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Doctor insights on: Pomegranate Is It Bad For Kidney Failure

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Is cranberry pomegranate juice is good for kidney disease?

Is cranberry pomegranate juice is good for kidney disease?

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 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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How bad is kidney failure that is 35?

How bad is kidney failure that is 35?

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 more

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What bad habits can lead to kidney failure?

What bad habits can lead to kidney failure?

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

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Could you tell me what are bad habits that could lead to kidney failure?

Could you tell me what are bad habits that could lead to kidney failure?

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

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What can I do if I have kidney failure, and I have really bad menstural cramps.?

What can I do if I have kidney failure, and I have really bad menstural cramps.?

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 more

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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 ?

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 more

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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 ?

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 more

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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?

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

Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Failure (Definition)

A condition in which your kidneys suddenly stop working normally. Since your kidneys remove waste products and help balance water and salt and other minerals (electrolytes) in your blood, when your kidneys stop working, waste products, fluids, and electrolytes build up in your body. This can cause problems ...Read more


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Esrd (Definition)

End stage renal disease (ESRD) = final stage ...Read more