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Does having fishy breath automatically mean you have chronic kidney disease? 22 y.O. Female in good health.

Does having fishy breath automatically mean you have chronic kidney disease? 22 y.O. Female in good health.

Fishy breath: No - uremic breath is distinct and not exactly fishy - It is possible post nasal drip or sinus infection is responsible; I recommend frequent drinking, mints, mouth wash 3 x daily, dental brushing 2-3 x daily; of course, if concerned have a blood test. ...Read more

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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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How can I tell if chronic kidney disease is getting worse?

How can I tell if chronic kidney disease is getting worse?

Worsening CKD: You will know if your chronic kidney disease is getting worse if your bun, creatinine potassium, phosphorus and parathyroid levels are increasing in your blood. At the same time, your blood calcium, carbon dioxide levels may be decreasing. See a nephrolgoist to get a better answer to your question. ...Read more

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What tips can you offer someone who is dealing with chronic kidney disease?

What tips can you offer someone who is dealing with chronic kidney disease?

Dealing with CKD: It depends on what is causing your chronic kidney disease (ckd) and your age. You should speak to a nephrologist and arrival at the cause of your ckd. If it is due to polycystic kidneys, not much may be able to be done. If it is due to hypertension, control of your blood pressure may be all that is needed. Other causes of ckd require other therapies. A nephrologist can give you more information. ...Read more

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Diet for patient with chronic kidney disease?

Diet for CKD patient: Try this website for food suggestions for patients with chronic kidney disease: http://www.Webmd.Com/a-to-z-guides/eating-plan-for-chronic-kidney-disease# good luck. ...Read more

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What is chronic kidney disease stage 3 duration?

What is chronic kidney disease stage 3 duration?

No time frame: There is no specific duration for any stage of ckd. It may stay in the same stage for a long time or progress rapidly. Disease progression usually depends on the cause, protein in urine, blood pressure control and others. ...Read more

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Can biofreeze be used with chronic kidney disease?

Can biofreeze be used with chronic kidney disease?

Ask nephrologist: You should always check with you nephrologist, but topically applied biofreeze should be safe to use. ...Read more

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How bad is secondary chronic kidney disease stage 3 ?

How bad is secondary chronic kidney disease stage 3 ?

What is Creatinine: Chronic renal disease is separated into stages, but these are determined by the level of creatinine clearance, and BUN levels. So, if you have worse kidney function, these levels will begin to rise. If you have stage 3 disease, it is usually worse than 2, but not as bad as 4. People with stage 4 disease may be eligible for transplantation. ...Read more

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How can chronic kidney disease affect homeostatic mechanisms?

Too complex: In short, it increases salt and water retention and potassium and magnesium and phosphorus retention depending on degree of ckd. Also increases PTH and decreases vit d due to elevated hormone called fgf 23. Less urine excretion is the reason for the retained electrolytes. Edema and weak bone result & high bp. ...Read more

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How effective is cinacalcet for treating chronic kidney disease?

How effective is cinacalcet for treating chronic kidney disease?

Not at all: cincalcet is specifically for the treatment of hyperparathyroidism, not kidney failure. But... hyperparathyroidism is the result of kidney failure, so it is used in kidney failure often. ...Read more

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How does chronic kidney disease affect the renal system and organs?

How does chronic kidney disease affect the renal system and organs?

Renal equals kidney: The kidney is the basic engine of the renal system. It is what processes the wastes and corrects the chemicals in the body. The remainder of the renal or genitourinary system is the plumbing that allows the liquid wastes of the body to be eliminated. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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Chronic Kidney Disease (Definition)

Chronic kidney disease (CKD), also known as chronic renal disease, is a progressive loss in renal function over a period of months or years. Chronic kidney disease is identified by a blood test for creatinine. Higher levels of creatinine indicate a decreased capability of the kidneys ...Read more


Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Diseases (Definition)

Kidney diseases include hereditary problems such as polycystic kidney disease, structural abnormalities, infections, cancer, and damage to kidneys due to other medical conditions ...Read more