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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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Where do kidneys hurt?

Where do kidneys hurt?

Sides and back: Usually on the sides and back of mid trunk; lower end of ribs. ...Read 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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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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What do the kidneys do?

What do the kidneys do?

Several functions: Kidneys have several functions which include: 1) maintain electrolytes in the blood to be compatible with life, 2) excrete excess electrolytes, water, and toxins the body needs to get rid of, 3) synthesize erythropoietin (a hormone that stimulates the bone marrow to produce red blood cells). ...Read more

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Managing Mild Kidney Failure (Tip)

Managing Mild Kidney Failure

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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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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Is soda bad for kidneys?

Is soda bad for kidneys?

Maybe bad,never good: Sodas have a high acid content can make it easier for kidney stones to form. If you are drinking little water, eating lots of acidic foods, drinking soda on top of that can cause kidney stone formation, which can lead to pain and obstruction of the kidneys. Drinking soda (esp. Regular, but even diet) is never good for you. Limit consumption if possible. Moderation and balance are key! ...Read more

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Im having kidney peblem?

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