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What could you do to prevent a kidney failure for a diabetic?

What could you do to prevent a kidney failure for a diabetic?

Diabetes checked: Keep your diabetes well checked and maintain hemoglobin A1c level close to 6.0. Dcct(diabetic control and complication trial), a large multicenter collaborative study proved that good diabetic control prevented the development of renal failure or slowed down the progression of already developed diabetic nephropathy. ...Read more

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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 can you do for a kidney infection?

What can you do for a kidney infection?

Take antibiotics: These need 2b appropriate against bacteria causing infection. Means urine should be sent $ culture & sensitivities, then start broad spectrum antibiotic. This can be changed if necessary after culture report taking 48hrs, or if u react adversely to medication. Need antibiotics $ at least 2 weeks. Iv best if fever high. Drink lots of water & rest. May require pain meds. Best discuss with your dr.. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I need kidney donor how can I get a suitable kidney from a donor?

What do you advise if I need kidney donor how can I get a suitable kidney from a donor?

Ask.: You can start by asking friends or family members (they don't have to be blood relatives). You may be surprised at how generous some people in your life may be. If a suitable living donor is unable to be found, you will have to wait for a deceased donor kidney to find you. Keep in touch with your transplant program. If you haven't already been evaluated by a program, be seen right away. ...Read more

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What to do if i might be experiencing a type of kidney failure. How do I know?

What to do if i might be experiencing a type of kidney failure. How do I know?

Kidney failure: can be easily determined by your personal physician with some simple laboratory and possibly radiographic tests. ...Read more

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What to do for a kidney infection if breastfeeding?

What to do for a kidney infection if breastfeeding?

Call your Ob: If you are still breast feeding and think you have a bladder infection, call the obstetrician. Certain antibiotics can't be used while you are breast feeding. Additionally, drink lots of water. ...Read more

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What to take to cure a kidney infection if you don't have any money for a prescription?

Tell the doctor: About your financial constraints. There are many generic medicines that might be effective and inexpensive. Cranberry juice will not cure a kidney infection. ...Read more

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What to do for a kidney infection?

Antibiotics: Pyelonephritis is treated with antibiotics. Either oral or intravenous, depending on the severity. Must be treated under a doctors supervision. ...Read more

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How do I sign up to be a kidney donor?

How do I sign up to be a kidney donor?

On your: License if you are dead or if you want to donate only one kidney you can tell someone at your local transplant program. Call the dept of surgery. ...Read more

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What should I do to get cured from a kidney stone?

What should I do to get cured from a kidney stone?

See below: The only way is to remove the stone see a urologist immeditely. ...Read more

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What can I do to donate a kidney?

What can I do to donate a kidney?

Depends: If you want to be a donor after death, sign you license and tell your family. If you want to be a living donor contact a transplant center. If you don't know where a close center is located contact the united network for organ sharing (unos.Org) and they can direct you. ...Read more

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What I have to do to prolong a healthy kidney transplant?

What I have to do to prolong a healthy kidney transplant?

Kidney transplant: To prolong a kidney transplant, you need to take your immunosupressive agentss consistently and to need to be followed regularly by your team of transplant physicians. They can detect the problem of rejection early on and take steps to prevent it from destroying your transplanted kidney. ...Read more

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What could lead to a need for immediate dialysis?

What could lead to a need for immediate dialysis?

CHF, K, H, drugs: Reasons for emergent dialysis include untreatable fluid overload, hyperkalemia (hi potassium, k+), acidosis, and dialyzable toxicities. (lithium, alcohols, salicylates, theophylline, metformin). ...Read more

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What does a diabetic have to do to prevent having high blood sugar?

What does a diabetic have to do to prevent having high blood sugar?

Eat right & exercise: And take medications as directed. Work w/your doc to find affordable medication(s) w/least side effects that won't drop your sugars excessively causing hypoglycemia (bad for your brain). But start by eating healthy. Study low glycemic index foods which have less tendency to spike your sugars. Typically this means non-starchy veggies. Avoid juices but eat fruit. Don't forget your BP & cholesterol. ...Read more

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What is a way to tell if I have heart failure?

What is a way to tell if I have heart failure?

Various: Early signs are usually shortness of breath with exercise, reduced exercise tolerance, fatigue, or edema. If you are really concerned, see your doc and get it checked out. ...Read more

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What causes a kidney stone and how do you avoid getting one?

What causes a kidney stone and how do you avoid getting one?

The following: Dehydration causes concentrated urine containing xs salts which precipitate & once tiny "kernel" forms more salts come out of solution & stone develops. Can be metabolic causing xs calcium, uric acid etc in urine. Anatomic congenital or acquired obstruction-> "urinary stagnation". Stone can form around mucus or bacterial debris. Prevent by copious water intake, minimal dietary salt or ?Medication. ...Read more

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What symptoms do you get for a kidney stone...

What symptoms do you get for a kidney stone...

Variable: A stone may be silent and symptomless, it may cause excruciation pain, a colic, bleeding in urine, infection in the kidney etc. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/kidney-stones/basics/symptoms/con-20024829 ...Read more

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How can I tell if this kidney pain is dehydration or a kidney infection?

How can I tell if this kidney pain is dehydration or a kidney infection?

Pain: The easiest way to tell if there is a kidney infection is to have your urine tested for infection. A simple urinalysis can show if bacteria or white blood cells are present. The answer may require more testing however ( a urine culture or blood tests even). ...Read more

Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Failure (Definition)

A condition in which your kidneys suddenly stop working normally. Since your kidneys remove waste products and help balance water and salt and other minerals (electrolytes) in your blood, when your kidneys stop working, waste products, fluids, and electrolytes build up in your body. This can cause problems ...Read more


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Esrd (Definition)

End stage renal disease (ESRD) = final stage ...Read more