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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


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Do kidney problems cause brown spots on your body?

Do kidney problems cause brown spots on your body?

Usually not: There is a condition called neurofibromatosis associated with cafe au lait spots. These spots are large, more than 1 cm in diameter, flat, painless, numbering more than 5 on the body. Patients can develop blockages of the kidney arteries. This causes severe hypertension. If you have kidney failure you can develop nodularis prurigo, severe itchy lumps that darken after time. ...Read more

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Can I have laser liposuction if I have diabetes and kidney problems? I would like to have it performed on a few areas of body as I have read some positive things about it. First i need to know if having my health conditions precludes me from having laser

Can I have laser liposuction if I have diabetes and kidney problems? I would like to have it performed on a few areas of body as I have read some positive things about it. First i need to know if having my health conditions precludes me from having laser

Possibly.: Patients with medical “problems” are sometimes able to undergo elective plastic surgical procedures. These patients should have the medical conditions under good control; evaluation by their family practitioners/ internist is important prior to proceeding. This pre-operative “clearance” will provide your plastic surgeon with helpful information. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How much protein grams / kg of my body mass is it safe to intake over a day, if i weight-lift 4-5 times a week? (to avoid kidney problems etc.) ?

How much protein grams / kg of my body mass is it safe to intake over a day, if i weight-lift 4-5 times a week? (to avoid kidney problems etc.) ?

1-2 grams/kg: Average would be one gram of protein per kg of body weight. Two would be the upper limit of grams per kg of body weight to take as protein if you want to avoid kidney problems. Always keep yourself well hydrated with at least a gallon of water a day to keep the kidney working and help flush out excess protein. ...Read more

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Treated for UTI but still feel very sick , weak limbs, muscle spasms all over body and very weak . Did my UTI cause kidney problems ? No back pain .

Treated for UTI but still feel very sick , weak limbs, muscle spasms all over body and very weak . Did my UTI cause kidney problems ? No back pain .

"Damage" unlikely: It often takes time to feel 100% again after treatment of any type of infectious process including a UTI in a 27 year old. Just stay the course with your medications, drink plenty of water, cranberry juice if that's your persuasion during this decade when it appears to be helpful, and remember, to wipe "Front to Back." If symptoms still persist within the next few days, call your doctor. ...Read more

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On average, how much water can a kidney process in 24 hours? Say you are healthy and don't have any kidney problems.

12 L: As long as you are eating something during the day, your kidneys can excrete about 12l of free water in your urine. Everyone has their own maximum, and as we age and develop either kidney or other diseases, this number decreases. Drinking excessive water can make you seriously ill if your kidneys can't keep up. ...Read more

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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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Can small children have kidney problems?

Can small children have kidney problems?

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 more

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How do I know if I have kidney problems?

Asymptomatic: Apart from kidney stones or sources of bleeding, kidney disease is largely asymptomatic. You can ask your doctor to screen you for diabetes, hypertension, check your blood chemistry, and spot urine albumin/creatinine ratio for an initial line of evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of kidney problems?

Plenty: Decreased urine output may or may not be seen, change in urine color possible, fatigue, swelling, chest pain. Depends on the severity of kidney problems. Please see a more comprehensive list here: http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/04/what-are-signs-and-symptoms-of-ckd.Html. ...Read more

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Dr. George Klauber
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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 ...Read more