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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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Is there a relationship between bradycardia and hypertension? I had a concussion 8 months ago,could this be a sign of intercranial pressure?

Is there a relationship between bradycardia and hypertension? I had a concussion 8 months ago,could this be a sign of intercranial pressure?

Concussion: The hypertension and bradycardia are unrelated to the concussion. Any raised intracranial pressure due to a concussion would have been at the time of the brain injury and would have peaked at 3-5 days. See your medical doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between typhoid fever and bradycardia?

What is the relationship between typhoid fever and bradycardia?

True: Relative bradycardia has been noted to be characteristic of typhoid, legionaires disease, and chlamidia pneumonia infections. These are all caused by bacteria that are gram negative and intracellular but the exact mechanism is not clear. I remember learning long ago when i was studying for my medicine boards exam that dengue, which is caused by a virus, also is characterized by bradycardia. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between kidney function and body odor?

Is there a connection between kidney function and body odor?

Yes it is: When your kidnes are not functioning properly there is build up of chemicals in the body and can give bad odor.The common causes of bad odor are diet and hormone level and alcohol. ...Read more

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Low potassium, 2.9. Awaiting kidney function test taking supplement 3x day and since starting have crampy feeling down one calf. Poss connection?

Low potassium, 2.9. Awaiting kidney function test taking supplement 3x day and since starting have crampy feeling down one calf. Poss connection?

Yes,,: Your crampy feeling in your calf is one of the initial symptoms of hypokalemia or low blood potassium. Of your kidney function is lessened, that can be a cause, or if you're taking a diuretic it can also result in loss of potassium. You might need a potassium sparing diuretic like spironolactone to help stop the loss. It would be wise to see your doctor about your kidney tests and this. ...Read more

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What are the normal results for a kidney function test?

What are the normal results for a kidney function test?

Normal creatinine: Usually creatinine normal level varies between persons depending on their muscle mass. A body builder will have high creatinine than a thin or emaciated person. A man will have more than a woman. If you are about a 170- 200 lbs male, your creatinine will be about 0.8 to 1.1 if more, the kidneys are weak unless your 200 lbs are all muscles! a woman of same weight has less creat .6-.9unless muscular. ...Read more

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What is the most effective way to improve kidney function?

Keep healthy: There is no way to improve the kidneys that you are born with, the best you can do it to avoid damaging them. And if they do get damaged to follow your doctors advice. ...Read more

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Can penicillin affect kidney function?

Can penicillin affect kidney function?

Yes but rare: Penicillin is mostly metabolized/breakdown by the liver and the by-product is then excreted to the outside world via the kidneys in the urine. Typically this does not affect kidney functions, but in the rare cases when penicillin causes interstitial nephritis, renal function is affected. So, if you are not taking any else and now has kidney trouble with penicillin, get it checked. Good luck. ...Read more

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Slow Heart Rate (Definition)

Slow heart rate is a symptom in which a person's heart rate (the number of heart contractions per minute) is less than normal for the average person of the same size, doing the same activities. For adults, slow heart rate usually means a rate below 50-60 beats per ...Read more