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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.


Dr. Diane Minich Dr. Minich
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
University of Toledo College of Medicine
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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.


Dr. Joseph Maklansky Dr. Maklansky
Radiology
20 years in practice
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Linda Gromko Dr. Gromko
Family Medicine
44 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Irving Harper Dr. Harper
Internal Medicine
31 years in practice
The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Veeraish Chauhan Dr. Chauhan
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
10 years in practice
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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Im having kidney peblem?

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

Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Darrell Herrington Dr. Herrington
Family Medicine
30 years in practice
University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Kidney (Tip)

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

Dr. Jeffrey Unger Dr. Unger
Family Medicine
37 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Glenn Messina Dr. Messina
Aesthetic Medicine
31 years in practice
New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
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I want to sell my kidney?

I want to sell my kidney?

Okay: Its illegal in the United States so I can't help you ...Read more

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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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

Dr. Stephen Camacho Dr. Camacho
Family Medicine
20 years in practice
Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
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Kidney (Tip)

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

Dr. Kalyani Perumal Dr. Perumal
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
25 years in practice
Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Kilpauk Medical College
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Managing Kidney Dialysis (Checklist)

Do not miss dialysis sessions
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Eat low phosphorus foods
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Eat low potassium diet
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Dr. Ivan Colon Dr. Colon
Urology
23 years in practice
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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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

Dr. Rex Mahnensmith Dr. Mahnensmith
Internal Medicine
40 years in practice
Yale University School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Gregory Lewis Dr. Lewis
Urology
40 years in practice
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
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Treating a Kidney Infection (Checklist)

Call dr if you have fever or back pain. Kidney infections are serious
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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 help flush infection
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Get plenty of rest and sleep to help your body fight the infection
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Dr. Clarence Grim Dr. Grim
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
53 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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Ive ain on my kidney area?

Ive ain on my kidney area?

Kidney: Samuel M asks: Ive ain on my kidney area? ANS: What? ...Read more

Dr. Evans Prieston Dr. Prieston
Pharmacology
40 years in practice
West Virginia University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Keegan Duchicela Dr. Duchicela
Family Medicine
10 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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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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Dr. John Wigneswaran Dr. Wigneswaran
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
22 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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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