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Is it safe to eat stevia if you've had a kidney failure?

Is it safe to eat stevia if you've had a kidney failure?

Should be ok: I am not aware of any problems with stevia in kidney failure. However supplements are not well regulated and thus good studies will not have been conducted. ...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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What foods should someone eat to put on 20 pounds if they have type 2 diabetes and kidney failure?

What foods should someone eat to put on 20 pounds if they have type 2 diabetes and kidney failure?

Healthy balanced: For someone who has uncontrolled diabetes and kidney failure, gaining weight should not be a priority since it may even worsen diabetes if it is particularly type 2. Protein loss becomes a problem with diabetic renal failure as well as problems with blood pressure. You may want to see a certified nutrionist to get better dietary guidance. ...Read more

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Tell me why patients with kidney failure eat and drink what they like only during the first few hours of dialysis?

Tell me why patients with kidney failure eat and drink what they like only during the first few hours of dialysis?

Nurses being nice: The total fluid removal target is programmed at the beginning of the dialysis run. Fluids consumed on dialysis are added to the total weight target. The removal target is doable from the onset of dialysis. If you drink 32 oz in the last hour, it is difficult to get this (and the preprogrammed amount) all off in the last hour. ...Read more

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Nausea and vomiting mostly in morning,sleep a lot,can't eat much,only drink pedialyte,very weak,every muscle aches. kidney failure? still urinating.

Nausea and vomiting mostly in morning,sleep a lot,can't eat much,only drink pedialyte,very weak,every muscle aches. kidney failure? still urinating.

Possibly: The symptoms of nausea/vomiting, loss of appetite, and fatigue are common in patients with renal failure. Without knowing the full medical history it is difficult to given a full differential diagnosis. Many patients do still make urine when they have early renal failure. Recommend seeing your PCP for blood chemistry and urinalysis. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have kidney failure?

How do I know if I have kidney failure?

Blood tests: , kidney ultrasound, urine tests should be able to confirm this. As far as the symptoms go, they could be vague. Here are two helpful articles: http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/04/what-are-signs-and-symptoms-of-ckd.Html http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/03/how-do-physicians-check-your-kidneys.Html. ...Read more

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What does alcohol do to the kidney I have kidney failure

What does alcohol do to the kidney I have kidney failure

Alcohol in ESRD: You should check with the dietician and your nephrologist at your dialysis center before you have any alcohol (a). If you have a, check the potassium, sodium and phosphorus levels found in the beverage you are consuming. You also need to include the liquid content of the beverage you are ingesting into your daily allowable fluid intake. A is metabolized in the liver and make sure it is healthy. ...Read more

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I have kidney failure and having problems with my breathing now?

I have kidney failure and having problems with my breathing now?

Seek medical care: Without the ability to take your history and examine you there is too much at stake. Breathing problems especially if they are new to you are concerning. Adding kidney failure tot he mix the list of possibilities is a high risk group. Please seek medical care. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could I have kidney failure if the ultrasound was normal?

Could I have kidney failure if the ultrasound was normal?

Yes: The kidney is responsible for excreting waste and maintaining salt and water balance among many other functions.These are performed by special cells with enzymes/proteins within the kidney at an ultrastructural level the function of the kidney may be reduced even if the ultrasound is normal.Ultrasounds are useful to detect size and shape of kidneys and see if the urine flow is blocked. ...Read more

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How to know if I have kidney failure?

How to know if I have kidney failure?

See a doctor: Hi LuYork1. "Kidney failure" can represent 1 of 2 conditions. Either immediate damage (acute kidney injury) or long term damage (chronic kidney disease). Both conditions may have associated symptoms, but often times patients do no experience symptoms at all. The only way to diagnose and manage suspected kidney diseases are with blood and urine tests, with the guidance of a physician. ...Read more

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It it possible to know if I have kidney failure by urine test?

It it possible to know if I have kidney failure by urine test?

Theoretically : Yes, if you collect your urine for 24 hours and measure what is called "creatinine clearance". However, its typical done with blood tests. Here is a more comprehensive article on how its done: http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/03/how-do-physicians-check-your-kidneys.Html. ...Read more

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I have reduced urine. Could I have kidney failure?

I have reduced urine. Could I have kidney failure?

Depends: Urine amount varies greatly with the amount of fluid intake. However if the amount of urine in a day is less about 400 cc, about 15 oz than yes this could be kidney failure. ...Read more

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What can I do if I have kidney failure, and I have really bad menstural cramps.?

Ibuprofen: Although nsaids such as ibuprofen, advil, alleve are to be avoided in kidney disease however short term use for few days every month should not pose any problem. Try with Ibuprofen 200 which is the lowest possible dosing. Some antispasmodics such as Carisoprodol (soma) or cyclobenzaprine (flexiril) are also safe for use in kidney failure and have been reported by women to improve symptoms. ...Read more

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I was told since I have kidney failure and I have to have dialysis that I automatically qualify for Medicare or Medicaid but wasn't able to why?

I was told since I have kidney failure and I have to have dialysis that I automatically qualify for Medicare or Medicaid but wasn't able to why?

Social worker: You don't automatically qualify for Medicaid unless certain financial worth criteria are met. Medicare is for senior citizens. I recommend that you contact the social service department at your local hospital and one of their social workers can help you understand your current insurance status and what programs you could be eligible for. ...Read more

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I have kidney failure , heart disease and diabieses and I have a drug habit.I have lost the use of my legs i need help?

I have kidney failure , heart disease and diabieses and I have a drug habit.I have lost the use of my legs i need help?

First things first: When facing big challenges you can really only focus on one thing at a time, trying to take one step forward. It sounds like the major problem that is in your hands to change is the drug habit. Seeking help and getting clean may open other doors to important health care options. For example, you would only be a kidney transplant candidate after being clean for at least 6-12 months. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with kidney stones. Worried I have kidney failure: fatigue, lots foamy pale urine, and bilateral pain after 800mg ibu liquigels. I never heard back from blood test. Was i misdiagnosed?

I was diagnosed with kidney stones. Worried I have kidney failure: fatigue, lots foamy pale urine, and bilateral pain after 800mg ibu liquigels. I never heard back from blood test. Was i misdiagnosed?

Call your doctor now: Your symptoms are concerning. You might have a kidney infection which is common with kidney stones. Kidney infections can be serious. At the very least you should go to urgent care tonight. ...Read more

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Can e.Coli caused kidney failure if untreated?

Can e.Coli caused kidney failure if untreated?

E. coli: The so-called enterohemorrhagic e. Coli is linked to a particular form of kidney disease called hemolytic uremic syndrome. Type o157 is the most common but other o types can also cause this. Anti microbial agents not only do not prevent the kidney complication but clearly are linked to a higher risk of it. However, e.Coli sepsis of other types can cause kidney failure that may be prevented by rx. ...Read more

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Failure (Definition)

A condition in which your kidneys suddenly stop working normally. Since your kidneys remove waste products and help balance water and salt and other minerals (electrolytes) in your blood, when your kidneys stop working, waste products, fluids, and electrolytes build up in your body. This can cause problems ...Read more


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Esrd (Definition)

End stage renal disease (ESRD) = final stage ...Read more