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can you reverse kidney damage

A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Not exactly: The main idea is to prevent damage to kidneys from medicines and other causes. However, medicines are used to treat a specific cause. So, depending on ... Read More
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A 69-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
41 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: There are many causes of kidney damage/injury. Some are reversible and some are not. If its an allergic reaction to a medication, this injury is gener ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. james Chon
24 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Many possible causes: Medical conditions such as diabetes, long-standing hypertension, glomerulonephritis--i.e. inflammation of the filtering units of the kidneys often lea ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience Urology
Unfortunately...: It is not hard to damage the kidneys. High blood pressure, diabetes, atherosclerosis, cancer, infections, medications & stones are a few of the many ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Lawson
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Liver regenerates: The liver is one of the only organs that will regenerate once the damaging activity is stopped: as long as there are enough undamaged cells. Milk this ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
37 years experience Urology
If obstructive: Kidney stones can cause renal damage based on obstruction. A small stone residing in the kidney does not injure the kidney. But, if the stone enlarge ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raja Nandyal
50 years experience Pediatrics
No: Once kernicterus develops, most of the damage is already done to the baby's brain. Mild improvement can happen later.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Maybe: Medication and life style changes can prevent progression and in some cases cause some reversal of the disease.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clare Wilmot
Specializes in General Surgery
What is cause?: Liver disease is not only one problem.. There are several causes and several stages of each... The treatments depend on the cause and the stage.. Ther ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Damien Luviano
17 years experience Ophthalmology
High glucose: Diabetes hurts the blood vessels due to by products of high glucose. The first vessels to get affected are micro vessels. All organs in body have micr ... Read More
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A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Browne
34 years experience General Surgery
No: Chronic rejection can be slowed down and sometimes stopped, but reversal with improvement in organ function is still a goal which we are working towar ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Kidney failure: The term hypertensive nephrosclerosis has traditionally been used to describe a clinical syndrome characterized by long-term essential hypertension, l ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Stop alcohol use com: Absolutely no alcohol use...This might be the only thing you can do right now. But eat healhty foods(avoid greasy, oily fat loaded foods) also use veg ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
No it does not: No Cialis does not cause kidney damage.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
13 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Depends: Depends how long you take it for. A few pills will cause reversible drop in blood flow that is reversible. Long term intake will cause permanent damag ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
28 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Broad question: Damage to liver by alcohol, hepatitis infections/drugs can affect kidney function. Certain disease like lupus, sarcoidosis, cystic disease , Wilson di ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Garrett Caldwell
8 years experience Family Medicine
Cavities: Damage from cavities can not be reversed. If bad enough, a dentist will drill the cavity out and then place a crown over the tooth. If the cavity is ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience Wound care
B12 deficiency: Unfortunately, the brain and neurological manifestations of B12 deficiency can be permanent.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Safe: There is a form of nebulized glutathione available and it is safe to use. As to whether it actually will reverse the damage I do not think there are ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
32 years experience Ophthalmology
A few: Steroids, plaquinil, amiodarone. Those are the most common.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sreya Pallath
21 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
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 ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Browne
34 years experience General Surgery
Yes: If your kidney stones back up your kidneys enough or cause recurrent infections, you could end up losing enough function to require going on dialysis ... Read More
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A 83-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
No: No. Cataracts can be removed surgically but cannot be reversed.
A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Tsai
29 years experience Urology
Hypertension: Kidney function can be.Monitored by electrolytes especially BUN and creatinine. Urinalysis can check for protein blood cast. Renal ultrasound is hel ... Read More
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