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Does Kidney Disease Run In Families
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
22 yo f in good health experiencing mild pains on right lower rib cage. Pain in right back when running. Kidney disease or liver cancer likely?
Q 4 Physiatry, Sport: A healthy runner would be unlikely to have a major illness. Hence if i saw someone in my college town practice who was 22, i would refer her to orthopedic surgery or sports medicine clinic for initial evaluation. I would not drop things there, however. I would communicate with all of the consultants, look at ehrs, speak with the patient about changes and continue to refer to specialists as needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
32y f possible kidney disease, current fracture in foot, freezing cold & later sweating. Feel run down, bad calf pain in leg with fracture. Advice?
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
Examples include: Poly cystic kidney disease and fabry's disease. Also, many heritable illnesses like diabetes and hypertension and high cholesterol could precipitate kidney disease. Also, bad habits running in families e.g. Unhealthy eating habits will cause obesity and increase the risk of kidney disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is best family antibiotic for a male having recessive polycystic kidney disease with a GFR of 114ml/min?
Antibiotic pkd: Depends upon where the infection resides. For a kidney infection, take ciprofloxacin. For respiratory infection, take azithromycin. For bowel infection, cipro and flagyl. For skin infection, cephalosporin. Avoid gentamicin, bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) other sulfa. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If my family has a history of kidney disease and kidney transplants, should I be concerned with lower back pain?
May not be connected: Many types of chronic kidney disease (that would lead to kidney failure + the need for a txp) do not cause pain, including hypertension, diabetes, + glomerulonephritis. Others, such as polycystic kidney disease (they became enlarged and filled with cysts - giant blisters) + kidney stones may indeed cause pain. Persistent pain should always be evaluated by an md - disclose the family history. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had 2 abnormal labs, GDR was51, lymphs was 18.4.. Significant family history for late onset leukemia, father and kidney disease, twin sister. What nex?
Lab results: The GFR of 51 is an estimated value. The normal range for GFR is 60 to 120. After age 60, a person's GFR will slowly decline. Your estimated GFR of 51 may simply be an aging change. It may reflect very mild disease, alternatively. A urine sample to check for cells and protein will help. What kind of kidney disease exists in twin sister? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer