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What does kidney stones do to the body ?

What does kidney stones do to the body ?

Kidney stones: Kidney stones form in urine because the substance of the stone becomes "supersaturated" in the urine water. It crystallizes. Stones can cause pain in kidneys and in ureters and bladder; stones can block a ureter that drains a kidney - causing kidney impairment - - stones can become infected and this is awful. Stones can cause bleeding. Stones can block bladder outlet. Work to prevent stones - ...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 does alcohol do to the kidney I have kidney failure

What does alcohol do to the kidney I have kidney failure

Alcohol in ESRD: You should check with the dietician and your nephrologist at your dialysis center before you have any alcohol (a). If you have a, check the potassium, sodium and phosphorus levels found in the beverage you are consuming. You also need to include the liquid content of the beverage you are ingesting into your daily allowable fluid intake. A is metabolized in the liver and make sure it is healthy. ...Read more

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What does coronary heart disease do to the body?

What does coronary heart disease do to the body?

Causes heart attack: It blocks the coronary arteries leading to chest pain or heart attack. If you get a heart attack it can damage the muscle causing heart failure with shortness of breath and swelling of the feet. ...Read more

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What does aspirin do to the kidneys?

What does aspirin do to the kidneys?

Perhaps nothing?: Aspirin is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent. Ibuprofen, Naproxen and other are similar. These medications can have an effect on blood flow to the kidneys by a very complicated and intricate biochemical process. In an otherwise healthy individual with no renal issues, simple doses of these agents would have not effect. If other medical problems and with renal dz, it could be significant. ...Read more

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What does the pancreas do in brittle diabetes?

What does the pancreas do in brittle diabetes?

Emdocrine function: It no longer makes Insulin but the other parts secrete enzymes that help with digestion and is very important. It does not help anymore with blood sugar regulation though. ...Read more

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Do you know what cystic fibrosis is? What does it do to the body?

Do you know what cystic fibrosis is?  What does it do to the body?

Genetic disease: CF is a genetic disease caused by an absence or a defect in the protein that moves sodium and chloride in and out of pit helical cells. This leads to thick mucus in several areas, particularly the pancrease (pancrelipase), (pancrelipase) lungs, and gut. In the lungs, the mucus itself leads to obstruction and can become chronically infected, the pancrease (pancrelipase) and gut can become clogged, leading to failure of the pancrease (pancrelipase). ...Read more

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What does the liver do to keep the body healthy?

What does the liver do to keep the body healthy?

Liver Functions : The liver has many functions. Primarily, it filters the blood, detoxifying chemicals and drugs. It also makes proteins that are important for blood clotting and other functions. In addition, it makes bile, which is secreted back into the digestive tract, which helps with digestion and other functions. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What does the parathyroid gland have to do with diabetes?

What does the parathyroid gland have to do with diabetes?

None: They are both glands that secrete hormones, but different hormones, and a dysfunction of one has no bearing on the other. ...Read more

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What does "RENAL PARENCHYMAL DISEASE" in the KUB Ultrasound mean? What's the cure to this?

What does "RENAL PARENCHYMAL DISEASE" in the KUB Ultrasound mean? What's the cure to this?

Here are some ...: KUB allows Doc to see the configuration & shape - smooth or irregular - of the kidneys; renal US may further confirm the thickness & tissue texture of solid part of kidneys. Together, both give Doc some impression if there has been some prior kidney damage by infection, obstruction, stone, inborn defect, etc. in the kidney. Of course, such findings have to correlate with history + kidney function. ...Read more

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What exactly does cirrhosis do to the body?

What exactly does cirrhosis do to the body?

Many things: The liver has many functions, both anatomically and physiologically. When these are interrupted the results can be devastating. Increased pressures, particularly in the portal venous system can create ascites, esophageal and other varices, hormonal changes because of lack of detoxification of estrogen or production of multiple products like albumin, etc. Can create feminization, etc. ...Read more

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What does type 2 diabetes do to the lungs?

What does type 2 diabetes do to the lungs?

Not Much: Type 2 Diabetes itself does not usually do much to the lungs by itself. However, type 2 DM is an immune deficient state & espec if uncon could make you more susceptible to lung infections. People with type 2 DM also tend to be overweight and & risk risk of sleep apnea. Very mild cases of cystic fibrosis have been found & could cause lung probs & diabetes. Last, cancer risk is inc in DM esp smokers ...Read more

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Is androgens the same as adrenal hormones? What does it mean to have elevated adrenal hormones? Does it have any problems to do with the ovaries?

Is androgens the same as adrenal hormones? What does it mean to have elevated adrenal hormones? Does it have any problems to do with the ovaries?

Adrenals: Androgens are testosterone and dhea. Adrenal hormones are cortisol and dhea. If your adrenal hormones are high that is usually related to some sort of stress. This is not related to the ovaries. The adrenals are a separate organ. ...Read more

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Please explain what does Parkinson's disease do to the body?

Please explain what does Parkinson's disease do to the body?

Parkinsons symptoms: Parkinsons disease, when not treated, tends to cause slowing of movements, as if movement is inhibited. This can affect writing, buttoning, or speaking for example. Muscle tone may be increased with passive manipulation. People sometimes feel "frozen" when walking or lying in bed. Many people with Parkinsons have a tremor when the arms are at rest. This ceases with movement however. ...Read more

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How can one know that his kidney us sick? What are the major causes of kidney ailure, and last, what cures kidney malfunction? Or infection?

How can one know that his kidney us sick? What are the major causes of kidney  ailure, and last, what cures kidney malfunction? Or infection?

Get a blood test: Get your blood and urine tested. Pain over the kidneys, blood in the urine, and generalized fatigue can be signs of kidney problems. Infection can cause kidney problems. Diabetes is a major cause of kidney failure. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if only 37% of your kidney is working does that mean renal failure?

Could you tell me if only 37% of your kidney is working does that mean renal failure?

37% kidney function: At 37% of kidney function (kf), you did not have kidney failure, you have chronic kidney disease (ckd). Most non-diabetic patients start dialysis when their kf is. ...Read more

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How do you typically diagnose polycystic kidney disease?

How do you typically diagnose polycystic kidney disease?

Ultrasound: You can take an imaging study called a renal ultrasound. The ultrasound can determine the number of cysts on your kidneys and can lead to a diagnose of polycystic kidney disease. ...Read more

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Um how do I explain the effect of Addison's disease to the integumentary system?

Um how do I explain the effect of Addison's disease to the integumentary system?

Skin darkening: Addison's disease (primary adrenal insufficiency) is associated with high ACTH levels from the pituitary gland. Other hormones are also made from the pituitary (MSH) that can stimulate melatonin production in the skin, causing skin darkening (similar to a suntan) ...Read more

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Do you know which is worse to have: kidney disease or cancer?

Do you know which is worse to have: kidney disease or cancer?

Depends on what kind: For instance some kinds of skin cancers are easily removable and kidney failure is much worse to have. Also, the opposite is true, late kidney failure is treated by dialysis and possibly transplant and therefore is much less dangerous than a late cancer that has spread all over the body. There many many types of cancers and many types of kidney diseases. It is best to compare apples to apples ! ...Read more

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What will I do to cure my bilateral renal parenchymal disease?

What will I do to cure my bilateral renal parenchymal disease?

Ultrasound term: The phrase you stated is commonly seen on kidney ultrasound reports. This indicates only that a chronic process has been going on. You need to see a nephrologist who will do a detailed history, physical, and laboratory exam. Once a diagnosis is attained, your question regarding prognosis (cure) can be addressed. ...Read more

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What to do if I can't understand the pathway..so anyone can give any of metabolism bilirubin explanation?

What to do if I can't understand the pathway..so anyone can give any of metabolism bilirubin explanation?

Get help: The porphyria synthesis and breakdown pathways are elementary if you understand organic chemistry and its application to general metabolism, incomprehensible if you do not. Nobody here is going to be able to tell you anything more. Perhaps there has been a problem with sequencing the topics. ...Read more

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Polycystic Kidney Disease (Definition)

A genetic disease that causes multiple cysts to form in the kidneys. Common symptoms include blood in the urine, abdominal pain, and ...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