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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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Is liver or kidney disease related to crawling sensation on body?

Is liver or kidney disease related to crawling sensation on body?

Maybe: Liver disease can causing itching (pruritis), which may or may not be the sensation you are describing. ...Read more

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Is breath that smells like urine a symptom of kidney disease?

Is breath that smells like urine a symptom of kidney disease?

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. ...Read more

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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 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

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What liver and/or kidney diseases/disorders would cause your stool to constantly smell strongly of ammonia regardless of diet. For several yrs.?

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What herbs are used to fight and cure kidney disease?

What herbs are used to fight and cure kidney disease?

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. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of mpgn type 2 (kidney disease)?

What are the symptoms of mpgn type 2 (kidney disease)?

See below: Mpgn is short for membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis.This is a pattern of kidney injury seen on kidney biopsy. High blood pressure, swelling of legs all whole body and loss of kidney function with more symptoms like anorexia, nausea depending on stage of kidney function loss. ...Read more

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If I have kidney disease what does the future hold for me?

If I have kidney disease what does the future hold for me?

It depends on diseas: It depends what disease you have, and what treatment you are getting. It may vary from cure to chronic kidney failure to kidney transplant. ...Read more

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Which pain medications are safe to use if I have kidney disease?

Which pain medications are safe to use if I have kidney disease?

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. ...Read more

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What names of the different types of kidney disease you can get are there?

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. ...Read more

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What is chronic 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. ...Read more

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What causes Chronic Kidney Disease?

What causes Chronic Kidney Disease?

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

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Does kidney disease run in families?

Does kidney disease run in families?

May, depends: Many kidney diseases are inherited and many are not. However, out of of the ones who are not, many have inheritable risk factors like obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol. Much could be done to control these conditions. ...Read more

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Can chronic kidney disease be cured?

Can chronic kidney disease be cured?

No: Chronic kidney disease usually denotes long time of kidney disease and therefore denotes non curable conditions. ...Read more

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Is protandim good for kidney disease?

Is protandim good for kidney disease?

Protandim: There is no scientific proof that it bis good for your kidneys. ...Read more

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Is gatorade linked to kidney disease?

No!: Gatorade is not linked to any kidney disease that I have seen or heard about in 20 years of nephrology practice. ...Read more

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How is chronic kidney disease cured?

How is chronic kidney disease cured?

Kidney disease: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) cannot be cured, it can be managed. There are various stages of CKD and many causes of it. Some CKD is due to diseases that are may progress despite treatment, such as polycystic kidney disease. Other causes of CKD, such as hypertension, can be treated and managed with more success. Speak to a nephrologist for more information about a specific cause of CKD.
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Could kidney disease run in my family?

Could kidney disease run in my family?

Yes: There are certain kidney disease that run in families that you should be aware about. Some disease such as IgA nephropathy, adult cystic kidney disease and lupus run in families and can cause significant renal impairment. ...Read more

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What kidney diseases do diabetics get?

What kidney diseases do diabetics get?

See below: It is called diabetic nephropathy where protein is found in the urine and kidney function is gradually lost
other less common problem related to diabetes and the kidney is called papillary necrosis, in which there is blood and tissue in the urine. ...Read more

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What is the reason for kidney disease?

What is the reason for kidney disease?

Diabetes, High BP: Diabetes and high blood pressure are the most common causes for kidney disease. However there are very many other reasons the kidneys may be damaged or function abnormally. The kidneys not only remove toxic wastes from the body but also keep many things in balance including salt and water, blood pressure, potassium, pH, hemoglobin, uric acid, and many other critical body components! ...Read more

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What can cause chronic kidney disease?

What can cause chronic kidney disease?

Many issues: Diabetes and high blood pressure are the commonest causes. Others are chronic kidney infections, kidney stones, obstruction to the flow of urine, and inherited kidney disorders. ...Read more

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What does stage 3 kidney disease mean?

What does stage 3 kidney disease mean?

Loss of function: Kidneys of human body has millions of microscopic filters to eliminate waste, called glomurali, due to diabetes, blood pressure, and age etc we lose them, non reversible filtration rate will decrease, as more of them are gone, ultimately leads to end stage renal failure dialysis is required, , stage iii a rate will be 45-59 ml/mint in stage iii b will be 30 - 44 ml/ mnt. ...Read more

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What is stage 4 kidney disease usually?

See below: A person with stage 4 chronic kidney disease (ckd) has advanced kidney damage with a severe decrease in the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) to 15-30 ml/min. It is likely someone with stage 4 CKD will need dialysis or a kidney transplant in the near future. ...Read more

Previous Kidney Disease (Definition)

Polycystic kidney disease is a kidney disorder passed down through families in which multiple cysts form on the kidneys, causing ...Read more


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