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Does Renal Disease Cause Preeclampsia
Anemia in CKD: Chronic kidney disease (ckd) anemia is caused by the diseased kidneys not being able to make the hormone, erythropoietin (e). E stimulates the bone marrow to make new red blood cells. Epogen (epoetin alfa) is a man made drug that replicates e's affects on the bone marrow and is given to both CKD and dialysis patients to treat their anemia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Associated not cause: If a person has Addison's disease (primary problem with the adrenal glands in which they do not produce enough Cortisol hormones) caused by autoimmune destruction of the adrenal gland, it is possible to have other autoimmune destruction of other glands which could cause infertility (destruction of the ovaries). Addison's should be cared for by endocrinologist/cause of infertility can be explored ...Read more
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
Erythropoietin: The kidneys make a hormone called erythropoietin which travels to the bone marrow and tells it to make red blood cells. If the kidneys are diseased they sometimes do not make this hormone and the person will become anemic. Always remember there are many reasons a person can become anemic- kidney disease is only one way. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cushings Disease: Most people have upper body obesity, a rounded face, increased fat around the neck, and relatively slender arms and legs. Children tend to be obese with slowed growth rates. Skin becomes fragile and thin, bruises easily, and heals poorly. Purple or pink stretch marks may appear the bones are weakened. Women show increased hair growth and menstrural irregularities. High blood pressure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HTN & renal failure: Htn (hypertension or high blood pressure) is one of the two leading causes of chronic renal (kidney) failure. Diabetes is the other leading cause. Many people have both HTN and diabetes! when kidneys shut down, many body systems suffer: heart, bone health, red blood cell production, etc. When kidneys stop functioning, kidney transplants or dialysis help; there's no substitute for healthy kidneys! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
AVM Symptoms: Typically, yes. Those symptoms are flank or back pain and bloody urine. A common physical finding is high blood pressure. The caveat here is that these symptoms can also be seen in a wide variety of other renal conditions. Thus, if you are concerned that you may have an avm, please see your doctor for a more thorough evaluation. ...Read more
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