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Is kidney damage the same as kidney disease and am i ok to drink fruit tea?

Is kidney damage the same as kidney disease and am i ok to drink fruit tea?

About the same: Really just wordplay here. Any kidney disease can cause kidney damage. The question is, is it acute-reversible; or chronic results in permanent kidney damage. You need to discuss the dietary impact with your nephrologsit. ...Read more

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 are the odds of someone my age having kidney disease? My urine appears bubbly i also hardly drink water i drink a lot of tea

What are the odds of someone my age having kidney disease? My urine appears bubbly i also hardly drink water i drink a lot of tea

Kidney disease?: You cannot diagnose kidney disease by bubbles in the urine. Have a urine analysis done. If it is negative, you have nothing to worry about. If you have protein in your urine, you will need to see a physician to get some blood and a 24 hour urine collection to see your GFR and to see how much protein you have in your urine. Your water and tea ingestion have no impact on your urinary bubbles. ...Read more

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Why do folk medicine people say you have kidney disease if you wake up at 3am a lot?

Why do folk medicine people say you have kidney disease if you wake up at 3am a lot?

See below: They were right, as you loose kidney function ie if your blood tests reveal lower GFR , your kidneys loose the ability to concentrate urine and your blader gets full quickly and you may have to empty the bladder a few times at night , not particularly at 3 am! ...Read more

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Can a man with stage 3 kidney disease take 20mg of cialis?

Can a man with stage 3 kidney disease take 20mg of cialis?

With caution.: Caution is recommend with Cialis use in patients with decreased kidney function. Dosing of Cialis needs to be adjusted in kidney disease, and is based on gfr. Stage 3 represents a GFR of 30-59ml/min. The dose is 5mg once per day max. For kidney function worse than this, 5mg once every 72 hours is possible, but not recommended. ...Read more

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Is a 20mg Cialis pill safe for a man with stage 3 kidney disease?

Is a 20mg Cialis pill safe for a man with stage 3 kidney disease?

Cialis in Stage 3: Yes, it is. See your nephrologist and he will tell you that the only absolute contraindication against taking drugs like Cialis is using nitrates. This is because nitrates lower blood pressure by vasodiliation. Kidney function, at any level, is not a problem taking drugs like cialis. ...Read more

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Might it happen that a man with polycystic kidney disease have children?

Might it happen that a man with polycystic kidney disease have children?

Usually!: Adult polycystic kidney disease (apkd) is one of the most common inherited disorders. Extra-renal manifestation of apkd is not uncommon. Cysts involving the male reproductive system have been reported. Among cysts involving the reproductive system, seminal vesicle cysts have been reported. Current literature reports that majority of men "remain fertile.". ...Read more

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Why are patients with chronic kidney disease at higher risk for drug related complications?

Why are patients with chronic kidney disease at higher risk for drug related complications?

Kidneys filter drugs: When Chronic kidney disease is diagnosed kidney function have already dwindled. One of the many functions of kidneys is to filters drugs and their metabolic products into urine and excrete them. When that function is compromised, complications arise frequently. ...Read more

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What might be the life expendancy of a 64 year old man with stage 3, GFR of 35, kidney disease?

Normal if controlled: Ckd stage 3 is usually caused by underlying medical disease such as diabetes, HTN and/or renal tones. If your medical diseases are well controlled, then your kidney disease is likely to worsen and you can have a normal life span. It is all about controlling and managing what got you to stage 3 kidney disease to improve your life expectancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 5mg of Cialis for daily use for a man with stage 3 kidney disease?

Check with your doc.: This dose is appropriate for your degree of kidney dysfunction, however many people with chronic kidney disease also take medications that could have significant interactions with cialis. Also other disorders such as heart disease common in patients with kidney disease may limit your use of this medication. I urge you to check with your doctor to make sure that Cialis is safe for you. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Diseases (Definition)

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Previous Kidney Disease (Definition)

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