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How Common Is Contrast Induced Nephropathy
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
Kidney disease: Nephropathy is a medical term that refers to disease of the kidney. There are many causes. It can be caused by high blood pressure, diabetes, uric acid, abnormal proteins, cancers, blood vessel blockages in the kidney, it can be minimal or or it can be severe and suggest kidney failure. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on severity, response to treatment, also underlying contributors such as lupus, hepatitis b or c, cancer or meds such as Penicillamine (not penicillin) or nsaids.Not all cases have an obvious contributor.Mild cases frequently go into remission without treatment.Severe or refractory cases may lead to dialysis or kidney transplant.A nephrologist can give a more specific answer case-by-case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypokalemia: Doctors are concerned when a patient develops nephropathy and has associated fluid and electrolyte imbalances such as hypokalemia. The hypokalemia is usually due to blood pressure medications that deplete potassium so the doctor has to review the medications that the patient is on and if necessary and safe, supplement with potassium. Otherwise, the blood pressure medications may need changing. ...Read more
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