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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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What can cause magnesium levels to be real low? How can I elevate them? (I have sarcoidosis and res card Myopathy kidney failure and other diagnosis)

What can cause magnesium levels to be real low? How can I elevate them? 
(I have sarcoidosis and res card Myopathy kidney failure and other diagnosis)

Magnesium deficiency: Is common in the general population without any medical problems. Since you do have medical issues particularly kidney failure you can be at a higher risk. One way to increase the magneisum is to take supplements. However, anytime someone has comornidities, I always recommend taking medication and supplements under physician guidance. ...Read more

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Why would my urine have a very unusual odor? I have possible sarcoidosis in kidney per PET. No UTI symptoms. Very weak stream takes very long to void

Why would my urine have a very unusual odor?  I have possible sarcoidosis in kidney per PET. No UTI symptoms. Very weak stream takes very long to void

Urine odor: There are many reasons for odor with the urine including an infection or even such diseases as diabetes which can make the urine smell "sweet" due to thenpresencenof sugar. Either way you need to have a urinalysis and culture done which would help in the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Mid basilr hypokensis, sob, marks on lungs, eyes dry, skin infects, had h1n1 vaccination, everything got worse, kidneys, all docs said anxiety. Sarcoidosis?

Mid basilr hypokensis, sob, marks on lungs, eyes dry, skin infects, had h1n1 vaccination, everything got worse, kidneys, all docs said anxiety. Sarcoidosis?

Cannot diagnose: Besides the possibility that your doctor is correct, if you are not satisfied with their opinions you should definitely seek a second opinion. It sounds as if you have undergone a fairly detailed work-up, but a different doctor may have new approaches. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible for lymph sarcoidosis to cause non-pitting edema. Possibly lymphadenopathy?Thyroid, kidney ok and no protein in urine. Feet & legs huge

Is it possible for lymph sarcoidosis to cause non-pitting edema. Possibly lymphadenopathy?Thyroid, kidney ok and no protein in urine. Feet & legs huge

Non pitting edema: Sarcoidosis may involve lymph nodes and other organs. It would be unusual for it to obstruct lymph flow enough to cause pitting edema and highly unlikely to cause non pitting edema. Other causes should be sought ...Read more

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What is the causes chronic kidney diseases?

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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Will i die from my kidney disease?

Will i die from my kidney disease?

Insufficient info: There is not sufficient information in your message to address this serious a question. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of kidney disease?

What are symptoms of kidney disease?

Often no symptoms: Early kidney disease may not have any symptoms. For example, in diabetes, we check for micro-albumin (a protein ) in the urine. Patients don't feel it. If it's present, it suggests diabetic kidney disease. ...Read more

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I am very scared I have kidney disease?

I am very scared I have kidney disease?

See doctor...: Go to see doctor for reporting and evaluating why you feel scared of kidney disease, which can be assessed and verified with good history, physicals, urine and blood tests, etc. If indeed kidney disease does exist, doctor will guide you how to slow down the process of kidney disease. Meanwhile, practicing healthy lifestyle without overindulgence and obsession will benefit anyone immensely. Best. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of kidney disease?

What are the symptoms of kidney disease?

Needs lab: Kidney failure is difficult to diagnose without laboratory test. The main clinical symptoms are loss of appetite, nausea, swelling, and sometimes itching. If you suspect that you have kidney disease, i suggest you see your physician when possible. ...Read more

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Sarcoidosis (Definition)

A condition in which nodules form in various organs, including lymph nodes, lungs, eyes, and liver. Common symptoms include cough, chest pain below the breast bone, fatigue, ...Read more


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