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Kidney Disease Body Odor
See below: Yes it does, like a fishy odour, specially on the breath called uremic fetor.
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
Maybe: Liver disease can causing itching (pruritis), which may or may not be the sensation you are describing.
Urine breath: Patients who are uremic and not on dialysis try to excrete their increase blood urea nitrogen through their lungs. That is what causes their breath to smell similar to urine. Have that person see a nephrologist to assess the state his kidney function. His breath is a sign of advanced kidney disease.
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.
What liver and/or kidney diseases/disorders would cause your stool to constantly smell strongly of ammonia regardless of diet. For several yrs.?
Bacteria: Ammonia in the gut is produced by bacteria; if you have a strong ammonia smell, it may be secondary to chronic bacterial overgrowth. Alternatively, and more rarely, there could be a fistula from bladder to bowel (you would likely have problems with utis regularly then) or much more rarely, advanced liver disease.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
No herbs: There is no sufficient evidence by research studies to recommend any herbs to prevent or cure kidney disease. However there are studies showing herbs can cause kidney disease. It is best to show the herbal supplements to your doctor to advise you. In my opinion, no herbal product is safe as there are no safety studies with many of the herbal products.
Tylenol (acetaminophen): If you have kidney disease, nsaids like alleve and Advil can further worsen your kidney disease or increase your blood pressure. Therefore these medicines should be avoided in patients with ckd. If you have pain, tylenol (acetaminophen) would be your safest option.See 1 more doctor answer
There are many: The list is as long as your arm. In general kidney disease is something your were born with-congenital, or was acquired later in life. Hypertension and diabetes are the two systemic diseases that most affect the kidneys. Infections, stones, obstructions, trauma, and inflammations--glomerulonephritis are also common causes of kidney disease.
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.See 1 more doctor answer