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How To Get Your Kidneys Working Again
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
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
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
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?
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
Why do I get leg pain associated with my lower back pain when I'm working, and both legs when I'm laying in bed?
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
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
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
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
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
No: No herbs have been shown to be able to improve kidney function. ...Read more
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
No: Selling organs is illegal in the United States and in most other countries as well. ...Read more
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
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
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
Crestor (rosuvastatin) and kidneys: Your questions says "crest 10", but if you mean "Crestor (rosuvastatin) 10 mg" then the answer is that you don't need to have your kidneys monitored for Crestor (rosuvastatin) or the other cholesterol meds in its class. It is metabolized by the liver. You have baseline liver tests done before your start, then after 4-6 wks, then at 6 months, then yearly. ...Read more
Renal diets: A low sodium diet is often recommended for kidney patients but, if kidney disease is moderate to severe, additional restrictions may be needed. Your health care provider may be able refer you to a local dietitian for education. Online organizations, such as the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) often provide free information - including recipes. Check out the NKF at www. Kidney. Org ...Read more
The lower pole: Is the lower portion of the affected kidney. An isolated cyst, if small and no renal compromise is identified is typically just an incidental finding during a scan (ct or ultrasound) for something else and just needs to be periodically observed, but not treated. ...Read more
Time of uremic death: The time of death due to uremia varies from person to person. Those who stop dialysis may live anywhere from one week to several weeks, depending on the amount of kidney function they have left and their overall medical condition. Other patients who have kidney failure and who have not started dialysis may live for weeks, as well. The time of death depends on the same factors listed earlier. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: If it is infection, you need antibiotics. If it is stones, you need to wait until it passes. But it is very painful until it does pass. If it doesn't pass, you might need operation to remove stones. If it is bleeding from injury, then you need to see a doctor to make sure kidney does not die. ...Read more
Ask.: You can start by asking friends or family members (they don't have to be blood relatives). You may be surprised at how generous some people in your life may be. If a suitable living donor is unable to be found, you will have to wait for a deceased donor kidney to find you. Keep in touch with your transplant program. If you haven't already been evaluated by a program, be seen right away. ...Read more
Nothing: If you have vomiting or nausea, it isn't likely due to your kidney function, unless you are extremely close to dialysis and in need of it urgently. ...Read more
No: The effect sofa may have will be gradual not acute. It's effects may take several decades for things to manifest itself. ...Read more
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