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Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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Diabetic Kidney Problems (Definition)

The diabetes Melitus affects the part of the kidney which filter urine. These are called glomeruli. The dibetese causes the fine blood vessel in the glomeruli to close down, resuting in that filterstion function gradualy decreases to a point that both kidneys stop working. Therefore urine accumulates in the blood. it can be detected by doing blood tests( ...Read more


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Does diabetes cause kidney stones?

Does diabetes cause kidney stones?

Yes: Type 2 diabetes is associated with an increased risk of uric acid stones.A acidic urine in patients with diabetes is the underlying problem. Avoidance of high uric acid diets such as beer, mushrooms, berries can decrease the risk of stone formation. ...Read more

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Does diabetes cause kidney pain?

Usually not: Always try to distinguish between "kidney" pain and back pain. The kidney lies behind lots of back muscles that are usually more likely to cause pain than the kidneys themselves. Of course problems like kidney stones could cause kidney pain but diabetes is not know to be a cause of kidney pain despite its ability to cause kidney disease. ...Read more

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Does diabetes cause kidney problems?

Does diabetes cause kidney problems?

Diabetic nephropathy: Diabetes causing high blood sugar can damage kidneys because sugar is filtered by kidney glomeruli. High blood sugar damages the filters so that larger molecules such as protein, which normall are retained, escape through the filters causing proteinuria or albuninuria which damages kidneys firther.Kidney damage causes hypertension whichs adds to damage.Early diagnosis & treatment can slow disease. ...Read more

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Does reflux nephropathy cause chronic kidney failure?

Does reflux nephropathy cause chronic kidney failure?

Yes, but...: Children born with severe degree of vesicoureteral reflux(vur) sustain kidney damage, namely reflux nephropathy. However, surgical correction of vur and adequate management of urinary tract infections may prevent further damage leading to renal failure. The notion that recurrent utis damage kidneys and result in kidney failure has been overblown. ...Read more

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Does prednisone cause kidney damage?

Does prednisone cause kidney damage?

No it does not: No Prednisone does not cause kidney damage.Long term use of Prednisone with moderate to high doses of Prednisone can cause elevation of blood pressure, but if the dose is reduced or Prednisone is stopped, the blood pressure comes down to normal. But no kidney damage. ...Read more

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Why does anemia cause progression of chronic kidney disease?

Why does anemia cause progression of chronic kidney disease?

Reversed sequence: Progression of chronic kidney disease results in development of anemia because kidney is no longer able to produce erythropoietin, a hormone enhancing red blood cell production from bone marrow. ...Read more

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55gfr kidney damage n high blood pressure can this cause kidney failure?

55gfr kidney damage n high blood pressure can this cause kidney failure?

Possible...: All life events are a one-way street of accumulation, modification, and continuation from inception to eternity. So. good/adequate personal & professional care can modify the existing conditions so to slow down the pace of worsening, which may highly vary. Nonetheless, move on to do those within our control and avoid wasting time & energy to think and worry about those beyond our control. Best ... ...Read more

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Does protein overdose cause kidney damage?

Does protein overdose cause kidney damage?

Should not: Ingestion of large amounts of protein (for example protein supplements) should not have any deleterious effects on kidney function if you have normal kidneys. Proteins are broken down and then removed through the kidneys. Therefore, high protein diets tend to make the kidneys work harder and should be avoided in patients with preexisting kidney disease. ...Read more

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Does aspirin cause kidney damage?

Dr. Tony Ho Dr. Ho
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Does aspirin cause kidney damage?

Low risk: Aspirin has a rare chance of causing kidney damage; you are likely thinking of the other nsaids, like Ibuprofen or naproxen, that have been associated with kidney damage with high doses. ...Read more

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Can diabetes mellitus contribute to kidney damage?

Can diabetes mellitus contribute to kidney damage?

Kidney damage: Yes, most definately! that's why it's important to keep your blood sugars under control. Two common reasons for kidney dialysis are uncontrolled high blood pressure and uncontrolled diabetes. ...Read more

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Will reflux nephropathy cause chronic kidney failure?

Will reflux nephropathy cause chronic kidney failure?

It can, if severe. : How much kidney damage reflux nephropathy can cause depends on the degree of reflux and the number and severity of kidney infections that may result. These insults can scar the affected kidney, diminishing kidney function. Chronic kidney failure means that a person's overall kidney function is not adequate, and can occur if both kidneys are severely damaged. ...Read more

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Does kidney disease cause scrotal edema?

Does kidney disease cause scrotal edema?

Scrotal edema: If a person has heavy proteinuria, low serum albumin, and generalized edema with fluid in the abdominal cavity, then scrotal edema can result. Other kidneys of kidney disease do not typically cause localized fluid retention in the scrotum. ...Read more

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Does hydrouteronephrosis due to renal calculi cause damage to kidney?

Does hydrouteronephrosis due to renal calculi cause damage to kidney?

Only if prolonged: Hydronephrosis can cause temporary decrease in function of the kidney due back pressure. However, in the long term there should not be any significant effect on kidney function if the obstruction is relieved and there is no associated infection. ...Read more

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How does chronic kidney disease affect the renal system and organs?

Renal equals kidney: The kidney is the basic engine of the renal system. It is what processes the wastes and corrects the chemicals in the body. The remainder of the renal or genitourinary system is the plumbing that allows the liquid wastes of the body to be eliminated. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can polycystic kidney disease cause chronic renal failure?

Help plz! Can polycystic kidney disease cause chronic renal failure?

PKD: Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) can cause both chronic and kidney failure. PKD is a progressive disease that can lead to end stage renal disease in most instances and will lead to chronic in all patients. It is unfortunate that there is not cure for PKD and the overwhelming majority will wind up with end stage renal disease. ...Read more

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Can vascular conditions cause kidney damage?

Can vascular conditions cause kidney damage?

Yes: A blockage in the artery that supplies blood to a kidney can diminish the kidney until it is irreversibly damaged. Hypertension and diabetes when out of control can accelerate vascular disease and kidney damage. ...Read more

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How is diabetic kidney disease treated?

How is diabetic kidney disease treated?

Variously: Prevention using an acei or arb and good blood sugar control. For established disease it depends on how badly it has progressed. It is the #1 cause of the need for dialysis and transplantation for chronic kidney disease in the us. ...Read more

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What exactly is diabetic kidney disease?

What exactly is diabetic kidney disease?

Protein in urine: Diabetes affects kidneys in several ways, causes leakage of protein especially Albumin in the urine and causes reduction in the filtration rate of the kidneys. Over time the kidney becomes more scarred and BP becomes difficult to control. Diabetes is the most common cause of kidney disease requiring dialysis and transplantation. Regular follow with your primary care physician is important. ...Read more

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How is diabetic kidney disease diagnosed?

How is diabetic kidney disease diagnosed?

Lab tests: Urine should be checked for protein once a year with a test for microscopic levels of Albumin (often called micro-albumin). Blood should be checked for BUN (blood urea nitrogen) to measure the levels of nitrogen-containing waste levels. Higher levels mean the kidney is not as efficient as it should be. A calculated value called egfr reflects the kidneys' ability to remove waste products. ...Read more

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What are the signs of diabetic kidney disease?

What are the signs of diabetic kidney disease?

None: Diabetes can hurt the kidneys and not be detectable on urine or blood test. In fact, studies have been done on diabetes patients who have normal kidney test, yet biopsies of these patients show damage. Diabetic retinopathy correlates with diabetic nephropathy. Studies have shown ace inhibitors to be protective of kidneys on both normotensive and hypertensive patients. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of diabetic kidney disease?

What are the symptoms of diabetic kidney disease?

Swelling: Diabetic kidney disease is a form of chronic kidney disease. In the United States it is the most common cause of kidney failure. Typical symptoms include swelling of the feet, decreased urinary output, poor appetite, nausea. ...Read more

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What's the most effective way to treat diabetic kidney disease?

What's the most effective way to treat diabetic kidney disease?

A1c, BP, take meds: In short, keep your A1c close to 6.5%, your blood pressure under 130/80, and make sure you are taking a blood pressure medication in the ace inhibitor or arb class. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of diabetic kidney disease in a child?

What are the consequences of diabetic kidney disease in a child?

Kidney failure: The ultimate "consequence" of diabetic kidney disease is kidney failure and possibility of dialysis or kidney transplant. At this stage, best we can do is help the child control his/her risk factors which is to keep as normal blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol as possible. Keep close contact with his/her physician. ...Read more

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How many people with diabetic kidney disease develop total kidney failure?

Emily Lu Dr. Lu
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How many people with diabetic kidney disease develop total kidney failure?

20-40%: About 40% of type 1 diabetes patients with kidney disease will develop kidney failure within 20 years without strict blood pressure and glucose control. About 20% of type 2 diabetes patients with kidney disease will develop kidney failure within 20 years, but blood pressure control has seemed to be less effective in completely stopping progression in these patients. ...Read more

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Is kidney damage the same as kidney disease and am i ok to drink fruit tea?

Is kidney damage the same as kidney disease and am i ok to drink fruit tea?

About the same: Really just wordplay here. Any kidney disease can cause kidney damage. The question is, is it acute-reversible; or chronic results in permanent kidney damage. You need to discuss the dietary impact with your nephrologsit. ...Read more

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What are some early warning signs of diabetes-related kidney disease?

What are some early warning signs of diabetes-related kidney disease?

Microalbumin: The first sign is the appearance of microalbumin in your urine. This is easily detected in a urine test and will tell your doctor to put you on a medication that will lower your blood pressure and "protect" your kidneys to reverse or prevent worsening of the kidney disease. ...Read more

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Is diabetic retinopathy and kidney disease related to one another?

Sort of: Diabetes causes the smaller blood vessels in the body to malfunction (microvasculopathy). This can occur in the retina (diabetic retinopathy), kidney (diabetic nephropathy), or nerves such as in the feet (diabetic neuropathy). ...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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My friend is suffering from mild kidney disease due to diabetes, will beer help improve his kidney function?

My friend is suffering from mild kidney disease due to diabetes, will beer help improve his kidney function?

Probably not.: The one positive effect from beer is that it causes the urine to become more dilute, possibly helping dissolve kidney stones. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Rubin
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Diabetic Nephropathy (Definition)

a progressive damaging effects to capillaries in/near glomeruli leading to local inflammatory change and scarring with subsequent malfunction in filtering the blood for reabsorbing useful blood components and excreting the unwanted metabolic wastes, which exact causes are still unclear, though, long-term high blood sugar is the culprit. This is usually a slow ...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