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Unilateral Eye Puffy Orbital Kidney Disease
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
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
Can kidney disease or low cortisol levels cause excessive sweating of the face & scalp/head? It happens even in cold weather. Any ideas?
Yes: In some associated way yes you can get these symptoms from low cortisol and kidney dysfunction. ...Read more
Excessive sweating of the face and head. I have underactive thyroid and kidney disease. What could cause this sweating only on my face and head?
Hormone excess?: Face and head sweating is more common in women that are taking hormones. It can be from excess sympathetic tone or from volume changes being monitored by internal pressure receptors as might be your case with renal disease. Check hormone levels and consult with your nephrologist or endocrinologist. This link may help but is complicated http://jap.Physiology.Org/content/100/5/1692.Long. ...Read more
What hormone imbalances can cause excessive face/head sweating? I have underactive thyroid, kidney disease, & low cortisol levels. Can these diseases?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Work With Your Doc: Your question is right on target, but because there are so many kinds, and the diagnosis is made based on a careful medical history and certain lab tests, it's almost impossible to self-diagnose kidney problems. Even the basic test to diagnose it is a blood test that a doctor must order. Give your doc a call if you think you might have an issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
Prednisone: Prednisone can be taken or the affected joint can be aspirated and injected with cortisone. The ultimate treatment is to take a med to normalize the serum uric acid and prevent future attacks. With significant renal failure, uloric would be my drug of choice. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
CKD medications: With all medical conditions medicine should only be used if absolutely neccesary, since all medicine has some risk of toxicity. In ckd meds can help, especially in more advanced stages or certain complications. Meds may be used for blood pressure control, renal protection, regulation of mineral metabolism, or help with anemia. But some patients can do great with careful diet and exercise alone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Stage 1 CKD: You will need to have a 24 hour urine collection for creatinine clearance to determine what your renal function is. A GFR over 89 ml/min is ckd stage 1. In stage 1 ckd kidney function is normal but there is other evidence of kidney disease. - see more at: http://www.Renal.Org/information-resources/the-uk-eckd-guide/stages-1-and-2-ckd#sthash.Dnnxbgcp.Dpuf. ...Read more