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what are the major functions of the kidneys

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Dr. W. james Chon
25 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Many possible causes: There are many different reasons why one may have suboptimal kidney function. In industrialized countries, many people suffer from diabetes and hyper ... Read More

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Dr. Raj Singh
Dr. Raj Singh answered
11 years experience Internal Medicine
It depends: On the underlying kidney problem. Kidney function can be improved with medications, modification in diet, avoidance of toxic medications, good control ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. james Chon
25 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Multiple: Kidneys have several functions which include: 1)excreting excess water and electrolytes your body does not need, 2) removing (uremic) toxins, 3) synt ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Carson
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Absolutely. Uncontrolled diabetes and hypertension are the most common causes of kidney failure in the United States. Working with your doctor to cont ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zouhdi Hajjaj
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Anemia......: Kidney failure causes a host of problems, including anemia. High/low blood pressure, dizziness, vomiting, fluid buildup in lungs & extremities.
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Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Yes-unusual: Fall from height and disruption of blood supply, or bleeding into renal, mass. Direct trauma to flanks can damage vascular supply.
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Dr. Casey Ng
Dr. Casey Ng answered
17 years experience Urology
Cr: The most common blood test to evaluate kidney function is called creatinine. It is usually abbreviated as cr.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Mathew
58 years experience Cardiology
See below: Keep the BP and blood sugar under control.Mantain ideal bmi and keep normal lipid profile!
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
48 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
85% renal function: It means that you have lost 15% of your renal function and have class 1 chronic kidney disease. This should have no impact on your life. The loss coul ... Read More
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Dr. Gregory Lewis
44 years experience Urology
Very unlikely: Instaflex is a dietary supplement advertised to restore flexible joint movement and fight joint pain. Its main ingredients include Glucosamine, MSM, a ... Read More
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