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Please explain why does kidney disease cause brain fogs?

Please explain why does kidney disease cause brain fogs?

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

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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Should all people who have polycistic kidney disease be screened for a brain aneurysm?

Should all people who have polycistic kidney disease be screened for a brain aneurysm?

See below: Smoking for three years would not in itself be a reason to screen for brain aneurysm. You also asked if all people with poly-cystic kidney should be screened for brain aneurysm and that would be a reasonable cause for screening. ...Read more

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13yr old collapsed, lungs keep collapsing filling w/blood, something w/kidneys, on a vent, no brain damage. Gpa had a kidney disease. What is it?

13yr old collapsed, lungs keep collapsing filling w/blood, something w/kidneys, on a vent, no brain damage. Gpa had a kidney disease. What is it?

Possibly Goodpasture: Goodpasture syndrome is a rare but serious autoimmune disease that attacks the lungs and kidneys. Researchers do not fully understand why the immune system attacks collagen in the lungs and kidneys. Syndrome can run in families. Some researchers believe may have a genetic component.
Goodpasture syndrome usually affects young men. It more often occurs among caucasians between 20 and 30 yrs. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of kidney disease?

What are common symptoms of kidney disease?

Asymptomatic: It depends on the cause of the kidney disease. Some may present with swelling of the legs, face, others with blood tinged urine, however most often, early kidney disease are asymptomatic. Protein in the urine is one of the earliset signs of kidney disease followed by increase in serum creatinine on blood tests. If you suspect, please see your doctor to get the blood and urine tests. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of kidney disease and mono similar?

Are the symptoms of kidney disease and mono similar?

Not usually: The usual symptoms of mono (infectious mononucleosis) include sore throat, fever, pharyngeal inflammation. A host of other manifestations are possible (hemolytic anemia, hepatitis) which may rarely affect the kidneys indirectly, but that would be a stretch! ...Read more

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What are the classic symptoms of kidney disease in pregnancy?

What are the classic symptoms of kidney disease in pregnancy?

Those are the classi: The initial symptoms of a kidney infection show up quite quickly. Fever, pain, chills, vomitting, constant need to urinate, pain when urinating or blood in the urine are all initial indications of a kidney infection. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of kidney disease?

What are the main symptoms of kidney disease?

May not notice: Especially early on, you may not notice anything, and the cause will impact what you see or feel. Common symptoms once advanced can be fatigue, confusion, nausea, itching. Can also see blood in the urine or dark urine, or decreased amount of urine. With significant renal failure, most people feel awful overall! ...Read more

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What are the early symptoms of kidney disease?

What are the early 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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What are the symptoms of kidney disease or infection?

What are the symptoms of kidney disease or infection?

Multiple: Kidney infection symptoms may be fever, chills, flank pain, nausea, urinary frequency or pain, blood in urine or sediment or change in urine color as some of more common ones. Kidney disease may also involve hypertension, kidney stones, and gradual toxin buildup that can lead to fatigue, confusion, heart rhythm problems and other issues. Seek attention and evaluation if you are concerned. ...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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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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What are the symptoms of kidney disease?

What are the symptoms of kidney disease?

Depends on the cause: There are dozens of causes of kidney disease; some are limited to the kidneys themselves, while others are associated with other systems in the body. Chronic kidney disease may have no symptoms and can only be determined by laboratory testing. Other types may range from minor symptoms to major illnesses, and need to be evaluated by a kidney specialist, often along with other health care providers. ...Read more

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If I have symptoms of kidney disease should I go to the emergency room?

Depends: I suppose the answer to your question depends on the symptoms that you are having. Severe shortness of breath is one of the main reasons my patients go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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Say I have symptoms of kidney disease should I go to the emergency room or wait till tomorrow?

Say I have symptoms of kidney disease should I go to the emergency room or wait till tomorrow?

Overbite or overjet?: A 6mm overbite alone cannot be answered by one modality. What is your overjet? Once those 2 items are factored in plus your orthodontic classification then a few options can be offered. ...Read more

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18 yrs, girl no diabetes, or high bp, no family history of ckd. Symptoms of kidney disease like nausea, too much peeing. Is it likely that I have ckd?

18 yrs, girl no diabetes, or high bp, no family history of ckd. Symptoms of kidney disease like nausea, too much peeing. Is it likely that I have ckd?

CKD not likely: Hi. No, CKD very unlikely, but so easy to test for. Up at night peeing? Nausea? I'd bet more on a high blood sugar! See your doctor sooner than later. Most type 1 diabetes DOESN'T have a family history (although there are striking exceptions to that generalization). Good luck! ...Read more

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What can be initial symptoms of kidney diseases.?

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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What are the symptoms of mpgn type 2 (kidney disease)?

What are the symptoms of mpgn type 2 (kidney disease)?

See below: Mpgn is short for membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis.This is a pattern of kidney injury seen on kidney biopsy. High blood pressure, swelling of legs all whole body and loss of kidney function with more symptoms like anorexia, nausea depending on stage of kidney function loss. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of chronic kidney disease?

Different symptoms: Well with progression of CKD patients usually become more tired and become more anemic. Nausea, vomiting shortness of breath and weight loss are usually late symptoms. Patients should already have been seen by a kidney doctor to manage their disease. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Chronic Kidney Disease?

What are the symptoms of Chronic Kidney Disease?

Often no syptoms: Most often it is asymptomatic.Symptoms depends on the cause of kidney and severity of kidney disease. Common symptoms are leg and facial swelling, fatigue, changes in appetite, shortness of breath etc. Docs often want to diagnose chronic kidney disaese in early reversible stages before symptoms develop. Please consult your doc ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of diabetic kidney disease?

What are the symptoms of diabetic kidney disease?

Swelling: Diabetic kidney disease is a form of chronic kidney disease. In the United States it is the most common cause of kidney failure. Typical symptoms include swelling of the feet, decreased urinary output, poor appetite, nausea. ...Read more

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Symptoms of acute kidney disease?

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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What symptoms are you having when you find out you have kidney disease?

Varies widely.: The symptoms & signs of kidney failure vary widely. It depends on the degree of kidney underfunction, the onset, the cause, & the duration. If gradual, there may be no initial symptoms. Sometimes there is blood in the urine & flank pain. Ultimately, hypertension, swelling & uremia results: anorexia, nausea, vomiting, pericarditis, peripheral neuropathy, and central nervous system abnormalities. ...Read more

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Is breath that smells like urine a symptom of kidney disease?

Is breath that smells like urine a symptom of kidney disease?

Urine breath: Patients who are uremic and not on dialysis try to excrete their increase blood urea nitrogen through their lungs. That is what causes their breath to smell similar to urine. Have that person see a nephrologist to assess the state his kidney function. His breath is a sign of advanced kidney disease. ...Read more

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What re the symptoms of chronic kidney disease. What tests needed to check for chronic kidney disease and how much kidney function left.? Thanks.

Subtle: Your kidney function is tested routinely whenever you get blood work done. The blood urea nitrogen and creatinine are the assays. The third test of kidney function is the ability to concentrate urine which isn't routinely done; the urinalysis looks for specific kidney problems and more. Early chronic kidney disease usually only produces vague feelings of ill health. ...Read more

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What are the first symptoms of liver or kidney disease. Where would itching all over and metallic taste fall in the timeline between normal to disease?

What are the first symptoms of liver or kidney disease. Where would itching all over and metallic taste fall in the timeline between normal to disease?

Itching can be: Related to systemic disease. Liver disease can cause increased bilirubin which can lead to diffuse itching. Dysgeusia (or the metallic taste) can be caused by a lot of things, including medications and different disease processes. I would recommend you go see your primary care doctor to get checked out. ...Read more

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2 recent episodes of gross hematuria. Also 1 episode 10 months ago. No uti, no symptoms, no history of kidney disease. Female age 23. What could it be?

2 recent episodes of gross hematuria. Also 1 episode 10 months ago. No uti, no symptoms, no history of kidney disease. Female age 23. What could it be?

Hematuria: You need to be evaluated by a Nephrologist in-person. It could be related to IgA nephropathy, other glomerulonephritis but UTI still needs to be ruled out. Urine can seem to contain gross blood at the time of menstrual period. ...Read more

Previous Kidney Disease (Definition)

Polycystic kidney disease is a kidney disorder passed down through families in which multiple cysts form on the kidneys, causing ...Read more


Slow Thinking (Definition)

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