Dr. Jason Cogdill

Nephrology and Dialysis
Cedar Rapids, IA
19 years experience male

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Nephrology and Dialysis

Internal Medicine

Doctor Q&A

147 Answers
19 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Your symptoms + test: If your total remaining kidney function keeps you symptom free and blood tests do not have dangerous chemical abnormalities then you do not need dialy... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Depends on symptom: For individuals that start dialysis due to uremic symptoms (symptoms of kidney failure), the first to go away is the nausea and vomiting. That goes aw... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
BP med side effects: Some people are more responsive than others to certain blood pressure medications. Norvasc, (amlodipine) losartan, hydrochlorothiazide are 3 of the mo... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Possible: While it is less likely to have an egg get fertilized and stay in the uterus and successfully grow during menstruation... It is not impossible. You wo... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Not likely the cause: I'm sorry you are having so many problems. 1st, if it gets worse you should see a doctor. 2nd, it is very unlikely an antibiotic (which kills bacteria... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Whichever works 4 u: Sometimes your choices can be limited by finances or availability. The medical studies vary and experts argue over the 'best'. There are pluses and mi... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
BPgoal & SideEffects: In general a systolic blood pressure between 110-135 is a good range for someone taking medications. There are special reasons that some doctors may c... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Unexplained symptoms: Multiple unexplained symptoms can be quite concerning. Some answers are obtainable through healthtap but multiple unexplained symptoms with the inabil... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Not likely : Imodium (loperamide) is unlikely to cause a rise in a person's blood pressure in the short term.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Multiple options : Cure and treat are not the same time. There are many good treatment options to control your blood pressure. Curing high blood pressure is different. W... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Too much: Multiple organizations give different answers for what is a low sodium diet. Most recommend 100 meq/day, which is equal to 2.3g (2300mg) of sodium. ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Testing: There isn't a way to know for sure outside of a blood test. Most individuals at the end of the winter, farther from the equator, little outside activi... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Yes: I wouldn't start jousting or fencing but otherwise having one kidney and exercise are a fine combination. Good luck.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Reassuring value: A urine protein to urine creatinine ratio of 0.9 is reassuring. It is an estimate of your 24hour urine protein... 90mg. A 24hour urine protein value ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Multiple options : Cure and treat are not the same time. There are many good treatment options to control your blood pressure. Curing high blood pressure is different. W... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Talk to your doctor: If you are indicating that you were getting a treadmill stress test, screening for heart disease... Then yes it would be normal to tell you to keep go... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Low potassium, hypoK: Potassium <3 is very abnromal. Two places the body losses potassium are the gut or the kidney. Kidney losses are hormone, medication, or acid/base rel... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Beans, Beans: Beans (black, brown, green, lentils) are high in protein, super low in sodium, moderate/high in fiber and water. They are a healthy source of calories... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Hematuria: Hematuria or blood in the urine, is never normal in a male. The most concerning possibility are a few cancers: bladder, kidney, and ureteral. Bladder/... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Seek medical care: Without the ability to take your history and examine you there is too much at stake. Breathing problems especially if they are new to you are concerni... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Sounds troubling: I am sorry for your troubles. The sensation of lightheadedness can be quite problematic. It is good you have not passed out / fainted. You are right t... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Unexplained symptoms: Multiple unexplained symptoms can be quite concerning. Some answers are obtainable through healthtap but multiple unexplained symptoms with the inabil... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Treat as cure is rare: Control is possible, cure is rare. There are many good treatment options to control your blood pressure. Curing high blood pressure is different. Weig... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
BP Goals: In general a systolic blood pressure between 110-135 is a good range for someone taking medications. There are special reasons that some doctors may c... Read More
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A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Consistency : Make healthy decisions: low sodium diet, exercise, no tobacco, and be consistent. Take prescribed medications, control blood pressure, avoid all nsaid... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Urine test: If you have no detectable protein in the urine right now... Well then you're doing great. Lack of protein in the urine (proteinuria) would indicate yo... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
A few things: Weight loss will help. The less you weigh the less creatinine production there is and the less filtering the kidneys need to do. Stopping / avoiding n... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Needs medical care: Seek medical attention. Severe hypertension, sbp 160+ often requires multiple medications (likely for life) as well as decreasing the sodium in the di... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Processed: It the food item can sit on a counter for more than a few hours or in the refrigerator for more than a week without risking rotting, it is likely load... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Not easily answered: With the information you've shared a guess is impossible. Even then a blood creatinine level all by itself does not determine the need for dialysis. I... Read More
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
NSAID related AKI: Nsaids (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) can cause may types of kidney injury. They cause reversible decreases in blood flow. They are associated... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
BP med side effects: Some people are more responsive than others to certain blood pressure medications. It is possible to be getting 'too much' medication and have 'too lo... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Reassuring value: A urine protein to urine creatinine ratio of 0.13 is reassuring. The upc ration (urine protein value divided by the urine creatinine value) is an est... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
BPgoals & MedRequest: In general a systolic blood pressure between 110-135 is a good range for someone taking medications. There are special reasons that some doctors may c... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Multiple options : There are many things you can do to decrease your risk of getting high blood pressure. Weight loss, exercising or active lifestyle, following a low so... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Pregnancy possible: There are secretions released before ejaculation (the sensation of 'release') and these can contain sperm. The pull out method, as you describe it, ha... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Healthy BP: A BP of 114/66 is healthy. If you were on multiple medications with the purpose of 'treating' or controlling your blood pressure then you could possib... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Nocturia...: Getting up to use the toilet when you want to sleep can be quite frustrating. Common causes of nighttime urination (nocturia) include: uncontrolled di... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Appeal: The army has published guidelines for medical fitness: http://www.Apd.Army.Mil/pdffiles/r40_501.Pdf you can ask your recruiter to appeal. There is ... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Kidney stone passage: Kidney stones that are 8mm or larger and are in the ureter close to the kidney only pass 1 out 3 times. 2 out 3 fail to pass without intervention. The... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Kidney problem: This level of protein in the urine indicates active and severe kidney damage. The list of causes is long. It is possible by history, examination, and ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Risks involved: Thank you for your question. All medications can affect how your transplant medications work. Kidney rejection due to not enough medication is possibl... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Unexplained symptoms: Multiple unexplained symptoms can be quite concerning. Some answers are obtainable through healthtap but multiple unexplained symptoms with the inabil... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Not likely: When a stone is bigger than 9mm there is less than a 25% chance of it passing. Yours is significantly larger. Talk to your doctor, based on the type, ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Generic Not specific: A horseshoe kidney with overall normal kidney function does not put you at increased risk of medical problems over others with two kidneys. Consistenc... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Consistency : Make healthy decisions: low sodium diet, exercise, no tobacco, and be consistent. Take prescribed medications, control blood pressure, avoid all nsaid... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Yes: Dialysis is one type of renal or kidney replacement therapy. Dialysis can be blood or hemodialysis as well as fluid in the stomach cavity or peritonea... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Eval,Prevent,Replace: First there is an evaluation for reverible cause of renal failure. If no reversible cause found or treatment fails to recover function... Then goal be... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Damaging: Most dialysis patients with high phosphorus levels have no obvious short term complications, though they do exist. One very rare one is called calciph... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Age illnesses matter: Using medicare data for life expectancy of dialysis patients... 20yo male on dialysis 15.3years average 40yo male on dialysis 8.4 years average 6... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Cogdill is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Cogdill is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Feb 19, 2013
A very apt and balanced diagnosis for my question
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! ...But she consult a doctor near by nd she is even under gone operation 1year ago for nervebreeding
HealthTap member
Sir, thanks for reply. I visited best hospitals of india and talked with best neurologists. But they said there is no permanent treatment.
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Would results give a higher level reading for drugs if urine very concentrated

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
Graduated 2004MD

Residency

Wilford Hall Medical Center

Awards

Meritorious Service Medal, USAF
Chief of Residents, WHMC Internal Medicine
Top Doctor, Third Place, Iowa - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American College of Physicians
American Society of Nephrology

Publications

Renal Sodium Handling in Hypertension
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