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Dr. Michael Gross
45 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Kidney disease: If you gave kidney disease you are more likely yo have hypertension or cardiac problems

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Hanna
34 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
20 years experience Sports Medicine
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
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
See below: It could be due to dehydration at the time of the blood draw.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not good: If the person became septic they could become terribly ill (maybe even die if severe complications occured).
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Strader
21 years experience Cardiology
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
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
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 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Generic term: Kidney disease is a very generic term. Many things can cause it. Commonly, it is diabetes and high blood pressure.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
34 years experience Urology
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
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