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What is diffuse renal parenchymal disease?

What is diffuse renal parenchymal disease?

Kidney Disease: "diffuse" means all over the kidney, "parenchymal" means the solid part of the kidney that filters the liquid waste products out of the blood, and "disease" means something is wrong. Typically "diffuse parenchymal disease" means an overall medical problem with the kidney, such as diabetic nephropathy, or post-streptococcal nephritis. In the pediatric world we use this term slightly differently. ...Read more

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Ultra sound scan said I have an altered renal echogenicity suggestive of parenchymal renal disease. What further tests I should do please?

Ultra sound scan said I have an altered renal echogenicity suggestive of parenchymal renal disease. What further tests I should do please?

Urine collection: You will need to collect your urine for 24 hours and send that collection, along with blood work to determine your creatinine clearance and protein content of the urine. If you have a protein content of your urine > 150 mg/24 hours, you have an abnormal amount of urine. Depending on the amount of proteinuria, you may need to have further blood tests to determine if the cause of the proteinuria. ...Read more

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Cure of diffuse renal parenchymal disease?

Kidney: None, all you can do is protect the remaining portion of your kidneys under the care of a nephrologist. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for diffuse renal parenchymal disease?

Is there a cure for diffuse 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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How to control phorphorus during renal disease?

How to control phorphorus during renal disease?

Phosphorus control: If you are talking about reducing elevated phosphorus (P) levels in patients with kidney failure, P levels are brought down by two drugs. One is P binders that prevent P from being absorbed in the intestine. If those patients have high parathyroid hormone levels (PTH), drugs like cinacalcet reduce serum P levels by preventing it and calcium from being liberated from the bone by PTH. ...Read more

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What foods can a person with renal disease consume freely?

What foods can a person with renal disease consume freely?

Renal Diets: Patients with any form of kidney disease should be offered a nutritional or dietary counselling. There are many types of kidney disease with various stages and complications that require careful attention not only to macronutrients (protein, carbs, and fat) but to micronutrients. For example, diabetic patients with renal disease require a completely different approach than those with hypertensive. ...Read more

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End-stage renal disease means you need dialysis?

End-stage renal disease means you need dialysis?

When kidneys fail: End stage renal disease is stage five ckd or GFR 15 or less. Dialysis is started when the function of the kidneys is inadequate to remove the metabolic byproducts of metabolism. In practice this is usually determined by measuring gfr. Most people have to start dialysis when GFR drops to 10-15 though it may have to be started higher or lower than that. ...Read more

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Does end-stage renal disease cause mental problems?

Yes: From uremia or electrolyte/mineral abnormalities or fluctuating drug levels (due to reduced renal clearance) among several possible causes. ...Read more

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Can you tell me diet for end stage renal disease patients?

Can you tell me diet for end stage renal disease patients?

Dialysis diet: The answer to your question is too long for this space. Go to this link and learn about a diet for dialysis patients: http://www.davita.com/kidney-disease/diet-andnutrition/diet-basics/the-hemodialysis-diet/e/5314. It is best to ask the dietician at a dialysis center what diet should be followed, as diabetic patients' diets are different from those that are not diabetic. Good luck. ...Read more