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How can I help someone with stage 4 kidney disease with their diet?

How can I help someone with stage 4 kidney disease with their diet?

40grams protein diet: And low phosphrus diet (no cola, chocolate, hard beans, and dairy) also, low salt diet at 2000 mg sodium or less/ 24hrs and control calories per instructions if diabetes is present. Of course this patient sees a nephrologist and you can get more details from him or her or a dietitian. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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How can someone live and cope with having wegeners disease?

How can someone live and cope with having wegeners disease?

Living with Wegeners: I am sorry about your diagnosis. Wegener's disease is hard. Incurable, the five-year survival is up to 87%. Since this is an average number, some will live longer. The treatment is immunosupression, which is life saving, but it does also have some toxicity which, sadly can also be fatal. Happily, there are many people who are currently living quite normal lives of 30 years or more on treatment. ...Read more

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Help please? How long can you live with hereditary end stage liver disease?

Help please? How long can you live with hereditary end stage liver disease?

Ch Liver Disease: Pts with ch liver disease without accumulation of fluid in the belly, bleeding from enlarged tortuoris veins, swelling of brain or yellow jaundice have a median survival of 12 yrs. If answer to all the above are yes then survival drops to 2 yrs ! i need more information such as, bilirubin , albumin, and prothrombin level, 'grades' of encephalopathy, and ascities. ...Read more

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Can HGH help people with kidney disease and diabetes?

Can HGH help people with kidney disease and diabetes?

Kidney and growth: While growth hormone will not improve kidney disease and is a diabetogenic medication, we use it in children who have poor growth due to renal failure. It helps to promote longitudinal growth in such patients who would otherwise be small. The use of hgh in children with growth failure secondary to kidney failure is fda approved. ...Read more

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How long can a person live with stage 4 kidney cancer without treatment?

How long can a person live with stage 4 kidney cancer without treatment?

Read this article: http://www.healthline.com/health/kidney-cancer/kidney-cancer-prognosis-stage#overview1

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Living with someone with lupus can be hard. How can I cope?

Living with someone with lupus can be hard. How can I cope?

Difficult world....: When someone close is sick, communication between the healthy person and the sick person becomes strained, because the well-person feels the sick person is overburdened. The best answer is to sit down and have a straight discussion over feelings. Do not the sick person take you on a guilt trip, for which you are not responsible. ...Read more

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How much time left does someone with chronic kidney disease at stage 5 have?

How much time left does someone with chronic kidney disease at stage 5 have?

Depends: It depends on your GFR and if you have risk factors for progression that are uncontrolled, ie htn, dm, acidosis, sec hyperparathyroidism, and tob use. And by time left do you mean death or dialysis...Esrd doesn't have to mean death, esp if you have dialysis and a transplant. ...Read more

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How can I support someone with advanced prostate cancer?

How can I support someone with advanced prostate cancer?

Advanced ProsCa: Can be painful to have, and painful to watch. There are other aspects beside bone pain. Cancer interventions need to be balanced for benefit vs. Toxicity and cost for measure gained) - the new products abiraterone and alpharadon look good. When cancer intervention stops, palliative care: pain, comfort supplies (bed, o-2, shower chair etc), respites for caregiver, for in home pal care/hospice. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will one live with stage 4 kidney failure?

Can someone tell me how long will one live with stage 4 kidney failure?

ESRD: The exact life expectancy for kidney patients that are at stage 4 is affected by many factors such age, gender, underlying cause, treatment, diets and life habits as well as other complications like heart problems. Go here to read more: http://www.Kidney-cares.Org/stage-ckd-4-prognosis/1132.Html. ...Read more

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Can you tell me diet for end stage renal disease patients?

Can you tell me diet for end stage renal disease patients?

Dialysis diet: The answer to your question is too long for this space. Go to this link and learn about a diet for dialysis patients: http://www.davita.com/kidney-disease/diet-andnutrition/diet-basics/the-hemodialysis-diet/e/5314. It is best to ask the dietician at a dialysis center what diet should be followed, as diabetic patients' diets are different from those that are not diabetic. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long can a person with CHF stage 2 live? Can they live a normal active life with medication and care?

How long can a person with CHF stage 2 live? Can they live a normal active life with medication and care?

It can vary: Many patients with heart failure can live quite a long and normal life because of the many great medicines we have now. All patients with heart failure should be on an ace inhibitor and a beta blocker (i prefer Coreg or toprol). There are other diurectics that can help such as aldactone (spironolactone). After medications, there may be a need for a bi ventricular pacemaker or a implantable defribillator. ...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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Can oxygen therapy help with end of life care for someone with chronic kidney disease?

Can oxygen therapy help with end of life care for someone with chronic kidney disease?

Yes: Oxygen therapy will not change the end of life situation or chronic kidney disease. However the oxygen will provide comfort to a person at that stage of their life. ...Read more

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Help please? How many years can people live with stage 2 chronic kdney disease?

Help please? How many years  can people live with stage 2 chronic kdney disease?

Don't panic.: Stage 2 chronic kidney disease is mild and if it remains stable, should not affect your lifespan significantly. Lead a common-sense healthy lifestyle (healthy diet, exercise, avoid smoking, etc) and keep regular checkups with your primary care physician. If the kidney disease progresses (which it sometimes can), you should be referred to a nephrologist who can help manage this chronic condition. ...Read more

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How long can a person live with stage 4 renal cancer without treatment ?

How long can a person live with stage 4 renal cancer without treatment ?

Depends on site: Survival will depend on location of metastasis, concomitant medical conditions, age, and nutritional status. Almost all patients with stage IV renal cell cancer are incurable. However, carefully selected patients may benefit from surgical resection of localized metastatic disease. Only 8-10% of patients with stage 4 kidney cancer are alive at 5 years. ...Read more

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How much time can a patient live with stage 4 prostate cancer and how much discomfort will the person experience wh?

How much time can a patient live with stage 4 prostate cancer and how much discomfort will the person experience wh?

Here are some...: Roughly, the life expectancy for stage-4 prostate cancer is about 3-5 yrs with wide variation resulting from age, lifestyle, support, and using "newer" treatments, which may give additional 4-6 months. ...Read more

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I'm not coping with fibromyalgia flare-ups. I'd love advice on how to deal with symptoms.?

I'm not coping with fibromyalgia flare-ups. I'd love advice on how to deal with symptoms.?

See details: Are you under the care of a rheumatologist? If the flares are frequent, medication adjustments can be helpful. The major thing is that no therapy is 100% effective so there will be periods of increased pain and fatigue. Speak with the doctor treating your fibro and see if any changes in meds are indicated. ...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


Previous Kidney Disease (Definition)

Polycystic kidney disease is a kidney disorder passed down through families in which multiple cysts form on the kidneys, causing ...Read more