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Doctor insights on: Natural Products For Phosphorus Binders Due To Kidney Disease

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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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New here. May I have the general amount of sodium, potassium, protein, phosphorus someone with stage 3/4 kidney disease should have per day? Gracias

New here. May I have the general amount of sodium, potassium, protein, phosphorus someone with stage 3/4 kidney disease should have per day? Gracias

Listen to your body: Individuals with chronic kidney disease need to have restricted intake of sodium, potassium, protein, and phosphorus because their kidney can not excrete efficiently. If a person with healthy kidneys eats this diet but has a greater need for any of these nutrients he may notice some imbalance. For instance a person with low blood pressure may feel better with more added salt. ...Read more

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Is it true that kidney diseases result from hypertension?

Is it true that kidney diseases result from hypertension?

Kidney dz and HIBP: Absolutely yes; 30 percent of persons needing dialysis have had hypertension as their cause of kidney failure; high bp damages arteries and the glomerular structures, and thereby promote secretion of renin, which activates angiotensin; angiotensin elevates BP further; and further damages kidney -- vicious cycle; ...Read more

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Will I eventually lose my eyesight or develop kidney disease as a result of having type 1?

Will I eventually lose my eyesight or develop kidney disease as a result of having type 1?

Not necessarily: Retinal and kidney damage are not totally preventable, however, progression thereof is at least minimized with aggressive management of diabetes. ...Read more

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Can there be a natural cure for chronic kidney disease?

Can there be a natural cure for chronic kidney disease?

Only transplantation: Otherwise chronic kidney disease can not be 'cured'. However, very ofet can be stabilized to halt or slow down progression. ...Read more

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I had a test result of trace of kidney disease I am a dibetic. What measures shall I take to prevent kidney disease. Is it reversible?

Glucose and BP: Presumably you have microalbumuria (elevated urine protein). Diabetic kidney disease can be mostly stopped by controlling glucose (a1c as close to normal as possible), controlling bp, an ace-i or arb (even if BP normal), controlling lipids, weight loss if you are overweight may also help, but the big things are a1c and bp. If you are a type 1 diabetic, consider a pump or intensive insulin. ...Read more

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If I have kidney disease, am I still able to give birth naturally or would it have to be a c-section?

If I have kidney disease, am I still able to give birth naturally or would it have to be a c-section?

Natural delivery: Having kidney disease does not automatically mean you would have to have a c-section. Talk to your obstetrician. ...Read more

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Are Newton homeopathics safe for liver disease and kidney disease patients. Is it safe to take more than one product at a time?

Are Newton homeopathics safe for liver disease and kidney disease patients. Is it safe to take more than one product at a time?

Depends: It depends upon what you are taking and why you are taking it. Please consult your physician before taking anything - especially if you have liver disease and or kidney disease. Take care. ...Read more

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21days in icu forsepsis, parkinson, prostate & kidney disease. E-coli in urine. Now urine shows same result-2 high sensitive drugs become resistant. Help.

21days in icu forsepsis, parkinson, prostate & kidney disease. E-coli in urine. Now urine shows same result-2 high sensitive drugs become resistant. Help.

Advanced question: If resistance is seen with 2 classes of antibiotic drugs, an alternate antibiotic which e coli is sensitive to, will be chosen and the source of the infection- likely a chronic Foley catheter- will be removed. You ICU team of doctors is the most appropriate group to ask this question, specifically the id specialist (if there is one in your institution). ...Read more

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How to treat hypertension due to kidney disease other than taking combined drug therapy, what lifestyle and food should be adopted to protect oneself?

How to treat hypertension due to kidney disease other than taking combined drug therapy, what lifestyle and food should be adopted to protect oneself?

Blood pressure: Low salt diet daily; avoid saturated fat foods; minimize animal protein to 30-40 grams per day. High intake of magnesium and potassium containing foods (fruit and some veg). Drink at least 3 liters fluid per day. ...Read more

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Have Kidney Disease Stage 2, Still Appetite is Ok but having Unintentional weight loss 12kg in 4 months, It is due to kidney disease or else?

Have Kidney Disease Stage 2, Still Appetite is Ok but having Unintentional weight loss 12kg in 4 months, It is due to kidney disease or else?

Probably else: When your kidneys fail they stop making urine and you retain urine and gain wt. You present with unintentional rapid wt loss. That has to be worked up pronto. See a good internist right away. Oy Vay!!! ...Read more

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I am having upper right side waist pain at morning. I have done urine test and blood CBC test both came normal. Does this is due to kidney disease.?

I am having upper right side waist pain at morning. I have done urine test and blood CBC test both came normal. Does this is due to kidney disease.?

Family practice: It sounds like they were checking for possible kidney infection or stones. Have them look for liver or gallbladder disease. An ultrasound and liver function tests could be helpful. ...Read more

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I am in need of a non nsaid pain reliever due to kidney disease. I have a myopathy and am experiencing pain and welling. What can I take? No prednison

I am in need of a non nsaid pain reliever due to kidney disease. I have a myopathy and am experiencing pain and welling. What can I take? No prednison

Alternatives: Relaxation techniques, cognitive therapy, psychotherapy, east-west integrative medicine (e.g. Acupuncture) should be used in place or as an adjunctive treatment of medications whenever possible. Also there are a number of anti-inflammation diets that you could try.
Good luck. ...Read more

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I've hypertension and I have proteinurea and I'm not diabetic, the presence of proteins in urine is it due to kidney disease or to hypertension itself?

I've hypertension and I have proteinurea and I'm not diabetic, the presence of proteins in urine is it due to kidney disease or to hypertension itself?

HTN and proteinuria: Hypertension can indeed cause proteinuria, though typically this indicates uncontrolled hypertension. Polycystic kidney disease can cause proteinuria, and this indicates a worse form. Other kidney diseases do cause proteinuria and hypertension together. ...Read more

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Which phosphorous binder works best for kidney disease?

Which phosphorous binder works best for kidney disease?

Best binder: All phosphate binders (PB) lower phosphorous (P) when taken after meals. A lot of nephrologists seem to prefer using PB's that have no calcium (C) in them and that is because all dialysis patients are C overloaded. The main reason to use one PB over another is the pill burden. PB's that have fewer pills per dose may have an edge because patients will take them more regularly, which is important ...Read more

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What are the most common kidney diseases?

What are the most common kidney diseases?

Diabetes/hypertensio: Most common kidney disease are the one related to either diabetes, high blood pressure (hypertension) or both ...Read more

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How do you catch kidney disease?

How do you catch kidney disease?

Generic term: Kidney disease is a very generic term. Many things can cause it. Commonly, it is diabetes and high blood pressure. ...Read more

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What to do about kidney disease?

Depends on diagnosis: A nephrologist is the specialist who organizes care of renal (kidney) preservation or function. Depending on the underlying diagnosis he can help orchestrate medical management. The more common nephrologic conditions include nephrosclerosis often seen in patients with hypertension and or diabetes. Glomerulonephritis, of which there are several types, will require specific treatments based on the subtype. ...Read more

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Symptoms of acute kidney disease?

Symptoms of acute kidney disease?

Decreased Urination: Acute kidney disease represents an attack against the attack usually from profound dehydration, nephrotoxic agents like antibiotics or from bacterial infections. The symptoms range from decrease in urine output, nausea and loss of appetite. The most critical side effect is rapid increase in potassium that can be very dangerous. ...Read more

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Can kidney disease be reversible?

Can kidney disease be reversible?

Kidney disease: You can reverse some types of kidney disease. The most common is due to drug toxicity and the most common drug that causes acute kidney disease are drugs of the advil (ibuprofen) class. Once you stop the offending drug, the kidney function returns. Other causes of reversible kidney disease are obstruction caught early enough. Causes can be prostatic obstruction or obstruction of the ureters. ...Read more

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What can be done for kidney disease?

What can be done for kidney disease?

Follow Recommendatio: Follow your doctors' recommendations. Make sure you keep high blood pressure and diabetes under good control as well as other concomitant diseases. Decrease protein intake and try to live a normal and healthy live. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have kidney disease?

Blood tesy: The most common, albeit not most accurate, measure is creatinine level in the blood. This can be used as a close estimate of overall kidney function at a reasonable cost and patient tolerability. ...Read more

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How many stages of kidney disease are there?

How many stages of kidney disease are there?

5: Stage 1 is normal and stage 5 is generally dialysis dependent. The stages are defined by the estimated glomerular filtration rate (egfr) with cut points as follows:
stage 1 >90ml/min
stage 2 > 60 ml/min
stage 3 > 30 ml/min
stage 4 > 15 ml/min
stage 5 < 15 ml/min
the egfr is obtained by either the cockroft gault or the mdrd method. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of kidney disease?

What are the main symptoms of kidney disease?

May not notice: Especially early on, you may not notice anything, and the cause will impact what you see or feel. Common symptoms once advanced can be fatigue, confusion, nausea, itching. Can also see blood in the urine or dark urine, or decreased amount of urine. With significant renal failure, most people feel awful overall! ...Read more

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What are the early symptoms of kidney disease?

Often no symptoms: Early kidney disease may not have any symptoms.

For example, in diabetes, we check for micro-albumin (a protein) in the urine. Patients don't feel it. If it's present, it suggests diabetic kidney disease. ...Read more

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How does kidney disease affect theother organs?

How does kidney disease affect theother organs?

Kidney disease: If you gave kidney disease you are more likely yo have hypertension or cardiac problems ...Read more

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What is the diagnose method for kidney disease?

Urine & blood tests: Medical history including family history, ? Presence of blood in urine, frequency of urination, ? Excessive thirst. Physical examination for bp, possible kidney swelling or tenderness, vascular bruit (abnormal sound of kidney artery flow). Plus kidney & bladder ultrasound. Possibly ct scan, MRI or nuclear renal scan. Urine tests may include 24 hour urine collection. ...Read more

Phosphorus (Definition)

Phosphorus is an essential mineral. It is important in the formation high energy compounds used by the body, maintaining strong bones and teeth, and muscle and nerve functioning. Meats and milk are a good source of phosphorus. Deficiency is very rare as phosphorus is ...Read more


Previous Kidney Disease (Definition)

Polycystic kidney disease is a kidney disorder passed down through families in which multiple cysts form on the kidneys, causing ...Read more