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I have mixed connective tissue disease, am i starting kidney issues now? Frothy clear pee, bad breath, constant urination, pain in left side often.

I have mixed connective tissue disease, am i starting kidney issues now? Frothy clear pee, bad breath, constant urination, pain in left side often.

Impossible to say: The easiest way to answer your question is to have your doctor or rheumatologist do a urinalysis and check kidney function. Then you know for sure. Bad breath is unrelated and the other symptoms may be simply related to a urinary tract infection. ...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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Does having fishy breath automatically mean you have chronic kidney disease? 22 y.O. Female in good health.

Does having fishy breath automatically mean you have chronic kidney disease? 22 y.O. Female in good health.

Fishy breath: No - uremic breath is distinct and not exactly fishy - It is possible post nasal drip or sinus infection is responsible; I recommend frequent drinking, mints, mouth wash 3 x daily, dental brushing 2-3 x daily; of course, if concerned have a blood test. ...Read more

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Is breath that smells like urine a symptom of kidney disease?

Is breath that smells like urine a symptom of kidney disease?

Urine breath: Patients who are uremic and not on dialysis try to excrete their increase blood urea nitrogen through their lungs. That is what causes their breath to smell similar to urine. Have that person see a nephrologist to assess the state his kidney function. His breath is a sign of advanced kidney disease. ...Read more

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Is there a blood test that i can buy that will rule out all bad causes of bad breath like kidneys and liver?

Is there a blood test that i can buy that will rule out all bad causes of bad breath like kidneys and liver?

No: Halitosis is bad breath, and has many causes, such as poor dental hygiene, gum disease, smoking, sinus infections, tonsil infections, eating onions, eating fishy foods, drinking coffee, stomach reflux, etc... After seeing one's dentist for routine dental preventive care, and stopping "odiferous" foods, one can see her primary care doctor to look for halitosis causes. ...Read more

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Extreme body odor can be smelled from far away Strong bad smelling urine Bad breath Saw Dermatologist Nephrologist Kidney is fine but smell is 24/7?

Extreme body odor can be smelled from far away Strong bad smelling urine Bad breath Saw Dermatologist Nephrologist Kidney is fine but smell is 24/7?

What do you do?: Body odor is caused either by something you eat or from bacterial breakdown such is axilla or other locations. Are you eating something such as garlic or other types of food that comes through your pores. Do you use deodorant or bathe at least once per day? These are routine suggestions. ...Read more

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Thyroid disease causes bad breath?

Thyroid disease causes bad breath?

Can happen: Thyroid disease has many symptoms and while bad breath can occur in hypothyroid disease, don't think just because you have bad breathe, this means you have thyroid disease. There would be many other symptoms. The most common cause of bad breath is poor oral hygiene. Work with your dentist first. ...Read more

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How bad is secondary chronic kidney disease stage 3 ?

How bad is secondary chronic kidney disease stage 3 ?

What is Creatinine: Chronic renal disease is separated into stages, but these are determined by the level of creatinine clearance, and BUN levels. So, if you have worse kidney function, these levels will begin to rise. If you have stage 3 disease, it is usually worse than 2, but not as bad as 4. People with stage 4 disease may be eligible for transplantation. ...Read more

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I have bad breath every minute of the day. Is it some sort of disease?

Find the cause by...: There are many causes of bad breath. It can be dental or medical or both. Start with seeing your dentist for an evaluation. He\she may also refer you to a physician for a consultation. See the following website for more information. Then call for an appointment. http://smilesapart. ...Read more

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I have stage 4 kidney disease. What can be done if anything? Is it bad to have stage 4?

I have stage 4 kidney disease. What can be done if anything? Is it bad to have stage 4?

Need to find cause: Staging is meant for chronic kidney disease, means that the kidney functions have been stable for 3 months during which time there are no ongoing acute medical problems. It is based on GFR calculation which is an estimate of kidney function. I certainly suggest to see a nephrologist who will do necessary work up to find the cause, stage appropriately, and improve whenever possible. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of bad breath caused by gum disease?

How can I get rid of bad breath caused by gum disease?

Dental exam: You may notice a fetid odor or loosening teeth or the gum tissue between your teeth will get gray or white and flatten; but the only sure diagnosis is from a periodontal exam and x-rays with your dentist. As long as the bacteria is in your gums, your breath may never get better. ...Read more

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Is taking cucumber bad while one is suffering from kidney disease. I mean renel tubular ascidoses.

Is taking cucumber bad while one is suffering from kidney disease. I mean renel tubular ascidoses.

OK: Renal tubular acidosis (RTA) happens when there is impaired reabsorption of bicarbonate and/or impaired acidification by the kidneys. One way to treat RTA is to give alkaline substances (sodium bicarbonate). Cucumbers are considered high alkaline forming foods and should be ok to consume if you have rta. ...Read more

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With chronic kidney disease, is it safe to have a colonoscopy? The cleansing action is bad for the CKD ?

With chronic kidney disease, is it safe to have a colonoscopy? The cleansing action is bad for the CKD ?

Should not be: A problem but if you are that worried ask your nephrologist and gastroenterologist for their advice. ...Read more

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What is a good diet for people with bad kidney disease?

What is a good diet for people with bad kidney disease?

DASH diet: (google dash diet for hypertension). The specific dietary restrictions depend on how severe your kidney disease and what your labs look like. Generally, we recommend: low sodium (salt), low potassium (depends on blood potassium level) and low phosphorus diet. Some experts recommend a low protein diet but this is controversial. ...Read more

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How long does bad breath associated with hirschsprung disease last?

How long does bad breath associated with hirschsprung disease last?

GERD,ZENKERS,TEETH,G: Commonest cause of bad breath is from teeth, gums and bacterial growth on tongue other causes are eating foods containing garlick, onions and spices from sinus infestion gatro esophageal reflux and zenkers diverticulm a rare disorder bad breath is not caused by hirschsprung disease which is diagnosed and treated in neonatal period, infancy and early childhood. ...Read more

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Can bad breath be caused by h.Pylori? And what type of doctor usually tests for this disease? A g.P. ? And is this test expensive? Pls assist. Thank u

Bad breath: May not be due ti h pylori , usually your stomach is effected , their presence could be detected by simple blood test , not very expansive , your gp can refer you for lab. For bad breath maintain good oral hygiene by frequent brushing and mouth washes , see dentist get treated if you have gum , or tooth infections ...Read more

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Is there any way to prevent bad breath if someone has gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Treat the GERD: In addition to treating the gerd you may want to try smart mouth oral rinse as it binds sulphur compounds that are a major former of gases that contribute to bad breath. Also brush with a toothpaste containing bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) to neutralize oral acids that form from the dissolving of the hydrochloric stomach acid gas in the saliva. Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) oral rinses may also help breath & tooth problems from gerd. ...Read more

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Why are fruits/fruit juices bad for patients with chronic kidney disease?

Why are fruits/fruit juices bad for patients with chronic kidney disease?

Juice and CKD: Patients with CKD can have problems with potassium (K) accumulation leading to high blood K levels. Juices that have high K content are citrus juices, orange, grapefruit, lime and lemonade and tomato juice, which is not a citrus juice. Apple juice can be ingested by people with CKD, as it is not high in K. ...Read more

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Does constipation cause bad breath ? Or is it cause of stomach infections or disease ?

Does constipation cause bad breath ? Or is it cause of stomach infections or disease ?

No, No, and NO!: Please don't be fooled by colon cleanser claims! constipation is defined by doctors as bowel infrequency--less than one stool every 3-4 days. In most cases of non-obstructed constipation, neither bad breath, stomach infections, nor disease in general will result. Be concerned in rare cases of bowel blockage of any cause, marked dysmotility (colonic inertia, pelvic floor dysfunction), etc. ...Read more

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