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Chronic Under Eye Swelling Kidney Disease
Fluid retention: With progressive renal dysfunction, kidneys lose the ability to regulate salt and water balance. This can cause fluid retention & present as swelling in the legs, hands, feet, face and even the abdomen if severe. Diuretic medications which increase urination can help, but treatment should be directed by a nephrologist (kidney specialist) who understands the cause in these more advanced cases. ...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
I have swelling feet and calves. What could be the cause? I was checked for kidney disease and all is fine. All my blood is fine. What else could it b
See below.: Edema of the lower extremities comes from liver or kidney disease or from heart pump failure or to leaky vessels or excess sodium in diet. See doc to make sure we have crossed all items off list. If none of the above it is idiopathic edema caused by a slight imbalance in the hydrostatic pressures in the leg vessels. Sometimes due to prior infection / trauma or obesity. ...Read more
On a diuretic for edema, kidney disease, I still have terrible swelling. More swelling on one leg, turns red and swells duble size, should I fone dr?
Chances of kidney disease at 16? See bubbles in pee, less when sitting. Have bad health anxiety. Possible swelling between thumb and index mostlyright
My friend suffers from kidney disease & face has swollen tremendously due to her meds, I believe. Is there anything she can take to reduce swelling?
Nephrologist: Your firiend must see a nephrologist to figure out the reason for swelling of the face. It could be due to meds or kidney problem. ...Read more
Depending on the cause of the swelling, cool or cold compresses can help a lot. If an infection is causing the swelling, further treatment may be needed. Blepharitis is a common cause of eyelid swelling, you can get more info: http://www.2020vision. Com/blepharitis. Html
another common cause is not swelling, but rather the normal fat pads pressing forward as we age. Surgery can help! ...Read more
Several things..: The skin around the eyelid is very thin and prone to swelling and fluid retention. It could be swelling from inflammation (e.g., allergy eye, contact lens overwear), or a salty diet causing an accumulation of fluid while you are asleep. It could also be due to undereye tissue loosening or thyroid issues, so it would be a good idea to get this checked out by an eye md (ophthalmologist). ...Read more
5 days ago, swelling right side of face. Took keflex, swelling cont. Back to md. Taking levoflaxin & mumps test. Puffing under eye-swelling over ear.
Need more info: Is the physician who is treating you an ear, nose ; throat specialist? If yes then return to him/her because there is more to be done. If not then consult with one. ...Read more
Can kidney disease or low cortisol levels cause excessive sweating of the face & scalp/head? It happens even in cold weather. Any ideas? Thanks
Yes: In some associated way yes you can get these symptoms from low cortisol and kidney dysfunction. ...Read more
Excessive sweating of the face and head. I have underactive thyroid and kidney disease. What could cause this sweating only on my face and head?
Face and head sweating is more common in women that are taking hormones. It can be from excess sympathetic tone or from volume changes being monitored by internal pressure receptors as might be your case with renal disease. Check hormone levels and consult with your nephrologist or endocrinologist.
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http://jap. Physiology. Org/content/100/5/1692.Long. ...Read more
What hormone imbalances can cause excessive face/head sweating? I have underactive thyroid, kidney disease, & low cortisol levels. Can these diseases?
CKD medications: With all medical conditions medicine should only be used if absolutely neccesary, since all medicine has some risk of toxicity. In CKD meds can help, especially in more advanced stages or certain complications. Meds may be used for blood pressure control, renal protection, regulation of mineral metabolism, or help with anemia. But some patients can do great with careful diet and exercise alone. ...Read more
Ask nephrologist: You should always check with you nephrologist, but topically applied biofreeze should be safe to use. ...Read more
Proteinuria: Check for your urine for proteinuria (p). Patients with p have a higher incidence of stroke, kidney failure and heart disease related to the severity of their p. You need to see a nephrologist (n) and have a 24 hour urine collection done for a creatinine clearance and protein. If you have p, ask the n to start you on meds to reduce it to avoid complications in the future. Good luck. ...Read more
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http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/kidney-disease/basics/definition/con-20026778 ...Read more
What do you advise if I have chronic kidney disease patient feeling breathingproblem, what to do.?
Shortness of Breath: Typically the most common cause of breathing issues with kidney disease is related to fluid accumulation as the kidney is unable to excrete water efficiently. Typically this is seen in patients with more advanced disease or those with heart failure. There are many other reasons such as pneumonia etc. Please see your kidney doctor to work through these possibilities now. ...Read more
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more