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Can Drinking Mountain Dew Cause Kidney Problems
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
Probablably OK : Both in moderation & provided does not interfere with sleep or make teen "hyper", & they dont also drink energy drinks or mountain due (high in caffeine) also coke or pepsi (non caffeine free). Large amounts of caffeine should be avoided. However unlikely to cause kidney problems. They may urinate more frequently, but this is not a kidney problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can scabies and allergic reaction cause extreme itching especially at night because of possible kidney problems and/ or not drinking enough liquids?
Scabies cause itch: Scabies alone can cause severe itching with and without kidney problems or not drinking enough water. Scabies are mites that burrow under the skin and lay eggs and give off other materials that cause an allergic reaction and severe itching. The itching can continue for weeks or even longer after treatment to kill the scabies mites is completed. ...Read more
Yes: Should probably avoid excessive tea drinking because there were some old reports about possible association of kidney stones i british troops stationed in india in days of the british empire. Probably had more to do with heat and inadequate hydration. Couple of cups or glasses/day in presence of kidney problems should be perfectly safe. Unless subject is fluid restricted for azotemia or dialysis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: In some advanced kidney disease less water may be necessary. In earlier forms of kidney disease more water may be best. You should followup with your physician for this question to determine which is right for you. ...Read more
Lower dull back pain on both sides. No other syptoms. Scared of kidney problems. What can this be and what can i do to stop it? I been drinking water
Low back pain: on both sides of back is almost NEVER from Kidneys. U have low back pain, which almost everyone gets , if u live long enough. Look up low back exercises, do them twice daily,take an aleve (naproxen) if needed, and in 6-12 was, 90% chance it will resolve...until it comes back ...Read more
I have lupus and kidney problems. I have been drinking one rockstar energy drink a day to help with fatigue. Is it harmful?
10mg caffeine/ounce: Watch out for: Increased blood pressure, Heart palpitations, Anxiety and panic attacks, Diarrhea, Increased urination, Dizziness, irritability, nausea, nervousness, jitters per https://www.caffeineinformer.com/energy-drink-side-effects. What's your age, pertinent to your question of possible harm? ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer