Renal disease

What is Renal disease?

Renal failure (also kidney failure or renal insufficiency) is a medical condition in which the kidneys fail to adequately filter waste products from the blood. The two main forms are acute kidney injury, which is often reversible with adequate treatment, and chronic kidney disease, which is often not reversible.

Questions and answers on "Renal disease"

I am diabetic. A few months ago , my dr said I was in stage three renal disease. Now swelling in my feet ankles, and legs seems to get worse every day. It is markedly worse today than yesterday. I also have finger swelling, and what I think may be ascites in my abdomen. I have a drs appt. tomorrow. What do you think?

doctor1 MD

Dear sir

End stage renal disease, glomerrular filtration rate falls below 40 ml/min.

So impaired GFR will cause decrease in the urine output and concentration. This causes fluid retention especially in the lower limbs, abdomen and around the eyes.
Unfortunately the condition is irreversible, If...

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dear,dr.my wife is 58yrs. old she is suffering fromgallstone 4yrs.back with acidity ,now a days appear renal diseases .No B.P. No Sugar,other investigation are normal. serum creatinine level is 1.35mg/dl.kindly sugest a homoeo remidies thanku you. O.P.Sexena

doctor1 MD

Dear Saxena,

I have read your querry. The homeopathy medicines usually prescribed for such a case are Berberis Vulg, Cardus Mar, Chionanthus etc. The duration of the treatment has to be decided only after further details of the case is obtained.

I wanted to know about the frequency pain, vomiting...

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I am 70 year old end stage of renal disease my biopsy from clavicle was necrotising granulomatous inflammation suggestive of TB, XPert PCR and special stains for TB were not positive, however Quantiferon Gold was positive for TB on ATT but liver enzymes gets elevated frequently urine output is also decreasing please advise

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HI
Thank for asking to HCM
Some time clinical symptoms are very important rather than the lab. reports I have seen many cases in which the lab. reports was very bad but patient does not have any clinical symptoms related with the reports and they are really doing fine, so I advise you to take it...

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I have a 3 cm cyst in my left kidney mid pole with frequent bouts of flank pain (negative for stone ) in addition for the last 3 years there is always blood in my urine ranging from trace to gross amounts, while most kidney cyst are benign there is a history of renal disease in my family and my sister died at 3 months from renal failure , I have been treated for renal artery stenosis and Pyle nephritis, the cyst was 2.5 cm 7 to 8 months ago and my urologist says it s probably a benign cyst come back in 18 months should I get a second opinion ? My dad is in renal failure and my cousin died of liver failure but had renal disease.

doctor1 MD

In view of strong family history you can not take the findings to be benign in nature.
I suggest you to go for second opinion so that timely evaluation be done

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Hello. My name is Ken. My blood sodium has been low (130) for about a month. My internist has asked me to see a nephrologist. I haven't spoken to him about this (just spoke with a tech on the phone), and I am very curious about why I would see a nephrologist. Are there renal diseases associated with low sodium? Do they only treat the problem symptomatically , or do they look for an underlying cause? What might the causes be? My appointment is not for a couple of weeks, and I am not good at waiting to be educated when it comes to my health! Can you help? Thanks.

doctor1 MD

Hello and welcome to HCM,
The levels of sodium and other electrolytes are maintained by kidneys.
So, kidney abnormalities will lead to alteration in the levels of sodium, potassium and chloride.
This is the reason that your doctor has referred you to a nephrologist.
Thus, you will need to consult...

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My son is passing bloodin urine some time after physical activities , he is not having any kind of pain , he is five yr old, his morning urine report and ultrasound reports are normal, can u tell me is it something to worry about

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HI ,
THIS IS DR.KAVITHA.I WOULD LIKE TO HELP YOU .ALTHOUGH POST EXERCISE HAEMATURIA IS A DOCUMENTED PHENOMENON ,YOU MUST GET A IVP (INTRAVENOUS PYELOGRAM )DONE TO RULE OUT ANY CALCULI/DIVERTICULAE IN THE URINARY TRACT AFTER DOING A BLOOD UREA AND CREATININE LEVEL.IF THE BLOOD IN URINE PERSISTS 72...

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Just had a urinalysis which showed a trace amount of protein . I drink a recovery protein shake per day and ingest 1tsp of creatine a day. Could these things be the reason for the test result and is this something I should be concerned about?

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Welcome to HCM.
Detection of protein in the urine, combined with a microscopic exam of urinary sediment, provides the basis for the differential diagnosis of renal disease.
Sometime it may affected by diet.Better go for urine test after 3 to 4 days.
If it is present again than go for further...

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hello sir, my mom is suffering from renal disease since 2009. she is hypertensive as well as diabetic. she has serum creatine level 1.5 last 9 months back. presently she is under trtment for just hypetensive drug and diabetic drug. she is taking telsartan 80 BD. stamlobeta O.D, Reclide 40 TDS along with Eurepa img OD. will she continue the trtment

doctor1 MD

Hi
The answer is YES - A STRONG YES
The kidneys are affected by the pressure and sugar - both of them have to be treated properly. their values to be maintained at near normal values as far as possible.
That is the only way to slow down further kidney damage - which however is likely to progress...

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Dr. XXXXXXX Bhabhe, Thank you for your answers regarding the Cola drinks and renal disease, also your response between vitamin D and phosphates. I'm not really sure what to think?, disagree?, again I'm not a doctor. I'm using the internet to learn what I can. Many medically provided websites I've read caution people with renal disease, not to consume on a regular basis foods high in phosphates, which would include colas. I met a med-tech a couple of months ago who operates a dialysis machine. She said that Colas were not good for kidney function....but, again that is her opinion. (Again I'm attempting to use reason), - If I was a very healthy individual with no medical problems ie. hbp, obiesity, I believe what you're saying Dr. Bhabhe, is that (the odds of my eGFR falling that drastically would not normally be caused by sodas" Is this correct ? Also, is there a connection between vitamin D and phosphorus/phosphates ? It's been a while since I emailed you. I have new medical results. I'll email you in the next couple of hours. Thanks again. XXXX

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Brief Answer:
Please refer to the following answer...

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX

Thank you for sharing your concerns with XXXXXXX This is Dr.Alba here to assist you!

The concern you raise is real and worrisome.

If a healthy person does use cola once in a while, although the unhealthy...

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Hi, My mom is 80 years old and has end stage renal disease. She has been having a little diarrhea but not that much. Is there a home remedy that I can give to her just for tonight ? she has been going to the bathroom so often today, this is just until her doctor appointment tomorrow. To ease the frustration...Thanks Judy

doctor1 MD

Hi,

Thank you for your query. I can understand your concerns.






you can give her tablet Racecadotril 100 mg now and if required repeat 100 mg after 08 hours till you see your physician. To eat yogurt . These help to restore healthy levels of the helpful bacteria in your intestine and control...

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I had an MRI of my r shoulder. The doctor told me I have a cyst that is rare as it is usually found only in patients with renal disease . I broke my shoulder badly over thirty years ago and now have a tear in my rotator cuff and tear in the labium. Could this be tc?

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Do you think at ESA therapy is a good option for a 90 yo male with CKD stage 3A? RBC count is 2.91; HGB 9.9; HCT 29.1; platelet count 104; GFR est non-AA 58; Micralb/Crea ratio (ug/mg creat) 59.0; Pt is always cold , extremely fatigued-sleeps 15...

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I have stage four renal disease and am attempting to control it through diet, but I have a questions about milk or coffee creamer. Recently I gave up all nuts as I don t seem to be able to eat just ONE, but I switched to Almond milk, mostly for my...

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she was diagnosed w/ group A beta hemolytic streptococcal infection that led to the development of acute glomerulo nephritis How did this progress from throat infection to renaldisease I have an 11 year old girl who is in end-stage renal disease. I am very confused and frightened. My husband asks the staff how this could have happened his little girl. The events leading to this situation began, and desires to learn more about how his daughter has diminished to the point of needing a kidney transplant. We we ask them how this all began, we were informed our daughter had a group A beta hemolytic streptococcal infection that led to the development of acute glomerulo-nephritis. We just would like for someone to explain/describe to us the progression from a simple throat infection to renal disease?

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I am a 47 year old female weight 68kgs. I have IGA nephropathy confirmed by renal biopsy 6 years ago. I have gross haematuria and protein leakage as well as high urine albumin although serum RFT's are normal. I have very recently been diagnosed with moderate aortic regurgitation along with two mild mirtal valve leaks from an insurance echocardiogram. I have elevated blood pressure and am on Attacand to control this. Normal lipids, lft's and blood sugars. Normal resting and exercise ECG.I am very fit and play numerous sports at masters representative level. My cardiologist has recommended a wait and see process but does believe I will need an aortic vavle replacement in the years ahead.

Given my renal disease and the associated high blood pressure I wondered whether it is better to wait as long as possible to repair the valve or whether we should do this sooner rather than later to protect the kidneys. Naomi

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Hi, I am 63 years male suffering from Diabetes, my fasting sugar is 154.6 with sugar absent in urine and PP is 244 with sugar prsent in urine (**). I am taking Glimmy1 one tablet before breakfast and Glycomet SR 500 one tablet after dinner. In my last pathlogy reports I have been identified with Bilateral Grade I Renal Disease. Please advise what should I do?

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