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Kidney (Definition)

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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Could drinking red bull or rockstar energy drinks have a negative side effect which could be kidney stones in men?

Could drinking red bull or rockstar energy drinks have a negative side effect which could be kidney stones in men?

Probably not: There are many active ingredients in engery drinks, but taurine, glucuronolactone, and caffeine are the main ones. None of these in a usual energy drink are going to be harmful if taken in moderation (not more than 2 per day). However, taurine can accumulate, although it is not an Amino Acid and therefore does not technical result in stone formation! ...Read more

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I have lupus and kidney problems. I have been drinking one rockstar energy drink a day to help with fatigue. Is it harmful?

I have lupus and kidney problems. I have been drinking one rockstar energy drink a day to help with fatigue. Is it harmful?

10mg caffeine/ounce: Watch out for: Increased blood pressure, Heart palpitations, Anxiety and panic attacks, Diarrhea, Increased urination, Dizziness, irritability, nausea, nervousness, jitters per https://www. Caffeineinformer. Com/energy-drink-side-effects. What's your age, pertinent to your question of possible harm? ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink if you think you may have kidney failure?

Is it safe to drink if you think you may have kidney failure?

Fluid intake: If you are asking about drinking water, juice, etc. When you think you have renal failure the short answer is "yes with moderation. If you are talking about alcohol, I would not recommend it, but I would strongly suggests you discuss this with your doctor. The first priority here is deciding if you do or do not have renal disease and if so what type, etc. ...Read more

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Does drinking a lot of water prevents kidney failure?

Does drinking a lot of water prevents kidney failure?

No it doesn't: Drinking lots of water, within reason, is plain healthy. Keeps kidneys flushed, reduces risk of kidney stones ; insures satisfactory hydration of entire body. Water intake often has to be reduced in some people with kidney failure ; those on dialysis because failed kidneys may not be able to filter suffuciently. ...Read more

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Tell me why patients with kidney failure eat and drink what they like only during the first few hours of dialysis?

Tell me why patients with kidney failure eat and drink what they like only during the first few hours of dialysis?

Nurses being nice: The total fluid removal target is programmed at the beginning of the dialysis run.

Fluids consumed on dialysis are added to the total weight target. The removal target is doable from the onset of dialysis. If you drink 32 oz in the last hour, it is difficult to get this (and the preprogrammed amount) all off in the last hour. ...Read more

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Will drinking more water help reverse effects of kidney failure?

Not useful unless...: Unless your kidney failure is caused by dehydration, drinking fluids will not help a kidney failure. Actually you need to ration liquid intake to avoid fluid overload and edema. If you kitchen sink drain is stopped up, you usually avoid putting much water in it! ...Read more

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Please help, how much redbull would you have to drink to get kidney failure?

Well I don't know: But I would say not to drink more than one or two a day

i would ask your nephrologist about this if you had one.

I assume the taurine and caffeine is probably a little hard on your kidneys but I am not aware of red bull induced renal failure but I am just a radiologist. ...Read more

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Does Gatorade help avoid dehydration? I have mild kidney failure and drink spring water too!

Does Gatorade help avoid dehydration? I have mild kidney failure and drink spring water too!

Probably not: Gatorade is an electrolyte solution that is heavy on salt
Plain water is the best hydration liquid
Gatorade was developed for heavily sweating athletes to replenish their salt stores and re-hydrate them
With your mild kidney failure you should be concerned about too much salt intake which can lead to high blood pressure Consult with your doctor if you have further questions ...Read more

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Is it okay for me to drink a little alcohol again after recovery from kidney failure? (Been out of hospital around 3 months now)

Is it okay for me to drink a little alcohol again after recovery from kidney failure? (Been out of hospital around 3 months now)

Here are some...: "Enjoying" a taste of alcohol in real moderation is okay, but make sure of not letting alcohol drink you, especially in someone with poor lover function and multiple medical issues. More? Seek evaluation & counseling; as well, perusing articles in
http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter. Html would help how to live a long happy life. ...Read more

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If acute kidney failure is beginning to happen because of dehydration and I drink pedialyte, can get get better on its own at home?

If acute kidney failure is beginning to happen because of dehydration and I drink pedialyte, can get get better on its own at home?

Etiology: Its cause will decide the outcome. If whatever caused it is resolving, hydration is the best you can do. On the other hand if the cause is unknown or unaddressed most likely you will need specialized medical care. Keep an eye on your urine output, color, volume, etc. ...Read more

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If I only drink beer for 3 days will I die from dehydration? Will I get kidney failure.

If I only drink beer for 3 days will I die from dehydration? Will I get kidney failure.

Hard to say: In theory, there is enough water in beer that some level of intake for 3 days would meet your fluid needs without permanent harm. However, the margin of error is narrow.Alcohol interferes with the bodies safety system that reclaims water from the kidneys, and at some level you would pee out more water than that contained by the beer. Dangerous but not always fatal. ...Read more

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How much time would it take for kidney failure to set in if a healthy person spots drinking water?

How much time would it take for kidney failure to set in if a healthy person spots drinking water?

Kidney failure: If one stops drinking water, one would die within 3 days. One would start to go into renal failure after 2 days, and if fluids were not started one would die soon after that. ...Read more

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92 yr. Old dad with CHF and 3rd stage kidney failure. Now is eating very little but drinking ensure/ normal decline for his problems?

Class 3 CKD: Let's make sure we are on the same page here. I assume that your 92 year old dad has class 3 chronic kidney disease (ckd), not kidney failure. At his level of ckd, he should not need dialysis. Ask his neprhologist to get a 24 hour urine for creatinine clearance. If the result is > 20 mg/min, he is not uremic and does not need dialysis. Look for other causes of poor intake, other than his ckd. ...Read more

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Having acute kidney failure for the second time in two years. Why does this keep happening? Long term effects? I drink alcohol, does that effect it?

Having acute kidney failure for the second time in two years. Why does this keep happening? Long term effects? I drink alcohol, does that effect it?

Alcohol: Is very much a cause as it can lead to dehydration. Even though you think you are drinking plenty of fluids you are not. Do yourself a favor stop the booze, drink water. See a nephrologist as you are at risk for chronic kidney problems. ...Read more

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What the symptoms or signs of kidney failure im a diabetic & has stop drinking I have liver failure I don't no what stage there has to be a sign?

What the symptoms or signs of kidney failure im a diabetic & has stop drinking I have liver failure I don't no what stage there has to be a sign?

Plenty: Decreased urine output may or may not be seen, change in urine color possible, fatigue, swelling, chest pain. Depends on the severity of kidney problems. Please see a more comprehensive list here:

http://www. Kidneydoctorbradenton. Org/2013/04/what-are-signs-and-symptoms-of-ckd. Html. ...Read more

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Occasional pain in right kidney area made worse by drinking. Seems to be concurrent with menstrual cycle. Otherwise health 22 yo f. Kidney failure?

Occasional pain in right kidney area made worse by drinking. Seems to be concurrent with menstrual cycle. Otherwise health 22 yo f. Kidney failure?

Endometriosis?: Abdominal and/or pelvic pain in a healthy female that is synchronous with her cycle is suspicious for endometriosis. I would start with your OB doc to rule this out. They can also help you rule out kidney failure with urine and blood tests. Start with you OB and see what they can do for you. ...Read more

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Frequent urination, taking Azo but urine won't turn orange after day 2 dosage, drinking a lot of water, could it be kidney failure?

Frequent urination, taking Azo but urine won't turn orange after day 2 dosage, drinking a lot of water, could it be kidney failure?

No: Kidney failure leads to less urination, not more frequent urination. It sounds like this might be a urinary tract infection. See your doc for further testing.
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(attending comment) the other concern would be if you had developed diabetes, most commonly diabetes mellitus. I would agree with seeing your doctor for further testing. ...Read more

Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Failure (Definition)

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