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what to do about kidney disease?

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Dr. Craig Smith
Urology 35 years experience
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 orchestrate medical management. The more common nephrologic conditions include nephrosclerosis often seen in patients with hypertension and or diabetes. Glomerulonephritis, of which there are several types, will require specific treatments based on the subtype.

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How do you catch kidney disease?

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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Generic term: Kidney disease is a very generic term. Many things can cause it. Commonly, it is diabetes and high blood pressure.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What kidney diseases do diabetics get?

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Dr. Susan Lurie
Specializes in Family Medicine
Renal insufficiency: Kidneys are among the first organs affected by uncontrolled diabetes, or high blood sugars. They can be minimally affected if blood sugar is well controlled or lead to complete shutdown. The best way to prevent complications of diabetes is to make sure the blood sugars are controlled. See your doctor regularly, at least every 3-4 months, take all prescribed medications, and follow diabetic diet.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Symptoms of acute kidney disease?

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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Decreased Urination: Acute kidney disease represents an attack against the attack usually from profound dehydration, nephrotoxic agents like antibiotics or from bacterial infections. The symptoms range from decrease in urine output, nausea and loss of appetite. The most critical side effect is rapid increase in potassium that can be very dangerous.
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Treatments of kidney disease?

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Dr. James Cain
Nephrology and Dialysis 36 years experience
Many: There are many causes there fore many treatments. Relief of mechanical obstructioin, control of blood pressure, immunsuppressants, control of diabetes, antibiotics, stone removal, plasma exchange. You need to tailor the treatment to your condition.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Can kidney disease be reversible ?

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Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
Kidney disease : You can reverse some types of kidney disease. The most common is due to drug toxicity and the most common drug that causes acute kidney disease are drugs of the advil (ibuprofen) class. Once you stop the offending drug, the kidney function returns. Other causes of reversible kidney disease are obstruction caught early enough. Causes can be prostatic obstruction or obstruction of the ureters.

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