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Why the collecting system is minimally dilated and ureter minimally dilated? Is there a risk for kidney failure. Can i take alcohol now .

Why the  collecting system is minimally dilated and ureter minimally dilated? Is there a  risk for kidney failure. Can i take alcohol  now  .

Obstruction: There is risk for kidney failure. You probably have obstruction from prostate enlargement or something else which should be ruled out. It needs to be corrected. ...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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Do you know if there are different stages or types of kidney failure?

Do you know if there are different stages or types of kidney failure?

Yes : There are 5 clinically significant stages of chronic kidney disease based on level of kidney function. A 6th stage is sometimes used to classify those already on renal replacement therapy. Acute kidney injury is sometimes classified based on level of kidney function, urine output, and duration of injury. ...Read more

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What type of diet for kidney failure?

What type of diet for kidney failure?

Many considerations: If you are on dialysis or heading for a transplant, you will have a renal dietician to help. Most people in renal failure will restrict salt, protein, phosphate, and potassium. Fluids will be limited also. Because ingredients like phosphorus and potassium are in virtually everything, your dietician will be a huge help. More frequent dialysis (as in home dialysis) allows more dietary flexibility. ...Read more

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What to do if i might be experiencing a type of kidney failure. How do I know?

What to do if i might be experiencing a type of kidney failure. How do I know?

Kidney failure: can be easily determined by your personal physician with some simple laboratory and possibly radiographic tests. ...Read more

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What are the chances of type 1 diabetic dying from kidney failure?

What are the chances of type 1 diabetic dying from kidney failure?

Low in America: Most type i diabetics die from complications of heart disease. While it is not uncommon for type 1 diabetic to get kidney disease/failure, this is treated with dialysis and or transplantation, so shouldn't kill most patients. If you live in a place where no dialysis is available, then chances go way up. ...Read more

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What foods should someone eat to put on 20 pounds if they have type 2 diabetes and kidney failure?

What foods should someone eat to put on 20 pounds if they have type 2 diabetes and kidney failure?

Healthy balanced: For someone who has uncontrolled diabetes and kidney failure, gaining weight should not be a priority since it may even worsen diabetes if it is particularly type 2. Protein loss becomes a problem with diabetic renal failure as well as problems with blood pressure. You may want to see a certified nutrionist to get better dietary guidance. ...Read more

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I have type 1 diabets, now my blood sugar level is normal...Is there any problem in kidney failure in future?

I have type 1 diabets, now my blood sugar level is normal...Is there any problem in kidney failure in future?

Much lower: Kidney failure is related to blood sugar levels over many years. It is great that you are doing so well now... Keep it up. Keep your BP well controlled. Some people are more prone to kidney failure than others, but keeping blood sugar and BP normal will prevent most of it. ...Read more

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DM type I, kidney failure, recent toe amputation due to ischemia. Wound is not healing properly. Would supplementation w Vit C help? What dose?

DM type I, kidney failure, recent toe amputation due to ischemia. Wound is not healing properly. Would supplementation w Vit C help? What dose?

So sorry: I'm very sorry for your unfortunate bad luck. Sadly, vitamin C will be of no value to you. Hyperbaric oxygen may help. Evaluation in a specialized wound center is helpful - sometimes there's an element of infection present that can be treated. Good wound care and debridement is important. Cilostazol helps some people. I assume you're anemic and that should be corrected if possible. ...Read more

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Im on dialysis, kidney failure, live donor same blood type, expearment, trick kidney with stem cells and bone marrow, how would i go about it.Get apointmet?

Im on dialysis, kidney failure, live donor same blood type, expearment, trick kidney with stem cells and bone marrow, how would i go about it.Get apointmet?

Check Internet: You should search online for info on centers engaged in this research. Can also visit: http://www.Nationalstemcellfoundation.Org/list-of-treatable-conditions/kidney-transplant/ which has link to research trials and can be a starting point to see which university/research centers are participating. ...Read more

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I am female, 71, with type 2 diabetes, stage 4 kidney failure and obstructive sleep apnea. What would the prognosis of aortic valve replacement?

I am female, 71, with type 2 diabetes, stage 4 kidney failure and obstructive sleep apnea.  What would the prognosis of aortic valve replacement?

Depends! : It depends on the cardiac function and the indication for replacement. Your comprbidities definitely put at higher risk and the risk depends on how severe they are. It is a major surgery but with the use of experienced staff, most people do well. ...Read more

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Failure (Definition)

The kidneys do several tasks. Dialysis is necessary when one or more of the following occur, that can't be remedied or palliated with medications: 1. Insufficient clearance of daily toxins in food and metabolic waste 2. Insufficient clearance of excess water 3. Dangerous electrolyte imbalance, ...Read more


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Esrd (Definition)

End stage renal disease (ESRD, or sometimes called chronic kidney disease), describes any condition where there is a progressive ...Read more