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At 40-50 percent of kidney function. Could I live a normal life as anyone else assuming I diet, excercise etc. Or is life expectancy less?

At 40-50 percent of kidney function. Could I live a normal life as anyone else assuming I diet, excercise etc. Or is life expectancy less?

Likely yes: You can live a normal life even with less kidney function as long as the disease affecting it is under control. Also, nobody at 48 has 100% kidney function. As the kidney ages, it loses function typically. Most regular people your age will be at 70% or less. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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Told kidney function is at 30%. Can anything be done?

Told kidney function is at 30%. Can anything be done?

Depends on the cause: If it is due to dehydration just drink water.
Control BP and treat underlying condition. ...Read more

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Why might my kidney function drop?

Why might my kidney function drop?

Many possible causes: There are many different reasons why one may have suboptimal kidney function. In industrialized countries, many people suffer from diabetes and hypertension and they often cause or contribute to chronic kidney diseases. Other causes include polycystic kidney disease, long-term use of nephrotoxic meds (NSAIDs, lithium, certain antibiotics), and autoimmune diseases (e.g. lupus), ...Read more

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How to make kidney function normal?

How to make kidney function normal?

It depends: On the underlying kidney problem. Kidney function can be improved with medications, modification in diet, avoidance of toxic medications, good control of blood pressure, diabetes etc. ...Read more

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What are the abbreviations for kidney function?

What are the abbreviations for kidney function?

Cr: The most common blood test to evaluate kidney function is called creatinine. It is usually abbreviated as cr. ...Read more

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How long can you live with only 4% kidney function?

How long can you live with only 4% kidney function?

Days: A creatinine clearance less than 10ml/min is consistent with end stage renal failure. Patients at this level are physically ill and need to start dialysis or will succumb to the accumulation of uremic toxins or electrolyte abnormalities. ...Read more

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What are the normal results for a kidney function test?

What are the normal results for a kidney function test?

Normal creatinine: Usually creatinine normal level varies between persons depending on their muscle mass. A body builder will have high creatinine than a thin or emaciated person. A man will have more than a woman. If you are about a 170- 200 lbs male, your creatinine will be about 0.8 to 1.1 if more, the kidneys are weak unless your 200 lbs are all muscles! A woman of same weight has less creat. 6-.9unless muscular. ...Read more

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What can he dp tp improve his kidney function?

What can he dp tp improve his kidney function?

Here are some. ..: Situaltional impairment of kidney function can be improved by correcting & modifying its precipitating factors such as drug, dehydration, blockage below kidneys, infection, . .. etc; the existing kidney function could not be improved but be maintained and sustained as well and long as possible by keeping up kidney circulation with proper hydration and by avoiding kidney-insulting drugs such as.... ...Read more

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What is the most effective way to improve kidney function?

Keep healthy: There is no way to improve the kidneys that you are born with, the best you can do it to avoid damaging them. And if they do get damaged to follow your doctors advice. ...Read more

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What do I need to eat prior to having a kidney function test?

Normal: If your talking about a regular blood test, nothing specific should be eaten. No need to fast either. ...Read more

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I was told I have low kidney function, should I be concerned?

Low kidney function: It is not normal for someone your age to have low kidney function. More details are needed. Is this a chronic condition? Acute? Often medications, acute illness, dehydration, etc. Can cause acute decrease in renal function. You need to sit down and discuss this with your doctor and possible a nephrologist. ...Read more

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What could cause a bad reaction to a mag3 kidney function test?

Reaction: There is always a possibility of an allergic reaction to the chemicals used in the test. Some mag3 scans use Captopril to look for renal artery stenosis and this can also cause a reaction. ...Read more

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If I had slow kidney function what sort of symptoms would I get within 2 hours of eating.

If I had slow kidney function what sort of symptoms would I get within 2 hours of eating.

Nothing: If you have vomiting or nausea, it isn't likely due to your kidney function, unless you are extremely close to dialysis and in need of it urgently. ...Read more

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I'm 44 yrs old down to 27-29 % kidney function, what's the most important thing for me to do now?

I'm 44 yrs old down to 27-29 % kidney function, what's the most important thing for me to do now?

High creatinine: You need to see a nephrologist (n) and have a 24 hour urine for creatinine clearance and protein done. This will give you an acutal measure of your kidney function. If you have proteinuria (p), you will need to be started on either an ace-i or an arb to reduce your BP and p. You should also have a renal ultrasound done. You may need another agent to control your bp. See a n for more answers. ...Read more

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What happens to kidney function in diabetes?

KIDNEY FUNCTION: Has atendency to deteriorate with aging, diabetes just makes it happen a lot sooner, and at a rate much quicker than aging alone. The kidneys are very vascular organs that depend on high blood flow not only to do their job but also to keep good flow of oxygen through themselves. As blood vesels deteriorate, so does blood flow, triggering a cascade of changes leading to renal failure. ...Read more

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Kidney function and testosterone?

Kidney function and testosterone?

Clarify: I'm not sure what your question is. Testosterone should be used with caution in patients with conditions involving edema, such as impaired kidney function, as the hormone may worsen edema. One of the adverse effects of testosterone is an increase in serum creatinine concentration. ...Read more

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What are kidney function tests?

Several labs: To assess kidney function, the BUN and creatinine levels will be checked. They can be compared to the levels in the urine too. A better measure is called the GFR or glomerular filtration rate. A urinalysis to look for protein, blood, concentration ability, and so on is also helpful. ...Read more

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Can penicillin affect kidney function?

Can penicillin affect kidney function?

Yes but rare: Penicillin is mostly metabolized/breakdown by the liver and the by-product is then excreted to the outside world via the kidneys in the urine. Typically this does not affect kidney functions, but in the rare cases when penicillin causes interstitial nephritis, renal function is affected. So, if you are not taking any else and now has kidney trouble with penicillin, get it checked. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the normal kidney function tests?

What are the normal kidney function tests?

Creatinine level: Blood tests to assess kidney function like serum creatinine and a normal ua. ...Read more

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Can poor kidney function cause weird body odor?

Can poor kidney function cause weird body odor?

Yes, this can happen: At significantly low levels of kidney function. In addition, food and medication can also lead to abnormal odors. ...Read more

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Can kidney function recover once dialysis is started?

Can kidney function recover once dialysis is started?

It depends: Depends on the reason the patie t needed to be started on dialysis. Acute renal failure potentially can be recovered from, in which case dialysis is supportive. Chronic renal failure does not improve with dialysis. ...Read more

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Does kidney function make you energy fluctuate, if so, how?

Sure can: Kidney function is a pretty broad term, but excess fatigue can be a symptom that kidney funcioning is not well, along with symptoms such as high blood pressure. Poor kidney functioning can also create some toxicity if severe enough. If one has renal difficulties and experiencces significant changes in mental state or energy levels, it is something to consult your nephrologist about. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between kidney function and body odor?

Is there a connection between kidney function and body odor?

Yes it is: When your kidnes are not functioning properly there is build up of chemicals in the body and can give bad odor. The common causes of bad odor are diet and hormone level and alcohol. ...Read more

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Is there any correlation between kidney function and body odor?

Unlikely: I am unaware of a direct correlation between body odor and kidney function. ...Read more

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Can your GFR level also mean your percentage of kidney function?

Can your GFR level also mean your percentage of kidney function?

Close: They are not the same, but close. Since a normal gfr-glomerular filtration rate-is about 100ml/minute, the % term is often used. So a GFR of 30 cc/min is about 30% of normal kidney function. As one ages, the GFR naturally decreases, so it becomes less accurate. But for common use they are about the same. ...Read more

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Could there be a correlation between kidney function and body odor?

Can be with azotemia: No correlation between body odor & norm, ally functioning kidneys. But serious kidney disease, as in end stage kideny disease or failing kidneys subjecs are unable to process or eliminate certain toxins such as urea. This gives them an unpleasant odor. ...Read more