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Can oxygen therapy help with end of life care for someone with chronic kidney disease?

Can oxygen therapy help with end of life care for someone with chronic kidney disease?

Yes: Oxygen therapy will not change the end of life situation or chronic kidney disease. However the oxygen will provide comfort to a person at that stage of their life. ...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


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Can enzyme therapy help with chronic kidney disease and dialysis treatment?

Can enzyme therapy help with chronic kidney disease and dialysis treatment?

Debatable: One newer approach to treating chronic kidney disease (ckd) is experimental anti-inflammatory drugs. There have been limited positive results. Alternatively, there are many testimonials on the benefits of enzyme therapy for a variety of disorders, many of which have some inflammatory component. Thus, benefits of enzyme therapy in ckd/dialysis is debatable. Best, talk to your doctor and discuss. ...Read more

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Can enzyme therapy cure chronic kidney disease?

Can enzyme therapy cure chronic kidney disease?

Enzymes: I am not aware of any specific enzymes that reverse kidney disease. Kidney disease most simply put is the progressive loss of the inner structure of the cells that filter the wastes of the body. ...Read more

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My mom has chronic kidney disease. Is there any treatment available?

My mom has chronic kidney disease. Is there any treatment available?

Plenty.: Avoid nephrotoxins. Control risk factors for worsening ( htn, dm, etc.) begin medications with renal protective effect ( ace-i ). Get hooked up with nephrologist. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for costochondritis if I cannot take anti-inflammatory medications due to chronic kidney disease?

Topical Ice: Initially topical ice is probably the best choice. If after a few days this is not resolving, a doctor with the appropriate training could consider doing a steroid injection in the affected cartilage. ...Read more

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What's the treatment for chronic kidney disease?

What's the treatment for chronic kidney disease?

Dialysis: When your kidneys function less than 6 cc per minute calculated filtration rate, you should go on dialysis. Normal rate is about 60-75cc per minute. Unless you get chest pain , shortness of breath or severe swelling, you may not be ble to tell the difference between mild, moderte and severe kidney disease. You should bemonitored by a kidney specialist. ...Read more

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Is their other treatment other than dialysis and transplant for chronic kidney disease ? At stage 4 ..... Is there medication available to repair ?

Is their other treatment other than dialysis and transplant for chronic kidney disease ? At stage 4 .....  Is there medication available to repair ?

Treatment of CKD: At ckd stage 4, you do not need dialysis at present. If you ckd progresses to end stage renal disease, you will need to start on dialysis or have a transplant. You do not list that you have diabetes or hypertension, if the cause of your ckd is polycystic kidney disease, not much can be done for your decline into higher stages of ckd. Your nephrologist is the one to speak to about your prognosis. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for calciphylaxis nephrogenic fibrosis dermatopathy for chronic kidney disease patients. The inflamation on both legs r unbearab

What is the treatment for calciphylaxis nephrogenic fibrosis dermatopathy for chronic kidney disease patients. The inflamation on both legs r unbearab

The 2 are different: Calcipylaxis is probably what you are referring to.Vpainful dark leg lesions that later ulcerate and actually may heal in my experience over months. The problem is its incapacitating pain and infection development that make mobility not possible. Most pts request to quit dialysis. May use local Lidocaine 2% gel on it to kill pain. Of 14 pts I have seen, 2 healed in 3 months both on 500 mgcipro/day. ...Read more

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What are the homeostatic mechanisms involved in chronic kidney disease? What are the treatments?

What are the homeostatic mechanisms involved in chronic kidney disease? What are the treatments?

CKD & homestasis: Kidney maintains body homeostasis by various ways, such as excreting metabolic waste, synthesis of hormones, vitamins & maintaining bone health. It regulates BP, volume status, electrolytes & acid base status. CKD affects all of this body homeostasis & eventually increase cardiovascular mortality. It’s hard to explain the treatment of CKD in few words. Talk to your doctor about CKD. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for Chronic Kidney Disease?

What are the treatments for Chronic Kidney Disease?

Pressure control: control blood pressure, identify and control causative disease (diabetes, SLE etc.) Na restriction, protein restriction, appropriate diagnotic testing and followup. Pre dialysis preparation and education. Transplant preparation, dialysis access and modality planning. removal of nephrotoxic medications, foods and behavior, achieve ideal body weight and stop smoking. ...Read more

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Is hyperbaric oxygen therapy {hbot} generally recommended to heal renal {kidney} disease?

Is hyperbaric oxygen therapy {hbot} generally recommended to heal renal {kidney} disease?

No: Hyperbaric oxygen is used in a few llimited scenarios...But chronic or acute kidney disease are not one of those scenarios. That being said, I am sure there are some people out there doing it. ...Read more

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If chronic kidney disease is so serious, why don’t I feel sick?

Slow Onset: Chronic kidney disease comes on slowly over a long time. Your body is able to adjust and "get used to" the change. In acute disease, the onset is very fast, no time to adjust and you would feel very ill. Either kind can lead to kidney failure, and eventual dialysis or transplant. ...Read more

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94/f. Stroke yesterday. Has chronic kidney disease stage 3 HTN the stroke was a surprise. Do u think she'll see Turkey Day? I don't

94/f. Stroke yesterday. Has chronic kidney disease stage 3  HTN  the stroke was a surprise. Do u think she'll see Turkey Day? I don't

At 94: anything can happen and a stroke should NOT have been a "surprise" However old folks are amazingly "adaptable" after all they are SURVIVORS! Hope she is not uncomfortable and do NOT be surprised if she makes it to Turkey Day! Hope this helps! DrZ BTW I have a 99 year old MOTHER-IN LAW and if she were not BLIND she be MAKING the TURKEY! ...Read more

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If I have chronic kidney disease, do I need to take medication as well?

If I have chronic kidney disease, do I need to take medication as well?

CKD medications: With all medical conditions medicine should only be used if absolutely neccesary, since all medicine has some risk of toxicity. In ckd meds can help, especially in more advanced stages or certain complications. Meds may be used for blood pressure control, renal protection, regulation of mineral metabolism, or help with anemia. But some patients can do great with careful diet and exercise alone. ...Read more

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Diet for patient with chronic kidney disease?

Diet for patient with chronic kidney disease?

Diet for CKD patient: Try this website for food suggestions for patients with chronic kidney disease: http://www.Webmd.Com/a-to-z-guides/eating-plan-for-chronic-kidney-disease# good luck. ...Read more

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What is chronic kidney disease stage 3 duration?

No time frame: There is no specific duration for any stage of ckd. It may stay in the same stage for a long time or progress rapidly. Disease progression usually depends on the cause, protein in urine, blood pressure control and others. ...Read more

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Can biofreeze be used with chronic kidney disease?

Can biofreeze be used with chronic kidney disease?

Ask nephrologist: You should always check with you nephrologist, but topically applied biofreeze should be safe to use. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I have chronic kidney disease secondary to dm?

What do you advise if I have chronic kidney disease secondary to dm?

Proteinuria: Check for your urine for proteinuria (p). Patients with p have a higher incidence of stroke, kidney failure and heart disease related to the severity of their p. You need to see a nephrologist (n) and have a 24 hour urine collection done for a creatinine clearance and protein. If you have p, ask the n to start you on meds to reduce it to avoid complications in the future. Good luck. ...Read more

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How are chronic kidney disease (CKD) treated differently by patients' age, race, and gender?

How are chronic kidney disease (CKD) treated differently by patients' age, race, and gender?

Complicated issue: The issue more complicated than can be addressed in 400 characters. Please consult this site for info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/kidney-disease/basics/definition/con-20026778 ...Read more

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What do you advise if I have chronic kidney disease patient feeling breathingproblem, what to do.?

What do you advise if I have chronic kidney disease patient feeling breathingproblem, what to do.?

Shortness of Breath: Typically the most common cause of breathing issues with kidney disease is related to fluid accumulation as the kidney is unable to excrete water efficiently. Typically this is seen in patients with more advanced disease or those with heart failure. There are many other reasons such as pneumonia etc. Please see your kidney doctor to work through these possibilities now. ...Read more

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Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Chronic Kidney Disease (Definition)

Chronic kidney disease (CKD), also known as chronic renal disease, is a progressive loss in renal function over a period of months or years. Chronic kidney disease is identified by a blood test for creatinine. Higher levels of creatinine indicate a decreased capability of the kidneys ...Read more


Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Oxygen (Definition)

Oxygen is a gas that the cells in your body need to work properly. The air we breathe normally has 21% oxygen. A maximum of 100% oxygen can be given. Babies with heart or lung problems may need ...Read more