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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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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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 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 are some symptoms of analgesic nephropathy?

What are some symptoms of analgesic nephropathy?

May be none: Other possibilities include seeing matter in urine versus in advanced disease, foamy urine and leg swelling may take place. Of course in the context of taking non steroidal analgesics (arthritis meds). This is a rare condition. There used to be an old drug called phenacetin that was calssically associated with this problem when abused but this drug is not available now. ...Read more

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Is it possible for young adults get analgesic nephropathy?

Yes: Any individual whether young or old who consumes too much nsaids like alleve or advil can damage their kidneys. If you are taking several pills daily to deal with pain issues for a long period of time, then you are at great risk for analgesic nephropathy. Would try tylenol (acetaminophen) or minimize your NSAID use to control your pain. ...Read more

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What is the difference between nephrotic syndrome and IgA nephropathy?

What is the difference between nephrotic syndrome and IgA nephropathy?

Kidney disease: In nephrotic syndrome the kidney excretes large amounts of protein. It can be caused by autoimmune diseases, but also by certain heavy metals, outdated medications and genetic diseases. Iga nephropathy is an autoimmune disease, actually glomerulonephritis that can lead to renal failure. It is frequently associated with a vasculitic rash, typically on legs and buttock (henoch-schoenlein purpura). ...Read more

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What exactly is reflux nephropathy?

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 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 do you know about ign nephropathy?

Do you mean...: ... Igm nephropathy? It's usually rather mild. Most of the time, it's not especially treatable or especially troublesome. In fact, it's good news, since the other entities that can produce the same symptoms / signs are more aggressive. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Tarek Naguib
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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


Analgesic (Definition)

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