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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
29 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Check with md: One must be cautious about using natural medicine for any disease. Some may cause liver and kidney disease if used long term. It is best to check wit ... Read More

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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
Yes,,: Your crampy feeling in your calf is one of the initial symptoms of hypokalemia or low blood potassium. Of your kidney function is lessened, that can ... Read More
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Dr. Jack Rubin
48 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Low potassium: You low potassium (k) is concerning. You do not list that you are taking any diuretics that would lose both k and magnesium (m). Patients with m defic ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Amino acid Supps: As a person's kidney function diminishes, the dietary restrictions needed to compensate are increased. One of the more difficult dietary changes to ma ... Read More
Dr. Robert Varady
Specializes in Family Medicine
Why supplements?: Basic amino acids are in your diet, and shouldn't pose a challenge to you kidney, but why take anything that could potentially harm your kidney? Too ... Read More
Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
Would not take: You can get all you need by eating a good balanced diet.
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Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Probably safe but...: I consider biosil to be a very safe & benign supplement but in researching this i found statements like: "long-term use or very high doses of horset ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
24 years experience Integrative Medicine
Serum useless: A serum magnesium level is not very helpful. The body keeps serum magnesium under very tight control at the expense of tissue/bone levels. Check an rb ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
46 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Diuretic: Manitol is a sugar like substance which is filtered by the kidney and not reabsorved like glucose would so it remains in the kidney tubules and it act ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denise Elser
Specializes in Gynecology
Possibly: It depends on the degree of restriction.It takes only 10% of one kidney to maintain adequate kidney function, but its never a good idea to lose a kidn ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
?Reduce function: Narrowing of the ureter can be congenital at either end, ureterovesical or ureteropelvic junction obstructions. Narrowing can occur after passage or r ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Here are some ...: A patient on long-term dialysis can survive without any available renal function, i.e., even without kidneys although zero-functioning kidneys may sti ... Read More

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