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I am told my Glomerular filtration Rate is 57.6. Does this indicate Kidney disease? Creatinine is 1.0 BUN is 20 total Protein is 7.0 I am 55 w/f

I am told my Glomerular filtration Rate is 57.6. Does this indicate Kidney disease? Creatinine is 1.0 BUN is 20 total Protein is 7.0 I am 55 w/f

GFR: Your Estimated filtration rate is borderline. This is not a problem itself. The important concern is whether disease exists that might be progressive. Serum creatinine of 1.0 is "normal". So is serum creatinine 1.1. However, creatinine relates to muscle mass. If you are small muscled as a. 55 yo woman, then creatinine of 1.1 or 1.0 may indicate some minor impairment in its excretion. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Can kidney diseases cause muscle twitching?

Yes : The kidneys are one of the main regulators of your electrolytes, such as potassium for example. So problems in the kidneys can cause electrolyte abnormalities which can affect muscle function and tone. Don't hesitate to be seen if you are having problems. ...Read more

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I have a chronic kidney disease stage 4, still stable since 2009. I want to gain muscles but i cannot consume too much protein. Any alternative?

I have a chronic kidney disease stage 4, still stable since 2009. I want to gain muscles but i  cannot consume too much protein. Any alternative?

Training: It is not necessary to take in large amounts of protein to gain muscle mass, despite what the vitamin stores advertise. What is essential is consistent resistance training. With your condition, you can work out but avoiding increasing your protein intake is crucial to keeping your kidneys stable. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Dehydration: sunken eyes, a feeling that the "insides" of the body has pulled in; hypovelemic shock? Kidney failure severe muscle wasting - help.

Dehydration: sunken eyes, a feeling that the "insides" of the body has pulled in; hypovelemic shock? Kidney failure severe muscle wasting - help.

Dehydration: Given the symptoms you describe, the only advice i can give to you is to go to the nearest er as soon as you can. You need to evaluated and have your blood tested. You may also need to be hospitalized and be given fluids through your vein. ...Read more

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What's the difference between muscle wasting disease or disuse atrophy?

What's the difference between muscle wasting disease or disuse atrophy?

Depends: Disuse atrophy simply suggests that a muscle weakens because of lack of use. A muscle wasting disease can be related to a number of underlying factors, e.g. A neurologic disorder such as muscular dystrophy or lou gehrig's disease. Neurology consultation should be able to help rule out the more worrisome conditions. ...Read more

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Without a prior muscle wasting disease in a healthy 23 yr old what reason would account for muscle wasting following epidural steroid inj?

Without a prior muscle wasting disease in a healthy 23 yr old what reason would account for muscle wasting following epidural steroid inj?

Get EMG: Issue could be from disk herniation or spinal stenosis (the reason you went to get epidural). There are very rare complications from epidural that could cause these symptoms like an epidural hematoma. The epidural hematoma would almost only be seen if you were on blood thinners like Coumadin (warfarin) or plavix. You may need another MRI and / or EMG and see a neurologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are some of the more common kidney diseases?

What are some of the more common kidney diseases?

Diabetes: Diabetes, chronic infections and hypertension would top the list. ...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

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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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