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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


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Excessive sweating of the face and head. I have underactive thyroid and kidney disease. What could cause this sweating only on my face and head?

Excessive sweating of the face and head. I have underactive thyroid and kidney disease. What could cause this sweating only on my face and head?

Hormone excess?: Face and head sweating is more common in women that are taking hormones. It can be from excess sympathetic tone or from volume changes being monitored by internal pressure receptors as might be your case with renal disease. Check hormone levels and consult with your nephrologist or endocrinologist. This link may help but is complicated http://jap. Physiology. Org/content/100/5/1692.Long.

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32y f possible kidney disease, current fracture in foot, freezing cold & later sweating. Feel run down, bad calf pain in leg with fracture. Advice?

32y f possible kidney disease, current fracture in foot, freezing cold & later sweating. Feel run down, bad calf pain in leg with fracture. Advice?

Ask your doctor: Many things going on here. Could be reflex sympathetic dystrophy which is an abnormal neurological reaction to trauma. Calf pain could possibly be phlebitis or a clot. Are you walking on foot? Consult your doctor immediately!

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What hormone imbalances can cause excessive face/head sweating? I have underactive thyroid, kidney disease, & low cortisol levels. Can these diseases?

What hormone imbalances can cause excessive face/head sweating? I have underactive thyroid, kidney disease, & low cortisol levels. Can these diseases?

Any of them: Sweating from overactie thyroid. It could also be from hormonal changes with estrogen or testosterone, and with kidney disease you could have an imbalance of those.

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Which digestive disease causes excessive sweating and severe burning in the feet?

Which digestive disease causes excessive sweating and severe burning in the feet?

Difficult to say: digestive diseases tend to cause diminished absorption of Important vitamins-minerals. It is usually the deficiency of these things that will cause the signs and symptoms. Certain states like Ulcerative Colitis or Crohns are autoimmune. Severe gastritis and ulcers can also cause severe sweating. The burning in feet gels more with vitamin deficiency like B12/folate. B6 excess can cause issues too

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I hv hypo throid and am on throx 75mg which controls my disease but my problem is excessive sweating. Plz guide me to control this?

I hv hypo throid and am on throx 75mg which controls my disease but my problem is excessive sweating. Plz guide me to control this?

Sweating hypothyroid: Underactive thyroid if replaced in physiological amounts should not cause incresed sweating you should talk to your physcian to rule out other causes of hyperhidrosis if all fails you can use prescription strength antiperspirant or anticholinergics agents latter will have side effects.

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Can excessive sweating and weight gain be due to a thyroid disease?

Can excessive sweating and weight gain be due to a thyroid disease?

Hypothyroidism: Yes. It would be a good idea to see your primary care physician and have a routine thyroid screening. It is a simple blood test. There are many symptoms associated with thyroid disease. If you have noticed weight gain without actively trying to do so, or without a significant change in your exercise, or eating habits, it could potentially be related to a thyroid issue.

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Can congenital heart disease and impending heart attacks cause excessive sweating, esp. On the forehead?

Can congenital heart disease and impending heart attacks cause excessive sweating, esp. On the forehead?

Adrenaline: Anytime the heart is not functioning normally, the body can react by having excessive responses from the nervous and endocrine systems. As a result, faster heart rates, changes in blood pressure and sweating can occur, common to the classic fight-or-flight response. Excessive sweating for no apparent reason can be a red flag to warn about a heart attack even before any chest pain.

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Nitrite: positive/ Leukocytes: 25/uL, 2 months excessive urination and other kidney disease symptoms, did my doctor miss something, should I go to ER?

Nitrite: positive/ Leukocytes: 25/uL, 2 months excessive urination and other kidney disease symptoms, did my doctor miss something, should I go to ER?

See a urologist: Make an appointment to see a urologist unless you get a fever, are bleeding or become lethargic in which case you should then go to the ER. Sounds like you need to have imaging of the urinary tract and other work up completed.

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What are some of the more common kidney diseases?

What are some of the more common kidney diseases?

Diabetes: Diabetes, chronic infections and hypertension would top the list.

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What can be initial symptoms of kidney diseases.?

What can be initial symptoms of kidney diseases.?

Vague: Kidney failure is notorious for causing very vague nebulous symptoms sometimes like, fatigue, insomnia, nausea, decreased appetite, metallic taste in the mouth, etc. I have a more comprehensive list on my blog at http://www. Kidneydoctorbradenton. Org/2013/04/what-are-signs-and-symptoms-of-ckd. Html.

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Does garlic treats kidney disease?

Does garlic treats kidney disease?

Indirectly: Garlic tends to lower body cholesterol and inflammation, thus blood flow to kidneys may improve slightly by keeping arteries to kidneys somewhat cleaner. May also reduce any inflammatory swelling in kidneys as in pyelonephritis. Otherwise, in itself does not dieectly treat kidney disease.

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What heavy metals cause kidney disease?

What heavy metals cause kidney disease?

Heavy Metals: The extent of kidney damage caused by heavy metals depends on the dose, route and duration of exposure. Cadmium (Cd), mercury (Hg), lead (Pb), platinum (Pt), and Chromium (Cr) and they can cause heavy metal nephropathy and the severity could range from tubular dysfunction to renal failure/death.

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What are common symptoms of kidney disease?

What are common symptoms of kidney disease?

Asymptomatic: It depends on the cause of the kidney disease. Some may present with swelling of the legs, face, others with blood tinged urine, however most often, early kidney disease are asymptomatic. Protein in the urine is one of the earliset signs of kidney disease followed by increase in serum creatinine on blood tests. If you suspect, please see your doctor to get the blood and urine tests.

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Please recommend the best herbs for kidney disease?

Please recommend the best herbs for kidney disease?

None: No known herbs for kidney disease. Based on your baseline kidney function anything such as a mega dose of vitamin C or a large dose of Mg or phosphate containing laxative could be dangerous for remaining kidney health. There is an increase incidence of Chinese herbal nephropathy. Before using anything checks your kidney function and check with your doctor.

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What biochemical tests are needed if kidney disease?

What biochemical tests are needed if kidney disease?

Blood and urine: Urinalysis with tests for protein, glucose, blood, bilirubin, pH and specific gravity, blood tests for na, k, cl, creatinine, urea, bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) are a good starting point. Many other tests may be needed depending on these chemistry tests as well as hematology and urine microscopy, ultrasound and serologic testing.

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