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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
NSAIDS: Sold over-the-counter, and used commonly for pain control, the group of medications called nsaids- non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs include aspirin, Naproxen and Ibuprofen (motrin or advil). They can be quite harmful to kidney function, which is why the label instructions must always be followed. Routine, daily use is probably unwise for anyone. Donors should generally avoid these drugs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
POSSIBLY Kidney: The location of back pain is important. 'kidney pain' is usually in the mid-back not low back--generally. A kidney infection is usually 1-sided with fever and usually preceded by a bladder infection. A kidney stone also is usually 1 sided with pain radiating to groin with blood in urine (or dark urine). Back pain is a very common problem usually due to muscle-skeletal problems. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Kidney symptoms: The symptom most predictive of a kidney problem is moderate to severe pain next to your spine just below your lowest rib. Usually it occurs on only 1 side. This could be due to kidney stones, kidney infection, or a kidney tumor. Other symptoms: a very small amount of urine over a 24-hour period, or a very, very high amount of urine. Many kidney diseases, eg chronic renal failure have no symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe bad,never good: Sodas have a high acid content can make it easier for kidney stones to form. If you are drinking little water, eating lots of acidic foods, drinking soda on top of that can cause kidney stone formation, which can lead to pain and obstruction of the kidneys. Drinking soda (esp. Regular, but even diet) is never good for you. Limit consumption if possible. Moderation and balance are key! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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