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What can I do to maintain my kidney and liver?

What can I do to maintain my kidney and liver?

Don't abuse them: If you're healthy to start with: well balanced diet, avoid unnecessary drugs (as medicine or for fun), watch alcohol intake; careful with sexual activity/partners- use a condom. Get vaccinated for hepatitis a and b if risk factors- travel to endemic area, sex exposure, especially if multiple partners. If already have some issue with liver or kidney, talk to md about your specifics. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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What can I do to clean my liver?

What can I do to clean my liver?

You can't: Anybody telling you otherwise is either badly misinformed or trying to scam you. There are "liver purges" you can drink that can end you in the icu. We do live in a sea of unpleasant chemicals -- natural and human-made -- and the best you can do by your liver is to eat a healthy diet and stay physically (especially aerobically) fit. ...Read more

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What should I do to improve the health and function of my kidney?

What should I do to improve the health and function of my kidney?

Healthy Kidneys: The most important thing is to stay healthy! this means eating right, exercising and avoiding toxins (cigarettes, excessive alcohol). If you have high blood pressure, keep it controlled. If you have diabetes, get the sugars under good control. If you smoke, stop. Exercise at least 3-5x a week. Those are the most important thing. Also, drink plenty of fluid to stay hydrated. ...Read more

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I keep having kidney stones what is the cause and what can I do to have less thanks?

I keep having kidney stones what is the cause and what can I do to have less thanks?

Diet and fluid: Calcium oxalate is most common in adults; reasons: dehydration; excess calcium in urine; excess oxalate in urine; low citrate in urine. Diet: avoid spinach, rhubarb, strawberries, nuts, chocolate, tea, wheat bran, and all dry beans; drink OJ 8 oz 2x daily; add ReaLemon extract: 5 tblspns / day; increase fluid 4 liters/day; only 4 oz meat/day; low salt; 4-5 fruits/day; HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) 25 mg / day from doc. ...Read more

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I am a male 22y that wants to cleanse my liver and kidney, what over-the-counter meds can I take to get this done?

I am a male 22y that wants to cleanse my liver and kidney, what over-the-counter meds can I take to get this done?

Why do you want do: It does not make any sence.There is no therapy, no need and whole question does not make any sence. If you are in good health, eat proprly, get regular exercise, regular chech ups dont smoke and do not drink excessively, all that will keep you liver and kidney healthy and clean. ...Read more

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What can I do to up my calcium intake but not agitate my kidneys?

What can I do to up my calcium intake but not agitate my kidneys?

A high calcium diet: If you want to keep it simple a high calcium diet. If this is difficult to do, then calcium supplements would help. Not sure why calcium in general with "agitate" your kidneys, unless you are worried about stones. And if that's the case, if the stones are calcium oxalate, high calcium diet should sequester some of the oxalate in your GI tract and decrease your risk of them. ...Read more

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What can I do for kidney stones that will help?

What can I do for kidney stones that will help?

Dietary modification: Depending on your type of stone modification of diet helps. ...Read more

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What to do if I have cirrhoses of the liver and hepatitis C how long do What to do if I have to live?

What to do if I have cirrhoses of the liver and hepatitis C how long do What to do if I have to live?

It depends: depends on how damaged is your liver. The "MELD" score is a formula that predicts mortality. ask your gastroenterologist. Labs are needed to calculate the MELD score. you should have regular visits with a doctor that is familiar with treatment of cirrhosis, preferably at a transplant center. ...Read more

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What should I do to improve my liver function?

What should I do to improve my liver function?

Be liver friendly: To ensure good liver health either don’t drink alcohol or limit your intake (1 drink for females & 2 for males/ day). Be proactive with hepatitis b (& a) vaccination. Avoid risks like sharing needles (iv drug use), unprotected sex or lack of sanitation with piercings & tattoos. Protect from blood and fecal contact when necessary. Maintain a healthy weight & keep high fat foods to a minimum. >>. ...Read more

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My creatinine levels are high. The dr. Says my kidneys are stressed. What can I do to help my kidneys?

My creatinine levels are high.  The dr. Says my kidneys are stressed.  What can I do to help my kidneys?

Drink lots of water: In meantime, stop taking otc pain medications like Ibuprofen & naproxen. Also review your medications w/your doctor & pharmacist looking for kidney irritants. Then go see your doctor again for repeat testing. If creatinine level remains high (chronic kidney disease), it's time for a more thorough investigation including ultrasound of kidneys looking for stones & damage. ...Read more

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What should I do to keep a healthy heart and kidneys?

What should I do to keep a healthy heart and kidneys?

Cholesterol and BP: If someone keeps a healthy weight with a bmi under 25, has a normal cholesterol (udder 200) and blood pressure (under 120/80), does not smoke or have diabetes, then the chances of heart and kidney disease are lowest. Regular daily exercise will help prevent high cholesterol, blood pressure and diabetes. ...Read more

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What should I do to keep my liver healthy?

Liver: Make sure that your cholesterol is controlled, if you have diabetes make sure that is controlled, don't drink toouch alcohol, maintain a safe weight as well. ...Read more

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What to do if I am underweight and it was for liver functions and something to do with thyroid?

What to do if I am underweight and it was for liver functions and something to do with thyroid?

Fatty Liver,Thyroid: Liver function tests often imply fatty liver.Thyroid hyperfunction may also be a factor and cause transient liver enzyme changes.Thyroid tests and liver profile and hepatitis profile may also be useful ...Read more

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What can I do myself, to be more kind to my liver?

Milk thistle: Avoid or limit alcohol use and consider use of milk thistle. It contains silymarin which can help with liver regeneration and protection. ...Read more

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If your liver function is diagnosed as poor what. Do I have to do? Are supplements helpful and how long do I have to give up alcohol?

If your liver function is diagnosed as poor what. Do I have to do? Are supplements helpful and how long do I have to give up alcohol?

Liver is in Trouble: I need more information. What liver functions are poor? What tests have been done? Do you have hepatitis? Alcoholic cirrhosis? Fatty liver? Hiv? There is no medicine to heal a sick liver. The only option is to fix or treat the underlying condition. And until your liver is back to good health all things toxic to it must be avoided and that includes alcohol. ...Read more

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What can I do to help my kidney function even though I have polycystic kidney disease.

What can I do to help my kidney function even though I have polycystic kidney disease.

PKD: Adjust diet significantly. Avoid saturated fats. Minimize animal protein to 30 grams per day. Minimize salt. Avoid caffeine. Drink 4 liters of fluid per day. Achieve ideal body weight. Do not smoke. Control blood pressure to 130/80. Avoid trauma. Avoid infection. Soy and omega 3 can help daily. ...Read more

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What can I do to avoid kidneys stones?

What can I do to avoid kidneys stones?

Drink water: There are a variety of conditions that predispose to kidney stone formation. Ultimately, one must stay well hydrated to keep urine output to about 2 liters per day. Also avoidance of excessive salt intake is a good measure. Some other conditions require more extensive treatments, medications, and even surgery to prevent further stone formation. ...Read more

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My kidneys are not doing well. How can I improve my kidney health?

My kidneys are not doing well. How can I improve my kidney health?

Kidney Disease: Chronic Kidney Disease is defined by 5 stages 1-5. Stage 1 is mild and Stage 5 is where you need dialysis. Taking care of your kidneys depends on the stage of disease and what has caused the disease. You want to follow your kidney doctors advice first of all and stay on a healthy diet, low salt, no smoking, and take all of you medications. See a nephrologist! ...Read more

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