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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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What is the life expectancy of a 90 year old woman with early kidney disease?

What is the life expectancy of a 90 year old woman with early kidney disease?

Depends: But mild renal impairment in a 90 year old is commonplace. I suspect that if otherwise healthy, the 90 year old will die with renal impairment, not of it. ...Read more

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What should a 72 year old woman with chronic kidney disease avoid to make sure she stays healthy?

What should a 72 year old woman with chronic kidney disease avoid to make sure she stays healthy?

See a nephrologist: Who can co-ordinate your care in terms of preserving kidney function while also addressing other conditions you may have. S/he will advise you on which medications you take may worsen kidney function & offer alternates. Will also recommend foods/beverages to avoid. ...Read more

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Does having fishy breath automatically mean you have chronic kidney disease? 22 y.O. Female in good health.

Does having fishy breath automatically mean you have chronic kidney disease? 22 y.O. Female in good health.

Fishy breath: No - uremic breath is distinct and not exactly fishy - It is possible post nasal drip or sinus infection is responsible; I recommend frequent drinking, mints, mouth wash 3 x daily, dental brushing 2-3 x daily; of course, if concerned have a blood test. ...Read more

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32yr old female, polycystic kidney disease. Safe to use diy detoxifying waters?

32yr old female, polycystic kidney disease. Safe to use diy detoxifying waters?

PCKD: I don't believe there are any good studies to support this. First...you need a good nephrologist. Polycystic kidney disease is monitored by ultrasound basically..and of course following BUN, creatinine and GFR. Reno-vascular HTN is treated so not to contribute to this. ...Read more

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I'm a 61 yr old female with creatinine levels 1.09, 1.11, 1.13. My bun/creatinine ratio is 10. Should I be concerned about kidney disease?

I'm a 61 yr old female with creatinine levels 1.09, 1.11, 1.13. My bun/creatinine ratio is 10. Should I be concerned about kidney disease?

Here are some ...: The numbers of creatinine and BUN alone indicate you've adequate function of kidney. But it's still wise to correlate the numbers with history and prior test values if available. Meanwhile, it's good idea to chat with your doc for better clinical pertinence. While online chat is easy and may be fun, it may bring more confusion and anxiety to the inquirers due to lacking sufficient knowledge &... ...Read more

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Which birth control pill is safe for women with kidney disease?

Which birth control pill is safe for women with kidney disease?

Probably...: Probably not one containing drospirinone as it's progestin, as that one can have more potassium effects, and sometimes renal disease or the medications used in patients with kidney disease can affect one's potassium balance. ...Read more

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Information on stage 5 chronic kidney disease for female aged 62 yrs and dcmp of 38% ,type 2 diabetes and hypertension ?

Information on stage 5 chronic kidney disease for female aged 62 yrs and dcmp of 38% ,type 2 diabetes and hypertension


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Many issues: Chronic kidney disease, diabetes, and hypertension are major issues. You MUST follow the advice of your doctors. Wish you good care and please let me know what develops. ...Read more

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Thirty four yr old female with polycystic kidney disease. I was told I'm a teeny tiny bit anemic, but I'm always hot, dosage of iron should I take?

Thirty four yr old female with polycystic kidney disease. I was told I'm a teeny tiny bit anemic, but I'm always hot, dosage of iron should I take?

Anemia's serious: "A teeny tiny bit anemic" is like being "a little bit pregnant." Anemia is always serious and the cause needs to be found. If it's iron deficiency, and it's due to your monthly loss, take the dose of iron that you can tolerate. I'm more concerned that your kidneys are starting to fail and this is the actual cause of your anemia; iron would not help. Your physician must explain the actual cause. ...Read more

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For 57+ female, is occasional cramp of left leg in winter nights due to osteoarthritis (known) or kidney disease (not yet diagnosed) ?

Hard to say: Patients with kidney disease can have subtle changes in their electrolytes that can lead to cramping. Osteoarthritis is a common cause of lower extremity pain. There are multiple other possibilities. Seeing a primary care doctor for a good medical check up is probably a good place to start. ...Read more

Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Diseases (Definition)

Kidney diseases include hereditary problems such as polycystic kidney disease, structural abnormalities, infections, cancer, and damage to kidneys due to other medical conditions ...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