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I have a kidney disease called IgA what can I do to help keep it under control? And does this effect getting pregnant?

I have a kidney disease called IgA what can I do to help keep it under control? And does this effect getting pregnant?

See a kidney doctor : Follow the advice of your nephrologist. Iga nephropathy can result in mild to severe renal impairment and your doctor can tell you where you fall. The greater the severity of kidney disease, the greater the risk of pregnancy on you and the fetus. BP control is important as is keeping urine protein levels controlled. Ace inhibitors are BP meds commonly used but should not be used in pregnancy. ...Read more

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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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My 9 yr old son has strep throat and a kidney disease called IgA nephropathy it's a kidney disorder started when he was 5. Kidney biopsy ?

My 9 yr old son has strep throat and a kidney disease called IgA nephropathy it's a kidney disorder started when he was 5. Kidney biopsy ?

Confusing question: Although some strep strains can cause kidney problems, early treatment usually avoids them. If the kid has a pre-existing kidney problem, the need for a biopsy is best determined by the docs who know him best. A recent strep infection would not require such an invasive procedure, but a significant change in kidney function might. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has IgA kidney disease, can he take acyclovir for genital herpes? If so what mg?

My boyfriend has IgA kidney disease, can he take acyclovir for genital herpes? If so what mg?

He needs a physician: Acyclovir can cause renal damage. As your boyfriend already has kidney disease, the dose of Acyclovir needs to be based on his renal function. Most importantly; does he really need it? Under any circumstances, this kind of problem can't be addressed here any further. ...Read more

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A patient having polycysitc kidney disease associate with hypertension, do we call this secondary hypertension&is it due to cysts this BP elevation?

A patient having polycysitc kidney disease associate with hypertension, do we call this secondary hypertension&is it due to cysts this BP elevation?

PKD and HIBP: PKD causes hypertension in most affected persons. This is not secondary hypertension in the classical sense; this evolves from cysts, cyst compression of arteries, elevation of renin and angiotensin, and salt retention; meds help; low salt helps; avoid saturated fats; drink 4-5 liters fluid per day; avoid caffeine. ...Read more

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What are the most common kidney diseases?

What are the most common kidney diseases?

Diabetes/hypertensio: Most common kidney disease are the one related to either diabetes, high blood pressure (hypertension) or both ...Read more

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How do you catch kidney disease?

Generic term: Kidney disease is a very generic term. Many things can cause it. Commonly, it is diabetes and high blood pressure. ...Read more

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What to do about kidney disease?

What to do about kidney disease?

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

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Symptoms of acute kidney disease?

Symptoms of acute kidney disease?

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

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Can kidney disease be reversible ?

Can kidney disease be reversible ?

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

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What can be done for kidney disease?

Follow Recommendatio: Follow your doctors' recommendations. Make sure you keep high blood pressure and diabetes under good control as well as other concomitant diseases. Decrease protein intake and try to live a normal and healthy live. ...Read more

Dr. Tarek Naguib
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