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Doctor insights on: What To Expect At Stage 5 Kidney Disease

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Can you tell me what this means for my kidneys they have been like this since 2013 on five diff blood tests GFR >60....indicate kidney disease?

Can you tell me what this means for my kidneys they have been like this since 2013 on five diff blood tests GFR >60....indicate kidney disease?

It depends: If it says GFR is greater than 60 (which is the usual sentence) it may be normal, since more than 60 could be 80, 90 or 100, etc.Now, this may not mean it is stable since it could have been 90 then dropped to 80 then to 70 But if it says 60 ml/min (not greater than 60) this means it is weak for your age of 36 since you should have above 90 ml/min GFR. Need to make sure that urinalysis is normal. ...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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How much time left does someone with chronic kidney disease at stage 5 have?

How much time left does someone with chronic kidney disease at stage 5 have?

Depends: It depends on your GFR and if you have risk factors for progression that are uncontrolled, ie htn, dm, acidosis, sec hyperparathyroidism, and tob use. And by time left do you mean death or dialysis...Esrd doesn't have to mean death, esp if you have dialysis and a transplant. ...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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What amount time left to someone with chronic kidney disease if this someone is at stage 5 ?

What amount time left to someone with chronic kidney disease if this someone is at stage 5 ?

Time before dialysis: It is very difficult to answer your question. That is because all kidney disease is different. If one has polycystic kidney disease, that acts differently from diabetic kidney disease. The time for end stage renal disease is also dependent on the age of the patient. Have the person ask a nephrologist for a more detailed and meaningful answer to your question. ...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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How do you catch kidney disease?

How do you catch kidney disease?

Generic term: Kidney disease is a very generic term. Many things can cause it. Commonly, it is diabetes and high blood pressure. ...Read more

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What to do about kidney disease?

Depends on diagnosis: A nephrologist is the specialist who organizes care of renal ( kidney ) preservation or function. Depending on the underlying diagnosis he can help orchestrate medical management. The more common nephrologic conditions include nephrosclerosis often seen in patients with hypertension and or diabetes. Glomerulonephritis, of which there are several types, will require specific treatments based on the subtype. ...Read more

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Symptoms of acute kidney disease?

Symptoms of acute kidney disease?

Decreased Urination: Acute kidney disease represents an attack against the attack usually from profound dehydration, nephrotoxic agents like antibiotics or from bacterial infections. The symptoms range from decrease in urine output, nausea and loss of appetite. The most critical side effect is rapid increase in potassium that can be very dangerous. ...Read more

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Will i die from my kidney disease?

Insufficient info: There is not sufficient information in your message to address this serious a question. ...Read more

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Does garlic treats kidney disease?

Indirectly: Garlic tends to lower body cholesterol and inflammation, thus blood flow to kidneys may improve slightly by keeping arteries to kidneys somewhat cleaner. May also reduce any inflammatory swelling in kidneys as in pyelonephritis. Otherwise, in itself does not dieectly treat kidney disease. ...Read more

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