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I have chronic kidney disease stage 4. ... Is it common to have loose bowel movements to that are lasting a few days?

I have chronic kidney disease stage 4. ... Is it common to have loose bowel movements to that are lasting a few days?

Diarrhea: Diarrhea can be seen with end stage renal disease and is not uncommon. Your symptoms may be related to kidney disease however change in bowel habits should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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Can you please list structural and functional changes that occur in chronic kidney disease?

Can you please list structural and functional changes that occur in chronic kidney disease?

CKD: The glomeruli of the kidney is the filter of the kidney. If it gets damaged either by infection, autoinmune disease, obstruction, diabetes, high blood pressure, it will be destroyed by scarring and all the impurities that are normally filtered are retained by the body causing fluid retention and damage to other organs. ...Read more

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What can cause chronic kidney disease?

What can cause chronic kidney disease?

Many issues: Diabetes and high blood pressure are the commonest causes. Others are chronic kidney infections, kidney stones, obstruction to the flow of urine, and inherited kidney disorders. ...Read more

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How can I care for chronic kidney disease?

How can I care for chronic kidney disease?

W. nephrologist help: Cause of chronic kidney disease should be determined & treated or stop medications, like Aspirin etc. Which might be responsible. Reduce protein intake, especially red meat, also salt. May require medications to control blood pressure &/or fluid retention. All best managed by kidney Dr/nephrologist. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Is chronic Kidney disease reversible, how is this done?

Usually not: However, the diagnosis if made only on labs may be bogus. A well-muscled man with a high creatinine may be told he has low GFR when he does not. Chronic disease can't be diagnosed except over time. Anyone's kidneys can be temporarily impaired by Motrin. And some loss of kidney function is part of getting older. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can chronic kidney disease affect homeostatic mechanisms?

How can chronic kidney disease affect homeostatic mechanisms?

Too complex: In short, it increases salt and water retention and potassium and magnesium and phosphorus retention depending on degree of ckd. Also increases PTH and decreases vit d due to elevated hormone called fgf 23. Less urine excretion is the reason for the retained electrolytes. Edema and weak bone result & high bp. ...Read more

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How effective is dialysis for treating chronic kidney disease?

How effective is dialysis for treating chronic kidney disease?

Dialysis: The only way to treat and prevent folks from dying once disease has progressed too far. Done millions of times a day in US. ...Read more

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If chronic kidney disease is so serious, why don’t I feel sick?

If chronic kidney disease is so serious, why don’t I feel sick?

Slow Onset: Chronic kidney disease comes on slowly over a long time. Your body is able to adjust and "get used to" the change. In acute disease, the onset is very fast, no time to adjust and you would feel very ill. Either kind can lead to kidney failure, and eventual dialysis or transplant. ...Read more

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How effective is cinacalcet for treating chronic kidney disease?

How effective is cinacalcet for treating chronic kidney disease?

Not at all: Cincalcet is specifically for the treatment of hyperparathyroidism, not kidney failure. But... hyperparathyroidism is the result of kidney failure, so it is used in kidney failure often. ...Read more

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How effective is hemofiltration for treating chronic kidney disease?

Hemofiltration: It is excellent and prevents millions from dying of kidney failure. But a transplant is much better. Trust you are signed up to be a donor unless you are the one with the renal failure. ...Read more

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What are the differences between nephropathy and chronic kidney disease?

What are the differences between nephropathy and chronic kidney disease?

Close, semantics: Nephropathy means kidney condition. So you could have diabetic nephropathy, hypertensive nephropathy, or uric acid nephropathy.
A chronic kidney disease (ckd) means a long-term kidney disease that is not amenable for correction. It also could have many different causes. Above examples of nephropathy are also chronic kidney diseases but uric acid nephropathy is possibly curable so it is not ckd. ...Read more

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I have a chronic kidney disease and am in a lot of pain, what should I do?

I have a chronic kidney disease and am in a lot of pain, what should I do?

Determine Cause: Pain associated with chronic kidney disease is addressed by first identifying the cause of the pain and then addressing the cause specifically. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a person with chronic kidney disease to have hallucinations?

Is it normal for a person with chronic kidney disease to have hallucinations?

No: No such symptoms are not part of CKD. Would look at medications as one of the causes. There are some patients with advanced renal failure who have refused dialysis that can have mental status changes and have varied presentation but these are the exceptions. So look for some thing else and seek care soon. Best of luck ...Read more

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What is the pathophysiology of chronic kidney disease?

What is the pathophysiology of chronic kidney disease?

Multiple reasons: Genetics
Congenital disorders with altered kidney size, shape, function
Medications
auto immune disorders
Diabetes
These are common causes of alterations in kidney function that work by either harming the structure, blood flow or function of the kidney ...Read more

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How effective is bumetanide for treating chronic kidney disease?

How effective is bumetanide for treating chronic kidney disease?

Bumetanide: Bumetanide (Bumex) is a loop diuretic often used in patients with renal dysfunction. It will increase urine output and help relieve edema (swelling) but no diuretic will "treat" CKD. ...Read more

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Can enzyme therapy cure chronic kidney disease?

Can enzyme therapy cure chronic kidney disease?

Enzymes: I am not aware of any specific enzymes that reverse kidney disease. Kidney disease most simply put is the progressive loss of the inner structure of the cells that filter the wastes of the body. ...Read more

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Can stem cells be used to treat chronic kidney disease?

Can stem cells be used to treat chronic kidney disease?

Stem cells & kidneys: Currently the only treatments for chronic kidney disease are a careful diet including salt restriction, medications as prescribed by your doctor, and dialysis when necessary. ...Read more

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How effective is furosemide (Lasix) for treating chronic kidney disease?

How effective is furosemide (Lasix) for treating chronic kidney disease?

OK: Lasix (furosemide) is useful to manage the fluid overload and edema that go with kidney disease. It will also help keep potassium controlled and acidosis.

It helps with blood pressure and congestive heart failure, it is very commonly used in chronic kidney disease. It does not improved kidney disease but it helps keep you well with kidney disease ...Read more

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How effective is kidney transplantation for treating chronic kidney disease?

How effective is kidney transplantation for treating chronic kidney disease?

Here are some. ..: Of no doubt, renal tansplantation has been the well-established choice for ESRD (end-stage renal disease) if personal (mental and physical) & social (availability) situations are fit. So, ask the availability and take registration to transplant program for evaluation and preparation. But no matter what you need and will proceed, practicing healthy lifestyle without overindulgence remains essential ...Read more

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What might indicate sjogrens syndrome caused a patients chronic kidney disease?

One of these forms: Ss related kidney disease would show up in biopsy & lab work on blood & urine:
1. A tubular interstitial nephritis biopsy revealing lymphocytes infiltrating normal surrounding kidney tissue. 2. Dangerous electrolyte imbalances in blood from inadequate acid removal from urine. 3. Blood, protein & other waste products in the urine due to decreased ability of the kidney to filter well. ...Read more

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If I have chronic kidney disease, will I ultimately need dialysis or a transplant?

No: Not necessarily. It depends on the cause of the chronic kidney disease, your other health concerns (such as elevated blood pressure), your age, and how long you have had kidney disease. It would be wise to control diabetes, blood pressure, and monitor medication use that could further cause kidney harm to prevent progression to dialysis and/or transplant. ...Read more

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What is the difference between renal parenchymal disease and chronic kidney disease?

What is the difference between renal parenchymal disease and chronic kidney disease?

Renal parenchymal dz: Renal parenchymal disease is a phrase usually listed in reports from imaging studies, it is an imaging finding. If you truly have an imaging abnormality it does imply having chronic kidney disease (ckd). With only the phrase renal parenchymal disease, we can't guess on what stage of CKD a person has or the cause of the damage. ...Read more

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Could you describe how the chronic kidney disease secondary to diabetes mellitus works?

Could you describe how the chronic kidney disease secondary to diabetes mellitus works?

Process: It progressively worsens the kidneys. Starts out by ruining different filters, first more urine, then start peeing proteins called albumins. This stage is called 'microalbuminuria'. As diabetic nephropathy progresses, increasing numbers of glomeruli are destroyed.
All this happens throughout the years. ...Read more

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What are the homeostatic mechanisms involved in chronic kidney disease? What are the treatments?

What are the homeostatic mechanisms involved in chronic kidney disease? What are the treatments?

CKD & homestasis: Kidney maintains body homeostasis by various ways, such as excreting metabolic waste, synthesis of hormones, vitamins & maintaining bone health. It regulates BP, volume status, electrolytes & acid base status. CKD affects all of this body homeostasis & eventually increase cardiovascular mortality. It’s hard to explain the treatment of CKD in few words. Talk to your doctor about CKD. ...Read more

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Why do doctors consider a GFR over 60 normal when 60 is considered stage 2 chronic kidney disease? Seems like a fine line!

It's mild: Gfr over 60 is a mild loss of kidney function. Blood tests may be mildly elevated, or still normal in an older person. No symptoms or complications expected until later stages. Can do very well with prevention of more kidney damage by controlling hypertension, diabetes, avoiding kidney toxins, etc. ...Read more

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Why do doctors consider a GFR over 60 normal, when 60 is considered stage 2 chronic kidney disease (ckd)? Seems like a fine like!

It is a fine line.: Gfr does gradually decrease due to aging. If you are 39 years old, then your GFR should be closer to 90+. So there would be a problem that requires a kidney specialist (nephrologist) to work up. A glomerular filtration rate of 60 is considered stage 2 (out of 5) chronic kidney disease (ckd). If you have hypertension, your blood pressure must be controlled tightly. ...Read more

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I just found out my father has stage 4 chronic kidney disease. Can you please tell me what that means and how I can help my father?

I just found out my father has stage 4 chronic kidney disease. Can you please tell me what that means and how I can help my father?

Renal failure: Stage 4 kidney disease means that there is not enough kidney function for normal health and patient needs dialysis or kidney transplant. See the site below for details. Your father will appreciate your support.
http://www. Kidney. Org/patients/peers/stage4.cfm. ...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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How effective is erythropoietin for treating chronic kidney disease?

How effective is erythropoietin for treating chronic kidney disease?

Erythropoietin: Erythropoietin is effective in treating CKD-associated anemia but it does not treat or "cure" CKD. ...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


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Chronic Kidney Disease (Definition)

Chronic kidney disease (CKD), also known as chronic renal disease, is a progressive loss in renal function over a period of months or years. Chronic kidney disease is identified by a blood test for creatinine. Higher levels of creatinine indicate a decreased capability of the kidneys ...Read more