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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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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

Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Failure (Definition)

The kidneys do several tasks. Dialysis is necessary when one or more of the following occur, that can't be remedied or palliated with medications: 1. Insufficient clearance of daily toxins in food and metabolic waste 2. Insufficient clearance of excess water 3. Dangerous electrolyte imbalance, ...Read more


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Esrd (Definition)

End stage renal disease (ESRD, or sometimes called chronic kidney disease), describes any condition where there is a progressive ...Read more