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Doctor insights on: Kidneys Protected From Sports Impact

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If I only have one kidney, should I be wearing something to protect it during contact sports?

If I only have one kidney, should I be wearing something to protect it during contact sports?

Yes: Yes, depending on the type of contact sports. Contact sports that involve high velocity contact (football, some martial arts, boxing) need protection. Those with less of a chance of impact to the abdomen or back (basketball, soccer, cheer) should discuss it with their doctor. Those contact sports with low impact to the abdomen or back (wrestling, volleyball), it is not likely needed. ...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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Are there any muscles protecting the kidneys from sports injuries?

Are there any muscles protecting the kidneys from sports injuries?

Some: The kidneys are partly protected by the ribs (rib cage) and partly by overlying fat and muscles. Of course, the best protection is to avoid direct blows or forces and to use safety gear appropriate to the sport. ...Read more

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Should I do sports if my kidney are colds?

Should I do sports if my kidney are colds?

Sorry: The question is not understood. Please rephrase. ...Read more

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Can contact sports be played with mild decreased kidney function?

Can contact sports be played with mild decreased kidney function?

Yes: I think so- as long as you continue to follow your doctor's recommendation on the management of your kidney disease. If that is declined due to dehydration, then you should make sure that you hydrate your self well-especially with your active lifestyle. If that is due to your high blood pressure or diabetes- you need to make sure you follow up your doctor;s recommendation on that issue. ...Read more

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Which sports should I avoid if i had a kidney transplant?

Which sports should I avoid if i had a kidney transplant?

Very few: I tell my patients tackle football, boxing, and skydiving. Use common sense. If you are fit you should be able to do most any sport. You should be aware there is an organized transplant olympics every few years; you would be shocked to see just how talented and capable many transplant recipients perform. ...Read more

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What sports should I avoid playing if i recently had a kidney transplant?

What sports should I avoid playing if i recently had a kidney transplant?

Contact sports: Avoid all contact sports like foot ball etc caution and common sense to avoid trauma near the transplanted kidney. ...Read more

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What sports can a person play if they have had a kidney transplant?

Anything non-contact: The benefits of sports, physical activity and general exercise are overwhelmingly favorable for everyone, and especially transplant recipients. However, it may be worth reviewing with your physician first if you have had any heart problems, have new diabetes or vascular trouble since the transplant. But, these are all also important reasons to exercise if at all possible! clear with your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi, I want to know what to do to protect kidney in old people over (75) Thanks ?

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I want to know what to do to protect kidney in old people over (75)
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Taurine, Chelation: Taurine 1500 mg per day may improve renal function. Also, intravenous chelation therapy judiciously applied, will improve kidney function. Start with 500-1,000 mg per infusion, and gradually increase the dose based on glomerular filtration rate (GFR), creatinine, and Cystatin C. Avoid NSAIDs, which are nephrotoxic. ...Read more

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Does nifedical protect your kidneys?

High BP: In individuals with high blood pressure, control of BP with medications such as Nifedipine will help protect the kidneys from long term effects of high blood pressure. ...Read more

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