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How is the best way to look after a family member who has chronic kidney disease stage 5?

How is the best way to look after a family member who has chronic kidney disease stage 5?

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 more

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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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What is chronic kidney disease stage 3 duration?

No time frame: There is no specific duration for any stage of ckd. It may stay in the same stage for a long time or progress rapidly. Disease progression usually depends on the cause, protein in urine, blood pressure control and others. ...Read more

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How bad is secondary chronic kidney disease stage 3 ?

How bad is secondary chronic kidney disease stage 3 ?

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

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I have chronic kidney disease. Stage 4. I wanted to know if juicing is helpful in my situation?

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

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Which disease is more fatal: chronic bronchitis or chronic kidney disease (stage 4)?

Which disease is more fatal: chronic bronchitis or chronic kidney disease (stage 4)?

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

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Which disease is more fatal: chronic bronchitis or chronic kidney disease (stage 4)?

Which disease is more fatal: chronic bronchitis or chronic kidney disease (stage 4)?

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

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Which disease is more fatal: chronic bronchitis or chronic kidney disease (stage 4)?

Which disease is more fatal: chronic bronchitis or chronic kidney disease (stage 4)?

Depend: Both diseases could be fatal depending on patient has other medical conditions or not because it involving two vital organs - lung and kidney. You will die without either one. ...Read more

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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

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

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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?

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 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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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

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What is chronic kidney disease?

What is chronic kidney disease?

They don't function: 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 lower glomerular filtration rate and as a result a decreased capability of the kidneys to excrete waste products. ...Read more

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What causes Chronic Kidney Disease?

Many things: leading causes are diabetes and high blood pressure, autoimmune disease (like Lupus) affects the kidney and congenital diseases also. toxic chemicals and drugs can harm the renal system. You should review your case with your physician to determine the proper investigation and treatment ...Read more

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Can chronic kidney disease be cured?

No: Chronic kidney disease usually denotes long time of kidney disease and therefore denotes non curable conditions. ...Read more

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How is chronic kidney disease cured ?

How is chronic kidney disease cured ?

Kidney disease: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) cannot be cured, it can be managed. There are various stages of CKD and many causes of it. Some CKD is due to diseases that are may progress despite treatment, such as polycystic kidney disease. Other causes of CKD, such as hypertension, can be treated and managed with more success. Speak to a nephrologist for more information about a specific cause of CKD.
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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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What are the tests for Chronic Kidney Disease?

Serum Creatinine: The serum creatinine is used to estimate kidney function. This information is present on all labs identified as the eGFR. Normal is >90, Stage 1 >90 with urine protein present, Stage 2 60-90, Stage 3 30-59, Stage 4 15-29, Stage 5 <15, Stage 6 on dialysis. The eGFR is an estimate and the real function is generally +/- 50% of the number. Example eGFR 30 could really be anywhere from 15-45. ...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


Previous Kidney Disease (Definition)

Polycystic kidney disease is a kidney disorder passed down through families in which multiple cysts form on the kidneys, causing ...Read more