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Relief From Itching And Hives Due To Kidney Failure Disease
My friend is suffering from mild kidney disease due to diabete. Will beer to improve kidney function?
Diabetes and beer: Beer has no role at all in improving diabetic kidney function. Have your friend ask his nephrologist (n) for more information. If she has no n, it is time she found one. ...Read more
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
Can chronic dehydration cause chronic hives (physical urticaria) since water directly affects histamine production in the blood? Rehydration cure it?
Can epsom salt help with edema, like from heart failure or liver failure? Will it help with chronic venous insufficiency?
My kid is suffering from nephrotic syndrome & due to steroids intake had swelling on face & other body parts. Are there any complications due to this?
Yes & no: There are not much risks from the swelliing itself, but there are side effects from the steroids. You are caught between a rock and a hard place. Your child must take the steroids to keep his kidneys working - better to have the side effects of the steroids than no kidney function. But then you face all of the side effects of the steroids. Talk to your kidney doc about lowest dose possible! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any medications or OTC products i can take that will esse up the severe itching i'm having due to high phosphorus levels from stage 3/4 ck?
Sarna Lotion: Sarna lotion is a very good otc anti-itch lotion. You can use it as often as needed. ...Read more
What autoimmune disease can cause flares of many symptoms including pulmonary hypertension and then some like pH go in remission until the next flare?
Pulm Htn: Systemic lupus famously can inflame lungs and pleura. Rheumatoid arthritis can affect lungs rarely. Vasculitis such as Wegeners Granulomatosis centers on lungs typically. Hypersensitivity angiitis often involve lungs. Flares do happen with all these. Goodpastures disease involves lungs. Chung Strauss angiitis involves lungs. Flares happen. ...Read more
Grandpa has renal failure & chf. Gout seems to be causing major pain in hands & arms. Anything to help pain from gout? Preferrably not meds if poss.
My mom has failing kidneys due to diabetes, what are ways to alleviate or slow down the dangerous process of kidney failure?
Diabetes and BP: Hi. The two biggest factors that might help are good diabetes and blood pressure control, but the kidneys get to a point where nothing will help. We don't know how far along your mom's kidney disease has progressed. I hope she is seeing a nephrologist in addition to good diabetes and blood pressure control. Good luck to her! ...Read more
What can cause chronic bronchitis with normal lung function test and no relation to allergy or infectious disease?
Symptoms: It s a great question. Kidney disease is often called the "silent killer" as it sometimes takes a significant decline in function before symptoms begin. Additionally every patient is different in that some people with 20% function feel better than others with the same degree.I hope that helps. Go to the NKF website or www.kidney.org for more info. ...Read more
Hives and RF: Some patients who have acute renal failure due to medication reactions may have hives. Some patients who already have renal failure and on dialysis may experience hives while being dialyzed or shortly after finishing a treatment. These are a couple of ways hives and renal failure are related. ...Read more
Treat the CHF, fully: CHF leads to poorly oxygenated organs, causing shortness of breath, less ability to do same activity as used to, many systemic sx such as fatigue, loss of appetite. Nausea, weakness. First. Doc must establish that something else isn't causing nausea (side effect of med, gastritis, reflux of acid), and rx that. But key is optimizing rx (right combo meds, low salt intake, mild exercise) of the chf. ...Read more
What can cause kidney pain and blood in urine: not stones or infection eliminated due to testing already done?
Kidney pain, blood in urine: Remember the urinary tract extends from the kidneys to the end of the Urethra. Therefore any vascular abnormality in these territories may induce blood loss.Have you had urine cytology ? to rule out sheded malignant cells?, do you have pain during urination? or lumbar pain? Is the urine, pink or red? Are you also passing blood clots during urination? You require an Urologist and an MRI, do an apo ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My friend is suffering from mild kidney disease due to diabetes, will beer help improve his kidney function?
Maybe: Liver disease can causing itching (pruritis), which may or may not be the sensation you are describing. ...Read more
Can a person survive prerenal acute renal failure due to severe dehydration without medical help? If so, what are the consequences of not gettin help?
Not advised: Yes, but just because something can be done means that it should be down. A prolonged prerenal state can lead to severe tubular necrosis which is not quickly or always 100% reversible. Prolonged renal failure (prerenal or otherwise) if severe enough puts the individual at risk of death from chemical abnormalities and uremia. Short term risk death, if survives long term risk incomplete recovery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An abscess tooth untreated for many years can cause bodily infections, but can it cause asthma-like symptoms (excessive mucus, airway constriction) ?
It is a possibility: The bacteria from an infected gums travels through the blood stream to other areas/organs of the body can cause bacteremia (bacteria in the blood) can also make you generally ill, effect any body system and cause cause asthma-like symptoms. Regular dentist visits can do more than keep your smile attractive, it may prevent general health problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would anything from pet cats eg. Parasites or from biting or scratching me; cause 5mth chronic severe flank pain & urine high wbc, protein, blood?
Need more info: This sounds like a very severe problem which needs urgent medical attention. Strongly suggest that if you are not seeing somebody regularly now, that you do so asap. ...Read more
Can you have shortness of breath and dizziness from excessive coughing due to allergies w/ diagosis of costochondritis?
Possible: That is possible. Should symptoms persist see your doctor for a more complete history and exam. ...Read more
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