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What are the differences between nephropathy and chronic kidney disease

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
40 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Close, semantics: Nephropathy means kidney condition. So you could have diabetic nephropathy, hypertensive nephropathy, or uric acid nephropathy. A chronic kidney dise ... Read More
Dr. Idan Sharon
28 years experience Neurology
NEPHROPATHY: Nephropathy simply means sickness of the kidneys and is nonspecific.

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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
17 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Renal parenchymal dz: Renal parenchymal disease is a phrase usually listed in reports from imaging studies, it is an imaging finding. If you truly have an imaging abnormali ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Everybody: Today there's a laboratory fad that overdiagnoses 'chronic kidney disease' in all well-muscled individuals based on serum creatinine levels. However, ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Many issues: Diabetes and high blood pressure are the commonest causes. Others are chronic kidney infections, kidney stones, obstruction to the flow of urine, and ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
W. nephrologist help: Cause of chronic kidney disease should be determined & treated or stop medications, like Aspirin etc. which might be responsible. Reduce protein i ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Consult nephrologist: S/he will be able to provide optimal care.
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
11 years experience Internal Medicine
No: The alterations in kidney function are largely permanent. Millions of americans live with chronic kidney disease, many are not even aware they have i ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
21 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 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Not for HealthTap: Chronic kidney disease is widely variable in severity, as well as cause and how it expresses itself. When diet becomes important to management, it nee ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
9 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
No time frame: There is no specific duration for any stage of ckd. It may stay in the same stage for a long time or progress rapidly. Disease progression usually dep ... Read More
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