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How Many People Are Diagnosed With Kidney Disease Each Year In America
Enter an ansDwer sum: ~31 million american adults are living with chronic kidney disease (ckd). The prevalence of chronic kidney disease is increasing: about 25% of the population over age 60 but <1% of the population ages 20-39. The incidence of new cases per year: ~5% of population over age 60 and <1% younger age group. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Longevity and ESRD: Patients on dialysis live shorter than their age matched persons not on dialysis. The life expectancy is dependent of the underlying disease, diabetes usually live on dialysis for a shorter period of time than do non-diabetic dialysis patients. You should ask the patient's nephrologist (n) for a better estimate of the patient's expectant life span. The n is better equipped to answer your question. ...Read more
Longevity and ESRD: Patients with ESRD live shorter lives than age-matched control without it. Their longevity depends when they started dialysis and what other co-morbidities they have, such as diabetes or heart disease. For a more specific answer you need to supply that information to us here on Healthrap. You can, or course, ask the nephrologist treating the patient you are asking about, who could a better answer. ...Read more
Normal if controlled: Ckd stage 3 is usually caused by underlying medical disease such as diabetes, HTN and/or renal tones. If your medical diseases are well controlled, then your kidney disease is likely to worsen and you can have a normal life span. It is all about controlling and managing what got you to stage 3 kidney disease to improve your life expectancy. ...Read more
See a nephrologist: Who can co-ordinate your care in terms of preserving kidney function while also addressing other conditions you may have. S/he will advise you on which medications you take may worsen kidney function & offer alternates. Will also recommend foods/beverages to avoid. ...Read more
I took Nexium (esomeprazole) for 2 years & Prilosec (40mg) for 1 year. Now I'm reading that kidney disease is very likely to occur with PPIs. Should I be worried?
NOT "VERY": likely!!!!! Just an ASSOCIATION ..(STATISTICAL)! Your Prescribing Health care Professional will MONITOR you for such POSSIBLE (NOT LIKELY) complications of prolonged PPI usage! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
I am a 26-year old male with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease. Should I be concerned about gross hematuria persisting for six days?
How will a 23 year old get chronic kidney disease who is not diabetic, when diagnised was having high BP and metalic taste in mouth and vomiting?
Is it real?: Based on a fad for overinterpreting spot creatinine levels, every young man who's well-muscled is now being diagnosed with "chronic kidney disease", much to the chagrin of both the lab medicine and nephrology communities. Demand a proper diagnosis before you get turned into a kidney patient. ...Read more
Urine & blood tests: Medical history including family history, ? Presence of blood in urine, frequency of urination, ?Excessive thirst. Physical examination for bp, possible kidney swelling or tenderness, vascular bruit (abnormal sound of kidney artery flow). Plus kidney & bladder ultrasound. Possibly ct scan, MRI or nuclear renal scan. Urine tests may include 24 hour urine collection. ...Read more
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