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Kidney Problems (Definition)
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.
Very much so: Children can be born with congenital kidney problems of various dgerees of severity & can develop kiney problems as small children. Children can have polycystic, multicystic or dysplastic kidneys. Horseshoe or ectopic kidneys. Hydronephrotic obstructed kidneys either in single or one segment or both segments of a duplex kidney. Pyelonephritis, glomerulonephtitis, hemolytic- uremic syndrome, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends.: Lithium is a salt, an electrolyte, just like the table salt on your food. The kidney regulates the electrolytes in your body. With lithium, because it is similar to sodium and potassium, the kidney treats the lithium as if it were one of those others. And, as such, each person is unique. I've had patients on lithium for decades without problems, and some for only a year.Which is why blood is got. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
By inheriting them.: Many of the problems young people have, incl. kidney problems, can passed down through a family. If someone has something no one's had before, it may be because of the union of genes from both their mom and their dad. Or maybe because of exposure to something before birth or earlier in life. But how you, yourself, got what you have can only be told to you by your own Doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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