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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 some of the symptoms of kidney problems?

What are some of the symptoms of kidney problems?

Flank pain, blood: Back pain in the flank at level of lower back ribcage, can be very severe kidney stones. Blood in the urine, in any amount, either bright red or rust brown. Flank pain with fever, chills 7 vomiting. Back pain aftr uti. Puffiness of the eyes or ankles. Thirst and producing excessive volumes of urine. Absent urine production from acute medical kidney disease. High blood pressure & headaches etc. ...Read more

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Herniated Disk (Definition)

Herniated disk is also known as Bulging disk. 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 ...Read more


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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