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Kidney Disease In Women
None....: At that stage it is a lab diagnosis only........ ...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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Information on stage 5 chronic kidney disease for female aged 62 yrs and dcmp of 38% ,type 2 diabetes and hypertension
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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