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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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I have chronic coughing and it does bother me as it hurts my back when I cough, due to having a herniated disk in lower back.?

I have chronic coughing and it does bother me as it hurts my back when I cough, due to having a herniated disk in lower back.?

Possible: Back pain that radiates to leg and lancinating that is worsened by coughing or strining is suggestive of a herniated disc
physical therapy, and other modalities are vailable see your family doctor to havre it further dealt with. ...Read more

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What are types of stretches or exercises that will help relieve pain from a herniated disk in the lower back?

What are types of stretches or exercises that will help relieve pain from a herniated disk in the lower back?

Strengthen your core: Exercises that strengthen the muscles which support your spine will help keep the disc from getting worse. If you over stretch it can make things worse but stretching and strengthening exercises with a person who knows what they are doing, will help a lot. ...Read more

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Is it safe to run or jog with a herniated disk in my lower back?

Is it safe to run or jog with a herniated disk in my lower back?

It depends...: Many have herniated or bulging disks in the lumbar spine that do not cause symptoms. However, generally speaking, if a herniation is acute (occurring within a recent time period) and is causing symptoms, then running should be suspended. The high-impact nature of running may cause the symptoms to increase or persist. Swimming or the elliptical generally are better choices in this situation. ...Read more

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Can I still play some volleyball with a herniated disk in my lower back?

Can I still play some volleyball with a herniated disk in my lower back?

Yes depending on...: This depends on the type and severity of your symptoms as well as what aggravates them or makes them feel better. Exercise is generally better than rest but it depends on the exercise & sport as to how it affects you. ...Read more

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How painful is it? After lower back surgery for a herniated disk?

How painful is it? After lower back surgery for a herniated disk?

Not awful: People with a really bad radiculopathy often wake up from surgery feeling better, happy to trade postoperative pain for the radicular pain. Patients typically go home same or next day with oral pain medications. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms? After lower back surgery for a herniated disk?

What are the symptoms? After lower back surgery for a herniated disk?

Usually none except: Most disc surgeries are successful when done for primarily sciatic pain in a non smoker, 90-95%. There is usually some incisional pain based on the size of incision. There may or may not be some residual pain in the leg usually due to ongoing nerve irritation from its prior compression by the disc or by the manipulation during surgery. Sometimes, there can be residual neurologic symptoms ...Read more

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How will your back feel after lower back surgery for a herniated disk?

How will your back feel after lower back surgery for a herniated disk?

Usually just. ..: Usually this is just incisional pain of up to 2 weeks duration. If there was back pain equal to or worse than leg pain pre operatively, then you most likely will not get much improvement of your back pain & all bets are off if you are a smoker. However, about 10% of disc surgery patients can experience back pain due to ongoing degenerative changes in disc over time with a 5% risk of reherniation. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having a herniated disk in the lower back? I have numbness and tingling in the lower back when sitting?

What are the symptoms of having a herniated disk in the lower back? I have numbness and tingling in the lower back when sitting?

Many symptoms...: While this could be a sign of a herniated disc, it sounds a little more like facet arthritis as it does not radiate to different areas and does not have a constant dull ache. That being said, a physical exam and imaging would be necessary to be sure. If you are concerned about an actual herniation, then I would recommend seeing a physician for an exam to be safe. ...Read more

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I have a herniated disk in my lower back. Why does it hurt so much when I cough or sneeze?

I have a herniated disk in my lower back. Why does it hurt so much when I cough or sneeze?

Stretch: The sneeze is causing a localized vibration/trauma which causes the spine to shift and impinge upon the nerve rootlets.. ...Read more

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I have a herniated disk in my lower back what precautions should I take being pregnant and having a 1 year old?

Don't sit too much: Sitting too much or laying down too much isn't healthy overall, and isn't healthy for your back. See a physical therapist. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do at home to help with my lower back pain. I have a herniated disk and I'm getting surgery but until then im suffering :/?

Is there anything I can do at home to help with my lower back pain. I have a herniated disk and I'm getting surgery but until then im suffering :/?

Non-operative: You should try gentle stretching and core strengthening exercises. You can try a hot tub or heating pad but use it sparingly and don't injure yourself by too much heat. Injections can often relieve the sciatic pain by both reducing inflammation of the nerve and also dissolving some of the fat around the nerves which can often yield excellent relief. It all these fail then surgery may be needed. ...Read more

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Does a herniated disk in the lower back cause burning pain in the back and the leg? Please explain and help

Does a herniated disk in the lower back cause burning pain in the back and the leg? Please explain and help

Yes: Because the disc is impinging the nerve that goes down your leg. Treatment options include conservative treatment, steroid injections, and surgery depending on extent of the herniation, symptoms, signs, etc. Consult a neurologist. ...Read more

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Does kinesio tape help if you have a herniated disk in the lower back? Why does my knee hurt and burn just as much as my back?

Does kinesio tape help if you have a herniated disk in the lower back? Why does my knee hurt and burn just as much as my back?

Very little evidence: Kinesio tape has been shown to have very little or trivial benefit in treating musculoskeletal sports injuries, and there's less evidence to support using it in back injuries. Sciatica, or radicular back pain, will cause pain away from the injury which can be quite severe. The good news is that sciatica is very treatable and your back and leg pain should both resolve. ...Read more

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I have 2 herniated disk on my lower back due to a car accident, every time I'm on my period my back hurts to the point I can't walk, is that normal?

It is not normal: Pain is never normal. There are various lower back disorders which could cause pain during the period. I can appreciate your concerned about your health, but finding a proper diagnosis and treatment may be the answer to your worries. Rec.: see your physician for examination, tests and referral, if needed, for the treatment. ...Read more

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What causes numbness in the lower back? I do have a herniated disk. My low back doesn't feel right also have extreme leg pain with numb and tingling?

What causes numbness in the lower back? I do have a herniated disk. My low back doesn't feel right also have extreme leg pain with numb and tingling?

Numbness in your-: -back is not from a disk but leg pain & numbness in the legs can be disk related. Get in to see a fellowship trained spine surgeon & get an answer. ...Read more

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I have a herniated disk on my lower back & I play sports my surgeon told me to stop playing for 4 months I was wondering why should I stop sports if I have no pain while playing & no pain after I play, I have pain when I'm not active so why stop?

I have a herniated disk on my lower back & I play sports my surgeon told me to stop playing for 4 months I was wondering why should I stop sports if I have no pain while playing & no pain after I play, I have pain when I'm not active so why stop?

Please repost: Perhaps to try to let the disc herniation resolve spontaneously. Please repost and include the answer your surgeon gave you to this question; or if you have not asked your surgeon - after all, (s)he's the one who told you - please state why not. ...Read more

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Herniated disk in my lower back right above my butt, having numbness in my right leg. Hurts to breathe. Should I go to er?

Pain control only: Chances are the er physician will do the best he/she can to get your pain under control; however, long term treatment should be discussed between you and your regular physician. Typically, i'd recommend an MRI of your back as well as emg/nerve conduction study to see where to go next. These will not be done in the er. Again, er is good for short term pain control only. ...Read more

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Husbands left side of lower back hurts when he walks, when laying down flexing right leg sends a sharp pain. Some swelling, herniated disk?

Husbands left side of lower back hurts when he walks, when laying down flexing right leg sends a sharp pain. Some swelling, herniated disk?

Cross SLR: This could be a sign of a lumbar spine intervertebral disc herniation or something else. See your doctor for further evaluation and examination. The history and exam may be able to diagnose a disc herniation. An MRI is often needed to confirm the diagnosis and to help guide treatment options. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a me to have a herniated disk in my lower back? Extreme pain with coughing, sneezing with bending over & extending my legs.

Is it possible for a me to have a herniated disk in my lower back? Extreme pain with coughing, sneezing with bending over & extending my legs.

Classic signs: Pain on valsava (coughing/straining/sneezing) causes increased intra spinal pressure = pain with herniation

pain on straight leg raising = stretching nerve root. ...Read more

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I'm having lower back pain. I had surgery on my back 2 years ago for a herniated disk. I tried motrin and Soma (carisoprodol) for pain nothing helps. Any ideas please?

Instability: Some patients develop instability after discectomy due to loss of disc material and perhaps some pre-existing instability which led to the herniation in the first place. You should see your surgeon and be evaluated. Most of the time physical therapy is all it takes to alleviate these symptoms. If you have pain which radiates to your leg, those might be from a recurrent disc. ...Read more

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My wife has severe lower back pain. The pain came on gradually. She can walk with the aid of a walker. She has noradicular pain. The doctor in the ER thinks that it is a herniated disk but I think it is a spasm. Your opinion?

My wife has severe lower back pain. The pain came on gradually. She can walk with the aid of a walker. She has noradicular pain. The doctor in the ER thinks that it is a herniated disk but I think it is a spasm. Your opinion?

Herniated disc?: Sounds like your wife needs an mri. Herniated disc is likely, although it could be several different things. If your wife has new weakness, bowel, or bladder changes these are never normal and need to be worked up emergently. ...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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Can glutathione IV cause kidney problems?

Can glutathione IV cause kidney problems?

Not likely: Glutathione is produced naturally by the liver and I'm not aware of any toxicity problems with it. It is sometimes actually given to patients with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis. Any other questions can be answered by your pharmacist who has more access to this information. ...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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Can taking glutathione IV cause kidney problems?

Can taking glutathione IV cause kidney problems?

In fact: Glutathione IV is GIVEN in patients with kidney failure to supposedly help "tired blood" (anemia) There are no scientifically based medical studies showing the effectiveness of supplementing this chemical which is produced in large quantities in normal LIVER.
MY OPINION ONLY
Hope it helps
Dr Z ...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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I had a creatinine level 109, do you think I have kidney problems? Thanks

I had a creatinine level 109, do you think I have kidney problems? Thanks

Ask your doctor...: Without the source of specimen like urine or blood and their units of value, it is impossible to what 109 may refer to. Besides, always correlate the lab reports with clinical pictures. How to sort all the related things out for good care? Follow suggestion in articles listed in http://formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. Best wish... More? Welcome to contact me at www. Healthtap. Com/dr-Lin... ...Read more

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Can a person with kidney problems drink tea?

Can a person with kidney problems drink tea?

Yes: Should probably avoid excessive tea drinking because there were some old reports about possible association of kidney stones I british troops stationed in india in days of the british empire. Probably had more to do with heat and inadequate hydration. Couple of cups or glasses/day in presence of kidney problems should be perfectly safe. Unless subject is fluid restricted for azotemia or dialysis. ...Read more

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Does a urologist treat more than kidney problems?

Does a urologist treat more than kidney problems?

Surgical treatments: Urologists are surgeons treating kidney, bladder, prostate in men, and related problems. May differ
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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

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. 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