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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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I have arterial hypertension and polycystic kidney disease bilateral and I am on olmesartan 10mg and lercanidipine 20mg for 10 years & high sgpt help?

I have arterial hypertension and polycystic kidney disease bilateral and I am on olmesartan 10mg and lercanidipine 20mg for 10 years & high sgpt help?

Pkd: Achieving control of your BP is essential. Goal BP is 130/80. You may need more omlesartan or another med added. Avoid salt. Achieve ideal body weight. Do not smoke. The elevated SGPT indicates some liver cysts, most likely. These usually are not harmful. ...Read more

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Who have risk of getting chronic kidney diseases in adults?

Who have risk of getting chronic kidney diseases in adults?

Everybody: Today there's a laboratory fad that overdiagnoses 'chronic kidney disease' in all well-muscled individuals based on serum creatinine levels. However, anyone who neglects high blood pressure or kidney infections or does not manage diabetes closely will end up sick bad kidneys, and a few disesaes strike at random. ...Read more

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Does exercise help with kidney disease?

Does exercise help with kidney disease?

Yes: Exercise has a profound impact on health and well-being. Regardless of your health and fitness status, it is possible for you to improve your overall well being and health with regular exercise. As the blood is circulated by exercise, toxins and other waste products are eliminated more efficiently and metabolic functions improve. This allows essential nutrients to be transported more efficiently. ...Read more

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Does a kidney disease affect mental development?

Does a kidney disease affect mental development?

It possibly can: Reflux disease in children can affect mental growth. Recurrent infections, uremia and incontinence may affect mental status or may be associated with neurological conditions. ...Read more

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What illnesses could cause serious kidney disease in a child?

What illnesses could cause serious kidney disease in a child?

Mostly infections: Bacterial infections that produce certain toxins such as a type of e coli recently found in germany but also present here can cause a serious disorder called hemolytic uremic syndrome with sudden kidney failure. Streptocaccol infections of a certain type can cause nephritis due to antibodies produced against them. ...Read more

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Can I continue to be an effective nurse with a kidney disease?

Can I continue to be an effective nurse with a kidney disease?

Yes, unless severe: Stages 4 and 5 of chronic kidney disease will be associated with fatigue and feeling poorly that will interfere with work. However, better stages will still be compatible with being able to work ok. Need to note that difference between stage 3 and 4 may be only the difference between 29 & 31 "%" of kidney function and other associated illnesses will also modify the above conclusion. ...Read more

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Is kidney disease something I should seek a second opinion about?

Kidney Disease: It depends what kind of kidney disease you have.Kidney is a vital organ and there several different kidney diseases.So give us more detail or if you want second opinio, consult a nephrologist or urologist depending on what your condition is. ...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