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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

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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What is the difference between renal parenchymal disease and chronic kidney disease?

What is the difference between renal parenchymal disease and chronic kidney disease?

Renal parenchymal dz: Renal parenchymal disease is a phrase usually listed in reports from imaging studies, it is an imaging finding. If you truly have an imaging abnormality it does imply having chronic kidney disease (ckd). With only the phrase renal parenchymal disease, we can't guess on what stage of CKD a person has or the cause of the damage. ...Read more

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How does chronic kidney disease affect the renal system and organs?

How does chronic kidney disease affect the renal system and organs?

Renal equals kidney: The kidney is the basic engine of the renal system. It is what processes the wastes and corrects the chemicals in the body. The remainder of the renal or genitourinary system is the plumbing that allows the liquid wastes of the body to be eliminated. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can polycystic kidney disease cause chronic renal failure?

Help plz! Can polycystic kidney disease cause chronic renal failure?

PKD: Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) can cause both chronic and kidney failure. PKD is a progressive disease that can lead to end stage renal disease in most instances and will lead to chronic in all patients. It is unfortunate that there is not cure for PKD and the overwhelming majority will wind up with end stage renal disease. ...Read more

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I'm in stage 3 Kidney Disease w/ large renal angiomyolipomas bilaterally. My doc has no fluid restrictions. I drink 3-4 liters H2O daily. Too much?

I'm in stage 3 Kidney Disease w/ large renal angiomyolipomas bilaterally. My doc has no fluid restrictions. I drink 3-4 liters H2O daily. Too much?

Sounds fine: Water isn't a burden on your kidneys. Only late in the course of kidney failure will there be a need to restrict, for the sake of the rest of your body. Hopefully that won't happen. Do look for a cause of your renal insufficiency other than your TS / lipomas. If it's just loss of renal mass from compression, ACE inhibitors might slow progression. Keep learning & glad you asked. ...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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18 years old having pre hypertension normal renal Doppler no kidney disease possible causes? Normal heart echo

18 years old having pre hypertension normal renal Doppler no kidney disease possible causes? Normal heart echo

Wt/diet/predisposed: In adults, once the specter of kidney damage is removed we find most patients have a limited set of problems. Either they are carrying excessive weight, have a diet that aggravates the issue, or they are destined to have HBP based on unknown factors. (essential hypertension) ...Read more

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I have rapid pulsing in my right ear that has been going on for the last week at night. I am diagnosed with chronic kidney disease/ renal rickets?

I have rapid pulsing in my right ear that has been going on for the last week at night. I am diagnosed with chronic kidney disease/ renal rickets?

Pulsing in the ear: A pulsation in the ear that a doctor can measure and record is often a result of an enlarged blood vessel called an aneurysm. How is your blood pressure? If it is normal and this continues, need to have it checked by an ENT specialist.. ...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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My mom got a blood disease called polycythemia vera. May I know the price for interferon-alpha which can be used to cure this disease. Also could you recommend me some brand of this medicine?

My mom got a blood disease called polycythemia vera. May I know the price for interferon-alpha which can be used to cure this disease. Also could you recommend me some brand of this medicine?

She needs a speciali: A good specialist is what she needs first. You should seek the advice of a hematologist who works in a major cancer center. P. Vera has some new treatments (jak2 inhibitors) which are in clinical trials. Interferon (has some activity and can be beneficial but it is an older treatment which has many serious side effects and it is very expensive. Too alpha-2b) also called introna) ask for this bran. ...Read more

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Dad has polycythemia vera. Under control now but. Is this rare blood disorder genetically passed down and what are very early symptoms? Worried..

Dad has polycythemia vera. Under control now but. Is this rare blood disorder genetically passed down and what are very early symptoms? Worried..

Rare condition: So the genetics is not fully understood. Mayo clinic reference states is not inherited. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/polycythemia-vera/ds00919/dsection=causes. ...Read more

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Father diagnosed with essential thrombocytosis. Doc thinks I may have polycythemia vera. Are these genetic since both are myloprolofitive disorders?

Father diagnosed with essential thrombocytosis. Doc thinks I may have polycythemia vera. Are these genetic since both are myloprolofitive disorders?

Both are: Myelproliferative disorders so you would label it one or the other. Pcrv can have a high platelet count. You would say et if it seems to be a platelet only phenomenon. Disorders are related and acquired, rather than genetic in the inherited sense. ...Read more

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Docs say my haemoglobin is slightly high. At what levels would it be a concern. It is currently 180g/l Worried about Polycythemia vera?

Hematologist: Hemoglobin of 18 warrants consultation with a hematologist. You may visit this site for information on this topic.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/polycythemia-vera/basics/definition/con-20031013 ...Read more

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Can Hydroxyurea cause polycythemia vera to mutate into leukemia?

Can Hydroxyurea cause polycythemia vera to mutate into leukemia?

Controversial: There is a risk of transformation to acute leukemia just from having P Vera. But it is very low. Whether hydroxyurea increases that risk has not be definitively answered. Most hematologists find the benefit of controlling the disease greatly outweighs the risk. There is a new drug - Jakafi (ruxolitinib) - just approved for PV if not well controlled or if side effects of HU too great. Talk to your hematologist. ...Read more

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Larry has Polycythemia vera and CBC test came back MCV 79.6, much 26.7, RDW 17.8 what is this all about?

Larry has Polycythemia vera and CBC test came back MCV 79.6, much 26.7, RDW 17.8 what is this all about?

INDICIES: The CBC is the most common blood test ordered. Reports include (MCV, MCH, MCHC, and RDW) Indicies, these are used to define the size and hemoglobin concentration of the red blood cell. These are mathematical calculations. Doctors generally use these to categorize anemias. In PV the most important thing is the Hematocrit which is used to make decisions on when patients might need phlebotomy.
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Can Polycythemia vera cause peripheral neuropathy?

Can Polycythemia vera cause peripheral neuropathy?

No: No. It does not cause peripheral neuropathybut it can cause a condition known as erythromelalgia, which presents with redness and something burning sensation of the hands and feet that simulate neuropathy. This is often relieved with the use of Aspirin once or twice a day (in addition to the usual treatment for the disease itself of indicated). ...Read more

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Is the lifespan for blood cancer polycythemia vera short?

Is the lifespan for blood cancer polycythemia vera short?

NO: The average lifespan for someone with polycythemia is about the same as it is without polycythemia. The risk of complications of the disease can be decreased with treatment, when appropriate. This may include Aspirin to decrease the risk of blood clots, phlebotomy to decrease the red blood cell count, and/or medication to control the blood counts. ...Read more

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Are there any other gene mutations that might cause Polycythemia vera other than JAK2V617F?

Are there any other gene mutations that might cause Polycythemia vera other than JAK2V617F?

JAK2 exon 12.: 90-95% of patients with PV have the JAK2 V617F mutation. JAK2 exon 12 mutation analysis may be helpful in making the diagnosis in patients with PV that are JAK2 V617F negative. ...Read more

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Will any of the ingredients in the male enhancement pill VigRX Plus decrease the effectiveness of baby Aspirin if I have polycythemia vera?

Will any of the ingredients in the male enhancement pill VigRX Plus decrease the effectiveness of baby Aspirin if I have polycythemia vera?

Here are some. ..: Ask your Doc for the answer and how to handle polycythemia vera first. For a 27-y man, he should not have the concern of ED unless possibly falling victim to sex overindulgence and obsession. The Internet male sex enhancement pills have made a lot of money for their manipulators to prey on public's ignorance, anxiety, and fear. The product you asked falls to the same category as described. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with polycythemia vera and have been receiving regularly scheduled phlebotomy. Is a WBC level of 21 an immediate concern?

No: The original criteria for diagnosis of polycythemia was an elevated white count. It depends on your age and comorbidities. If age greater than 65, heart disease, one should consider using hydroxyurea. This is a medication which lowers the white count, hemoglobin and platelet count. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with polycythemia for last 2 yrs, but haven't had bone marrow byopsie to confirm polycythemia vera are not. What else could it be?

I was diagnosed with polycythemia for last 2 yrs, but haven't had bone marrow byopsie to confirm polycythemia vera are not. What else could it be?

Lots of things: At age 18, polycythemia vera would be surprising. I am more concerned that you may have a right-to-left heart shunt, a high-affinity hemoglobin, or any of a host of other causes of secondary polycythemia. Today the diagnosis of p vera might be made on genetic analysis & finding low erythropoietin, which could be done without a 2 year delay. Consider a 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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My husband has polycythemia vera and had a phelbotomy tues. It was a rough stick and caused a hematoma. He is in a lot of pain though his arm. Help?

My husband has polycythemia vera and had a phelbotomy tues. It was a rough stick and caused a hematoma. He is in a lot of pain though his arm. Help?

How Much Swelling?: The answer to your question is dependent on how much swelling there is. Also, if your husband on blood thinners, that also enters into the issue. If the pain has persisted this long, his arm should be looked at by a doc for their assessment of what to do. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get polycythemia vera?

Not common: According to one study, about 65, 000 people in the US have this condition, or about 22 out of every 100, 000 people. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/18181200. ...Read more

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Could polycythemia vera go away with time?

Unfortunately, no.: This disease cannot be cured at this time, but must be treated by treating symptoms. Phlebotomy is the major treatment done. ...Read more

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Are there any two types of polycythemia vera? Please give me a clear explanation.

No: There are two types of polycythemia. Primary Polycythemia (Polycythemia Vera) is an abnormal proliferation of blood cells, leading to too many red blood cells. It is not caused by any other factor. Secondary Polycythemia is a high red cell count caused by another factor, such as being at altitude, sleep apnea, administration of erythropoietin, or several others. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have Polycythemia Vera - and I am JAK2 negative. My question is what is the difference between JAK2 positive and Negative?

Genetic variation: In a group of genes, specifically the Janus kinase 2 gene involved in intracellular signaling at a cellular; tissue level of interaction & control (humans always have multiple interacting levels of overlapping control). Currently, for the JAK2 gene variant: normal (more common) = positive whereas abnormal = negative vs. Study: https://www. Google. Com/#q=JAK2+gene+variation+negative+vs.+positive ...Read more

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Polycythemia Vera (Definition)

Myeloproliferative disease associated with too many red blood cells. Polycythemia -- too many cells -- ruba -- red ...Read more