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Polycystic kidney disease and kidney stones, are they related?

Polycystic kidney disease and kidney stones, are they related?

Kidney stones: No but they can occur together. Cysts in the kidneys are not necessarily polycystic kidneys which is an inherited familiar disease. ...Read more

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Urology (Definition)

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


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List of good foods for a person with stage 3 kidney disease?

List of good foods for a person with stage 3 kidney disease?

Low sodium: Low sodium, avoid so called 'pop' or coke products, avoid nsaids, sometimes to avoid high potassium foods like tomato, orange, banana and potato. Healthy eating and lifestyle usually helps. ...Read more

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Are sjordens diease and kindey stones affilated?

Are sjordens  diease and kindey stones affilated?

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 more

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Treatments of kidney disease?

Treatments of kidney disease?

Many: There are many causes there fore many treatments. Relief of mechanical obstructioin, control of blood pressure, immunsuppressants, control of diabetes, antibiotics, stone removal, plasma exchange. You need to tailor the treatment to your condition. ...Read more

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Why are kids with chronic renal failure (kidney disease) harder to toilet train?

Why are kids with chronic renal failure (kidney disease) harder to toilet train?

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

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Is kidney stone analysis is relevent to follow up care of kidney stone?

Is kidney stone analysis is relevent to follow up care of kidney stone?

Yes: There are many types of kidney stones. The chemical analysis of one's stone helps guide future treatment and prevention. ...Read more

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Can they detect kidney disease, or kidney failure in a urine test?

Can they detect kidney disease, or kidney failure in a urine test?

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

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Are kidney failure and diabetes inheritable?

Are kidney failure and diabetes inheritable?

Genetics: Both are. Certain forms of kidney disease have characteristic forms of passing from one generation to the next. If you have a 1st degree relative who has diabetes, your risk goes up quite high. ...Read more

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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 more

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What diseases or conditions commonly lead to needing a kidney transplantation?

What diseases or conditions commonly lead to needing a kidney transplantation?

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 more

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What's the difference between a kidney disease, and auto immune kidney disease? My protien is 9, 876.

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 more

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Can you have benign microscopic hematuria that isn't caused by bladder cancer, kidney stones, kidney disease etc?

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

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In case of kidney transplant due to chronic kidney failure, which donated kidney is preferred: living related or living unrelated kidney?

In case of kidney transplant due to chronic kidney failure, which donated kidney is preferred: living related or living unrelated  kidney?

Depends: Depends on hla typing. Living better than cadaver transplant. More close to your hla type, weather related or unrelated, the better. You have a better chance of closer hla typing in related people. ...Read more

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Why are kidney recipients at a higher risk for diabetes, cancer and bone disease?

Why are kidney recipients at a higher risk for diabetes, cancer and bone disease?

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 more

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What urine tests are needed for chronic kidney disease?

What urine tests are needed for chronic kidney disease?

Depends on the type : Of disease. Measurement of serum creatinine is a good test to assess the degree of kidney disease. Other tests may be chosen depending on the cause of chronic kidney disease, e.G, urinalysis, serum protein electrophoresis, autoantibodies etc. ...Read more

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For 55+ female, how should early/mid stage kidney disorder or kidney stone affect CBC & serum creatinine results ?

For 55+ female, how should early/mid stage kidney disorder or kidney stone affect CBC & serum creatinine results ?

Kidney: If you have early kidney disease your creatinine level may be elevated normal is 1 HD when the number is 5 When you develop kidney problems many times you have anemia also Kidney stones usually do not case renal failure or anemia ...Read more

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Is potassium good for patient who has kidney disease or impaired renal function?

See answer: Patients with impaired renal function have difficulty getting rid of potassium. As kidney function worsens (GFR ...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