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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Yes it can: Reflux nephropathy can slowly destroy your kidneys ; rcause kidney failure. Fortunately most cases of reflux nephropathy do not result in kidney failure. Reflux nephropathy is a good indication for correction of vesico-ureteral reflux either by surgery or intravesical sub-ureteral injection of bulking material such as deflux. ...Read more
Yes: Reflux nephropathy is graded 1-6. Grade 6 often needs surgical correction. Many babies are diagnosed with reflux in utero and it disappears after birth. I ultrasound my newborns a couple weeks after birth and it usually is much better than in utero. Most children outgrow this reflux (grades 1-2 ) by age six. ...Read more
UTI's: Reflux nephropathy occurs when urine is not completely excreted from the kidneys or bladders. It can lead to mulitple urinary tract infections, pyelonephritis (infection within the kidney) or a hydronephrosis (fluid build up into the kidneys causing it to enlarge). If the reflux nephropathy is not corrected, it can lead to worsening renal disease and possibly dialysis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Close, semantics: Nephropathy means kidney condition. So you could have diabetic nephropathy, hypertensive nephropathy, or uric acid nephropathy. A chronic kidney disease (ckd) means a long-term kidney disease that is not amenable for correction. It also could have many different causes. Above examples of nephropathy are also chronic kidney diseases but uric acid nephropathy is possibly curable so it is not ckd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 9 yr old son has strep throat and a kidney disease called IgA nephropathy it's a kidney disorder started when he was 5. Kidney biopsy ?
Confusing question: Although some strep strains can cause kidney problems, early treatment usually avoids them. If the kid has a pre-existing kidney problem, the need for a biopsy is best determined by the docs who know him best. A recent strep infection would not require such an invasive procedure, but a significant change in kidney function might. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just started taking a PPI for acid reflux. I read an article last year that long term use of PPIs can cause chronic kidney disease. Is this true?
You may be: right. If your doctor prescribes long term PPI use for you, then you should take it as prescribed. However, it is best to have your kidney function checked at least once or twice a year to make sure that you are not one of the very few people with this adverse effect. Here is a good article to read: http://www.gastro.org/info_for_patients/gerd-107-long-term-use-of-proton-pump-inhibitors-ppis ...Read more
Are there and kidney diseases that cause chronically low potassium? Even with normal bun and creatine?
Yes. : They lesions or diseases often are accompanied by high bp. There are kidney tubule defects or hormonal disturbances related to the adrenal gland function that can cause low potassium yet lab testing show normal kidney function in terms of clearance. Also medications and herbal supplements (including even exotic type of tea, licorice, or some tobaccos) can cause potassium disturbances. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter has hydronephrosis. High platelet levels, high creatinine and bun levels, white blood cells in her urine. No reflux.Possible kidney disease?
Azotemia: Your daughter needs to be evaluated by both pediatric urologist & pediatric nephrologist. Repeat my previous advice that you need to take her a center which can provide these services and believe that would by ucla or la children's hospital or uc irvine medical center. They should be able to make a diagnosis and optimally advise regarding treatment. My sympathies this is a serious problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
E. coli: The so-called enterohemorrhagic e. Coli is linked to a particular form of kidney disease called hemolytic uremic syndrome. Type o157 is the most common but other o types can also cause this. Anti microbial agents not only do not prevent the kidney complication but clearly are linked to a higher risk of it. However, e.Coli sepsis of other types can cause kidney failure that may be prevented by rx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acute renal failure: Acute renal failure (ARF) can arise from low blood pressure, from a loss of blood or sepsis, causing acute tubular necrosis of the kidneys. Other causes are nephrotoxic agents, such as nsaid's. And urinary obstruction. Rhabdomyolysis, multiple myeloma, and acutely elevated uric acid levels to cancer treating agents can cause arf. Most ARF cases can recover their kidney function once treated. ...Read more
A condition in which your kidneys suddenly stop working normally. Since your kidneys remove waste products and help balance water and salt and other minerals (electrolytes) in your blood, when your kidneys stop working, waste products, fluids, and electrolytes build up in your body. This can cause problems ...Read more
Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more
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