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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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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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What happens when one kidney stops working?

It shrinks: In size. As long as the. Other kidney is working you are ok. A doctor will want to monitor you kidney function in the other kidney. ...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 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 long does it usually take to get a new kidney?

How long does it usually take to get a new kidney?

See below: If you do not have a donor, you are waiting to receive a kidney from a deceased donor. Factor like your blood group type and the level of antibodies in your blood among other factors determine your position on a waiting list for receiving kidney transplant . This time is an 'median' of 3 years or longer. ...Read more

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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 do I get placed on the waiting list for a new kidney?

How do I get placed on the waiting list for a new kidney?

Referral: Once your kidney clearance(known as gfr) is below 20 percent, then you can be referred to a transplant unit for evaulation for a new kidney by your nephrologist. ...Read more

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