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Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Diseases (Overview)

Disease of the kidneys


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How does kidney disease actually affect the immune system?

How does kidney disease actually affect the immune system?

Lowers immunity: Kidney diseases usually lowers someone's immunity as evidenced by the high risk of these patients to develop infections (pneumonia, urine infection etc) and their lack to respond appropriately to vaccinations (hepatitis. ...). ...Read more

Dr. Tarek Naguib
2,396 Doctors shared insights

Kidney Diseases (Overview)

Disease of the kidneys


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Is having a temperature a symptom of kidney disease? Aswell as blood in urine and severe stomach pains in the side of the stomach?

Is having a temperature a symptom of kidney disease? Aswell as blood in urine and severe stomach pains in the side of the stomach?

Kidney problem: Blood in urine can appear from kidney, ureter, or bladder. Fever is not a typical symptom of kidney disease. Severe stomach pain is not either; but kidneys can be painful and this pain is usually in the flank. You may have a stone causing pain and bleeding- get checked asap. ...Read more

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Kidney diseases (Tip)

Keep the blood pressure and urine protein under control. Limit daily protein intake. ...See more

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Living with Polycystic Kidney Disease (Checklist)

Reduce stress in your life: Stress causes cysts to grow faster
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Adequate daily fluid intake is a requirement for all patients with PKD
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What are the symptoms of kidney disease?

What are the symptoms of kidney disease?

Needs lab: Kidney failure is difficult to diagnose without laboratory test. The main clinical symptoms are loss of appetite, nausea, swelling, and sometimes itching. If you suspect that you have kidney disease, I suggest you see your physician when possible. ...Read more

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Is proteinuria a sign of kidney disease?

Is proteinuria a sign of kidney disease?

Could be: Normal individuals excrete a small amount of protein (up to 100 mg for children, 150mg for adolescents, and 200 mg for adults in 24 hours). Significant proteinuria is associated with a whole host of kidney diseases, not necessarily serious though. Orthostatic proteinuria is an example of benign one. ...Read more

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Kidney diseases (Tip)

Be careful with over the counter drugs., read warning! ...See more

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Managing Mild Kidney Failure (Checklist)

Make certain that your blood pressure is at the low prescribed target
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Make certain that your cholesterol has been monitored and treated
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Make certain that your blood sugars are well managed
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Minimize your weight gain, and lose weight if you are overweight
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Kidney diseases (Tip)

Eat, drink in moderation. Watch hi salt in bread, chips, pickles, processed food. Control bp;blood sugar. ...See more

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Managing Kidney Dialysis (Checklist)

Do not misss your dialysis sessions
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Eat low-phosphorus foods
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Eat a low-potassium diet
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How do you test for polycystic kidney disease?

How do you test for polycystic kidney disease?

Renal Ultrasound: Polycystic kidney disease is usually diagnosed by taking a renal ultrasound of your kidneys to determine the number of cysts that are on each kidney. Usually, a person presnts with bloody urine or multiple UTI that will lead to a doctor taking a patient of the kidneys and diagnosing the issue. ...Read more

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Kidney diseases (Tip)

Make sure the organism is cultured to get the best antibiotic therapy. ...See more

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Treating a Kidney Infection (Checklist)

Call your doctor if you have a fever or back pain
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Begin your antibiotic immediately and complete the entire course
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Drink plenty of fluids to stay well hydrated and to help flush the infection
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Get plenty of rest and sleep to help your body fight the infection
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How do you know if you have kidney disease?

How do you know if you have kidney disease?

Blood tesy: The most common, albeit not most accurate, measure is creatinine level in the blood. This can be used as a close estimate of overall kidney function at a reasonable cost and patient tolerability. ...Read more

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Will chronic mylolid leukemia progress to acute and blast stages will it cause kidney disease?

Will chronic mylolid leukemia progress to acute and blast stages will it cause kidney disease?

Unlikely: In the absence of other disease or treatment emergent complications CML is not associated with kidney injury. ...Read more

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Treating Kidney Stones (Checklist)

Drink two to three quarts of water every day
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Use over-the-counter naproxen or ibuprofen for pain relief
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Let your doctor know if you have a fever or can't hold down food
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Does a low GFR always mean kidney disease? Sle pt. In hosp 4months ago. Dark brown urine and +4 protein but dr said kid fine. Hep dr just found GFR 43.

GFR of 43: If real GFR is 43, you have stage 3 ckd. If may be caused by your proteinuria. Speak to a nephrologist to see if your proteinuria is caused by a disease that can be treated. After finding out its cause, see if you can preserve or recover some kidney function, or not lose any more by some form of treatment of the underlying disease causing your proteinuria. Good luck. ...Read more

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How does using stem cell transplantation treat kidney disease?

How does using stem cell transplantation treat kidney disease?

See below: To this date I am not aware that stem cell transplant helps kidney disease. You need a organ transplant to replace kidney function when the native kidneys have lost all function. There is research ongoing for adding some biological function with kidney cells in artificial kidneys. ...Read more

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Living with Coronary Artery Disease (Checklist)

Take medications as prescribed
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Exercise daily as recommended by your doctor or trainer
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Limit meat, dairy, and fats as much as possible
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Eat whole grains only - not white bread
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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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How is diabetic kidney disease treated?

How is diabetic kidney disease treated?

Variously: Prevention using an acei or arb and good blood sugar control. For established disease it depends on how badly it has progressed. It is the #1 cause of the need for dialysis and transplantation for chronic kidney disease in the us. ...Read more

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Living with Addison's Disease (Checklist)

Wear a medic alert
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Take additional hydrocortisone/prednisone for fever or injury
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For centuries children and adults did ok treating polycystic kidney disease with home remedies. Why can't i?

For centuries children and adults did ok treating polycystic kidney disease with home remedies. Why can't i?

We know more now: Polycystic kidney disease has been around for a while, home therapies had the advantage of not being scientifically tested. Thisdisease also causes different degrees of illness in different victims, fooling docs into thinking that the "home remedy" was effective, when the disease was just not as bad in that patient. Home remedies should be used with the help of a doctor. ...Read more

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Does anyone know the effect of homeopathic treatment for kidney diseases?

Does anyone know the effect of homeopathic treatment for kidney diseases?

Depends on: Pathology, how far the illness has progressed; other chronic illness, such as hypertension, diabetes...And the use of allopathic medications. ...Read more

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Treatments of kidney disease?

Treatments of kidney disease?

Many: There are many causes there fore many treatments. Relief of mechanical obstructioin, control of blood pressure, immunsuppressants, control of diabetes, antibiotics, stone removal, plasma exchange. You need to tailor the treatment to your condition. ...Read more

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Is dialysis necessary to cure kidney disease?

Is dialysis necessary to cure kidney disease?

No: Dialysis does not cure kidney disease. It replaces enough kidney function to allow support and survival while the kidneys get better or, if kidney failure is permanent, until transplant can be considered. Some permanent kidney failure patients remain on dialysis for the rest of their lives. ...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