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Dr. Charles Foulks

Nephrology and Dialysis
TX
47 years experience male

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Nephrology and Dialysis

Languages spoken

English

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86 Answers
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
47 years experience
Live healthy: Early to bed and early to rise. Good well balanced diet. Daily exercise. Avoid alcohol and illicit drugs. Balance and moderation in all things.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
47 years experience
Interstit. cystitis: Have the urine cultures been positive? Must consider interstitial nephritis (diagnosis made with cystoscopy) or infection with atypical bacteria such ... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
47 years experience
Probably not: There shouldn't be a problem. However, just because quarterback joe likes it (and gets paid to be a shill for it) doesn't mean it works. I'd talk to m... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
47 years experience
Depends on dose: If you took a tablespoon or so, you're probably still constipated. If you took the whole bottle, i'd worry. If you require laxatives regularly to have... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
47 years experience
Protein substitute: It is advertised as a replacement for meat/dairy sources of protein. It has no advantage over normal foods and costs much more. No sense wasting your... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
47 years experience
Need diet treatment: Virtually all stones are due to a diet high in protein and salt. Stones are unusual in women. Male to female ratio is 9:1. Women should be screened fo... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
47 years experience
Mom and dad: Depends on height of mom and dad and family history. Certainly good nutrition is important but no food or exercise will alter your child's height. In ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
47 years experience
Possibly: We don't know your age or your kidney function. If the kidney function is normal, then no. If it is abnormal, it is possible that some patients might ... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
47 years experience
Yes. : Claritin (loratadine) has an anticholinergic effect on nerves like most antihistamines. It is middle of the road in anticholinergic effect. This can c... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
47 years experience
It depends: Several variables will dictate a new surgical date. Since stool is coming through the surgical site, you will need to be placed on bowel rest with nut... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
47 years experience
Generally not: If by dehydration you mean volume depletion then water retention would occur only if you had a very severe dehydration that caused severe muscle damag... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
47 years experience
Maybe: It is a locally acting non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug that might be helpful with a sore throat. I tis more commonly used with various problems t... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
47 years experience
Probably ok: Probably from the sore throat. This is probably more common that we think it is since most people don't cough this stuff out. As long as your breathin... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
47 years experience
Tailored therapy: The best answer is to tailor your therapy for your specific type of hypertension. However, most clinicians and most recommendations recommend the use ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
47 years experience
Nasal allergies: A problem for many people and you can be miserable. Recommend hot showers and steam to relieve sinuses. Use nasal saline multiple times/day to wash ou... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
47 years experience
No: Nicotine has no adverse effect upon the liver unless you had a major overdose which only happens with the administration of large doses of nicotine. T... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
47 years experience
No : There's no data on cranberry pomegranate juice effects for kidney disease. In fact, in late stage kidney disease, it can be harmful. If you have diabe... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
47 years experience
Low humidity: Sounds like you might be a mouth breather and have difficulty with nasal stuffiness. You might consider using something to increase the humidity of y... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
47 years experience
Not to fear: Your doctor sounds correct. If the appetite is back, then that is very strong evidence that he/she was correct. You are fortunate to respond to such a... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
47 years experience
No reports yet: There are no reports of this association. Meth is associated with severe and irreversible kidney disease usually an interstitial nephritis. There's a... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
47 years experience
Probably: It depends upon whether you have any kidney involvement with an autoimmune disorder. These disorders can affect the kidneys and can cause problems wit... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
47 years experience
Unusual in young: This is very unusual in your age group. First you should look over any medicaitons that you take, including over-the-counter medications that can caus... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
47 years experience
Low: Myth: low calcium intake decreases calcium stones. Fact: calcium stones aren't due to calcium intake.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
47 years experience
Back pain in pregnan: Most likely due to low back pain from change in posture from the pregnancy. I'd discuss this with your doctor but if it is not severe then it is unlik... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
47 years experience
Healthy diet : You should eat a well-balanced healthy diet that you have discussed with your physician. As far as sports, any non-contact sport will be ok. However, ... Read More
A 79-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
47 years experience
Effects on kidney: Citrate lyase is not harmful. The hydroxycitric acid (hydrocitric acid) in small amounts would not be harmful either. Large doses of hydroxycitric aci... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
47 years experience
Venous thrombosis: I would be concerned about clotting in the venous system where the picc line was located. You should see your doctor and an ultrasound of the venous s... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
47 years experience
We don't know.: We don't know. We believe that it takes a long time since it is a disease of middle age men>women about 3:1. The gerd has to have been active over ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
47 years experience
Yes: The diet/medications that we use for people with stage 3 CKD can cause constipation. Use of metamucil or its generic equivalent is generally all that'... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
47 years experience
Any time: If you have healed well, there's no reason you can't start. However, since you have been on a low fat diet for a while, i'd recommend you reintroduce ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
47 years experience
Special antibody : Anti-phosphlipid antibody test. It detects a person's blood to see if that person has developed antibodies to specific blood clotting proteins. These ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
47 years experience
Aspirin toxicity: Serious Aspirin overdose that is life-threatening usually kills within the first 48 hours. It is highly unlikely the patient would be alive and stable... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
47 years experience
Fruit and vegetables: Increase your intake of fresh and dried fruits, especially juices: high in potassium. For magnesium: green vegetables, whole grains, nuts, beans and s... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
47 years experience
Probably not: 0.16% of people who take Avelox (16/10000) develop a kidney stone. This is not an increased rate. However, the stones that are seen are found in those... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
47 years experience
Unfortunately yes: It is common. There is specific therapy for reducing the microalbuminuria and we believe that it reduces the likelihood of having the disease progress... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
47 years experience
Yes: Chip will be enhanced and the program has been extended through 2019.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
47 years experience
No: Hcg is a hormone so if your is hormone free then you are not taking hcg. Hcg would be destroyed by the acid in your stomach anyway. Congratulations! y... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
47 years experience
Probably not: Caloric content is low about 22 calories/serving. Unless it contains sodium, you would have to take a huge amount daily in order to gain weight.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
47 years experience
No and FCD confuses: Fibrocystic disease (fcd) is not a risk factor for breast cancer. However it makes breast self-examination probematic: is it fcd or a suspicious lump... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
47 years experience
Hyperaldosteronism: As long as you eat a balanced diet, it will have no effect. If you drink all of your calories in beer and do not eat, your potassium level will fall s... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
47 years experience
Stomach?: I would be concerned about an ulcer especially one at the junction of the stomach and duodenum. I assume your pancreatic blood tests were normal. Anot... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
47 years experience
Orchitis: Strongly recommend that you see a urologist. Two months for orchitis (testicular infection) is highly unusual. You need to undergo imaging as part of ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
47 years experience
Not much: The calcium will bind with the phosphorus in the coffee but the amount of phosphorus is low. If you are taking the calcium as a supplement you'll get ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
47 years experience
See a doctor: This is a very disturbing set of symptoms and could be caused by several serious illnesses. I recommend that you see your doctor as soon as possible.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
47 years experience
Narcotic-acetaminoph: A combination narcotic/acetaminophen is the drug most commonly used. Oxycodone or hydrocodone and Acetaminophen are most popular in the us. Tramadol i... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
47 years experience
Male hormone: Testosterone is the male hormone similar to estrogen being the female hormone. It makes men be men.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
47 years experience
High protein diet: Muscle stress will be severe. Will need to enhance your protein intake. Need good intake of salt and minerals (leafy green vegetable, dried fruits, fr... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
47 years experience
Infertility: Sounds like someone might be infertile. Unprotected sex with a fertile woman and man will result in pregnancy about 85% over 1 year of regular sex. Ab... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
47 years experience
Normal hair loss: The normal person loses about 100 hairs/day. It is of concern if you find hair on your pillow in the morning; hair comes out in clumps; hair clogs the... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
47 years experience
UTI prophylaxis: Recurrent utis documented by culture should be eradicated and you should discuss UTI prophylaxis, or use of a small dose of an antibiotic on a daily ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Foulks is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Foulks is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Sep 18, 2013
Thorough and prompt answer. Thank you Dr. Foulks
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thanks, but I do not have stones at all and they do not know why the stints help...I don't want surgery but we don't know what's wrong
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank u- It was stressing me- but it didn't make sense they could do 1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I'll share your advice w/my sister and hope she's feeling better soon!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Tennessee at Memphis
Graduated 1975MD
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