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Dr. Jason Cogdill

Nephrology and Dialysis
Cedar Rapids, IA
18 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 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Talk to your doctor: You are possibly correct. Testosterone supplements (cream, injetions, etc) can cause blood pressure to rise through more than one mechanism. You need ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Very unlikely: Nsf, nephrogenic systemic fibrosis, is very unlikely to develop if you have normal kidney function. Only time will tell, but if you have normal kidney... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Age illnesses matter: Using medicare data for dialysis patients life expectancy... 20yo male on dialysis 15.3years average 40yo male on dialysis 8.4 years average 60yo... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Leg Swelling: Swelling in both legs usually is due to excess salt water (edema). There are many possible causes, some need addressed quickly, others are long term i... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Ur Protein/Cr ratio: The urine protein to urine creatinine ratio is an estimate of the 24hr urine protein. It is less cumbersome and quick. A urine protein to creatinine r... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Lots of things: There are numerous medications that affect potassium balance as well as modify potassium removal from the body. One of the most common conditions in t... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Other possibilities: I'm sorry you are having problems. With the information you've provided it is hard to guess what is happening. If there is an extra sensation then ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 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
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Complicated regimen: What wasn't possible 20years ago, became standard of care 10years ago, and has become what we realize might be dangerous now. The combination of ace i... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
See your doctor: I'm sorry you're having problems. With the little information you shared it sounds like you should seek care... Sooner versus later.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 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
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 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
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Deceased donor Trans: When transplant donation has been given, typically multiple organs are removed from the recently deceased donor. Frequently used are both kidneys and ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Yes, rarely: It is called hypertensive encephalopathy. Symptoms include headache, restlessness, nausea, disturbances of consciousness, seizures, retinal hemorrhage... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Talk to your doctor: It is hard to guess what if anything is wrong from the few clues you gave. The list of possibilities is as little as bruise to as severe as abscess, p... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Only one way out: There is only one natural way out. You have to pass it or have a procedure to help. Lots of fluids will help increase your urine flow rate and possibl... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 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
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Not easily answered: Creatinine level all by itself does not determine the need for dialysis. If the total remaining kidney function keeps him symptom free and blood tests... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Not the same day: Your surgeon will first consider your problems after talking to you and reviewing your recent tests. Then he or she will discuss the risks, benefits, ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Recurrent UTIs: Having more then two urinary tract infections a year is a pain. Usually an evaluation for this involves cystoscopy to look for a physical reason. If t... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Multiple options : Treatment of thyroid problems often help BP control. Unfortunately cure & treat are not the same. There are many good treatment options to control her... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Sodium (aka salt): Sodium intake and total body sodium balance affect blood pressure more than ghee.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Not likely: After requiring dialysis for two years, to replace the life sustaining function your kidneys have failed to provide, it is unlikely they will recover.... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Not likely: Every person and situation is different, i need to say that you should ask your doctor. Generic advice however would be, if you had zero post surgery ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Treat, cure is rare: Higher blood pressure is a common finding 20-30years after kidney removal. Controlling blood pressure is possible, curing is rare. There are many good... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Talk to your doctor: The few clues you give could leaves a long tist of possibilities. After talking to you and examining you, your physician will discuss what diagnostic ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Depends: If you are a transplant kidney recipient and the spicy foods somehow affect the absorption or metabolism of your rejection medications then yes it is ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Talk to your doctor: 120/80 while taking meds is perfect. If you stop them over the next few days your blood pressure will likely increase back tot he levels it was when y... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Need a specialist: It sounds like you've read or been told correctly: increase water/fluids and decrease sodium. You might have had residual stone debri as a cause or yo... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Apple cider vinegar: Lisinopril belongs to a group of blood pressure medications that affect the way the kidney manages potassium, usually leading to slightly higher level... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Nocturia...: Getting up to use the toilet when you want to sleep can be quite frustrating. Common causes of nighttime urination include: uncontrolled diabetes, uri... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Medication timing: The timing of medications for blood pressure control has not been well studied. Recently a publication suggested nightime dosing to more mimic the blo... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
See medical provider: The difference between urinary tract infection and mild pyelonephritis (mild kidney infection) is minimal and an antibiotic will hlep. If though you h... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Hard to know: There are numerous medications that affect potassium balance as well as modify potassium removal from the body. One of the most common conditions in t... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Choices matter: You are making a good decision to choose your lifestyle. Since you already have moderate kidney disease, protecting the remaining is important. Weight... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Does not lower level: Spironolactone is not a "testosterone" blocker per say. It designed to block aldosterone receptors from being activated. It is not perfect and does ha... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Possibly: Jaundice if related to end stage liver disease combinded with kidney failure is a very troubling combination with a very high death rate. That being s... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Not likely: Zofran (ondansetron) isn't usually on the list of substances that are being evaluated. There are 100s if things that could be tested for, but really n... Read More
A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Talk to your doctor: There is always an exception to the rule, but nearly everyone does fine with generic versions of brand name medications. Talk to your doctor and/or ph... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Seek medical care: Every medical facility should have a blood exposure protocol. You should notify your employer and follow the protocol that is outlined there. If there... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Talk to your doctor: I'm sorry you're having problems. With the little information you shared it sounds like you should seek care... It doesn't sound like an emergency, bu... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 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
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Opinions differ: There are multiple organizations that give different answer for this topic. Nearly all of them given a number well under the us average intake. Many ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Large blood vessel: A 'permacath' is frequently used phrase to indicate a tunelled dialysis catheter. The blood vessel used depends on many patient factors. The most comm... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Options based on you: Edecrin (ethacrynic acid) is a type of medication that helps kidneys get rid of salt water, a diuretic. Edecrin (ethacrynic acid) is often prescribed ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Call just in case: Most physician offices have answering services that can patch you through to a covering physician. If this service doesn't exist you have to make a ch... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Renal parenchymal dz: Renal parenchymal disease is a phrase usually listed in reports from imaging studies, it is an imaging finding. If you truly have an imaging abnormali... Read More

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Testimonials
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HealthTap member
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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