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What kind of foods i can't eat with renal tubular acidosis?

What kind of foods i can't eat with renal tubular acidosis?

Exercise minded?: That's the food. http://www.betterbones.com/alkalinebalance/acidformingfoods.aspx http://www.Acidalkalinediet.Net/acidosis-the-kiss-of-death.Php.

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Acidosis (Definition)

Normally our body chemistry is kept in a narrow range, and in particular the amount of acid in the body is kept within a narrow range. The amount of acid is measured by a value called the ph. It is normally a value between 7.35 and 7.45, values below 7.35 are considered to be "acidotic" a patient with this value of the blood chemistry ...Read more


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What is renal tubular acidosis? What are its symptoms and how can it be cured?

What is renal tubular acidosis? What are its symptoms and how can it be cured?

Medical rx, no cure: Renal tubular acidosis(rta) involves failure of kidneys to acidify urine by not contributing acid or resorbing bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) (alkalinity). Several types are known involving proximal, distal, and combination of both tubules of kidney.Sometime inherited.Complications can include osteomalacia(adults), rockets(child), stunting of growth, damaged kidneys, stones, renal failure.Nephrologist needed. ...Read more

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What specialist does a person see for distal renal tubular acidosis?

Nephrologist: Types 1 and 4 RTA can be treated by a nephrologist who will first identify what the underlying cause is. ...Read more

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What is renal tubular acidosis and what's the cure for it? Please explain. Thank you.

What is renal tubular acidosis and what's the cure for it? Please explain. Thank you.

What RTA is: Renal tubular acidosis (RTA) is a disease that occurs when the kidneys fail to excrete acids into the urine, which causes a person's blood to remain too acidic. Without proper treatment, chronic acidity of the blood leads to growth retardation, kidney stones, bone disease, chronic kidney disease, and possibly total kidney failure. See a nephrologist for more information about the types of rta. ...Read more

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Can you have renal tubular acidosis with an elevated serum anion gap?

Yes: RTA doesn't cause elevated anion gap, but other disorders that do can be present along with RTA. For example, advanced kidney failure can cause anion gap, and also cause RTA. Usually simple math will show that the anion gap doesn't completely account for the degree of acidosis, and urine tests can demonstrate presence of RTA. ...Read more

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3 m/o w/unilateral renal agenesis, bilat syndactyly of toes 3-4, seizures, failure to thrive, no muscle tone, low ears, heterotopia. Not SLOS. ideas?

3 m/o w/unilateral renal agenesis, bilat syndactyly of toes 3-4, seizures, failure to thrive, no muscle tone, low ears, heterotopia. Not SLOS. ideas?

What did the : Chromosomal Microarray reveal ? This is a baby for whom a team of "medical home " pediatrician, pediatric neurologist, geneticist, developmental/behavioral pediatrician, audiologist, pediatric ophthalmologist Early Intervention therapists & a medical social worker/case manager & more is needed to assure funding, services, & family support for accurate diagnosis & management. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the illness acidosis tubular renal ? If my son would have this. Is it so dangerous in the present and in the future?

Can you tell me about the illness acidosis tubular renal ? If my son would have this. Is it so dangerous in the present and in the future?

Several types: These range from mild birth defects detectable only using the lab to some serious problems that may result in skeletal growth problems and/or require medication. It's been suggested that dickens' "tiny tim" suffered one of the RTA variants. I'm glad you are taking a proactive approach and hope you will find the exact diagnosis and expected outcome -- your physician is bound by law to share this. ...Read more

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Renal tubluar acidosis can it just go away and not come back?

Renal tubluar acidosis can it just go away and not come back?

Possible: There are different causes and types of rta. Vitamin d deficiency may cause it, different meds and toxins can do it, certain diseases (lupus, sjogren syndrome) may do it and finally there are some genetic causes. As you see, some of those are reversible and curable, while others (lupus, hereditary) are not, so RTA can only improve as long as the underlying cause is. ...Read more

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Who can get failure to thrive?

Who can get failure to thrive?

Infants mostly: This is a descriptive term indicating an infant or child who fails to meet the parameters for age and size and weight and in fact is falling down. This is an index of problems that need explanation. Categories: child abuse, malabsorption, severe infection, chronic illness, cancer, blood dyscrasias, inherited issues. Your pediatrician should be consulted immediately to sort this out. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get failure to thrive?

How common is it for somebody to get failure to thrive?

FTT: Failure to thrive (ftt) is a common problem in pediatric practice. It is more common in children living in poverty. In one report from a rural primary care setting, 10% of children less than one year of age had ftt. In some populations, up to one-third of patients with ftt may go undiagnosed. ...Read more

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Failure To Thrive (Definition)

Failure to thrive is a condition consisting of poor growth in children, or weight loss and poor ...Read more