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Dr. George Klauber
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Kidney Problems (Overview)

Kidney problems are clinical findings that are likely due to kidney issues and include mid-back pain on one side, pain with urination, decreased urination, bubbly urine, or red urine.


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What diet is for kidney problems?

What diet is for kidney problems?

Depends on problem: Diet restriction depends on the problem. Chronic kidney disease- usually sodium, potassium, and some protein restriction; possibly phosphorus restriction. Stone disease usually increased water intake. Always check with your doctor and may be nephrologist before making any changes in the diet. ...Read more

Dr. George Klauber
208 Doctors shared insights

Kidney Problems (Overview)

Kidney problems are clinical findings that are likely due to kidney issues and include mid-back pain on one side, pain with urination, decreased urination, bubbly urine, or red urine.


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Can small children have kidney problems?

Can small children have kidney problems?

Very much so: Children can be born with congenital kidney problems of various dgerees of severity & can develop kiney problems as small children. Children can have polycystic, multicystic or dysplastic kidneys. Horseshoe or ectopic kidneys. Hydronephrotic obstructed kidneys either in single or one segment or both segments of a duplex kidney. Pyelonephritis, glomerulonephtitis, hemolytic- uremic syndrome, etc. ...Read more

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Kidney problems (Tip)

Make sure the organism is cultured to get the best antibiotic therapy. ...See more

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Living with Polycystic Kidney Disease (Checklist)

Reduce stress in your life: Stress causes cysts to grow faster
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Adequate daily fluid intake is a requirement for all patients with PKD
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How do I know if I have kidney problems?

How do I know if I have kidney problems?

Asymptomatic: Apart from kidney stones or sources of bleeding, kidney disease is largely asymptomatic. You can ask your doctor to screen you for diabetes, hypertension, check your blood chemistry, and spot urine albumin/creatinine ratio for an initial line of evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of kidney problems?

Plenty: Decreased urine output may or may not be seen, change in urine color possible, fatigue, swelling, chest pain. Depends on the severity of kidney problems. Please see a more comprehensive list here:
http://www. Kidneydoctorbradenton. Org/2013/04/what-are-signs-and-symptoms-of-ckd. Html. ...Read more

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Managing Mild Kidney Failure (Checklist)

Make certain that your blood pressure is at the low prescribed target
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Make certain that your cholesterol has been monitored and treated
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Make certain that your blood sugars are well managed
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Minimize your weight gain, and lose weight if you are overweight
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What are the symptoms of kidney problems?

What are the symptoms of kidney problems?

Symptoms of CKD.: The problems of chronic kidney disease (ckd) seen by patients depends on the stage of CKD they have. Patients with stage 1-2, may have no problems they notice. Patients in stage 3-5 may have weakness due to anemia caused by their ckd. They may have anorexia, nausea, vomiting and itching in stage 4-5. See a nephrologist to determine what stage of CKD the person has for answer to his problem. ...Read more

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What are some solutions for kidney problems?

What are some solutions for kidney problems?

Lifestyle choices: Depends on cause. If from meds, may need to change. If from diabetes or hypertension work to control those diseases. If poor blood flow from blockage may need stent. If from heart failure control that. However, good kidney health can be supported by several things. Avoid smoking and dehydration especially. The entire body benefits from sleep, exercise, healthy diets. ...Read more

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Managing Kidney Dialysis (Checklist)

Do not misss your dialysis sessions
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Eat low-phosphorus foods
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Eat a low-potassium diet
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What symptoms are common in kidney problems?

What symptoms are common in kidney problems?

Plenty: Decreased urine output may or may not be seen, change in urine color possible, fatigue, swelling, chest pain. Depends on the severity of kidney problems. Please see a more comprehensive list here:
http://www. Kidneydoctorbradenton. Org/2013/04/what-are-signs-and-symptoms-of-ckd. Html. ...Read more

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What are common kidney problems in children?

What are common kidney problems in children?

More specific: Please be more specific - give more symptoms that the child is experiencing. ...Read more

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Treating a Kidney Infection (Checklist)

Call your doctor if you have a fever or back pain
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Begin your antibiotic immediately and complete the entire course
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Drink plenty of fluids to stay well hydrated and to help flush the infection
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Get plenty of rest and sleep to help your body fight the infection
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Where does pain happen with kidney problems?

Flank: Usually low back, just behind the bottom border of the rib cage. ...Read more

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How to determine you are having kidney problems?

See a doc: And get your kidney numbers checked. Here is a comprehensive article on how physicians check for kidney disease:
http://www. Kidneydoctorbradenton. Org/2013/03/how-do-physicians-check-your-kidneys. Html. ...Read more

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Treating Kidney Stones (Checklist)

Drink two to three quarts of water every day
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Use over-the-counter naproxen or ibuprofen for pain relief
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Let your doctor know if you have a fever or can't hold down food
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What are some of the symptoms of kidney problems?

What are some of the symptoms of kidney problems?

Flank pain, blood: Back pain in the flank at level of lower back ribcage, can be very severe kidney stones. Blood in the urine, in any amount, either bright red or rust brown. Flank pain with fever, chills 7 vomiting. Back pain aftr uti. Puffiness of the eyes or ankles. Thirst and producing excessive volumes of urine. Absent urine production from acute medical kidney disease. High blood pressure & headaches etc. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can give you kidney problems?

Please tell me what can give you kidney problems?

Several Conditions: Following can cause kidney problems
1diabetese mellitus
2uncontrolled high blood pressure
3kidney conditions like polycystic kidneys, pyelonephritis, glomerulonephritis or problem you are born with
4narrow or blocked renal arteries
5long term use of meds that are toxic to kidneys like nsaids like ibuprophen;celebrex
but diabetese and high blood pressure are most common leading to kidney failure. ...Read more

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Are there any symptoms if you have kidney problems?

Are there any symptoms if you have kidney problems?

Depends...: Kidney-related problems may widely vary ranging from none to being unbearable to reflect their types & stages. Examples are: none to unbearable pain from passing stone through ureter; seeing gross bloody urine in late stage of kidney tumor or at times in stone passage; fever and pain at pyelonephritis (kidney infection);. .. More? Ask your doctor for individual specifics and relevance. Best to. .. ...Read more

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What symptoms are common in having kidney problems?

None -> many: Flank pain w stones, kidney infection, abscess, urinary reflux, or obstruction. Blood in urine w nephritis, stones, infection, trauma, cancer, tuberous sclerosis, av malformation. Abdo pain & vomiting w hydronephrosis. Ankle &/or eyelid swelling w nephrotic syndrome or kidney failure. Thirst & frequent urination w diabetes insipidus, headache & high BP w kidney artery stenosis. Frothy urine =protein. ...Read more

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How do you get kidney problems at a young age? 17...

How do you get kidney problems at a young age? 17...

Long list: Sadly age doesn't protect against kidney disease, just the causes are different. Adults DM and HTN are most common and in younger adults, primary glomerular disease, reflux, abnormal urogenital tract, to name a few. Seek care with a pediatric Nephrologist. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What are typical signs of kidney problems or failure?

What are typical signs of kidney problems or failure?

Plenty: Decreased urine output may or may not be seen, change in urine color possible, fatigue, swelling, chest pain. Depends on the severity of kidney problems. Please see a more comprehensive list here:
http://www. Kidneydoctorbradenton. Org/2013/04/what-are-signs-and-symptoms-of-ckd. Html. ...Read more

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Do kidney problems affect any other organs in the body?

Do kidney problems affect any other organs in the body?

Yes they can: Can cause: elevated blood pressure which -> heart attacks, headaches, strokes etc. Fluid retention -> ankle & eyelid swelling + shortness of breath. Renal diabetes insipidus -> xs fluid loss, thirst, frequent urination & bedwetting. Severe kidney damage -> lack of erythropoetin production -> bone marrow suppression anemia, also electrolyte disturbances.Hydronephrosis -> nausea, vomiting, abdo pain. ...Read more

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Which symptoms are there for any and all kidney problems?

Which symptoms are there for any and all kidney problems?

Plenty: This is a long list. I will refer you to this article:

http://www. Kidneydoctorbradenton. Org/2013/04/what-are-signs-and-symptoms-of-ckd. Html. ...Read more

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How long can a pt. Take lithium before. They have kidney problems?

How long can a pt. Take lithium before. They have kidney problems?

Depends....: Lithium use can cause damage to your kidneys. Regular lithium blood levels together with kidney function tests like creatinine and GFR will assist in determining the right dose as well as finding early signs of liver damage which may require stopping lithium. Your md should be monitoring this regularly. You and your md need to work as a team. ...Read more

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If I exercise regularly should I be less likely to have kidney problems?

Good general health: Not related. However, you need to keep up with your fluid intake and avoid dehdration to reduce risk of kidney stones. ...Read more

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Does diabetes cause kidney problems?

Does diabetes cause kidney problems?

Diabetic nephropathy: Diabetes causing high blood sugar can damage kidneys because sugar is filtered by kidney glomeruli. High blood sugar damages the filters so that larger molecules such as protein, which normall are retained, escape through the filters causing proteinuria or albuninuria which damages kidneys firther.Kidney damage causes hypertension whichs adds to damage. Early diagnosis & treatment can slow disease. ...Read more

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Can cheap perfume cause kidney problems?

Can cheap perfume cause kidney problems?

Unlikely: It probably depends on what potentially harmful ingredient is in the perfume but it is not a common cause of kidney failure. ...Read more

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Can glutathione IV cause kidney problems?

Can glutathione IV cause kidney problems?

Not likely: Glutathione is produced naturally by the liver and I'm not aware of any toxicity problems with it. It is sometimes actually given to patients with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis. Any other questions can be answered by your pharmacist who has more access to this information. ...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