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What does stage 3 kidney disease mean?

What does stage 3 kidney disease mean?

Loss of function: Kidneys of human body has millions of microscopic filters to eliminate waste , called glomurali , due to diabetes , blood pressure , and age etc we lose them , non reversible filtration rate will decrease , as more of them are gone, ultimately leads to end stage renal failure dialysis is required , , stage iii a rate will be 45-59 ml/mint in stage iii b will be 30 - 44 ml/ mnt. ...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


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If only my creatine level goes up, does it mean I have kidney disease?

If only my creatine level goes up, does it mean I have kidney disease?

Diagnosis: The creatinine going up does signify a process relating to the kidney, generally. There are reversible causes that have a good prognosis, like dehydration. Ask your doctor to clarify. Has this been going on a long time? How high is the creatinine? ...Read more

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Does stage three chronic kidney disease mean it will develop into stage four?

Does stage three chronic kidney disease mean it will develop into stage four?

No: Absolutely not. In fact, if you do not have a real diagnosis, such as kidney damage from high blood pressure or diabetes, or glomerulonephritis or interstitial nephritis, be skeptical about the whole thing. At your age, creatinine levels can be up for a variety of reasons. When I was bodybuilding, mine ran 1.6-1.8 with perfectly good kidneys. ...Read more

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Hi, What does pain on the side or back mean when you have chronic kidney disease?

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What does pain on the side or back mean when you have chronic kidney disease?

Possibly UTI: Hello, Pain on sides of spine close to ribs is where kidney pain is, Kidney stones vs UTI getting worse and involving kidney can cause pain at costophrenic angle ...Read more

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Does having fishy breath automatically mean you have chronic kidney disease? 22 y.O. Female in good health.

Does having fishy breath automatically mean you have chronic kidney disease? 22 y.O. Female in good health.

Fishy breath: No - uremic breath is distinct and not exactly fishy - It is possible post nasal drip or sinus infection is responsible; I recommend frequent drinking, mints, mouth wash 3 x daily, dental brushing 2-3 x daily; of course, if concerned have a blood test. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have protien at 9, 870. I know I have 4 kidney diseases, but could i need a transplant?

What does it mean to have protien at 9, 870. I know I have 4 kidney diseases, but could i need a transplant?

Proteinuria: Proteinuria (p) is an ominous sign in diabetic patients and your p is quite high. You have diabetes and this could be sign of renal damage due to it. See a nephrologist to see what is causing it. The problem is that patients with p have a higher incidence of stroke, kidney failure and heart attacks related to the severity of their p. See a n to find the cause for your p and meds to lower it. ...Read more

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Does low c3c combined with low phosphate levels always mean you have kidney disease?

Does low c3c combined with low phosphate levels always mean you have kidney disease?

No: Often c3 complement levels are a nonspecific marker of other possible problems like infection or autoimmune inflammation or lupus perhaps. But if you have normal kidney function otherwise that may not be the case. You might need to have your kidney function looked at more closely to be sure of this with other tests first. ...Read more

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Kidney Diseases (Definition)

Kidney diseases include hereditary problems such as polycystic kidney disease, structural abnormalities, infections, cancer, and damage to kidneys due to other medical conditions ...Read more


Previous Kidney Disease (Definition)

Polycystic kidney disease is a kidney disorder passed down through families in which multiple cysts form on the kidneys, causing ...Read more