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What is recommended to eat if you have medullary sponge kidney disease?

What is recommended to eat if you have medullary sponge kidney disease?

See below: Medullary sponge kidney is a risk factor for kidney stone formation.There may be certain chemical abnormalities in the urine which allow formation of kidney stones.Your doctor can run certain tests on the basis of which suggest changes in fluid intake, diet and maybe some medications to prevent stones from forming. ...Read more

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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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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 must a person do if he has RENAL PARENCHYMAL DISEASE? In this case, how can the kidneys be protected and be made healthy again?

What must a person do if he has RENAL PARENCHYMAL DISEASE? In this case, how can the kidneys be protected and be made healthy again?

Non-specific: I suspect that you may have read results of a renal ultrasound that mentioned "renal parenchymal disease." This is just a reading (not a diagnosis) and must be clinically correlated. All this means in radiology is that your kidney tissue appears more dense than the liver tissue on ultrasound and may be suggestive of kidney changes. Drink plenty of fluids, keep control of any hypertension/diabetes. ...Read more

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If I have kidney disease what does the future hold for me?

If I have kidney disease what does the future hold for me?

It depends on diseas: It depends what disease you have, and what treatment you are getting.It may vary from cure to chronic kidney failure to kidney transplant. ...Read more

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What foods are safe to eat if you have an ovarian cyst?

What foods are safe to eat if you have an ovarian cyst?

Avoid lots of soy: Sometimes functional cysts - which are cysts that resolve on their own - can take longer to resolve if a woman is taking estrogen. Soy is a plant estrogen, and it can cause irregular periods if a woman is taking a large amount daily. It may make a cyst take longer to resolve. ...Read more

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Why is it important for kidney dialysis patients to not have any saturated fat?

Why is it important for kidney dialysis patients to not have any saturated fat?

Not good for most: Patients on dialysis have very little or no kidney function. This leads to a higher risk for heart disease and is one of the leading causes of death with many times the risk compared to normal population. Any measure to reduce the risk is beneficial including improoving the lipid profile ie reducing "bad" cholesterol and avoiding saturated fats is one way of doing so. ...Read more

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How does the BP get higher when you have polycyctic kidney disease? Why are you more suspectable of getting aneurysms?

How does the BP get higher when you have polycyctic kidney disease?  Why are you more suspectable of getting aneurysms?

PKD and HTN: Polycystic kidneys secrete renin in higher than normal amounts, and without fluctuation. Renin catalyzes formation of angiotensin and ACE catalyzes formation of angiotensin 2. AG 2 constricts blood vessels and promotes salt retention thru direct actions and thru aldosterone. These combined effects raise bp. Arterial walls in PKD setting have some collagen defects, similar to nephrons. ...Read more

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What type of food can someone eat if they have kidney disease and liver failure?

What type of food can someone eat if they have kidney disease and liver failure?

Diet: That is a great question and depends on the degree of kidney disease. For example those with less than 30% function should restrict salt, fluid, potassium and phosphorous. Others have different requirements. I would visit the National Kidney Foundation website www.kidney.org. Its a great resource. ProRenal multivitamins are also great for patients with kidney disease. ...Read more

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What foods should someone eat to put on 20 pounds if they have type 2 diabetes and kidney failure?

What foods should someone eat to put on 20 pounds if they have type 2 diabetes and kidney failure?

Healthy balanced: For someone who has uncontrolled diabetes and kidney failure, gaining weight should not be a priority since it may even worsen diabetes if it is particularly type 2. Protein loss becomes a problem with diabetic renal failure as well as problems with blood pressure. You may want to see a certified nutrionist to get better dietary guidance. ...Read more

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If I have calcium-oxalate kidney stones, what diet should I follow to prevent the formation of more stones?

If I have calcium-oxalate kidney stones, what diet should I follow to prevent the formation of more stones?

It depends: There are several causes for calcium oxalate stones. If the problem is due to high calcium in your urine, about 50% of the time, limiting calcium intake will have an effect. If you have renal leak hypercalcuria, then diet changes won't help but thiazide medications will. Some people have hyper parathyroid disease and diet changes wont help. ...Read more

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If your liver function is diagnosed as low what do you have to do. Please include supplements, etc?

If your liver function is diagnosed as low what do you have to do. Please include supplements, etc?

Low Liver: Low liver function is a sign of good liver health. I am very perplexed by your question. Do you mean something else? ...Read more

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Is it safe to take s adenosylmethionine if you have had a renal transplant. My kidney is function fine.

Is it safe to take s adenosylmethionine if you have had a renal transplant. My kidney is function fine.

S-Adenosyl Methione: (SAMe): a methyl-group donor in the biosynthesis of hormones, neurotransmitters, nucleic acids, proteins, phospholipids. It may relieve pain and inflammation in arthritis, treat depression, improve liver health. Avoid w/in 14 days of MAO-inhibitor and in Bipolar Disorder. Diet should contain B vitamins, esp B6, B12, and folic acid. Should be safe in normal kidney function. Check with nephrologist. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have a gall bladder surgery if you have rheumatic heart disease?

Is it safe to have a gall bladder surgery if you have rheumatic heart disease?

Yes: Depending on the degree of damage to the heart the surgeon could choose to give you some antibiotics during the surgery....But generally surgery is not contraindicated. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use splenda if I have renal failure and diabetes?

Is it ok to use splenda if I have renal failure and diabetes?

Splenda and RF: I've looked at sources that i consider reliable and can find nothing that says you should avoid splenda under your circumstances. I would, however, suggest that you discuss this further with your doctor. ...Read more

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If my GFR is 43 is it safe to have a CT with contrast? I have read that you can take n-acetylcysteine to help protect your kidneys?

If my GFR is 43 is it safe to have a CT with contrast? I have read that you can take n-acetylcysteine to help protect your kidneys?

Need to be : Cleared by your nephrologist. If ok best to get hydration. N-acetylcysteine can help. 600-1200 mg dose orally 12 hours apart, half before and half after the scan is typical. Stop metformin for 48 hours after your scan. Use nonionic contrast. Better yet get ultrasound if it will answer the clinical question in your case. Ask your doctors. ...Read more

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What to do if I have kidney stone of 8.1 mm is that very dangerous ?

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What to do if I have kidney stone of 8.1 mm is that very dangerous ?

Depend...: For sure, the size of 8.1 mm stone makes spontaneous passage almost impossible so i recommend it removed timely as needed. The timing and necessity of stone removal can be reasonably decided between you and urologist. Clinically, it poses no immediate danger as long as it does not move. Detail? Ask urologist timely. Best wish... ...Read more

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What to do if I have thyroid cancer and a rare disease in which some doctors consider to be cancer, adult multi system lch?

What to do if I have thyroid cancer and a rare disease in which some doctors consider to be cancer, adult multi system lch?

Not sure: What you are describing, but there are syndromes where you can get multiple neoplasms of different endocrine glands. This is a complicated question best meant for your doctor. ...Read more

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