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Can kidney disease and failure be prevented in any way?

Can kidney disease and failure be prevented in any way?

Control Diseases: Kidney disease is caused primarily from diabetes and high blood pressure. If you control these disease, it is unlikely you will develop renal problems. ...Read more

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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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What is the best way to prevent kidney diseases?

What is the best way to prevent kidney diseases?

To know the risks.: Diabetes and high blood pressure are the biggest risk factors to know about causing kidney damage. Prevention is the key. Make sure to have a medical check up. ...Read more

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How can I prevent kidney disease?

How can I prevent kidney disease?

Healthy lifestyle: The most common causes of kidney disease is hypertension and high blood glucose. Thus making sure your blood pressure is controlled and that you watch your weight so you decrease your likelihood of becomming a diabetic will help. Also stopping smoking if you do smoke will help. Some forms of kidney disease are unavoidable though. ...Read more

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What are some ways to prevent kidney disease?

What are some ways to prevent kidney disease?

BP and DM control: Hypertension and diabetic control to goal is the key. ...Read more

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What can be done to?Increase awareness for kidney disease prevention?

What can be done to?Increase awareness for kidney disease prevention?

See below: There are many causes of kidney disease, but diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity which also may lead to diabetes, are the most common causes. Exercise and eating healthy food and maintaining ideal body weight would help prevent developing kidney disease. ...Read more

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Can you please list the common causes of kidney diseases. What are good forms of prevention and cures?

Can you please list the common causes of kidney diseases. What are good forms of prevention and cures?

CKD: This would need a long answer. I have a more thorough article targeted at patients here: http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/04/what-is-chronic-kidney-disease-or-ckd.Html http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/03/who-needs-to-be-tested-for-kidney.Html. ...Read more

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I had a test result of trace of kidney disease I am a dibetic. What measures shall i take to prevent kidney disease. Is it reversible?

Glucose and BP: Presumably you have microalbumuria (elevated urine protein). Diabetic kidney disease can be mostly stopped by controlling glucose (a1c as close to normal as possible), controlling bp, an ace-i or arb (even if BP normal), controlling lipids, weight loss if you are overweight may also help, but the big things are a1c and bp. If you are a type 1 diabetic, consider a pump or intensive insulin. ...Read more

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Ra leads to a chronic kidney disease, how to prevent that since even medication affects negatively the kidneys?

Ra leads to a chronic kidney disease, how to prevent that since even medication affects negatively the kidneys?

Several ways: Kidney disease in rheumatoid arthritis can be caused by some medications, amyloid deposits and vascular changes. Take care not to take higher than the recommended dose of non-steroidal inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen and naproxen, and never take two kinds of nsaids together. Disease modifying and disease altering drugs can prevent complications as well as control of blood pressure, diabetes. ...Read more

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What can diabetics do to prevent or delay chronic kidney disease (ckd)?

What can diabetics do to prevent or delay chronic kidney disease (ckd)?

Control diabetes: Uncontrolled diabetes is the number one reason why a person develops ckd. So inorder to delay or prevent ckd, you must control your blood sugar. You should aim for the lowest hemoglobin A1c you can obtain and this lower you risk of developing ckd. ...Read more

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I have chronic kidney disease, what can I do to prevent my potassium levels from getting too high?

I have chronic kidney disease, what can I do to prevent my potassium levels from getting too high?

Low K diet: Potassium is a chemical element that is needed for many metabolic processes like cellular function in the human body. People with ckd are at risk for developing higher levels of potassium because the damaged kidney can not excrete as much potassium as a normal kidney. Should try to avoid high potassium foods like bananas, tomatoes or orange juice. ...Read more

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I do have the results from the hospital and it also says kenny failure kidney disease but I'm puzzled why they didn't do anything?

I do have the results from the hospital and it also says kenny failure kidney disease but I'm puzzled why they didn't do anything?

Need follow up: Woild suggest call and make an appt with a kidney doctor (nephrologist) soon and have your blood work tested and followed by. A urine test is also essential. ...Read more

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Can they detect kidney disease, or kidney failure in a urine test?

Can they detect kidney disease, or kidney failure in a urine test?

Possible: U can detect abnormalities in urine test and measure the amount of creatinine you are filtering in 24 hours, but the test to diagnose and stage kidney disease are usually done in the blood since that is easier. Here is a comprehensive article: http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/03/how-do-physicians-check-your-kidneys.Html. ...Read more

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Why are kids with chronic renal failure (kidney disease) harder to toilet train?

Why are kids with chronic renal failure (kidney disease) harder to toilet train?

Some are: Kidneys in children with chronic renal failure often can not concentrate their urine. As a result, such chi;ldren hve to drink much more than normal just to remain hydrated. This results in tmem producing an abnormally hugh urine volume which i turn makes them harder to toilet train. Suggest you discuss this with child's nephrologist. ...Read more

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I have chronic kidney disease im 22 years old but i feel someone made me to have kidney failure is this possible ? can any one make others kidney fail

I have chronic kidney disease im 22 years old but i feel someone made me to have kidney failure is this possible ? can any one make others kidney fail

Not likely: One cannot make another person's kidneys fail by which-craft. It is possible to give someone chemicals that would damage the kidneys, however, I doubt that was what happened. There are many causes of kidney failure but it would take examination, history, urine and other tests to determine the cause. I hope that you are under the care of a doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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What type of food can someone eat if they have kidney disease and liver failure?

What type of food can someone eat if they have kidney disease and liver failure?

Diet: That is a great question and depends on the degree of kidney disease. For example those with less than 30% function should restrict salt, fluid, potassium and phosphorous. Others have different requirements. I would visit the National Kidney Foundation website www.kidney.org. Its a great resource. ProRenal multivitamins are also great for patients with kidney disease. ...Read more

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Can any kind of kidney disease or kidney failure cause a sore back?

Maybe: Any condition of inflammation of the kidney or ureters (emptying system for urine) might cause pain in the flank (back area). Usually, kidney pain will be to one side just under the ribs (costovertebral angle). If associated with changes in color or clarity of urine, blood in urine, then kidney more likely. If in the middle, then back more suspect. Your pcp should be able to xray and determine. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can polycystic kidney disease cause chronic renal failure?

Help plz! Can polycystic kidney disease cause chronic renal failure?

PKD: Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) can cause both chronic and kidney failure. PKD is a progressive disease that can lead to end stage renal disease in most instances and will lead to chronic in all patients. It is unfortunate that there is not cure for PKD and the overwhelming majority will wind up with end stage renal disease. ...Read more

Previous Kidney Disease (Definition)

Polycystic kidney disease is a kidney disorder passed down through families in which multiple cysts form on the kidneys, causing ...Read more


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