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A 33-year-old member asked:

How does chronic kidney disease affect the renal system and organs?

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Dr. John Hanna
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Renal equals kidney: The kidney is the basic engine of the renal system. It is what processes the wastes and corrects the chemicals in the body. The remainder of the renal or genitourinary system is the plumbing that allows the liquid wastes of the body to be eliminated.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

How does kidney disease actually affect the immune system?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
Nephrology and Dialysis 9 years experience
Lowers immunity : Kidney diseases usually lowers someone's immunity as evidenced by the high risk of these patients to develop infections ( pneumonia, urine infection etc) and their lack to respond appropriately to vaccinations ( hepatitis ....).
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A 36-year-old male asked:

What is the difference between renal parenchymal disease and chronic kidney disease?

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Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 17 years experience
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 abnormality it does imply having chronic kidney disease (ckd). With only the phrase renal parenchymal disease, we can't guess on what stage of CKD a person has or the cause of the damage.
A 35-year-old member asked:

How does kidney disease affect theother organs?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Gross
Nephrology and Dialysis 46 years experience
Kidney disease: If you gave kidney disease you are more likely yo have hypertension or cardiac problems
A 37-year-old member asked:

How can chronic kidney disease affect homeostatic mechanisms?

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 40 years experience
Too complex: In short, it increases salt and water retention and potassium and magnesium and phosphorus retention depending on degree of ckd. Also increases PTH and decreases vit d due to elevated hormone called fgf 23. Less urine excretion is the reason for the retained electrolytes. Edema and weak bone result & high bp.
A 36-year-old member asked:

How can kidney disease affect the immune system?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Decrease it!: All chronic body illnesses weaken the immune system. Physical and mental--- makes no different. Weakens the immune response!

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Last updated Aug 16, 2013

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