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Medicine For Horseshoe Kidney
None required: Horseshoe kidney is usually two normal kidneys joined together in midline. Junction or isthmus can be anything from thick kidney tissue to a fibrous band. In past drs thought isthmus had 2B divided, this is almost always unnecessary ; then only with strong evidence that it is causing pain. Sometimes associated with ureteral obstruction ; hydronephrosis which can be corrected by a good urologist. ...Read more
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
Interesting question: A horseshoe kidney would be created by the material that failed to separate & form two separate ones. You certainly couldn't do so while alive (you would die). I doubt that they could use one as a organ donation at death because of the abnormal blood supply and other hookups. ...Read more
The 2 joined togethr: This generally would mean the tissues meant to form 2 separate kidneys never separated and just formed one. ...Read more
Horseshoe kidney means you have only one kidney due to the fusion of normally two separate kidneys, so you cannot donate one. Well you could, but it would entail more risk as the horseshoe kidney would need to be divided to remove one half.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Not a likely choice: The horseshoe configuration is usually derived from a separation failure of embryonic kidney tissue in early life. Instead of forming two distinct kidneys, one is formed. An ultrasound could confirm this. ...Read more
I have a horseshoe kidney. Lucky that II ha e not had many problems. As I age, are there concerns I need to be aware of? Do I need to b monitored
Usually no: Most horseshoe kidneys r in fact 2 normal kidneys attached at the lower end. Some subjects have hydronephrosis due to obstruction at kidney ureteropelvic juction ; may require surgical correction. Very occasional patient might have severe persistent or recurrent abdominal pain which might benefit from division of isthmus joining both kidneys. Was fashionable procedure 50yrs ago, thankfully no more. ...Read more
Doc says that I have a horseshoe kidney, but also said that it was only on one side? Is this possible?
Yes: Horseshoe kidney is the common term for crossed fused renal ectopia. The kidneys cross the midline and are fused together into one unit. They are ectopic or out-of-place. While most end up near the middle of the body, sometimes the horseshoe. ...Read more
Horseshoe kidney: They are unrelated so if you have that it is a sporadic situation. ...Read more
Hello my son is 1 year and 3 months and he was born with horseshoe kidney he also had neuroblastoma and had surgery for it about 3 weeks ago. He loves?
No?, no answer: You posted some interesting information but asked no related question. You get the most from this public site if you post related information and ask a concise question. You are welcome to start over. ...Read more
Here are some...: Yes, an expert can, but do you need such surgery? Remember: Not everyone with a white coat on has the same professional capacity; so I wish you well & luck. Before embarking a surgery, always balance the medical necessity and professional possibility. So, ask doctor with critical questions as to the indications, potential complications, and realistic expectation during and after surgery if needed. ...Read more
No - you will be ok:
Keppra (levetiracetam) does not affect the kidneys much, it is predominantly metabolized in the blood.
A horseshoe kidney has a different shape, but it is not especially susceptible to the toxic effects of medications.
You should not be concerned about the effects of keppra (levetiracetam) on your kidney. ...Read more
Is a horseshoe kidney considered a disability? My Daughter was diagnosed about 1 year ago & can this be the reason for her unknown seizures.
Kidney and seizures: Horseshoe kidney is not a cause for seizures, and it should not affect a person's physical or mental abilities. ...Read more
I have stage 4 CKD caused by horseshoe kidney birth defect. Age 24. Also augmented bladder with miftroffonoff. I take D-Mannose and natural supplements along with diet to manage my health. Will taking activated charcoal benefit my kidney condition?
Not exactly: The main idea is to prevent damage to kidneys from medicines and other causes. However, medicines are used to treat a specific cause. So, depending on cause we choose medicine. No medicine can be given a blanket statement of being good for kidney function. Not even drinking lots of water. Even liberal water could cause overload problems in patients with kidney, liver, or heart disease. ...Read more
Yes: There are many medications that require monitoring kidney function to be sure they are not doing harm. Speak to your doctor for those that might be important for you. ...Read more
Failed kidney meds: There are no medicines to reverse end stage renal disease (ESRD), once a patient is on dialysis. Patients who have acute renal failure can come off dialysis once their kidneys resume working and if one has ESRD the patient (P) will be on some type of renal replacement therapy for the rest of the P's life, unless the P is transplanted. ...Read more
Yes: In addition to drug choices, there are a number of herbal and homeopathic remedies that support kidney function. There are also therapies that help as well, such as detoxification programs, as there are many chemicals and heavy metals that impair kidney function. I always advise that these programs should be done under a physicians supervision. ...Read more
Nothing: This is usually not a significant finding on ultrasound and doesn't require treatment. ...Read more
Failed kidney meds: If a person has end stage kidney disease and is on some sort of dialysis (D), there is no medicine available to restore the person's kidney function. If the patient has advanced chronic kidney disease, not on D, and has some sort of glomerulonephritis, (G) depending on the type of G, there may be some medicines that can prolong kidney function. ...Read more
Failed kidney cure?: If one has acute renal failure due to drugs, for example, removal of those drugs can improve kidney function. If the kidney failure is chronic, the chances of medicine restoring kidney function are remote, at best. If the patient has end stage renal disease due to diabetes or hypertension, dialysis or a kidney transplant are the only options open to the patient. ...Read more
You would have to: Tell us which drug test you are referring to - for us to give helpful feedback. Are you asking for confirmation of this? Please clarify and re-ask. ...Read more
I took my kidney detox medicine but I am not sure if I had actually taken it earlier or not. Can this hurt me?
No this will not hurt you.
But drink lots of extra fluid - up to 4 quarts per day ...Read more
Hi, I am currently on 2 BP medicines. One of which I am taking 2x a day. I have damage to my right kidney, I have pain in my left. Has damage spread?
My husband recently found out that he has horseshoe shaped kidney... He is in merchant navy actually in oil and chemical tankers... Till now he has no?
Horseshoe kidney: Usually has no symptoms but can put people at risks for kidney stones and urinary infections so do have a low threshold to seek urgent attention if abdominal pain urinary pain/frequency or nausea. Worth discussing with your doctor non urgently as some rarer conditions associated with plus to make a plan re what to look out for etc ...Read more
Horseshoe kidney: This is a congenital disorder which occurs in 1 out of 500 people. It is not an inherited condition. People with horseshoe kidneys can have a higher risk of a condition called UPJ obstruction due to position of the collecting sytem ...Read more
Drink more,,: The best way to control kidney stones is by drinking lots more fluids to help them pass out in the urine. This also helps stop them from forming. Some medications like Alpha blockers (tamsulosin) and calcium channel blockers (nifedipine) are used to expel stones. Others like nsaids are used to manage pain. Best of luck ...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 more
Failed kidneys meds: There are no medications to cure "failed kidneys". If one has renal failure, one goes on some type of dialysis. If you are talking about chronic kidney disease, in patients with abnormal kidney function not needing dialysis. Drugs like ace-inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers can prolong renal function. Speak to the person's doctor to gain more information about that particular case. ...Read more
Kidney stone: Kidney stones can pass or can break up if small and fragile. A 4 mm stone will either pass down your ureter or will fragment. Your diet is hugely important. Avoid animal protein, drink 4-5 liters of fluid per day, plus at least one liter lemonade or 4 tablespoons lemon extract. Taking hydrochlorothiazide will prevent further growth. Taking sodium citrate will help 3 ounces per day. ...Read more
Generally not: Alcohol and many drugs are processed by the liver to a form (/metabolite) that can be excreted by the kidney. Most people with solitary kidney have normal urine output and kidney-related blood tests (bun & creatine). It is a concern if you get infection / trauma / drugs processed by kidney, as do not have "back up". ...Read more
Could you please suggest any sugar drug which does noteffect much on kidney. What about galvus met.
Oral hyperglycemics: Oral drugs used to control blood glucose have no effects on kidney function a number of drugs accumulate in face of decreses kidney function and produce negative effects make sure kidney is not affected by function gladys met is a combination pill with no damaging effects on kidney. ...Read more
Fever everynight with pain in the down back side (kidney area). Took medicines but didn't find relieve.
Pyelonephritis: This may be a sign of a serious kidney infection called pyelonephritis. You should consider evaluation by a primary care physician. ...Read more
There is 5.2mm stone in my kidney. How I can remove this. Which medicine I take for this. Which food I can eat and donot eat?
Kidney stone: This size kidney stone can shrink or it can grow. To get this to shrink, you must follow a very careful diet and fluid plan. Essential components are: drink 4 liters per day; drink at least one quart of strong lemonade per day; eat very little salt; minimize animal protein; add 4 servings of tropical fruit per day; avoid tea, chocolate, spinach, kale, okra, rhubarb (all rich in oxalate). ...Read more
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