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Should someone with kidney disease limit eating meat since kidneys work harder when consume too much of it? What to eat?

Should someone with kidney disease limit eating meat since kidneys work harder when consume too much of it? What to eat?

Talk 2 ur kidney doc: Most americans eat way more protein than necessary. 3-4oz of protein is no more than your fist or a deck of cards. You don't need 16-24oz steak each night. But your protein limitation also depends upon your kidney's level of (dys)function. Check out http://www. Davita. Com/kidney-disease/diet-and-nutrition/diet-basics/dietary-protein-and-chronic-kidney-disease/e/5302 for more detailed info. ...Read more

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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What should a 72 year old woman with chronic kidney disease avoid to make sure she stays healthy?

What should a 72 year old woman with chronic kidney disease avoid to make sure she stays healthy?

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

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How to maintain a good mental health while suffering from chronic kidney disease as it is life long?

How to maintain a good mental health while suffering from chronic kidney disease as it is life long?

Reg. Kidney check up: Have a healthy life style with balanced fluid intake andregular at least 3-6 monthly check up with kidney specialist. ...Read more

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Does having fishy breath automatically mean you have chronic kidney disease? 22 y.O. Female in good health.

Does having fishy breath automatically mean you have chronic kidney disease? 22 y.O. Female in good health.

Fishy breath: No - uremic breath is distinct and not exactly fishy - It is possible post nasal drip or sinus infection is responsible; I recommend frequent drinking, mints, mouth wash 3 x daily, dental brushing 2-3 x daily; of course, if concerned have a blood test. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between long-term kidney disease and bone health issues?

Is there a connection between long-term kidney disease and bone health issues?

Bone and kidney: People with chronic kidney disease stage 3 and higher can develop problems with their bones. This is due to a deficit of vit d made by the diseased kidney and causes a low serum calcium (c) level due to its not being absorbed by the intestine. In response to this parathyroid hormone is secreted to raise c by liberating it from bone. Phosphorus (p) is also liberated. This action weakens the bones. ...Read more

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I have polycystic kidney disease PKD diagnosed when I was 14 now I'm 34 I don't take any meds just living a healthy lifestyle. Is there any meds?

I have polycystic kidney disease PKD diagnosed when I was 14 now I'm 34 I don't take any meds just living a healthy lifestyle. Is there any meds?

Pkd: Adjust diet significantly. Avoid saturated fats. Minimize animal protein to 30 grams per day. Minimize salt. Avoid caffeine. Drink 4 liters of fluid per day. Achieve ideal body weight. Do not smoke. Control blood pressure to 130/80. Avoid trauma. Avoid infection. Soy and omega 3 help daily. Taking ACE inhibitors can help and low dose statin can help. Taking tolvaptan can help but with side effect ...Read more

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I have nephrotic syndrome (kidney disease) and I want to use a kidney detox from a health store or the chemist, is it a good idea?

I have nephrotic syndrome (kidney disease) and I want to use a kidney detox from a health store or the chemist, is it a good idea?

Do not take a chance: You already have a kidney damage, it does not make sense to use so called " kidney detox" from a health store which contain un tested (many time un safe) ingredients. You are under the impression that these are from health stores and natural, hence they are safe! Far from it, alarming numbers are dangerous. Please donot push your kidneys to the limit that they fail! Zk. ...Read more

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Does a person who tends to get kidney stones have 'kidney disease? " Seems like my Urologist told me I have it. What steps 2 take to be healthy?

Does a person who tends to get kidney stones have 'kidney disease? " Seems like my Urologist told me I have it. What steps 2 take to be healthy?

Not really: "Kidney disease" usually means actual long-term damage to the filters or tubules. Kidney stones can cause tubular damage if the kidneys get infected as a result. Your best move is to drink plenty of water, enough so your urine is never dark but always near-clear. Specific stone compositions have specific regimens that may help. ...Read more

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22 yo f in good health experiencing mild pains on right lower rib cage. Pain in right back when running. Kidney disease or liver cancer likely?

22 yo f in good health experiencing mild pains on right lower rib cage. Pain in right back when running. Kidney disease or liver cancer likely?

Q 4 Physiatry, Sport: A healthy runner would be unlikely to have a major illness. Hence if I saw someone in my college town practice who was 22, I would refer her to orthopedic surgery or sports medicine clinic for initial evaluation. I would not drop things there, however. I would communicate with all of the consultants, look at ehrs, speak with the patient about changes and continue to refer to specialists as needed. ...Read more

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Chances of kidney disease at 16? See bubbles in pee, less when sitting. Have bad health anxiety. Possible swelling between thumb and index mostlyright

Chances of kidney disease at 16? See bubbles in pee, less when sitting. Have bad health anxiety. Possible swelling between thumb and index mostlyright

HEALTH WORRIES: Nothing that you have said makes me overly concerned about any acute or emergent medical issues. You should discuss this anxiety with your parents and with your doctor. I think that both sources can help greatly in reducing your anxiety. ...Read more

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Can HGH help people with kidney disease and diabetes?

Kidney and growth: While growth hormone will not improve kidney disease and is a diabetogenic medication, we use it in children who have poor growth due to renal failure. It helps to promote longitudinal growth in such patients who would otherwise be small. The use of hgh in children with growth failure secondary to kidney failure is fda approved. ...Read more

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Can people with kidney disease take Skelaxin (metaxalone)?

Can people with kidney disease take Skelaxin (metaxalone)?

Here are some...: There has been no known study on how to use Skelaxin (metaxalone) in patients with kidney disease, which is a very vague concern and so better to refer the concern in the question to kidney function as expressed in GFR. Nonetheless and generally speaking, it is a good practice to take it at less than 400 mg and titrate its dose to clinical response. More? Ask your prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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What kind of cooking oil is best for people with kidney disease? I use canola but im guessing it's not the best choice lol

What kind of cooking oil is best for people with kidney disease? I use canola but im guessing it's not the best choice lol

Olive, coconut and..: Olive oil is healthy for cooking at low temperature but is not healthy when exposed to high heat. For higher heat I recommend coconut oil, which has many health benefits and does well at high temperatures. Hi-oleic safflower oil is also good for high temperatures. See http://integrativemed. Kumc. Edu/school-of-medicine/integrative-medicine/health-topics/healthy-cooking-oils. Html
for a good article. ...Read more

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Can usable vitamin a be used for people with kidney disease?

Ask your Doc!: Vitamins are metabolized by different organs in the body. Vitamin a is typically metabolized by the liver and at high levels it is toxic to the liver. Please ask your nephrologist before venturing on the vitamin usage. ...Read more

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Is grape seed extract safe for people with kidney disease?

Is grape seed extract safe for people with kidney disease?

Grape seed extract: Is a good water soluble anitoxidant, ANS should be safe for kidneys. It would be prudent with any change in supplementation to check kidney function on a regular basisi. ...Read more

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Should people with kidney disease track blood bio-markers regularly? Which patients and which bio-markers? How often? Why?

Should people with kidney disease track blood bio-markers regularly? Which patients and which bio-markers? How often? Why?

Why?: Any time my trainees order tests my question back to them is "what will you do with the results? " and "how will that alter your management of the patient? " for patients to monitor their own lab values is generally harmless but most commonly of little help. "why? " was your last and most appropriate question. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can be initial symptoms of kidney diseases.?

What can be initial symptoms of kidney diseases.?

Vague: Kidney failure is notorious for causing very vague nebulous symptoms sometimes like, fatigue, insomnia, nausea, decreased appetite, metallic taste in the mouth, etc. I have a more comprehensive list on my blog at http://www. Kidneydoctorbradenton. Org/2013/04/what-are-signs-and-symptoms-of-ckd. Html. ...Read more

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Does garlic treats kidney disease?

Does garlic treats kidney disease?

Indirectly: Garlic tends to lower body cholesterol and inflammation, thus blood flow to kidneys may improve slightly by keeping arteries to kidneys somewhat cleaner. May also reduce any inflammatory swelling in kidneys as in pyelonephritis. Otherwise, in itself does not dieectly treat kidney disease. ...Read more

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What heavy metals cause kidney disease?

Heavy Metals: The extent of kidney damage caused by heavy metals depends on the dose, route and duration of exposure. Cadmium (Cd), mercury (Hg), lead (Pb), platinum (Pt), and Chromium (Cr) and they can cause heavy metal nephropathy and the severity could range from tubular dysfunction to renal failure/death. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of kidney disease?

What are common symptoms of kidney disease?

Asymptomatic: It depends on the cause of the kidney disease. Some may present with swelling of the legs, face, others with blood tinged urine, however most often, early kidney disease are asymptomatic. Protein in the urine is one of the earliset signs of kidney disease followed by increase in serum creatinine on blood tests. If you suspect, please see your doctor to get the blood and urine tests. ...Read more

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Please recommend the best herbs for kidney disease?

None: No known herbs for kidney disease. Based on your baseline kidney function anything such as a mega dose of vitamin C or a large dose of Mg or phosphate containing laxative could be dangerous for remaining kidney health. There is an increase incidence of Chinese herbal nephropathy. Before using anything checks your kidney function and check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What biochemical tests are needed if kidney disease?

What biochemical tests are needed if kidney disease?

Blood and urine: Urinalysis with tests for protein, glucose, blood, bilirubin, pH and specific gravity, blood tests for na, k, cl, creatinine, urea, bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) are a good starting point. Many other tests may be needed depending on these chemistry tests as well as hematology and urine microscopy, ultrasound and serologic testing. ...Read more

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What herbs are used to fight and cure kidney disease?

What herbs are used to fight and cure kidney disease?

No herbs: There is no sufficient evidence by research studies to recommend any herbs to prevent or cure kidney disease. However there are studies showing herbs can cause kidney disease. It is best to show the herbal supplements to your doctor to advise you. In my opinion, no herbal product is safe as there are no safety studies with many of the herbal products. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of mpgn type 2 (kidney disease)?

What are the symptoms of mpgn type 2 (kidney disease)?

See below: Mpgn is short for membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis.This is a pattern of kidney injury seen on kidney biopsy. High blood pressure, swelling of legs all whole body and loss of kidney function with more symptoms like anorexia, nausea depending on stage of kidney function loss. ...Read more

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If I have kidney disease what does the future hold for me?

If I have kidney disease what does the future hold for me?

It depends on diseas: It depends what disease you have, and what treatment you are getting. It may vary from cure to chronic kidney failure to kidney transplant. ...Read more

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Which pain medications are safe to use if I have kidney disease?

Which pain medications are safe to use if I have kidney disease?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): If you have kidney disease, nsaids like alleve and Advil can further worsen your kidney disease or increase your blood pressure. Therefore these medicines should be avoided in patients with ckd. If you have pain, tylenol (acetaminophen) would be your safest option. ...Read more

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What names of the different types of kidney disease you can get are there?

There are many: The list is as long as your arm. In general kidney disease is something your were born with-congenital, or was acquired later in life. Hypertension and diabetes are the two systemic diseases that most affect the kidneys. Infections, stones, obstructions, trauma, and inflammations--glomerulonephritis are also common causes of kidney disease. ...Read more

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What is chronic kidney disease?

They don't function: Chronic kidney disease (ckd), also known as chronic renal disease, is a progressive loss in renal function over a period of months or years. Chronic kidney disease is identified by a blood test for creatinine. Higher levels of creatinine indicate a lower glomerular filtration rate and as a result a decreased capability of the kidneys to excrete waste products. ...Read more

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What causes Chronic Kidney Disease?

What causes Chronic Kidney Disease?

Many things: Leading causes are diabetes and high blood pressure, autoimmune disease (like Lupus) affects the kidney and congenital diseases also. Toxic chemicals and drugs can harm the renal system. You should review your case with your physician to determine the proper investigation and treatment ...Read more

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Does kidney disease run in families?

Does kidney disease run in families?

May, depends: Many kidney diseases are inherited and many are not. However, out of of the ones who are not, many have inheritable risk factors like obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol. Much could be done to control these conditions. ...Read more

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Can chronic kidney disease be cured?

Can chronic kidney disease be cured?

No: Chronic kidney disease usually denotes long time of kidney disease and therefore denotes non curable conditions. ...Read more

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Is protandim good for kidney disease?

Is protandim good for kidney disease?

Protandim: There is no scientific proof that it bis good for your kidneys. ...Read more

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Is gatorade linked to kidney disease?

No!: Gatorade is not linked to any kidney disease that I have seen or heard about in 20 years of nephrology practice. ...Read more

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How is chronic kidney disease cured?

How is chronic kidney disease cured?

Kidney disease: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) cannot be cured, it can be managed. There are various stages of CKD and many causes of it. Some CKD is due to diseases that are may progress despite treatment, such as polycystic kidney disease. Other causes of CKD, such as hypertension, can be treated and managed with more success. Speak to a nephrologist for more information about a specific cause of CKD.
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Could kidney disease run in my family?

Could kidney disease run in my family?

Yes: There are certain kidney disease that run in families that you should be aware about. Some disease such as IgA nephropathy, adult cystic kidney disease and lupus run in families and can cause significant renal impairment. ...Read more

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What kidney diseases do diabetics get?

What kidney diseases do diabetics get?

See below: It is called diabetic nephropathy where protein is found in the urine and kidney function is gradually lost
other less common problem related to diabetes and the kidney is called papillary necrosis, in which there is blood and tissue in the urine. ...Read more

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What is the reason for kidney disease?

What is the reason for kidney disease?

Diabetes, High BP: Diabetes and high blood pressure are the most common causes for kidney disease. However there are very many other reasons the kidneys may be damaged or function abnormally. The kidneys not only remove toxic wastes from the body but also keep many things in balance including salt and water, blood pressure, potassium, pH, hemoglobin, uric acid, and many other critical body components! ...Read more

Previous Kidney Disease (Definition)

Polycystic kidney disease is a kidney disorder passed down through families in which multiple cysts form on the kidneys, causing ...Read more


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