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Do kidney problems affect any other organs in the body?
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: Yes they can
Can cause: elevated blood pressure which -> heart attacks, headaches, strokes etc.
Fluid retention -> ankle & eyelid swelling + shortness of breath. Renal diabetes insipidus -> xs fluid loss, thirst, frequent urination & bedwetting. Severe kidney damage -> lack of erythropoetin production -> bone marrow suppression anemia, also electrolyte disturbances.Hydronephrosis -> nausea, vomiting, abdo pain.

In brief: Yes they can
Can cause: elevated blood pressure which -> heart attacks, headaches, strokes etc.
Fluid retention -> ankle & eyelid swelling + shortness of breath. Renal diabetes insipidus -> xs fluid loss, thirst, frequent urination & bedwetting. Severe kidney damage -> lack of erythropoetin production -> bone marrow suppression anemia, also electrolyte disturbances.Hydronephrosis -> nausea, vomiting, abdo pain.
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine
In brief: Yes
Yes. Certain kidney(renal) problems can affect every other organ and body system from your skin to your heart.
If you believe you have a kidney "problem" you should seek medical counsel from your primary care physician.

In brief: Yes
Yes. Certain kidney(renal) problems can affect every other organ and body system from your skin to your heart.
If you believe you have a kidney "problem" you should seek medical counsel from your primary care physician.
Dr. Paul Cohen
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