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Previous Kidney Disease (Overview)

Polycystic kidney disease is a kidney disorder passed down through families in which multiple cysts form on the kidneys, causing them to become enlarged.


Dr. Eddie Nakhuda
Board Certified, Geriatrics
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What are some of the more common kidney diseases?

Dr. Eddie Nakhuda
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What are some of the more common kidney diseases?

Diabetes: Diabetes, chronic infections and hypertension would top the list. ...Read more

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Previous Kidney Disease (Overview)

Polycystic kidney disease is a kidney disorder passed down through families in which multiple cysts form on the kidneys, causing them to become enlarged.


Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
9 years in practice
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What can be initial symptoms of kidney diseases..?

Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
9 years in practice
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What can be initial symptoms of kidney diseases..?

Vague: Kidney failure is notorious for causing very vague nebulous symptoms sometimes like, fatigue, insomnia, nausea, decreased appetite, metallic taste in the mouth, etc. I have a more comprehensive list on my blog at http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/04/what-are-signs-and-symptoms-of-ckd.Html. ...Read more

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Dr. Eugene Galperin
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
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What are the most common kidney diseases?

Dr. Eugene Galperin
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
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What are the most common kidney diseases?

Diabetes/hypertensio: Most common kidney disease are the one related to either diabetes, high blood pressure (hypertension) or both ...Read more

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
12 years in practice
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What is the causes chronic kidney diseases?

Dr. Ankush Bansal
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
12 years in practice
34M people helped
What is the causes chronic kidney diseases?

Many things: Chronic kidney disease is caused by many things. However, the top two causes are high blood pressure and diabetes. If you have any kidney disease, see your doctor. A blood test and urine analysis can narrow down and sometimes diagnose many of those causes. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
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Symptoms of acute kidney disease?

Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
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Symptoms of acute kidney disease?

Decreased Urination: Acute kidney disease represents an attack against the attack usually from profound dehydration, nephrotoxic agents like antibiotics or from bacterial infections. The symptoms range from decrease in urine output, nausea and loss of appetite. The most critical side effect is rapid increase in potassium that can be very dangerous. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Park
Board Certified, Pediatrics
45 years in practice
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Will I eventually lose my eyesight or develop kidney disease as a result of having type 1?

Dr. Jay Park
Board Certified, Pediatrics
45 years in practice
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Will I eventually lose my eyesight or develop kidney disease as a result of having type 1?

Not necessarily: Retinal and kidney damage are not totally preventable, however, progression thereof is at least minimized with aggressive management of diabetes. ...Read more

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
39 years in practice
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Iam 22 years old, bp:160/85 , stage two kidney disease. Wgat can I do to lower bp?

Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
39 years in practice
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Iam 22 years old, bp:160/85 , stage two kidney disease. Wgat can I do to lower bp?

Lowering BP: Please learn the root cause of your kidney disease and high BP - if possible, remedy root causes. Meanwhile, achieve ideal weight, don't smoke, avoid salt, avoid saturated fats, avoid sugar, breads, pizza, muffins; eat mostly fruit, veggies, whole grain, egg whites; avoid animal fat; fish is good; poultry is fine; no skin; no fried food; nuts excellent; exercise twice daily; ask doc about ACEI rx ...Read more

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Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
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Does a kidney disease affect mental development?

Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
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Does a kidney disease affect mental development?

It possibly can: Reflux disease in children can affect mental growth. Recurrent infections, uremia and incontinence may affect mental status or may be associated with neurological conditions. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
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Which pain medications are safe to use if I have kidney disease?

Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
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Which pain medications are safe to use if I have kidney disease?

Tylenol: If you have kidney disease, nsaids like alleve and advil can further worsen your kidney disease or increase your blood pressure. Therefore these medicines should be avoided in patients with ckd. If you have pain, tylenol would be your safest option. ...Read more

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
35 years in practice
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Will anything happen to my kidney disease if I get in really good shape?

Dr. Tarek Naguib
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
35 years in practice
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Will anything happen to my kidney disease if I get in really good shape?

Probably improve but: It really depends on the nature of the disease and what you mean by get in really good shape. For instance some kidney scarring (fsgs) is related to obesity and gets better with weight loss. Also, excercise and wt loss improves blood pressure and diabetes stabilizing kidney disease. If you elaborate on the nature of kidney disease, it will be easier to tell you how to get in better shape for it. ...Read more

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Kidney Diseases (Definition)

Kidney diseases include hereditary problems such as polycystic kidney disease, structural abnormalities, infections, cancer, and damage to kidneys due to other medical conditions ...Read more


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