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please tell me how long it takes for to fall from stage 3 kidney disease to dialysis?

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Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Nephrology and Dialysis 14 years experience
No single answer: It can range from "never", to "few months" in the worst case scenario. There are red flags that are predictive of a worst outcome like uncontrolled blood pressure or massive amounts of protein in the urine. There are some equations that can help nephrologists make a reasonable prediction, but they are not quite as good as crystal balls!

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Does kidney disease run in families?

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Dr. Kevin Lingle
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Certain types do: Not always but certain causes do, like fsgs (focal segmental glomerulosclerosis) and pckd (polycystic kidney disease), while other causes aren't.
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How do the kidney and vascular diseases contribute to hypertension?

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Hormonal: The kidneys are a pivotal component of blood pressure control with multiple mechanisms that can elevate the blood pressure. Disease of the kidneys themselves can induce release of hormones that raise the blood pressure. The arteries that feed the kidneys can have partial blockages that cause the kidneys to secrete hormones to raise the bp. Glands that are adjacent can also release BP hormones.
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Can creatine cause kidney failure?

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Rare but mimics: Creatine may increase urea and creatinine even without kidney failure. In some. There are some rare conditions, creatine can cause kidney problems or metabolic problems. It is always advisable to check with a doctor before consuming creatine.
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Could excessive masturbation lead to obesity or kidney problems ?

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No: Exercise should help to burn off calories & kidneys are safe.
A 25-year-old female asked:

I feel like I have pain in my kidneys. What could this be?

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 40 years experience
Muscle pain?: Pain in back muscles is more common reason for this complaint than actual kidney pain. But kidney stone possibility cannot be ruled out. Also, could be related to kidney infection esp if you have signs of of UTI e.g. Burning, frequency, or foul odor with urination. A visit to your doc will help differentiate this.

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