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What exactly is analgesic nephropathy syndrome?

What exactly is analgesic nephropathy syndrome?

Phenacetin: Analgesic nephropathy is chronic kidney disease caused by long term use of phenacetin, Acetaminophen (tylenol) and certain nsaid's such as ibuprofen. The incidence of this disease is much lower nowadays due to less availability of phenacetin. ...Read more

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Nephropathy (Definition)

Nephropathy is a medical term that refers to disease of the kidney. There are many causes. It can be caused by high blood pressure, diabetes, uric acid, abnormal proteins, cancers, blood vessel blockages in the kidney, it can be minimal or or it can be severe ...Read more


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What is nephritic syndrome?

What is nephritic syndrome?

See below: Nephritic syndrome is the set of findings due to inflammation, non-infectious inflammation, of the kidney. It is usually contrasted with nephrotic syndrome in which protein loss is the main defect. You may consult this site for more information on this topic: http://www.pathologystudent.com/?p=888 ...Read more

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What is chronic pain syndrome exactly?

What is chronic pain syndrome exactly?

Pain for 6 months: This is a diagnosis often given for patients who experience pain that has lasted for greater than 6 months. The source of the pain is specific for each patient and is usually a separate diagnosis. ...Read more

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What exactly is cannabis hyperemesis syndrome?

What exactly is cannabis hyperemesis syndrome?

It is an unusual: reaction to marijuana, where people develop severe nausea and vomiting, which can result in several medical complications, including esophageal bleeding and perforation, dehydration and electrolyte disturbances. It is odd, because there is a disease called cyclic hyperemesis syndrome with bouts of severe vomiting where marijuana actually seems to help reduce it. ...Read more

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What exactly is masugi nephritis?

What exactly is masugi nephritis?

Nephritis: An experimentally produced, immune-mediated nephritis. Called also nephrotoxic nephritis. ...Read more

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What is nephrotic syndrome?

What is nephrotic syndrome?

Protein in urine: Nephrotic syndrome is caused by dysfunction of the kidney in which large amount of protein leak into the urine. Typically three components of the syndrome are protein grater than 3.5 gms per day, low serum albumin, and high serum cholesterol. ...Read more

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What exactly is balkan nephropathy?

What exactly is balkan nephropathy?

Kidney disease : This is a type of kidney disease found in rural areas along tributaries of the danube river in the balkan countries of bosnia, bulgaria, croatia, romania, and serbia. Although the exact cause is still being investigated, it is now though that it is related to consumption of certain herbs containing aristolochic acid. ...Read more

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What exactly is acute phosphate nephropathy?

What exactly is acute phosphate nephropathy?

Phosphorus toxicity: Acute kidney injury or acute renal failure caused by high phosphate either with phosphate enema for colonoscopy or other reasons. Can form phosphate crystals in kidney. ...Read more

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What is analgesic nephropathy? What causes it?

What is analgesic nephropathy? What causes it?

Kidney damage: caused by chronic use or overdosage of OTC pain meds like Tyleno or NSAIDs. As the functional parts of the inner Kidney are destroyed, kidney function will decrease manifesting in numerous ways including irregular/elevated blood pressure, changes in urination, weakness, neuropathy, etc. ...Read more

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What is analgesic nephropathy? What causes it?

What is analgesic nephropathy? What causes it?

Kidney damage: caused by chronic use or overdosage of OTC pain meds like Tyleno or NSAIDs. As the functional parts of the inner Kidney are destroyed, kidney function will decrease manifesting in numerous ways including irregular/elevated blood pressure, changes in urination, weakness, neuropathy, etc. ...Read more

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What exactly is reye's syndrome?

What exactly is reye's syndrome?

Reye's syndrome: in children, which comes from giving aspirin to a child during a viral infection. Unfortunately, most over-the-counter (OTC) analgesic medications have not been specifically approved for children and frequently carry warnings against using these drugs in children under 16 years of age. ...Read more

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What exactly is hypermobility syndrome?

What exactly is hypermobility syndrome?

Hyperflexible joints: Sometimes referred to as "loose joints, " and those affected are referred to as being "double jointed." often joint hypermobility causes no symptoms and requires no treatment. When present symptoms of the joint hypermobility include pain and instability in the hypermobile joints such as the: knees, fingers, hips, and elbows. Treatments are customized for each individual based on symptoms. ...Read more

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What exactly is hellp syndrome?

What exactly is  hellp syndrome?

Preeclampsia complic: Hellp syndrome is a rare complication of preeclampsia or high blood pressure of pregnancy. It results from vascular dysfunction in your liver and renal vessels preferentially in the setting of severe preeclampsia. Unless promptly delivered and expertly treated, it can cause severe complications or even maternal/fetal death. ...Read more

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What exactly is trench nephritis?

Obsolete: "Trench Nephritis" is an obsolete term for glomerulonephritis..It goes back to World War I when a lot of soldiers developed it. There are different types of nephritis (inflammation of microscopic anatomical portions of the kidney called the glomeruli). There are different types of nephritis but hen the term is used without specifying,they usually are referring to glomerulonephritis.Hope this answe ...Read more

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What exactly is raynaud's syndrome?

What exactly is raynaud's syndrome?

Vessels constrict: Raynaud's phenomenon is a symptom caused by constriction of small blood vessels, usually in the fingers and toes, leading to a lack of nutrients and oxygen going to the fingers and toes. Raynaud's phenomenon can be due to auto-immune disorders, hormonal imbalances, medication effects, etc... A primary care doctor, endocrinologist, or rheumatologist can evaluate a person with such symptoms. ...Read more

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What exactly is reflux nephropathy?

Kidney issue/backflo: Occurs when there is obstruction to the flow of urine downstream, or when there is back flow of urine into kidney. Causes pressure problems which affect filtration and blood flow. ...Read more

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What exactly is alcoholic neuropathy?

What exactly is alcoholic neuropathy?

Poisoned nerves: Long term use of excessive alcohol causes nerve damage. The symptoms can be burning pain, tingling sensation, numbness, or weakness. Other symptoms of alcohol polyneuropathy include problems with walking, blood pressure that drops too much when standing causing lightheadedness/fainting. Symptoms are worse when there is also vitamin deficiency such as thiamine deficiency, which can cause dementia. ...Read more

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What exactly is chronic pelvic pain syndrome?

What exactly  is chronic pelvic pain syndrome?

Chronic prostatitis: It is a chronic condition in men also called chronic non bacterial prostatitis or chronic prostatitis it causes pelvic or perineal pain without evidence of urinary infection lasting longer than 3 months as the main sumptom.Pain may radiate to rectum and there may be burning or pain during urination, pain in the penis, muscle pain and fatigue it may be caused by anxiety, with element of ocd&panic diso. ...Read more

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What exactly is neuropathy?

What exactly is neuropathy?

Pathology : Of the nerve. So, patients may have altered sensation like nubness, tingling, burning, inability to feel at all or when they do the feeligns are funny in some capacity. ...Read more

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What is metabolic syndrome exactly?

What is metabolic syndrome exactly?

Metabolic Syndrome: Metabolic syndrome (syndrome x) is characterized by weight on the middle, slowly developing hypertension, lipid abnormalities ( usually high tgs and low hdl), and finally type 2 dm. A strong family hx for any of these components and/or mi stroke is also a clue. Finally, women can have hirsuitism and polycystic ovarian sydrome (pcos), early in the course. Insulin resistance causes these problems. ...Read more

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Analgesic (Definition)

An analgesic is any member of the group of drugs used to ...Read more


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