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What Are The Differences Between Nephropathy And Chronic Kidney Disease
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
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
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
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
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
Consult nephrologist: S/he will be able to provide optimal care. ...Read more
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
Ask nephrologist: You should always check with you nephrologist, but topically applied biofreeze should be safe to use. ...Read more
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
Skin: One of the common effects of kidney disease on the skin is chronic pruritus or itch. ...Read more
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
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
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
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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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