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Doctor insights on: Chromium Picolinate Liver Kidney Disease

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...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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Is liver or kidney disease related to crawling sensation on body?

Is liver or kidney disease related to crawling sensation on body?

Maybe: Liver disease can causing itching (pruritis), which may or may not be the sensation you are describing. ...Read more

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Is taking Xanax (alprazolam) bad for your kidneys or liver? Example if you have kidney disease or liver disease? Thank you dr!

Is taking Xanax (alprazolam) bad for your kidneys or liver? Example if you have kidney disease or liver disease? Thank you dr!

No but..: The drug is broken down by the liver and eliminated by the kidneys. If you have severe liver disease or kidney disease the dose may need to be adjusted appropriately. The drug by itself will not hurt your kidneys or liver if taken as prescribed. ...Read more

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Are Newton homeopathics safe for liver disease and kidney disease patients. Is it safe to take more than one product at a time?

Are Newton homeopathics safe for liver disease and kidney disease patients. Is it safe to take more than one product at a time?

Depends: It depends upon what you are taking and why you are taking it. Please consult your physician before taking anything - especially if you have liver disease and or kidney disease. Take care. ...Read more

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I have polycystic liver and kidney disease. Im51 an have bruses on my arms, thighs, an abdomen. Why?

I have polycystic liver and kidney disease. Im51 an have bruses on my arms, thighs, an abdomen. Why?

Doctor will do tests: Bruises mean blood leaked out of vessels in the skin. The liver makes important blood-clotting factors, so liver disease can increase bleeding & bruising. Healthy kidneys are important in vitamin d and calcium metabolism, so kidneys play a role in blood clotting. A doctor must evaluate & do tests, because other serious problems cause bruising, such as low platelets, leukemias, drug effects, etc... ...Read more

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What liver and/or kidney diseases/disorders would cause your stool to constantly smell strongly of ammonia regardless of diet..For several yrs.?

What liver and/or kidney diseases/disorders would cause your stool to constantly smell strongly of ammonia regardless of diet..For several yrs.?

Bacteria: Ammonia in the gut is produced by bacteria; if you have a strong ammonia smell, it may be secondary to chronic bacterial overgrowth. Alternatively, and more rarely, there could be a fistula from bladder to bowel (you would likely have problems with utis regularly then) or much more rarely, advanced liver disease. ...Read more

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What are the first symptoms of liver or kidney disease. Where would itching all over and metallic taste fall in the timeline between normal to disease?

What are the first symptoms of liver or kidney disease. Where would itching all over and metallic taste fall in the timeline between normal to disease?

Itching can be: related to systemic disease. Liver disease can cause increased bilirubin which can lead to diffuse itching. Dysgeusia (or the metallic taste) can be caused by a lot of things, including medications and different disease processes. I would recommend you go see your primary care doctor to get checked out. ...Read more

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I recently found out I have chronic kidney disease (stage 3). I just noticed brown spots on my chest (like liver/sun spots). Could these be related?

I recently found out I have chronic kidney disease (stage 3). I just noticed brown spots on my chest (like liver/sun spots).  Could these be related?

No: Ask your physician on your next annual physical. And get to the bottom of this chronic kidney disease business. Most of us in pathology think it is over diagnosed from lab work. Insist on a real diagnosis and explanation. ...Read more

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Can you have surgery with kidney disease? My father needs a hip replacement, but had liver disease.

Can you have surgery with kidney disease? My father needs a hip replacement, but had liver disease.

Surgery: Patients with kidney disease may have increased surgery complications. It also depends on how severe is the kidney disease, overall health, age and type of surgery. ...Read more

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22 yo f in good health experiencing mild pains on right lower rib cage. Pain in right back when running. Kidney disease or liver cancer likely?

Q 4 Physiatry, Sport: A healthy runner would be unlikely to have a major illness. Hence if i saw someone in my college town practice who was 22, i would refer her to orthopedic surgery or sports medicine clinic for initial evaluation. I would not drop things there, however. I would communicate with all of the consultants, look at ehrs, speak with the patient about changes and continue to refer to specialists as needed. ...Read more

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Could kidney disease cause a feeling of pressure on my right abdomen?

Possibly: It depends on what type of "kidney disease" you are describing. Kidney infections and kidney stones could cause discomfort on the side of the kidney affected. Kidney cysts usually do not cause pressure, and rarely kidney tumors would cause pressure. Kidney dysfunction such as forms of kidney failure usually do not cause pain or pressure. ...Read more

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I had bladder cancer and had removal of bladder and total hysterectomy. Now have Kidney disease. Had CT on my abdomen pelvis . Conclusion was parenchymal thinning w/persistent LV Ureterectasis. Thickening of the wall of the renal pelvis and proximal urete

I had bladder cancer and had removal of bladder and total hysterectomy. Now have Kidney disease. Had CT on my abdomen pelvis . Conclusion was parenchymal thinning w/persistent LV Ureterectasis. Thickening of the wall of the renal pelvis and proximal urete

Ask your urologist..: All what you experienced is expected in some patients and results from delayed, but expected in some, complications with scar formation leading to ureteral blockage & high pressure above it. Over time, renal pelvis becomes distended, renal tissue becomes thinning, the wall of renal pelvis & ureter becomes thicker. Oftentimes & to a degree, chronic recurrent UTI may play a role to such appearance. ...Read more

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What are some of the more common kidney diseases?

Diabetes: Diabetes, chronic infections and hypertension would top the list. ...Read more

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What can be initial symptoms of kidney diseases..?

What can be initial symptoms of kidney diseases..?

Vague: Kidney failure is notorious for causing very vague nebulous symptoms sometimes like, fatigue, insomnia, nausea, decreased appetite, metallic taste in the mouth, etc. I have a more comprehensive list on my blog at http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/04/what-are-signs-and-symptoms-of-ckd.Html. ...Read more

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Does garlic treats kidney disease?

Does garlic treats kidney disease?

Indirectly: Garlic tends to lower body cholesterol and inflammation, thus blood flow to kidneys may improve slightly by keeping arteries to kidneys somewhat cleaner. May also reduce any inflammatory swelling in kidneys as in pyelonephritis. Otherwise, in itself does not dieectly treat kidney disease. ...Read more

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What heavy metals cause kidney disease?

What heavy metals cause kidney disease?

Heavy Metals: The extent of kidney damage caused by heavy metals depends on the dose, route and duration of exposure. Cadmium (Cd), mercury (Hg), lead (Pb), platinum (Pt), and Chromium (Cr) and they can cause heavy metal nephropathy and the severity could range from tubular dysfunction to renal failure/death. ...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


Chromium (Definition)

Chromium is a metal thought to have some role as a nutritional mineral in humans. It's exact role is uncertain, and the human body only requires extremely small ...Read more