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Doctor insights on: Can Antacids Be Bad With Kidney Disease

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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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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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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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Is taking Xanax (alprazolam) bad for your kidneys or liver? Example if you have kidney disease or liver disease? Thank you dr!

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

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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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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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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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Chances of kidney disease at 16? See bubbles in pee, less when sitting. Have bad health anxiety. Possible swelling between thumb and index mostlyright

Chances of kidney disease at 16?
See bubbles in pee, less when sitting.
Have bad health anxiety.
Possible swelling between thumb and index mostlyright

HEALTH WORRIES: Nothing that you have said makes me overly concerned about any acute or emergent medical issues. You should discuss this anxiety with your parents and with your doctor. I think that both sources can help greatly in reducing your anxiety. ...Read more

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
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