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Does Ginger Root Damage The Kidneys
Yes: Ginger is a wonderful herb with many medicinal properties including relief of nausea, morning sickness & motion sickness. It is even strong enough to relieve nausea caused by chemotherapy! it can be taken as tea, as crystallized ginger, or in capsules. See http://altmedicine. About. Com/od/ginger/a/ginger_nausea. Htm & www. Whfoods. Com/genpage. Php? Tname=foodspice&dbid=72. ...Read more
Human studies suggests that 1g daily of ginger may be effective for nausea and vomiting in pregnant women when used for short periods (no longer than 4 days). Several studies have found that ginger is better than placebo in relieving morning sickness. In a small study of 30 pregnant women with severe vomiting, those who took 1 gram of ginger every day for 4 days reported more relief from vomiting than those who took placebo. In a larger study of 70 pregnant women with nausea and vomiting, those who received a similar dosage of ginger felt less nauseous and did not vomit as much as those who received placebo. Pregnant women should ask their doctor before taking ginger, and should be careful not take more ...Read more
What are your sympto:
We can not tell you if you have kidney stones without knowing your symptoms and what makes you think you may have kidney stones
kidney stones present with pain in back in area of kidney radiating down to groin, associated with painful urination and blood in the urine
if you have these symptoms go to er, they will examine you and do urine test and cat scan/ultrasound imaging to diagnose if you have s. ...Read more
I am thinking of taking Marley's Mellow Mood. It has Valerian root in it. Is this safe? I hear conflicting things about valerian root and liver/kidney
Not enough data...: Check out http://www. Webmd. Com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-870-valerian. Aspx? Activeingredientid=870, http://ods. Od.nih. Gov/factsheets/Valerian-HealthProfessional/ & http://umm. Edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/valerian. Beware that dietary supplements have no 3rd part oversight unlike OTC & prescription medications. Quality varies greatly. Be sure to mention your supplements to your familydoc ...Read more
No: However you need to keep a high fluid intake & healthiest beverage is water. Try and consume > 64oz of fluid per day. ...Read more
Yes: Herbal tea by the cup is generally safe. Probably safer than coffee in most instances. Quarts might not be such a great idea for some herbal preparations. ...Read more
My dtr was dx'd w/bulging l. Discs. History of calcified dental roots, 2 kidney stones-removed. Has 2 new stones. Who to see re: calcium deposits in body?
Endocrinologist: I would agree with dr. Balogun. Calcium levels in the body are very tightly regulated. As a dentist, the calcified root part doesn't worry me as much. I would be more concerned about some other sort of systemic issue going on, especially if she has elevated calcium levels on her labwork/blood tests. I would start with either the family physician or an endocrinologist and go from there. ...Read more
Just last week I received a crown on a lower back tooth after a root canal, and now my Tmj is worse than usual, why would this be?
Lower back MRI shows S1 spins bifida & broad-based left paracentral/posterolateral osseous prominent which is impinging left S1 nerve root. What is it?
Root canal done in lower back tooth over 4 visits, have perm crown, feeling minor sensitivity to tapping, why would this be, didn't happen with temp crown?
If I have had a root canal in my lower back molar tooth, does that mean the extraction will be "surgery? "
Not necessarily: Possibly depends on how much tooth remains for the dentist to hold on to to extract the tooth sometimes one has to section the tooth to remove it. ...Read more
My temporary crown cracked off (lower back). I can't get to dentist for a few days, any harm in having it uncovered? It was a root canal tooth.
Probably not, but: Crowns are recommended to help prevent the treated tooth from cracking. Without the temp crown on, your tooth may be more vulnerable than it was before. Be careful and do not chew on it. Because it has has a root canal, you should not have any temperature sensitivity. You might impact food or debris around it, so brush and floss as normal. If there is a temp filling missing, go in right away. ...Read more
Just lost a crown on my lower back tooth. It already had a root canal couple years ago, the tooth close to gum line, do I have to get a crown now?
Would need to: Be clinically and radiographically evaluated by a dentist to see if restorable. Better addressed sooner rather than later as later might be non restorable / irreparable. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I have been having issues with my lower back and pain in my left leg that radiates down to my foot. I've had 3 L5-S1 ESI's & Left S1 Selective Nerve Root block. Now I am experiencing a vibration in my left foot. What could this be?
Back on the Block!!: That vibratory feeling could be an equivalent sensation to the pain you've had, via a slightly different nerve pathway. Your past story suggests that rather than something weird and new. The best bet would be to see if it gets worse or if it stays that way for a few weeks. In either case let your back doctor know. If you get weaker on that side, that's a warning to be seen sooner than later. ...Read more
Kidney & Supplements: Without knowing your current kidney function, it's difficult to comment definitively. Many people with kidney disease need to restrict their protein intake. There are supplements available for patients with various conditions such as diabetes, kidney disease, and other situations. I would highly recommend checking with your doctor before beginning the regular use of supplements such as ensure. ...Read more
Big crystals, sand?: Kidney grit and sand most likely are crystals in the urine. Some crystals form in normal urine if the urine is concentrated (not dilute), so has a high concentration of minerals. Other crystals are abnormal crystals that form and grow... And can turn into kidney stones if they get big enough. Abnormal concentrations of certain minerals can be related to one's diet, genetics, and water intake. ...Read more
See answer: "bulky" kidney is not a common or usual term used to describe the appearance of the kidney on an imaging (ultrasound, ct, etc) study or report. If there is no mention of a renal mass, hydronephrosis, or other pathology, it likely refers to the size, shape, or contour of your kidney and probably just represents a normal anatomical variation of no clinical significance. Ask your md for clarification. ...Read more
Very carefully: There is only indirect physical examination of the kidney, labs from the blood (bun and creatinine), urine (sodium, creatinine, potassium, albumen, protein, the appearance of the urine under a microscope), ultrasound of the kidney, or ct scan are helpful. Biopsy of the kidney can be done but only if the answer can't be obtained elsewhere. ...Read more
Varies: Until you lose 80-90% of your kidney function, you may not have very clear symptoms unless you have blood or urine test to see how the kidneys are functioning. If you have significant kidney problems, you might have high blood pressure, ankle swelling, fatigue (due to anemia), etc. ...Read more
Cysts: Ultrasound shows stones as bright and spaces as dark (empty). The latter are likely cysts filled with urine. The number of cysts per kidney and location within the kidney are of interest. Together with the sizes of the kidneys and presence/absence of other features, provides the total clinical picture. ...Read more
Are you sure?:
Are you sure you got kidney pain? So, please collect the feature, degree, and progress of the pain with its sequence of event, and bring those to doctor for review, analysis, more history, adequate physicals, and possible tests as needed to define what is it and how can be done.
Yet, practicing healthy lifestyle with no overindulgence and obsession will help anyone to live better... ...Read more
Kidney: Usually one kidney can compensate for the loss of the other, granted it is in good condition. You don't mention why the one kidney is lost in the first place? Is it from disease or donation? The answer will vary accordingly. ...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