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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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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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Please tell me what can give you kidney problems?

Please tell me what can give you kidney problems?

Several Conditions: Following can cause kidney problems 1diabetese mellitus 2uncontrolled high blood pressure 3kidney conditions like polycystic kidneys, pyelonephritis, glomerulonephritis or problem you are born with 4narrow or blocked renal arteries 5long term use of meds that are toxic to kidneys like nsaids like ibuprophen;celebrex but diabetese and high blood pressure are most common leading to kidney failure. ...Read more

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If I exercise regularly should I be less likely to have kidney problems?

If I exercise regularly should I be less likely to have kidney problems?

Good general health: Not related. However, you need to keep up with your fluid intake and avoid dehdration to reduce risk of kidney stones. ...Read more

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Does diabetes cause kidney problems?

Does diabetes cause kidney problems?

Diabetic nephropathy: Diabetes causing high blood sugar can damage kidneys because sugar is filtered by kidney glomeruli. High blood sugar damages the filters so that larger molecules such as protein, which normall are retained, escape through the filters causing proteinuria or albuninuria which damages kidneys firther.Kidney damage causes hypertension whichs adds to damage.Early diagnosis & treatment can slow disease. ...Read more

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Is cheese bad for people having kidney problems?

Is cheese bad for people having kidney problems?

Kidney problems: It depends on the kidney problem. For people with chronic kidney disease or who or on dialysis, cheese has alot of phosphorus and that can build up in the body. If someone is having stones or other bladder infections, cheese should not directly effect the kidneys. ...Read more

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Could not drinking enough cause kidney problems?

Could not drinking enough cause kidney problems?

Yes it can: Most common problem is development of kidney stones due to hyper-concentration of urine ; crystallisation of urinary salts. Also increase risk f urinary infections which could ascend from bladder, cause pyelonephritis ; damage kidneys. ...Read more

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What should be the diet plan for someone with kidney problems?

What should be the diet plan for someone with kidney problems?

Recommend: not covering this in 400 characters or less. Working with a nutritionist would be of much more benefit to you. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Bulging Disk (Definition)

Wear and tear can cause degeneration in the vertebral column, and cause discs to deteriorate. The supportive basket, nucleus fibrosis develops small tears. A bulge is minimal perhaps a few millimeters, and is clinically insignificant, but additional disc displacement such as protrusion or herniation may compress ...Read more


Dr. Adam Lewis
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Lumbar (Low Back) Herniated Disk (Definition)

Herniated disk is a medical condition in which the gel like disk between the bones of the spine squeezes out of its center position. Because nerves run in the spine right next to the disk, a herniated disk can compress a nerve and cause symptoms such as low back pain, numbness and tingling. ...Read more