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How is early stage kidney disease detected and treated?

How is early stage kidney disease detected and treated?

Proteinuria: Early kidney disease can be detected by testing the urine for protein/albumin. There are many causes of proteinuria as this is called and your kidney doctor will help try to determine the cause and then suggest a treatment. Common treatment is blood pressure control.Also avoiding further harm to kidney function by avoiding otc medications like aleve, (naproxen) advil, Motrin etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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What are some early warning signs of diabetes-related kidney disease?

What are some early warning signs of diabetes-related kidney disease?

Microalbumin: The first sign is the appearance of microalbumin in your urine. This is easily detected in a urine test and will tell your doctor to put you on a medication that will lower your blood pressure and "protect" your kidneys to reverse or prevent worsening of the kidney disease. ...Read more

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What are the early symptoms of kidney disease?

What are the early symptoms of kidney disease?

Often no symptoms: Early kidney disease may not have any symptoms. For example, in diabetes, we check for micro-albumin (a protein ) in the urine. Patients don't feel it. If it's present, it suggests diabetic kidney disease. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of a 90 year old woman with early kidney disease?

What is the life expectancy of a 90 year old woman with early kidney disease?

Depends: But mild renal impairment in a 90 year old is commonplace. I suspect that if otherwise healthy, the 90 year old will die with renal impairment, not of it. ...Read more

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What exactly is the worst that could happen if a kidney disease/infection isn't treated?

What exactly is the worst that could happen if a kidney disease/infection isn't treated?

Not good: If the person became septic they could become terribly ill (maybe even die if severe complications occured). ...Read more

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How are chronic kidney disease (CKD) treated differently by patients' age, race, and gender?

How are chronic kidney disease (CKD) treated differently by patients' age, race, and gender?

Complicated issue: The issue more complicated than can be addressed in 400 characters. Please consult this site for info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/kidney-disease/basics/definition/con-20026778 ...Read more

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My husband may have polymyositis, can this be treated and will he get back to normal. He cannot take Corticosteroids because of chronic kidney disease?

My husband may have polymyositis, can this be treated and will he get back to normal. He cannot take Corticosteroids because of chronic kidney disease?

Auto immune disease: Polymyositis belongs to a class of illnesses known as auto immune. other diseases in this category include lupus erythematosis, and rheumatoid arthritis. The order of business is first to make a diagnosis which includes a good history and physical as well as lab and xray. There are treatments Best to call a rheumatologist ...Read more

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How is diabetic kidney disease treated?

How is diabetic kidney disease treated?

Variously: Prevention using an acei or arb and good blood sugar control. For established disease it depends on how badly it has progressed. It is the #1 cause of the need for dialysis and transplantation for chronic kidney disease in the us. ...Read more

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If I have early onset kidney disease (unknown @ present) could I also have random, small traces of blood on toilet paper wiping vaginal area?

If I have early onset kidney disease (unknown @ present) could I also have random, small traces of blood on toilet paper wiping vaginal area?

Blood in urine: Random finding of blood in urine upon wiping is not a likely indication of kidney disease. It does warrant a work up by your doctor / urologist. www.peedoc.com @drhtay. ...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


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