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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 can be done to prevent renal failure or derangements in myeloma patients?

What can be done to prevent renal failure or derangements in myeloma patients?

Disease treatment: The only effective prevention for the renal disease associated with myeloma is the effective treatment of the underlying disease. ...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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Can walking pneumonia be the cause death in someone with Crohn's disease?

Can walking pneumonia be the cause death in someone with Crohn's disease?

Depends: It depends on what kind of treatment was being used for crohn's disease. A lot of patients with crohn's disease are now treated with biologic agents and other immunosuppressive medications that can affect your immune response & your ability to fight infections. ...Read more

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My mom has failing kidneys due to diabetes, what are ways to alleviate or slow down the dangerous process of kidney failure?

My mom has failing kidneys due to diabetes, what are ways to alleviate or slow down the dangerous process of kidney failure?

Diabetes and BP: Hi. The two biggest factors that might help are good diabetes and blood pressure control, but the kidneys get to a point where nothing will help. We don't know how far along your mom's kidney disease has progressed. I hope she is seeing a nephrologist in addition to good diabetes and blood pressure control. Good luck to her! ...Read more

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What can cause kidney pain and blood in urine: not stones or infection eliminated due to testing already done?

What can cause kidney pain and blood in urine: not stones or infection eliminated due to testing already done?

Kidney pain, blood in urine: Remember the urinary tract extends from the kidneys to the end of the Urethra. Therefore any vascular abnormality in these territories may induce blood loss.Have you had urine cytology ? to rule out sheded malignant cells?, do you have pain during urination? or lumbar pain? Is the urine, pink or red? Are you also passing blood clots during urination? You require an Urologist and an MRI, do an apo ...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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How can further deterioration of kidney of my mom can be avoided via foods and medical treatments? Creatinine-251micromol/l,potassium-4.8 age-65

How can further deterioration of kidney of my mom can be avoided via foods and medical treatments? Creatinine-251micromol/l,potassium-4.8 age-65

I assume your mom: has had other tests to confirm that she does indeed have kidney problems. The best way to prevent further deterioration is proper treatment of any disorder that might contribute to or worsen kidney function. Drugs that might be toxic to kidneys must be avoided. As far as food, limiting salt intake and staying well hydrated may help. No other food advice needed as long as potassium is normal. ...Read more

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Can there be any way to reduce the risk of heart disease?

Can there be any way to reduce the risk of heart disease?

Heart : Eat a mediterranean diet, get plenty of exercise, do not smoke and take care of any risk factors you may have like diabetes, hypertension or gout. ...Read more

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Can cancer in the blood cause heart disease? Is it possible for people with cancers of the blood to develop heart disease as a result? .

Can cancer in the blood cause heart disease? Is it possible for people with cancers of the blood to develop heart disease as a result?

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Yes: It is unusual, but possible, for acute leukemia or other blood cancers to cause heart problems by blocking blood flow to the heart, growing in the the fluid surrounding the heart, or even forming tumors in the lymph nodes nearby and compressing the heart. More commonly, heart disease in blood cancer patients is a result of the medicines (often anthracyclines) or radiation used in treatment. ...Read more

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I've hypertension and I have proteinurea and i'm not diabetic, the presence of proteins in urine is it due to kidney disease or to hypertension itself?

I've hypertension and I have proteinurea and i'm not diabetic, the presence of proteins in urine is it due to kidney disease or to hypertension itself?

HTN and proteinuria: Hypertension can indeed cause proteinuria, though typically this indicates uncontrolled hypertension. Polycystic kidney disease can cause proteinuria, and this indicates a worse form. Other kidney diseases do cause proteinuria and hypertension together. ...Read more

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What can be done in adolscence to lower risk of neurodegenerative diseases?

What can be done in adolscence to lower risk of neurodegenerative diseases?

Not much: Well balanced diet, regular exercise, good sleep habits and adequate water intake are all mainstays of health. There is nothing specific which will lower the risk of nd disease. ...Read more

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How can pancreas be replaced in case of failure by birth?

How can pancreas be replaced in case of failure by birth?

Pancreas: I am not sure exactly what you mean. If the pancreas is not working at all it can be replaced that this does not happen alone to my knowledge. More common is a combined kidney and pancreas transplant if your kidney stops working properly. ...Read more

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How to deal this situation about the kidney and kind of renal failure if anny... And renal failure can pass through

How to deal this situation about the kidney  and kind of renal failure if anny... And renal failure can pass through

Silver linings: Hard to believe today because of all the care options available, but kidney failure used to be universally fatal. With good care and excellent cooperation fron the patient (you!) work, a family life, a sex life, transplant - much is possible. Try to focus on the positive and to listen to the professionals advising you. Ask questions and know your medications. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can an abcess cause kidney failure in the future if the bacteria is not fully gone?

Can an abcess cause kidney failure in the future if the bacteria is not fully gone?

Yes.: If a bacteria is the cause of a kidney abcess and cannot be treated adequately by antibiotics, then surgical debridement will be necessary. ...Read more

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Can cancer drugs cause a kidney to become atrophic and damage the other?

Can cancer drugs cause a kidney to become atrophic and damage the other?

Yes: Certain cancer drugs are known to be toxic to the kidneys, which is why your kidney function is closely monitored on them. ...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

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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