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Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 3 Life Expectancy
What is Creatinine: Chronic renal disease is separated into stages, but these are determined by the level of creatinine clearance, and BUN levels. So, if you have worse kidney function, these levels will begin to rise. If you have stage 3 disease, it is usually worse than 2, but not as bad as 4. People with stage 4 disease may be eligible for transplantation. ...Read more
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
94/f. Stroke yesterday. Has chronic kidney disease stage 3 HTN the stroke was a surprise. Do u think she'll see Turkey Day? I don't
At 94: anything can happen and a stroke should NOT have been a "surprise" However old folks are amazingly "adaptable" after all they are SURVIVORS! Hope she is not uncomfortable and do NOT be surprised if she makes it to Turkey Day! Hope this helps! DrZ BTW I have a 99 year old MOTHER-IN LAW and if she were not BLIND she be MAKING the TURKEY! ...Read more
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 have itchy skin on my arms at my elbos. Sometimes a blister appears, others, just itching. I do havr stage 3 chronic kidney disease. Is this related?
No: Absolutely not. In fact, if you do not have a real diagnosis, such as kidney damage from high blood pressure or diabetes, or glomerulonephritis or interstitial nephritis, be skeptical about the whole thing. At your age, creatinine levels can be up for a variety of reasons. When I was bodybuilding, mine ran 1.6-1.8 with perfectly good kidneys. ...Read more
Sex and kidney: I am not sure there is a link. Or maybe i don't understand your question. ...Read more
Depends on the: Degree of renal insufficiency. Severe renal insufficiency requires dialysis or kidney transplant for survival. Chronic renal disease may cause high blood pressure, blood and protein in urine, anemia, weakness, and accelerated blood vessel disease. See this site for more information. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001503/. ...Read more
How to maintain a good mental health while suffering from chronic kidney disease as it is life long?
Reg. kidney check up: have a healthy life style with balanced fluid intake andregular at least 3-6 monthly check up with kidney specialist. ...Read more
No: It could be dangerous. If you have issues with excess potassium you may be placing yourself in harms way by juicing since many fruits and vegetables are already high in potassium. You should concentrate on a low sodium diet. About obesity and tobacco. Keep blood pressure under control. Exercise on a regular basis. Limit phosphorus intake. Following up regularly with your nephrologist. ...Read more
Diet modification: Ckd stage v is very advanced form of kidney disease and many dietary restrictions along with medications are needed to delay need for dialysis. Limit diets high in potassium, phosphorus, limit excessive fluid intake and see nephrologist at least every month. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chronic bronchitis: Well- I came up with the answer because breathing is quintessential for life. Not that kidneys are any less important but your question was what could be more fatal. If you were to ask what could be more debilitating or what could compromise quality of life more-- it has to be CKD stage 4. They are yet to invent dialyzersctgat you could carry in your purse like an inhaler. ...Read more
Depends on severity: Neither disease is fatal if they are stable. However, stage 4 kidney disease tends to worsen to stage 5 disease which can be fatal. The worsening bronchitis depends on the cause (for example, common bacterial infection versus TB or not receiving the right antibiotics). Kidney disease is more likely than bronchitis to worsen without good compliance with medicines and diet and is more serious. ...Read more
I have a chronic kidney disease stage 4, still stable since 2009. I want to gain muscles but i cannot consume too much protein. Any alternative?
Training: It is not necessary to take in large amounts of protein to gain muscle mass, despite what the vitamin stores advertise. What is essential is consistent resistance training. With your condition, you can work out but avoiding increasing your protein intake is crucial to keeping your kidneys stable. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have chronic kidney disease stage 4 .... Is it common to have loose bowel movements to that are lasting a few days?
Chronic kidney disease (st 3) constantly in bathroom but no uti symptoms.
Is that normal for kidney disease?
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
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