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Dr. George Klauber
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Kidney Problems (Overview)

Kidney problems are clinical findings that are likely due to kidney issues and include mid-back pain on one side, pain with urination, decreased urination, bubbly urine, or red urine.


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What diet is for kidney problems?

What diet is for kidney problems?

Depends on problem: Diet restriction depends on the problem. Chronic kidney disease- usually sodium, potassium, and some protein restriction; possibly phosphorus restriction. Stone disease usually increased water intake. Always check with your doctor and may be nephrologist before making any changes in the diet. ...Read more

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Dr. George Klauber
194 doctors shared insights

Kidney Problems (Overview)

Kidney problems are clinical findings that are likely due to kidney issues and include mid-back pain on one side, pain with urination, decreased urination, bubbly urine, or red urine.


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How long can a pt. Take lithium before. They have kidney problems?

How long can a pt. Take lithium before. They have kidney problems?

Depends....: Lithium use can cause damage to your kidneys. Regular lithium blood levels together with kidney function tests like creatinine and GFR will assist in determining the right dose as well as finding early signs of liver damage which may require stopping lithium. Your md should be monitoring this regularly. You and your md need to work as a team. ...Read 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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How do you get kidney problems at a young age? 17...

How do you get kidney problems at a young age? 17...

Long list: Sadly age doesnt protect against kidney disease, just the causes are different. Adults DM and HTN are most common and in younger adults, primary glomerular disease, reflux, abnormal urogenital tract, to name a few. Seek care with a pediatric Nephrologist. Best of luck. ...Read more

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How to determine you are having kidney problems?

See a doc: And get your kidney numbers checked. Here is a comprehensive article on how physicians check for kidney disease: http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/03/how-do-physicians-check-your-kidneys.Html. ...Read more

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Managing Mild Kidney Failure (Tip)

Managing Mild Kidney Failure

In ckd, you may need to combat anemia and shpt. See a nephrologist to help treat these diseases. ...See more

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Managing Mild Kidney Failure (Checklist)

Make certain your blood pressure is at the low prescribed target
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Make certain your cholesterol has been monitored and treated
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Make certain your blood sugars are well managed
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Minimize weight gain and lose weight if you are overweight.
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What are some solutions for kidney problems?

What are some solutions for kidney problems?

Lifestyle choices: Depends on cause. If from meds, may need to change. If from diabetes or hypertension work to control those diseases. If poor blood flow from blockage may need stent. If from heart failure control that. However, good kidney health can be supported by several things.Avoid smoking and dehydration especially.The entire body benefits from sleep, exercise, healthy diets. ...Read more

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Do kidney problems affect any other organs in the body?

Do kidney problems affect any other organs in the body?

Yes they can: Can cause: elevated blood pressure which -> heart attacks, headaches, strokes etc. Fluid retention -> ankle & eyelid swelling + shortness of breath. Renal diabetes insipidus -> xs fluid loss, thirst, frequent urination & bedwetting. Severe kidney damage -> lack of erythropoetin production -> bone marrow suppression anemia, also electrolyte disturbances.Hydronephrosis -> nausea, vomiting, abdo pain. ...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