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Which types of kidney diseases are associated with family history?

Which types of kidney diseases are associated with family history?

Examples include: Poly cystic kidney disease and fabry's disease. Also, many heritable illnesses like diabetes and hypertension and high cholesterol could precipitate kidney disease. Also, bad habits running in families e.g. Unhealthy eating habits will cause obesity and increase the risk of kidney disease. ...Read more

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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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Had 2 abnormal labs, GDR was51, lymphs was 18.4.. Significant family history for late onset leukemia, father and kidney disease, twin sister. What nex?

Had 2 abnormal labs, GDR was51, lymphs was 18.4.. Significant family history for late onset leukemia, father and kidney disease, twin sister. What nex?

Lab results: The GFR of 51 is an estimated value. The normal range for GFR is 60 to 120. After age 60, a person's GFR will slowly decline. Your estimated GFR of 51 may simply be an aging change. It may reflect very mild disease, alternatively. A urine sample to check for cells and protein will help. What kind of kidney disease exists in twin sister? ...Read more

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18 yrs, girl no diabetes, or high bp, no family history of ckd. symptoms of kidney disease like nausea, too much peeing. is it likely that I have ckd?

18 yrs, girl no diabetes, or high bp, no family history of ckd.  symptoms of kidney disease like nausea, too much peeing. is it likely that I have ckd?

CKD not likely: Hi. No, CKD very unlikely, but so easy to test for. Up at night peeing? Nausea? I'd bet more on a high blood sugar! See your doctor sooner than later. Most type 1 diabetes DOESN'T have a family history (although there are striking exceptions to that generalization). Good luck! ...Read more

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If my family has a history of kidney disease and kidney transplants, should I be concerned with lower back pain?

If my family has a history of kidney disease and kidney transplants, should I be concerned with lower back pain?

May not be connected: Many types of chronic kidney disease (that would lead to kidney failure + the need for a txp) do not cause pain, including hypertension, diabetes, + glomerulonephritis. Others, such as polycystic kidney disease (they became enlarged and filled with cysts - giant blisters) + kidney stones may indeed cause pain. Persistent pain should always be evaluated by an md - disclose the family history. ...Read more

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My heart feels like it is going to beat right out of my chest. I a minute, it will skip 5 to 6 times. I can't get an accurate pu family history: diabetes, heart disease, bleed out stokes, kidney disease, bi-polar, dirks disease

My heart feels like it is going to beat right out of my chest. I a minute, it will skip 5 to 6 times. I can't get an accurate pu family history: diabetes, heart disease, bleed out stokes, kidney disease, bi-polar, dirks disease

Palpitations : Palpitations (irregular heart beats) can be caused by multiple conditions. It is important that you have an ekg and be evaluated. Electrolyte disturbances in our blood (sodium, potassium), medications, thyroid condition or even underlying heart disease can cause palpitations. Sometimes the easiest thing is to have your local firefighters run a rhythm strip for you, and they will advise if you need to go to the hospital. If you feel lightheaded, faint, have any chest pain or symptoms, then you need to be seen as an emergency. ...Read more

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Could kidney disease run in my family?

Could kidney disease run in my family?

Yes: There are certain kidney disease that run in families that you should be aware about. Some disease such as IgA nephropathy, adult cystic kidney disease and lupus run in families and can cause significant renal impairment. ...Read more

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How is the best way to look after a family member who has chronic kidney disease stage 5?

How is the best way to look after a family member who has chronic kidney disease stage 5?

Diet modification: Ckd stage v is very advanced form of kidney disease and many dietary restrictions along with medications are needed to delay need for dialysis. Limit diets high in potassium, phosphorus, limit excessive fluid intake and see nephrologist at least every month. ...Read more

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A family member had kidney disease and lost movement of their legs. why does this happen?

A family member had kidney disease and lost movement of their legs. why does this happen?

Kidney disease: The primary reason for the kidney disease itself the reason for the leg weakness also. Leg weakness could be from a different cause is a possibility also. ...Read more

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Family History (Definition)

A family history consists of information about disorders suffered by the relatives of a patient. The history can help the patient identify diseases that he or she may be susceptible to, and help the patient to ...Read more


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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