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What Can I Do To Improve My Kidney Function
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
I have tuberous sclerosis, stage 2 chronic kidney disease& aml's. Just got back from nih &doctors are concerned. How can I improve my kidney function?
Contact your PCP: Contact your pcp or others with intimate knowledge of your various problems. This kind of advise can only be provided after reviewing your case which is not realistic on this forum. ...Read more
Here are some. ..: Situaltional impairment of kidney function can be improved by correcting & modifying its precipitating factors such as drug, dehydration, blockage below kidneys, infection, . .. etc; the existing kidney function could not be improved but be maintained and sustained as well and long as possible by keeping up kidney circulation with proper hydration and by avoiding kidney-insulting drugs such as.... ...Read more
Keep healthy: There is no way to improve the kidneys that you are born with, the best you can do it to avoid damaging them. And if they do get damaged to follow your doctors advice. ...Read more
It depends on the underlying disease causing the kidney damage.
Kidney function can improve in certain diseases such as vasculitis etc. Usually improves if excellent control of diabetes and hypertension is maintained.
Stage ii is mild form of kidney disease and can be improved to stage i. ...Read more
Ia there anything I can do to help improve kidney function apart from keep blood sugars under tight control.
Liquids: Lots of noncarbonates, noncaffienate, nonalcoholic liquids.Get a more detailed answer ›
Have been getting porocrit every month because of kidney problems. Blood level now seems stable. Does that mean kidney function has improved?
Not necessarily: Procrit (epoetin alfa) takes the place of the hormone normally made by the kidneys to boost bone marrow production of red blood cells. It is possible for some kidney function to be restored with treatment; but you should definitely monitor this with your physician to ensure you don't require additional injections in the future. ...Read more
My creatinine is 105 gfr is 82 I don't have diabetes or high BP. How can I improve kidney function. Should I be worried?
How do you FEEL?: If you're a reasonably well-muscled young man, that creatinine is normal. The GFR's estimates are subscientific; I believe they've been added to make people think they need to take unnecessar medicines. There's even a racial adjustment "because black people are more muscular." When I was lifting weights daily, I was suddenly a kidney case. I'm not and I bet you are not either. ...Read more
My friend is suffering from mild kidney disease due to diabete. Will beer to improve kidney function?
Diabetes and beer: Beer has no role at all in improving diabetic kidney function. Have your friend ask his nephrologist (n) for more information. If she has no n, it is time she found one. ...Read more
My friend is suffering from mild kidney disease due to diabetes, will beer help improve his kidney function?
How can kidney function be improved for someone with polycystic kidney disease? Please suggest something other than improving diet/water/exercise.
Blood pressure: If you have ADPKD then it's generally maintaining a healthy lifestyle but making sure you are treating things that can worsen renal function like high blood pressure. That is probably the most important thing outside of diet (low sodium), exercise, and good hydration. Possibly making sure you don't have high cholesterol could potentially help with renal function. ...Read more
Had liver failure, drs cannot pinpoint source; developed ascites. How can I improve my liver and kidney function naturally? No meds.
Ascites: You need to have a diagnostic and perhaps a therapeutic paracentesis to remove some ascetic fluid to be sent off to the lab to see what is in the fluid. You also need some blood work as well as a 24 hour urine for a creatinine clearance and protein to see what your kidney function is to see if you have proteinuria. You need to see both a GI doc and nephrologist to get aid your problems asap. ...Read more
Kidney function worsens on benicar (olmesartan) 20 mg (scr 1.6 to 2.6 in a month) but proteinuria improves. No stenosis in us. Need MRA? Low aldosterone, ok renin.
Depending. ..: What and how the evaluation should be done for individuals should be based on the conclusion of detailed history, physical exam, and preliminary testing. As to yours, which one you need can be deduced by your treating doctor & consultants. Elevating creatinine suggests some impairing blood perfusion through kidneys by fluid contraction + already marginal renal function. More? Ask your doctors... ...Read more
Can lasix be suspect in hemoglobin loss in anemic patient (GI bleeding ruled out, kidney function improving if not on lasix). Alternatives that do not cause aplastic anemia? Should adh or other tests be done to rule out adverse issues with diuretics
Many possible causes: There are many different reasons why one may have suboptimal kidney function. In industrialized countries, many people suffer from diabetes and hypertension and they often cause or contribute to chronic kidney diseases. Other causes include polycystic kidney disease, long-term use of nephrotoxic meds (NSAIDs, lithium, certain antibiotics), and autoimmune diseases (e.g. lupus), ...Read more
Days: A creatinine clearance less than 10ml/min is consistent with end stage renal failure. Patients at this level are physically ill and need to start dialysis or will succumb to the accumulation of uremic toxins or electrolyte abnormalities. ...Read more
Normal creatinine: Usually creatinine normal level varies between persons depending on their muscle mass. A body builder will have high creatinine than a thin or emaciated person. A man will have more than a woman. If you are about a 170- 200 lbs male, your creatinine will be about 0.8 to 1.1 if more, the kidneys are weak unless your 200 lbs are all muscles! A woman of same weight has less creat. 6-.9unless muscular. ...Read more
No: Avoid excessive salt.Get a more detailed answer ›
Normal: If your talking about a regular blood test, nothing specific should be eaten. No need to fast either. ...Read more
Low kidney function: It is not normal for someone your age to have low kidney function. More details are needed. Is this a chronic condition? Acute? Often medications, acute illness, dehydration, etc. Can cause acute decrease in renal function. You need to sit down and discuss this with your doctor and possible a nephrologist. ...Read more
On the cause squarely.
Determining what is causing it is key. ...Read more
Nothing: If you have vomiting or nausea, it isn't likely due to your kidney function, unless you are extremely close to dialysis and in need of it urgently. ...Read more
I'm 44 yrs old down to 27-29 % kidney function, what's the most important thing for me to do now?
High creatinine: You need to see a nephrologist (n) and have a 24 hour urine for creatinine clearance and protein done. This will give you an acutal measure of your kidney function. If you have proteinuria (p), you will need to be started on either an ace-i or an arb to reduce your BP and p. You should also have a renal ultrasound done. You may need another agent to control your bp. See a n for more answers. ...Read more
KIDNEY FUNCTION: Has atendency to deteriorate with aging, diabetes just makes it happen a lot sooner, and at a rate much quicker than aging alone. The kidneys are very vascular organs that depend on high blood flow not only to do their job but also to keep good flow of oxygen through themselves. As blood vesels deteriorate, so does blood flow, triggering a cascade of changes leading to renal failure. ...Read more