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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Albow
21 years experience Integrative Medicine
Kidney disease: Diabetes and high blood pressure account for two thirds of all cases of chronic kidney disease. Kidney disease prevention includes maintaining a heal ... Read More
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Dr. Georgia Latham
34 years experience Family Medicine
Definitely: High blood pressure is a leading contributor to kidney damage and end stage renal disease (kidney failure) resulting in need for dialysis. Maintainin ... Read More
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Dr. Mohammad Khan
29 years experience Pediatrics
YES: to lower blood pressure to normal levels, drinks lots of water and regular moderate exercise will make your body and kidneys healthier

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victoria Bellot
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Donor: No one should pressure anyone to donate. In fact when the prospective donors and recipients come for an evaluation, they meet with separate teams to a ... Read More
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Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
His call: A donor has to be 100% comfortable with his decision and under no pressure. She can state her opinion and you can state yours. He should be the one to ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
8 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Possible: Good of pressure control is important for kidney function. It is better for BP to be more just around 130/80. Target blood pressure could be different ... Read More
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Dr. Stanley Berger
32 years experience Cardiology
Maybe: Tough question to answer for you specifically and depends on your other risk factors and current kidney function. If we took a thousand people with t ... Read More
Dr. Anthony Cusano
39 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Treat hypertension: Yes, that level, if properly tested, is harmful to kidneys at your age. Be sure it's done after sitting 10 minutes in a chair with arms. It may impr ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
45 years experience Urology
Needs treatment: Listen to your doctor and get these abnormalities corrected. They can progress and cause permanent kidney damage.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Need to see Dr.: At the onset, appendicitis may cause mild and cramping pain, not unlike a normal stomach ache. However, within 24hrs the pain changes, "moving" to th ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Yes, if: It is in the right lower abdomen. But it could be any number of other things, so you should have a doctor check into it.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Have a check up: If you have kidney pain, you don't want to delay seeing a doctor for evaluation, for work up, and treatment. Having to apply pressure to relieve the p ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
See Dr: Persistent symptoms need evaluation. Go to urgent care or er.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Binny Koshy
23 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Back pain: Most likely musculoskeletal pain. Unlikely to be his kidneys.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Depends: Ace inhibitors can compromise kidney fxn if there is significant decrease in gfr. It can cause worsening creatinine and an elevated potassium.

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