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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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Does congestive heart failure on right or left lead to swollen feet and ankles? Why?

Does congestive heart failure on right or left lead to swollen feet and ankles? Why?

Yes: Right sided heart failure (which is often present in combination with left heart failure) does. Blood returning to the right ventricle backs up, overfilling the inferior vena cava and all veins draining into it. Hormonal changes in the kidney cause fluid retention further engorging dependent tissues (mediated by gravity). This is a simple explanation: whole books have been written about this. ...Read more

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How can you relieve pain in swollen feet due to heart problems?

Compression stocking: Aside from diuretics prescribed by your cardiologist, elevating legs at rest, avoiding salt in diet and the use of compression stockings. ...Read more

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I have congestive heart failure, stage 5 kidney failure and diabetes, what could be the cause of my extreme thigh muscle hardening?

I have congestive heart failure, stage 5 kidney failure and diabetes, what could be the cause of my extreme thigh muscle hardening?

Thigh: I would be concerned about a blood clot in the thigh veins or swelling caused by marked tissue fluid collection in view of the presence of advanced cardiac and kidney failure. In any event you should be examined by your cardiologist or nephrologist for this development. ...Read more

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What can cause my testicles to ache?

What can cause my testicles to ache?

Infection/trauma/tum: Pain in tests can be due to trauma to the scrotum or infection in testis(orchitis)epidydmitis, scrotal hernia, torsion of the testis, tumor of testis, kidney stones and inflammation if you continue to have pain get it checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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Both kidneys hurt what can cause this?

Both kidneys hurt what can cause this?

Not sure: It is unusual to have bilateral true kidney pain since most conditions that cause affect one kidney at a time. More likely the pain is referred to the kidney area but is coming from another source such as nerves and spinal conditions or the pancreas inside your abdomen. It cause be coming from your lower lungs particularly if it hurts more when you take a deep breath. ...Read more

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What can lead to my testicle pain ?

What can lead to my testicle pain ?

Testicular pain: Multiple causes from, mild trauma, tight pants, infection, inflammation, kidney stones. ...Read more

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With kidney problem, what causes the feet to swell?

With kidney problem, what causes the feet to swell?

Water accumulation: If your kidneys are indeed losing ability to function at normal capacity, you can accumulate fluids. These ultimately pool down in the feet as gravity pulls this water down. ...Read more

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I have nerve damage to my feet cause my back. Is there a disease that can affect your feet and ankels to hurt so bad where pain meds don't work. HELP?

I have nerve damage to my feet cause my back. Is there a disease that can affect your feet and ankels to hurt so bad where pain meds don't work. HELP?

There are literally: hundreds of reasons as to why a person might have a neuropathy. A systematic evaluation should be done. Be aware, that nearly 1/3 patients will have a neuropathy where a cause cannot be determined. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could acute kidney failure cause long-term muscle and nerve pain in back and legs?

Please tell me, could acute kidney failure cause long-term muscle and nerve pain in back and legs?

Possibly: Sometimes people that have kidney failure can develop neuropathies that can cause back and leg pain. However on top of that you can always still have normal back pain issues like arthritis, pinched nerve or sciatica from a slipped or herniated disc. Recommend getting evaluated by a spine specialist for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my mild lower back soreness is due to kidney stones?

Sometimes: If the pain is not related to position or activity or if there is blood in the urine, it may be related to kidney stones. If the pain is worse with activity or better with rest, it is most likely a back issue. Sometimes, it is hard to tell which it is without testing & evaluation. ...Read more

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Why does kidney failure cause you to get fluid in your lungs?

Why does kidney failure cause you to get fluid in your lungs?

Fluid Status: Kidneys are very important for fluid balance in the body. They filter our toxins and regulate your volume status (how much fluid you have in your body). When they fail the ability to loose water/fluid by way of your urinary system goes away and fluid buildup begins. ...Read more

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What can I do to soothe my swollen feet caused by heart problems?

What can I do to soothe my swollen feet caused by heart problems?

A couple of things: I will make an assumption and presume that this is edema (a symptom of heart failure, or use of certain types of blood pressure medications). If this is the case, elevating your feet and/or using compression stockings may produce a substantial improvement in your symptoms. There may also be some benefit to the use of certain types of diuretics. ...Read more

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Why does low albunim cause my legs and ankles to swell? How can I increase my albunim levels?

Why does low albunim cause my legs and ankles to swell? How can I increase my albunim levels?

She's got legs`: What makes you think that you have low albumin? Albumin is a protein molecule that among other things helps regulate the osmolarity of your blood. It pulls water from the tissue into the blood vessels and increases blood volume. If the albumin is low it's effect on the tissue fluid is decreased and your legs swell. You get protein molecules from your diet. ...Read more

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How does hypertension hurt the kidneys and nerves to feet?

Hypertensive damage: Nerves and kidneys are full of small blood vessels . Exposure to high blood pressure causes damage to these vessels. This can happen slowly or rapidly depending on the degree of pressure. Much like a rubber hose will bubble and burst under under too much pressure , . ...Read more

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How come hemolytic-uremic syndrome very damaging to the kidneys, and what can I do to prevent it?

How come hemolytic-uremic syndrome very damaging to the kidneys, and what can I do to prevent it?

See below: Hemolytic uremic syndrome usually develops in response to infection, especially toxigenic e coli. The disease process leads to clogging of capillaries in the kidney and destroying the blood filtration process. Avoiding is by protecting yourself from infection. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hemolytic-uremic-syndrome/ds00876. ...Read more

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Can renal pelvis be dislodged from the kidney and if so, what can cause this to happen?

Can renal pelvis be dislodged from the kidney and if so, what can cause this to happen?

No, clarification: Renal pelvis is part of the kidney structure - collecting system that allows the urine to passinto the ureter. So renal pelvis cannot be dislodged from the uterus. I suggest you clarify with your physician about the report. ...Read more

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Why does heart failure lead to edema in the ankles?

Heart and kidneys: In the patient with congestive heart failure, the body senses that the heart is not working correctly. It sends a message the kidneys to hold onto salt and water that the patient eats and drinks. This excess salt and water builds up and becomes apparent in the legs, belly, and lungs. ...Read more

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