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Doctor insights on: What Is 3rd Degree Chronic Kidney Desease

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Do i do any exercise since i diagnosed chronic kidney desease?

Do i do any exercise since i diagnosed chronic kidney desease?

Simple answer: There are many degrees of kidney disease. Most individuals can live a normal and healthy life with careful attention to blood pressure, cholesterol, weights, medication management and regular checkups. You should continue to exercise but talk to your doctor first to develop a plan that fits your specific disease state. ...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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WERID QUESTION: if i need a kidney and go to a 3rd world country to get one instead of waiting on the list.. Is it illegal?

WERID QUESTION: if i need a kidney and go to a 3rd world country to get one instead of waiting on the list.. Is it illegal?

Illegal + Dangerous: Buying a kidney on the black market in another country sounds easy + appealing but is actually very dangerous. It is illegal in all of those countries too. No actual US law applies, but it would also prevent Medicare from paying for the anti-rejection medications. People who return to the US with purchased kidneys have high risks of infections, rejection and organ loss. It is not worth the risks. ...Read more

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What to eat for kidney chronic patients?

What to eat for kidney chronic patients?

Low sodium: Low sodium diets are essential to avoiding hypertension and may slow the loss of kidney function. A recent article suggests maintaining a low phosphorous level and there is data from the 1970's to support this. Therefore a phosphorous restricted diet is reasonable as long as you are not already malnourished. Protein restriction is reasonable 0.8 gram/kg/ day if you are not malnourished. ...Read more

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How does chronic stress affect your kidney health?

How does chronic stress affect your kidney health?

Stress and kidney DZ: it causes vasoconstriction of the renal circulation and parts of the kidney die. Well demonstrated in mice but not in man. ...Read more

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What is the causes chronic kidney diseases?

What is the causes chronic kidney diseases?

Many things: Chronic kidney disease is caused by many things. However, the top two causes are high blood pressure and diabetes. If you have any kidney disease, see your doctor. A blood test and urine analysis can narrow down and sometimes diagnose many of those causes. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for chronic kidney rejection?

What are the symptoms for chronic kidney rejection?

Rejection: There are no symptoms of chronic rejection. Until the kidney function drops below 15 cc/ ml you may not have symptoms. In some patients if they stop all their meds they can feel pain at the transplant site and hematuria. Chronic rejection is diagnosed via a biopsy and blood work. ...Read more

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Opiods for chronic pain.Bad 4 kidneys...Yes or no?

Opiods for chronic pain.Bad 4 kidneys...Yes or no?

Renal: No but they do decrease level of sex hormones, bone density, and increase risk if infection due to immunosuppression. Not great stuff. ...Read more

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Who have risk of getting chronic kidney diseases in adults?

Who have risk of getting chronic kidney diseases in adults?

Everybody: Today there's a laboratory fad that overdiagnoses 'chronic kidney disease' in all well-muscled individuals based on serum creatinine levels. However, anyone who neglects high blood pressure or kidney infections or does not manage diabetes closely will end up sick bad kidneys, and a few disesaes strike at random. ...Read more

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My husband is a chronic kidney failiure patient and is doing haemodialysis twice weekly, what will happen if he misses one session?

My husband is a chronic kidney failiure patient and is doing haemodialysis twice weekly, what will happen if he misses one session?

Get sick: Missing dialysis results in fluid retention manifested by swelling of the body, especially the dependent areas, making the heart work more, risking potential heart failure. Increase in electrolytes, especially potassium, which can be life threatening with cardiac dysrrhythmia. It is best to maintain a strict dialysis schedule, and stick with it. ...Read more

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What is chronic kidney disease?

What is chronic kidney disease?

They don't function: Chronic kidney disease (ckd), also known as chronic renal disease, is a progressive loss in renal function over a period of months or years. Chronic kidney disease is identified by a blood test for creatinine. Higher levels of creatinine indicate a lower glomerular filtration rate and as a result a decreased capability of the kidneys to excrete waste products. ...Read more

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What causes Chronic Kidney Disease?

Many things: leading causes are diabetes and high blood pressure, autoimmune disease (like Lupus) affects the kidney and congenital diseases also. toxic chemicals and drugs can harm the renal system. You should review your case with your physician to determine the proper investigation and treatment ...Read more

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How is chronic kidney disease cured ?

How is chronic kidney disease cured ?

Kidney disease: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) cannot be cured, it can be managed. There are various stages of CKD and many causes of it. Some CKD is due to diseases that are may progress despite treatment, such as polycystic kidney disease. Other causes of CKD, such as hypertension, can be treated and managed with more success. Speak to a nephrologist for more information about a specific cause of CKD. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do, I have chronic kidney stones and hydronephrosis?

What to do, I have chronic kidney stones and hydronephrosis?

Need good urologist: May need a second independent urologic opinion if Ur problem is out of control. Have you had a metabolic work-up to diagnose cause of chronic stones. U may require surgery to correct hydronephrosis & facilitate urinary drainage to prevent urinary stagnation which predispose to stones. U may have infectious kidney stones or have never been completely cleared all of which predisposes to more stones. ...Read more

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What does chronic kidney failure really mean?

Chronic kidneydiseas: Chronic kidney failure is the loss of functioning kidney tissue due to permanent damage to the tiny subunits called nephrons.We have about a million nephrons per kidney, and as we lose nephrons the ones that are left enlarge and work harder until they reach their limit, at which point the kidney can no longer keep up with the body's needs to excrete toxins, balance fluids and minerals and other fx. ...Read more

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How is chronic kidney failure typically diagnosed?

How is chronic kidney failure typically diagnosed?

Urine and blood test: When visiting your primary care doctor, the doctor can perform simple urine and blood test to rule out chronic kidney problems. The doctor can check your urine for protein or your creatinine on your blood tests to rule out kidney problems. Chronic kidney problems occure more commonly in patients with diabetes and hypertension. ...Read more

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How are acute and chronic kidney failure different?

How are acute and chronic kidney failure different?

Acute: recent: In gral. "acute" means of "recent" origen, and "chronic" means "old" or less recent. Some classifications use 6 months for "subacute". Chronic renal failure is insidious and depends upon the cause and how fast it gets worst. Acute renal failure usually is caused by low fluid volume in the body either dehydration or bleeding or it may be caused by toxins (poison, medications , dye contrast). ...Read more

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Is the whole kidney affected by chronic kidney failure?

Is the whole kidney affected by chronic kidney failure?

Yes: Chronic kidney disease eventually involves the whole kidney. Disorders may start out in one location, but over time the kidney's adaptive processes lead to damage of all glomeruli and tubules. ...Read more