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Dr. Yaw Boateng

Nephrology and Dialysis
BENNETTSVILLE, SC
39 years experience

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Nephrology and Dialysis

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

12 Answers
2 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yaw Boateng
39 years experience
No rhubarb; no meat: You stop eating meat altogether if you are having kidney stones. Meat gives you too much purines and phosphorus. The phosphorus tends to keep the calc... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yaw Boateng
39 years experience
Local heating pad: The most common cause is a muscle strain or arthritis of either the hip joint or lower back. You can apply local heat such as a heating pad or rub wit... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yaw Boateng
39 years experience
Diabetes, HTN: The commonest cause of kidney disease leading to dialysis is diabetes. Hypertension is a close number two. If you have either of these, it is importan... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yaw Boateng
39 years experience
More water, no soda!: First of all, if you drink soda, stop! drink plenty of water- a clear urine will indicate you are indeed drinking enough. Pure cranberry juice helps ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yaw Boateng
39 years experience
Kidney disease?: Blood in the urine could be from any part of the urinary system- kidney, ureters, bladder or urethra. But a combination of blood and protein in the ur... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yaw Boateng
39 years experience
See your doctor: Your vomiting could be due to medication side effects but if you are also having chills it could mean that you may be having pyelonephritis which mean... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yaw Boateng
39 years experience
Drink: Drink lots of water. Low salt diet. No sugar/refined carbs. No sodas! stop eating meat.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yaw Boateng
39 years experience
Complex carbs: Avoid all sugary food, refined flour products such as white bread, cookies, white pasta. Eat only whole grain foods like brown rice and whole wheat br... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yaw Boateng
39 years experience
Go vegetarian!: Stop eating meat if you can. If you eat fish, avoid herring, anchovies and sardines. Drink lots of water and eat a low fat, low protein diet .High pot... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yaw Boateng
39 years experience
Check 24h urine prot: "bubbly urine" usually indicates protein in the urine but not always. Sometimes just the force of the urinary stream can create "bubbles" in the toile... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yaw Boateng
39 years experience
Exercise + wt. loss: It appears you have a degree of Insulin resistance. If you are overweight, even mild to moderate weight loss will make you more Insulin sensitive and ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yaw Boateng
39 years experience
Change antibiotic: Your vomiting could be due to medication side effects but if you are also having chills it may mean that you may be having pyelonephritis which means ... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Boateng is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Boateng is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you. I just called the doctor but I have no fever just chills. Like shaking.
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Thank u for the kidney stone home treatment,I am drinking water now :)
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you doc more power

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UST Scholl of Medical Sciences, Kumasi, Ghana
Graduated 1983MD

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