Top 20 Doctor insights on: How to get your kidneys working again

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Is there food I can eat to get my kidneys working again?

Is there food I can eat to get my kidneys working again?

No: No, but certain diets are less likely to hurt the kidneys. In diabetics with poor sugar control are more likely to have renal progression to dialysis than those with good sugar control. So, I highly recommend adhering to an ada diet. ...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


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Having sever pain in my right side near my kidney. Tried everything to get rid of the pain. Nothing working. What do I do.

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Having sever pain in my right side near my kidney. Tried everything to get rid of the pain. Nothing working. What do I do.

Get checked: It may be related to muscle, but something may be going on in the kidney itself. Suggest seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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I face lower back ache every morning when I get up and also after. Working out. Plz suggest exercise n cure?

I face lower back ache every morning when I get up and also after. Working out. Plz suggest exercise n cure?

Morning LBP: Morning low back pain (lbp) can be relatively common in patients with defects or tears in the tough outer covering of the disc (annulus fibrosis). When the annulus is injured or torn, the pain fibers that innervate the disc become irritated which can result in lbp. I would suggest working on maintaining a good posture and core strengthening exercises for your abdominal, oblique, and back muscles. ...Read more

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Every time I take even 1 sip of alcohol, I get pain across my mid/lower back & abdomen, almost as if I had been working out and my muscles are tensing. Goes away after 10 min or so. Blood work always normal. What could be the cause?

Every time I take even 1 sip of alcohol, I get pain across my mid/lower back & abdomen, almost as if I had been working out and my muscles are tensing. Goes away after 10 min or so. Blood work always normal. What could be the cause?

? Heritage: Some people are deficient in an enzyme that is needed for metabolism of alcohol. In the absence of this enzyme, acetyl-aldehyde, a product in the metabolic pathway of alcohol, accumulates and causes symptoms. Consider it a blessing, as alcohol is a poison that never did anybody any good, ever. Stay away from alcohol.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I have lower back strain from my job. I've had pain for over six months. How can I get rid of it? Is it permanent? I'm still working my job.

I have lower back strain from my job. I've had pain for over six months. How can I get rid of it? Is it permanent? I'm still working my job.

Consult your doctor: We can not say without a detailed history, and physical examination. Make an appointment with your doctor to find the answers to all your questions ...Read more

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Why coused my kidney to get biger then the othet?

Why coused my kidney to get biger then the othet?

Many possibilities: Kidney blockage, congenital or acquired will make affected kidney larger, it will result in hydronephrosis. Duplex or double kidneys r normally larger than usual single system kidneys. Some dysplastic kidneys (developed abnormally) are small ; opposite kidney grows more ; is lager, same as childhood pyleonephritis after damage ; scarring to 1 kidney only. A cystic kidney can also enlarge more. ...Read more

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How hard is it to get kidney damage?

How hard is it to get kidney damage?

Unfortunately...: It is not hard to damage the kidneys. High blood pressure, diabetes, atherosclerosis, cancer, infections, medications & stones are a few of the many potential threats. The kidney has a great deal of reserve function, which is protective to us, but allows kidney damage to occur silently without symptoms. Once they fail, dialysis can sustain us for awhile, but a kidney transplant becomes necessary. ...Read more

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Can you get two kidneys at the same time?

Can you get two kidneys at the same time?

Yes: This is done in two circumstances from a deceased donor. Small child donors under age 4 in which the kidneys are transplanted together (en bloc). Older adult donors over age 60 who have had diabetes and or hypertension or scarred kidneys with lower than average kidney function. Both kidneys will provide the recipient with a sufficient amount of renal function. ...Read more

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Can I get a kidney infectionfrom a hot tub?

Can I get a kidney infectionfrom a hot tub?

Unlikely, possible: Can get urethritis & bladder infection from chlorine in a hot tub. There is always the mild risk of a bladder infection ascending to the kidney. Hence yes. ...Read more

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How can you tell if both kidneys are working?

See urologist: There are seveeral options, such as renal ultrasound, mr angiogram, spiral ct, renal artery doppler, kub with contrast. See the urologist. An older method, ivp, isn't used much anymore.
Hope you can pass your stone soon! I have been there also. ...Read more

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Why do young people get bad kidney conditions?

Many Reasons: Very young children can get congenital kidney diseases that are caused by various gene defects (usually hereditary). One of the most common types of genetic kidney disease is polycystic kidney disease. Also young people can get glomerulonephritis, which is usually not inherited, but occasionally in rare cases there are genetic causes. These conditions cause abnormal deposits in the kidneys. ...Read more

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Are there any herbs that can get my kidneys better?

Are there any herbs that can get my kidneys better?

No: No herbs have been shown to be able to improve kidney function. ...Read more

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How can I be sure I will get the right kidney for me

Kidney transplant: Obtain the best medical care you can find. Research the best hospitals and study their statistics for kidney transplant. Google kidney transplant and follow the trail to obtain more information. ...Read more

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How do you get kidney problems at a young age? 17...

How do you get kidney problems at a young age? 17...

Long list: Sadly age doesn't protect against kidney disease, just the causes are different. Adults DM and HTN are most common and in younger adults, primary glomerular disease, reflux, abnormal urogenital tract, to name a few. Seek care with a pediatric Nephrologist. Best of luck. ...Read more

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If I am a kidney donor, do I get paid for my organs?

If I am a kidney donor, do I get paid for my organs?

No: Selling organs is illegal in the United States and in most other countries as well. ...Read more

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What are risks of having surgery to get a new kidney?

What are risks of having surgery to get a new kidney?

Risk in any surgery: All surgeries/procedures are inherently risky. As with any surgery, there is a risk of wound infection, bleeding, pain and even death. However, because transplant surgery requires immunosuppression, the risk of developing infection is higher than other procedures. Hence, potential kidney transplant recipients are extensively screened before being allowed to proceed with transplant surgery. ...Read more

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How do I get my daughter tested for a kidney problem?

Kidney evaluation: Does she have frequent urinary infections? If so, the urine should be cultured and she should be treated with the proper antibiotic. If she has had more than 2-3 serious infection she should undergo an ultrasound of the kidneys and bladder. Some doctors include avoiding cystogram although most pediatric urologists no longer find it necessary. ...Read more

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How much time will someone live with non working kidneys?

How much time will someone live with non working kidneys?

About a week: With no kidney function at all (0%) usually 3 days to 2weeks. This sometimes is allowed to occur if a patient stops dialysis due to some other medical issue (such as terminal cancer). Otherwise patients are maintained on dialysis and can live indefinitely with adequate dialysis treatments even with 0% kidney function. Sometimes kidneys stop working temporarily and can recover. ...Read more

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If someones kidneys are failing can they ever get well again?

Nephrologist: Recovery depends on the cause, duration of the kidney failure. This is best managed by nephrologist. I recommend being evaluated by nephrologist. ...Read more