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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.
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....
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.
Sometimes: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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...
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),
Depends on the cause: If it is due to dehydration just drink water. Control BP and treat underlying condition.
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