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Dr. Patrick Sweet III
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Kidney Damage (Overview)

Kidney damage is a condition that may be due to damage to the blood vessels connected to the kidney or injuries from causes such as tumors and certain medications. Symptoms may include blood in the urine, an inability to urinate, and pain in the back of the upper abdomen on either side of the spine.


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Medicine for kidney damage?

Medicine for kidney damage?

Not exactly: The main idea is to prevent damage to kidneys from medicines and other causes. However, medicines are used to treat a specific cause. So, depending on cause we choose medicine. No medicine can be given a blanket statement of being good for kidney function. Not even drinking lots of water. Even liberal water could cause overload problems in patients with kidney, liver, or heart disease. ...Read more

Dr. Patrick Sweet III
164 doctors shared insights

Kidney Damage (Overview)

Kidney damage is a condition that may be due to damage to the blood vessels connected to the kidney or injuries from causes such as tumors and certain medications. Symptoms may include blood in the urine, an inability to urinate, and pain in the back of the upper abdomen on either side of the spine.


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Is kidney damage reversible ?

Is kidney damage reversible ?

See below: There are many causes of kidney damage/injury. Some are reversible and some are not. If its an allergic reaction to a medication, this injury is generally reversible.If its damage to the kidney from a disease called diabetic nephropathy, it may be progressive injury and irreversible. ...Read more

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Kidney damage (Tip)

Often patients are unnecessarily treated for a kidney infection when it's a bladder infection. ...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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What things cause kidney damage?

What things cause kidney damage?

Many possible causes: Medical conditions such as diabetes, long-standing hypertension, glomerulonephritis--i.e. inflammation of the filtering units of the kidneys often leads to kidney damage. Certain medications (e.g. anti-inflammatory meds, certain antibiotics (aminoglycosides), certain chemicals, prolonged obstruction of urine flow and prolonged dehydration or poor blood flow can cause kidney damage as well. ...Read more

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How hard is it to get kidney damage?

How hard is it to get kidney damage?

Unfortunately...: It is not hard to damage the kidneys. High blood pressure, diabetes, atherosclerosis, cancer, infections, medications & stones are a few of the many potential threats. The kidney has a great deal of reserve function, which is protective to us, but allows kidney damage to occur silently without symptoms. Once they fail, dialysis can sustain us for awhile, but a kidney transplant becomes necessary. ...Read 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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What are some signs of kidney damage?

What are some signs of kidney damage?

Kidney damage signs: There are two simple tests to see if you have kidney problems. One is an urine analysis. If you have protein or red blood cells in your urine, there may be a problem with your kidneys. The other way is to have a blood test to see what the BUN and creatinine levels are. If they are elevated, you should see a nephrologist to find out why and what can be done about it. Goo luck. ...Read more

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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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What are the sympotms of kidney damage?

What are the sympotms of kidney damage?

Mostly no symptoms: Chronic kidney disease may not have any symptoms until late stage. Acute kidney injury- decreased urine output. ...Read more

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What symptoms would I have if kidney damage?

What symptoms would I have if kidney damage?

See below: Depends on the extent of damage and calculation of gfr. If GFR is lesss than 10 you may need dialysis.Anything above that value, may produce symptoms of fatigue, anorexia, nausea. Other signs as kidneys fail include anemia, bone damage, high blood pressure, and acid build up in blood. These usually occur in stages.Bone "damage" andanemia can occur below 40-50 gfr. Other symptoms generally below 20. ...Read more

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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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What symptoms would I have from kidney damage?

What symptoms would I have from kidney damage?

Varies widely. : The symptoms & signs of kidney failure vary widely. It depends on the degree of kidney underfunction, the onset, the cause, & the duration. If gradual, there may be no initial symptoms. Sometimes there is blood in the urine & flank pain. Ultimately, hypertension, swelling & uremia results: anorexia, nausea, vomiting, pericarditis, peripheral neuropathy, and central nervous system abnormalities. ...Read more

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Is there any way to recover from kidney damage?

Depends on your age : Depends what caused the kidney damage and your age. Some blood tests will indicate the degree of any damage. ...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 are the symptoms and signs of kidney damage?

What are the symptoms and signs of kidney damage?

Good question: You should be concerned and seek medical help if you have diminished urine output, you are swelling and gaining weight, you have headaches due to high blood pressure, visual changes, have blood in the urine or difficulty urinating, foul smelling urine, pain in your sides etc.. The list is longer, but these are the most common symptoms. ...Read more

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What symptoms would one have if he had kidney damage?

What symptoms would one have if he had kidney damage?

Sometimes none: If damage occurs in one kidney, usually no symptoms are noted. For instance a tumor or a non-painful stone (asymptomatic). Also, if damage is not severe, a person usually does not feel it. In severe damage, people usually complain of edema, fatigue, poor appetite, and vomiting. ...Read more

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I'm 33 and I've been taking several daily meds for the last 11 years. My levels remain at a great balance but I worry about kidney damage as i age.

I'm 33 and I've been taking several daily meds for the last 11 years.  My levels remain at a great balance but I worry about kidney damage as i age.

LONG-TERM MEDICATION: It depends on the medications you are currently taking, the dosages and any underlying health problems i.e.. Diabetes. You need to have close follow up with your doctor with frequent lab testing every 4-6 mths. Normally you will have symptoms if a medication is causing problems. IE liver irritation from Lamisil (terbinafine) can cause itching and jaundice. It is critical to follow up and be monitored. ...Read more

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Can msm cause kidney damage?

Can msm cause kidney damage?

Not reported: Msm, methylsulfonylmethane is an inert product sold as a dietary supplement. There are no known medical uses and the fda has not approved it for any applications. That being said, no reports of kidney damage were identifiable on a rapid search of the literature. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

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 ...Read more