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How does kidney disease affect other organs

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gross
Nephrology and Dialysis 47 years experience
Kidney disease: If you gave kidney disease you are more likely yo have hypertension or cardiac problems
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Hanna
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Renal equals kidney: The kidney is the basic engine of the renal system. It is what processes the wastes and corrects the chemicals in the body. The remainder of the ren... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Progressive disease: Patients with PCK disease often have cysts in the liver and pancreas. Sometimes, those cysts will bleed and cause pain; otherwise they are benign. P... Read More
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
A Verified Doctoranswered
45 years experience
Polycystic kidney: Polycystic kidney is a genetic disease, inherited as an autosomal dominant trait. The kidney dominates with multiple cysts and organ enlargement. Cys... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Slow Onset: Chronic kidney disease comes on slowly over a long time. Your body is able to adjust and "get used to" the change. In acute disease, the onset is very... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Not good: If the person became septic they could become terribly ill (maybe even die if severe complications occured).
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Strader
Cardiology 23 years experience
Could be: High BP can cause kidney disease, even if you are already on BP meds. Kidney disease can also cause high bp, which can then cause a viscious cycle ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Many things: Chronic kidney disease is caused by many things. However, the top two causes are high blood pressure and diabetes. If you have any kidney disease, see... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Generic term: Kidney disease is a very generic term. Many things can cause it. Commonly, it is diabetes and high blood pressure.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
Urology 36 years experience
Depends on diagnosis: A nephrologist is the specialist who organizes care of renal ( kidney ) preservation or function. Depending on the underlying diagnosis he can help or... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Decreased Urination: Acute kidney disease represents an attack against the attack usually from profound dehydration, nephrotoxic agents like antibiotics or from bacterial ... Read More
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