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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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Im 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 your blood pressure is at the low prescribed target
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Make certain your cholesterol has been monitored and treated
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Make certain your blood sugars are well managed
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Minimize 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