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Emily Lu Dr. Lu
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How many people with diabetic kidney disease develop total kidney failure?

Emily Lu Dr. Lu
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How many people with diabetic kidney disease develop total kidney failure?

20-40%: About 40% of type 1 diabetes patients with kidney disease will develop kidney failure within 20 years without strict blood pressure and glucose control. About 20% of type 2 diabetes patients with kidney disease will develop kidney failure within 20 years, but blood pressure control has seemed to be less effective in completely stopping progression in these patients. ...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 you qualify for disability with Crohn's disease?

Can you qualify for disability with Crohn's disease?

Possibly: If your crohn's is such that it is not controlled medically or surgically and it keeps your from being gainfully employed then you may have a case for filing for disability. Will this be lifelong? Have your been fully diagnosed and treated to the maximum? There are guidelines for disability and you have to meet those. I hope you don't have to file. Get treated the max and lead a normal life. ...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 the life expectancy for patients with decompensated liver disease?

What is the life expectancy for patients with decompensated liver disease?

Not very good: Without knowing more details it is hard to say but the life expectancy without treatment is likely 6 months to a year. ...Read more

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Is it possible for patients with lou gehrig's disease to die of respiratory failure?

Is it possible for patients with lou gehrig's disease to die of respiratory failure?

Yes: When the disease affects the respiratory muscle causing them to become weak, patients develop respiratory failure and that is one of the most common reasons for death. ...Read more

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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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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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Why would a patient with kidney disease resort to kidney transplant?

Why would a patient with kidney disease resort to kidney transplant?

Longer life: If a patient is in kidney failure they have few options. One is dialysis and the other is transplant. If you compare longterm outcomes of both options, on average people with transplants live longer. Also most patients state their quality of life is better after transplant than while on dialysis. Transplant does have it's own set of problems that patients must deal with however. ...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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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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With treatment can a 58 year old with 30 percent optic nerve damage avoid significant vision loss in their lifetime?

With treatment can a 58 year old with 30 percent optic nerve damage avoid significant vision loss in their lifetime?

Depends on the cause: If your vision loss is from compression of the nerve from a tumor it is best to get it treated asap to prevent further loss. Optic nerve damage may not improve if the damage is severe. ...Read more

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What specific blood/urinalysis levels are significant to kidney problems of diagnosis but untreated lupus patient. Symptoms? Failure or disease? Difference?

What specific blood/urinalysis levels are significant to kidney problems of diagnosis but untreated lupus patient. Symptoms?  Failure or disease? Difference?

See answer : Blood tests for bun, creatinine, and GFR are used to determine if you have chronic kidney disease (ckd) and what stage (1 thru 5) based on GFR result. Urinalysis helpful to detect microscopic blood and protein both of which are common with kidney disease with degree of each related to type and severity of kidney disease. If significant protein (>1+), then 24-hr urine collection done to quantitate. ...Read more

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How frequently are chronic kidney disease patients screened for heart disease? Are they screened for heart disease on a routine basis, or just once?

How frequently are chronic kidney disease patients screened for heart disease? Are they screened for heart disease on a routine basis, or just once?

Heart disease: This depends in large part on their doctor and their symptoms and can be highly variable. A thorough clinician will be assessing this with some regularity, but that does not always necessarily happen. ...Read more

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What is the typical life expectancy for someone with polycystic kidney disease?

What is the typical life expectancy for someone with polycystic kidney disease?

No straight answer: if your kidney function remains preserved, no effect. if the kidney function declines and you wind up on dialysis, the life expectancy becomes more consistent with what people on dialysis get. and that can be pretty good if everything remains ideal. at some point kidney transplant may be an attractive option if there is no contraindication to the surgery which is involved in transplant. ...Read more

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How many people are diagnosed with kidney disease each year in america?

How many people are diagnosed with kidney disease each year in america?

Enter an ansDwer sum: ~31 million american adults are living with chronic kidney disease (ckd). The prevalence of chronic kidney disease is increasing: about 25% of the population over age 60 but <1% of the population ages 20-39. The incidence of new cases per year: ~5% of population over age 60 and <1% younger age group. ...Read more

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Are chronic kidney disease patients usually routinely screened for heart disease?

Are chronic kidney disease patients usually routinely screened for heart disease?

Yes: Every one should be screened for heart disease because everyone is at risk - some more risk than others. ...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


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