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Pomegranate Is It Bad For Kidney Failure
Fruit juice: There are no direct data to say yes or no. Cranberry extract does help recurrent UTI by reducing bacterial adhesion to ureter and bladder. Ponegranate can reduce renin angiotensin presence, and this can reduce BP a bit but can elevate potassium in blood. Both juices contain anti-oxidants, and anti-oxidants are beneficial for kidney disease. However, potassium retention is the larger concern. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Kidney Failure: I am not certain how to answer this. If your creatinine were 35 that would be phenomenally bad and not likley to be compatible with life. If your BUN was 35, i would say that this can happen in a normal person. So help me out and tell me what the 35 refers to - bun, creatinine, something else? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Two major causes...: Since kidney failure is most likely the result of diabetes or high blood pressure, look at the "bad habits" related to these entities. Here are several: being overweight or obese, being inactive, eating too much salt, smoking. You get the idea: live a healthier lifestyle, and your kidneys will fare better. LGromko MD ...Read more
Kidney failure: Two things that can lead to kidney failure (esrd) are poorly controlled hypertension and diabetes. If you have those problems make sure you have your BP well controlled and if you are diabetic, make sure you are under the care of an endocrinologist. If you are obese, try to lose weight and, if you have a high cholesterol level, take steps with your doctor to control it. ...Read more
Ibuprofen: Although nsaids such as ibuprofen, advil, alleve are to be avoided in kidney disease however short term use for few days every month should not pose any problem. Try with Ibuprofen 200 which is the lowest possible dosing. Some antispasmodics such as Carisoprodol (soma) or cyclobenzaprine (flexiril) are also safe for use in kidney failure and have been reported by women to improve symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After a bad reaction to meds acute kidney failure occured but creatinine is now falling from 1.6 to 1.3 and bun from 27 to 23 good sign for recovery
My dad is having bad back pain in his lower back , and he can barely move , its been going on for about a week now , we think it we think its kidney failure , do you know what it could be ?
There : There are many conditions that can lead to debilitating back pain. He could have problems with a disk in his spine. Perhapss nerve roots that are compressed. The pain could be from muscles or ligaments. He could have arthritis. Maybe the pain is from underlying organs such as problems with his kidney. The list of what could be possible causes for severe back pain is very long. I recommend that due to the severity of his pain and that it is apparently not resolving that he contact his doctor to be evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long can a 70 year old survive with stage 3 kidney failure and a bad heart that is not taking meds and recently had a stroke ?
Possibly years: Chronic kidney disease stage 3 is unfortunately very common. Even without medications if eating a healthy diet and by activity is able to control blood pressure and sugar levels may be able to slghtly delay progression. A bad heart and stroke however does increase dramatically the risk of a acute crisis developing that can be fatal or rapid progression to end-stage heart failure or kidney disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
92 yr old dad was very ill with CHF and 3rd stage kidney failure and now he is so much better and can't stop eating! a good sign or bad omen?
Probably good: Many times if someone is ill and in the hospital, their appetite is quite suppressed. If he feels well enough to resume eating, one would presume that would be a positive indicator. Given his CHF and kidney condition, he will need to watch what types of foods he takes, so he does not relapse into one or the other. ...Read more
Had kidney failure,K level of 2.0, bad gout /w uric acid level of 15. Now severe fluid retention. How do I get rid of fluid without hurting kidneys?
See details: Ask your nephrologist, not s stranger who cannot examine you. ...Read more
The kidneys do several tasks. Dialysis is necessary when one or more of the following occur, that can't be remedied or palliated with medications: 1. Insufficient clearance of daily toxins in food and metabolic waste 2. Insufficient clearance of excess water 3. Dangerous electrolyte imbalance, ...Read more
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