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Kidney Disease And Swollen Of Body
My friend suffers from kidney disease & face has swollen tremendously due to her meds, I believe. Is there anything she can take to reduce swelling?
Nephrologist: Your firiend must see a nephrologist to figure out the reason for swelling of the face. It could be due to meds or kidney problem. ...Read more
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
Kidney disease, swollen fingers around the cuticles no pus? I've use a nail liquar it helped but came back. What could this be?
Swollen fingers: Are your legs also swollen? Send a photo. Any rash anywhere or fevers? Could be related to kidney issues or other illnesses. Consult with us to help. ...Read more
My dad has third stay kidney disease and takes diuretics. But all of the sudden he's swollen in his knees, hands, legs....What might this mean?
Maybe: Liver disease can causing itching (pruritis), which may or may not be the sensation you are describing. ...Read more
See below: Yes it does, like a fishy odour, specially on the breath called uremic fetor. ...Read more
I have kidney disease. I have been on steroids for years and resulted in stretch marks all over my body. How can I get rid of them?
I'm so sorry: I know exactly what you mean. The steroids thin out the collagen in the skin and the stretch marks are ever more exaggerated. You need the advice of a plastic surgeon or dermatologist. Given your chronic illness, it might not be recommended to use laser, but you need a board certified plastic surgeon to provide some key answers. In the meantime, I wouldn't purchase any lotions or products. ...Read more
I have 3rd stage kidney disease I have to take lasik if I don't I will urinate only 1 or 2 x day and swell in feet and ankles and burn feet. How come?
Kidney disease: Rephrase your question using the term 'lasix' to get your question to the right peopel. ...Read more
Kidney disease: Disease of the kidneysGet a more detailed answer ›
Depends on diagnosis: A nephrologist is the specialist who organizes care of renal (kidney) preservation or function. Depending on the underlying diagnosis he can help orchestrate medical management. The more common nephrologic conditions include nephrosclerosis often seen in patients with hypertension and or diabetes. Glomerulonephritis, of which there are several types, will require specific treatments based on the subtype. ...Read more
Decreased Urination: Acute kidney disease represents an attack against the attack usually from profound dehydration, nephrotoxic agents like antibiotics or from bacterial infections. The symptoms range from decrease in urine output, nausea and loss of appetite. The most critical side effect is rapid increase in potassium that can be very dangerous. ...Read more
Kidney disease: You can reverse some types of kidney disease. The most common is due to drug toxicity and the most common drug that causes acute kidney disease are drugs of the advil (ibuprofen) class. Once you stop the offending drug, the kidney function returns. Other causes of reversible kidney disease are obstruction caught early enough. Causes can be prostatic obstruction or obstruction of the ureters. ...Read more
Stage 1 is normal and stage 5 is generally dialysis dependent. The stages are defined by the estimated glomerular filtration rate (egfr) with cut points as follows:
stage 1 >90ml/min
stage 2 > 60 ml/min
stage 3 > 30 ml/min
stage 4 > 15 ml/min
stage 5 < 15 ml/min
the egfr is obtained by either the cockroft gault or the mdrd method. ...Read more
May not notice: Especially early on, you may not notice anything, and the cause will impact what you see or feel. Common symptoms once advanced can be fatigue, confusion, nausea, itching. Can also see blood in the urine or dark urine, or decreased amount of urine. With significant renal failure, most people feel awful overall! ...Read more
Urine & blood tests: Medical history including family history, ? Presence of blood in urine, frequency of urination, ? Excessive thirst. Physical examination for bp, possible kidney swelling or tenderness, vascular bruit (abnormal sound of kidney artery flow). Plus kidney & bladder ultrasound. Possibly ct scan, MRI or nuclear renal scan. Urine tests may include 24 hour urine collection. ...Read more
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http://www. Kidneydoctorbradenton. Org/2013/04/diet-for-patients-with-kidney-disease. Html. ...Read more
Disease of kidney: It means one of many diseases of the kidney which can have many causes and manifestations. ...Read more
Avoid toxic foods: Avoid sugars, fried foods, vegatable oils like canola & soy, meats that are cured wth nitrates & nitrites, aspartame, splenda, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, maragarine, soy based products, sweetened beverages like juice & soda, microwaved foods, artificial colors & flavors. All of these products cause damage to the cells, tissues & organs in your body contributing to various diseases. ...Read more
They don't function: Chronic kidney disease (ckd), also known as chronic renal disease, is a progressive loss in renal function over a period of months or years. Chronic kidney disease is identified by a blood test for creatinine. Higher levels of creatinine indicate a lower glomerular filtration rate and as a result a decreased capability of the kidneys to excrete waste products. ...Read more
Many things: Leading causes are diabetes and high blood pressure, autoimmune disease (like Lupus) affects the kidney and congenital diseases also. Toxic chemicals and drugs can harm the renal system. You should review your case with your physician to determine the proper investigation and treatment ...Read more