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National Kidney And Urologic Diseases
Urology is a medical and surgical specialty that deals with the urinary tract (kidney, ureter, bladder, & urethra) of men and women; & the reproductive system of men. It is a broad field dealing with issues ranging from infections & kidney stones to surgical problems such as congenital defects, cancer surgery, and incontinence. Urologists are board certified by ...Read more
Loosely: Sjogren's syndrome is an autoimmune disease that causes decreased secretions from your tear and salivary glands. It has been associated with renal tubular acidosis. Renal tubular acidosis can predispose a person to kidney stones. So, in a rather round-about fashion, sjogren's syndrome and stones are sorta related. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Some are: Kidneys in children with chronic renal failure often can not concentrate their urine. As a result, such chi;ldren hve to drink much more than normal just to remain hydrated. This results in tmem producing an abnormally hugh urine volume which i turn makes them harder to toilet train. Suggest you discuss this with child's nephrologist. ...Read more
Possible: U can detect abnormalities in urine test and measure the amount of creatinine you are filtering in 24 hours, but the test to diagnose and stage kidney disease are usually done in the blood since that is easier. Here is a comprehensive article: http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/03/how-do-physicians-check-your-kidneys.Html. ...Read more
What's an alternative remedy for a patient with kidney failure aside from dialysis and kidney transplant?
Not remedy - death: Some patients with kidney failure who are not actively depressed, have tried dialysis and are not reasonable transplant candidates choose to withdraw from care and knowingly accept that they will die. This is allowed in the us but certainly not encouraged. A pulitzer prize winning author, james michener, decided after the age of 90 that he had written his last book and did withdraw from dialysis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Kidney failure : The most common causes of severe kidney failure are diabetes and high blood pressure.Less common causes are kidney toxins, especially medications, or inflammation caused by systemic diseases or idiopathic kidney inflammation.The kidneys do tend to wear out over time due to aging, especially for those with cardiovascular disease, but in that condition it is usually other insults that make it bad. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What's the difference between a kidney disease, and auto immune kidney disease? My protien is 9, 876.
Kidney disease: The term kidney disease is a very general term and has no indication of cause. The term autoimmune indicates specifically that an immune attack arose within your body that is attacking the kidney. Therapy typically includes prednisone, plus cytoxan or prograf or cyclosporin or cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) or imuran. Proteinuria of 9876 is very high and indicates severe attack and leakage of protein. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes yes: for problems such as infection, but usually requires blood test to determine renal failure. ...Read more
Can you have benign microscopic hematuria that isn't caused by bladder cancer, kidney stones, kidney disease etc?
Here are some ...: More than 100 reasons can be listed for microhematuria, i.e., >3 RBCs / HPF, and the odd from urinary malignancy is low at around 3 % in thorough work-up with imaging studies and cystoscopy, etc. Although Doc could not specifically give definite DX for all occasions, a proper attention to ?UTI, ?obstruction, ?stones, ?tumors, and ?kidney inflammation of a wide range of causes should well cover... ...Read more
In case of kidney transplant due to chronic kidney failure, which donated kidney is preferred: living related or living unrelated kidney?
Immunosuppression: I am not a kidney transplant specialist, but i still think i can answer. Patients that receive an organ transplant usually need ongoing immunosuppression to prevent rejection. That can include a variety of drugs including steroids. Diabetes, bone loss - steroid induced cancer - immunosuppression drugs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For 55+ female, how should early/mid stage kidney disorder or kidney stone affect CBC & serum creatinine results ?
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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