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My dad has chronic kidney disease. If there's a chance can I (19yr old girl) donate kidney to him. He is around 63 years?
Presistent increased frequency of emptying bladder, urinating, as a symptom of a disease state. 2 types: Mellitus (high blood glucose) & Insipidus (inadequate anti-diuretic hormone). In Diabetes mellitus, the far more common, glucose concentrations are ↑ed due to combination of 8 organ system changes referred to as the "ominous octet" & aggravated by intake of sugars (simple & complex ...Read more
Hello doctor. I want to donate kidney to my father.Tell me if there is any kind of risk to my health in future after donating kidney. I am 26 yrs old.
Possible later risk: Most healthy patients who donate a kidney see no difference in their health throughout their life. However, after donation, you have given away half of your functional kidney mass. As you age, you have less back up as your remaining kidney naturally loses function. If your father developed renal failure, you may also have a similar risk (genetically) and may be more likely to end up on dialysis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My dad (62 years) has a stage IV chronic kidney disease.If there is a chance of kidney transplant can I (girl 19 years) donate kidney to him?
You can ask: Kidney donation depends both on your own basic health & the suitability of the tissue match. At 19 most states would give you the power of consent. You would undergo an evaluation to be sure you had two healthy kidneys. The rest is up to the team & sorting out all the family issues that give us all headaches. Good luck. ...Read more
Depends: Each transplant program has a slightly different set of criteria. Some will not transplant any smokers whereas others might consider smoking to be a contraindication for patients with diabetes. It is important for you to find out what the specific policy your transplant program has. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Usually: Most living kidney donors stay in the hospital for 2 days. They need to be able to eat and drink without difficulty and post-op pain needs to be under good control with oral pain meds. As to how fast one can go back to work depends on how uneventful your surgery was and what kind of work you do. On average, most of the living donors I see need 3-6 wks before returning to work. ...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
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