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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

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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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How can I prevent kidney failure if I have diabetes?

How can I prevent kidney failure if I have diabetes?

Close monitoring: Your doctor should monitor your kidney function. It can be done with a blood test called serum creatinine level(normally it is. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms and how to prevent getting kidney failure if I have diabetes?

What are the symptoms and how to prevent getting kidney failure if I have diabetes?

Protein, sugar, bp: Symptoms- you may not have any symptoms in early kidney disease- get your urine checked for protein, as this is the earliest sign of kidney disease. Late stages of kidney disease- some of the common symptoms are swelling of the feet, shortness of breath, fatigue, poor appetite.This list is not complete.Prevention- control diabetes, check for high bp, check with your doctor before starting any med. ...Read more

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What can diabetics do to prevent or delay chronic kidney disease (ckd)?

What can diabetics do to prevent or delay chronic kidney disease (ckd)?

Control diabetes: Uncontrolled diabetes is the number one reason why a person develops ckd. So inorder to delay or prevent ckd, you must control your blood sugar. You should aim for the lowest hemoglobin A1c you can obtain and this lower you risk of developing ckd. ...Read more

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I had a test result of trace of kidney disease I am a dibetic. What measures shall i take to prevent kidney disease. Is it reversible?

Glucose and BP: Presumably you have microalbumuria (elevated urine protein). Diabetic kidney disease can be mostly stopped by controlling glucose (a1c as close to normal as possible), controlling bp, an ace-i or arb (even if BP normal), controlling lipids, weight loss if you are overweight may also help, but the big things are a1c and bp. If you are a type 1 diabetic, consider a pump or intensive insulin. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how diabetes mellitus could cause kidney failure?

Process: It progressively worsens the kidneys. Starts out by ruining different filters, first more urine, then start peeing proteins called albumins. This stage is called 'microalbuminuria'. As diabetic nephropathy progresses, increasing numbers of glomeruli are destroyed. All this happens throughout the years. ...Read more

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What is kidney failure? How can it be treated/prevented?

What is kidney failure? How can it be treated/prevented?

Can be preventable: Leading causes of kidney failure are diabetes and high blood pressure; kidney failure is often preventable. When kidneys fail, a person cannot excrete the body's toxins or excess fluids. They become anemic because of the lack of epo - put out by the kidneys to stimulate red cell production. Heart disease is virtually inseparable from kidney failure. Dialysis and transplant are treatments. ...Read more

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Does drinking a lot of water prevents kidney failure?

Does drinking a lot of water prevents kidney failure?

No it doesn't: Drinking lots of water, within reason, is plain healthy. Keeps kidneys flushed, reduces risk of kidney stones ; insures satisfactory hydration of entire body. Water intake often has to be reduced in some people with kidney failure ; those on dialysis because failed kidneys may not be able to filter suffuciently. ...Read more

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What lifestyle changes can I make to help prevent kidney failure?

Exercise: Maintain a healthy lifestyle with low fat food, low salt diet. Avoid excessive weight gain. Stay well hydrated. If you have diabetes or high blood pressure, make sure it is well controlled. Exercise is important to improve all of these factors. And see as doctor regularly. They can do blood tests to check for kidney disease since this is often a silent disease. ...Read more

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My sister has diabetes and now she is in kidney failure. What are her treatment options?

My sister has diabetes and now she is in kidney failure. What are her treatment options?

Dialysis: Control of her blood pressure and blood sugar remain essential. Replacement for her kidney function should it be necessary, is through peritoneal dialysis or hemodialysis. Dialysis in general, is a process performed daily or every other day by which the blood is filtered. The choice of type of dialysis is very patient specific. ...Read more

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What foods should someone eat to put on 20 pounds if they have type 2 diabetes and kidney failure?

What foods should someone eat to put on 20 pounds if they have type 2 diabetes and kidney failure?

Healthy balanced: For someone who has uncontrolled diabetes and kidney failure, gaining weight should not be a priority since it may even worsen diabetes if it is particularly type 2. Protein loss becomes a problem with diabetic renal failure as well as problems with blood pressure. You may want to see a certified nutrionist to get better dietary guidance. ...Read more

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Help please. Could blood work / urinalysis for diabetes show kidney failure?

Help please. Could blood work / urinalysis for diabetes show kidney failure?

Diabetes diagnosis: Yes, both blood work and urine studies will show the presence of diabetes (d). Glucose in the urine is a sign that d is present, as well proteinuria (p). While d is not the only disease that will cause p, it is one of them. Blood results that show diabetic kidney disease are high hb a1c, BUN and creatinine levels. See a nephrologist for more answers to your question. ...Read more

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Are kidney failure and diabetes inheritable?

Are kidney failure and diabetes inheritable?

Genetics: Both are. Certain forms of kidney disease have characteristic forms of passing from one generation to the next. If you have a 1st degree relative who has diabetes, your risk goes up quite high. ...Read more

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Which point would a diabetic have kidney failure?

Which point would a diabetic have kidney failure?

Diabetes and kidney: There are 6 stages of chronic kidney disease. Stage 6 is when patients need to start hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis to stay alive. Diabetics usually need to start dialysis when there glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is between 10-15 ml/min. Non-diabetics can usually wait until their GFR is 10 ml/min. Have the person you are talking about see a nephrologist for a more precise answer. ...Read more

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At what point would a diabetic have kidney failure?

IF POORLY MANAGED: Most diabetics are caught on early with kidney problems due to microvascular complications and if managed well, can prevent or delay further deterioration of renal function. But poorly controlled diabetes and hypertension and host of other factors including renotoxic drugs can accelerate onto renal failure. ...Read more

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Can chronic kidney failure be prevented?

Can chronic kidney failure be prevented?

Preventing CRF: It all depends upon the condition that is causing your kidneys to fail. Some things can be reversed such as simple dehydration with acute renal failure. Many other things can be slowed down and other conditions cannot be reversed. So, it really comes down to what the condition is and how early it is in the evolution of the problem. ...Read more

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How can kidney failure be prevented during use of IV contrast?

Hydration: Make sure you drink lots of water after the study. If you take metformin, stop 48 hours prior to study and 24 h after. ...Read more

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Can diabetes cause renal failure and what are the symptoms of kidney failure?

Can diabetes cause renal failure and what are the symptoms of kidney failure?

Definitely: Diabetes is the number cause of renal fialure by far. So controlling your diabetes would mean avoiding renal failure. Individuals with chronic renal failure tend to have no generalized symptoms. However as the renal failure progresses, a person can feel sluggish, fatigue, nause, vomiting and lose of appetite. ...Read more

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Can kidney failure prevent a surgical wound from healing?

Can kidney failure prevent a surgical wound from healing?

Wound : What is the site of your wound and what is your kidney function. There is limited data on wound healing and CKD. I would look for other reasons for delayed wound healing. ...Read more

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How long can an eldery man live if he is blind, diabetic, has kidney failure and has shingles?

How long can an eldery man live if he is blind, diabetic, has kidney failure and has shingles?

Elderly: 50 is not old by any means. How long have you been blind? How long have you had diabetes? How bad is your kidney failure? These are all important and I do emphasize with your concerns. You need to keep up with your nephrologist - they are great - and some counselling might be helpful. I have cared for patients with blindness and others who are deaf. It is a joy to see how they are coping. ...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