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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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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?

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

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What can he dp tp improve his kidney function?

What can he dp tp improve his kidney function?

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

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What is the most effective way to improve kidney function?

What is the most effective way to improve kidney function?

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

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Is it possible to improve kidney function from stage 2 to stage 1?

Is it possible to improve kidney function from stage 2 to stage 1?

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. ...Read more

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Can you improve your kidney function by discontinuing harmful nsaids?

See below: Nsaid's example advil, Aleve Celebrex (celecoxib) can cause kidney injury. Stopping their use can potentially improove kidney function and /or prevent further damage. Your doctor can advise benefits vs risks. ...Read more

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Have been getting porocrit every month because of kidney problems. Blood level now seems stable. Does that mean kidney function has improved?

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

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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?

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

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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

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My friend is suffering from mild kidney disease due to diabetes, will beer help improve his kidney function?

My friend is suffering from mild kidney disease due to diabetes, will beer help improve his kidney function?

Probably not.: The one positive effect from beer is that it causes the urine to become more dilute, possibly helping dissolve kidney stones. ...Read more

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How can kidney function be improved for someone with polycystic kidney disease? Please suggest something other than improving diet/water/exercise.

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

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Had liver failure, drs cannot pinpoint source; developed ascites. How can I improve my liver and kidney function naturally? No meds.

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

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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.

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

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Why might my kidney function drop?

Why might my kidney function drop?

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

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How to make kidney function normal?

How to make kidney function normal?

It depends: On the underlying kidney problem. Kidney function can be improved with medications, modification in diet, avoidance of toxic medications, good control of blood pressure, diabetes etc. ...Read more

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What are the abbreviations for kidney function?

What are the abbreviations for kidney function?

Cr: The most common blood test to evaluate kidney function is called creatinine. It is usually abbreviated as cr. ...Read more

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How long can you live with only 4% kidney function?

How long can you live with only 4% kidney function?

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

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Told kidney function is at 30%. Can anything be done?

Depends on the cause: If it is due to dehydration just drink water.
Control BP and treat underlying condition. ...Read more

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What are the normal results for a kidney function test?

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

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What do I need to eat prior to having a kidney function test?

What do I need to eat prior to having a kidney function test?

Normal: If your talking about a regular blood test, nothing specific should be eaten. No need to fast either. ...Read more

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I was told I have low kidney function, should I be concerned?

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

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What could cause a bad reaction to a mag3 kidney function test?

Reaction: There is always a possibility of an allergic reaction to the chemicals used in the test. Some mag3 scans use Captopril to look for renal artery stenosis and this can also cause a reaction. ...Read more

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If I had slow kidney function what sort of symptoms would I get within 2 hours of eating.

If I had slow kidney function what sort of symptoms would I get within 2 hours of eating.

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

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I'm 44 yrs old down to 27-29 % kidney function, what's the most important thing for me to do now?

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

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What happens to kidney function in diabetes?

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