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Can You Still Donate A Kidney If You Have A Family History Of Diabetes
Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more
I was told I could donate a kidney to my aunt and then found out I have type 2 diabetes, can I still donate it?
No: Kidney donation from patients with diabetes is not considered as the quality of organ is suboptimal because of diabetes induced damage and more importantly patients with diabetes have high incidence of end stage renal disease and dialysis and may need transplant in the future. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
18 yrs, girl no diabetes, or high bp, no family history of ckd. symptoms of kidney disease like nausea, too much peeing. is it likely that I have ckd?
CKD not likely: Hi. No, CKD very unlikely, but so easy to test for. Up at night peeing? Nausea? I'd bet more on a high blood sugar! See your doctor sooner than later. Most type 1 diabetes DOESN'T have a family history (although there are striking exceptions to that generalization). Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not a likely choice: The horseshoe configuration is usually derived from a separation failure of embryonic kidney tissue in early life. Instead of forming two distinct kidneys, one is formed. An ultrasound could confirm this. ...Read more
No: They will not consider you as a donor with any acute infectious process ...Read more
Yes: Fertility should not be affected by living donor nephrectomy. If the donor is deemed otherwise healthy enough to donate a kidney, there should be no increased risk of pregnancy-related complications to either the female donor or her fetus. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Maybe: The decision as to whether it is safe to donate will be made by the donor team at the transplant center. Their first concern is your safety so they will prevent you from donating if your degree of heart disease is felt to confer an unacceptably high risk to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: The operation itself is not the dangerous part. There is a very small chance of death from the operation but the more important issues is the long term implications. 16 year olds have. Along life ahead of them and they may develop kidney problems in the future. Also they cannot legally give consent so someone else is consenting for giving away their kidney. Ethically it is a wrong thing to do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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