrology and Dialysis 22 years experience
Yes: Stopping diuretics may worsen heart failure, high blood pressure, leg swelling and cause fluid in your lungs. There may be a few indications to hold your diuretics. But always discuss with your physician first before making any medication changes.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sreya Pallath
Nephrology and Dialysis 22 years experience
Pain with urination : Burning while urinating, frequent urination or more difficulty urinating, incontinence, fever. Symptoms of more severe infection include weakness, dizziness, lower back pain.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sreya Pallath
Nephrology and Dialysis 22 years experience
Plan ahead: You will need to bring a lot of your supplies with you while you travel. This can be quite heavy and bulky, especially the peritoneal dialysis fluid bags. If you use a cycler at night, you may want to bring that with you. Otherwise you will have to do manual exchanges approximately 5 times a day. And always, you will have to undergo your treatments in a clean environment under sterile technique.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sreya Pallath
Nephrology and Dialysis 22 years experience
Yes: Other symptoms of uti, or urinary tract infection include: more frequent urination, needing to urinate urgently or more difficulty controlling urine.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sreya Pallath
Nephrology and Dialysis 22 years experience
Yes: A severe blood infection can cause damage to multiple organs including the kidney. The kidney damage is often caused by low blood pressure, and is typically temporary and improves after the infection is treated. But with severe infection, or prolonged low blood pressure, subsequent damage to the kidney may be permanent, or severe, requiring dialysis.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sreya Pallath
Nephrology and Dialysis 22 years experience
Easy to do: Peritoneal dialysis is the one form of home dialysis. It is easier to learn than home hemodialysis. There is no direct exposure to blood. It can often be performed at night while you are sleeping. It is easy to travel with.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sreya Pallath
Nephrology and Dialysis 22 years experience
CT scan: Ct scan also show evidence of polycystic kidney disease.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sreya Pallath
Nephrology and Dialysis 22 years experience
Not blunt trauma: A physical hit to the kidney, such as during contact sports should not worsen kidney disease due to diabetes. Diabetic nephropathy is accelerated most frequently by poor diabetes control and uncontrolled hypertension.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sreya Pallath
Nephrology and Dialysis 22 years experience
Exercise: Maintain a healthy lifestyle with low fat food, low salt diet. Avoid excessive weight gain. Stay well hydrated. If you have diabetes or high blood pressure, make sure it is well controlled. Exercise is important to improve all of these factors. And see as doctor regularly. They can do blood tests to check for kidney disease since this is often a silent disease.
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