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Doctor insights on: Unilateral Eye Puffy Orbital Kidney Disease

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Why swelling of eye lid happens in kidney disease stage 2 or advanced stage?

Why swelling of  eye lid happens in kidney disease stage 2 or advanced stage?

Fluid retention: With progressive renal dysfunction, kidneys lose the ability to regulate salt and water balance. This can cause fluid retention & present as swelling in the legs, hands, feet, face and even the abdomen if severe. Diuretic medications which increase urination can help, but treatment should be directed by a nephrologist (kidney specialist) who understands the cause in these more advanced cases. ...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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Which types of kidney diseases are associated with family history?

Which types of kidney diseases are associated with family history?

Examples include: Poly cystic kidney disease and fabry's disease. Also, many heritable illnesses like diabetes and hypertension and high cholesterol could precipitate kidney disease. Also, bad habits running in families e.g. Unhealthy eating habits will cause obesity and increase the risk of kidney disease. ...Read more

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Will anything happen to my kidney disease if I get in really good shape?

Will anything happen to my kidney disease if I get in really good shape?

Probably improve but: It really depends on the nature of the disease and what you mean by get in really good shape. For instance some kidney scarring (fsgs) is related to obesity and gets better with weight loss. Also, excercise and wt loss improves blood pressure and diabetes stabilizing kidney disease. If you elaborate on the nature of kidney disease, it will be easier to tell you how to get in better shape for it. ...Read more

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There are so many varieties of kidney disease, how can I tell which I most likely have?

Nephrologists can: Theses are kidney specialists who should be able to tell you what your kidneys are suffering from. Would start with primary care doc however. ...Read more

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After donation, will I be at a greater risk for developing kidney disease later in life?

After donation, will I be at a greater risk for developing kidney disease later in life?

Tough to say: If you are destined to live healthy till you die, no problems will happen since one kidney is adequate to do the job. However, if you develop diabetes or hypertension you certainly have a greater risk of kidney disease. The reason for screening your and family health is to place you in the majority of people who hopefully will live and die without kidney disease so you become okay to donate. ...Read more

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Is it true that people working in construction industry are at a higher risk for kidney diseases?

Is it true that people working in construction industry are at a higher risk for kidney diseases?

Not likely so...: Due to the nature of their work, dehydration may occur more often in these folks in summer months, but often not the cause of long-term kidney disease. Maybe more accident/trauma? They are more physically active, thus less obesity, blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes problems, thus actually may have lower incidence of kidney disease comparing to less active/desk workers. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is royal jelly effective with kidney disease?

Maybe: There is some research showing royal jelly prevents kidney damage in patients receiving chemotherapy. There is minimal research on the use of royal jelly for actually treating pre-existing kidney disease however. Royal jelly is pretty safe, but it's always best to check with your doctor before starting a new supplement, especially if you have an underlying medical condition such as kidney diseas. ...Read more

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Where to find good kidney disease and diabetic recipes.?

Where to find good kidney disease and diabetic recipes.?

ADA Website: The american diabetes association is a great resource for this. Their diabetes forecast magazine is fabulous. I give it as a christmas gift to my aunt with diabetes, and have it in my reception area. Also, ada has online recipes at : http://www.Diabetes.Org/food-and-fitness/food/recipes/. ...Read more

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List of good foods for a person with stage 3 kidney disease?

List of good foods for a person with stage 3 kidney disease?

Low sodium: Low sodium, avoid so called 'pop' or coke products, avoid nsaids, sometimes to avoid high potassium foods like tomato, orange, banana and potato. Healthy eating and lifestyle usually helps. ...Read more

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Is liver or kidney disease related to crawling sensation on body?

Is liver or kidney disease related to crawling sensation on body?

Maybe: Liver disease can causing itching (pruritis), which may or may not be the sensation you are describing. ...Read more

Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Diseases (Definition)

Kidney diseases include hereditary problems such as polycystic kidney disease, structural abnormalities, infections, cancer, and damage to kidneys due to other medical conditions ...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