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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What are some of the more common kidney diseases?

Diabetes: Diabetes, chronic infections and hypertension would top the list.

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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.

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