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Good Pastor Kidney Disease
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
ADA Website: The american diabetes association is a great resource for this. Their diabetes forecast magazine is fabulous. I give it as a christmas gift to my aunt with diabetes, and have it in my reception area. Also, ada has online recipes at : http://www.Diabetes.Org/food-and-fitness/food/recipes/. ...Read more
Can you please list the common causes of kidney diseases. What are good forms of prevention and cures?
CKD: This would need a long answer. I have a more thorough article targeted at patients here: http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/04/what-is-chronic-kidney-disease-or-ckd.Html http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/03/who-needs-to-be-tested-for-kidney.Html. ...Read more
DASH diet: (google dash diet for hypertension). The specific dietary restrictions depend on how severe your kidney disease and what your labs look like. Generally, we recommend: low sodium (salt), low potassium (depends on blood potassium level) and low phosphorus diet. Some experts recommend a low protein diet but this is controversial. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably improve but: It really depends on the nature of the disease and what you mean by get in really good shape. For instance some kidney scarring (fsgs) is related to obesity and gets better with weight loss. Also, excercise and wt loss improves blood pressure and diabetes stabilizing kidney disease. If you elaborate on the nature of kidney disease, it will be easier to tell you how to get in better shape for it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See Dietician: If you are on dialysis you should have an assigned dietician to help you with weight gain. If you have chronic kidney disease you need to be careful because a high protein diet potentially could cause fasting loss of kidney function. I would recommend talking to your nephrologist about a referral to a dietician. They are highly trained and generally can provide very useful information. ...Read more
How to maintain a good mental health while suffering from chronic kidney disease as it is life long?
Reg. kidney check up: have a healthy life style with balanced fluid intake andregular at least 3-6 monthly check up with kidney specialist. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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