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What is the usual function of the renal pyramid?

What is the usual function of the renal pyramid?

Production of urine: The renal pyramid consists of renal tubules primarily the loop of henle and collecting ducts. As urine passes through these tubules it is more and more concentrated and certain electrolytes such as potassium, sodium, chloride etc are secreted or reabsorbed from or into these tubules to maintain precise concentration of these electrolytes in the blood. ...Read more

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What causes increased echogenicity of the medullary pyramids?

What causes increased echogenicity of the medullary pyramids?

Several things: Calcifications in the renal pyramids can cause increased echogenicity. This can be caused by abnormal calcium metabolism related to renal osteodystrophy or may be related to other diseases such as sickle cell disease or other conditions. If this is a new finding and there is no known cause, your physician may need to do a workup to find the etiology. ...Read more

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What causes increased echogenicity of the medullary pyramids?

What causes increased echogenicity of the medullary pyramids?

Tubular Ectasia: Renal tubular ectasia aka medullary sponge kidney is a condition that has dilatation of the tubules in the medullary pyramids with an increased tendency for stones and infection. The pyramids appear very echogenic on ultrasound. ...Read more

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My kidney sonography result reads " both kidneys medullary pyramids appears hypo echoic and mildly irregular" what does this mean. Ow to rectify this?

My kidney sonography result reads " both kidneys medullary pyramids appears hypo echoic and mildly irregular" what does this mean. Ow to rectify this?

Don't worry: This is a finding that is commonly reported on kidney ultrasound report. Without other finding, it really does not mean anything and you should not get concerned. In some instances it may be consistent with chronic kidney disease, or decreased kidney function. This should be discussed with your nephrologist. ...Read more

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Slightly increased echogenicity of the medullary pyramids, suspect medullary nephrocalcinosis. What does that mean?

Slightly increased echogenicity of the medullary pyramids, suspect medullary nephrocalcinosis. What does that mean?

Medullary: Nephrocalcinosis refers to deposition of calcium salts in the medulla of the kidney. They are like tiny stones. There are many causes, including medullary sponge kidney, hyperparathyroidism, hypervitaminosis D, milk alkali syndrome, renal tubular acidosis, Cushings, hyperuricemia, and more. So you need to discuss the results with your doctor to determine what it might mean in your case. ...Read more

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Slight increased echogenicity of the renal pyramids bilaterally?

Slight increased echogenicity of the renal pyramids bilaterally?

Likely inflammation: Increased echogenicity of a tissue, usually indicates inflammation. It does not indicate why its there but its likely there. Given that the echogenicity is bilateral, tumors are not likely. The most common cause of such inflammation is a urinary tract infection. Consult your PCP for consideration of a Urology referral if you have other symptoms that are problematic. ...Read more

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Had a hypertensive crisis w CHF kidney u/s showed echogenic renal pyramids. Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) is low 20.5 aldosterone 2.4 RDW 18.1 blood in urine, ideas?

Had a hypertensive crisis w CHF kidney u/s showed echogenic renal pyramids. Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) is low 20.5 aldosterone 2.4 RDW 18.1 blood in urine, ideas?

Aldosterone 2.4: Your question cannot be answered properly, as you did not give enough information. You aldosterone (a) level is 2.4. It is difficult to say what that means because your a is dependent on whether you were standing, sitting, or lying down when the blood was drawn and
normal values vary from lab to lab. A physician (p)ordered your test, ask the p for a more-informed answer to your question better. ...Read more

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Do the food pyramid/plate differ?

Do the food pyramid/plate differ?

Yes: Here's a good article from Harvard: http://www. Hsph. Harvard. Edu/nutritionsource/plate-replaces-pyramid/ ...Read more

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What does the food pyramid tell us?

What does the food pyramid tell us?

Which pyramid?: The pyramid has been replaced by "my food plate" by the usda. Although some improvements were made, I still don't believe this reflects optimal nutrition. I prefer this one: http://www. Drweil. Com/drw/u/art02995/dr-weil-anti-inflammatory-food-pyramid. Html. ...Read more

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How do I know exactly what is the food pyramid?

How do I know exactly what is the food pyramid?

Food pyramid: You can find out all you need to know at:

http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/food_guide_pyramid. ...Read more

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Which are the main recommendations made by the healthy living pyramid?

Which are the main recommendations made by the healthy living pyramid?

The food pyramid: Has been replaced by the "food plate" which you can find on the net. Many well trained in clinical nutrition believe that it is not much of an improvement. A visit to a clinical nutritionist is your best bet. Peace and good health. Government RDAs are very low. Over the counter daily vitamins are typically weak. ...Read more

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What are some similarities between the food pyramid and the food plate?

What are some similarities between the food pyramid and the food plate?

Similarities: Focus around that both of crude visual representations of how much and what you should be eating. But they are rather different at this point. Myplate is much more of a relatable (plate) representation vs food pyramid being more abstract suggestion of the desired relative composition of your diet. Myplate has more of a balance of grains/veggies than the pyramid. Myplate now doesn't address fats ...Read more

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What is a healthy food pyramid?

Balanced meals: You can look at the recommnended food plate or the old food pyramid...Basically though eating a variety of foods and a variety of colors is helpful. According to one nutritionist I know, she recommends eating at every meal one carb and 2 proteins or 2 carbs and one protein. We should all have leafy greens, fruits (anything that grows from a flower) and protein- which can come from many sources. ...Read more

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What is the healthy food pyramid vs plate?

What is the healthy food pyramid vs plate?

FDA guidelines: Food pyramid and food plate are fda guidelines for healthy eating. See this site for more information.
http://www. Choosemyplate. Gov/. ...Read more

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Why are bread/grains still on the food pyramid?

Why are bread/grains still on the food pyramid?

Good question :-): Many people can tolerate grains and wheat breads, without difficulty. Some can be good sources of protein and other nutrients. If you're a person who doesn't tolerate these though, your own food pyramid would look different. Neurologist dr. David perlmutter has written a very interesting book about grains and the brain. Http://tinyurl. Com/mof6qj8 it provides some things to think about! ...Read more

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What are the healthy foods on the whole food pyramid?

What are the healthy foods on the whole food pyramid?

Too many to count: Please refer to harvard medical school of public health's healthy eating plate and healthy eating pyramid for this: http://www. Hsph. Harvard. Edu/nutritionsource/pyramid/ there's a wealth of information on this site, including all kinds of foods and where they fit on the pyramid. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the pyramids in the medulla? What do they do?

What are the pyramids in the medulla? What do they do?

They are paired: white matter nerve tracts within the medulla of the brainstem, involved primarily in motor function ...Read more

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What is the most nutritional way to eat? Following the food pyramid?

What is the most nutritional way to eat? Following the food pyramid?

Mixed diet: Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils, low fat milk products and limited amount of fish and lean meats. Curtail intake of saturated fats; no tobacco and no more than one drink a day. Control the amount of food and exercise 30 minutes/day and maintain a healthy weight. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the healthy eating pyramid and the plate?

What is the difference between the healthy eating pyramid and the plate?

Easier to use: The plate's easier to learn and use. More emphasis on fruits and veggies=half your plate! Less emphasis on grains. And dairy isn't even on the plate (it's a little cup on the side!). ...Read more

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Now that there's a new healthy eating plate, will the healthy eating pyramid be no good?

Now that there's a new healthy eating plate, will the healthy eating pyramid be no good?

Not necessarily: It us not so much a matter of the pyramid being no good anymore, as it is one of improving awareness in the setting of better information. The plate model is more understandable and easier to implement in practice. And it recognizes that food groups generally niter-relate more than fit into kaye's or steps. Speaking f pates - for health, portion control is key - so se smaller plates! ...Read more

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Docs can you explain what is a dinner that includes all parts of the pyramid and the six nutrients?

Docs can you explain what is a dinner that includes all parts of the pyramid and the six nutrients?

It is MyPlate now!: The dietary guidelines were the older recommendation. This has =now been replaced by my plate (usda nutritional guidelines). This contains adequate amounts of proteins, starches, grains, vegetables, fruits and low fat dairy. This is healthier food guideline than the food pyramid was! ...Read more

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What's pyramid healing?

What's pyramid healing?

A scam: It's been around since the 1970's. People want to believe silly stuff. If you're a high-school kid and want to test it in an experiment, fine -- it'll fail. If someone tries to take your money in exchange for a magic device shaped like a pyramid that concentrates "cosmic healing energy", don't be a sucker. If you have been defrauded, consider contacting your local district attorney. ...Read more

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What is the mediterranean pyramid diet?

What is the mediterranean pyramid diet?

Diet that was...: ...Consumed by people living near the mediterranean sea (but no longer). The pyramid emphasizes at is base, plant based foods such as fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, and whole grains, and as the foundation of the pyramid narrows upwards, it adds olive oil, fish, meat, chicken, wine, and dairy foods in smaller amounts. ...Read more

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Help! Exactly what is the food pyramid?

Help! Exactly what is the food pyramid?

It is a visual plan: At The base represents larger amounts of food in that category and going from the bottom to the top the quantity of foods in each category less and less for each given day ...Read more

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Who does the food pyramid not work for?

No one: The food pyramid is not a healthy way to eat. Look at the many resources that show you how to eat with a paleo or primal approach to your diet. Keep in mind that the only thing your body needs carbohydrates for is fuel for your metabolism. And the average person only needs about 100 grams per day. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the food pyramid?

Can you please describe the food pyramid?

Food pyramid: You can find out all you need to know at:

http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/food_guide_pyramid. ...Read more

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What is the food pyramid for a 10month baby?

There is none: There is no food pyramid for 10 month old babies.
At ten months most babies have teeth and are on stage 2 feedings, which includes formula feeding or breast milk, some fruit juices. Cereals, fruits vegetables and some meat divided in three or four meals and avoid too much milk as that contributes to infant being obese, with some introduction of table food as tolerated. ...Read more

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Can you let me know is it actually healthy to follow the food pyramid?

Can you let me know is it actually healthy to follow the food pyramid?

Governement plate: I prefer the new government plate which is 1/4 plate as protein, 1/4 plate as complex carbs, 1/4 as fruit and 1/4 as vegetables. You can also have 1/2 the plate as vegetables if you want. Www. Choosemyplate. Gov. ...Read more

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Is there a separate food pyramid for kids, teenagers and adults? Or do we all just follow the reg food pyramid?

Is there a separate food pyramid for kids, teenagers and adults? Or do we all just follow the reg food pyramid?

No Pyramid: There is no such thing any more. The pyramid was absolutely and dangerously wrong. The recommended diet for all ages is now called a diamond. At the top is fats at 15% of calories. In the very big middle are proteins which should make up 60% of a calories. And at the bottom are carbohydrates, 25% of calories. ...Read more

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What is the healthy eating pyramid replacement for?

What is the healthy eating pyramid replacement for?

Food pyramid: The food pyramid and all of the subsequent dietary recommendations were actually designed by the department of agriculture to maximize the profits of the food industry.
The food pyramid has nothing to do with your health.
If you want to eat healthy, ignore the food pyramid. Avoid eating sugars, limit your intake of carbohydrates, consume healthy fats in the form of meat, fish, poultry, eggs, chees. ...Read more

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How many nutritionists support the usda food pyramid?

My plate.: It's actually "My Plate" now. They do support that. ...Read more

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Can I eat less than what it shows on the food pyramid?

Yes: As long as you are maintain a healthy weight, eating less may be better for you. ...Read more

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What should be in the food pyramid of someone who is trying to attain a slimmer waist & flatter stomach?

What should be in the food pyramid of someone who is trying to attain a slimmer waist & flatter stomach?

Less food: To lose weight you need to reduce the amount of food you eat. Have fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils, low fat milk products, small amount of fish and lean meats. Curtail intake of saturated fat; no tobacco, no more than one drink a day. Exercise at least 30 minutes/day. ...Read more

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What is pyramidal syndrome? What causes it?

What is pyramidal syndrome? What causes it?

Resending answer:): The pyramidal tracts are tracts of nerve fibers that run from the brain to the brain stem or spinal cord to control muscle function in the body. If injured or altered, muscles show spasticity/spasm and weakness/wasting. Injury may be caused by stroke, brain hemorrhage, tumor, infection, inflammation such as from meningitis or multiple sclerosis, or trauma. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of pyramidal syndrome?

What are the symptoms of pyramidal syndrome?

Complex: The pyramidal tracts are tracts of nerve fibers that run from the brain to the brain stem or spinal cord to control muscle function in the body. If injured or altered, muscles show spasticity/spasm and weakness/wasting. Injury may be caused by stroke, brain hemorrhage, tumor, infection, inflammation such as from meningitis or multiple sclerosis, or trauma. ...Read more