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Rashes Caused By Kidney Disease
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
I have been taking sensipar for secondary hyperparathyroid caused by kidney disease, should I follow a certain diet?
Yes: There is a whole page of dietary recommendations at: http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002442.Htm it explains about carbs, fats, proteins, calcium, phosphorus, and fluids, in the diets of chronic kidney disease patients. The primary care doctor or nephrologist can refer to a specialized dietician to help create the proper diet. ...Read more
Can low thyroid mask symptoms of high blood pressure caused by kidney disease? Is blood pressure of 170/150 a medical emergency?
BP of 170/150: Your blood pressure is significantly elevated and is, therefore, poorly controlled. Your hypothyroidism is not masking it. As a young woman, you need to speak to your physician (P) about either increasing your BP meds, from one to more agents and considering the fact that you have secondary hypertension (SH) and working up for that possibility. See you P for more help, as your P knows you best. ...Read more
Many things: Leading causes are diabetes and high blood pressure, autoimmune disease (like Lupus) affects the kidney and congenital diseases also. Toxic chemicals and drugs can harm the renal system. You should review your case with your physician to determine the proper investigation and treatment ...Read more
Lots of causes: There are many causes for chronic kidney disease (ckd). Most common that I see for patients that need dialysis access are diabetes and poorly controlled high blood pressure. Another fairly common one is an inherited condition called polycystic kidney disease. Other causes include immunologic diseases which attack the kidneys, and anatomic problems that cause blockage of the kidneys. ...Read more
Kidney Diseases: Some of the causes for kidney disease (kd) are diabetes, hypertension, hiv, glomerular diseases, use of nephrotoxic drugs or exposure to nephrotoxic agents, obstruction of the urinary tract polycystic kidney disease, among others. See a nephrologist to be evaluated for the cause in any particular case. ...Read more
Cause- unknown: Exact etiology for PKD unknown. Some researchers swear that genetics plays a big role-- hence ADPKD and ARPKD (autosomal dominant type and recessive type). But then there are other tapers not genetically oriented. Some hypothesize-- something goes wrong in signaling at cellular level during renal development--- pronephro/ mesonephros/ metabephros stages! ...Read more
Inherited disease: You inherit polycystic kidney disease, so it is reasonable to be evaluated if you have a parent with polycystic kidneys. Evaluation will likely include a painless ultrasound (sound wave) examination. If you know you have polycystic kidneys, you want to do everything you can to protect their function. At some point, though, you may need dialysis or a transplant. Talk to your doctor. LGromkoMD ...Read more
Given that high BP can cause kidney disease, but going the other way, what is it about kidney disease that causes high bp?
Kidney disease - BP: Diseased kidneys retain sodium and sodium retention elevates BP; diseased kidneys also secrete renin in excess; renin generates angiotensin and angiotensin tightens blood vessels, particularly arteries, and this elevates BP also; angiotensin also retains sodium and promotes aldosterone synthesis, and aldosterone also retains sodium; and then high BP damages kidneys more - a vicious cycle!!!! ...Read more
My uncle was diagnosed with kidney disease that is requiring chemo. What's the name of the disease &the causes he's also been getting dialysis.
Heavy Metals: The extent of kidney damage caused by heavy metals depends on the dose, route and duration of exposure. Cadmium (Cd), mercury (Hg), lead (Pb), platinum (Pt), and Chromium (Cr) and they can cause heavy metal nephropathy and the severity could range from tubular dysfunction to renal failure/death. ...Read more
CKD causes: There are many causes of chronic kidney disease (ckd). Among them are diabetes, types 1 and 2, hypertension, exposure to drugs that harm the kidney, obstruction of the urinary outflow tract, amyeloid, glomerular diseases of the kidney and HIV to name several. See a nephrologist for more information about the cause of CKD in your case. Good luck. ...Read more
Unlikely: In the absence of other disease or treatment emergent complications CML is not associated with kidney injury. ...Read more
Can you please list the common causes of kidney diseases. What are good forms of prevention and cures?
This would need a long answer. I have a more thorough article targeted at patients here:
http://www. Kidneydoctorbradenton. Org/2013/04/what-is-chronic-kidney-disease-or-ckd. Html
http://www. Kidneydoctorbradenton. Org/2013/03/who-needs-to-be-tested-for-kidney. Html. ...Read more
Sex hormone issue: Renal failure has very widespread consequences on normal body function. In regard to gynecomastia, this results from decreased testosterone production and an increase in LH and FSH; the female hormone equivalent. The latter results from less excretion in the urine. This hormone imbalance causes Breast enlargement that typically resolved within a year. ...Read more
Yes: The diet/medications that we use for people with stage 3 CKD can cause constipation. Use of metamucil or its generic equivalent is generally all that's needed to overcome this. However, this can worsen as the kidney disease progresses. Since the colon is responsible for up to 60% of potassium excretion in patients with advanced kidney disease, you need to work closely with your doc to avoid this. ...Read more
When: And if your blood urea increases, which is supposed to be cleared by your kidneys, this "poison" will affect the ability of the brain to work properly. ...Read more
Yes: See your endocrinologist immediatly if you have diabetic kidney disease and think you are pregnant! ...Read more
Possibly: It depends on what type of "kidney disease" you are describing. Kidney infections and kidney stones could cause discomfort on the side of the kidney affected. Kidney cysts usually do not cause pressure, and rarely kidney tumors would cause pressure. Kidney dysfunction such as forms of kidney failure usually do not cause pain or pressure. ...Read more
What to do if I have chronic kidney disease and I smoke weed and wanted to kno if it can affect or damage my kidneys (mildly or severely) and cause them to fail again?
Bit of a stretch but: OK....I can understand why your doctor would say that because CKD can in fact cause peripheral neuropathies which is the likely mechanism behind the tinnitus. But it's certainly not anywhere close to the most common symptoms. Has your doctor looked at other causes such as medications, infection, and of course the most common cause, hearing loss....Huh? HEARING LOSS! ...Read more
Bacterial infections that produce certain toxins such as a type of e coli recently found in germany but also present here can cause a serious disorder called hemolytic uremic syndrome with sudden kidney failure.
Streptocaccol infections of a certain type can cause nephritis due to antibodies produced against them. ...Read more