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Kidney (Overview)

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 production of blood cells.


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Can I buy a kidney?

Can I buy a kidney?

No: It is illegal to sell human body parts. ...Read more

Kidney (Overview)

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 production of blood cells.


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What is bulky kidney?

What is bulky kidney?

Bulky kidney: That is not a normal descriptive terms to describe the kidney. It is unclear if bulky kidney means a kidney which is lobular in contour a normal variant or a kidney which is mildly larger than the other kidney or if it's a kidney that is blocked and has hydronephrosis. You should ask your doctor to further explain. ...Read more

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Kidney (Tip)

Ask your doctor if he/she thinks you will be on dialysis or need a kidney transplant some day. ...See more

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Living with Polycystic Kidney Disease (Checklist)

Reduce stress in your life: Stress causes cysts to grow faster
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Adequate daily fluid intake is a requirement for all patients with PKD
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I'm having kidney peblem?

Please specify: A little more information would be helpful. ...Read more

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Kidney (Tip)

Avoid sodium for heart and kidney health by eliminating packaged foods: cans, jars, boxes, bottles. ...See more

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Managing Mild Kidney Failure (Checklist)

Make certain that your blood pressure is at the low prescribed target
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Make certain that your cholesterol has been monitored and treated
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Make certain that your blood sugars are well managed
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Minimize your weight gain, and lose weight if you are overweight
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Were do I go for a kidney?

Were do I go for a kidney?

Unclear question: If you need a kidney transplant you should discuss the matter with your doctor for referral to a transplant center. ...Read more

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Kidney (Tip)

Excess salt brings harm. Heart and kidneys may suffer. Just one shake for taste. ...See more

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Managing Kidney Dialysis (Checklist)

Do not misss your dialysis sessions
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Eat low-phosphorus foods
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Eat a low-potassium diet
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Why are my kidney hurting?

Why are my kidney hurting?

Depends.: Back pain may be caused by many different conditions, including kidney diseases. If the kidneys are involved, it is usually because of an obstructing stone, inflamation, infection or reflux of urine. Foreign bodies like ureter stent often lead to pain. Before labeling kidney pain, you should have appropriate history, physical and an imaging study to determine the location. ...Read more

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What is unilobular kidney?

What is unilobular kidney?

Unilobular kidney: This term refers to single lobe of kidney. The kidney is round. It may be a malformation. ...Read more

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Treating a Kidney Infection (Checklist)

Call your doctor if you have a fever or back pain
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Begin your antibiotic immediately and complete the entire course
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Drink plenty of fluids to stay well hydrated and to help flush the infection
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Get plenty of rest and sleep to help your body fight the infection
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Is ensure good for kidney?

Kidney & Supplements: Without knowing your current kidney function, it's difficult to comment definitively. Many people with kidney disease need to restrict their protein intake. There are supplements available for patients with various conditions such as diabetes, kidney disease, and other situations. I would highly recommend checking with your doctor before beginning the regular use of supplements such as ensure. ...Read more

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Treating Kidney Stones (Checklist)

Drink two to three quarts of water every day
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Use over-the-counter naproxen or ibuprofen for pain relief
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Let your doctor know if you have a fever or can't hold down food
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What lies above our kidney?

What lies above our kidney?

Anatomy: Essentially above the kidney lies the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands are important for specific hormones they produce including those that help with blood pressure and salt handling as well as those that help with our flight response. ...Read more

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Wat does kidney gritt mean?

Wat does kidney gritt mean?

Big crystals, sand?: Kidney grit and sand most likely are crystals in the urine. Some crystals form in normal urine if the urine is concentrated (not dilute), so has a high concentration of minerals. Other crystals are abnormal crystals that form and grow... And can turn into kidney stones if they get big enough. Abnormal concentrations of certain minerals can be related to one's diet, genetics, and water intake. ...Read more

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Can one have kidney spasms?

Can one have kidney spasms?

Bladder spasms: The kidneys make urine, but do not have spasms. Spasms are associated with excessive muscle contractions, which can occur in the muscles of the bladder. ...Read more

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Can you live on one kidney?

Can you live on one kidney?

Yes you can: Living donors of one kidney can live a normal life. ...Read more

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What is hole in the kidney?

What is hole in the kidney?

Unclear: Possibly a cyst.
There is no through-and-through hole in the kidney. ...Read more

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What does bulky kidney mean?

What does bulky kidney mean?

See answer: "bulky" kidney is not a common or usual term used to describe the appearance of the kidney on an imaging (ultrasound, ct, etc) study or report. If there is no mention of a renal mass, hydronephrosis, or other pathology, it likely refers to the size, shape, or contour of your kidney and probably just represents a normal anatomical variation of no clinical significance. Ask your md for clarification. ...Read more

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How do you examine a kidney?

How do you examine a kidney?

Very carefully: There is only indirect physical examination of the kidney, labs from the blood (bun and creatinine), urine (sodium, creatinine, potassium, albumen, protein, the appearance of the urine under a microscope), ultrasound of the kidney, or ct scan are helpful. Biopsy of the kidney can be done but only if the answer can't be obtained elsewhere. ...Read more

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How long is a female kidney?

Depends on size: A normal adult kidney ranges 9-13 cm in length, and will differ a bit with the gender. Taller, larger males, will have bigger kidneys than shorter, smaller, females. However, the volume of the kidney is a better marker for kidney function than just the length of the kidney. A shorter thicker one may have more function. Also kidney function naturally declines with age. ...Read more

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Where is the kidney located?

In your belly: The kidneys are located in the retroperitoneum. This is a fancy word for the back of your belly. They lay on either side of your spine at about the level of the rib cage. ...Read more

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How to control kidney problem?

See below: If there is kidney failure, then control BP and blood sugar. Make sure you are not taking anti inflammatory pain medications like ibuprfen. Follow with your kidney doctoe as advised. ...Read more

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What are kidney scans used for?

What are kidney scans used for?

Multiple reasons: Kidney scans are used to diagnose kidney diseases such as kidney stones, obstructed kidneys, kidney cancer, and overall kidney function. ...Read more

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What causes a swallened kidney?

What causes a swallened kidney?

See answer.: "swollen kidney" is a vague term but most common causes would be a kidney infection (pyelonephritis) or obstruction (hydronephrosis) of the kidney (e.g. Stone, tumor, urinary retention). ...Read more