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What are the differences between nephropathy and chronic kidney disease?

What are the differences between nephropathy and chronic kidney disease?

Close, semantics: Nephropathy means kidney condition. So you could have diabetic nephropathy, hypertensive nephropathy, or uric acid nephropathy.
A chronic kidney disease (ckd) means a long-term kidney disease that is not amenable for correction. It also could have many different causes. Above examples of nephropathy are also chronic kidney diseases but uric acid nephropathy is possibly curable so it is not ckd. ...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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What is the difference between renal parenchymal disease and chronic kidney disease?

What is the difference between renal parenchymal disease and chronic kidney disease?

Renal parenchymal dz: Renal parenchymal disease is a phrase usually listed in reports from imaging studies, it is an imaging finding. If you truly have an imaging abnormality it does imply having chronic kidney disease (ckd). With only the phrase renal parenchymal disease, we can't guess on what stage of CKD a person has or the cause of the damage. ...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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What can cause chronic kidney disease?

What can cause chronic kidney disease?

Many issues: Diabetes and high blood pressure are the commonest causes. Others are chronic kidney infections, kidney stones, obstruction to the flow of urine, and inherited kidney disorders. ...Read more

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How can I care for chronic kidney disease?

How can I care for chronic kidney disease?

W. nephrologist help: Cause of chronic kidney disease should be determined & treated or stop medications, like Aspirin etc. Which might be responsible. Reduce protein intake, especially red meat, also salt. May require medications to control blood pressure &/or fluid retention. All best managed by kidney Dr/nephrologist. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Is chronic Kidney disease reversible, how is this done?

Is chronic Kidney disease reversible, how is this done?

Usually not: However, the diagnosis if made only on labs may be bogus. A well-muscled man with a high creatinine may be told he has low GFR when he does not. Chronic disease can't be diagnosed except over time. Anyone's kidneys can be temporarily impaired by Motrin. And some loss of kidney function is part of getting older. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Diet for patient with chronic kidney disease?

Diet for patient with chronic kidney disease?

Diet for CKD patient: Try this website for food suggestions for patients with chronic kidney disease:

http://www. Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/eating-plan-for-chronic-kidney-disease#

good luck. ...Read more

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What is chronic kidney disease stage 3 duration?

What is chronic kidney disease stage 3 duration?

No time frame: There is no specific duration for any stage of ckd. It may stay in the same stage for a long time or progress rapidly. Disease progression usually depends on the cause, protein in urine, blood pressure control and others. ...Read more

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Can biofreeze be used with chronic kidney disease?

Can biofreeze be used with chronic kidney disease?

Ask nephrologist: You should always check with you nephrologist, but topically applied biofreeze should be safe to use. ...Read more

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How bad is secondary chronic kidney disease stage 3?

How bad is secondary chronic kidney disease stage 3?

What is Creatinine: Chronic renal disease is separated into stages, but these are determined by the level of creatinine clearance, and BUN levels. So, if you have worse kidney function, these levels will begin to rise. If you have stage 3 disease, it is usually worse than 2, but not as bad as 4. People with stage 4 disease may be eligible for transplantation. ...Read more

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What are the effects of chronic kidney disease on your skin?

Eczema: Most of my patients have eczema because kidney disease affects the immune system. You can have a scleroderma like disease also. Itching occurs also. ...Read more

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How can chronic kidney disease affect homeostatic mechanisms?

Too complex: In short, it increases salt and water retention and potassium and magnesium and phosphorus retention depending on degree of ckd. Also increases PTH and decreases vit d due to elevated hormone called fgf 23. Less urine excretion is the reason for the retained electrolytes. Edema and weak bone result & high bp. ...Read more

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How effective is dialysis for treating chronic kidney disease?

How effective is dialysis for treating chronic kidney disease?

Dialysis: The only way to treat and prevent folks from dying once disease has progressed too far. Done millions of times a day in US. ...Read more

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If chronic kidney disease is so serious, why don’t I feel sick?

If chronic kidney disease is so serious, why don’t I feel sick?

Slow Onset: Chronic kidney disease comes on slowly over a long time. Your body is able to adjust and "get used to" the change. In acute disease, the onset is very fast, no time to adjust and you would feel very ill. Either kind can lead to kidney failure, and eventual dialysis or transplant. ...Read more

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How effective is cinacalcet for treating chronic kidney disease?

How effective is cinacalcet for treating chronic kidney disease?

Not at all: Cincalcet is specifically for the treatment of hyperparathyroidism, not kidney failure. But... hyperparathyroidism is the result of kidney failure, so it is used in kidney failure often. ...Read more

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How does chronic kidney disease affect the renal system and organs?

How does chronic kidney disease affect the renal system and organs?

Renal equals kidney: The kidney is the basic engine of the renal system. It is what processes the wastes and corrects the chemicals in the body. The remainder of the renal or genitourinary system is the plumbing that allows the liquid wastes of the body to be eliminated. ...Read more

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What's the link between chronic kidney disease and quality of life?

What's the link between chronic kidney disease and quality of life?

Depends on the: Degree of renal insufficiency. Severe renal insufficiency requires dialysis or kidney transplant for survival. Chronic renal disease may cause high blood pressure, blood and protein in urine, anemia, weakness, and accelerated blood vessel disease. See this site for more information.
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001503/. ...Read more

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How effective is hemofiltration for treating chronic kidney disease?

Hemofiltration: It is excellent and prevents millions from dying of kidney failure. But a transplant is much better. Trust you are signed up to be a donor unless you are the one with the renal failure. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I have chronic kidney disease secondary to dm?

What do you advise if I have chronic kidney disease secondary to dm?

Proteinuria: Check for your urine for proteinuria (p). Patients with p have a higher incidence of stroke, kidney failure and heart disease related to the severity of their p. You need to see a nephrologist (n) and have a 24 hour urine collection done for a creatinine clearance and protein. If you have p, ask the n to start you on meds to reduce it to avoid complications in the future. Good luck. ...Read more

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What do doctors do when a child is diagnosed with chronic kidney disease?

What do doctors do when a child is diagnosed with chronic kidney disease?

Begin education: The DX of any life altering illness requires a broad range of training to understand the dx, ways it will or won't affect daily activities & diet, expected changes in long term plans. The process is an ongoing one & often relies on a team of physicians, medical social workers, nurses and dietitians. Education for the child is targeted to their level of understanding. ...Read more

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How effective is sevelamer (Renvela) for treating chronic kidney disease?

How effective is sevelamer (Renvela) for treating chronic kidney disease?

Depend...: Renvela is a phosphorus binder so to control low calcium and high phosphorus which happen in patients with end-stage kidney disease, usually under dialysis. Hence, it would not help reverse chronic kidney disease since low calcium with high phosphorus emerges at the very ending if kidney failure. More? Ask your nephrologist. ...Read more

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I have a chronic kidney disease and am in a lot of pain, what should I do?

I have a chronic kidney disease and am in a lot of pain, what should I do?

Determine Cause: Pain associated with chronic kidney disease is addressed by first identifying the cause of the pain and then addressing the cause specifically. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a person with chronic kidney disease to have hallucinations?

Is it normal for a person with chronic kidney disease to have hallucinations?

No: No such symptoms are not part of CKD. Would look at medications as one of the causes. There are some patients with advanced renal failure who have refused dialysis that can have mental status changes and have varied presentation but these are the exceptions. So look for some thing else and seek care soon. Best of luck ...Read more

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What is a good eating plan for chronic kidney disease patients to gain weight?

See Dietician: If you are on dialysis you should have an assigned dietician to help you with weight gain. If you have chronic kidney disease you need to be careful because a high protein diet potentially could cause fasting loss of kidney function. I would recommend talking to your nephrologist about a referral to a dietician. They are highly trained and generally can provide very useful information. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have another child after being diagnosed with chronic kidney disease?

Yes: Your ability to get pregnant, as well as the outcomes of your pregnancy will depend on the extent of your ckd. Early stage CKD should not affect the outcomes, but you should see a nephrologist as part of your care. Be mindful that pregnancy itself can make your CKD worse. However, if you receive the right care, nothing should stop you from having a child. Even patients on dialysis have kids! ...Read more

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My dad has been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease. How long would he have left?

Difficult to answer: Depending on the stage and his age. In early chronic kidney disease his life expectancy may not be affected. Even after the kidneys fail completely he can go on dialysis or have transplantation. ...Read more

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Why are patients with chronic kidney disease at higher risk for drug related complications?

Kidneys filter drugs: When Chronic kidney disease is diagnosed kidney function have already dwindled. One of the many functions of kidneys is to filters drugs and their metabolic products into urine and excrete them. When that function is compromised, complications arise frequently. ...Read more

Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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Chronic Kidney Disease (Definition)

Chronic kidney disease (CKD), also known as chronic renal disease, is a progressive loss in renal function over a period of months or years. Chronic kidney disease is identified by a blood test for creatinine. Higher levels of creatinine indicate a decreased capability of the kidneys ...Read more


Dr. Tanya Russo
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Nephropathy (Definition)

Nephropathy is a medical term that refers to disease of the kidney. There are many causes. It can be caused by high blood pressure, diabetes, uric acid, abnormal proteins, cancers, blood vessel blockages in the kidney, it can be minimal or or it can be severe ...Read more