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Will Drinking More Water Help Reverse Effects Of Kidney Failure
Not useful unless...: Unless your kidney failure is caused by dehydration, drinking fluids will not help a kidney failure. Actually you need to ration liquid intake to avoid fluid overload and edema. If you kitchen sink drain is stopped up, you usually avoid putting much water in it! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
No: Not real-true kidney damage. If your BUN and creatinine were just a little high because you got dehydrated, you'll get them back to normal immediately if you drink adequate water. You'll also want to stay well-hydrated if you take medicines such as ibuprofen, as otherwise the kidneys can shut down temporarily. Best wishes. ...Read more
The nephrologist added extra lasix despite the creatinine level increase, can aldactone be less harmful than lasix? Any way to figure out water retention levels to prevent overuse of lasix at homr? Patient already maintaining 500ml fluid restriction
It might: The idea behind increasing your fluid intake is that it puts more fluid through the ureter, which is where the stone usually gets stuck. With more fluid, the ureter dilates and the stone may pass through more easily. Most of the time, narcotics are necessary to control the pain and may help relax the ureter to get the stone to pass too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I hear kidney stones can be incredibly painful. Does drinking lots of water (staying hydrated) greatly diminish the risk of developing kidney stones?
Kidney stones: 42 M from CA: Does drinking lots of H2O greatly dimenish risk kidney stones? ANS- formation of stones depends on many things. Dilution of stone forming chemicals is a way to stop. In theory at least. But evidence that increasing H20 decreases risk in general has not been tested that I am aware of. Worry about other things unless u/family have had stones. If so find cause of stones & Rx that. ...Read more
Maybe: To give more accurate advice, i would need to know more about the exact cause of "early renal failure". Presuming this is not due to severe dehydration, then i would say no. However, the caveat here is what has caused renal failure. So, my best advice is talk this over with your doctor who knows more about your current condition than i. ...Read more
Will drinking plenty water reduce water retention and help show abs? Do anti-diarrhea drugs cause water retention? I not sick, just want a better bod
No shortcuts to abs.: The above answer is an excellent simplification of a complex topic: fluid and electrolyte balance. No one food or supplement will enhance your ab's. Exercise your core and maintain a normal body habitus. Check your BMI as a guide. It's boring advice, but healthier. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acute renal failure: It depends on the cause of the acute renal failure. If it is due to volume depletion/dehydration, then yes, fluids (either oral or iv), can often help reverse acute renal failure. However, often medications contribute to acute injury and may need to be stopped or adjusted. ...Read more
No it doesn't: Drinking lots of water, within reason, is plain healthy. Keeps kidneys flushed, reduces risk of kidney stones ; insures satisfactory hydration of entire body. Water intake often has to be reduced in some people with kidney failure ; those on dialysis because failed kidneys may not be able to filter suffuciently. ...Read more
Pietro Ferraro, MD:: Clin Jrnl of the Amer. Soc. of Nephrology (2013): Drinks reducing kidney stone risk: Beer by 41%, white wine 33%, Red wine 31%, Caffeinated coffee 26%, Decaf coffee 16%, Orange juice 12%, Tea 11%. Risk boosters: Sugar-sweetened noncola sodas increased risk by 33%, sugar-sweetened colas 23%, fruit punch 18%, Diet noncola sodas (but not diet colas) by 17%. Choose wisely, avoid excess, be healthy! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Negative: It does not.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is too Lasix (furosemide) dangerous in nephrotic syndrome? Can doses of 120 mg qd - bid to produce weight loss of 1-2 lbs./day result in further kidney damage?
Loop diuretics about: inhibiting tubular absorption, not glomerular filtration: the glomerular pathology of nephrotic syndrome. Thus no! If anything, Lasix, (furosemide) & other loop diuretics, up to a point, may be slightly protective by inhibiting concentration, diluting cleared proteins within the distal tubules & collecting ducts, etc. Nephrotic syndrome promotes edema due to loss of albumen: responsible for preventing edema. ...Read more
Can I use coffee bean extract for weight loss with kidney malfunctioning and liver transplant medication ?
Diet Frauds: Nope. This fraudulent product will not in any way lead you to real or lasting weight loss. Do not use this product or waste your money on it. ...Read more
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