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Can Antacids Be Bad With Kidney Disease
What can you take for gas/bloating/upset stomach that doesn't have a lot of sodium like an antacid (alka seltzer etc) for those w/ kidney disease?
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
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
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
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
Is taking Xanax (alprazolam) bad for your kidneys or liver? Example if you have kidney disease or liver disease? Thank you dr!
No but..: The drug is broken down by the liver and eliminated by the kidneys. If you have severe liver disease or kidney disease the dose may need to be adjusted appropriately. The drug by itself will not hurt your kidneys or liver if taken as prescribed. ...Read more
Due to excessive stress issues, my dr put me on Paxil (paroxetine) to try. 10 mg. Will this have a bad effect on stage 4 kidney disease?.
ADJUST DOSE: Will have to adjust the dose as levels are higher. Monitor sodium. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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