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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

Skin: One of the common effects of kidney disease on the skin is chronic pruritus or itch.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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/.

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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.

Dr. Sewa Legha
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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


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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