Kidney Disease Treatment


Finding natural cures for fatty liver has long been the goal of several health professionals. Several patients nowadays also prefer natural cures to expensive treatment and medicines. For those who may not know, fatty liver is a disease that occurs when an excessive amount of fats build up in the liver and eventually replacing the liver cells.

According to several researchers recently, natural cures for fatty liver can be possible through a healthier lifestyle – a balanced diet, regular exercise, and a lifestyle without unhealthy vices. There are also natural supplements that can help naturally cure fatty liver and here are some of those supplements.

Southern Ginseng
Southern Ginseng (Gynostemma Pentaphyllum) is a common herb used in Chinese medicine to treat various illnesses. It can supposedly increase one’s energy, help in healthy cell development, and reduce the body’s cholesterol. Moreover, Southern Ginseng can protect the liver due to its anti-oxidant activity.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Holistic treatment for kidney disease in dogs?
    Are there any holistic treatments, diets, minerals, etc. that would work in conjunction with medicine in order to help a dog diagnosed with the start of kidney disease?

    • ANSWER:
      Raw food – a raw meaty bones or prey model diet based around whole carcasses, raw meat, meaty bones and organs.

      I would suggest you join one of the raw feeding groups – RawMeatyBones or rawfeeding are two good ones.

      holistic means treating the ‘whole’ rather than just the symptoms – not necessarily homoeopathic or ‘herbal’ – surely a species appropriate diet is the first step in this?

  2. QUESTION:
    is there any treatment for kidney disease which do not need to operate and needle?
    my student got kidney disease, she is 15yrs. can she still study in school?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Hammard,

      You are a responsible teacher!

      I’ m David Wong from Shijiazhuang Kidney Disease Hospital, specilizing in kidney disease treatment.

      We developed Micro chinese medicine osmotherapy (mcmo) after years of exploration. This theraputic method adopts external administration to treat internal disease, without operation and needle.
      Moreover, it resolve the side effect of western medicine,bad absorption of oral medicine.
      Many patients have attained pleasant curative effect and prognosis.

      According to my professinal experience, your student must go to see the doctor and do some regular checks, like urine routine check, blood examination and kidney function test. To ascertain the pathological agent and disease status are the top priority.

      Anyway, encourage your student to keep a good mental status, cheerful and optimistic attitude is helpful to improve our immunity. And if you hope to know more about our therapy, just email me.

      Best Regards!
      David Wong
      Shijiazhuang Kidney Disease Hospital, No. 5, Feiyi Rd, Xinhua Dist. SJZ, Hebei, China
      email: cnsjzdoctor@yahoo.com

  3. QUESTION:
    stage 4 kidney disease, without treatment what things can we exspect to happen.?
    Our 87 year old friend refuses treatment for his kidney disease, he accepts that he will die from it. we want to know what signs to look for as it gets worse.

    • ANSWER:
      Blood pressure increase, bringing a greater risk of hypertension or congestive heart failure.

      Urea accumulation, leading to azotemia and eventually uremia. Uremia symptoms may range from lethargy to pericarditis and encephalopathy.

      Potassium accumulation in the blood (hyperkalemia). Symptoms of hyperkalemia range from malaise to cardiac arrhythmias.

      Decrease in erythropoietin synthesis, which may lead to anemia, and symptoms including fatigue.

      Fluid volume overload, with symptoms rangin from mild edema to life-threatening pulmonary edema. Edema was formerly known as dropsy or hydropsy.

      Decrease in phosphate excretion, leading to hyperphosphatemia.

  4. QUESTION:
    Is there anyone who got treatment in ShiJiaZhuang Kidney Disease Hospital?
    I need to have some idea about their treatment.

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  5. QUESTION:
    What is the treatment for chronic kidney disease stage 3, with patient being hypertensive and diabetic?

    • ANSWER:
      In general, somebody with Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease and diabetes:

      1. Goal BP less than 130/80
      2. Good Diabetes control
      3. Monitor Cholesterol
      4. Avoids NSAIDS (Advil, Motrin, Alleve, etc.)
      5. Have periodic blood work to monitor renal function, and check for the presence of anemia and overactive parathyroid glands. These problems can usually be treated with medicines.
      6. Modest amounts of protein in the diet.
      7. Use of ACE Inhibitors or ARB type of blood pressure medicine
      8. Check the urine for protein.

      Your doctor (internist or kidney doctor) should be discussing your individual situation.

  6. QUESTION:
    What is the best dog food for a dog with kidney disease?
    Well, my newly adopted dog was just diagnosed with kidney disease. They said it’s not bad yet, but that I should feed her some special kidney disease food. I take her to the vet in Petsmart (Banfield), so she recommended Hills K/D (the only kind they sell there).

    Anyway, I was wondering what anyone thinks is the best dog food for kidney disease “treatment”. Thanks for any suggestions!! :)
    ps: it’s chronic kidney disease, in case it matters. And she’s only 3 years old. Thanks again!

    • ANSWER:
      The veterinarian I work for always recommends Hill’s K/D for kidney problems. Don’t get it confused with C/D. It helps bladder problems. Oh, and don’t feed her table scraps. Human food can damage the kidneys and liver.

  7. QUESTION:
    You do know that kidney disease in the US has been funded by “socialized medicine” since 1973?
    but did you also know that it is one of the few medical problems that Americans come out behind other nations in longevity? Why, when the US fairs so much better in other cancers and diseases is the US so behind in Kidney treatment? Could it be the failure of the socialized kidney disease treatment program:

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2009-08-23-dialysis_N.htm

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  8. QUESTION:
    Our vet told us that diet treatment is the best and only method to treat feline kidney disease. Is this true?
    She just told us to keep feeding our cat Hill’s KD food, and that there was really no other option that would treat the condition just as well. Is this true?

    • ANSWER:
      No it is not and you should go to the group linked below this post. That food is just asking for more trouble.
      Treatment of Chronic Renal Failure

      If your cat is not in final stages, this is not want you want to do. You do not want to put your cat on the
      Vets low protein diet. There are simply so many better options out there than to hand the poor cat a low amount of poor quality protein – which often results in a poor appetite and muscle wasting since the body is now robbing its own muscle mass to feed itself a decent quality and amount of protein.
      . There are new thoughts on this and the thinking is it is not the amount of protein but the quality of protein that matters.
      The Merck veterinary manual [www.merckvetmanual.com] says that cats need “4 g of protein of high biologic value per kg body wt/day”. That’s about 7 calories from protein per pound body weight per day. If a cat isn’t a good eater and consumes, say, 20 calories per pound per day, then 7/20 = 35% of calories can safely be from protein. It must be high quality protein, which means meat, fish, milk, and eggs, and not grain or soy.

      I am under the assumption that you have been feeding mostly dry foods. Many use a vegetable based protein instead of animal and that is part of the problem.. Your cat needs protein as it is a carnivore and cutting down on it will lead to other health issues and may cause faster degeneration.
      You want to cut down on phosphorous (no fish allowed now)

      The best way to do this is with a raw diet which you can make yourself or buy. (Making yourself is better) link provided at the bottom
      If you are unwilling to do that then something like the non fish flavors of Wellness or Merrick with NO grains are good alternatives. Wysong is also a good canned choice. This list gives a breakdown. Remember you want low phosphorous

      http://webpages.charter.net/katkarma/can…

      You should be giviung sub-q fluids as needed

      You also will want to look into phosphorous binders. Something like aluminum hydroxide
      Ask your vet or look into calcitrol

      You may want to talk to the vet about having injectable Pepcid AC on hand or you can buy it in pill form (ac not plain pepcid) and give 1/4 tab for stomach upset which happens a lot in crf cats due to acid in the stomach.
      I hope this stuff helps, here are many links for you
      Making cat food

      http://www.catinfo.org/makingcatfood.htm

      other links. Read, read, read!!!!

      http://www.felineoutreach.org/EducationD…

      http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_chr…

      http://www.felinecrf.org/

      http://www.felinecrf.com/

      http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/Felin…

      About that vets diet. This report is for dogs but applies to cats

      http://www.geocities.com/Vienna/Opera/21…

  9. QUESTION:
    when will medicine be able to use stem cell therapy for kidney disease?
    i’ve read a lot about some of the research. i was wandering will medicine be able to use this as a treatment options for kidney disease. im interested in becoming a kidney specialist.

    • ANSWER:
      It’s probably already being tested, give it a few years. They are already using stem cells to help people with arthritis.

  10. QUESTION:
    Treatment for cat with “critical” kidney disease?
    My 4 year old cat was diagnosed a few hours ago with kidney disease. At this moment, he is receiving an IV. My vet was very surprised at how high his numbers were and spent a lot of time with me discussing my options but said that once they flush his system and his numbers don’t increase– I need to start thinking about putting him down.

    • ANSWER:
      Don’t give up on him just yet. CRF cats can live for a long time with proper treatment. My cat was diagnosed last summer and is doing very well on his diet. I don’t use the prescription food the vet recommended. I feed him Wellness wet food. It’s actually much better than the prescription stuff. Here’s a great website on kidney disease in cats that will help alot. Print off some of the articles and go over them with your vet. Good luck to to your kitty.

      http://www.felineoutreach.org/Education/Kidney.html

  11. QUESTION:
    why has the scientific community failed to develop a prevention treatment for PKD (polycystic kidney disease)?
    since it affects so many americans, and any prophylactic treatment would likely be administered for the rest of a patient’s life, it would be extremely profitable for big pharm.
    additionally, we also know the gene mutation that is responsible for PKD…

    so what are the difficulties in trying to design a treatment strategy for PKD?

    is the recent boom in genomics and recombinant DNA techniques likely to lead to a breakthrough?

    what about increases in access to totipotent human cells for research or therapy? would this likely lead to advances in finding a treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      till genetic engineering becomes a reality there can not be much that can be done for this condition.

  12. QUESTION:
    Where can I buy cheaper Lactated Rigers for my dog who has Kidney Disease?
    My dog has recently been diagnosed with Kidney Disease. He is supposed to get subcutaneous fluid injections to help his kidneys deal with the problem. But my Vet charges per bag of fluid, which only lasts for 3 treatments! I cant afford that, but dont want to put my dog down when there is a treatment so readily available. Is there someplace I can get these bags of fluid for cheaper (hopefully much cheaper)? Im not even real sure which type I should be looking for- what the vet gave us is NDC 0409-7953-09 made by Hospira, 1000 ML. I am willing to buy by the case, either locally or online if anyone can point me in the right direction!

    • ANSWER:
      There are many companies that sell it online, you just have to have your vet send them a prescription for it. The last link has a case of 12 for .99 a bag plus free shipping, which is the cheapest that I have found. Also, I have ordered from Valley Vet (the last link) before, and I really thought they had great service. Just FYI: there is no difference between LRS for farm animals and for pets, they are just marketed different.

      http://www.entirelypets.com/lari.html

      http://www.allivet.com/Lactated-Ringers-Solution-Rx-p/25211.htm

      http://www.valleyvet.com/ct_detail.html?PGGUID=30e072f0-7b6a-11d5-a192-00b0d0204ae5

  13. QUESTION:
    is there any authentic treatment to cure or to slowdown progress of poly-cystic kidney disease.?

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathic Medicines & Treatment for diseases of kidney like Urinary Tract Infection, Renal Calculi, Kidney Failure, Gloerulonephritis, Nephritis etc.

      #Arsenicum Album. [Ars]
      This remedy corresponds to all stages of Bright’s disease, bearing a closer resemblance than any other remedy. It comes in later in the disease where there is dropsy, pale skin, waxen appearance, watery diarrhoea and great thirst. The urine is dark, casts are abdundant, and it contains much albumen. There are attacks of dyspnoea when lying down in the evening and after midnight, relieved by an expectoration of mucus. It may come in immediately after Aconite in many cases. Dr. Pope found Arsenicum 3X efficient in acute nephritis. ” Blood boils ” make a special indication for this remedy. Baehr, Millard and Hale question the usefulness of Arsenicum in kidney affections. However, it seems a simile to the large white kidney; in fact, one could hardly wish for a closer correspondence. Hughes considers it a favorite with anxiety and sinking of vital forces will call for Arsenicum. Calcarea arsenica has been used in the anaemia, progressive emaciation and debility of this disease with success.

      #Apis mellifica. [Apis]
      Apis is not so much a remedy for chronic Bright’s disease as for the acuter forms. There are oedematous swellings of the face and extremities, paleness, ascites, oedema pulmonum, pains in the head, back and limbs. Albuminuria following scarlatina. It may be of use in any form of Bright’s disease when there are dull pains in the kidneys, scanty urine and frequent Micturition. The urine is heavily charged with albumen and contains blood corpuscles. The oedema appears quickly, there is general dropsy and suppression of urine and perhaps an eruption of the skin like a nettle rash. The patient is drowsy , apathetic and has a bruised feeling all over. Apis in such cases acts best in trituration; do not depend on the tincture or dilutions. Hepar is recommended by Kafka in Bright’s disease following scarlatina. A valuable symptom for Apis is the following of suffocation. He does not see how he is get another breath.

      #Mercurius corrosivus. [Merc]
      This remedy corresponds to the large white kidney. There is an albuminous, scanty and red urine; pale waxen color of the body; there are lumbar pains, great dyspnoea and excessive strangury. It takes the first rank among all the mercurials for nephritis, and it comes in the later stages. Syphilitic complication further indicate it. There is an expression of uneasiness of uneasiness on the face. Dr. Ludlam considers it our best remedy for the albuminous nephritis of pregnancy and Baehr lauds it in suppurative nephritis. Kali chloricum. This remedy is said to be the most homoeopathic of all remedies in Bright’s disease. It has scanty, dark, albuminous urine containing casts. It excites a violent nephritis.

      #Terebinth.
      One of our reliable and most frequently indicated remedies in the early stages of renal diseases when congestion is prominent, when there is much pain in the back of a dull character extending along the ureters. The great characteristic of dark smoky urine will be present. There is anasarca,and , of course, the urine is bloody and albuminous. It is recommended in post scarlatinal renal affections. The prostration is not accompanied by the restlessness of Arsenicum. Cantharis. This remedy pictures nephritis with cutting pains in the lumbar region; the urine is passed in drops and is mixed with blood, with much urging. Post scarlatinal and post diphtheric kidney diseases with dropsy may indicate Cantharis. If renal congestions arise from Spanish fly blisters, give Camphor as an antidote. The prostration of Terebinth lacks the restless anguish of Arsenicum.

      #Digitalis. [Dig]
      This remedy has an irritant action on the kidneys. It is homoeopathic to granular degeneration. Heart symptoms, feeble pulse, scanty, dark, turbid urine, faintness at the stomach,rheumatic pains will indicate it. It is especially useful when the circulation is weak. Rheumatic pains, pulmonary catarrh with profuse expectoration are marked symptoms. Glonoine has albuminous urine and will sometimes be found useful in acute and haemorrhagic nephritis.

      #Plumbum. [Plum]
      Granular degenerations of the kidneys, with tendency to uraemic convulsion. Dropsy, sallow face, emaciation, oedema about the ankles. It seems to corresponds to the contracted or cirrhotic form of nephritis, holding the same relation here that Arsenic and Mercury do in chronic nephritis. Royal emphasizes this remedy saying that it arrested the progress in many cases and permanently cured not few for him. He never used it below the 30th potency. Cuprum arsenicum is also useful in uraemic conditions and is praised highly by Goodno. Cuprum is a valuable remedy for uraemic eclampsia. Aurum muriaticum. Morbus Brightii from gout, suppurations or syphilis. Interstitial nephritis in its incipiency with digestive and nervous phenomena, hypochondriasis, irritability and vertigo.

      #Phosphorus. [Phos]
      Phosphorus produces as marked a nephritis as any drug. It is one of the most important remedies in Bright’s disease; the characteristic symptoms are: lassitude of the whole body, hands and feet icy cold, sleepiness. The fatigue is greatest in the morning, and there is heat in the body without thirst, especially in the evening. The patient is indisposed to work, is giddy, forgetful and has a heavy headache , particularly in the forehead; there is oedema of the upper eyelids, a mist before the eye, a yellowish fray complexion, a sickly oedema of the face, want of appetite, pressure and burning in the stomach, and a light colored painless diarrhoea which is very weakening. It suits well fatty or waxy casts, is dark brown, scanty and albuminous , or covered with an iridescent film. Pulmonary complications will call for Phosphorus; and inability to lie on the left side is a prominent symptom in these cases. Vomiting and gastric symptoms are usually present. A small dose of Phosphorus will act much safer and better in eclampsia than a large dose of Morphine.

      #Belladonna. [Bell]
      Simple albuminuria, here it seems to occupy a place midway between Aconite and Arsenicum. Belladonna is of the greatest service in inflammation of the kidneys with piercing burning pains in the lumbar region, returning periodically with increased severity. Aconite. Incipient stage of post scarlatinal nephritis, pain in lions, scanty urine without blood. Convallaria. Nephritis from heart disorders. It affords relief when there is extreme rapid and irregular action of the heart,and in general anasarca and ascites from mitral insufficiency. Apocynum. Palliative in dropsical conditions where the urine is scanty. Also useful for comma and convulsions in the nephritis of pregnancy.

      Tha above has been taken from :- http://www.hpathy.com/diseases/kidneys-symptoms-treatment-cure.asp

      I hope and pray that the provided information is helpful for you.

      Take Care and God Bless you.

  14. QUESTION:
    has anyone heard of NHV Tripsy for cats with kidney disease?
    i have a 15 year old cat in the early stages of kidney disease. i like my vet, but he doesn’t know about any holistic treatments. i see this stuff on the web NHV Tripsy, and their product reviews are great, but i don’t know anything about it. if you have 1st hand experience with this or other holistric treatments for cats with kidney problems, please let me know. thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      I’m sorry I don’t know what you are talking about.

  15. QUESTION:
    has anyone ever treated their cat’s kidney disease with holistic treatments?
    if so, what did you do? how did it work? I want to do this in addition to fluid treatments the vet said he needs. my cat is 5 and was just diagnosed. thanks

    • ANSWER:
      How was your cat diagnosed, and what sort of kidney disease does he have? Kidney disease is usually something associated with an elderly cat, and not one his age. Having said that, bad kidneys have been bred into many cats by unscrupulous breeders. I have a male Siamese who was diagnosed with bad kidneys at age 3. His was a birth defect called uremic dysplasia – his kidneys are too small. He’s 11 now!

      Holistic treatment is best for kidney issues. The cat needs to be kept hydrated, and they need maximum, high quality nutrition to avoid the weight loss and muscle wasting associated with kidney disease. My elderly cat with CRF (he’s 16) and my 11 year old male both get premium high-protein canned food, per my vet. The canned food keeps them hydrated, and the high-quality protein is what their bodies need. Choose a canned food free of grains, and by-products. The by-products are a low-quality protein source, and may be harder for the kidneys to process. Low protein diets aren’t suitable for cats unless they are in the very end stages of renal failure. Cats for one won’t eat them, and they need to eat to keep their weight up. And they also contribute to the muscle wasting that you see in so many cats with kidney issues. My two are doing great on this diet, and I won’t switch them to the kidney one (nor does my vet want me to).

      If you’ve got a holistic vet (as in a real one) in your area, by all means get a second opinion there.

  16. QUESTION:
    For my cat with kidney disease also has a heart condition is the sub-Q therapy/liquid the only choice she has?
    I dont want my severe kidney disease suffering cat to receive the subcutaneous fluid therapy (sub-Q) because it would be too painful for her and she is 15 years old and suffers a heart murmur (a sort of heart condition). I’ve been told cats who suffer from a heart condition shouldn’t receive this sub-Q treatment because it’s dangerous. I need to know what other options are out there instead of the subcutaneous fluid therapy/liquid (sub-q), there has to be other options. The vet i’m taking her with isn’t very helpful he offered that option, and I really need to know what to do so her kidneys get better fast, right now she doesn’t have a treatment or an adequate diet:-( I need urgent speedy help to find a better vet (preferably holistic) in Chicago. If anyone knows please let me know i’d really appreciate it. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      There’s not a lot you can do about this. Normally they’ll try to “restart” the kidneys with an IV of fluids, but with your cat having heart problems, and I would imagine that this is congestive heart failure (CHF)…besides her heart murmur, you’re vet is giving her IV fluids sub q so she’s not overloaded quickly with fluids. I hate to say this…but you need to consider that the time for your loved cat is just about over. If she continues to go down, then you really need to consider euthanasia. I wish you only the best of luck.

  17. QUESTION:
    What are the homeostatic mechanisms involved in chronic kidney disease?
    How does chronic kidney disease affect homeostatic mechanisms?
    What is the cause and what is the effect on homeostatic mechanisms, what are the treatments?

    • ANSWER:
      The kidneys are regarded as homeostatic organs. If you stop and consider what the kidneys do, you’ll know how chronic kidney disease affects the homeostatic functions of these organs.

      I’m not sure you’re wording this question correctly — “What are the homeostatic mechanisms involved in chronic kidney disease?” — Kidney disease doesn’t implement homeostatic mechanisms…it interferes with homeostasis..

      “How does chronic kidney disease affect homeostatic mechanisms?” — As I said, stop and consider what the kidneys do and then review how chronic disease affects the kidneys.

      “What is the cause and what is the effect on homeostatic mechanisms” — Like I said…

      “what are the treatments?” — Dietary restrictions, hypertension management, diabetes management, lipid management, weight management, smoking cessation, epogen injections, diuretics, vit. D, phosphate binders management, dialysis or transplantation. Obviously, the course of treatment depends on the causes and contributory factors.

  18. QUESTION:
    I have questions about kidney disease?
    There are people that live in the hospital because their kidneys need to be cleaned 3 times a day. Their bodies are monitored every minute. They are weak all the time, but sometimes, they feel OK? What kind of kidney disease do they have? Is it that serious? What causes it and all the bowel problems that go along? What kind of treatment is necessary? What is the procedure?

    They need someone to donate a kidney to them immediately or else How Long Will They Stay Alive?

    • ANSWER:
      There are several kidney dysfunctions, one of them is uremia and this usually leads to dialysis, a process of “cleansing” the kidneys. This is needed to excrete metabolic waste products from the body. In time kidney transplant has to be done to prolong life.

  19. QUESTION:
    where can i find info on kidney disease and what dialysis does?
    How is kidney dialysis done; is it very uncomfortable and do you feel better after a treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      Go to kidney school http://www.kidneyschool.org/

      “Kidney School is an interactive, web-based learning program in 20-minute modules. It was designed to help people learn what they need to know to understand kidney disease and its treatment, adjust to kidney disease, make good medical choices, and live as fully as possible. You decide which modules to visit and when––so what you learn is entirely up to you.”

  20. QUESTION:
    kidney disease, and treatments?
    My wife had multiple cist in both kidney,now bith have failed she is on dialysis.
    how can i get new kiodney for her ?
    what are the prevention required?

    • ANSWER:
      in most cases, a healthy donor of the same blood time is required for kidney transplant. If your wife has any relatives, such as brothers or sisters, contact them immediately to get tested for compatibility. If no donor can be found within the family, your wife will go on a medical waiting list to receive a kidney most likely extracted from the cadaver of a consenting patient.

  21. QUESTION:
    What is the life expectancy of a 62 year old with end stage kidney disease?
    When there are apparently no treatment options (such as a transplant or dialysis) available?

    • ANSWER:
      In theory, “end stage renal disease” should mean that kidney disease has progressed to a point where the patient will not be able to survive for any considerable length of time without renal replacement therapy (i.e., dialysis or a transplant). In practice, it is difficult to know with certainty when that point is reached; the goal is not to wait to start dialysis until the patient is at the door of death. So, some patients who “need dialysis” could actually live for months–in exceptional cases even a few years–without it. Occasionally, even patients who have been on dialysis for years decide to stop, but nevertheless survive for a while without it!

      So, the simple answer is that the answer varies from person to person. However, it’s fair to say that life expectancy in an untreated patient with ESRD usually measures in months to a couple of years. It can be as short as days to weeks.

      BTW, dialysis is almost invariably an option. About the only patients who are not candidates for any form of dialysis are critically ill people with extremely low blood pressure who can’t tolerate even the slowest and gentlest forms of dialysis (hemofiltration); this is usually a situation where death is imminent. In other cases, dialysis is considered a futile option due to a multitude of other medical problems that are expected to be rapidly terminal.

      A much more common scenario is that patients are not interested in a form of dialysis for which they are a candidate; for example, hemodialysis in a center three times per week.

  22. QUESTION:
    Which army regulation covers disqualifying conditions for deployment pertaining to Polycystic kidney disease?
    My unit is currently on orders for deployment. I’m not afraid to go, I knew there was a chance when I enlisted. I have Autosomol Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD). I’m just wandering what kind of treatment will be available in Iraq? I was diagnosed with it in 2000. My mom and her siblings have it. My Aunt and Uncle are currently undergoing dyalisys for their ADKPD.

    • ANSWER:
      You will have to ask the Army medical staff – if you remind them that you have it they can look up the regs.

      It might not disqualify you at all if it’s not severe or if the treatment is not complicated.

  23. QUESTION:
    i heard that there are medicines out there that someone can take to help prolong kidney disease?
    i’ve heard about different treatments that are available for people with kidney disease like medicines that can be taken to help prolong kidney disease and it helps slow the disease down. i also heard oh yeah dialysis works … do the treatments for a while and go to work while u are having the treatments. does anyone know anything about this?

    • ANSWER:
      Peritoneal dialysis is a type of dialysis that people do while they go to work. There are also various ways you can do hemodialysis in your home that can make dialysis more compatible with work.

      There are a number of medicines that you can take to slow or even reverse your diminishing kidney function – which medicine or strategy depends on what is causing your kidney disease. If it is diabetes or high blood pressure – two leading causes of kidney disease – controlling those underlying conditions can slow the progression.

      Often when the kidney disease is caused by damage to the nephrons – the little filters in the kidneys that do all the work – steroids and anti-inflammatory drugs will be tried. If you are ever in doubt that you are receiving the best care from your doctor you should always feel comfortable getting another opinion but sometimes getting the best medical care available is still not enough to save the kidneys.

  24. QUESTION:
    Chronic Kidney Disease Questions please advise?
    I was diagnosed with Chronic kidney disease and would greatly appreciate if some one would answer some of my questions before i see my doctor again.
    Can Chronic kidney Disease be stopped before kidney failure, is there treatment to cure it? and also what foods to avoid.
    thank you

    • ANSWER:
      I’m sorry about your diagnosis, there is no way to reverse chronic kidney disease; it is a progressive disease. It will eventually require dialysis; either hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis. Unfortunately the only “cure” for chronic kidney disease is a kidney transplant….which you will most likely not receive for years, providing you meet the stringent criteria to accept an organ.

      The general diet most chronic kidney disease patients follow is a low sodium, low potassium, low phosphate, and low protein diet.

      if you follow this link http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/NutritionLateCKD/ (or copy and paste it in your browser) it has several small diagrams to give you some ideas of foods that meet the criteria I mentioned above; but of course you will have to become diligent at reading labels because no one can tell you every single food to avoid.

      You should also limit your fluid intake to the previous day’s urine output measured in milliliters (ml) plus 600ml. So whatever amount you void on the previous day, just add 600ml to it, and that’s how much you can have to drink today…..hopefully that makes sense! Since your kidneys are failing and you are retaining fluid you have to watch how much you drink!

      And also….avoid magnesium at all costs!!! Magnesium based laxatives (milk of magnesia) or magnesium based antacids are 2 big examples. Magnesium depends on the kidneys to excrete it and if it builds up it causes terrible symptoms (muscle weakness, hypotension, coma)….so please avoid it!

      When they day comes that your docotor approaches you about a venous access for hemodialysis, tell your doctor you want an “Arterio-Venous Fistula.” This venous access offers the fewest complications of any but is underused in some areas.

      Those are the basics of chronic kidney disease….and there’s tons more to talk about! But hopefully your physician will cover the more detailed stuff with you! best of luck to you!

  25. QUESTION:
    How would I go about getting a genetic test for Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)?
    My mum and my grandad have both had it, and have had to be put on dialysis for treatment. My mum has always been against me being tested as she believes its putting a timeline on your life.
    However, I really want to know if i have it.
    I’m 18 now, but I’m unsure of how to actually get tested, as in where do I go?
    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Blessings …..
      Just go to your doctor, talk to him/her about your history and ask if there is a test to be done to find out whether or not you are a candidate.

      Take care.
      Rhapsody at www.rappingonamleody.blogspot.com

  26. QUESTION:
    Kidney Disease??? Please help.?
    I randomly get this pain around the area where my left kidney would be…maybe once a month or once every two months. I tried researching what it could be and it seems like there is more of a possibility of it being kidney disease than a kidney stone. Are there treatments for kidney disease or will it have to be removed? Also, does anyone know what tests they’ll have to run to find out if I even have kidney disease? PLEASE help.
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Mm..if the disease is related to kidney,then you wouldn’t feel the pain at your front area,but at the back of your kidney.It may be something else.I also get that pain(exactly like yours).But usually,i’ll have A LOT of ‘white fluid’(i dunno the english words for it)while,before,and after the pain.But i’m not sure if this related to the pain coz we have our ovary at the right,not at the left.So,that’s is all i know.Meet your doctor,it would be better.

  27. QUESTION:
    Dog has early kidney disease?
    The vet just diagnosed my rescue chihuahua as being in the early stages of kidney disease. She give my dog 14 days worth of antibiotics, however told me to give her 7 days worth, cease for 10 days and then continue antibiotics for 7 days. Anyone understand what the 10 day period of no antibiotics in the middle of her treatment is about?
    Thanks in advance for your serious answers.

    • ANSWER:
      Which antibiotic are you using?

      Some antibiotics have effects other than their primary antibiotic effect, which might be what we’re chasing after here.

      The only other thing I can think of, is that there might be problems giving the drug for 14 days straight (due to side effects of the drug), and there might be enough residual activity left to keep working for a while (carry you through the 10 day break), and then you start back up again once the system has had a chance to equilibrate.

      Best thing to do though, is talk to the vet directly. I’d be quite curious to know what they say (I’ll check back on this question later, or you can e-mail me directly).

  28. QUESTION:
    my GFR was 82, Do i have kidney disease?
    on every chart, GFR of 82 is 2nd stage kidney disease, But ive seen 4 doctors and they all said my kidneys are fine and don’t need treatment or diet change. anybody know ? i’m confused

    • ANSWER:

  29. QUESTION:
    I was told that I may have Polycystic kidney disease – Does anyone have this? Symptoms/treatments?

    • ANSWER:
      my advice is to ask your doctor for symptoms,treatments,but my simple ,easy advice to drink a lot of water daily

  30. QUESTION:
    HOMEOPATHY: IS HOMEOPATHY GOOD FOR KIDNEY DISEASE?
    MY FATHER IS SUFFERING FROM POLY CYSTIC KINDEY DISEASE. PLEASE LET ME KNOW HOMEOPATHY TREATMENT WILL BE EFFECTIVE ORNOT?

    • ANSWER:
      HOMEOPATHY Is a Scam.

  31. QUESTION:
    What is wrong with my kidneys? Kidney Disease?
    Hello,
    for some time now I have been exeperiencing alot of problems with my kidneys (currently getting investigated). They feel like they are inflamed quite often and I feel so exhausted. Sometime when I move in a certain direction a feel them twitch. I think I may have kidney disease? Does anyone have it? If so what are your symptoms and treatments etc? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Darren L, The first thing that doctors go is for kidney Stones the can get pretty big and somes times inpossible to pass, there will be test to determine how to take care of the problem. You will need a urologist but your insurancce may require a referral by your primary doctor. If you go to web md maybe your symptoms will lead you to the problem, either way you are gonna have to go for a check up for this the doctor can tell by a couple of things in your blood test results. Do not delay a doctor’s visit. Feel Better Darren

  32. QUESTION:
    kidney disease questions?
    1.What is the name of the disease? What is the origin of the name of the disease?
    2.Is the disease communicable or non-communicable? What is communicable / non-communicable?
    3.Historical background of the disease. Give a TIMELINE of the disease (beginning to present).
    4.Date the disease was first discovered.
    5.Name of person responsible for the discovery.
    6.How did it/does it affect society, in general and from the standpoint of treatment cost and care?
    7.Were/Are any historical figures affected by the disease (if no historical figures, who is affected)?
    8.How does the disease spread / progress? Both outside and inside the body.
    9.What are the symptoms and how is the body (body systems) affected by the disease?
    10.What are the causes of the disease? What is the incubation of the disease?
    11.How is the disease diagnosed? What tests are used?
    12.What are the treatments for the disease? Is there a cure for the disease? What medications or vaccination?
    13.How many people die/affected from the disease (month/year/ever) and what is the average age of onset?
    14.What and Where research was or is currently being done to find a cure or treat the disease?
    15.What role has research played on the discovery, treatment, and/or cure of this disease?

    • ANSWER:
      Try doing your report on Glomerulonephritis :)
      Sorry, I’m not going to do your work for you, so thats all I can offer.

  33. QUESTION:
    Umm, apparently my cat has early kidney disease? Any suggestions?
    My mother took my cat to a vet I had never heard of, behind my back, and apparently they diagnosed her with early kidney disease after a blood and urine test.

    What am I supposed to do?? I don’t feel like I believe them. I want to take her somewhere else and get her checked out again. All the vet said to do was to feed her this crappy Hill’s K/D food but my cat doesn’t like it. Isn’t this disease fatal?? I am in a little bit of shock since I just found out! Does anyone out there have any experience with feline kidney disease and possible options and treatments?? Thanks……
    Thank you to all who answered. I appreciate the different opinions. I’m still upset about hearing the news, but I feel a little better now. Thanks. =)

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there,

      I am sorry to hear about your kitty and the diagnosis that the veterinarian who you never met made. Not knowing the practitioner I am sure is upsetting to you as well.

      As far as I am concerned, It is always a good idea, in my opinion, to get a second opinion if you are not confident with any practitioner. Blood and urine tests are generally used to make the diagnosis and are fairly accurate, but repeating them is prudent as well.

      Unfortunately, kidney disease in cats is fairly common as cats age. My 8 year-old Oriental Short hair was just diagnosed with possible early stages of kidney failure also, by two veterinarians that I really respect. While tests are all in normal range, some of the behavior he is showing, such as frequent urination and huge appetite for water points in the direction of this possibility. He is not Diabetic.

      I so agree with you about Hill’s products. They are really not good nutrition. It seems that many veterinarians prescribe these rx products, but in reality feline nutritional knowledge is very scanty. Veterinarians receive little training in this very important area, and most of it, I hear, is provided by some of the manufacturer’s of these products and want to be sure that vets keep their waiting rooms stocked with them. The product that he prescribed is low in protein but cats need to eat, and it is much more important to be sure that your cat is eating to avoid liver problems. In fact there is controversy about limiting protein with kidney problems, and in fact, may hasten the disease.

      Keeping your cat hydrated and not giving dry food is one way that you can help him a lot.

      I heartily recommend that you read this article which I found for you on the Original Holisticat site about renal conditions and the types of diet which are appropriate for our cats who have this problem. They are obligate carnivores and need meat. This is a fascinating and excellent explanation of the disease and possible ways to keep it at bay.

      http://www.holisticat.com/drjcrf.html

      There are many ways to prolong the life of your kitty. I had a cat with serious kidney failure and was able to prolong her life for several years, and as her disease progressed, we gave her sub-Q fluids which really helped spark her appetite and energy level. A caring and competent Vet will be able to train you how to do this when and if the time comes for it to be needed.

      I would suggest seeking an alternative care veterinarian practice to provide him with the most appropriate treatment.

      My veterinarian prescribed a suppliment called Feline Renal Support, made by Standard Process. I was happy to see that the article that I recommended agreed with her. While the jury is still out about whether he is in the early stages of the disease, we feel that taking proactive measures now may stave off its progression and bolster his kidney health.

      I hope I have given you some options to consider. I know how worried you are. Good luck with your kitty.

      Troublesniffer

  34. QUESTION:
    Anyone Aware about the Treatment given in Deepam Hospital?
    My Mom is Suffering with chrinic Kidney Disease, Is Deepam Hospital good at its treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      I dont know

  35. QUESTION:
    I have MPGN Type 2-Kidney disease..Anyone with experience only answer….?
    I was diagnosed with kidney disease 2 1/2 years ago after the birth of my son… my doctors are only putting me on prednisone at low doses and not telling me the results of labs in terms I understand..the treatment they are using is prednisone only and waiting.. I have great blood pressure but my doctor insists on keeping me on medicine that lowers it which makes me dizzy, blackout, and have blurred vision occasionly..I also experience fatigue frequently…My family and fiance know I’m in denial and act and tell me it’s fine…I need someone who is going through or have went through this to talk to…What should I do??..Please help me
    I was diagnosed after the birth of my son 2 1/2 years ago by a renal biopsy..I am in denial about most of it and need help…I can’t talk to my family or fiance…I need someone who has kidney disease(any type preferrably the same as me) who can relate and has experience with how to deal with doctors, treatments they’ve had or can recommend to ask my doctor about and most importantly I need someone to talk to about dealing with all of it in general ….Can anyone help me??

    • ANSWER:
      My 8 year old daughter was just diagnosed with MPGN Type 2 about 2 months ago. It has hit her with a vengeance and we caught the disease at the very beginning. She has been in the hospital for 5 weeks now and this is her third stay at the hospital since January. She is already on hemodialysis and they have put a catheter in her for Peritoneal Dialysis. One treatment she is on has helped her tremendously, it is called Plasma Feresis which is done by the Red Cross at the hospital. She also is on Prednisone, Bi-Citrate Carb, Tums w/ every meal as a phosphorus binder, Norvasc (high blood pressure medicine) and also another high blood pressure medicine (can’t remember the name right now). She is on a Renal Diet (low sodium, low phosphorus). She also has a CYTOXIN treatment through IV once a month (she has had two so far). She has had to be given platelets and several blood transfusions. She has a Nephrologist that is extremely aggressive as this disease has been aggressive to her. My daughter (only daughter) has been through all this in the last two and a half months. It seriously sounds like you need to find a new nephrologist who is going to be alot more aggressive. At the beginning of this my daughter was put into the hospital for a week of EXTREMELY HIGH doses of Prednisone (500 mg a day) through the IV, now she takes it in pill form at a lower dose. I would recommend looking into the Plasma Feresis. This has been a very hard time for me and my family, I have a husband and three boys (14 yrs, 11yrs and 5 months old). I have basically lost my job that I have had for 6 years. The hospital my daughter is in is 2 hours from home so I have not been able to be home w/ my other children and husband. We are hoping she will get to come home in the next 3 weeks (minimum). Monday we start our training on the Peritoneal Dialysis so that we will be able to do dialysis every day at home. I don’t know if any of this will help you, but if you have more questions you can email me at txgirl_73@yahoo.com. This has hit so suddenly I am also having a hard time and would welcome any conversation/help/support in this area. I hope this has been helpful. Sincerely, txgirl_73

  36. QUESTION:
    Alternative treatment to kidney failure?
    I know of dialysis. What I’m asking about is, are there any other alternatives that will enable the diseased from living?
    What are the aspects that specialists are working on developing to deal with kidney failure?
    I’m doing a research about Kidney Failure, and I need to know about the new techniques scientists are working on to face the disease.
    Can’t the semi-permeable membrane be replaced? Can’t we use stem cells or biotechnology in providing a treatment to the disease? Are there any certain microbes that can be injected to fix the problem? What about a medicine that is administrated that will decrease the size of impurities to pass through the membrane? Or maybe a medicine that can fix the semi-permeable membrane permanently or temporalily?

    • ANSWER:
      nope- none of the above. maybe one day we’ll have those technologies you’ve described, but as of right now, there’s onyl 2 alternatives- dialysis or a kidney transplant.

  37. QUESTION:
    27 weeks pregnant with Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 3?
    I have been living with Kidney Disease since the age of 5. I currently have one functioning Kidney and my GFR has been .5 (stage 1/2) for the last year. I am in my 6th month of pregnancy and was told that my 24hr Urine collection and my blood work has put my Ceratine level at 1.9 (stage3) and the increase happened in one month. I am worried about the sudden increase and have not been told by my specialist what complications I am looking at throughtout the rest of my pregnancy. My questions are……. WhaIs it normal for Kidney disease to progress so suddenly? What effects will it have on my pregnancy? I am almost at stage 4 how quickly can it progress? What are treatment options?

    • ANSWER:

  38. QUESTION:
    Diet for K9 with Kidney Disease?
    My poor dog that I’ve had since I was 19 (Im currently 31) has failing kidneys. The Vet said that if she were a person she would be on dialasis. Anyhow, she is currently getting liquid treatment under her skin every day and her she is still eating, but not nearly what she used to. I have been giving her people food as she has been staying away from regular canned dog food (which she used to love). Now I give her some canned salmon, rice, carrots, sometimes a scrambelled egg or two. But what she REALLY LOVES is canned vienna sausages and hot dogs. I have been giving her alot of these just so she will take in more calories. I would put her down, alothough it breaks my heart except she is still pretty playful and happy…although not as much as she use to be. My question is what do you think about giving her hot dogs and such as primary meals?

    • ANSWER:
      There is a great yahoo group for dogs with kidney failure. The members there have a lot of great advice and tricks to keep your dog with you as long as possible. Please join and seek their advice.http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/K9KidneyDiet/

  39. QUESTION:
    is it possible to develop autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease at 14-16 y/o?
    my friend was wondering. i mean like, not develop but just start getting symptoms of it then and if u can what is the chances of survival and what kind of treatment is there?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes it is possible. PKD runs in my family. All 4 of my Uncles, my Aunt, 7 cousins and my brother have it. My Mom also had it and she died a year ago from complications of dialysis. I am 25 and have been tested and luckily I do not show signs as of yet.

      There is no cure for this disease but there are treatment options. When end stage renal disease occurs your options are dialysis or transplantation. You can live a long life with this disease. My Mom was diagnosed in her early twenties, her kidneys did not go into renal failure until her early forties and then she lived until 56. My Uncles are in their 60′s and 70′s.

      If your friend is worried about getting this disease then I would strongly encourage him/her to go to their doctor. Their doctor should be able to set up a consultation with a nephrologist to answer any questions.

  40. QUESTION:
    My BF fed my cat a thin small slice of sandwich meat & my cat had hyperthyroid &kidney disease.why my cat die?
    my cats appetite was fine it seemed until he fed my cat that thin slice of sanwich meat thereafter my cat either became a picky eater and didnt want his food or the illness (kidney disease/ HT) made him lose his appetite. WHICH DO YOU THINK IS THE REASON MY CAT LOST HIS APPETITE AND DIED 2 DAYS LATER? because my BF fed him a lillte piece of meat and my cat became picky about his own wellness cat food or because of his pre existing illnesses? please let me know becuse I am about to break up with my BF of 7 years becuase i told him many times never to give my cat human food and if it caused my cats death then I want nothing to do with him. I had my cat for 17 years and love and miss him so much. his i131 was sheduled on1/12/09 which my cat didnt live to make his treatment. Im so severly depressed I just want to die.
    over 1 week my cats appetite decreased . he went form eating 2 cans a day of wellness chicken food to 1 can a day to 1/2 a can the day before he died, and he was so thin already from the hyperthyroidism.
    the day my cat he wouldnt eat and the day prior he hadnt eaten in 16 hours the last being a half a can of adult cat food. i became desperate seeing my cat wouldnt eat /i made him boiled chicken, and even caved in and offered him sandwich meat that he liked but my cat didnt want that either. i tried differeent brands of cat food, even offered tuna, and my cat wouldnt eat.

    • ANSWER:

  41. QUESTION:
    solution to severe itching due to kidney disease?
    my mom has stage 4 ckd she has had a lot of severe itching episodes and then her skin gets dry and rashy what is the best natural treatment for this condition

    • ANSWER:
      I use a lotion called Uremol, you can get it at Walmart or any drugstore.
      The best way to control the itching is to not shower too often. If your Mom is staying home that day, tell her to skip the shower and just have a sponge bath.
      Also, she MUST stick to her diet plan. When eating items that are on your “avoid” list, your body has a hard time processing the potassium, sodium and phosphates that are in these foods. This will also contribute to the itchy skin.
      Have her keep to her diet, take her medications, and exercise regularly, and these symptoms will slow down after a while.
      I have been stage 5 kidney disease for 4 years now, and I’m doing pretty good.

  42. QUESTION:
    does anybody have the kidney disease nephrotic syndrome and what are your symptoms and what are your?
    treatment for it

    • ANSWER:
      Symptoms of nephrotic syndrome are frothy urine, anorexia, sick feeling, puffy eyelids, abdominal pain, wasting of the muscles, and edema (fluid retention). You can also develop fluid between the lungs and the chest wall. Treatment usually involves corticosteroid treatment (prednisone). MDs may also try ACE inhibitor drugs. Diet changes to include the right protein and potassium levels and low saturated fat levels and sodium. You will also need to slowly increase your exercise level.

  43. QUESTION:
    My brother suffering frm Nephrotic syndrome(disease of kidney) i need sugesstion plz help?
    My brother (15 year old) is suffering frm Nephrotic Syndrome.So, i want to know that which country is best for its treatment.his disease started in 2004.He was started on steroid and develop multiple relapses.During his illness he recieved course of levamisole,course of cellcept,then was kept on cyclosporine since 2005.While on cyclosporine he continued to have multiple relapses.In doha his treatment is contimued but I and my family is not satisfied so, plz help.

    • ANSWER:
      I am NOT a doctor but I have been reading a lot of information that is health related recently and may be able to point you in the right direction.

      The first thing I would recommend is to find yourself a good nutritionist or Natuopathic Physician. Medical doctors are great [when you find a good one] for diagnosing a condition but they are pretty much trained ONLY in drug therapy and know very little or nothing about treating the body with natural treatments. (And even if they did – it is unlawful in the USA to claim that anything other than a drug can cure or treat a disease.) You have to remember that the text books used in medical schools are provided by drug companies.

      There are a few things that I would recommend. The first one is to add at least 6 ounces of seafood to your brother’s diet every day. The reason for this is that ONLY seafood contains the 72 trace elements that are missing from all other food. Seafood will likely not produce immediate results. It can take up to 90 days or more for the trace elements to build up in the body to get the maximum benefits. However, you should not try to rush this by taking a supplement that contains the trace elements unless you take ONLY the recommended amount of the supplement daily. The heavier trace elements can be toxic if overdosed. Eating as much seafood as one wants is okay, however. Avoid the larger fish like tuna and swordfish and shark due to mercury content. Also eat only wild salmon and not farm-raised. If you have a garden do not use commercial fertilizer but instead use fertilizer or mulch from seaweed and this will put the trace elements into the vegetables you grow. For information on this see the first link posted below. Note: If seafood is out of the question due to sodium intake concerns then a trace element formula would be recommended. Try Concentrace tablets. These are recommended at www.truehealth.org and the tablet form is recommended instead of the liquid for reasons mentioned there.

      Second, and since this is a kidney related problem, I would recommend a bowel and kidney cleansing program be started immediately. There are numerous products available from different companies. Personally I would recommend Dr. Schulze’s 30 day detox which consist of 2 bowel cleanses, a kidney cleanse and a liver cleanse. My wife and I have both used this regimen even though it cost 0 (Use 3rd link below and then click on “Life-Changing 30 Day Detox). Regarding the bowel cleanse: It consist of 2 formulas: #1 & #2. Take formula #1 by taking one capsule per directions in the evening and if that doesn’t give the desired effect [bowel movement the next morning] then take 2 capsules the next evening – if that doesn’t give the desired effect take 3 capsules the next evening etc. Once you obtain the desired effect begin taking formula #2 per directions while continuing to take formula #1 each evening [increased by one capsule and held at that level for the duration of taking formula #2]. Any questions contact me or the websites featuring the various products or protocols.

      Third: Particularly since reading the information at the 4th link posted below and it’s indication that nephrotic syndrome is often associated with inflammatory conditions, I would recommend investigating the use of the enzyme serrapeptase [links 5 & 6]. While I have not yet used this supplement I have just placed an order for it for myself, my wife and my father. Please note that serrapeptase can be found on the web under various names such as serratiopeptidase, serraphase and arthrozyme and others. It is important that the supplement you choose be enterically coated. If it isn’t one would have to take twice as much to get the same benefit.

      Another enzyme called nattokinase is useful for preventing blood clots and may help treat the clotting tendency associated with nephrotic syndrome but if your brother’s doctor has him on blood thinning drugs it would be advised to check with the doctor before adding nattokinase to the regimen. Nattokinase can be taken as a supplement or as food called Natto. Natto is a traditional Japanese food and is commonly eaten for breakfast in Japan. See the last link below.

      The only other thing I can add is to eliminate all processed foods and meats containing hormones or antibiotics. In other words eat as healthy as possible. .. Organic when possible. if not organic then “Natural” and fresh foods rather than canned and boxed. You may have success without doing this but the more you can do in the way of eating healthy, the better.

      Hope this helps. If you try this and it works after a couple months please let me know. I would be most interested in the results either way.

      jkrmn@bigfoot.com

  44. QUESTION:
    Kidney Disease and Pain?
    My sister was married in 1996.She is 36-years old.Unfortunately she couldn’t conceive until now.Since 6-months she is experiencing kidney pain.Then we took her to doctor for medical check-up.They recommend us to do few tests.After tests,they said kidney is ejecting protein via urine and if we dont start medical treatment then it is possible that her kidney will be damage.They give us medicines and we started the medicine but there is no improvement.She is still experiencing the kidney pain and same thing as earlier so there is no improvement.Can you kindly let us know what should we do.We wanted to start her medication immediately.I am waiting for your immediate reply.If you recommend us to do few tests and send you the copy of that reports.I think that might help both of us to understand the whole situation.Thanks

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  45. QUESTION:
    Why is my cat up meowing at night after going to the vet for treatment?
    She was treated for a urinary tract infection yesterday. I know she was lethargic and drinking a lot of water, so we’ll have to wait and see if she has beginning stages of kidney disease. She’ll be fine, but I won’t. I am pooped. She was up 3 separate times meowing last night. I think she’s happy. Maybe she was in pain for a while and is now relieved the pain went away. Have you folks ever dealt with something like this? Normally she goes to sleep with me. It was weird.
    She was at home and didn’t stay overnight at the vet. I was trying to sleep. The twit kept waking me up. When I tried to get her to stop, she seemed like she just wanted to play.
    Yes, they did a ton of blood work. Three hundred bucks worth and now I have to put her on pricier food from them for cats with kidney issues. My other cat’s a mut and dang—she NEVER has any problems.

    • ANSWER:
      just probably happy she isnt in pain

  46. QUESTION:
    Chronic Kidney Disease?
    Hi I just need a clarification, I have Mild Chronic Kidney Disease; I read it is a progressive loss of renal function over a period of months or years. There are 5 stages and I am in stage 2. What does progressive actually mean? Will it never stop even with treatments?
    Thank you very much
    Claudia

    • ANSWER:

  47. QUESTION:
    Treatment for Crohn’s Disease?
    My boyfriend’s mother has crohn’s disease and she has had some problems with it. She recently took a vacation to visit us (12 hrs away), and the day she got back home she went to the hospital for chemotherapy treatments. She told my b/f that it was nothing to worry about that it was just treatment for her crohn’s. I don’t know much about crohn’s/treatments, but I have never heard of chemotherapy as a form of treatment for this disease. She has lied to him once before when she was having renal failure and she told him that it was just a simple kidney infection. Is chemotherapy a treatment used for crohn’s disease?

    • ANSWER:
      i think so. theorpy means cure.

  48. QUESTION:
    Kidney disease and Diabetes questions..plez help!?
    I was told a month or so that I have Kidney disease and I just saw a specialist for that about 3 weeks ago and she told me that it was not as bad as we all though and that I was stage 1 well the first time I had a 24 hour urine done it was at 1300 and about 4 weeks ago it was at 1500. I did another 24 hour a few days ago and my doc called me to tell me that it got A Lot higher. They were shocked. I am on bp meds and I take 150 units of 70/30 at meals and 160 units at bedtime. I am so.. upset and shocked. I don not understand why the protein is so bad and what I have done to make it worse. Any advice please! My husband and I went in for fertility treatments cause of pcos and that how all of this all got started. I was told that it could take up to another years to get everything under control. I a crushed.

    • ANSWER:
      If you’re obese, and always hungry, your diabetes may just be due to severe insulin resistance, and exogenous insulin supplementaion may not only be unnecessary, but causing you to over eat. Have a GOOD diabetic doctor check your ‘serum carboxy- peptide level. If present, you probably have plenty of your own insulin, are just severly resistant to it, and require daily oral medication like the biguanides and TZD’s.

  49. QUESTION:
    End stage kidney disease, brain damaged, diabetes and pneumonia how long can someone survive With all this?
    Hi all, I have a question I would like to ask, a relative of mine was rushed to critical care on tuesday after suffering from Pneumonia we have been told that her kidney is slowing deteriorating and that because she fell into a Diabetic coma over 7years ago and is now brain damaged she is not suitable for dialysis or transplant. I have also been told that even though she has been taking antibiotics now, it is more than likely that the Pneumonia will come back, also that her kidneys on a scale of 0-120 are at a 15. What does this mean and roughly how long can she survive without any treatment.

    Thanks
    Sofia

    • ANSWER:
      I think the answer to this one has to be that she’ll live as long as she’ll live ,I doubt that anyone could put a time on this it depends on the strength of the person. just be there for her and tell her you love her even if you think she can’t hear you.

  50. QUESTION:
    where i can get best treatment in India for kidney related diseases?

    • ANSWER:
      You can go to CMC Vellore this hospital is very good my mom had kidney stone and we took her to there she is now ok doctores are good and service is also good.


Kidney Disease Stage 3

In Stage Four of kidney disease, the symptoms a person experiences will start to be debilitating, and kidney function will become severely impaired. In fact, at this stage, there is only 15-29% kidney function remaining. The body may have disguised its condition for quite a while, but now the disease becomes drastically apparent and undeniable.

The symptoms will resemble things that had begun appearing in Stage Three, but will now magnify them: fatigue increases considerably, the appetite continues to decline, and an earlier phenomenon of itching skin might become much worse than it was. High blood pressure continues to be problematic, because of course the kidneys have now lost most of their capacity to excrete unneeded fluid, so it is retained in the body. This makes the heart and blood vessels work harder, and increases damage to them. And the kidneys may have trouble producing erythopoietin, which stimulates blood cell production, so anemia is another problem that plagues patients with the disease.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How long does it take to fall from stage 3 kidney disease to dialysis?
    I am in the boarder line of stage 3 of kidneys disease. I would like to know an approximate of how long it takes for a person to fall into dialysis. It is only an estimate what I want. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      What percent function do you have? Most people are put on dialysis when it gets to around 12%. My FIL teetered at 15% for several years before finally dropping to below 12.

  2. QUESTION:
    What is the treatment for chronic kidney disease stage 3, with patient being hypertensive and diabetic?

    • ANSWER:
      In general, somebody with Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease and diabetes:

      1. Goal BP less than 130/80
      2. Good Diabetes control
      3. Monitor Cholesterol
      4. Avoids NSAIDS (Advil, Motrin, Alleve, etc.)
      5. Have periodic blood work to monitor renal function, and check for the presence of anemia and overactive parathyroid glands. These problems can usually be treated with medicines.
      6. Modest amounts of protein in the diet.
      7. Use of ACE Inhibitors or ARB type of blood pressure medicine
      8. Check the urine for protein.

      Your doctor (internist or kidney doctor) should be discussing your individual situation.

  3. QUESTION:
    Stage 3 kidney disease, is one elegible for Social Security disability?
    Not on dialysis, YET.

    • ANSWER:
      The day you start dialysis you are allowed. Prior to that, it is based on a complicated formula of your medical condition (mainly your lab tests showing your kidney function), age, past type of work, and education level. The older you are as well as the heavier your past work, make it more likely you will be allowed.

  4. QUESTION:
    my elderly mother has chronic kidney disease stage 3 but nobody told her or us?

    • ANSWER:
      How do you mean nobody told her or you? Could you give more info?
      As a patient, the doctor has a duty to tell her of her illness.

  5. QUESTION:
    Chronic Kidney Disease stage 3?
    My mother, who is 72, saw this on her notes (on the computer screen) at the GPs last week. When she asked about it, the doctor just said it was to do with her age, just ageing of the kidneys. But my mother is worrying now, because, as the same as me, you think chronic is something bad and stage 3 sounds as if it is advanced. Is there anyone medical out there who can shed any light on this?

    • ANSWER:
      CKD 3 is nothing to worry about. Renal function naturally deteriorates with age, it will be monitored regularly and is only a worry if it rapidly deteriorates from present levels, because your GP is monitoring it any problems are picked up quickly and acted upon. Chronic describes duration in time not severity so tell your Mum not to worry

      http://www.kidney.org.uk/Medical-Info/ckd-info/index.html

  6. QUESTION:
    27 weeks pregnant with Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 3?
    I have been living with Kidney Disease since the age of 5. I currently have one functioning Kidney and my GFR has been .5 (stage 1/2) for the last year. I am in my 6th month of pregnancy and was told that my 24hr Urine collection and my blood work has put my Ceratine level at 1.9 (stage3) and the increase happened in one month. I am worried about the sudden increase and have not been told by my specialist what complications I am looking at throughtout the rest of my pregnancy. My questions are……. WhaIs it normal for Kidney disease to progress so suddenly? What effects will it have on my pregnancy? I am almost at stage 4 how quickly can it progress? What are treatment options?

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  7. QUESTION:
    My husband’s Reticulocyte lab test count was 0.2 (range is 0.5-1.5). He has Chronic Kidney Disease stage 3.?
    Could this be due to anemia from the kidney disease or should we be worried about bone marrow issues? He was taken off his iron supplement by his nephrologist a short while ago because his vit. d 25-Hydroxy was low at 21. He is 84.

    • ANSWER:
      Chronic Kidney diseases usually can not be cured completely, and the treatment goal is to minimize the disease impact to renal tissues and maximally protect these remaining functional nephrones as well as restoring renal functions.
        First, we need to minimize the influence of disease.
        Chronic Kidney disease is a progressive loss of renal function, and damages to renal tissues are the main causation of renal function decline. Take polycystic kidney for example, the gradual growing up of cysts gives more and more pressure to neighboring renal tissues and as a result cause damages to functional renal cells. Traditionally, when cyst diameter is less than 1.5cm and not concentrating in the renal cortex part where functional renal tissues exist, serious impact to healthy renal tissue will not be caused. Frankly, we can not make these cysts diaper, but as long we can get them under control and make them in a state that will not obstacle renal function, we can also provide patients with a high-standard living.
        Second, we need to protect these remaining nephrones from further attack and damages.
        Fro patients of Chronic Kidney diseases, remaining functional nephrones are the most cherished source of normal renal function. So, protecting them from further damages is something of necessity. And this purpose is based on two curative effects, namely, minimizing disease impact and promoting the whole body immunity. And the latter curative effect can be achieved by sufficient blood inflow to renal cells. as long as the renal cells can receive enough blood, nutrition and oxygen the healthy growth of functional nephrones will be guaranteed.
        Third, we also need to restore renal functions.
        The improvement of renal function is difficult but very necessary. The restoration of renal function is the guarantee of long-term eliminating of symptoms and a relatively high-standard living. In the perspective of western doctors, the restoration of renal function is almost impossible. However, as long as we can gradually degrade these deposited extracellular matrixes and provide necessary materials for the restoration of these reversible damaged cells, we can surely restore and improve renal functions in some degree.
        For patients with Chronic Kidney disease, the most important thing is to be confident. As long as there is a ray of sunshine, the exploration for treatment should not be given up.

  8. QUESTION:
    Stage 3 Kidney Disease, 37year old. GFR 49,BUN 11, CREATININE 8. What things should I eat?
    How concerened should I be? Can I live a long and healthy life? I have always believed you eat to live not live to eat. Now, what is good breakfast, lunch, dinner. What should I eat and what should I not eat?

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  9. QUESTION:
    A friend of mine has stage 3 kidney disease?
    This past summer she had a heart attack. She just had a seizure this past weekend that put her in the hospital. She had a MRI which came up negative, and is about to go in for a EKG. We don’t know what has caused the seizure, but I believe it was probably from her kidney disease. I believe she said she was diagnosed with stage 3. Is she dying? Should I be concerned because of the heart attack a few months ago, followed by this seizure? I don’t want to ask her straight out if I should prepare myself because I know it will probably upset her. What do you think?

    • ANSWER:

  10. QUESTION:
    What is the life expendancy of a 64 year old man with stage 3, GFR of 35, kidney disease?
    My husband is also in remission from stage 2b pancreatic cancer & is being treated for high blood pressure. He is feeling so good it seems impossible he has kidney disease. I feel like I need to prepare myself for this but I don’t know what to prepare for.

    • ANSWER:
      Talk to his Endocrinologist. He/she should be able to give you a direct and honest answer. GFR is not the problem because all of us can live quiet, healthy lives on only 25% of one kidney available for use. My concern: what is his creatinine level. That is the surest way to tell the viability and function of the kidneys. Hypertension is so hard on the kidneys because of the capillary structure of the kidneys. Any change in blood pressure, for even short periods of time, can damage the GFR of the kidneys. People can stay alive and live productive lives without any kidney function but they are also tied to dialysis 3x week. It is not fun for the patient or the family but it is better than the alternative, at least at the beginning of the process.

      Be encouraged though, the kidneys are very capable of regaining lost GFR. But, your MD is your best source for the prognosis and he/she should be honest with you about it. Some docs are not good at telling the truth about end-of-life conditions and prognoses. So, do your best to make them feel that you are in control and can handle what you are about to hear and they will be more likely to give you the news you may not want to hear, but are still needing to know.

  11. QUESTION:
    how dangerous is stage 3 kidney disease.?
    i have chronic pancreas pain and am a insulin dieabitic

    • ANSWER:
      You are also dyslexic by the look of things but lets not go there. If you are what you say you are then why are you asking stupid questions here and not at the local hospital. Even knowing the term “Stage 3″ implies that you know what it is so you could check it out on any one of a hundred medical websites and get a better answer. Try studenthealth.com. If you ain’t messing around I wish you well and best of luck, go see a doctor!

  12. QUESTION:
    If you have kidney disease can you drink alcohol?
    I’ve got kidney disease, stage 3 and I’m a 16 year old girl. I’m not planning on drinking any time soon, I don’t drink but I was wondering if later in life if I’ll ever be able to have alcohol? How much?
    Thanks for your answers!

    • ANSWER:
      I wouldn’t really recommend it, but you should ask your doctor if you want to know more :)

  13. QUESTION:
    19 year old Girlfriend has Stage 3 Chronic Kidney disease…?
    Anyone have experience with this? She was omitted to hospital a week ago and has just been told she is in stage 3. Whats the protocol from here? Is 3 workable? Any information would be appreciated
    She also has high blood pressure, how fast will it develop?

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  14. QUESTION:
    I have stage 3 chronic kidney disease (CKD). What should my diet consist of?
    My doctor hasn’t helped. I am trying to find another doctor. I want to know what I should and shouldn’t be eating.

    • ANSWER:
      Generally, a low sodium, low protein diet—

      Here is a link with food choices for CKD patients.

      Good Luck!

      http://www.aakp.org/newsletters/KB-The-Magazine/Diet-Tips-&-Bits/CKD-Food-Choices/

  15. QUESTION:
    could you tell me what is 3rd stage kidney disease please?

    • ANSWER:
      Stage III. The loss of albumin and other proteins in the urine exceeds 200 micrograms per
      minute. It now can be detected during routine urine tests. Because such tests often involve
      dipping indicator strips into the urine, they are referred to as “dipstick methods.” Stage III
      sometimes is referred to as “dipstick-positive proteinuria” (or “clinical albuminuria” or
      “overt diabetic nephropathy”). Some patients develop high blood pressure. The glomeruli
      suffer increased damage. The kidneys progressively lose the ability to filter waste, and
      blood levels of creatinine and urea-nitrogen rise. People with IDDM and NIDDM may
      remain at stage III for many years

  16. QUESTION:
    Chronic kidney disease?
    I was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (stage 3) in June last year. My doctor is keeping a check on me with regular blood tests etc. But over the last month I’ve had a real bad aching in my lower back and wondered if it could be anything to do with my problem. Does anyone know anything about chronic kidney disease?

    • ANSWER:
      I have had chronic kidney disease. I think the best site for info on it is from the National Kidney Foundation at www.kidney.org. They have good message boards there.

      I did not ever have lower back pain, so I can’t tell you if that is connected to your disease or not. My problems were due to Type 1 diabetes.

  17. QUESTION:
    The effects of chronic kidney disease on your skin?
    I have stage 3 chronic kidney disease and wondered if the build up from my kidney not functioning correctly has anything to do with the condition of my skin? I only have the one kidney too.

    • ANSWER:
      You never said what skin condition you have and there a number of skin conditions associated with chronic kidney disease. You can go to the link below and read about some of them yourself. Your nephrologist should have warned you.

      http://www.aakp.org/aakp-library/Skin-Problems-Kidney-Disorders

  18. QUESTION:
    Stage 2 Kidney Disease, 37year old. GFR 66, CREATININE 1.3. How concerned should I be?
    How concerened should I be? Can I live a long and healthy life? Will I need a Transplant? I have always believed you eat to live not live to eat. Now, what is good breakfast, lunch, dinner. What should I eat and what should I not eat?

    • ANSWER:
      For stage 2, you are doing well for a GFR at 66 and Cr of 1.3.

      If you have Diabetes / high blood pressure, the most important thing is to keep them under control by taking your meds and eating a low sodium/sugar diet.

      Exercise is also important by keeping control of your weight and blood pressure.

  19. QUESTION:
    Kidney Disease Please help?
    I need to know if coffee and tea are ok for stage 3 Kidney Disease

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  20. QUESTION:
    I have protein in my urine, so what stage of diabetic kidney disease am i at?
    facts: type IDD 35 years, now aged 46. 1st 20 yrs my blood sugar control was highly variable. My diabetic specialist put me on medication over 10 years ago, an ACE inhibitor 40mg daily, Cardura XL 4mg daily,low dose aspirin 76mg daily and a diuretic 2.5 mg daily

    Internet articles say, after such a long time my kidneys should be spilling between 2-4 grams of albumin daily and my GFR should be < 60. i.e stage 3 diabetic kindey disease????

    2 years ago my Albumin spill was measured at only 57 micro gms /24 hours and a few months ago it was 314 micro grams (albeit my blood sugar at this time and day was over 20, very unusuall for me in recent years and i since found out my diuretic tablet was 10 times the correct level 25 mg instead of 2.5 mg both of which can spike your albumin level,or so i am advised) my GFR was calculated at 91

    So what stage of Diabetic Kidney Disease am I at 1, 2 or 3? 57mg and 314mg respectively and what does the future hold ? i am confussed and concerned

    • ANSWER:
      I’m a physician & to answer ur Q U R NOW AT STAGE 1 CKD ,this can progress to ESRD end stage renal disease,in order to stop that progression u should control ur blood sugar level very strictly , regular follow up to check ur ptn in urine , avoid smoking,exercise regularly,continue on ACE I u r currently on & check with ur doctor as he may increase the dose or switch to ARB

  21. QUESTION:
    Diabetic with Kidney disease still drinks ALOT!?
    My husband was recently diagnosed with Stage 3 kidney disease in the last 2 months. He has high blood pressure and high potassium levels too. He is taking Lantus at night and Humulog on a 1:10 ratio but, he doesn’t take his Lantus every night. In addition, he has also had surgery on both his eyes due to Macular Edema. I am wondering if there are any spouses that are out there that have the same issue as I do. I know that if he doesn’t take care of himself he will go downhill.I know that death is in his near future. He has been to AA and rehab and it hasn’t worked. I am just wondering how long he will survive living like he is.

    • ANSWER:
      I had heart surgery in 2001 and now have congestive hear failure and type two diabetes, take insulin, and pills gave up smoking and drinking after surgery and I do everything right and struggling to breath and keep diabetes in check. It’s tough If he’s drinking and diabetes out of control It’s hard to believe he’s going to live all that long but you never know. It’s hard enough keeping mine level because I don’t always eat right. I know one thing that happens to me if my sugar gets to low I start showing signs of being drunk. and if I don’t get the sugar level up I’m history, with him drinking and if that happens somewhere he just might get picked up for being drunk instead of low sugar he’s going to die in that jail cell. He’s dying a slow death you better hope you can at least have him wear a diabetes bracelet But I would say he throw in the towel and is slowly killing himself. If that is the case there isn’t much you can do. He could die tomorrow or ? no telling maybe the doctor can. I’m going on 8 years and I’m at least trying to do everything
      right You want a guess with stage 3 kidney disease bet he don’t make five years could be a lot shorter.

  22. QUESTION:
    Can you (or the experience of a loved one) tell me what to expect when I hit stage 5 kidney disease. Honestly.
    I’m at stage 3 now, believe the quality of life with dialysis equals zero, and do not believe in transplants (of any kind). So I need to know realistically what to expect. Thanks for your honesty.

    • ANSWER:
      At stage 5 Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) you will most likely notice the following three things. 1st you will become uremic (urine in the blood) from a buildup of urea (a nitrogen waste product) in your blood. This can cause lethargy, difficulty sleeping, trouble concentrating, and nausea/vomiting. 2nd you may start to develope edema (swelling caused by fluid) in your ankles, on your abdomen, in your face or eyes, and in your lungs. This is due to the inabilty of your kidneys to remove excess water from your blood. This can cause difficuly breathing. 3rd you could have an increased potassium level from your kidneys inability to eliminate the extra potassium your body doesn’t need that is in the food you eat. An increased potassium level can cause your heart to beat irregularly and you could have a heart attack.
      Continue to treat your cause of kidney disease, it might not progress to CKD 5, at the least you can have more time before you need dialysis.
      There are two main choices you have for dialysis (this is assuming that you don’t change your mind about a transplant). You can have hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis. Hemodialysis takes between 3 to 5 hours 3 times per week. There are several people who still even continue to work while they use this option. Others do nocturnal dialysis where they dialyze 8 hours at night 3 times per week. Even more of those people work. Peritoneal dialysis is where you dialyze at home by using special bags of fluid that are prescribed by a doctor. Many people that choose this option have a high quality of life.
      CKD is not the end of all quality life. Many people live for many quality years now thanks to new advacements in CKD treatment options.
      Good luck, I wish you the best. Check the website below for more information.

  23. QUESTION:
    medical question what is the 3rd stage of kidney disease?

    • ANSWER:
      Increased proteinuria, increased microalbuminuria and decreasing GFR.

      As these things get worse, one will enter overt kidney failure (stage 4). Before this, would have been the clinically silent stage (stage 2). Originally the patient should have had increased GFR (Stage 1), and hypertrophied kidneys and I think *basement membrane thickening* will be apparent in Stage 3 too.

      Hope this helps

  24. QUESTION:
    Kidney Disease?
    My dad is in Stage 3 CKD : moderately reduced kidney function. He needs food with less protein and he has dibetes and high blood pressure so there are certain food he shouldn’t eat, I want to cook him his meals but I have no Idea if he can have more than 1000 mg of calicium per day, cause of his kidneys, and I tried looking for food that he needs to eat now that he has kidney disease but I couldnt cook them cause they dont work for him because he also has diebets so am really confused

    can you please help me out here! I really wanna help my dad!

    • ANSWER:
      hey i think im in the early stages of diabetes, it runs in my family and im only 18, i aint never had the problem so i dont know much about it. but check out this site.
      make sure to read.
      hope to help you

  25. QUESTION:
    Renal Disease Stage III – what vegetables and fruits to avoid?
    My Dad has multiple health problems including diabetes, but was recently diagnosed with Renal Disease Stage III. He’s already been doing much of what they list at the site below (lost more than 50 pounds) and is trying to increase his exercise. I make a lot of his food, especially premade meals for him to pop out of the freezer into the microwave such as homemade burritos. The link indicates that he may have to avoid fruits and vegetables high in phosphorus or potassium. Which ones are these besides bananas (which he rarely eats anyway)?

    http://www.davita.com/kidney-disease/symptoms-and-diagnosis/stage-3-of-chronic-kidney-disease-ckd/a/685

    • ANSWER:
      The same web site also lists the high potassium and high phosphorus foods. Go to:

      http://www.davita.com/diet-and-nutrition/c/diet-basics

      Back when I was on dialysis, I remember that I was supposed to limit potatos, tomatos,and oranges, but I can’t remember the rest, so they should be on the website.

  26. QUESTION:
    kidney disease problem?
    my fiance went to the doctor and found out that something is wrong with his kidneys.well the kidney doctor is on vacation till next week, so we can not get any answers till he comes back. the doctor he is seeing now did about 5 urine tests on him and said that something is wrong with his kidneys and said something about they are only working at 41%. so what does this mean. i looked it up and i found that this 41% could mean 3rd stage kidney disease.well if any one has any kind of information please let me know, i am scared that something is going to happen because he has been really sick these past few days and light headed.he also leaves august 29th to go to police academy, should i till him to wait a little while before going, because he will be gone for 16 weeks. he is already a deputy sheriff, but he has to go to his training.oh and he is 24 and has no history of kidney disease or anything.sorry i am rambeling but i am ascared and worried about him and i just wont as much information as possable, untill we see the doctor.thank you all.

    • ANSWER:
      well..the kidney function is half of what it should be…trick is WHY……….there are many causes for this to happen…diabetes,renal cysts,glomerular disease,lupus.hepatitis,etc…..there are many blood and urine tests needed to pinpoint the cause,then a treatment can be pursued…….if this progresses the function will go down and dialysis will be needed later……then transplant……….good luck….function means the ability to remove waste from the blood…otherwise this builds up in body ,which is toxic……

  27. QUESTION:
    How fast does CKD usually progress? (Kidney Disease)?
    My wife is 23 and just told she has stage 3 CKD (chronic kidney disease). How fast does this stuff progress? Are we looking at dialasis next year? Two years from now? Do we need to get a second and third opinion from different doctors or do the BUN, creatinin, and a GFR in the 30′s pretty much sum it up? I know some doc’s are just out to get money and our doctor fits that bill in my opinion, but from the research I’ve been doing this diagnosis seems pretty cut and dry. Anyone had any experience with this young of a person and CKD? I’m gussing pregnancy is pretty difficult/impossible?

    By the way, the doc who gave us this diagnosis gave us a packet on CKD, a packet on what to eat, and told her to “excercise and eat this diet” and kicked her out the door in 30 minutes. We had 3 previous visits with this guy and he was always very brief and cold. Should we see someone else and is there any chance that his diagnosis is wrong?

    Also she had a sonogram and MRI… both were clear.

    • ANSWER:
      My daughter is 21 and her kidneys failed 3 years ago, so she began dialysis, and has now had a transplant. It varies in the length of time for the kidneys to completely give out. The 24 hour urine cleance test is the best measure of kidney function, has she had that test? Many women go on to have healthy pregnancies, but she needs to stay as healthy as possible. There are lots of kidney and dialysis patients that can help answer this question at http://www.ihatedialysis.com – go to the forum and post a question – it’s a really great group of people with experience and knowledge to share! You can also read our story at http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-kidney30dec30,0,3538873.story?coll=la-headlines-california – good luck!

  28. QUESTION:
    what does it mean when you have kidney failure at stage 3?
    how many stages are there to this disease caused by diabetes?

    • ANSWER:
      There are five stages to chronic kidney failure.

      Stage three is moderate reduction of kidney function. This means that you probably don’t feel too well, but you’ve got a ways to go before you need dialysis.

      Stage four is when your kidneys are on their last leg. This is when you start feeling pretty awful and you look into dialysis and get everything prepared for the kind of dialysis you want to do (I think there are three main types, though I may be mistaken).

      Stage five is end-stage, which means that you cannot survive with the amount of kidney function you now have. You must go on dialysis or have a transplant at this point in order to survive.

      Good luck. Not going to lie, kidney failure is a lot more awful than most people realize in its final stages.

  29. QUESTION:
    I am 28 years old and I just got awarded my disability case. How Often do I have to Go up for review?
    I am a Type 1 Diabetic with Kidney disease (3rd stage) and Just suffered a stroke.

    • ANSWER:
      It can be any where from one year to seven. It should have been stated in a letter how long it would be before your review. Keep in mind that the SSA is VERY behind in these reviews. If you were set for a 1 year review, it is very likely you will be reviewed in 2-3 years. If your case was set for the typical 3 year review, it will most likely be done in 5 or 6 years. If your case is set for 7 year review, most likely it will never happen.

  30. QUESTION:
    kidney failure prognosis?
    My father in law is a double amputee, has CHF, is insulin dependent diabetic, already on oxygen, smokes like a chimney, and we now learn he has stage 3 kidney disease. My husband is deployed. Obviously no one can know this for sure, but best guess on life expectency???

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  31. QUESTION:
    I hope you can help me, I m in stage 3 kidney failure. I’m look for a diet that only alouds me 60 gram protein
    I can’t find help in understading this disease I just found out 3months ago there only working right now at 34% I am tired all the time and just don’t know what to do please help

    • ANSWER:
      I think you should turn to a doctor on that one… not Yahoo Answers…

  32. QUESTION:
    Can Diarrhoea cause Kidney failure?
    My sister has had diarrhoea for 4 weeks now caused by food poisoning. She will be seeing a Specialist next week. She has had extensive blood tests, all normal except for her kidneys. She has been told she has stage 3 chronic kidney disease. She has been eating very little and obviously loosing a lot of fluids. Does anyone know when the diarrhoea gets under control will her kidneys return to normal. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      I am afraid it can the most common causative organism is E.Coli 157.

      From the information you have given I am afraid it is not possible to give a prognosis.

  33. QUESTION:
    Does your GFR level also mean your percentage of kidney function?
    I’ve been diagnosed with stage 2 chronic kidney disease. My GFR is 60, which looks like it’s at the very end of the stage since stage 3 starts at 59. Anyways, how do I know what percentage my kidneys are functioning? (Besides asking my nephrologist of course.)

    I always see that dialysis is needed at stage 5 which is 15% or lower, and the GFR is also 15. Is that how they calculate it?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Yvonne, yes GFR is the % that your kidneys work.

      The only way to calculate GFR is by blood tests. Other blood indicators for kidney failure are creatinine, urea and potassium.

      Email me if you have any more questions please.. good luck.

  34. QUESTION:
    Would you have another child after being diagnosed with kidney disease?
    I am only 22 and was just diagnosed with stage 2 chronic kidney disease. I am very close to being stage 3. Anyways, my husband would like to have one more child in a few years, hoping it’s a boy but we would be blessed with either. We discussed and agreed on this before my diagnoses. Now, after researching online and whatnot it seems as if pregnancy isn’t per se “discouraged” but it’s very high risk, can make the disease progress quicker and the baby can possibly develop problems as well.

    I am perfectly fine with my two children (one is his biological and the other is his stepson) and can accept not having another but I know he really would like a son of his own some day. He of course wants me to be healthy and wouldn’t be upset if I chose not to get pregnant again but I just don’t know.

    What would you do? Would it be selfish to have another child? Or would you rather be happy with the healthy children you have now and forget the dreams of having another?

    • ANSWER:
      My best friend has kidney disease as well. I forget what hers is called but she will need a double kidney transplant in the next few years. She has had this disease for 7 years. She has had two healthy babies since finding out. Her pregnancies were both high risk, and she was hospitalized a lot. They really want another baby, but are holding off because of all the medication she has to take. While pregnant, she cant take them and it makes her worse off. If you want another baby and can handle the stress and sickness then that is your choice. You have to do what you and your husband think is right and what you can handle.

  35. QUESTION:
    I’m experiencing leg and foot numbness. This has been going on for a day now. I am hypertensive.?
    I also have stage 3 Kidney Disease. No medication or anything is required now.

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  36. QUESTION:
    Has anyone used Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy {HBOT} to heal renal {kidney} disease?
    We have decided to do HBOT as a complimentary therapy to the Son-Rise Program http://www.autismtreatmentcenter.org/ for our daughter’s Autism. The more I read about HBOT, the more I wonder if it could help my Stage 3 Renal Disease?
    We have decided to do HBOT as a complimentary therapy to the Son-Rise Program http://www.autismtreatmentcenter.org/ for our daughter’s Autism. The more I read about HBOT, the more I wonder if it could help my Stage 3 Renal Disease? If you have done this, what depth you go and was is a hard chamber or soft sided?

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  37. QUESTION:
    Are Both Kidneys diseased at the same time?
    In Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease, are both kidneys diseased at the same time?

    • ANSWER:

  38. QUESTION:
    Is CKD a genetic disease that could be passed to offspring?
    My future husband has Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) , his uncle is now dying from renal failure due to CKD and his uncle’s daughter had CKD as well. As far as we know, no one else in his family have CKD. So I was wondering what the probability of passing CKD onto our future children would be? I have done my research so I am familiar with the disease, but I have not been able to find any statistics or evidence one way or the other. All I have found so far has just been opinions of those who suffer from CKD about trying to have children when one partner (or both) have this disease. I would greatly appreciate any and all answers. Just for background info, he was diagnose at 17, is 24 now, and I am 22 with no serious health conditions other than Osteomyelitis (a bone disease). Thank you guys!

    • ANSWER:
      There are many causes for chronic renal disease and I don’t know which applies here, but it certainly does seem to be genetic and in that case, there is the possibility of offspring having it. You can have genetic testing done prior to conceiving or when you’re early in your pregnancy.

  39. QUESTION:
    I need help ASAP Kidney disease?
    My dad is in stage Stage 3 CKD : moderately reduced kidney function
    I dunno much about it but the doctor told him he needs to go on a diet and he shouldnt have more than 30 grams of protein per day so what shall I do to help him, i need reciepes so I can cook him lunch and dinner, but what kind of food would be good to him with less protien!

    P.S: any website that has reciepes with the percent of fat protein and all so I can tell how much protein does the meal contents.

    thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      A fresh fruit and vegetable diet contain low amounts of protein and are healthy for any kidney condition. Just don’t have too many fruits high in sugar. I drink rice milk and eat rice instead of pasta because it has less protein and dairy isn’t too good for people with kidney problems. You can get rice milk with fortified vitamins A and D and Calcium. Oats are good too. They have low amounts of protein. He shopuld drink one glass of water every hour to keep cleaning the kidneys. He might want to try a cleanse. Preferably the Arise & Shine cleanse. No meat, beans, peas, pasta, dairy and nuts because they all are high in protein. Oh! And if he is having trouble urinating then buy Corn Silk tea at any health food store. Hope that helps.

  40. QUESTION:
    I’m only 22 and was just diagnosed with stage 2 chronic kidney disease…help?
    I’ve just got home from the doctors and was diagnosed with this and I’m not sure what to expect. I am only 22 years old, have two wonderful kids and just got married. The doctor pretty much said to eat as much as possible, since my muscle mass is low and I am very petite (5′ and 92 lbs right now). I’ve been losing weight steadily even though I eat all the time. She was going to put me on meds to help keep the protein from spilling into my urine but it can lower blood pressure and mine is already low…92/64 today…so that’s out of the question. I go back in 6 months for a check up and blood work, and she said to come in at any time if I feel I am getting worse. What should I be looking out for? I’m already tired ALL the time, urinate 2-3 times/hour and even more at night, etc.

    Any suggestions and advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
    I have literally looked at every website related to this disease and asked my nephrologist many questions. I am looking for more personal experience.

    • ANSWER:
      I don’t think you need to be getting advice here for such a serious problem. Google or do searches from WebMD or Mayo clinic or somewhere reputable – also American Kidney Foundation or other group – Best of luck to you -

  41. QUESTION:
    I have a hole in the heart & pulmonary stenosis doctors considerinf doing TOE does anybody know what this is
    also suffer with diabetes, had a stroke 1year ago and just being told I have stage 3 kidney disease . can anybody help

    • ANSWER:
      TOE – Trans Oesophageal Echocardiogram.
      You will be given a drug to sedate you. A tube will be passed down into your oesophagus. It is like the echocardiogram on the outside (ultrsound of your heart) but from the inside.

      Hope this helps.

  42. QUESTION:
    recently my protein measured 4.2 what is the highest it can go?
    my creatine goes up and down recently it was 121. my protein was 4.2 after a 24 urine. i think i’m at stage 3 of kidney disease. what is the highest amount of protein that has been measured in urine?

    • ANSWER:
      You don’t want to know what the highest protein is that has ever been measured! Yikes! Sorry you are having this health problem, though.

  43. QUESTION:
    Are B12 Vitamins food for your kidneys?
    I may have stage 3 chronic kidney disease.
    I’m 17 years old.

    So, are b12 vitamins good for your kidneys?
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      They aren’t bad for the kidneys — one of the most important vitamins for the kidneys is Vitamin D.

  44. QUESTION:
    Are you a nutritionist that has experience with Kidney Disease and Congestive Heart Failure?
    Hi, I’m looking for a nutritionist that might be able to speak with me about a diet for my dog. He has stage three chronic kidney disease and congestive heart failure, and his last visit to the vet shows his kidneys getting worse despite our efforts to reduce salt and protein from his diet. We did get in contact with a nutritionist but she wanted 0 just to consult with us. We’re hesitant to do this because we fear she’ll just tell us to reduce salt and protein and stop giving him dog food which he hasn’t eaten in over two years anyone. It’s frustrating to have to hand over this amount of money when we’re not given any information on what the consultation will entail. If you’re a nutritionist, especially is you have any experience with these health problems and dogs any advice would be helpful. Our dog is a peek-a-poo, 15.5 years old, and his kidney numbers were 83 and 3.3 at his last visit. Again, any advice is appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      I am not an animal specialist neither a medical doctor. But I’ve had a heart failure myself 4 years ago. To improve function of my heart I am taking 200 mg. of CQ 10 daily. I’ve heard something that initially it came from trails in veterinarian clinics. Just my two cents. Make some research. It might help.

  45. QUESTION:
    Should I accept this bribe or offer an alternative?
    I have a boyfriend who I have a long distant relationship with. I live in England and my boyfriend lives in South Africa. We are quiet close and recently he has been diagnosed with end stage kidney disease at stage 3.

    His life became terminal and upon this I kept in contact with his uncle. His uncle informed me of his death and my boyfriend left me a poem with his uncle to which it appeared to be controversial suggesting he was alive. His father is not too keen on our relationship and has hated me since we met.

    2 years from then, a close work colleague of my boyfriends recently sent me an email claiming my boyfriend is alive and well but is still recovering in hospital, however he is bribing me to send him 10 nude images for myself in exchange for information and direct contact with my boyfriend. I have refused to do this.

    Most of the information that man gave to me has been verified and it was obvious that my boyfriend has consulted that man to make contacts with me so that I know he is alive.

    I have requested an alternative to those images but he has refused it. I am not sure what to do or what other alternatives I can offer to him other than a finance which I make will only be small.

    There is no other way I can make contacts with my boyfriend, I have tried searching for hospitals and dialysis units endlessly but failed.

    I would have tried to fly out but I can not afford to do so and I wouldn’t know where to start.

    Can anyone advise me on what to do as I am near the brink of breaking down and losing myself to complete darkness?

    Your help and advice is much appreciated.

    Many thanks in advance.

    Zara

    • ANSWER:
      I found your question and story interesting. Call the cops because it’s illegal (I think) to send pictures of yourself or anyone nude. And you’re being blackmailed. That colleague is disgusting. I mean seriously. If you call the cops, they’ll take him into questioning, and you’ll know for sure about your boyfriend.
      Best Wishes.

  46. QUESTION:
    HAVE I A CASE dad died in hospital?
    hello, my dad died of a mi in hospital april 2009. he had stage 3 kidney disease. he was type two diabetic, and had heart faliure. on his last visit he was given a drug spirtonlactone and he had ace liprisol. after this his protien level went high and he died, i have papers which could indicate this is the case. i need to know do i go ahead, to sue the hospital, for their neglect, ive reserached the internet, and it says theses drugs should not be used, i belive he died of a high protien and he could have had a few years more. the papers i have got show the decline after he took the drug, i know people are in grief, looking for someone to blame. but the hospital said he had a massive heart attack but had no pain they were bewildered please say if i should go ahead i miss him so much, and i want to be sure thank you sorry for my mispellings. im to upset, thanks again andrea x ps would like a student laywers advice or just general opionion.

    • ANSWER:
      Without knowing his full medical history and treatment it’s hard to comment. It’s natural to be angry when someone you love is taken from you and its also natural to want to look for someone to blame, but this isn’t going to bring your father back and you need to accept this.Your fathers health was very poor indeed. Why not have a chat with the Doctors whom your father was under at the time? Explain your concerns.

      Neither of those drugs seem abnormal in his situation based on what you have said. I am sorry for your loss. You can always ask your GP for bereavement counselling if you are struggling.

  47. QUESTION:
    Bloody discharge between periods and abdominal pain?
    I am 26 years old and had a bloody discharge today. I finished my period about a week ago. I am not on the pill and my husband and I have not had sex since before my period. Last night I had an intense pain in my abdomen like a stabbing pain. I currently have stage 3 kidney disease and am taking bp meds and cholesterol meds I have been on them for a while. I am slightly anemic and was put on iron tablets but they made me ill so I had to stop taking them. I had a scan on my uterus in June and nothing came back from that.

    • ANSWER:

  48. QUESTION:
    question about chronic kidney disease?
    I just found out that I am stage 3 . How bad is this? Can it be reversed at this point?any info what be great

    • ANSWER:
      Stage 3 CKD
      A person with Stage 3 CKD has kidney damage with a moderate decrease in the GFR of 30-59 ml/min. As kidney function declines waste products can build up in the blood causing a condition known as “uremia.” In Stage 3 a person is more likely to develop complications of kidney disease such as high blood pressure, anemia (a shortage of red blood cells) and/or early bone disease.

      Symptoms may start to become present in Stage 3, such as:

      Fatigue: Feeling tired is common for people with CKD and is often caused by anemia.
      Too much fluid: The kidneys may lose their ability to control how much fluid stays in the body. A person may notice swelling (edema) in their lower legs, hands or face around the eyes. With too much fluid someone could even feel short of breath.
      Urination changes: Urine may be foamy if there is protein in it, or dark orange, brown, tea colored or red if it contains blood. A person may urinate more or less, or get up at night to go to the bathroom.
      Kidney pain: Most people with CKD do not have kidney pain, but with some kinds of kidney problems, such as polycystic kidney disease or infections, they may have pain in their back where the kidneys are.
      Sleep problems: Some people have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. Itching, muscle cramps or restless legs can keep them awake.
      As Stage 3 progresses, the National Kidney Foundation recommends the patient see a nephrologist (a doctor who specializes in treating kidney disease). Nephrologists examine kidney patients and perform lab tests so they can gather information about their condition to offer the best advice for treatment. The nephrologist’s goal is to help their patient keep their kidneys working as long as possible.

      Someone in Stage 3 may also be referred to a dietitian. Because diet is such an important part of treatment, the dietitian will review a person’s lab work results and recommend a meal plan individualized for their needs. Eating a proper diet can help preserve kidney function and overall health. For Stage 3 a dietitian will usually recommend eating a healthy diet with protein at the Daily Reference Intake (DRI) level of 0.8 grams protein per kilogram body, the same level recommended for all healthy people. Special attention may be given to the quality of protein eaten. Phosphorus may be limited to help keep blood phosphorus or PTH normal and prevent renal bone disease. Controlling phosphorus may also help preserve existing kidney function. Calcium may be limited if blood levels are too high. Potassium is usually not restricted in Stage 3 CKD unless blood levels are high. The dietitian will also take into consideration if the patient has diabetes and provide tips on limiting carbohydrates in their diet. They may also recommend a diet low in sodium for those with high blood pressure or fluid retention. Supplementation with water soluble vitamins may be recommended. Vitamin C may be limited to 100 mg per day from supplements. Nutrients like Vitamin A and some minerals may not be recommended because levels can build up in the blood as kidney function declines. The dietitian may recommend avoiding over the counter dietary supplements unless approved by the nephrologist. It is helpful to work with a registered renal dietitian because as the stages of CKD change, so will the diet.

      A healthy diet for stage 3 CKD may recommend:

      Including a variety of grains, fruits and vegetables, but whole grains and some fruits and vegetables may be limited if blood tests show phosphorus or potassium levels are above normal.
      A diet that is low in saturated fat and cholesterol and moderate in total fats, especially if cholesterol is high or if you have diabetes or heart disease
      Limiting intake of refined and processed foods high in sodium and prepare foods with less salt or high sodium ingredients
      Aiming for a healthy weight by consuming adequate calories and including physical activity each day
      Keeping protein intake within the DRI level recommended for healthy people with attention to high quality protein.
      Consuming the DRI for the water soluble vitamin B complex and C.
      Vitamin D and iron may be tailored to individual requirements
      Limiting phosphorus if blood levels of phosphorus or PTH are above normal
      Limiting calcium if blood levels are above normal
      Potassium is usually not restricted unless blood levels are above normal
      Many people who develop chronic kidney disease have diabetes or high blood pressure. By keeping their glucose level under control and maintaining a healthy blood pressure, this can help them preserve their kidney function. For both of these conditions, a doctor will likely prescribe a blood pressure medicine. Studies have shown that ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme) inhibitors and ARBs (angiotensin receptor blockers) help slow the progression of kidney disease even in people with diabetes who do not have high blood pressure. And now you Know.>

  49. QUESTION:
    Fluctuation in creatinine level? Can a chronic kidney disease patient’s creatinine decreased by medicine?
    My mum suffers from CKD, her health used to be well. But, this year, her creatinine level keeps fluctuating. Initially, at 2.3 to 2.8, then to 2.4, then to 2.7 and now 3.0! Her urea at 85, WBC at 6.4 and haemoglobin level at 13.1 are all constant. The doctor doesnt really bother about the fluctuations in creatinine level. He said dialysis is only needed when creatinine reaches 4.0. But, I am really scared. Is my mum OK? Is she nearing the stage of renal failure? Since its just creatinine causing the problem, can creatinine be controlled with just medicine?

    • ANSWER:
      Creatinine is a difficult thing to control. A small fraction of it is contributed by your physical activity, but the vast majority is determined by your body size and remaining kidney function. As each of these things fluctuates, so does your creatinine level. Listen to the doctor. He knows what he’s talking about. Just make sure your mom is taking her meds and watching her diet like her doctor has prescribed.

  50. QUESTION:
    Just received a diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis what does this mean for me?
    I have chronic kidney disease and I am in stage 3, I also have hypothyroidism, and adrenal hyperplaisia . I’m not sure how to find answers that will factor all of this in….anyone have any ideas or any useful info?

    • ANSWER:
      There is a yahoo group that can help answer a ton of your questions about chronic pancreatitis.

      The basics that I’ve found with my pancreatitis. I’m not a doctor, always talk with your doctor about your health questions.

      Watch your diet, no alcohol, no fatty foods. You might find that digestive enzymes help with the pain when you eat.

      Manage your pain, and be firm with your doctors about your true pain levels. Bring in someone that sees you everyday to your doctor’s appointments to validate your pain levels.

      Make sure your specialists all work together. Your Endocrinologist will address your hypothyroidism, and adrenal hyperplaisia, but will still need to work with your Gastroenterologist about the pancreatitis, etc.

      Good luck


Diet Kidney Diseases Rats

Kidney disease in dogs can develop gradually, often with symptoms that are easily overlooked. Springing from a variety of causes, kidney disease can be detected by a simple blood exam that a veterinarian can administer once a month. Symptoms of kidney disease in dogs vary depending on the type of complication present, such as viral infections, poisoning, or even cancer.

Keeping a close eye on your dog can be one of the best ways to detect kidney failure, but nothing beats a physical exam done once a month. Here are some things you need to know about kidney disease in dogs, and the steps you need to take for treatment and medication.

1. Kidney disease in dogsis of two types, acute renal failure, and chronic renal failure. The former is caused by ingesting poisonous materials. If you have a couple of poisonous components lying around your house such as rat poison or anti-freeze, your dog may have accidentally ingested them. Chronic renal failure, on the other hand, is insidious and hard to determine in their early stages. Caused by a number of underlying complications such as congenial abnormalities, leptospirosis or even cancer, chronic renal failure mostly affects young dogs and old aged ones.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Rats what they can and cant eat?
    im getting some rats soon hopefully the weekend and i was wondering other than rat food what is safe and not safe to feed them someone has told me that high protein diets lead to kidney disease later in life is this right

    • ANSWER:
      A list of foods you shouldn’t give rats can be found here:

      http://www.prrr.org/docs/flyer_pdf/Safe%20&%20Unsafe%20Food%20For%20Rats.pdf

      The Dapper Rat and Anne’s Rat Page are my two main sources for information on rat health and care:

      http://www.dapper.com.au/articles.htm#diet

      http://www.ratbehavior.org/

      I free feed my rat rodent lab blocks (you can get these at any major pet store), nuts and seeds. Every day he gets 3T or so of a reheated frozen mixture I make myself from kidney/garbanzo beans, brown rice, pasta, corn, peas, carrots, green beans, broccoli, sweet/russet potato, and a dash of olive oil. I make the mixture about once every five weeks or so, and it’s only about 30sec prep time per day other than that. To supplement this, he also gets fresh fruit, bread, and a little bit of cheese/hard boiled egg/chicken or whatever protein we have fresh in the refrigerator.

  2. QUESTION:
    Mycoplasma in rats can be transferred to humans?
    Did you know:

    You need to put the rat on the highest-quality lowered caloric, lowered protein diet you can find. One that meets or exceed the nutritional requirements of rats as determined by the U.S. National Research Council (N.R.C.). Some good ones are a 16% protein block distributed by Teclad Harlan Sprague Dawley, Mazuri 5663 or ZuPreem Rodent Maintenance diet. Most quality brands meet
    N.R.C. guidelines on rat nutrition. However, their protein content, 23.5%, and caloric content is a bit too high for maximum longevity and their fiber content (3.8%) is too low. You can get around this by mixing it 50-50 with an
    equine range pellet, like Mazuri 5661 with 13% protein and 2.9% fat and 13.2% fiber. This will give you an 18% protein diet. With this mixture, the rats will attain their top body weight later in life, become reproductively active later in life, and, on the whole, live longer lives*. They are also less likely to suffer from kidney disease later in life. To this diet, I would add an additional 10 -12 units (iu) of vitamin E as well as a portion of the contents of a mixed anti-oxidant, anti-aging microcapsule, such as those produced by Landco Corp and omega 3 and 6 fatty acids which stimulate the immune system that mycoplasm suppresses. Vitamin A deficiencies is known to speed the progress of mycoplasmosis in rats. However, too much vitamin A is also toxic and the diet I suggested has plenty
    of vitamin A.
    3) The temperatures of your rat’s home should be kept between 65°F and 80°F. Temperatures should be kept as constant as possible – rats don’t do well when their temperature varies up and down a lot. Humidity should be between 30-70%. Twelve hours of light and twelve of darkness is a good ration but some rats breed better with 14 hours of light and 10 of darkness.
    4) Good air quality is the most important thing you can provide for your rat to minimize the lung damage Mycoplasma causes. It is this lung damage that ultimately causes the rat’s decline. First, they need to be kept in a dust and mold-free room, preferably with central heat and air-conditioning and at least four air changes an hour. We used 14 air changes per hour at N.I.H. The bedding material you use is extremely important. I like hard wood chips, next best is dust-free pine shavings. Worst are corncobs, cedar shavings and bentonite clays (cat litter products). Shredded ordinary newspaper with black soya ink is probably also OK – I have never used it. What you want to avoid is dust, mold, bacterial spores, airborne mineral products and atmospheric pollutants. These are all known to produce lung lesions in all animals. Of course, no wild rodents should have access to your rat’s room, food or utensils.

    Would love opinions here. Not sure I’m keeping my rat if there is a chance of this.

    The Rat Club recently informed me that they believe pine shavings to be toxic to rats. It is true that some species of pine contain aromatic organic compounds that God put there to control insect and mold damage to the pine trees. In the US, shavings derived from “Yellow Pine” contain allot of these resins. However, shaving that are the byproduct of what the wood industry calls “White Pine” now predominate in the wood industry. You can tell the difference by simply sniffing the shavings. If they smell any way like Pine-Sol, don’t buy them. If you are in doubt, buy some other type of bedding.

    • ANSWER:
      No, you cannot get Myco from your rats. Rats are affected by Murine Respiratory Mycoplasmosis. The kind that causes walking pneumonia and arthritis problems in people is a different strain entirely that humans cannot pass to rats and rats cannot pass to humans. In fact, if you’ll scroll up in the same article you’ve quoted here it says:

      “Mycoplasmas are bacteria that do not have a cell wall and have the smallest number of genes necessary for any free-living thing. There are lots of kinds of Mycoplasma. They affect all kinds of animals and even plants and some of the “flu”s we get are actually due to Mycoplasma pneumoniae. Physicians call this “Walking Pneumonia” and it is also linked to arthritis and neurological disorders. But don’t be frightened, this is an entirely different Mycoplasma.”

      While wild rats are carriers and transmitters of some pretty icky illnesses, much like feral cats or dogs as far as that goes—domesticated rats are entirely different. .Since rats don’t get out of the house and explore the neighborhood, they don’t have contact with the kind of nasties that even your cat or dog can bring home (salmonella etc) from their daily rambles. What people can and to often get from their rats is simple ringworm which is easily treated. But even then, the rat has to have been exposed to it first, usually from a dirty pet store or some similar situation.

      Regarding the Myco, you should know that cats are a different matter entirely and the human strain can be picked up from your pet /cat/. But people don’t seem to get quite as upset knowing it comes from kitty.

      I’m not sure if the last part of your question is actually a question, a comment, or a cut and paste from an article, but just for helpfulness, the safest kind of shaving to use are the ones labeled Aspen shavings. Regular pine (yellow) or cedar are very toxic to retty lungs.

  3. QUESTION:
    Identify the fragments and/or run-ons in the paragraph below.?
    In laboratory experiments, scientists have discoverd a diet. That extends the life of their animals up to 50 percent or more. This diet prevents heart disease, diabetes, and kidney failure and it greatly retards all types of cancer. Even slowing down the aging process of cataracts, gray hair, and feebleness. Staying on this diet keeps the mind flexible and the body active to an almost biblical old age. These rats, fish, and worms stay very slim, they are fled a diet of necessary vitamins and nutrients but only 65 percent of the calories of the animal’s normal diet. Every creature fed this restricted diet has had a greatly extended life span. The results of caloric restriction are spectaculars. Says Richard Weindrch, a gerontologist at the National Institute on Aging in Bethesda, Maryland. Gerontologists have tried many things to extend life but this is the only experiment that works ever time in the lab.

    • ANSWER:
      It’s very badly written, there’s a ton of spelling mistakes, they’re not even fragments they’re just inappropriate full stops where there shouldn’t be.

  4. QUESTION:
    Raw Feeders.. Quick question..?
    Does anyone know if there have been any studies about using whole carcass rats rather then say rabbit as a meat source?
    I was just curious as I was browsing around looking for snake food and wondered if anyone used rat carcass for raw feeding either cats or dogs.. Please include any links you have as I can’t find anything on the subject..
    Thanks
    To anyone who’s anti-raw feeding..
    I’ve already researched raw feeding and after comparing it to the crud that goes into commercial diets I think the small risk of my pet getting something like E. coli to be much less terrible then the kidney disease and urinary tract illnesses caused by commercial foods.. I personally eat plenty of raw meats without having ever caught any kind of illness from it.. I’d rather have my pet perhaps on rare occasion get a bit of diarrhea rather then die from mold toxins or melamine..
    I do have a source for mice and rats that are parasite free and lab quality that are used to feed expensive reptiles, so, I would assume they are disease free. There’s not too much carried by animals in general that cross species. Most of the dangerous ones are species specific.. Yeah, I wish I could find something on it..

    • ANSWER:
      I have never fed rat carcass but it is listed in Tom Lonsdales book called ‘Work Wonders’ as a fine source of food for dogs and cats.
      I’d just be careful where you got them to make sure they have not recieved any kinds of drugs.

  5. QUESTION:
    Raw Feeders.. quick question…?
    Does anyone know if there have been any studies about using whole carcass rats rather then say rabbit as a meat source?
    I was just curious as I was browsing around looking for snake food and wondered if anyone used rat carcass for raw feeding either cats or dogs.. Please include any links you have as I can’t find anything on the subject..
    To anyone who’s anti-raw feeding-
    I’ve already researched raw feeding and after comparing it to the crud that goes into commercial diets I think the small risk of my pet getting something like E. coli to be much less terrible then the kidney disease and urinary tract illnesses caused by commercial foods.. I personally eat plenty of raw meats without having ever caught any kind of illness from it.. I’d rather have my pet perhaps on rare occasion get a bit of diarrhea rather then die from mold toxins or melamine..

    • ANSWER:
      i haven’t personally fed rats, but i bet they’d love it. I have birds fly into my windows fairly frequently, and i let my cats eat them….and those are wild birds. I would use frozen mice rather than rats though. just a personal choice. My cat’s favorite meat is deer meat, they will steal it from my dogs!

      edit: i have never added a single supplement to my pets food, and i have been feeding raw for years. for cats, yes you can put down “random” meat, as long as there is organ meat, muscle meat and bones, as well as some whole prey(like an entire rat, fur and all). cats are obligate carnivores, and thrive on just meat, no supplements needed.


Cystic Disease Of Kidneys

Many patients travel to India for getting the epididymal cyst removal surgery due to the huge cost savings. This huge saving in epididymal cyst removal treatment costs by itself would mean nothing, if you were not assured of the best care and in India the care is the best that money can buy. The costs epididymal cyst removal surgery in India is only 30% of what it would cost in USA, UK or any developed country of Europe. The success rate in India’s hospitals for epididymal cyst removal surgery is at par with the global averages.Hospitals of epididymal cyst removal surgery in India are located at the metros like Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi and Hyderabad.

What Is Epididymal Cyst Removal?

Epididymal cyst removal (spermatocele) is a procedure to remove cysts (fluid-filled sacs under the skin) from the testicular region. An alternative to the surgery is to drain the fluid with a needle; however, the fluid usually refills the cyst after a month or two. Treatment: A surgeon administers general anesthesia, putting the patient to sleep before the procedure. Thereafter, the surgeon makes an incision in the area, removes the cyst, and sutures the opening shut. Although they are typically benign, the surgeon might have the cyst and fluid examined. Epididymal cyst removal is fairly quick, and most patients are able to go home after a few hours of recovery in the hospital. Rest, antibiotics, and pain medication are usually recommended once the patient is released. Full recovery may take 7 to 10 days. Epididymal cyst removal is a relatively minor outpatient surgery, although most males would argue that no surgery in that area is minor. Still, some patients may not be candidates. Smokers and overweight patients are at risk. Similarly, men with blood pressure, heart, or lung problems should check with their doctors before pursuing the removal. While patients can expect mild bruising or swelling, the greatest risk during the procedure is usually the general anesthesia, which may affect the heart or lungs.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Cystic Kidney Disease in Ferrets? What is this large bubble??
    I have noticed my female 3 year old ferret seems to have a large bubble in her midsection that cannot really be seen when stretched but feels like a bubble of fluid . I have compared with my 2 year old male and he doesn’t feel like that. What could this be and What should I do? I don’t know if I am over-reacting or not.

    • ANSWER:
      It could be her spleen you are feeling which is enlarged. Some ferrets naturally have an enlarged spleen and sometimes the reason cannot be explained, however, most times and enlarged spleen means infection or disease. Is your ferret showing any other symptoms…’off’ poops, lethargy, weight loss, not eating well? Heck…it could even be a tumor, who knows!

      I really suggest a vet visit to make sure things are ok. You would be gaining some peace of mind and ferrets should be seen yearly at their vet anyway, healthy or not.

      I don’t know if you already have a vet but good ferret vets are hard to find. How bout checking out this web-page to see if you have a great vet in your area that is ready to help your fuzzy.

      http://www.ferret-universe.com/vets/vetlist.asp

  2. QUESTION:
    is there any authentic treatment to cure or to slowdown progress of poly-cystic kidney disease.?

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathic Medicines & Treatment for diseases of kidney like Urinary Tract Infection, Renal Calculi, Kidney Failure, Gloerulonephritis, Nephritis etc.

      #Arsenicum Album. [Ars]
      This remedy corresponds to all stages of Bright’s disease, bearing a closer resemblance than any other remedy. It comes in later in the disease where there is dropsy, pale skin, waxen appearance, watery diarrhoea and great thirst. The urine is dark, casts are abdundant, and it contains much albumen. There are attacks of dyspnoea when lying down in the evening and after midnight, relieved by an expectoration of mucus. It may come in immediately after Aconite in many cases. Dr. Pope found Arsenicum 3X efficient in acute nephritis. ” Blood boils ” make a special indication for this remedy. Baehr, Millard and Hale question the usefulness of Arsenicum in kidney affections. However, it seems a simile to the large white kidney; in fact, one could hardly wish for a closer correspondence. Hughes considers it a favorite with anxiety and sinking of vital forces will call for Arsenicum. Calcarea arsenica has been used in the anaemia, progressive emaciation and debility of this disease with success.

      #Apis mellifica. [Apis]
      Apis is not so much a remedy for chronic Bright’s disease as for the acuter forms. There are oedematous swellings of the face and extremities, paleness, ascites, oedema pulmonum, pains in the head, back and limbs. Albuminuria following scarlatina. It may be of use in any form of Bright’s disease when there are dull pains in the kidneys, scanty urine and frequent Micturition. The urine is heavily charged with albumen and contains blood corpuscles. The oedema appears quickly, there is general dropsy and suppression of urine and perhaps an eruption of the skin like a nettle rash. The patient is drowsy , apathetic and has a bruised feeling all over. Apis in such cases acts best in trituration; do not depend on the tincture or dilutions. Hepar is recommended by Kafka in Bright’s disease following scarlatina. A valuable symptom for Apis is the following of suffocation. He does not see how he is get another breath.

      #Mercurius corrosivus. [Merc]
      This remedy corresponds to the large white kidney. There is an albuminous, scanty and red urine; pale waxen color of the body; there are lumbar pains, great dyspnoea and excessive strangury. It takes the first rank among all the mercurials for nephritis, and it comes in the later stages. Syphilitic complication further indicate it. There is an expression of uneasiness of uneasiness on the face. Dr. Ludlam considers it our best remedy for the albuminous nephritis of pregnancy and Baehr lauds it in suppurative nephritis. Kali chloricum. This remedy is said to be the most homoeopathic of all remedies in Bright’s disease. It has scanty, dark, albuminous urine containing casts. It excites a violent nephritis.

      #Terebinth.
      One of our reliable and most frequently indicated remedies in the early stages of renal diseases when congestion is prominent, when there is much pain in the back of a dull character extending along the ureters. The great characteristic of dark smoky urine will be present. There is anasarca,and , of course, the urine is bloody and albuminous. It is recommended in post scarlatinal renal affections. The prostration is not accompanied by the restlessness of Arsenicum. Cantharis. This remedy pictures nephritis with cutting pains in the lumbar region; the urine is passed in drops and is mixed with blood, with much urging. Post scarlatinal and post diphtheric kidney diseases with dropsy may indicate Cantharis. If renal congestions arise from Spanish fly blisters, give Camphor as an antidote. The prostration of Terebinth lacks the restless anguish of Arsenicum.

      #Digitalis. [Dig]
      This remedy has an irritant action on the kidneys. It is homoeopathic to granular degeneration. Heart symptoms, feeble pulse, scanty, dark, turbid urine, faintness at the stomach,rheumatic pains will indicate it. It is especially useful when the circulation is weak. Rheumatic pains, pulmonary catarrh with profuse expectoration are marked symptoms. Glonoine has albuminous urine and will sometimes be found useful in acute and haemorrhagic nephritis.

      #Plumbum. [Plum]
      Granular degenerations of the kidneys, with tendency to uraemic convulsion. Dropsy, sallow face, emaciation, oedema about the ankles. It seems to corresponds to the contracted or cirrhotic form of nephritis, holding the same relation here that Arsenic and Mercury do in chronic nephritis. Royal emphasizes this remedy saying that it arrested the progress in many cases and permanently cured not few for him. He never used it below the 30th potency. Cuprum arsenicum is also useful in uraemic conditions and is praised highly by Goodno. Cuprum is a valuable remedy for uraemic eclampsia. Aurum muriaticum. Morbus Brightii from gout, suppurations or syphilis. Interstitial nephritis in its incipiency with digestive and nervous phenomena, hypochondriasis, irritability and vertigo.

      #Phosphorus. [Phos]
      Phosphorus produces as marked a nephritis as any drug. It is one of the most important remedies in Bright’s disease; the characteristic symptoms are: lassitude of the whole body, hands and feet icy cold, sleepiness. The fatigue is greatest in the morning, and there is heat in the body without thirst, especially in the evening. The patient is indisposed to work, is giddy, forgetful and has a heavy headache , particularly in the forehead; there is oedema of the upper eyelids, a mist before the eye, a yellowish fray complexion, a sickly oedema of the face, want of appetite, pressure and burning in the stomach, and a light colored painless diarrhoea which is very weakening. It suits well fatty or waxy casts, is dark brown, scanty and albuminous , or covered with an iridescent film. Pulmonary complications will call for Phosphorus; and inability to lie on the left side is a prominent symptom in these cases. Vomiting and gastric symptoms are usually present. A small dose of Phosphorus will act much safer and better in eclampsia than a large dose of Morphine.

      #Belladonna. [Bell]
      Simple albuminuria, here it seems to occupy a place midway between Aconite and Arsenicum. Belladonna is of the greatest service in inflammation of the kidneys with piercing burning pains in the lumbar region, returning periodically with increased severity. Aconite. Incipient stage of post scarlatinal nephritis, pain in lions, scanty urine without blood. Convallaria. Nephritis from heart disorders. It affords relief when there is extreme rapid and irregular action of the heart,and in general anasarca and ascites from mitral insufficiency. Apocynum. Palliative in dropsical conditions where the urine is scanty. Also useful for comma and convulsions in the nephritis of pregnancy.

      Tha above has been taken from :- http://www.hpathy.com/diseases/kidneys-symptoms-treatment-cure.asp

      I hope and pray that the provided information is helpful for you.

      Take Care and God Bless you.

  3. QUESTION:
    about multi-cystic dysplastic kidney disease….. help please!?
    on tuesday of this week, i found out that my baby has multi-cystic dysplastic kidney disease on both of it’s kidneys…. its very hard to deal with the fact that they told me that my baby is going to die after its born, but are the diagnostics 100% sure… i dont know if i should seek a second opinion or just accept the fact that my baby isn’t healthy…. please give me some good advice…
    thank you i appreciate everyone’s help! :)

    • ANSWER:
      Im sorry to hear about this. And im also sorry to say that there is a big chance ur baby may pass away after birth. Usually when one kidney has multi cystic dysplastic disease, the baby will be able to survive. Occasionally it may occur on both sides but this is incompatible with life, primarily because the kidney is responsible for producing the amniotic fluid which is vital to lung development.

      Im sorry and im hopin for the best, Take care and i will be prayin for you and your child.

  4. QUESTION:
    iam suffering from poly cystic disease of kidney, i want to conceive, will it effect my health?

    • ANSWER:
      You should ask your nephrologist, Childbirth should be possible. How old are you and how far along it the disease. I had transplant 6,23,04 for polycyclic kidneys.
      Fredthedog52@yahoo.com

  5. QUESTION:
    Polycystic kidney disease?
    My blood pressure has been up and my doctor finally decided to put me on bp meds, he wants me to have some urine testing and maybe an ultrasound. What are the probabilities of me having poly cystic kidney disease and I have no symptoms and no kidney pains, Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/p/polycystic_kidney_disease/symptoms.htm – 58k

  6. QUESTION:
    Who can help me with possible side-effects of meds?
    My cat has PKD (Poly-cystic Kidney Disease) and a heart murmur (7 years old), he is getting Subcu treatments once a week (200 ML’s). I noticed he recently started with the sniffles and a slight cough… I called the vet and she put him on Zeniquin 25MG just to make sure he doesn’t get a bacterial infection.

    Should I be concerned about the side effects of the meds?

    Thank you for any help or guidance!

    SunnyD

    • ANSWER:
      Only thing to watch for is appetite but mostly no side affects
      For the sniffles,cough, get some l-lysene from a pharmacy or health food store. 1 pill 2x a day (250mg 2x a day)
      Best of luck

  7. QUESTION:
    why am i excessivly drinking but not urinating?
    For the past couple days, I’ve been drinking so much water but I haven’t been peeing as much as I should. I’ve drank about 11 watter bottles today but only peed once. My stomach feel very bloated and my fingers/ankles have been swollen. I’m not pregnant & it’s not the “time of the month” but I do have a condition called poly-cystic kidney disease. Any advice … Help ? Thank you :)

    • ANSWER:
      When your urine out put is less and your ankles are swollen we should suspect a kidney failure. Immediately go to your doctor or Emergency dept. and have your urine tested for albumin and blood checked for sugar, urea and creatinine. You should have your BP also checked. Doctor will advise you according to your investigation reports. Don’t delay. Go as soon as you can.

  8. QUESTION:
    Problems caused by very large kidney?
    I have poly cystic kidney disease and when I went for my regular checkup the doctor said I may need to have my left kidney removed as it is so big. When I lye on my back the kidney can actually be seen sticking out of my abdomen, its probably the size of a water mellon. I also had a kidney transplant 5 years ago as both kidneys failed, the new kidney is on the right side. I am just wondering what the point of removing it is if its not bothering me other than the odd cyst bursting and I have never had a urine infection or problems with my digestive system from the pressure.

    • ANSWER:

  9. QUESTION:
    Urine turns red in toilet. Why? Chemical Reaction?
    Can a chemical in a person’s urine react with bleach, creating a red, blood-like color or a brownish-red color? The urine is yellow until mixing with the toilet water, when it turns red. There is also back pain, there is a family history of cystic kidney disease, and this has happened in several toilets in different places.

    • ANSWER:
      Nope, I bet it’s actually brown/red inside your body as well, but it’s more noticeable in the tank.

      You need to get to a doctor quickly to have this diagnosed :/

  10. QUESTION:
    help…………….?
    Hi i am 11 and my mom and dad are both sick. (mom has diagnosis’s and takes 46 pills a day, dad has poly-cystic kidney disease and has 13% of his kidney left the other is completely gone) i have to make lunch for them and myself what should i make? and not something ignorant like sandwiches i know how to cook i kinda have to cuz they are always sick thxx:]

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry your parents are sick. You are a good kid for taking care of them. Can they eat regular foods? I don’t know how sick they are, but if they can eat fairly well and eat regular meals, you could go to www.google.com on the computer and search for simple meals, and it should give you lots of recipes. But for some quick things, here’s a small list to hopefully help you out.
      spaghetti
      macaroni & cheese
      chicken noodle soup
      tomato soup
      soups are good with grilled cheese sandwiches
      chicken salad (chicken, mayonaise, chopped onion & celery)
      baked potatoes
      egg omelets (add cheese, deli ham, onions – anything you’d like)
      stir-fry (chicken, carrots, peas, chopped onions, any vegies)
      cooked rice – use chicken broth instead of water for good tasty rice

      If they cannot eat regular foods, stick with chicken or beef boullion (broth), toast, hot tea, jello (they could even drink the warm jello before it gets hard – my family loves this when they are sick), buttered noodles (just cook noodles in water and when they are done, drain them and then stir in just a little butter and a litte salt and pepper) , Ramen oodles-of-noodles (follow direction on package), applesauce, bananas.

      I hope this helps you out some. Good Luck.

  11. QUESTION:
    Is there any help for my family?
    Hi was wandering if anyone knew if there was any help out there my sisters husband has poly-cystic kidney disease which we got approved to receive a kidney for then they give us more bad news right before they went in to get his transplant they told him he has colon cancer which is in his blood stream so naturally he cant get a transplant now because the cancer will spread like wild fire and he cant get chemo because it will cause his kidney to fail even sooner they have given him six months to 10 years depending on how aggressive it becomes he has only asked for one thing he wants to get his house fixed for his family before he dies please if you know of a charity or place that will help us with his wish let us know please and may god bless you.
    I have googled this and cant find anything so if you cant be helpfull please don’t reply and have applied to every charity i could find so what im asking is if anyone out there does this or if i missed a charity you may know of.

    • ANSWER:
      Contact the builders association for your area. Often they will donate time, materials, or both to a project such as yours. Habitat for Humanity is another option, as they can do free or very low cost renovations. Where I live (Wisconsin), there is an organization called Project Home that does a volunteer blitz every May called Hammer with a Heart which does the kind of renovations you are talking about. Good luck to you.

  12. QUESTION:
    Can you review my evidence for intelligent design? I just thought up a bunch of it?
    Miscarriages
    22q11.2 deletion syndrome
    Angelman syndrome
    Canavan disease
    Celiac disease
    Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
    Color blindness
    Cri du chat
    Cystic fibrosis
    Down syndrome
    Duchenne muscular dystrophy
    Haemochromatosis
    Klinefelter’s syndrome
    Neurofibromatosis
    Phenylketonuria
    Polycystic kidney disease
    Prader-Willi syndrome
    Sickle-cell disease
    Tay-Sachs disease
    Turner syndrome
    Abarognosis
    Acquired Epileptiform Aphasia
    Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis
    Adrenoleukodystrophy
    Agenesis of the corpus callosum
    Agnosia
    Aicardi syndrome
    Alexander disease
    Alien hand syndrome
    Allochiria
    Alpers’ disease
    Alternating hemiplegia
    Alzheimer’s disease
    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    Anencephaly
    Angelman syndrome
    Angiomatosis
    Anoxia
    Aphasia
    Apraxia
    Arachnoid cysts
    Arachnoiditis
    Arnold-Chiari malformation
    Arteriovenous malformation
    Ataxia Telangiectasia
    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
    Auditory processing disorder
    Autonomic Dysfunction
    Back Pain
    Batten disease
    Behcet’s disease
    Bell’s palsy
    Benign Essential Blepharospasm
    Benign Intracranial Hypertension
    Bilateral frontoparietal polymicrogyria
    Binswanger’s disease
    Blepharospasm
    Bloch-Sulzberger syndrome
    Brachial plexus injury
    Brain abscess
    Brain damage
    Brain injury
    Brain tumor
    Brown-Séquard syndrome
    Canavan disease
    Carpal tunnel syndrome
    Causalgia
    Central pain syndrome
    Central pontine myelinolysis
    Centronuclear myopathy
    Cephalic disorder
    Cerebral aneurysm
    Cerebral arteriosclerosis
    Cerebral atrophy
    Cerebral gigantism
    Cerebral palsy
    Cerebral vasculitis
    Cervical spinal stenosis
    Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
    Chiari malformation
    Chorea
    Chronic fatigue syndrome
    Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP)
    Chronic pain
    Coffin Lowry syndrome
    Coma
    Complex regional pain syndrome
    Compression neuropathy
    Congenital facial diplegia
    Corticobasal degeneration
    Cranial arteritis
    Craniosynostosis
    Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
    Cumulative trauma disorders
    Cushing’s syndrome
    Cytomegalic inclusion body disease (CIBD)
    Cytomegalovirus Infection
    Dandy-Walker syndrome
    Dawson disease
    De Morsier’s syndrome
    Dejerine-Klumpke palsy
    Dejerine-Sottas disease
    Delayed sleep phase syndrome
    Dementia
    Dermatomyositis
    Developmental dyspraxia
    Diabetic neuropathy
    Diffuse sclerosis
    Dravet syndrome
    Dysautonomia
    Dyscalculia
    Dysgraphia
    Dyslexia
    Dystonia
    Empty sella syndrome
    Encephalitis
    Encephalocele
    Encephalotrigeminal angiomatosis
    Encopresis
    Epilepsy
    Erb’s palsy
    Erythromelalgia
    Essential tremor
    Fabry’s disease
    Fahr’s syndrome
    Fainting
    Familial spastic paralysis
    Febrile seizures
    Fisher syndrome
    Friedreich’s ataxia
    Fibromyalgia
    Gaucher’s disease
    Gerstmann’s syndrome
    Giant cell arteritis
    Giant cell inclusion disease
    Globoid Cell Leukodystrophy
    Gray matter heterotopia
    Guillain-Barré syndrome
    HTLV-1 associated myelopathy
    Hallervorden-Spatz disease
    Head injury
    Headache
    Hemifacial Spasm
    Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia
    Heredopathia atactica polyneuritiformis
    Herpes zoster oticus
    Herpes zoster
    Hirayama syndrome
    Holoprosencephaly
    Huntington’s disease
    Hydranencephaly
    Hydrocephalus
    Hypercortisolism
    Hypoxia
    Immune-Mediated encephalomyelitis
    Inclusion body myositis
    Incontinentia pigmenti
    Infantile phytanic acid storage disease
    Infantile Refsum disease
    Infantile spasms
    Inflammatory myopathy
    Intracranial cyst
    Intracranial hypertension
    Jouber
    Niemann-Pick disease
    Non 24-hour sleep-wake syndrome
    Nonverbal learning disorder
    O’Sullivan-McLeod syndrome
    Occipital Neuralgia
    Occult Spinal Dysraphism Sequence
    Ohtahara syndrome
    Olivopontocerebellar atrophy
    Opsoclonus myoclonus syndrome
    Optic neuritis
    Orthostatic Hypotension
    Overuse syndrome
    Palinopsia
    Paresthesia
    Parkinson’s disease
    Paramyotonia Congenita
    Paraneoplastic diseases
    Paroxysmal attacks
    Parry-Romberg syndrome
    Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease
    Periodic Paralyses
    Peripheral neuropathy
    Persistent Vegetative State
    Pervasive developmental disorders
    Photic sneeze reflex
    Phytanic acid storage disease
    Pick’s disease
    Pinched nerve
    Pituitary tumors
    PMG
    Polio
    Polymicrogyria
    Polymyositis
    Porencephaly
    Post-Polio syndrome
    Postherpetic Neuralgia (PHN)
    Postinfectious Encephalomyelitis
    Postural Hypotension
    Prader-Willi syndrome
    Primary Lateral Sclerosis
    Prion diseases
    Progressive hemifacial atrophy
    Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy
    Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
    Pseudotumor cerebri
    Ra

    • ANSWER:
      If the Creator is the God of the Bible, then we are told that this is a cursed earth (all of creation is suffering as a result of man’s sin in Genesis 3); everything is in a state of progressive degeneration—bad things are supposed to happen and things are expected to get worse (e.g. mutational load). Unlike God, the creation is wearing out like a garment (as it says in Psalm 102:25-26).

      It’s like the example of a gardener digging up an ancient book—the book is falling apart, it’s pages are mostly stuck together, and the type has faded. Does the current condition of the book mean that it never carried a message and that it wasn’t designed? The book is in a degenerative condition, but there is no denying that it was designed for a purpose and optimal for doing it’s job at one point in time.

      Suppose you turn on a computer and it’s not working property. What do you say, “This computer must not have been designed because it’s not working properly”?

      An unbeliever looks at the earth and finds examples of what he or she believes are evidences of poor design. Yet, it is very likely they might be witnessing degeneration from the Fall, or that they are simply ignorant of the purpose.

  13. QUESTION:
    hey, i was wondering if you could..?
    fill this out??

    1. . Male or Female
    2. When where you born
    3. Do you usually feel happy?
    4. What is your height? (m)
    5. What is your weight? (kg)
    6. What is your BMI?
    7. Where does that place you on the BMI scale?
    8. Are you classed as overweight/underweight?
    9. Do you smoke?
    10. Does anyone in your immediate family smoke?
    11. Is there a history of Cancer in your family?
    12. Do you suffer from Cystic Fibrosis?
    13. Is there a history of Cystic Fibrosis in your family?
    14. Do you suffer from Down Syndrome?
    15. Is there a history of Down Syndrome in your family?
    16. Do you suffer from Polycystic Kidney Disease?
    17. Is there a history of Polycystic Kidney Disease in your family?
    18. How many hours a week do you exercise?
    19. What types of foods do you eat?
    20. How many hours sleep do you get most nights?
    21. Do you have high blood pressure?
    22. How often do you drink alcohol?
    23. Do you live in a city or the country?
    24. Are you stressed always/sometimes/never?
    25. Have you ever had a heart attack?
    26. How many people do you know who have had a heart attack/stroke?
    27. Is there a history of heart disease in your family?
    28. Ever had Lyme Disease?
    29. Do you live near contaminated rivers/bushland?
    30. Do you live with family or partner/alone?
    31. Do you want to live a long and good life?

    PLEASE FILL IN FOR ME!!!

    if you want, i can calc it for you too :)

    P.S. if you dont know the answer, leave it… or guess!

    • ANSWER:
      1. Male
      2. 23/04/1979
      3. Not so much sometimes l feel
      4. 1.85 cm
      5. 70 kg
      6. ( l dunno the meaning of BMI )
      7. -
      8. -
      9. Yeah l smoke so much
      10. Only l smoke in my family
      11. yeah my aunt died cuz because of cancer last year
      12. Nope
      13. Nope
      14. Nope
      15. Nope
      16. Nope
      17. Nope
      18. twice in a week sometimes more than twice
      19. l eat whatever l find
      20. 8 hours
      21. No l dont have it
      22. once in a month ( if its spacial day)
      23. city ( istanbul )
      24. l stress sometimes..

  14. QUESTION:
    I DARE YA…. if your bored?
    1. Male or Female
    2. When where you born
    3. Do you usually feel happy?
    4. What is your height? (m)
    5. What is your weight? (kg)
    6. What is your BMI?
    7. Where does that place you on the BMI scale?
    8. Are you classed as overweight/underweight?
    9. Do you smoke?
    10. Does anyone in your immediate family smoke?
    11. Is there a history of Cancer in your family?
    12. Do you suffer from Cystic Fibrosis?
    13. Is there a history of Cystic Fibrosis in your family?
    14. Do you suffer from Down Syndrome?
    15. Is there a history of Down Syndrome in your family?
    16. Do you suffer from Polycystic Kidney Disease?
    17. Is there a history of Polycystic Kidney Disease in your family?
    18. How many hours a week do you exercise?
    19. What types of foods do you eat?
    20. How many hours sleep do you get most nights?
    21. Do you have high blood pressure?
    22. How often do you drink alcohol?
    23. Do you live in a city or the country?
    24. Are you stressed always/sometimes/never?
    25. Have you ever had a heart attack?
    26. How many people do you know who have had a heart attack/stroke?
    27. Is there a history of heart disease in your family?
    28. Ever had Lyme Disease?
    29. Do you live near contaminated rivers/bushland?
    30. Do you live with family or partner/alone?
    31. Do you want to live a long and good life?

    PLEASE FILL IN FOR ME!!!

    if you want, i can calc it for you too :)

    P.S. if you dont know the answer, leave it… or guess!

    • ANSWER:
      1. Male or Female- Female
      2. When where you born – Ireland
      3. Do you usually feel happy?- Sometimes
      4. What is your height? (m) – 5ft5
      5. What is your weight? (kg) Duno
      6. What is your BMI? ??
      7. Where does that place you on the BMI scale? ??
      8. Are you classed as overweight/underweight? ideal
      9. Do you smoke? Sometimes
      10. Does anyone in your immediate family smoke? yea
      11. Is there a history of Cancer in your family? Yes
      12. Do you suffer from Cystic Fibrosis? No
      13. Is there a history of Cystic Fibrosis in your family? No
      14. Do you suffer from Down Syndrome? No
      15. Is there a history of Down Syndrome in your family? dunt fink so
      16. Do you suffer from Polycystic Kidney Disease? No
      17. Is there a history of Polycystic Kidney Disease in your family? No
      18. How many hours a week do you exercise? duno hour every mornin
      19. What types of foods do you eat? loada junk food, crisps, pizza, odd bowl of fruit if i can be bothered
      20. How many hours sleep do you get most nights? 7-8
      21. Do you have high blood pressure? No
      22. How often do you drink alcohol? Every weekend
      23. Do you live in a city or the country? city
      24. Are you stressed always/sometimes/never? Sometimes
      25. Have you ever had a heart attack? No
      26. How many people do you know who have had a heart attack/stroke? Couple
      27. Is there a history of heart disease in your family? No
      28. Ever had Lyme Disease? No
      29. Do you live near contaminated rivers/bushland? Yes
      30. Do you live with family or partner/alone? Family
      31. Do you want to live a long and good life? Yup :D

  15. QUESTION:
    PLEASE FILL THIS OUT FOR ME!!! :) life expectancy calc?
    1.Male or Female
    2.When where you born
    3.Do you usually feel happy?
    4.What is your height? (m)
    5.What is your weight? (kg)
    6.What is your BMI?
    7.Where does that place you on the BMI scale?
    8.Are you classed as overweight/underweight?
    9.Do you smoke?
    10.Does anyone in your immediate family smoke?
    11.Is there a history of Cancer in your family?
    12.Do you suffer from Cystic Fibrosis?
    13.Is there a history of Cystic Fibrosis in your family?
    14.Do you suffer from Down Syndrome?
    15.Is there a history of Down Syndrome in your family?
    16.Do you suffer from Polycystic Kidney Disease?
    17.Is there a history of Polycystic Kidney Disease in your family?
    18.How many hours a week do you exercise?
    19.What types of foods do you eat?
    20.How many hours sleep do you get most nights?
    21.Do you have high blood pressure?
    22.How often do you drink alcohol?
    23.Do you live in a city or the country?
    24.Are you…?
    25.Have you ever had a heart attack?
    26.How many people do you know who have had a heart attack/stroke?
    27.Is there a history of heart disease in your family?
    28.Ever had Lyme Disease?
    29.Do you live near contaminated rivers/bushland?
    30.Do you live…?
    31.Do you want to live a long and good life?

    PLEASE FILL THIS OUT FOR ME!!!! PLEASE…

    • ANSWER:
      1.Male or Female – Female
      2.When where you born – 1988
      3.Do you usually feel happy? – Half the time
      4.What is your height? (cm?) – 5’7”… about 170cm or 1.7 m
      5.What is your weight? (kg) – 56
      6.What is your BMI? – 19.6
      7.Where does that place you on the BMI scale? – average
      8.Are you classed as overweight/underweight? – no
      9.Do you smoke? – no
      10.Does anyone in your immediate family smoke? – god yes
      11.Is there a history of Cancer in your family? – no that I know of
      12.Do you suffer from Cystic Fibrosis? – no
      13.Is there a history of Cystic Fibrosis in your family? – not that I know of
      14.Do you suffer from Down Syndrome? – no
      15.Is there a history of Down Syndrome in your family?- not that I know of
      16.Do you suffer from Polycystic Kidney Disease? – no
      17.Is there a history of Polycystic Kidney Disease in your family? – not that i know of
      18.How many hours a week do you exercise? – about two
      19.What types of foods do you eat? – fruit, special k, soy milk, i stay away from fast food it scares me, chinese food, fish, cheese…
      20.How many hours sleep do you get most nights? – at least 5
      21.Do you have high blood pressure? – no
      22.How often do you drink alcohol? – i don’t
      23.Do you live in a city or the country? – city
      24.Are you…? – am I what?
      25.Have you ever had a heart attack? – no

  16. QUESTION:
    Please fill this out for me!!! Please. Life Expectancy Calc?
    1.Male or Female
    2.When where you born
    3.Do you usually feel happy?
    4.What is your height? (m)
    5.What is your weight? (kg)
    6.What is your BMI?
    7.Where does that place you on the BMI scale?
    8.Are you classed as overweight/underweight?
    9.Do you smoke?
    10.Does anyone in your immediate family smoke?
    11.Is there a history of Cancer in your family?
    12.Do you suffer from Cystic Fibrosis?
    13.Is there a history of Cystic Fibrosis in your family?
    14.Do you suffer from Down Syndrome?
    15.Is there a history of Down Syndrome in your family?
    16.Do you suffer from Polycystic Kidney Disease?
    17.Is there a history of Polycystic Kidney Disease in your family?
    18.How many hours a week do you exercise?
    19.What types of foods do you eat?
    20.How many hours sleep do you get most nights?
    21.Do you have high blood pressure?
    22.How often do you drink alcohol?
    23.Do you live in a city or the country?
    24.Are you stressed always/sometimes/never?
    25.Have you ever had a heart attack?
    26.How many people do you know who have had a heart attack/stroke?
    27.Is there a history of heart disease in your family?
    28.Ever had Lyme Disease?
    29.Do you live near contaminated rivers/bushland?
    30.Do you live with family or partner/alone?
    31.Do you want to live a long and good life?

    PLEASE FILL IN FOR ME!!!

    if you want, i can calc it for you too :)

    • ANSWER:
      Was bored so I thought I’d answer :D

      1. Female
      2. 9th of March 1995
      3. Whenever I bake/cook
      4. 1m 55cm
      5. 46.3kg
      6. 18.5….. I think……….
      7. healthy weight
      8. healthy weight but heading towards underweight
      9. no
      10. yes.. whole family
      11. yes
      12. no
      13. no
      14. no
      15. no
      16. no
      18. 0
      19. Anything under 300calories
      20. 11 hours
      21. no
      22. Dont drink
      23. City
      24. Yes, sometimes
      25. no
      26. 3
      27. Yes
      28. no
      29. Isnt everywhere contaminated these days
      30. family (mum)
      31. Dont care if its long, just gonna make the best out of it :D

      You?? :P :P :P

      Please calculate… I dont believe in that stuff though :)

  17. QUESTION:
    Respiration Digestion review questions?
    Disorders Review Sheet

    Bronchitis Cystic Fibrosis Emphysema Pertussis Pneumonia

    1. Viral or bacterial infection of lungs causing sputum of pus or blood.

    2. genetic condition casing production of thick, gooey mucus in respiratory
    tract; death causes in most cases by blocked respiratory passages.

    3. degenerative condition characterized by broken alveoli

    4. infection of bronchial tubes, may lead to pneumonia if untreated.

    5. bacterial infection of lungs characterized by intense coughing.

    Colitis Dysentery Hepatitis Stenosis

    6. inflammation of small and large intestines, caused by drinking polluted
    water.

    7. inflammation of liver, viral, most common forms are A, B, and C

    8. chronic inflammation of large intestines causing diarrhea or constipation

    9. a narrowing if the intestines

    Polycystic Kidney Disease Respiratory Acidosis Urinary Tract
    Infection

    10. caused by hypoventilation, body cannot remove enough CO2

    11. bacterial infection within urethra, usually caused by E. coli

    12. genetic, cyst develop along renal tubules causing nephron/kidney failure

    Chlamydia Endometriosis Gonorrhea Hydrocele Prostate
    Cancer

    13. endometrial tissue grows outside uterus causing extreme pain

    14. STD caused by bacteria, causes PID, affects epithelial cells in
    genital/anal area + throat and eyes

    15. swelling of scrotum due to excess fluids

    16. cancer of gland, initial signs include problems urinating in male

    17. bacterial caused STD, some forms will affect lymph nodes; young
    women at higher risk

    Ectopic Pregnancy Placenta Previa Toxemia

    18. part of placenta tears away from uterine wall

    19. high blood pressure during pregnancy

    20. pregnancy progressing within fallopian tube
    im ot a med student … my professor never goes over the answers for our test!!! thats why i need the answers

    • ANSWER:
      yeah… you can’t use yahoo answers to get yourself through medical school… after seeing this, I am afraid to ever get sick or get hurt, because people that work like this may end up being the people that treat me.

  18. QUESTION:
    Hardy-Weinberg Problems.?
    1.A flock of 538 scarlet ibis birds has 102 individuals with green colored legs(a recessive characteristic). Calculate the allele and genotype frequencies for this population.

    2. A flock of 1,400 wildbeasts has 867 homozygous dominant individuals.Calculate the allele and genotype frequencies.

    3. If a population has an allele frequency of p=0.35, how many heterozygotes would there be in a population of 3200.

    4. Cystic fibrosis affects 1 in 10,000 individuals. What percentage of the population would be expected to be carriers for the trait.

    5. In a population of Aleutians, 942 individuals have type MN blood, while 304 have type MM, and 254 have type NN. What are the allele and genotype frequencies.

    6. A human trait involving finger length in humans in recessive in males but dominant in females. A survey of 938 college students found that 385 of 438 males and 104 of 500 females had dominant phenotypes. What are allele frequencies in each sex

    7. The presence of thoms in floribunda roses is governed by a dominant allele, Q. In a population of 457 roses, there are 7 plants that have no thorns, while the remaining plants have varying sizes of thorns. What is the frequency of the dominant allele in this population?

    8. There were 666 cockroaches in a room, of which 24 were albino. The next generation of cockroaches totaled 13,485. Assuming that the allele for albinism is recessive, how many of these youngters would be albino.

    9. In snapdragons, flower color is an incompletely dominant trait. You count all of the snapdragons in an isolated field and find there are 382 pink, 355 white, and 103 red snapdragons. Calculate the allele frequencies of this population. If the same allele frequencies were applied to a field of 6598 snapdragons, how many pink flowers would you expect to find?

    10. Texas A&M University has a colony of Navasota dogs that are used to as a model for Alport syndrome, a recessive kidney disease. A littler of 14 puppies is born: 10 are carriers and 2 are homozygous dominant. What is the frequency of the A and a alleles of the new litter? If the same frequency of alleles were present in a population of 1250 Navasota dogs, how many affected dogs would there be.

    • ANSWER:
      1. 102/538 or 0.190 gave the genotype gg. The frequency of g is sqrt(0.190) = 0.435; therefore, the frequency of G = 1 – 0.435 = 0.565. Fr(GG) = 0.319; fr(Gg) = 0.492; fr(gg) = 0.190 (which we knew).

      Good luck on the rest of your homework…

  19. QUESTION:
    Can anyone here read Ct Abdomen & Pelvis lab results?
    My labs come in & i have a few questions;
    Ct Abdomen & Pelvis,lung base=normal,Liver=Mild farry infiltration change. No discrete lesion. Spleen=Normal. Kidneys=Several small subcentimeter low densities in both kidneys. Probable cysts, no worrisome lesion is suspected. The ureters are not dilated. Peritoneum= No free air; Cholecystectomy clips.
    Bowel=No Obstruction. Appendix=normal, 16mm folicle on left ovary
    Findings=Multiple small low densities in both kidneys have the appearance of small cysts. This is more than we see in a patient this age. Recommend family history of possible cystic renal disease in family.
    Follow up tests showed=
    Right kidney=Mid one third of kidney is a echogentic density w/o definite acoustic shadowing could be a cyst or ectatic calix with some debris within it, non shadowing calculus. Superior Pole a sonolucent mass with echogentic posterior wall felt to represent a cyst about 8mm in diameter. The mid one third of kidney has another lesion with same characteristics constitent with a cyst that is about 8 to 10 mm in diameter & Left kidney= sonolucent mass consistant with a cyst, good shadowing, distally about 1.4×1.4x 1 cm in size. More low density lesions seen. Benefit to do follow up on these parent cysts. Both kidneys normal in size and contour. no evidence of hydronephrosis.
    I’m not really worried except the lab said i have to many cysts for my age. My family doctor told me i don’t. Is this to many cysts?
    Mild fatty not farry it’s late..
    It doesn’t say that you have polycystic kidney disease or other major pathology. One person I know has to talk to the ultrasound technician every time that a kidney ultrasound is done.
    >>>>>>>>>>>
    The tech told me i had to many my family doctor said i don’t it just made me confused a little. I have pain in my right side so much i can’t walk and it is very painful. I had so many tests but they are finding nothing. I guess i just want to stop hurting all the time.

    • ANSWER:
      There are multiple cysts described by the imaging studies, however in cases of polycystic kidney disease there are usually MANY MANY more cysts than the 3 or so you have.

      I think your family doctor is right and I don’t think you need to be investigated for polycystic kidney disease.

      It would, however, be prudent to keep an eye on the kidney function – to take a urine test and blood test from time to time (?annually) to keep an eye on things.

  20. QUESTION:
    What’s wrong with me?
    For the past few years I have been sniffing and even coughing constantly. I sometimes have nosebleeds from sniffing and also ear infections from sniffing as well. I have so much mucus built up in me right now it’s so hard to breath. I have shortness of breath and sometimes feel like I am going to die.

    I also have a very bad bladder, everytime I eat something it “goes right through me” and I don’t know why. I try so hard to keep things down.

    I don’t know but do you think I got Cystic Fibrosis which is a deadly mucus disease? Also may I have a kidney or bladder infection as well? I need sites as well please and thank-you.

    • ANSWER:
      I seriously doubt you have CF–symptoms usually emerge during infancy and childhood, and most people with CF die in their 20s and 30s (so you would be on your way to death right now.)
      A deviated septum would explain the shortness of breath, the nasal congestion, AND the nosebleeds. (http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/deviated-septum/ds00977/dsection=symptoms)
      I don’t know what the bad bladder is from, but I think it’s probably a separate issue.
      A bladder infection isn’t just when things ‘go right through you.’ A bladder infection (also known as a Urinary Tract Infection, or UTI) is pretty recognizable: very strong, constant urge to urinate; sharp pain or burning durin urination; inability to fully empty bladder; possible blood in urine; soreness in lower abdomen, back, or sides. Also, a UTI usually gets worse and worse–usually in the space of a couple weeks–so if this is something you’ve had for a long time, I doubt it’s a UTI. And same goes with a kidney infeciton.

      http://www.medicinenet.com/urine_infection/article.htm

  21. QUESTION:
    General medical questions thanks for the help?
    In which diseases can we expect the elevation of the serum total bilirubin level?
    Malnutrition & malabsorption
    Instrinsic renal lesions
    Hepatitis b- think its this one
    Vitamin d deficiency
    Nephritic syndrome

    Clubbing of the fingers can be a sign of?
    Cystic fibrosis
    Kidney failure-maybe this one
    Tuberculosis- wrong answer
    Liver failure
    Sleen enlargement

    Second heart sound is produced by ?
    Closure of the pulmonic and mitral valve
    Closure of the aortic and mitral valve
    Closure of the aortic and tricuspid valve
    Closure of the pulmonic and tricuspid valve
    Closure of the aortic and pulmonic valve- think its this one

    Which of the diseases listed below is not a potential cause of dry, hacking cough?
    Allergies
    Viral infections
    Intersticial lung disease
    Tuberculosis
    tumor

    Which group of lymp-nodes located on the head or neck drainage the lymph from the abdomen?
    Supra-clavicular
    Sub-mandibular
    Anterior-cervical
    Sub-mental
    Posterior cervical

    The muscles used as the accessory ones during forced inspiration are?
    Internal intercostais
    Scalenes
    Diaphragm
    External intercostals
    Abdominal muscles

    First sound is produced by?
    Closure of the pulmonic and mitral valves
    Closure of the pulmonic and tricuspid valves
    Closure of the venous valves
    Closure of the aortic and mitral valves
    Closure of the mitral and tripcuspid valves

    Which of the sentences about macrocytic anemia, mentioned below, are true?
    The mcv(mean corpuscular volume) is decreased
    The level of hemoglobin is increased
    The common cause is iron deficiency
    The common cause is b1 deficiency
    The common cause is foliate deficiency

    Chronic suppurative otitis media should be recognized if the drainage from the ear (otorrhea) persists for at least:
    1 month
    3 days
    3 weeks
    6 weeks
    1 week

    The muscles used as the accessory ones during forced expiration are:
    Scalene
    Abdominal muscles
    Diaphragm
    Sternocleidomastoid muscles
    External intercostals

    Which laboratory results should be considered as an indicator of the acute bacterial infections of the respiratory tract?
    Wbc: 5.0X10^9/L
    Esr: 15mm/hr
    Esr: 36mm/hr
    pO2: 95mmHg
    CRP: 3 mg/L

    Make a false sentence about cough typical for vital infections of respiratory tract:
    It usally last 7-10 days
    A non-productive period is often followed by a productive cough, with production of yellowish sputum
    In some patients it can lead to subacute cough
    Loud cough, non-productive or producing small amounts of sputum
    It is often aggravating at night

    Which from the following accessory investigations is not the imaging study:
    Electrocardiography
    Radiography
    Ultrasonography
    Magnetic resonance
    Tomography

    Which of the sentences about the evaluation of the patients reflexes, mentioned below are true?
    When damage occurs the upper motor neurons (cortical and spinal cord injuries) the reflex arc is interrupted
    During the evaluation of reflex, grade 4+ of the knee jerk means that this reflex is not present
    When testing the patient’s reflexes you don’t have to remember that reflexes can be influenced by age, metabolic factors or electrolyte abnormalities
    When damage occurs to lower motor neurons (the peripheral nerve or dorsal roots) the spinal reflex arc in uninhibited
    When damage occurs to lower motor neurons (the peripheral nerve or dorsal roots)the reflexes are decreased

    Associated with dyspnea:
    Pulmonary hypertension
    Mitral stenosis
    All of them can be associated with dyspnea
    Pulmonary embolism
    Anxiety

    • ANSWER:
      1) Hep B
      2) Cystic fibrosis
      3) Aortic and pulmonary
      4) I’d go with tuberculosis, because it would usually be a cough productive of sputum
      5) Supraclavicular
      6) Scalenes
      7) Mitral and tricuspid
      8) Folate deficiency
      9) 6 weeks
      10) Abdominals and intercostals (so I’m not sure which you should put down – maybe abdominals?)
      11) None of them really tell you that, but ESR of 36 is the only unusual one there. Although a PaO2 of 95 could occur as well.
      12) They are all true
      13) Electrocardiograpy
      14) The last one is true
      15) All of them

  22. QUESTION:
    NEED PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE FROM A DOCTOR ….. ” CT ABDOMEN AND PELVIS. CLINICAL INFO. ” HELPPP!?
    Can anyone interpret this? Is it serious? What to do next?
    My girlfriends not well. Need help. Many docs are recommending various stuff. Please Suggest ideas.

    …………………………………………………………………………………..

    CT ABDOMEN AND PELVIS.

    CLINICAL INFO.

    Abdominal pain and fever.

    CT scan of abdomen performed after administration of oral contrast with IV contrast administration.

    Ther is short segment of terminal ilium close to ilio caecal junction showing concentric wall thickening. Streekiness of mesenteric fat is seen. Multiple well defined lymph nodes are seen in the mesentery with diameter upto 1.1cm. Minimal free fluid is seen in pelvis. No intra abdominal masses. Liver , spleen, adrenals pancreas and kidneys are unremarkable. Note is made of cystic ovaries on both sides(functional cysts).Uterine cavity shows fluid density.No focal myometrial lesions in the uterus. No gross lytic or sclerotic lesions in the bones.

    OPINION.

    Short segment concentric thickening of terminal ilium close tothe junction associated with minimal free fluid in the pelvis and mesenteric lymphadenopathy. Consider the possibility of inflammatory pathology/tuberculosis.Crhon’s disease is differential diagnosis.Suggest correlation with biopsy.

    ………………………………………………………………………………………

    • ANSWER:
      I am not a doctor but from what I am reading looks like your friend could have someting wrong with their colon, some sort of inflammation in the colon they mentioned crohns disease, which is controlled with medication and diet. They also want to do further testing to confirm it. Hang in there ..

  23. QUESTION:
    How can I stay healthy while having 3 diseases?
    I just got my results from my CT scan a few days ago. I have cystic fibrosis in my left ovary, which explains why I’ve never had menstrual pain on my left side. I might have to have surgery on it.
    I also found out I have Crohn’s disease, a disease of the GI tract.
    I just found out, despite 19 years of scans, MRI’s and so on, that I was born with only 1 kidney.
    I’ve known for a few years that I have Hyperthyroid disease.
    How can I stay healthy with all of this??
    Thanks versantly for catching my goof. It’s polycystic ovary syndrome

    • ANSWER:
      cystic fibrosis is only in the lungs -you can mark that “disease” off your list. hyperthyroid is treated with meds -easy to fix. Chron’s is the hardest. learn all you can, meet with a nutritionist, read food labels at least 3 times before you eat the food, and get counseling. you can deal with this, but it’s important to educate you family & friends.

  24. QUESTION:
    I have NO MONEY, NO CREDIT, and we are almost out of toilet paper AND other stuff…HELP! WHAT DO WE DO?!?!?!?
    0I live with my mom, and I have been sick and disabled for five years or so. I got sick when I was 17, a senior in high school, and I had to quit my job and I had to enroll in my school’s “home-bound” program to be able to graduate. (A teacher comes to your home and teaches you there, like a tutor, but free as it is a public school system program. You are allowed to graduate with your peers at the school’s regular graduation) My mom has her own health problems. However she works full-time at the school’s administration building. But she does not make enough money to support us with the expense of all our bills AND my medical bills AND her medical bills. And I have so ma.y health problems the doctor’s can’t even tell me what’s going on with my body to cause so many diagnoses and then STILL have unexplained problems!!!!!! I have, for sure, gastroperesis, IGG3, anemia, osteoporosis, cystic ovarian syndrome, Chron’s, IBS, Fibromyalgia, acid reflux disease, and my personal favorite…the bones in my lower back are rapidly degenerating. Plus all the depression, anxiety, and insomnia caused by all the above. The doctor’s are probably (In my opinion …) missing the cause of all this and they’re really diagnosing my SYMPTOMS that are a part of a LARGER disease or condition. Because I’ve STILL, even with all those diagnoses, have many symptoms that NONE of them explain. Also, WHY would I have SOOOOOOO many different things?!?!?!?! So ANYWAY the POINT of all that was to explain why I can’t work and why I have medical bills SOOOOOOOO HIGH!!!! Now, I have FINALLY been given social security because of all that. And it does help make it easier, but it still falls quite short! And I applied for food stamps, but because of my age (21) I had to apply for food stamps with my mom’s income, and they consider her an hour job to be MAKING TOO MUCH, so we were denied! So, anyways this month has been even worse than normal financially because I had to be hospitalized twice and my mom got a kidney stone and had to have tests done and my phone broke (our ONLY phone), so now we have nothing and are both overdrawn in our bank accounts to the limit, we are out of food, we are out of toilet papers and other toiletries. We have nothing of value to sell. We have no family still living who are able or willing to help. My abusive, alcoholic father “hates” me, and left my mom years ago. My sister left with him. And I don’t have Amy friends left much anymore as I’m always to sick to do anything and I actually don’t even remember my.life for two years and I’ve not been a good friend……Can someone please, please, please tell me what to do immediately? !?!?!!?!!?!,

    • ANSWER:

  25. QUESTION:
    iam suffering from poly cystic disease of kidney, i want to conceive, will it effect my health?

    • ANSWER:
      This is a question best answered by YOUR specific doctor or nurse. Poly cystic kidney disease can present differently in each individual and the degree to which a pregnancy will affect your health is different for each pregnancy and each individual.

      There are too many factors involved for someone who does not know your case and have a medical degree to be able to answer your question fully and without incurring liability.

      Sorry this is not what you were hoping to hear.


Acute Renal Disease Diet

ARF is an acute impairment of renal functions. When the kidneys suddenly are unable to regulate the volume and composition of Urine appro 00004000 priately in response to food and fluid intake and the needs of the organism.

Acute renal failure treatment is largely based on preventing and treating its devastating effects. As with any disease process, prevention is the primary intervention. Attaining and maintaining adequate hydration and diuresis in high-risk clients is crucial, as is the prevention of contributing factors.

Ongoing protein catabolism and significantly decreased excretion. When these are confirmed, the possible clinical considerations are, Lower rate of production in neonates and person with depleted protein stores. Increased in situations involving large amounts of necrotic tissue or extravasated blood.

Symptom of Acute Renal Failure:

1. The Pile of Undesired Substances in the Blood.

2. Liquid balance disorder

3. Hormone disorder

The most important step in the clinical diagnosis of the disease is that, as a result of the acute involvement of the kidneys, both of them become badly affected and their function becomes markedly deranged, to the extent that the kidneys are not able to excrete urine in sufficient/normal quantities.

Frequently Asked Questions

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A Kidney Disease Symptoms

Kidney problems impair the ability of the body to clean the blood and therefore needs a machine to help the body accomplish this task. This procedure is called dialysis. People with renal problem are often experiencing unpleasant taste on their mouth. They are suffering from bad breath which is called halitosis. Halitosis is the result when the body cannot remove the toxin called urea in the blood. The urea is transformed into ammonia, which give it the stinking smell.

There will always be bone changes such as the lose bones in the jaws that gives the person loose teeth and this is real painful. Dental treatment is affected when a person has a kidney disease. Symptoms and complication include eating disorders (anorexia), low red blood cell count (anemia), heart disease, high blood pressure, dry mouth or xerostomia, periodontal disease, teeth loss and loose and mouth and salivary glands inflammation.

A person with renal problems should undergo dental treatment after the dialysis. If there is the presence of shunt, blood thinner should be taken. However, blood thinner will only increase the chance of hemorrhage and bleeding and therefore increase the risk of infection. It is therefore very important for a person with kidney disease to take antibiotics before undergoing any dental or oral treatment. It is equally important that the tooth expert is aware where the shunt is because when blood pressure is taken, the shunt can be damaged by the blood pressure cuff. The blood pressure count should be taken on the other limbs.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Kidney Disease questions?? Can the symptoms kidney disease be similar to mono symptoms?
    Can the symptoms kidney disease be similar to mono symptoms?
    Can is cause you to miss a period?
    Does it have some of the same symptoms of pregnancy?

    • ANSWER:
      Infectious mononucleosis is caused by epstein-Barr virus and usually you get fever, fatigue, etc. This type of symptoms are also associated with kidney failures as well. Also, anytime your body has a malfunction (an issue with an organ) or a change (such as pregnancy) often time you will get a fever. So, some of the symptoms associated with pregnancy mononucleosis can have the similar properties as kidney issues.

      If you get pain while you pee or if you have heavy cramps after a good night sleep (in the morning right out of the bed) I think you may have kidney issue. Also, you should pay attention to the color of your urine. For now drink a lot of water and DO NOT take a lot of pain medications such as Tylenol because it is bad for your kidney.

      If you are not feeling well and you think you may have kidney issues, please go a hospital as soon as possible. Sometimes when you act fast, docs can prevent further complications.

      Get well soon.

  2. QUESTION:
    Kidney disease symptoms?
    I’ve been recently losing a lot of hair, is it possible that it’s a symptom of kidney disease? I ask because I’m a type one diabetic, and I got testing a few weeks ago and my doctors think I could have kidney disease. So I was just wondering.

    • ANSWER:
      Changes in Urination
      Swelling
      Fatigue
      Skin Rash/Itching
      Metallic Taste in Mouth/Ammonia Breath
      Nausea and Vomiting
      Shortness of Breath
      Feeling Cold
      Dizziness and Trouble Concentrating
      Leg/Flank Pain

  3. QUESTION:
    symptoms of Kidney stone? or another disease? ?
    Hi I am Asian male my age 23 (single-virgin ) I fell like uncomfortable this days please help me my friends .
    Last Monday I had some symptoms in my urine…I don’t have diabetics I check its normal but im fat .

    1st day I feel like to go to restroom every 1hours but no problem in my pee its normal color. And I start to drink water lot ….
    2nd day same but I feel like not major pain little dull pain in my front kidney left side same right side of kidney but not like left side pain this pain not longer its 1or 2 minutes every 1 or 2 hours after I fell this pain .
    3rd day my privet area is pain normal time but when I go to pee little pain in inside in area burning little not much it’s like something block inside me and little back pain in my back near my back bone disk then I take my urine report and I went to doctor.
    My urine report:-
    Color – pale yellow / appearance clear /specific gravity 1.012 / pH 6.0 /
    Pus cells occasional / epithelial cells occasional / red cells, protein glucose etc all NIL ….

    DR (kidney specialist) told me my report is normal no problem in my urine he told me I had kidney stone it small. But he not scan my body he give a medicine to 1 week after it not stop u can take ultra scan. These are the medicine he gave to me
    Lasix 40mg / ciprofloxacin hydrochloride 500mg / buscopan .2 times a day

    Now I feel like pain near my urethra. (*O*) * This mark is my pain O is my urethra
    Last 2days, dull back pain and some pain in kidney area dull side not much but my urine going normal. No burning sensation

    This is my question:-
    What this disease? It s kidney stone how long it will take to cure?
    These symptoms are kidney stone or another disease symptom?
    Ultra scan good for this?
    Any way to cure this disease?
    These symptoms are good or bad my life?

    Please help me my friends I am student im in depression I cant study this month end I have an idea a go to UK for higher study I feel like this disease kill my future.
    Thanks my friends I prey for all this disease not come to anyone

    • ANSWER:
      I am not an expert in medicine: It could be that you have a second small stone to pass? Nothing serious my mother had this and she reached the age of 90th. Wish you good Luck and happy Study!

  4. QUESTION:
    What are some symptoms of kidney disease?
    When should you decide to call a doctor?

    • ANSWER:
      Changes in Urination
      Swelling in legs, ankles, feet, face, and/or hands.
      Fatigue
      Skin Rash/Itching
      Metallic Taste in Mouth/Ammonia Breath
      Nausea and Vomiting
      Shortness of Breath
      Feeling Cold
      Dizziness and Trouble Concentrating
      Leg/Flank Pain

      If you have 3 or more symptoms, that’s when you should call a doctor.

  5. QUESTION:
    Could I have kidney disease/failure?
    I was looking up kidney disease symptoms and a lot of mine match (although I realize they may be somewhat vague symptoms possibly caused by other things.) I was wondering if anyone could help me out with what they think i might have. They are as follows:

    -extremely itchy and sensitive rash on chest and face for at least a week (cortisone cream had been only mildly helpful, if it all)
    -more frequent, stronger urges to go to the bathroom and yet i barely urinate at all once there (i thought it was a yeast infection but has not gone away with 1 a day pills to help such and there is no itch)
    -feeling of bloating or tightness in lower abdomen for at least 3-4 days that I thought was maybe constipation but has not passed with laxatives
    -as of tonight, I have a strong pain in my lower left side also reaching somewhat to my lower left back
    -lately i’ve felt like i have to breath deeper and my heart feels like it’s beating extra fast or intensely
    -i have had chills as long as i can remember…they usually show up in quick spasms (also getting chills when i use the bathroom and nothing comes out)
    -i have not worked out in a couple days, but when i did last week a couple times, i felt disoriented (almost couldn’t see straight) and overwhelmingly tired after cardio but have not been sore the next day

    As a note I also had pyelonephritis when i was 3 and am now 20. I am looking for more constructive help than ‘go see a doctor’ because that is an obvious observation.
    This is in response to Irving-
    I try to drink 64 oz of water a day so I’m not sure how to hydrate more, but I will definitely cut back on caffeine. I drink 1-2 cups of coffee a day so despite the withdrawal I will try it. I took a generic antacid earlier tonight (which I think is what tums is?) and it did not change a thing. Would something like pamprin help since it’s for bloating and stuff or should I just steer clear of more meds?

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  6. QUESTION:
    Kidney Disease.?
    I have been diagnosed with lupus for 3+ years, and I’ve recently started to have back pains where my kidneys are supposed to be. I got kicked off my parents health insurance plan when i turned 22 this summer, so at the moment I don’t have health insurance. Is there any information you can give me about kidney disease symptoms or any other info, so i can make an education guess if i have it or not.

    • ANSWER:
      well there is the national kidney foundation…..
      ya need a urinalysis and cbc,cmp to see what your function is at now………..good luck

  7. QUESTION:
    The symptoms of kidney disease?
    What are the symptoms that cause the necessary of dialysis or kidney transplant?
    A 25 male, had no particular symptoms of the disease until he went to hospital to do routine blood analysis…..etc and the doctors said that he had kidney failure.please help.

    • ANSWER:
      I am a 30yr old male who just was released from the hospital with acute renal failure (kidneyt failure)
      My kidneys failed completely, and for 3 weeks stayed that way. I was on dialysis, blood pressure medications.. etc. It was scary and painful (for me). — Some say there is no pain involved. I tend to disagree, at least with acute kidney failure.

      Anyhow — there are MANY symptoms.. I can tell you that you generally will not get even half of them. But I will tell you the main ones I experienced, and list others just to be thorough.

      Of course kidney failure is diagnosed from your creatinine levels rising. The move from 1.x to 2.x is crucial, and 2-4 is where big problems generally start occurring. Mine went to about 9 before the kidneys started to function again. (this was with dialysis).

      You can have what is referred to as “flank pain” — Pain on your sides, lower back, in the general kidney area — Just below the ribcage.

      I experienced some of this, but not alot.

      Edema or swelling is another sure sign of kidney failure. It is usually most pronounced in your ankles, hands, and in my case my face. (I had more swelling in my face, esp. around the eyes than any other place)

      The inability to urinate is a sure sign,.. or more likely urinating much less than normal. You can even have the urge to urinate much more frequently but not alot of volume.

      Discoloration of urine — usually darker, but it can be pale as well. Confusing I know.

      With me, my output of urine was lower than it should be (I had I.V. fluids and a catheter.. they would then be able to measure exactly fluid intake vs. output). After most of the tubes were removed my urine output spiked, much more than normal, and after about a week of this my kidneys took the turn towards ‘recovery’.

      Nausea is a big one, was for me. At the beginning I threw up , then was simply nauseated for days. After that passed some, my appetite was very low, and foods would increase the stomach pain and nausea. It passed with time.

      Dehydration is very common as well… as is dry mouth.

      Weight loss — although you can gain an incredible amount of weight if your body is collecting fluid as well.

      Your electrolytes (the salts in your body) are regulated via the kidneys. Hence, with failure, these levels are not in balance. Which is dangerous. It can be so dangerous you can be on the verge of heart attack because of calcium/potassium imbalances, or simply have muscle cramps.

      Shortness of breath — Or feeling the need to cough when you breath in deeply. This is fluid accumulating on the lungs. (Happened to me, and I used a spirometer religiously to keep from acquiring pneumonia.

      The following definitely occurred to me:

      # Feeling tired and/or weak
      # Memory problems
      # Difficulty concentrating
      # Dizziness

      These are usually because your red blood cells are not being produced in an adequate manner, yet another thing controlled by your kidneys via erythropoietin. Which causes Anemia.

      I was extremely tired and weak (and still am regaining strength) :) — I had exaggerated memory problems, poor concentration, and just basic neurological and cognitive difficulties.

      Another symptom I had was low blood pressure in the beginning.. followed by a sudden (after about 4-5 days of onset of failure) – increase in blood pressure.

      Literally one day my blood pressure was 98/60 and the next it was 210/125. Scared me! I wasn’t sure if the pressure would ever go back to normal.

      I had intense headaches, and was pumped full of every blood pressure medication they had (so it seemed) — some Oral, some I.V.

      Funny thing is, none of the BP medication did anything to lower the insanely high Blood Pressure I had.

      I had this blood pressure for about a week and a half, and then just as it came.. overnight it switched back to normal. When it switched back to normal was when my Creatinine levels finally dropped for the first time on their own…without dialysis. — From there the kidneys got better every day. For no rhyme or reason. They virtually act like they have an on/off switch.

      I learned the kidneys control SO much more than just filtering blood and producing Urine.

      The doctors most likely have determined some level of kidney failure from elevated Creatinine from your Blood work/labs.

      You are very young , as was I, to have this occur — and I cannot say if yours is an acute or chronic type of failure. Though I do know constant high blood pressure or diabetes can cause slow and steady kidney failure.

      If you have none of these conditions, then perhaps it is an acute failure of some sort that can be resolved rather quickly.

      They generally start you on dialysis when it is evident that your kidneys aren’t functioning enough to filter your blood adequately. The Nephrologists will determine this quickly.

      From there, depending on if it looks like a long-term, or short-term dialysis treatment schedul

  8. QUESTION:
    Kidney disease renal failure symptoms question!?
    I know that symptoms of kidney disease don’t show up until there’s already been a lot of damage. I’m trying to find out what symptoms correlate with what degree of kidney function?
    Like, what symptoms would be present around 25%, and then around 15%, 10%, etc.
    Thanx to anyone who can help!

    • ANSWER:
      Some other syptoms include swelling of ankles (edema) and fatigue. But, the best indicator is through blood tests and uring analysis. Your doctor can check for protein (albumin) in the urine, and can test for creatininne levels in the blood. If you are diabetic, you should be followed closely by your physician, who should monitor for these signs periodically.

  9. QUESTION:
    kidneys, last summers fall cause symptoms of kidney disease?
    last summer i fell pretty hard on my side, i never went to the doctor directly for it, but thought i might of broke a rib or something and was in pain for a long time. I had a hard time breathing right after the fall. now I’m fatigued that area is bothering me again, my ankles swell and my body is very achy. could it be my kidneys or some kind of kidney disease

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  10. QUESTION:
    Can they detect kidney disease, failure in a urine test?
    I had blood tests done in January and my kidneys are normal. But lately I have been peeing a lot and I feel this pressure to pee. And those are one of the symptoms of kidney disease.

    • ANSWER:
      they usually preform blood test for kidney disease. on the other hand sometimes a urine test is done to detect other kidney ailments. if you are urinating a lot this may be a sign of a bladder infection or even a urinary tract infection you should get by a doctor to find out the exact problem drink plenty of water and try some cranberry.

  11. QUESTION:
    Put 6 yr old Persian cat down, are symptoms common with kidney disease or could this be passed 2 other cats?
    Symptoms:
    Slept in closet for one to two days.
    Doesn’t usually speak but cried repeatedly today.
    Could not hold him self up to take a drink of water.
    Dehydrated
    Pale color
    Brown tongue with bad odor
    Recently treated this and other cats for flea infestation.

    Worried about other cats, I know Persians sometimes can suffer from Kidney failure and that there is no recovery for this. Worried that it might be from flea infestation and other cats that do not show symptoms may soon become ill. Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Another disease you might look into is Feline Panleukopenia, also called Feline Distemper.

      Symptons of it are:
      Depression
      Loss of Appetite
      High Fever
      Lethargy
      Vomiting
      Severe Diarrhea
      Dehydration or Hanging over the water dish.

      Normally the sickness may go on for 3-4 days after the first elevation of body temperature. Fever will fluctuate furing the illness in some cats and abruptly fall to subnormal levels shortly before death.

  12. QUESTION:
    Symptoms of Kidney Disease?
    Lately, I’ve been having Shortness of breath, extreme fatigue, and mostly frightening, less Urination. I could drink several bottles of Water and urinate only about half of it. I’m gonna have my Mom(I’m only 15) schedule an appointment, and see what’s wrong with me. This has been happening for the last 2 days now. Does anyone have a clue what could it be? I’m hopping it’s not some Kidney disease.

    • ANSWER:
      I don’t think that this would be a kidney disease. these complications may be due to extreme hot weather.

  13. QUESTION:
    Are these symptoms of kidney disease 10 pts!?
    I have small red spots on my back and stomach they ARENT itchy,

    my skin feels a little sensitive on my back and hips

    I have a cough.

    I was feeling a little nauseous but not really anymore
    Feeling dizzy and light headed too.

    • ANSWER:
      How often (or how little) are you voiding?

      What color is your urine?

  14. QUESTION:
    Renal Disease Stage III – what vegetables and fruits to avoid?
    My Dad has multiple health problems including diabetes, but was recently diagnosed with Renal Disease Stage III. He’s already been doing much of what they list at the site below (lost more than 50 pounds) and is trying to increase his exercise. I make a lot of his food, especially premade meals for him to pop out of the freezer into the microwave such as homemade burritos. The link indicates that he may have to avoid fruits and vegetables high in phosphorus or potassium. Which ones are these besides bananas (which he rarely eats anyway)?

    http://www.davita.com/kidney-disease/symptoms-and-diagnosis/stage-3-of-chronic-kidney-disease-ckd/a/685

    • ANSWER:
      The same web site also lists the high potassium and high phosphorus foods. Go to:

      http://www.davita.com/diet-and-nutrition/c/diet-basics

      Back when I was on dialysis, I remember that I was supposed to limit potatos, tomatos,and oranges, but I can’t remember the rest, so they should be on the website.

  15. QUESTION:
    Do I have symptoms of kidney disease?
    I am 20 years old male. I was feeling really bad for about a year, I went to the Doctor Summer 2010, and told her I don’t feel good. I feel weak, tired all the time, have high blood pressure. She did a routine blood test and saw an increase of WBC and invisible blood in my urine. She didn’t pay attention to it and told me I am going through depression and I need to see a psychologist so they can give me anti depressants. My problems weren’t emotional, I was sad because I didn’t feel good all the time.

    I asked one of my firneds who is going to MED school that I was going to get my heart checked because of the high blood pressure. He told me that its probably your kidneys.

    Here are my signs why I think I have it:
    1. High Blood Pressure
    2. Sometimes I had trouble peeing and it hurt
    3. Had this weird taste in my mouth like IODINE and had cuts and open sores
    4. The invisible blood in urine – when i went to the DR to get checked out.

    I am going to the DR tomorrow to get a special blood test to check kidneys but I would like to know your opinion.

    been crying non stop :( andd I dont really have any firneds cuz they all left me :( sooo I would like some support :( I just wish I dont die there is so much I want to do :(

    • ANSWER:
      Oh my gosh.. I highly doubt you’ll die, unless it’s not treated, but it will be :)

      Have you been having pain on your lower back? If so, it’s most likely something wrong with your kidney.
      And if you have trouble peeing, it can be anything – kidney problem, urine infection, std, etc..
      Do not get worried about what I have written.

      But to me it sounds like maybe a kidney infection or a urine infection.
      But you’ll find out when you go to the doctors. :)

  16. QUESTION:
    Does it sound like my cat has Kidney Disease?
    My cat has recently been throwing up alot and I know that that is a symptom of Kidney disease. We took him to the vet about three weeks ago just for a check up and they took his blood work and found no problems at all. do you think he could have Kidney disease?
    He’s throwing up what looks like clear liquid

    • ANSWER:
      The blood work tells how all the organs are functioning, so if you had a full panel IDEXX done and there were no signs, I’d say it’s not kidneys. However throwing up very frequently is one of the signs of pancreatitis, which can develop in a few hours. Kidney disease is also something that includes a lot of water drinking by the cat, if that isn’t happening, I’d suspect something else.

      What is the cat throwing up–clear, bile yellow, or brown partially digested food? Is there any hair involved? Some have very touchy stomachs, some can’t handle certain foods, some may be chewing on cords or chemically treated things which would result in barfing.

      Clear liquid is either saliva or just drunk water from the bowl. Wash the water bowl out, there could be a bacteria build up in it. If the throw up was cold when it came out of the cat then it’s the water. If the throw up is warm, it’s been in him long enough to be heated up to body temperature and could be anything.

  17. QUESTION:
    what are the signs and symptoms of a kidney disease?

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately, there aren’t many. People have no symptoms until they reach end stage renal disease. Hypertension may start a little earlier. Other symptoms are: anemia, weakness, fatigue, bleeding due to platelet dysfunction, chest pain or shortness of breath from pleuritis or pericarditis and so on. All organ systems begin to be affected at the terminal stages.

  18. QUESTION:
    Dogs with Kidney disease & acne?
    My 4 year old Doberman was diagnosed with kidney disease when he was 1 year old, when he was finally diagnosed the x-ray and ultrasound showed his kidneys were so far gone the vet had told us he was living on borrowed time so , appreciate him well we have him.. He dose well with some bouts of weight loss and fatigue. Over the last few years he started getting acne just on his chin and as long as I kept it clean it stayed under control but, now his acne has gotten much worse it has spread to his lips, his snout and even a few sore inside his mouth and it looks painful.
    I imagine this is a symptom of the kidney disease due to a weak immune system but, what can I do?
    Has anyone else had/have a dog with kidney disease and theses symptoms?
    Thanks any help would be great.

    • ANSWER:
      I suspect you are right about the excessive chin acne being related to his weak kidney function.. Dobermans are noted for commonly having the chin acne. However, the ‘exterior’ acne can be treated with human acne OTC medications. Wiping his chin frequently with the acne pads. However, Dogs may be sensitive to gels or shampoos containing greater than 2.5% benzoyl peroxide.
      Also, washing his bowl between EACH feeding. Plastic bowls hold the oily residue, so its important to use stainless steel, or glass/ceramic bowls for food and water. ( I am former Doberman breeder)

      Here are several case study discussions concerning kidney failure, that I am sure will be of interest to you> http://www.vetinfo.com/drenal.html

  19. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms of liver disease?
    What are the symptoms of liver disease? Is a liver disease can be treated i.e. is it possible to treat liver disease? What will happen if left untreated? Is this disease considered on of the biggest diseases like heart disease, kidney disease etc.

    • ANSWER:
      The symptoms of liver disease include:
      >jaundice (yellowing of eyes and skin)
      >severe itching
      >dark urine
      >mental confusion or coma
      >vomiting of blood
      >easy bruising and tendency to bleed
      >gray or clay-colored stools
      >abnormal buildup of fluid in the abdomen.

      Time is of the essence for patients with liver disease because early intervention can often prevent life-threatening complications. Some patients with liver disease are asymptomatic, but their histories may reveal risk factors to justify liver analyte testing.

  20. QUESTION:
    Kidney stones and kidney disease?
    I am a 17 yr old female. I was diagnosed with a 3mm kidney stone a few months ago. Friday I woke up with really bad back pains and vommiting my mom brought me to the er and they took a urine test and said I had blood in my urine and they gave me lortabs and a pee strainer and told me to make an appointment with my urologist. So that Monday I met with my urologist and she took a cat scan and said my kidney stone was no longer in my kidney so I’m probably trying to pass it and if I don’t pass it by my next appointment which is tomorrow I might have to have surgery. But I’ve noticed I’ve been extremely tired and my skin has been quite itchy. I remember those are symptoms of kidney disease. I’m only 17 though. Could the tiredness just be because of the lortabs? I’m scared to say anythng to my mom about kidney disease because shed just say I’m being a hypocondriac. So is this serious I’m kinda scared. Please help me!

    • ANSWER:
      I know you are scared, my kidney stones started when I was about your age and I am 30 now, I have had over 20 stones. Most I passed on my own but alot had to involve surgery. The surgery isn’t very bad but you will be uncomfortable for a few days after words. You are correct about itchy skin being one sign of kidney disease but you mentioned that you are taking Lortabs(hydrocodone) the one of the main side effects of that pain med is itchy skin, and tiredness it does it to me everytime I have to take them. So I would not worry about kidney disease I am pretty sure that it’s just the side effect of the pain meds. I hope this has helped you. I am sorry you are going through this I understand how painfully miserable it can be and I know how scary it can be as well. I wish the best for you and a quick recovery. Take care.

  21. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know where I can find information about Kidney disease & the relationship between having Diabetes?
    I have a history of polycytic kidney disease but do not have symptoms yet. I also have gestational diabetes . My doctor said that it is most likely that I will have type 2 diabetes after my pregnancy.
    I have polycystic kidney disease now.

    • ANSWER:
      Web MD. com. Best place for medical questions. Good luck.

  22. QUESTION:
    Can fever be a symptom of kidney complication other than kidney infection? Possible sign of kidney disease?
    There is an argument right now between the kidney doctor and immunologist as to my son’s diagnosis…just looking for any helpful answers or experiences. He has symptoms of both kidney complications (protein in urine) and immune disorder (recurrent fevers with no other symptoms)
    THANKS!

    • ANSWER:
      to give you piece of mind ..go to a different doctor see what they say well good luck

  23. QUESTION:
    Do you think my cat is suffering from a kidney disease?
    For about a week I notice my cat looking really skinny. I didn’t think much of it until I can feel her spine and ribs easily. Near her tail (like around her waist area) she is extremely skinny there. Like her waist is getting sunk into her body. She’s been acting normal, but I notice she hasn’t been eating a lot and wants more water than usual. But she uses the bathroom fine. She’s had energy until now, where she is now to be getting weak. I’ve made an appointment to the vet today, but I jsut wanted to know if this could be symptoms of kidney disease or something else? If it is kidney problems, can she be saved? or will she die no matter what?
    I almost forgot. She has been doing things over and over again. Like if she goes to eat, she will eat a little, than she will go back to my bed rest and then minutes later she will go do the same thing again. She’s also done this when she saw me eating, came to me and then quickly returned to my bed to rest. She also does this licking sound from time to time.

    • ANSWER:
      It does sound like it could be chronic renal failure (CRF, that’s kidney disease…). The licking sound could possibly be from her feeling a little nauseous (they say crf is like flu, not actually painful). Another possibility is hyperactive thyroid: though most cats with this lose weight in spite of increased appetite, some do lose their appetites. Increased restlessness would fit this. It could even be a combination of both: if your vet does diagnose hyperactive thyroid make sure she’s monitored when first starting treatment, as hyperT can mask CRF and reduce symptoms.

      HyperT is easily treatable, with options including medication (which doesn’t taste bad, so generally cats take it easily, one of mine learnt to take her pill herself when put in front of her), surgery and radiation, the latter 2 giving a cure.

      CRF is not curable. However the the outlook is very variable, with many cats living long enough to die from something else. I’ve had two cats with both CRF and HyperT. One lived only 7 weeks after her CRF diagnosis. The other, who also had a heart condition which complicated medication further, lived over 2 years from diagnosis. You don’t say how old yours is, but mine lived to 17 and 19. If you want to look into it, there’s a lot of controversy over different treatments. Personally I think number 1 priority is making sure your cat has quality of life for as long as she has, and not prolonging her life if doing so reduces the quality too much.

      If she has CRF and is feeling sick you can do something for that simply by encouraging her to eat little and often. Your vet might recomend special diets: if she doesn’t like them, they only make marginal difference, so don’t feed them. My 19 year old beat the odds with three life threatening conditions on a diet of normal cat food and very little medical intervention for her kidneys (fortekor and b suplements, no fluids which would have been bad for her heart). And don’t forget to look after yourself as well as her: don’t feel guilty if you don’t do as much as others you might talk to on the internet. Making yourself exhausted/stressed out/broke will not stop the inevitable coming one day. Nor will it help you be the loving, happy owner your cat deserves. All our cats die eventually (your question: will she die no matter what? answer, yes, all cats do, with CRF or not). Look after both of you.

  24. QUESTION:
    The disease that encompasses a group of symptoms that affect the kidney is?
    does anybody know?

    • ANSWER:
      I don’t quite understand your question.
      Diabetes?
      End stage renal disease?

  25. QUESTION:
    My dog is drinking an excessive amount of water, could this be kidney problems?
    My 11 year old Min Pin is drinking an excess amount of water. What are the symptoms of Kidney disease?

    • ANSWER:
      Could also be diabetes. Your best bet would be to make an appt. with your vet asap. Have you noticed what color the urine is? You might want to take a urine spec. in when you take your dog in. I hope it is nothing really serious.

  26. QUESTION:
    Do I have kidney disease?
    Well, for the past 4 days my body has just been itching, hands mostly. No rashes, and they are in bursts. When one body part stops itching, the other starts. I dont know why. maybe psychological, but I read online its a big symptom in kidney disease. I am 16, healthy – eat good. No really kidney diseases linked to my family in the past. Im just worried. Hopefully its not kidney disease. Why am I just itching non stop – with no rash.

    • ANSWER:
      yup u got it dipshit what you gonna do now…theres no running from kidney disease

  27. QUESTION:
    Liver Disease and your imput…?
    My mom died 10 years ago due to several different health problems, it all started off with bad blood, she had one thing wrong with the next, liver, kidney, you name it. She suffered for 19 years, and I was told I have alot of her symptoms, kidney disease, thyroid, and now liver damage. I am so tired of one doctor to the next, it seems they are never sure what I have definatly.
    My question is I was recently told that my liver looked bad, but not for sure that it is damaged as of yet, I go for more test in a few days. DOES drinking make it worse? Am I suppose to totally stop all together, and besides medication through the years and drinking, is there any other way that I got this? What is your advise on whether you think drinking is going to make it worse or not, and is there something I can do to keep me healthier like does excerise even help or taking vitamians, cause I am SO tired of finding horrible doctors that never know whats going on anymore!

    • ANSWER:
      There are some hereditary liver diseases. Sounds like you need to thouroughly understand which one yours is. Drinking DEFINETLY should be off your ‘to do’ list. It always will make liver disease worse, no matter the cause.
      Be careful of vitamins too, some of those are harmful
      Is there any way you can bring someone with you to your docs appt.? Sometimes, having someone there with you will help you later understand all they said. Also, if that’s not possible, write down all your questions first, and bring the list with you. Some questions I would ask:
      1)specific diagnosis (then you can look it up later for more info)
      2)drugs and OTC to avoid (so you don’t cause more damage)
      3)Any thing more can be done to help (any studies, experimental drugs, anything new going on to treat this?)
      4)Any other opinions? (search for the latest info on your diagnosis)
      Good luck, I hope you get to the bottom of this and feel better soon. Be proactive in your health, information will help you understand what you can do for yourself!

  28. QUESTION:
    my cat has dull matted fur which is a symptom of kidney disease,she wont groom so how can help her fur ?

    • ANSWER:
      Dull matted fur can be the symptom of many things. Cats normally drink a lot of water, when they have kidney failure and their condition deteriorates and they lose weight.

      You have not stated whether your cat has been diagnosed with kidney failure or whether she is being treated for kidney failure.

      If your cats coat has deteriorated for other reasons, I would suggest helping her out by brushing and combing her. You can also give her cod liver oil capsules specially for cats, which you can purchase from a pet shop.

      I would also suggest purchasing cat malt from the pet shop which helps with the build up of fur balls.

      You may want to take your cat for a check up to the vet as coat deterioration can also be a symptom that your cat needs a dental.

      Let us know how you get on and good luck to your cat.

  29. QUESTION:
    Can a kidney infection turn into something more serious like chronic kidney disease?
    I have a kidney infection. Well my doctor diagnosed me with a UTI but I have the symptoms of a kidney infection any how, I have never had any problem like this before and I am really scared. I took antibiotics and am drinking cranberry juice and taking cranberry pills like crazy. I am very healthy I exercise and eat right and I dont even drink soda. I just need to know if this can get worse and how long dose it take to get rid of a kidney infection? Please Help!

    • ANSWER:
      Make sure you see a doctor for a follow up to make sure this kidney infection is gone! I went to school for nutrition, and we did major work in a dialysis center, and several patients there had low grade kidney infections that started with one simple kidney infection, and it never went away fully, although they thought it did. This wears down the kidneys over a lifetime, and can end in kidney failure (end stage renal disease). When the antibiotics that were prescribed for you are gone, I would call the doctor and tell him you want a follow up to ensure that your infection is cleared up. Thats not to say that all kidney infections end up as renal disease, this is just to remind you that kidney infections aren’t something to play around with, so make sure you get it properly taken care of! (Which is sounds like you are).

  30. QUESTION:
    what are the early symptoms of a person with kidney stone disease?

    • ANSWER:
      Kidney stones often cause no pain while they are in the kidneys, but they can cause sudden, severe pain as they travel from the kidneys to the bladder.

      Call a doctor right away if you think you have kidney stones. Watch for severe pain in your side, belly, or groin or for urine that looks pink or red. You may also feel sick to your stomach (nausea) and may vomit.

  31. QUESTION:
    First signs of kidney disease?
    I have a strong family history of kidney problems and am very concerned about developing kidney disease, especially since I have had numerous problems in the last 2 months. I just wanted to know what to look out for in the future. For anyone who has kidney disease, what were your first symptoms? Thanks for the help!

    • ANSWER:
      Well the first signs will come from blood tests, obviously, but from an observable symptom stand point here is what I experienced:

      The first sign is having to sleep more or increased fatigue. This could be brought on by the increased toxins in the blood or a decrease in your red blood cell count as a result of the failing kidneys (anemia). Loss of concentration is also a result of this.

      Swelling the in the legs is a sign that the kidneys are near their end since they can no longer keep up with removing fluids from the body.

      Frothy urine is also an early symptom. Frothy urine means you’re passing protein. If it happens periodically, it’s nothing to worry about but if it happens all the time you could have a proteinurea.

  32. QUESTION:
    How do i tell my parents that I want my kidney transplant early. I am 14 years old.?
    I am 14 years old, and my doctor and parents have planned for me to wait about 8 MORE YEARS. I am feeling all the symptoms of my kidney disease and i am ready now, so i can live a happy childhood.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Spencer, my heart goes out to you. I know it is not easy to bear with all the symptoms of your illness especially since you are so young. Your doctor and parents must have their reasons why it would take another 8 years. Your parents are probably guided by the doctor’s advise. Ask them why and talk to them about your illness. I am sure they will respect your need to know what’s happening.

      Meantime whatever religion or God you believe in, Pray. Pray for strength to go through it. You have to stay strong and never fall into self pity for if you do nobody will be able to pull you out except yourself. Stay positive and never let your illness beat you. I know it is easier said than done but the will to pull through and beat the illness is also part of the success of the transplant.

  33. QUESTION:
    What’s the worst that could happen if a kidney disease/infection isn’t treated?
    I suspect I have something wrong with my kidneys. I have multiple symptoms, including back pain, abdominal pain, and now blood in my urine.

    I really hate going to the doctors office, and causes me to have panic attacks. Will I be ok if I don’t see anyone about this?

    • ANSWER:
      Sepsis, followed by enough IV antibiotics in a hospital setting to float the Titanic, followed by renal failure, dialysis, total renal failure, death. I think that’s the order I watched my spouse die in over an 8 month period of misery and pain. (Oh, yeah, the sepsis caused such a high fever he had brain damage from it. He was never the same.)

      Suggestion: Instead of the doctor’s office, go to a hospital emergency room around 4:00 a.m. when they are not busy. They can do a full work up, and you don’t have to wait. You need the medical attention, dear heart, so take deep breaths and put that anxiety in its place.

  34. QUESTION:
    Could I have kidney disease or something else?
    I have been having severe itching all over my body, but usually it only occures on my lower back right near my kidneys. I googled Kidney disease and I have found that in the past week, I have had at least 7 of the symptoms associated with Kidney disease. (Sweating, itching, lightheadedness, paler skin, easy bruising, frequent nightime urination, and kidney pain) I had kidney stones in the past and heard they can cause kidney disease as well, if left untreated, as mine have. I also have sharp, sudden pains that occure in the front right above my hip bone. Could this mean kidney disease or could there be a less dramatic diagnoses that I am missing?

    I’ve had complication in the past due to my kidney stones, but the worst I’ve ever had was the pain in the mornings. Now I’m showing many other symptoms of something.

    • ANSWER:
      It’s always a possibility. I think the best thing to do is to go see your doctor, it’s not like they’re going to say ‘you’re a hypochondriac gtfo you’re fine.’

  35. QUESTION:
    Can a car wreck cause kidney damage?
    I had my seat belt on and when I hit into another vehical. My body hit up againsed my seat belt hard around my right kidney area. Now, after 3 years I am having symptoms of kidney disease…is that possible??? Or is this most likely caused by something else???

    • ANSWER:
      well if you weren’t treated at the hospital at the time of the accident and never had any follow up visits, then it would be hard to determin if you damaged your kidney in the accident,

      However KIDNEY DISEASE, could Not be caused by a car accident.

      Meg

  36. QUESTION:
    Re:Chronic Kidney Disease?
    About a week ago I asked questions about Chronic Kidney Disease. I get the urine results back and it did test positive for Urinary tract, having to do with Kidney’s…Chronic Kidney Disease still a possibility. Here is my past question: I am 14 years old. I have been researching Chronic Kidney Disease on WedMd and I’ve had some of the symptoms. Such as lots of headaches, not feel hungry, nauseated…..I’ve been to the doctors twice. Only one of them a urine sample was taken. There has been some often occuring Urinary sicknesses on and off. Very uncomfortable. Anyone know anything useful. My mom says that it’s nothing, and has been putting it off. We don’t have insurance…so? The doctor suggested Texas Children’s hospital to get some tests done such as Ultrasound. If you have any information, or other diseases with such Symptoms, please answer this question, thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Honey I’m a nurse and kidney infections are very common. Especially if your sexually active. When the urine test came back what did it reveal? There must be a free clinic somewhere where you live. Your mother has to be able to get you insurance threw the state If you are unable to get on one or your parents. Get a full physical including a pap test and blood work w/ a CBC w/ Diff. I’m sure your just fine.

  37. QUESTION:
    Sedimentation rate at 17 and only one kidney, could it b kidney disease?
    Im concerned, i went to the doctor the other day because i noticed frequent urination and my ankles were swelling and i was always tired no matter how much sleep i got I also have been getting pain in my back and abdomen but thought the pain in my back was just a muscle, and the pain in my belly was from my endometroises. He did a sedimentation rate test and it came back 17, im waiting on more blood work to come back but having one kidney im really worried, is there anyone who got kidney disease, what were u symptoms? please help me im real scared.
    He is running all those tests, were just waiting on them to come back

    • ANSWER:
      an elevated sed rate and frequent urination could indicate a simple bladder infection too…. did he send your urine for testing as well?
      no point in being scared until you know for sure what is going on.

      you don’t mention your sex, but in a woman 0 to 20 is a normal value,
      in a man 0 to 15 is normal, so if you are male 17 is only a mild elevation, and could be caused by something as simple as hayfever.

      I suspect the only real symptom is your frequency and that would simply indicate an early sign of a bladder infection. Swelling in the ankles caused by water retention could cause the slight rise in the sed rate.
      I can understand your concern having only one kidney, but I think you are blowing this way out of proportion and need to wait on the doctor’s findings.

  38. QUESTION:
    Chronic Kidney Disease?
    I am 14 years old. I have been researching Chronic Kidney Disease on WedMd and I’ve had some of the symptooms. Such as lots of headaches, not feel hungry, nauseated…..I’ve been to the doctors twice. Only one of them a urine sample was taken. There has been some often occuring Urinary sicknesses on and off. Very unconfortable. Anyone know anything useful. My mom says that it’s nothing, and has been putting it off. We don’t have insurance…so? The doctor suggested Texas Children’s hospital to get some tests done such as Ultrasound. If you have any information, or other diseases with such Symptoms, please answer this question, thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      I have Polycystic Kidney Disease and I am on dialysis. You are very young and your doctor should be checking your protein levels because you say you have headaches and don’t feel hungry at times. You are nauseous because your kidneys are possibly shutting down since they are not able to rid your body of toxins. Taking a urine sample does not tell the whole story. You may need a complete CT scan to see what’s going on with your kidneys. If you do indeed have a kidney problem, Medicaid will be able to assist you. Kidney disease has a lot of other symptoms, but because you have headaches, you may want to check your blood pressure more frequently, since high blood pressure is a side effect of kidneys not working properly. Go to a good urologist. Don’t hesitate. In the meantime, eat cranberries or drink the juice.

  39. QUESTION:
    Diabetes? Kidney Disease/failure? Proteinuria? Ovarian Cyst? Something else? Any information, symptoms? Thanks
    I’ve had bad pains in my lower left side since Feb. 08 and was told it was most likely an ovarian cyst (they run in my family) I finally got an ultrasound and got the results back today: All clear! (although that doesn’t help or solve the pain!) Recently my pain has moved farther up and into my lower back at times. My doctor then informed me that I had a lot of protein in my urine and I had a lot in my urine for my Feb. 08 visit as well. She suggested I may have diabetes, kidney disease, or proteinuria and ordered blood and urine tests to be done and ordered me to stay out from work for the next week. While we’re waiting to be able to get the tests completed I’m trying to research how serious any or all of this is and what the symptoms or warnings are for each. Also, What should I be on the lookout for in an emergency situation? I read up on ovarian cyst and I’m at a loss now that it’s something completely different. How serious are these diseases? Anything is appreciated! Thanks!!
    Also, any information on what tests may be run and what to expect please let me know. I’m totally clueless on all of this and my doctor was not willing to answer many questions at all.

    • ANSWER:
      Most likely, the proteinuria was an incidental finding — it was picked up “by accident” when your doctor did a urine dipstick test as part of the workup for the back pain.

      The kidneys (most of us are born with two) have no nerve endings, so they only cause pain when their outer covering (called the capsule) is stretched due to inflammation or swelling. That’s why most kidney diseases are silent / asymptomatic until they become quite advanced.

      The kidneys’ main function is filtering blood and getting rid of waste products (and excessive fluids) in the form of urine. Since most proteins are useful, normal-functioning kidneys will not let proteins go to waste in the urine.

      The presence of large amounts of protein in the urine (called proteinuria) is therefore a sign of kidney disease. Diabetes is the leading cause (by far) of kidney disease in North America, and can certainly cause proteinuria. However, just know that there are many other kinds of kidney diseases which also cause proteinuria.

      Sometimes even people with normal kidneys can spill proteins into the urine for a short amount of time (for example, after vigorous exercise), that’s why your doctor wanted to repeat the urine test for protein — to see if it was a one-time thing.

      More advanced tests can also be done on the urine to help determine the cause of kidney disease. For example, your doctor may want you to collect urine for 24 hours, or collect a sample after sleep while another after you’ve been up for a few hours.

      The blood tests can achieve a few things:
      1) Measure your kidney function: In moderate or severe kidney diseases, a test called “creatinine” becomes eleveated.
      2) Measure your blood sugars: People with diabetes will have high blood sugars, even after fasting overnight.
      3) Check consequences of kidney dysfunction: some minerals like potassium and phosphorus become out of balance with kidney failure
      4) Check for some specific causes of kidney diseases (although there are many many diseases with many many different tests, and often only kidney specialists called nephrologists know what test to order for which disease)

      Finally, how serious this is depends on how advanced the kidney disease is (if you have one at all). Since you haven’t had much in the way of symptoms (again, your back pain is most likely NOT related to your kidney disease), chances are your kidney diseases are still mild, in stages 1 to 3. However, some kidney diseases can progress to End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), at which point dialysis becomes needed to sustain life.

      The test results will become available in a few days. If necessary, your doctor will refer you to a kidney specialist for further management. But for now, just sit tight — no need to freak yourself out until the test results return.

      In case you are wondering, at least 10% of the population have some degree of chronic kidney disease (http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/298/17/2038), but many don’t even know it. So you are not alone!

  40. QUESTION:
    Polycystic kidney disease?
    My blood pressure has been up and my doctor finally decided to put me on bp meds, he wants me to have some urine testing and maybe an ultrasound. What are the probabilities of me having poly cystic kidney disease and I have no symptoms and no kidney pains, Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/p/polycystic_kidney_disease/symptoms.htm – 58k

  41. QUESTION:
    Do I have kidney problems?
    I have high blood pressure, kidney pains regardless of amount of water I drink, twitching, and a few other kidney failure/disease/disorder symptoms. However, I am only 17. I have a friend my age with a kidney disorder. So I’m curious as to whether or not I should be worried.
    Hypertension runs in my family. It was started early from some medications I was taking awhile back. And these symptoms are mine. The other symptoms are personal things that I am not going to say. And Gregg, I have not gone yet because I want to ask around and get some opinions before I spend on alot money getting blood tests.
    Hypertension runs in my family. It was started early from some medications I was taking awhile back. And these symptoms are mine. The other symptoms are personal things that I am not going to say. And Gregg, I have not gone yet because I want to ask around and get some opinions before I spend on alot money getting blood tests.

    • ANSWER:

  42. QUESTION:
    Early signs of kidney disease?
    I already asked this question once, but I need more answers. I’m 24 years old and lately I have been really worried that I’m developing kidney disease. I have a strong family history of kidney problems and have had a lot of problems myself in the last 2 months. In the last 2 months, I have had a UTI, a kidney stone removed, and 2 kidney infections. I also had a CAT scan a week and a half ago and was told that my left kidney looked pretty swollen. The symptoms I’ve had for the last 2 months are: noticeable blood in my urine, bubbly or foamy looking urine, severe pain in my left side which radiates to my back, nausea almost all the time, weight loss, feeling cold all the time, very itchy skin, craving more salty foods and feeling worn out all the time even when I haven’t done anything. I have read a little bit about kidney disease and have read that all of these things can be symptoms. I’m worried that with my family history and all of these symptoms that I might be developing kidney disease. I do have a follow-up appointment with my urologist next week. I plan to ask him about all of this since none of it is getting better. If anyone has any experience with kidney disease, what were your first symptoms? Does this sound like kidney disease or could it be something else? I would really appreciate any personal experiences or advice. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      im sorry to say that blood in urine + protein in urine is a marker for kidney damage of some sort. Flank pain + itchy skins pretty much nails it. I also have kidney problems. Weight loss comes from the foamy urine. foam comes from the protein loss in the urine. Feeling cold from low hemoglobin. From all the symptoms you described i am 100% sure something is wrong with your kidneys. But there are many conditions that can cause kidney damage. I dont know if your symptoms is caused by a disease or damage from infection/stones. Dont get too sad if you have kidney disease. There are many ways which you can decrease the progression rate such as: 1)to limit your protein intake while increasing carbs, 2) lower salty food intakes, 3) exercise + healthy diet (people with renal disease usually die from heart problems rather than kidney failure), 4) use of medications such as ace inhibitors (decreases pressure in kidney vascular system). and more.

  43. QUESTION:
    Early signs of kidney disease? Need advice!?
    I’m 24 years old and lately I have been really worried that I’m developing kidney disease. I have a strong family history of kidney problems and have had a lot of problems myself in the last 2 months. In the last 2 months, I have had a UTI, a kidney stone removed, and 2 kidney infections. I also had a CAT scan a week and a half ago and was told that my left kidney looked pretty swollen. The symptoms I’ve had for the last 2 months are: noticeable blood in my urine, bubbly or foamy looking urine, severe pain in my left side which radiates to my back, nausea almost all the time, weight loss, feeling cold all the time, very itchy skin, craving more salty foods and feeling worn out all the time even when I haven’t done anything. I have read a little bit about kidney disease and have read that all of these things can be symptoms. I’m worried that with my family history and all of these symptoms that I might be developing kidney disease. I do have a follow-up appointment with my urologist next week. I plan to ask him about all of this since none of it is getting better. If anyone has any experience with kidney disease, what were your first symptoms? Does this sound like kidney disease or could it be something else? I would really appreciate any personal experiences or advice. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, just wait til you see your specialist. try not to stress they will tell you what to do.

      ask your family and relatives- but also keep in mind moderm medicine gets more advanced every year.

  44. QUESTION:
    What kind of disease can these symptoms come from.?
    I have redness in the back of the throat, frequent break-out of hives, change in urinating habits: using the bathroom alot when trying to sleep, reduce to little to no wax in the ear, more than usual mucus build up in the eyes and weight lost. Note i’ve had an HIV and cancer test for the past 2yrs and both were negative. Check for kidney effection, throat culture, high sugar what have all negative. So what can this disease be???????

    • ANSWER:
      There is not enough information to diagnose. Age, weight, medical history, allergies, medications? Come on get real.

      Frequent break outs of hives indicates recurrent exposure to an allergen. What medication are you using to get rid of the hives? Mucous build up in the eyes is not normal at all so “more than usual”? Weight loss? Are you eating? How much weight loss? You say you had a “HIV and cancer test for the past 2 yrs?” How do you do that? You either had one 2 years ago or once a year for the past 2 years. And why would you be concerned about HIV? Do you have a lifestyle that is high risk? You sound like you have an eye infection, are allergic to something that you keep coming in contact with, and dehydration. It doesn’t sound like you have a disease.

  45. QUESTION:
    How do you solve a probability question like this?
    PREMISE: The presence of bacteria in a urine sample (bacteriuria) is sometimes associated with symptoms of kidney disease in women. Suppose a determination of bacteriuria has been made over a large population of women at one point in time and 5% of those sampled are positive for bacteriuria.

    QUESTION: Suppose a sample of n=100 women is selected from this population. Let X be the number with bacteriuria. What is the probability that 3 or more women have bacteriuria, that is P(X≥3)?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi L,

      P(womanhas) = 5% = 0.05
      P(womandoesnthave) = 1 – 0.05 = 0.95

      P(>=3 womenhave) = 1 – P(0womenhave) – P(1 womanhas) – P(2womenhave)

      P(0women) = 0.95^100

      prob of only 1st woman having is 0.05 * 0.95^99 but the only woman to have could be the 2nd or 3rd or 4th or….100th.

      So P(1womanhas)= 0.05 * 0.95^99 * 100

      prob of 1st and 2nd woman having is 0.05^2 * 0.95^98 but it could be the 1st and 3rd, 1st and 4th, ……99th and 100th so the number of combinations of having 2 women with is 100! / 2! / 98! = 100*99 / 2 = 4950

      So P(2womenhave) = 0.05^2 * 0.95^98 *4950

      so P(>=3women have)

      =1 – 0.95^100 – (0.05 * 0.95^99 *100) – (0.05^2 * 0.95^98 * 4950)
      = 1 – 0.11826
      = 0.88174

      approx 0.882 chance = 88.2% of 3 or more women having bacteriuria.

  46. QUESTION:
    My uncle has said he has stage 4 kidney disease, was there a way to have known ahead of time this was coming?
    Would his lab results have shown that he was in Stage 4? What happen to the other stages of this disease? Did he just ignore the signs/symptoms that the doctors told him? He is diabetic and has high blood pressure. I want to know how this disease got this far into his health and nobody knew about it. Will this condition lead to heart failure as well as kidney failure? nWhat should he do now? have dialysis/transplant/diet change? Help me please understand this.

    • ANSWER:
      I don’t think he could have known unless it was in the family and he tested himself for it frequently. The symptoms he might have confused with something else. I’m sorry, but I don’t know what you should do now, since I’m not an expert on kidney disease. You should really consult your doctor. He would know the best thing to do.

  47. QUESTION:
    *********SEVERE KIDNEY PROBLEM PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?
    Severe ongoing kidney pain please help!?
    I had leukemia when I was a kid. In remission. Extensive chemotherapy for 3 years on and off. Tested for Lupus one year ago due to questionable symptoms. I know not everyone on here is a doctor but I need advice for the time being. My symptoms are severe kidney pain (right side) for AT LEAST one year now. Weird rash on hands-have to itch it with a brush and the skin peels of my fingertips and palms. I cant stand for a long time because my right kidney hurts so bad its debilitating. I know its not a joint/bone problem because I had some arthritis and RA testing done-alls well there. I cant drink soda’s, juices, milk or coffee obviously this causes severe chronic pain. Kidney hurts whenever I have to urinate-which I do as soon as I feel the urge to go. I get nauseated often but dont vomit, and when I wake up in the morning Im in severe pain its hard to even get dressed. Ive read up on the symptoms of kidney disease but I dont want to sound like a hypochondriac to my doctor when I go. Please advise-anyone know anything about these symptoms. And yes, I constantly have kidney stones that pass and regenerate, and my urine is always foul smelling and extremely clouded. Please help-thanks so much.
    53 minutes ago – 1 week left to answer.
    Additional Details
    Also, I always feel like Im thirsty and I always have something to drink with me. I try as often as possible to drink water. I know the pain is kidney pain because I went to the ER and they said I had kidney inflammation. The pain takes m my breath away at points and their are times when I get extremely dizzy and faint.
    50 minutes ago

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Sassy!
      I think that you already know the obvious but perhaps need a little confirmation. Girl, there are a few organs within your body that strongly affect the total health and well being of your body as a whole. You probably know already that your kidneys are one of the primary organs that does influence your health. Two things that you have mentioned caught my attention. one is the “itchy rash” on your hands. That is a sure sign of nerves and in conjunction with your kidneys; actually create agitated conditions that intensify your kidney problems. The other is the ‘foul smelling; cloudy urine. Of course this is brought on by the kidney infection ‘but’ it is a good sign that the kidneys are functioning and trying to cleanse themselves. I know this is not a time to be trying ‘old remedies’ but a few of them actually help. Most likely, you are drinking liquids that are cool or cold in temperature. The kidneys actually have to work harder at cleansing under these conditions. Try warming your liquids to slightly above body temperature (between 100* and 110*Max.). This will help. Also, in your case, please try to drink distilled water only, because; most bottled water is actually “pure tap water.” To a healthy person, this does not create consequences of any magnitude. In your case, the slightest deviations of germs or enzymes, foreign in nature, can present problems. Please also try to drink considerable amounts of nothing but water. It may be painful to begin with but it does in fact help flush out those conditions that are helping to agitate your ailment. Now, for the “Old remedies.” This one, I place quite a bit of faith in because I too have bouts with my kidneys. Honey is the only absolute pure energizing food that has zero harmful substances. It never has to be protected as it will ‘never; spoil, period! You take two tablespoons of honey in the morning and the same before you retire at night. I will personally assure you that it will make a difference in your condition in a short time.(perhaps a week or less and you will notice a change for the better) Your pains will diminish and your nausea will subside. Other than this, I am going to strongly urge you to visit a good urologist. Perhaps you feel that it is an expense that you cannot incurr at present. I am going to tell you it is an action that you must take regardless of expense. (there are assisted programs to help you if this is actually one of your problems). Sassy; You owe it to yourself to take care of this “Now” and not put it off. “If” your kidneys actually start to fail, expense will no longer be an equation to consider. It will be a mandantory action that you will be forced to take at that point. Please get on girl with what you know you must do. I will pray for you and hope for your best.

  48. QUESTION:
    Can kidney disease cause chronic feelings of fatigue?
    I have been diagnosed with medullary sponge kidney for the past several years. For the past 5-10 years though, I have constantly felt tired. It’s to the point where I can barely drive and drag myself out of bed some days. I currently take pain medication to help alleviate my kindey symptoms, but not a huge amount. I wonder if my kindey function being impaired could be causing my feelings of constant tiredness. Last night I slept for 10 hours and I still could barely make it to work.

    • ANSWER:
      When was the last time you went to your nephrologist? You need to be discussing this with him/her. Never seek online medical advice…it’s a crap shoot at best. If your kidneys aren’t working well, of course you’ll be fatigued. But this is something you need to see your doctor about!!!!

  49. QUESTION:
    swollen lymph node and slight kidney pain?
    Hi, Im 14 years old and im having these 2 symptoms. first off, ive had the swollen lymph node in the let side of my neck for about 8 months now. one day i just woke up with it and it hurt like hell but for only a couple days and now its just there. i went to my doctor and he said that a swollen lymph node is common in teens and to only be worried about it if it hurts or grows bigger which it hasn’t. the only trouble it gives me is i HAVE to move my neck around a LOT just because how it feels i cant explain the feeling though. well on to the next problem, 2 days ago i was in gym and we just got done stretching when i got this slight jabbing pain in my right kidney area. after gym it went away and didn’t feel it the rest of the day. then yesterday at around 1030 i got the pain again and then i had the feeling there the rest of the day but it was very slight, nothing excruciating. now again today, i have the same thing its very slight and nothing major and it doesnt hurt just sitting here only if i move like a certain direction. well i started freaking out and look up all this stuff on the internet and everything is terrible like kidney infections and stones and its bad and im freaking out now. so thats about it but i dont know if this will have anything to do with either of these symptoms but back in January 2010 i had scoliosis surgery in the top part of my back and i had a catheter. when i woke up and for the next 3 days i had a terrible sharp pain in my neck but it went away after that and my lymph node occurred approx. August 2010. well anyway i dont have any other symptoms of kidney disease like im not sick and my urine is normal and everything is just normal. i do feel tired a lot though but i think thats because i go to bed late on school nights and i wake up at 6 am so i only get like 4-6 hours of sleep a night depending on how late i go to bed at. but even on weekends i feel somewhat tired but im not weak or anything just tired. and i dont want to get personal at all but i do masturbate sort of a lot so could that end up causing urinary tract disease which could that affect the kidneys? alright well all the help will be appreciated thank you very much

    • ANSWER:

  50. QUESTION:
    could my symptoms of kidney stones dissapear just because im on antibiotics (info inside)?
    right, im 15 but i have kidney disease which causes kidney stones.

    i recently woke up with bright red urineand pain when i wee so went to the doctors and sent a sample off, in the meantime they gave me antibiotics, which (for the moment) have cleared my symptoms,, although i still have some pain.

    other symptoms that i still have are tiredness, generallyy feeling under the weather, i have chronic pain anyway but the pain seems to have gotten worse.

    in the past iv had experiences with antibiotcs stopping the symptoms for as long as im on them and then the symptoms coming back as soon as im off them.

    do you think this is an infection or a kidney stone ?

    what shall i do ?
    lol, i do kno what kidney stones are, i have experienced them 4 times..

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like you have recurrent urinary tract infections but only a doctor could tell by urine analysis. Your stones could be infected too and be the reason for the recurrent infections AND the pain. Perhaps they need to be treated so the infections stop or at least slow down. Also you may need a prophylactic antibiotic (taken every day or a few times a week for an extended time).


5 Stages Kidney Disease

Why is it so important to detect kidney disease in its early stages, even if it’s rather hard to diagnose? Because when you reach Stage 4, you are likely past the point of living without serious medical intervention or even a transplant. And by the time you arrive at Stage 5, you have virtually no other option. There is nothing else to do but plan for a transplant.

In Stage 5, the kidneys have only about 15% of function left – or less. At this point, if left on their own, they would be completely unable to keep the patient alive. Dialysis now becomes very important to filter the blood of impurities the kidneys can’t remove.

Most symptoms are the same as for Stage 4 or earlier, but multiplied considerably. The person experiences the same tendency to hypertension (high blood pressure) because of the inability to expel fluids. And because the heart is working that much harder as a result, the person may suffer pericarditis, which is an inflammation of the lining around that organ. There would now be very high levels of creatinine and urea, which the kidneys can’t filter out. And susceptibility to infections would also increase.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    My mom has stage 5 kidney disease she is anexoric she told the dr.s no more fluids or test her urine is gettin?
    The dr.s no more fluids she has chest pain dar urine tired talks about death how long do u think she has left. Will she suffer?

    • ANSWER:
      My mother died of kidney failure and liver failure. It happened pretty quickly and she was never in any pain.

      I’m sorry that’s the best I can help.
      I’ll keep you and your family in my thoughts.
      If you want to talk you can email me at blackandwhitechick1990@yahoo.com

  2. QUESTION:
    Can you (or the experience of a loved one) tell me what to expect when I hit stage 5 kidney disease. Honestly.
    I’m at stage 3 now, believe the quality of life with dialysis equals zero, and do not believe in transplants (of any kind). So I need to know realistically what to expect. Thanks for your honesty.

    • ANSWER:
      At stage 5 Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) you will most likely notice the following three things. 1st you will become uremic (urine in the blood) from a buildup of urea (a nitrogen waste product) in your blood. This can cause lethargy, difficulty sleeping, trouble concentrating, and nausea/vomiting. 2nd you may start to develope edema (swelling caused by fluid) in your ankles, on your abdomen, in your face or eyes, and in your lungs. This is due to the inabilty of your kidneys to remove excess water from your blood. This can cause difficuly breathing. 3rd you could have an increased potassium level from your kidneys inability to eliminate the extra potassium your body doesn’t need that is in the food you eat. An increased potassium level can cause your heart to beat irregularly and you could have a heart attack.
      Continue to treat your cause of kidney disease, it might not progress to CKD 5, at the least you can have more time before you need dialysis.
      There are two main choices you have for dialysis (this is assuming that you don’t change your mind about a transplant). You can have hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis. Hemodialysis takes between 3 to 5 hours 3 times per week. There are several people who still even continue to work while they use this option. Others do nocturnal dialysis where they dialyze 8 hours at night 3 times per week. Even more of those people work. Peritoneal dialysis is where you dialyze at home by using special bags of fluid that are prescribed by a doctor. Many people that choose this option have a high quality of life.
      CKD is not the end of all quality life. Many people live for many quality years now thanks to new advacements in CKD treatment options.
      Good luck, I wish you the best. Check the website below for more information.

  3. QUESTION:
    how long does it usually take to reach stage 5 of kidney disease?

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  4. QUESTION:
    if someone goes into stage 5 of Chronic Kidney Disease, what happens to them?
    the likely hood of a transplant for this person is very small (due to blood type etc) & they have already decided to refuse dialysis when the time comes. I know they die but what actually happens, the symptoms leading up to it? and will they be in hospital by this point or at home? will it be sudden? will they be in pain?

    • ANSWER:
      they will be in hospital because if the kidneys don’t work the body starts to shut down and after about a week should give up – blood poisoning probably because its not getting cleaned out.

  5. QUESTION:
    My husband’s Reticulocyte lab test count was 0.2 (range is 0.5-1.5). He has Chronic Kidney Disease stage 3.?
    Could this be due to anemia from the kidney disease or should we be worried about bone marrow issues? He was taken off his iron supplement by his nephrologist a short while ago because his vit. d 25-Hydroxy was low at 21. He is 84.

    • ANSWER:
      Chronic Kidney diseases usually can not be cured completely, and the treatment goal is to minimize the disease impact to renal tissues and maximally protect these remaining functional nephrones as well as restoring renal functions.
        First, we need to minimize the influence of disease.
        Chronic Kidney disease is a progressive loss of renal function, and damages to renal tissues are the main causation of renal function decline. Take polycystic kidney for example, the gradual growing up of cysts gives more and more pressure to neighboring renal tissues and as a result cause damages to functional renal cells. Traditionally, when cyst diameter is less than 1.5cm and not concentrating in the renal cortex part where functional renal tissues exist, serious impact to healthy renal tissue will not be caused. Frankly, we can not make these cysts diaper, but as long we can get them under control and make them in a state that will not obstacle renal function, we can also provide patients with a high-standard living.
        Second, we need to protect these remaining nephrones from further attack and damages.
        Fro patients of Chronic Kidney diseases, remaining functional nephrones are the most cherished source of normal renal function. So, protecting them from further damages is something of necessity. And this purpose is based on two curative effects, namely, minimizing disease impact and promoting the whole body immunity. And the latter curative effect can be achieved by sufficient blood inflow to renal cells. as long as the renal cells can receive enough blood, nutrition and oxygen the healthy growth of functional nephrones will be guaranteed.
        Third, we also need to restore renal functions.
        The improvement of renal function is difficult but very necessary. The restoration of renal function is the guarantee of long-term eliminating of symptoms and a relatively high-standard living. In the perspective of western doctors, the restoration of renal function is almost impossible. However, as long as we can gradually degrade these deposited extracellular matrixes and provide necessary materials for the restoration of these reversible damaged cells, we can surely restore and improve renal functions in some degree.
        For patients with Chronic Kidney disease, the most important thing is to be confident. As long as there is a ray of sunshine, the exploration for treatment should not be given up.

  6. QUESTION:
    27 weeks pregnant with Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 3?
    I have been living with Kidney Disease since the age of 5. I currently have one functioning Kidney and my GFR has been .5 (stage 1/2) for the last year. I am in my 6th month of pregnancy and was told that my 24hr Urine collection and my blood work has put my Ceratine level at 1.9 (stage3) and the increase happened in one month. I am worried about the sudden increase and have not been told by my specialist what complications I am looking at throughtout the rest of my pregnancy. My questions are……. WhaIs it normal for Kidney disease to progress so suddenly? What effects will it have on my pregnancy? I am almost at stage 4 how quickly can it progress? What are treatment options?

    • ANSWER:

  7. QUESTION:
    whats a good song to dedicate to my daddy?
    my daddy just found out he had stage 5 kidney disease and he don’t have much longer. i need a song to dedicate to him at the wake.

    • ANSWER:

  8. QUESTION:
    How long will my kidney last before a kidney transplant is needed?
    Hello there!
    I’m a 30 year old guy and a kidney biopsy is done with me last july 7, 2009…
    I was diagnosed with a chronic kidney disease, stage 5 CKD…
    The biopsy result is that, 80% of my kidney is irreversible permanently damage and only 20% of my kidney is functioning…
    And unfortunately, that 20% is also slightly damage but still reversible, according to my nephro…
    So we’re still trying to save the ramaining 20% of my kidney…

    So any comment from anybody with knowledge of my question will be of big help…
    I hope, i won’t need to have a dialysis or a transplant….
    Please HELP…
    Thank you…!!!
    My Creatinine, as of my last blood test the other day is around 650… a week earlier, it goes up to 720 and as low as 520 (still very high level of creatinine)…

    Thank you guys for your answers…
    Highly appreciated…

    • ANSWER:
      Ask your neph. They are the best to answer your question since they have all your details and other blood levels.

      I would say this though, you said Stage 5 CKD. I think that is either end stage or pretty near end stage. Which means you WILL need dialysis and/or a transplant. 20% kidney function makes it pretty close. A few weeks to a few months maybe. Your creatinine level shows that too. Its pretty high.. especially if you are a small person.

      My creatinine was 900something when I started dialysis. My kidney function 5%. I was 4 1/2 ft tall and weighed 49 kgs. I was told my creatinine level could have been fatal for me.

      Anyway email me if you have any more questions. Link from my YA profile of course.

      Good luck.

  9. QUESTION:
    Does your GFR level also mean your percentage of kidney function?
    I’ve been diagnosed with stage 2 chronic kidney disease. My GFR is 60, which looks like it’s at the very end of the stage since stage 3 starts at 59. Anyways, how do I know what percentage my kidneys are functioning? (Besides asking my nephrologist of course.)

    I always see that dialysis is needed at stage 5 which is 15% or lower, and the GFR is also 15. Is that how they calculate it?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Yvonne, yes GFR is the % that your kidneys work.

      The only way to calculate GFR is by blood tests. Other blood indicators for kidney failure are creatinine, urea and potassium.

      Email me if you have any more questions please.. good luck.

  10. QUESTION:
    kidney disease problem?
    my fiance went to the doctor and found out that something is wrong with his kidneys.well the kidney doctor is on vacation till next week, so we can not get any answers till he comes back. the doctor he is seeing now did about 5 urine tests on him and said that something is wrong with his kidneys and said something about they are only working at 41%. so what does this mean. i looked it up and i found that this 41% could mean 3rd stage kidney disease.well if any one has any kind of information please let me know, i am scared that something is going to happen because he has been really sick these past few days and light headed.he also leaves august 29th to go to police academy, should i till him to wait a little while before going, because he will be gone for 16 weeks. he is already a deputy sheriff, but he has to go to his training.oh and he is 24 and has no history of kidney disease or anything.sorry i am rambeling but i am ascared and worried about him and i just wont as much information as possable, untill we see the doctor.thank you all.

    • ANSWER:
      well..the kidney function is half of what it should be…trick is WHY……….there are many causes for this to happen…diabetes,renal cysts,glomerular disease,lupus.hepatitis,etc…..there are many blood and urine tests needed to pinpoint the cause,then a treatment can be pursued…….if this progresses the function will go down and dialysis will be needed later……then transplant……….good luck….function means the ability to remove waste from the blood…otherwise this builds up in body ,which is toxic……

  11. QUESTION:
    Chronic Kidney Disease?
    Hi I just need a clarification, I have Mild Chronic Kidney Disease; I read it is a progressive loss of renal function over a period of months or years. There are 5 stages and I am in stage 2. What does progressive actually mean? Will it never stop even with treatments?
    Thank you very much
    Claudia

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  12. QUESTION:
    what cause’s kidney disease ?
    my mom is 51 years old and you couldn’t tell though :) but she um has been going to the doctor and like she mite have this kidney disease. and she’s really scared and so am i. my mom is my world i need her. and like if she does have this can like she just die at any point an time? is this cure able? im really sad i think my dad said she mite be at stage 5 well whats stage 5? what happens at stage 6 or 7 how many stages are there?

    • ANSWER:
      if we knew exactly what causes cancer, there wouldn’t be cancer anymore

  13. QUESTION:
    Are you a nutritionist that has experience with Kidney Disease and Congestive Heart Failure?
    Hi, I’m looking for a nutritionist that might be able to speak with me about a diet for my dog. He has stage three chronic kidney disease and congestive heart failure, and his last visit to the vet shows his kidneys getting worse despite our efforts to reduce salt and protein from his diet. We did get in contact with a nutritionist but she wanted 0 just to consult with us. We’re hesitant to do this because we fear she’ll just tell us to reduce salt and protein and stop giving him dog food which he hasn’t eaten in over two years anyone. It’s frustrating to have to hand over this amount of money when we’re not given any information on what the consultation will entail. If you’re a nutritionist, especially is you have any experience with these health problems and dogs any advice would be helpful. Our dog is a peek-a-poo, 15.5 years old, and his kidney numbers were 83 and 3.3 at his last visit. Again, any advice is appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      I am not an animal specialist neither a medical doctor. But I’ve had a heart failure myself 4 years ago. To improve function of my heart I am taking 200 mg. of CQ 10 daily. I’ve heard something that initially it came from trails in veterinarian clinics. Just my two cents. Make some research. It might help.

  14. QUESTION:
    can fibroids in the uterus cause kidney disease?
    I have had fibroids for a while now, and now i am in stage 5 renal failure, with HBP. I have no family history of HBP. HELP, im trying to do as much research as possible. thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Fibroids should not effect renal function or HBP. Blood pressure is partially regulated by the adrenal glands, which are located on each kidney.

      Here is a good site

      http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/highblood/

  15. QUESTION:
    I have protein in my urine, so what stage of diabetic kidney disease am i at?
    facts: type IDD 35 years, now aged 46. 1st 20 yrs my blood sugar control was highly variable. My diabetic specialist put me on medication over 10 years ago, an ACE inhibitor 40mg daily, Cardura XL 4mg daily,low dose aspirin 76mg daily and a diuretic 2.5 mg daily

    Internet articles say, after such a long time my kidneys should be spilling between 2-4 grams of albumin daily and my GFR should be < 60. i.e stage 3 diabetic kindey disease????

    2 years ago my Albumin spill was measured at only 57 micro gms /24 hours and a few months ago it was 314 micro grams (albeit my blood sugar at this time and day was over 20, very unusuall for me in recent years and i since found out my diuretic tablet was 10 times the correct level 25 mg instead of 2.5 mg both of which can spike your albumin level,or so i am advised) my GFR was calculated at 91

    So what stage of Diabetic Kidney Disease am I at 1, 2 or 3? 57mg and 314mg respectively and what does the future hold ? i am confussed and concerned

    • ANSWER:
      I’m a physician & to answer ur Q U R NOW AT STAGE 1 CKD ,this can progress to ESRD end stage renal disease,in order to stop that progression u should control ur blood sugar level very strictly , regular follow up to check ur ptn in urine , avoid smoking,exercise regularly,continue on ACE I u r currently on & check with ur doctor as he may increase the dose or switch to ARB

  16. QUESTION:
    I’m only 22 and was just diagnosed with stage 2 chronic kidney disease…help?
    I’ve just got home from the doctors and was diagnosed with this and I’m not sure what to expect. I am only 22 years old, have two wonderful kids and just got married. The doctor pretty much said to eat as much as possible, since my muscle mass is low and I am very petite (5′ and 92 lbs right now). I’ve been losing weight steadily even though I eat all the time. She was going to put me on meds to help keep the protein from spilling into my urine but it can lower blood pressure and mine is already low…92/64 today…so that’s out of the question. I go back in 6 months for a check up and blood work, and she said to come in at any time if I feel I am getting worse. What should I be looking out for? I’m already tired ALL the time, urinate 2-3 times/hour and even more at night, etc.

    Any suggestions and advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
    I have literally looked at every website related to this disease and asked my nephrologist many questions. I am looking for more personal experience.

    • ANSWER:
      I don’t think you need to be getting advice here for such a serious problem. Google or do searches from WebMD or Mayo clinic or somewhere reputable – also American Kidney Foundation or other group – Best of luck to you -

  17. QUESTION:
    what is the life span of end stage renal disease with one kidney dead other less than 10% no dialysis/transpnt
    also the person has diabetes, skin cancer, breast cancer, shingles, is on methadone, and 20 other pills from blood pressure, capapril? pacsil, and many others, also was on perocet, fentenal, now on methodone, doctors gave her 5 years to live from cancer going on 11 yrs. doctors also gave her 2 months to live with refusing treatment for kidneys, been 2 months, she also gets sick a lot, throws up blood sometimes, she is my boyfriend’s mother, she refuses home nurses, free care, etc. some web sites say 6 months tops others says many years, how longs before the toxins build up in her system, also she only eats once every three days, refuses food, sick, when she eats its deep fried egg rolls or fried eggs, milk, bread, and she drinks approx. 15-20 cups of instant reg. coffee a day, smokes 5 cartons of ciggs. a month, sometimes she is out of her mind, some days fine, how long is her lifespan? she is 62yr. thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      I would say “death is iminent”, but sometimes the body defies all the plans, numbers, and statistics that the medical fields can come up with.

  18. QUESTION:
    Could you answer this multiple-choice question about Medicare?
    Which of the following persons is/are eligible for Medicare?
    1. Uninsured elderly living in a nursing home
    2. Disabled who are younger than 65
    3. Persons diagnosed with end-stage kidney disease
    4. Retired persons who contributed to Social Security while employed
    5. Mother and infants with incomes below the poverty level

    A. 1, 5
    B. 2, 3, and 4
    C. 1, 4
    D. 2, 3

    • ANSWER:
      B is the closest fit

  19. QUESTION:
    Help… Kidney Transplant Questions!?
    Hello! I’m a 30 year old guy and needs your help…
    Earlier this month, i have a biopsy made on my kidney…
    I was diagnosed to have a stage 5 CKD, ESRD… Got a GFR of 16%, Creatinine of 650… My blood sugar is normal…
    Just talked to my Nephrologist yesterday, and he told me, at my young age, he suggested me to have a preemptive kidney transplant instead of waiting for my kidneys to deteriorate and maybe, to have a dialysis…

    Now, if ever, i need to have a transplant… Here are my questions:

    1st Question:
    What preparation do i need to do to prepare myself for the transplant? Physically & Emotionally…?

    2nd Question:
    How long will the transplant operation take, from cutting to stitching? If i have a related donor, will we be operated at the same time? Or the donor goes first before me at the operating room?

    3rd Question:
    After the operation, after waking up, how do you feel? Can you move your body? How long will i be sleeping, from entering OR to after the operation? How long will you be in bed before you can sit, stand or even walk on your own?

    4th Question:
    How long will i stay in the hospital? How long will the incision heal?

    5th Question:
    How big will the incision be, in inches please? And on what part of the body will it be, is it on the stomach?

    6th Question:
    If i received a new kidney, do they have to take out my old kidneys or will it stay? If NO, what if my 2 old kidneys totally throw in the towel and gave up in the future, do we need to remove my 2 kidneys?

    7th Question:
    My nephro told me that if i have a transplant, i would be living a normal life again… After your transplant, for those who have a successful transplant, is it as normal as your life before? I mean, can you still do the things that you are doing / eat the food you eat before you got your kidney disease?

    Last Question:
    Any physical or emotional changes after the transplant? Or maybe side effects of the transplants or medicines after transplant?

    Hope you could help me on my questions?
    I’m really scared to death when i think of the transplant…
    Because i really don’t know what’s going to happen…
    Thank you for those who will answer my questions…

    • ANSWER:
      My son was also had ESRD (End Stage Renal Disease)Stage 5,, CRI(Chronic Renal Insuffiency), CKD(Chronic Kidney Disease), (and any other accronym you can think of) he has only one kidney(born that way) and it was at 12% function. Answerer 1 did a great job of explaining. I will tell you my expierience as a parent and donor.

      1. Physically you need to be free of infection(or signs of ) for a minimum of 6 weeks. At least this was my expierience. My son had contracted pertionitis (infection of the pertionium) through faulty medical practice so his tranpslant was delayed by several weeks. I’m sorry I cannot answer the emotional part. Though I can talk to you and offer support. (okay that sounds a little creepy)

      2. If you have a living donor (ie a friend or realtive or annoynmous) they will be prepped for surgery first. I was prepped at 9am on my paticular day. As they are working on the donor the surgeons give the go ahead to prep the recipient. They (the donor and recipient) will be in adjacent OR (operating room) so the kidney literally goes right from donor to recipient. I think the surgery itself takes about 4 hours from start with the donor to finish with you. But if complicaitions arise (this is a possibility with any proceedure) of course it will take longer.

      3. Believe it or not, you will feel much better than the donor after surgery. The kidney starts working right away even before you are closed up. Isn’t that awesome! I do not know how long you will be unconscious. I’m not sure how long I slept etiher. My son had a total of 6 Iv fluids in his arm and neck. They were bolus fluids(to replace those lost during surgery, antirejection drugs, antibiotics, morphine drip ect…
      Yes you can move your body. My son (the recipient) was sitting as soon as he woke up and asking to play video games. He did complain of pain but nothing terrible. The doctors will try to get you up and walking to help move your bowels and you will also have terrible gas from all the air trapped in your abdomen. AS the donor I lost all modesty having to ask help to go to the toilet. Help bathing ect… I could not walk on my own for about a week, but I used a walker. I was stubborn I would not use the wheelchair offered. They did not give me pain medication prior to waking so I was very sore. Finally I was given a morpihne drip which caused me to vomit repeatedly (right after major abdomnial sugery no less) do I stuck with hydrocodone. It took a week before I could sit without help on my own. Even then it was difficult , having to roll over on my side or something. I’m sure I looked like a walrus or something. (lol looking back I can only laugh at all my son and I have gone through, because after all we are still alive and in realtive good health, just try to remaiin postive, it can be hard at times though, lean on your family or close friends)

      4.As the donor I stayed only 5 days. My son as the recipient stayed 10. Now if you contract any infection or have rejection issues you will stay longer. His incision healed very quickly in a matter of weeks, it was glued not sutured.

      5. 9 inches vertically on the stomach right past the belly button (they cut around it.

      6. They leave the old kidneys. No even if they are non functional. You body can perform just fine on one healthy kidney.

      7. You will be on a normal diet yes. The may tell you to avoid contact sports. My son can never particapte in them due to the location of the kidney. You will be on antirejection drugs for the rest of your life or for the life of the kidney, in which case you may have to endure dialysis.

      8. With some of the rejection drugs there is a small chance of cancer. Also when taking prednisone you will expierience moon face (swollen face) and rapid weight gain and appetite. After your doctor reduces the dose this side affect will diminish. (it is a steriod)

      Lastly, good luck to you! I hope everything turns in your favor.

      EDIT Also the same year (2008) my son had his transplant he had a total of 6 surgeris that year (three of the abdomnial, he had appendicitis, kidney transplant, bowel obstructuon from scar tissue from the tranplant, they opened the same scar three different times.). He is 7 years old, thus far he has shown no emotional scars and is very outgoing. I think you will do just fine given time and support. They way I look at it (and tell my son jokeingly) chicks love scars! If anything it prompts conversation! Agian Best wishes!

  20. QUESTION:
    My dog has been diagnosed with kidney disease.?
    She won’t eat her prescribed diet of purina NF. anyone know what I can add to her diet that will entice her to eat her food? she’s been very worn down it seems from this. Her BUN level is 86 and her creatinine is 3.5 She is a 12 yr old Schipperke. Does anyone know the stage she would be in and can I bring her back to health? Please I’m desperate..my vet never told me what stage she’s in and i’ll be damned if he/she will return my calls.

    • ANSWER:
      Try feeding it a holistic or natural dog food. Good diet helps pull things back into alignment. Goto your vet and camp out till you get answers to your questions or get another vet.

  21. QUESTION:
    NEED INSIGHT! I have a 5yr old child with congenital kidney failure, G tube,transplant in future, etc…?
    Hi, i joined Yahoo in hopes of finding someone who can offer insight or support to me. My son was born small and i just knew something wasnt right when he wouldnt feed.. Ne did not cry much nor did he desire to eat from the day he was born. He was diagnosed with failure to thrive and recieved a many tests. He was diagnosed with renal/kidney failure at 5 months. His kidneys are small, echogenic and they use the term, renal hypodysplasia.He has remained stable at about 50-60 percent function with a creatnine of .7 at its lowest to now about 1.1 over 5 year span. He also has a SEVERE gag reflex that turned out to be much more than just the common reflux. He had an ng tube inserted at 6mths old for a year and then had a g tube placed which he lives with still. He will ‘suck’ any food! His favorite is cheesey doritos and choc bars- but watch out, one little piece gets on his tongue and hes gagging and all comes up! Anyhow i just need to know that this is ‘normal’ with the kidney disease-all i have is the dr’s word, but after so many years i start to wonder where this all is headed. When will he eat? (Maybe there is a parent with the same obsticle and can tell me an age when their kid finally started practicing eating!) Why does he dry heave everymorning? Should he go on growth horomones??(he is at the 10th percentile height and 25weight) What does the future look like for him? What will the transplant stage be like? Will my son be ok??!! Its very scary and lonely sometimes and would love to find a DR or parent with some INSIGHT from personal experience.

    • ANSWER:
      It is hard to know for sure what some of these symptoms are, but I can send you some information about congenital kidney disease for you to look at.

      http://kidshealth.org/parent/medical/kidney/kidney_diseases_childhood.html

      http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/Kudiseases/pubs/yourkidneys/

  22. QUESTION:
    What can I do to stop my 9 year old tabby from urinating and defecating on the floor?
    Here are the details:

    1. I adopted from my ex, a tabby. He never spent time with her and wanted to get rid of her because she kept urinating in his condo on the floor. I took her, and she never urinated in my home once she was away from him. The first night she was nervous, and defecated in the tub, but it never happened again. She had never been to the vet before according to him, so I immediately took her to the Vet for a check up and it was discovered that she has early stage kidney disease. She is on medicated food now.
    2. She has had behavioral issues, off and on that have resorted in her urinating, defecating as well as vomiting on the floors. Medical issues were ruled out- no uti, etc.
    3. I have another cat, a 2.5 year old male who is neutered. He does not exhibit these behaviors. For the most part, they get along however he is more active and playful than she, and sometimes he stalks her and interrupts her while she is trying to use the bathroom. (I busted him and discovered this and realized this may have exasperated the situation)
    4. We have 3 large liter boxes, all of which are in a very big, spacious basement and spread apart in different locations. She is defecating right next to the box and now urinating on the basement floor.
    5. She was urinating on our living room floor and couch, but has stopped and ‘graduated’ to at least where the boxes are located.
    6. I have done numerous things: thoroughly cleaned the areas with expensive and home remedy cat sprays, purchased cat attract, changed the box locations and liter type. I am at my wits end. I am married and expecting a baby. I want to keep her but if I do not find a solution, it will be hard to do that. When she was younger, she was left alone a lot and neglected. She endured trauma from that. I work from home now, and I give her plenty of attention. I love her very much and do not want to give her to a shelter. She has already been through so much but this behavior can not continue.

    Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

    P.S. I spoke to several Vets about this and none of their suggestions have worked. One even basically told me when a cat is doing both (urinating and defecating) there is not a lot that can be done to stop them but I am going to keep trying.
    troubles, thank you so much for your thoughtful and helpful response. I have been crying all morning because I don’t want to give my furbaby up and I know she just doesn’t understand. I am going to check out that book as well as ask my Vet about those medications!
    Robin b, I have had covered, uncovered, shallow, tall etc. you name it! I am not doing the liter cleaning right now- my husband is. Typically though, it was me. I even had one of those terrible electric ones!
    Justkristi – We do want her to use the bathroom where she is. Just INSIDE of the box so I am afraid that the use of mothballs probably would not help in this case. She uses the bathroom close or near the boxes, just not inside consistently and all medical reasons have been ruled out and we have changed to several types of cat liter which she will use months on end with no problem and we also keep the boxes clean.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there,

      What a difficult situation and I am very upset that your vets have basically given up. That is just not right.

      From what you describe, and being given a basic clean bill of health as far as infections are concerned, it sounds like she has an anxiety disorder. Cats are very sensitive and can actually have a PTSD ( post traumatic stress disorder) from earlier life experiences. She also may be tuned into your pregnancy and changes going on in your home that also are upsetting to her.

      I have two suggestions for you, and I am so glad you are not ready to give up on her. Cats are generally fastidious about their litter boxes and elimination processes, unless something is physically or psychologically amiss.

      Pam Johnson Bennett, an expert feline behaviorist has written some excellent books on cats. Amazon.com sells her work. There may be something in her books that may help you with this issue. It may also be useful to contact her and arrange an appointment to talk with her about this behavior.

      http://www.catbehaviorassociates.com/telephone-consultations.html

      There are medications that are really excellent in dealing with anxiety issues. We have a cat that was peeing around the house due to anxiety and he is also OCD. Our vet prescribed Amytriptaline ( generic for Elavil) and he has been doing great. He has stopped peeing outside the box, and is far more relaxed.

      http://www.newmanveterinary.com/feline.html

      We tried Buspar but that did not work with our cat. Neither did prozac. Both made him worse, but we kept trying and the Elavil was just perfect for him.

      Hope this helps and good luck with your cat. Thanks for hanging in with her. She surely deserves it.

      Troublesniffer
      Owned by cats for over 40 years
      Member: Cat Writer’s Association

  23. QUESTION:
    Dialysis or Transplant (Considering both’s long term side effects)?
    I’m a 24 y/o male on dialysis, I don’t have any other complications other than that my kidneys are in stage 5 failure, and working at 10-15 percent. I know everyone keeps saying that transplantation is the best option, but the side effects from the medications they will put me on (immunosuppressants) sound terrifying to me, and I guess I just wanna know what the lesser of the two evils is? In case you didn’t know, Kidney Disease sucks.
    The side effects of the immunosuppresant drugs is what really scares me. Insomnia, night sweats, a forever bloated face, if not substantial weight gain, brittle bones, increased risk for colds, lfus, etc., hair loss, acne, and the list goes on. If I were already in my twilight years, I’d be less worried about some of those things, but because I’m so young, it really does bother me. Right now I look normal, young and healthy and most people can’t even tell. I’m pretty sure post transplant after all the side effects everyone will be like “wtf happened to YOU?” and don’t say that at least you’re alive, because if you were in my shoes, my age, with my mentality and world view, I think you would be inclined to feel similarly to how I’m feeling about all of this.
    And one’s self-image is extremely important in how they feel about themselves, their esteem, and life in general. I also keep reading that once someone gets a transplant, most of them struggle with these thoughts of wether to go on living or not anymore. I just feel like doctors and those around you, aren’t REALLY preparing you for the answers you’ll need, and they won’t touch the questions you won’t even think to ask beforehand. No offense to those of you who have been kind enough to answer so far.

    • ANSWER:

  24. QUESTION:
    Should I really start dialysis with all the other problems I have?
    I have been a diabetic for years, in past 10 years the doctors did not put me on anything for the diabetis.
    When my h a1c went up over 8.5-9.3 they tried metformin on me, shot my creatin up. In 2002 I was in
    almost complete orgin failure after taking lipitor and ending up on the floor for many days. I was hallucinating,
    and what is strange is that I can still remember the hallucinations as if they were yesterday. Last year I started
    becoming nauseated and vomiting > 3 liters at a time of undigested food. The doctors never thought about me
    having chronic kidney disease stage 4. Now they want me to limit salt of course, fluids < 2 liters a day, I have
    had chf, arthritis, emphysemia or copd, stomach ulcers, and I think that that is all. My sugars are now average
    145 a day, I guess the damage has been done to my kidneys and the doctors are talking about dialysis.
    I am tired all the time, little appetite and can fall asleep just sitting down in a chair for a few minutes. Can't
    sleep at night though. With everything that is wrong with me, I am thinking about not having the dialysis, I do
    not want to feel more tired, nauseated and just feeling worse. I am 59 yr old. A lot of my friends can not
    understand why I do not want to go on dialysis. I am an RN who worked a long time with diabetics, crd,
    having to continually have new shunts put in, which I know are very painful. I still do urinate, but it looks
    like someone poured a beer into the toilet which I have learned is protein. I know that you can not give
    me an actual answer, no one has a tag around toe that has your date on it, but am wondering if I am
    making the right decision.
    Thank you very much.

    • ANSWER:
      well as a rn you know the consequences of no dialysis are you ready to face this? yes you may be urinating now but eventually this will stop all together – are you ready for this ? do you not have family kids grandkids ? spouse? significant other? if so are they ready to be without you in this world ?

  25. QUESTION:
    What are my chances for B2 (visit) visa?
    Hi everyone,

    I just wanted to get some opinions. I applied for a B2 visa, my interview date is April 5 2011, in pakistan Islamabad. The reason I want to come to USA is to visit my sister. I am 45 years old, married have 4 kids. I am retired army but now work in an office. My sister is 48 years old, for the past 10 years she has has End stage renal disease (kidney failure). She has been on dialysis for 5 years. Our dad went to visit her on a B2 visa last year from feb 2010-june 2010. He came back very worried because she was always in hospital, and was in very bad shape. However, she received a kidney transplant on july 19 2010. It has been a rough year, so many medications, and she now also has diabetes because of the medications. However, now she is doing well, not well enough that she can travel. But well enough that she can take care of herself. She has 6 kids, and has been in the US since 1995. she is a Green card holder and the rest of family is US citizen. Our mother died when we were really young, so she is everything to me. I am sponsoring myself and taking proof of employment, income, bank statement. I own property in pakistan as well. My sister sent me a letter which she wrote to the consulate and A letter from her doctor and some pics of her with her nurses. My job will only allow me 2 months off. What are my chances for getting a visit visa? Anything else I should take with me? Or any other opinions? And i have only been to Cambodia and saudia arabia.

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like you may have a fair chance at a visa, but in the end it’s up to the interviewing officer, so our opinions don’t weigh much against that. hard to say what else you should take as we don’t know what else you may have, but in the end it will depend more on your interview than any documents you may bring along.

  26. QUESTION:
    im getting to a stage where i dont really care. i dunno whats the matter with me !!?
    Right,
    so im 15. and i have a type of kidney disease. i haven’t been to school full time in 7 months because iv been in hospital alot.
    The thing is im supposed to take tablets and drink 3 liters of water a day.
    i don’t, i pretend to drink more than i do to my parents. and i miss tablets alot. i have a lot of pain too and sometimes i take more than im supposed too. and obv dont tell anyone, the thing is, my kidneys will fail if i carry on like this. but, im not meaning this to be rude or unthoughtful to anyone that has had kidney failure. im sure its horrible ! :| . but about mee , i just dont care, i think its because i would rather have kidney failure than to carry on like i am. taking more that 10 pain killers a day, keep getting kidney infections bla bla. not going to school properly.

    of course my parents care and all i hear is “have you been drinking” but iv gone to being completely healthy to like this, in a year.

    My mum isn’t very sympathetic At ALL. im rolling around in agony and she would usually ignore me.

    i did hae 5 kidney stones (caused by the disease ) removed in november. and all i want now is another one. because i hoping if i get another one the pain will go. i sound like a nut case i no. LOL.

    But yeaa, i dont no what to do . im not going to be telling anyone anytime. i just cant, becasue i should care about what happens to me. but i dont. at the moment ,im more scared of living than dying. what do i doo ?! I have had psychology and stuff, and it didn’t help at all.

    thank you ! Sorry it was long.

    ps: my kidney function it alright at the moment.

    • ANSWER:
      It is most unfortunate to note Ur agony @ such a tender age. U’ve to restrict Ur diet and U may try to follow the following stipulated instructions for Ur Kidney Stones and renal colic. God bless U, my dear young heart.We want that U should live full 100 years with the best of Ur health.
      U may show this message to Ur parents and seek their assistance.

      ACUPRESSURE TECHNIQUES:

      With ur thumb, press ur/his/her palms and soles, wrists and ankles on both sides. Suppose pain is felt while press9ng a particular point in the palm/sole, u have to press the surrounding area—just like u r pumping out air from that painful point. The blocked energy in any internal organ, be it lungs, heart, stomach, kidneys, pancreas, liver, etc., shall be released along with toxins if any. As a last point u must press middle part of each palm/sole; so that toxins, if any, shall be excreted/purged through urine without affecting the kidneys.
      It should be done in an empty stomach or after 2 hours after meals. With this, all the endocrine glands and their hormonal secretions shall be regulated. All internal organs shall function up to optimal levels.

      Renal Calculi: Kidney Stones

      1.Black Tea Therapy—Drink one cup of black tea, the first thing in the morning. In case of nausea, keep 2 cloves or little sugar in the mouth. After 15 minutes, regular breakfast can be taken.
      How to prepare Black Tea? Put 1 tea spoonful of leaf tea [any tea will do] in one cup of water. Boil till it becomes half cup. Filter it and add half cup of hot water. Drink it hot for 12 to 15 days.
      2. Diet Restrictions:
      Say NO to
      Palak or Chaulai,Tomatoes,Amla, Chckoo, Cashew Nuts, Cucumber, Black grapes, Cauliflower, Pumpkin, Mushroom, Brinjal.

      Say YES to
      Coconut water, Cornsilk Tea,Barley,Pineapple juice, Bananas,Almonds, Lemons, Carrots, Horse Gram, Karela [Bitter Gourd].

      :CANOVA DROPS;
      IT’S A NON-POISONOUS VEGETABLE PLANT EXTRACT OBTAINED FROM THE FORESTS OF JOHANNSBERG, SOUTH AFRICA. It is found to be, after extensive research for over a decade, effective for cancer, tumors, leukemia, HIV and AIDS. It is a good immune booster.
      To be taken sublingual — dosage – 10 drops t.d.s. not to eat anything 10 minutes before and 10 minutes after medication. However, water can be taken.

      . Kidneypain— Renal Colic Same as Colic.
      256. Kidney— Stone in Mixture of NP 3x, NS 3x and S 12x.
      257. Kidney— Inflammation Mixture of FP 12x, KM 3x and NP 3x.
      China 200 in trituration (powder form) about 1 grain daily for 15 or 20 days in acute cases otherwise on alternate days. There is a plant called PERPATTA, take 2-1/2 leaves thereof, 5 pieces of KALI MIRCH (Black pepper) and drink daily in the morning. Take 1 Pao Kulthi, put in a ghara (earthen jar) of water heat and boil and strain and keep. Drink only that water as far as possible, cures in 10 days.

      92.Colic pain[inflammation of colon & renal colic]Severe gripping pain in bowels. MP-3x in very hot water every 5 or 10 minutes failing which mixture of CP-3x or 12x,FP 3x, KM 3x, KP 3x, MP 3x, NM 3x, KS 3x, NP 3x abd NS 3x failing which homoeopathis colosynth 6, one pill @ short intervals. Simply wonderful.
      Dosage 2 grains t.d.s.
      All these biochemic salts are safe and with side benefits. Don’t swallow medicine. The medicine to be dissolved on/under the tongue. Don’t take any thing 10 minutes before and 10 minutes after medication. You can take water. With best wishes

  27. QUESTION:
    I am DEPRESSED about my weight, but if I don’t like to exercise how can I lose weight?
    Here is a picture of me 17 years ago:

    http://s118.photobucket.com/albums/o81/roniceb/?action=view&current=10-5-91.jpg

    & here is what I look like now(my daughter-”me”-my sister):

    http://s118.photobucket.com/albums/o81/roniceb/?action=view&current=TheVent8-22-08.jpg

    I am 5’3 & I weigh 155 lbs & I have congestive heart failure, end stage liver disease & kidney failure due to alcoholism(and NO I was not drinking in that picture, I was there to watch my daughter in a karaoke competition, I haven’t drank in over a year) A little over a year ago I was rushed to the emergency room for heart, liver & kidney failure, I was told I had six months to live, I was put on dialysis & was in a wheelchair & was put in a nursing home, so I was confined to a bed for 3 months. Now that I am on my own again I feel huge & I want to lose 30 lbs, but I don’t like to exercise. So what are my options?

    Thanks to everyone for all the advice:) I always worry about being criticized or judged because of how my life has turned out. I received so much information, it is going to take some time for me to read all the information for all the links provided. I do have some limitations on what I can & can’t do because of my medical conditions. I would like to pick more than one “Best Answer” because I believe some of you took the time to honestly evaluate my situation..
    I just noticed it’s kinda hard to see the difference in my weight with me sitting down, so here is one of my sister & me standing:

    http://s118.photobucket.com/albums/o81/roniceb/?action=view&current=sisters1.jpg

    • ANSWER:
      It is such a misconception that you “must” exercise to lose weight. Now, I am not saying that exercise is bad, in fact there are SO many benefits to exercising, one of which is that you are able to eat more calories. Having said that, weight lose is about one fundamental principle–calories in and calories out. In order to lose weight you have to burn significantly more than you take in. A good place to start is your BMR or basal metabolic rate. Go to google and type in BMR calculator and you can figure out how many calories you will burn if you just laid in bed all day and didn’t get up. Then you need to figure out your exercise level, and factor it together to come up with the daily amount of calories you need to maintain your weight. If you want to lose 1-2 pounds a week, you need to have a calorie deficit of 3500-7000 calories per week. Sounds like a lot, doesn’t it? It IS a lot, but it’s not impossible. You have to have a deficit over a very long period of time to see results. You have to stick with it, and watch everything you eat, lick, and touch. It takes dedication, but if you really WANT to lose weight, you can do it, all without stepping foot on a treadmill. I hope this helps you. Good luck!

  28. QUESTION:
    Who has IGA Nephropathy?
    I had a biopsy 5 yrs ago and was diagnosed as hvg IGA nephropathy with 13 glomeruli damaged. My mother has kidney disease with end stage renal failure for 10 years now. My brother went through a steriod treatment a couple of years ago.

    I have been taking Omega 3 (fish oil) since and have not gone for any check ups. Currently, i experience alot of backache and loss of appetite. My blood pressure is always normal.

    Anyone or your family member who has this kidney disorder, can you share with me your story and how do you deal with it? Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      IgA nephropathy is deposition of IgA immune complexes in glomeruli, manifesting as slowly progressive hematuria, proteinuria, and, often, renal insufficiency. Diagnosis is based on urinalysis and renal biopsy. Prognosis is generally good. Treatment options include ACE inhibitors, corticosteroids, and ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids.
      Familial clustering has also been observed, suggesting genetic factors at least in some cases.
      Controlling your blood pressure is one of the most important ways you can help slow kidney damage from IgA nephropathy. You doctor may recommend changes in your diet — such as limiting your salt intake — to help manage your blood pressure. A low-salt diet can also help minimize fluid retention and swelling. Other dietary changes, such as reducing the amount of protein you eat and taking steps to decrease your cholesterol levels, also may help slow the progression of IgA nephropathy. Talk with your doctor about what’s right for you.

  29. QUESTION:
    I’ve been prescribed 5 mg Percocet – will insurance cover if prescription changed to 10mg?
    First time “questioner.” My nephrologist has prescribed me 5 mg Percocet (schedule II drug) per day (30 day supply) which I just got filled on 11-2-07. I’ve been taking it for about a year since I had to retire due to my condition. (I have End Stage Renal Disease and am undergoing dialysis due to only 17% adequacy in my remaining kidney.) I feel I need to go back up to my original higher dosage of 10 mg. – 5 mg is just not strong enough. I see the doctor tomorrow and will ask her to increase the dosage to 10 mg. Should my insurance pay for it before the 30 days are up? Since it’s schedule II, the pharmacy is very strict about when it’s filled. I’m not sure since it’s the same medicine but a higher dosage.

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on your insurance. My insurance would cover it since it is a new prescription. Talk to your pharmacist and explain your situation. If you have historically gotten the 10mg, it would be on your record. I would have no problems filling it.

  30. QUESTION:
    Please help me find out what’s wrong with me!?
    I am 37 years old. I was diagnosed with stage 3 chronic kidney disease. Lately, I’ve been feeling very fatigued and trouble urinating, which I can attribute to my kidney disease, but I’ve been having other problems too and I just wanted to know if what’s been happening to me lately is related to my kidneys. I’ve been getting very bad headaches, my feet are swelling up to almost 2x the normal size. I’ve been having abdominal pain on both my right and left sides about 5 inches to the left and right of my belly button. I have extremely high blood pressure, and for the past 3 weeks or so, I’ve been vomiting and very nauseous, and occasionally vision problems. I don’t have the money to go to my doctor and I can’t afford insurance. I don’t know but I guess I’m hoping that some doctors like Yahoo Answers ;)

    • ANSWER:
      I am sorry but it is very likely that all of this is connected to the kidney problem. You need to get medical help before the condition worsens.

      The kidneys help get rid of fluids and toxins from the body. If this isn’t happening, you get fluid retention which can cause feet swelling and possible increased blood pressure. The toxins will create nausea, vomiting and other problems.

      Is there any way you could get free health care from an emergency medical facility? I am in the UK where we are spoilt with the NHS. You really need medical help and treatment. I truly hope you can get it somehow.

  31. QUESTION:
    Blood pressure keeps getting lower, doctor doesn’t seem to care?
    I went to the doctor yesterday for a cold and was also concerned with my blood pressure. It’s always been on the low side since I am very petite…5’0 and about 91 lbs now…but it’s gone from 92/64 two weeks ago to 80/62 yesterday. I’ve always gotten a little dizzy or blacked out for a few seconds after standing up but it’s getting ridiculous now. My head pounds and I can’t see for about 10 seconds and then I’m fine.

    My doctor said my antibiotics will be ready at the pharmacy and pretty much shuffled me off. I asked what about my low BP and he said it’s normal…”you’ll have a 12 year old’s BP for the rest of your life probably since you’re so small but it just means you’ll live longer.” Which is WRONG.

    I was just diagnosed with stage 2 chronic kidney disease but cannot get on any meds because of my BP is so low so in fact, I might live shorter because of it.

    What the heck do I do? I just got a kidney ultrasound today and should see my nephrologist (kidney doctor) soon. Should I wait to see if she can do anything for it, or do those doctors not have the “right” to prescribe me something for BP?

    Help??

    • ANSWER:
      Talk to your kidney doctor about your concerns … The kidney doctor can prescribe anything she thinks is necessary for your health .
      If you aren’t happy with your doctor , get a new one .

  32. QUESTION:
    I need help understanding/interpreting feline blood test results. No guessing please.?
    I took my 13 yr old cat to the vet last week because she is having labored breathing. She seems fine, not distressed, eating fine but her breathing sounds bad and her sides retract each time she breathes. She was breathing very quick shallow breaths. The vet said it was asthma but wanted to do xrays and blood tests to be sure. Her blood test results were as follows:

    Test Result Reference Range Indicator
    ALB = 3.1 g/dL 2.3-3.9 Normal
    ALKP = 36 U/L 14-111 Normal
    ALT < 10U/L 12-130 No graph shown
    AMYL = 573 U/L 500-1500 Normal (at the low end of normal)
    BUN = 16 mg/dL 16-36 Low (on the line for low/normal, vet says Low)
    Ca = 9.1 mg/dL 7.8-11.3 Normal
    CHOL = 126 mg/dL 65-225 Normal
    CREA = 2.3 mg/dL 0.8-2.4 High? (inside the "normal" box but towards high end,
    vet says "High")
    GLOB = 3.7 g/dL 2.8-5.1 Normal
    GLU = 155 mg/dL 71-159 High (line between normal/high, vet says not a
    concern, it's just high because she's scared
    or nervous)
    PHOS = 5.1 mg/dL 3.1-7.5 Normal
    TBIL < 0.1 mg/dL 0.0-0.9 No graph shown
    TP = 6.8 g/dL 5.7-8.9 Normal

    HCT = 37.9% 24.0-45.0 Normal
    HGB = 11.5 g/dL 8.0-15.0 Normal
    MCHC = 30.3 g/dL 30.0-36.9 Low (line between low/normal)
    WBC = 25.2 x10^9/L 5.0-18.9 High
    GRANS = 22.0 x10^9/L 2.5-12.5 High
    %GRANS =87%
    L/M =3.2 x10^9/L 1.5-7.8 Normal
    %L/M = 13%
    PLT = 46 x10^9/L 175-500 Low
    Retics ~ 0.6%

    Her vet said she has CRF/kidney disease and told me to start her on Hill's Prescription Diet or if she wouldn't eat that (said a lot of cats won't) a recipe she gave me that consisted of liver, calcium carbonate, eggs and vegetable oil immediately. She said based on her creatinine levels my cat was in the 3rd of 4 stages and her kidneys would fail quickly if I continued with her current diet. She made it clear that I needed to start feeding her the new diet immediately. My cat won't eat it, any of it. She's always been a very picky eater. I went back and asked for a can of the prescription food, the vet tech sold me a can of a/d critical care formula, she ate this. I went back to get more and the vet said it was not good for her kidneys :^/ That she has to eat the k/d formula. I bought this and she won't touch it. I even tried adding tuna juice and she won't touch it.

    While researching what else she can eat, I noticed that her blood test results don't seem to be consistent with CRF test results. ie: her BUN is low/normal not high, HCT is normal, PHOS is normal

    I am wondering if anyone that knows veterinary medicine can answer this for me. I'm extremely concerned because she was eating fine before the diet change even with the labored breathing, now she won't eat any of the k/d foods and not more than a bite or two of anything else. The vet says if she won't eat the kidney diet to add water and force feed it to her from a squeeze bottle. This seems counterproductive (and painful for me, she doesn't like being force-anything) if she isn't in kidney failure. If she is, then I would really appreciate suggestions on alternatives to the aforementioned k/d food (tried can and dry) and the k/d liver recipe that she won't eat.

    She has had antibiotic and steroid shots for the lung infection. Plus the vet prescribed liquid antibiotics and probiotic paste to take home. My cat would let me give her the antibiotics to begin with because she didn't have much "fight" in her. Now she has it back and is fighting me when I give her the antibiotic. She won't touch the probiotic or any food that I put it in, even tuna (the bribe food/her fave). I've also been putting her in a crate and giving her albuterol nebulizer treatments followed by percussions. Her breathing is better than it was. But her respirations while laying down/resting are 55-60 breaths per minute.
    Vet did xrays because she felt "lumps" in her hind legs. Turned out to be nothing. The xrays did show "something" in her lungs (two hazy spots, one at the top edge of right lung and one on the towards the edge of the left lung) but the doctor said with her age she doesn't recommend surgery to find out if it is something "bad" or not. Just do antibiotics/nebs/percussions
    JC: Thank you so much for your reply. I appreciate you taking the time to read my entire question and to give an informed answer. She is family. I've had her since she was a tiny kitten and she means the world to me. My gut told me that something wasn't right with her diagnosis. Especially when she was looking at the xrays. She went up to the light board and stared at it, then moved really close and stared again for a bit and then said "there's something here..and here" pointing at the very light hazy spots but didn't tell me what that meant until I asked for more information. So, no, she did not send them to a radiologist. I had taken her in because of the breathing and she also had a hard spot under one of her nipples. We got a dog last year, so for the past year she doesn't live in my lap like she always has. Needless to say, when I was holding her, I felt the "tough" spot on her tummy/under the nipple. The vet seemed somewhat unconcerned about the spot but said from feeling it that
    unconcerned about the spot but said from feeling it that it was a "mammary tumor" which seems like something to be concerned about. She said if it gets any bigger to bring her back, but that was that. Velvet has always been a very healthy fiesty girl (she's a Russian Blue) but in the last couple of years she developed a small lump over her front right shoulder, it looks/feels like fluid filled skin, I was told by everyone this is nothing to be concerned about especially since it doesn't hurt her in the least to touch it, press it, etc. The vet said it wasn't anything to worry about either, just due to her getting older. She did say that because of the lumps in her legs and the hard spot in her tummy we should do xrays to make sure it wasn't a tumor in her lungs causing the breathing problems. I asked about the legs, because she didn't even mention them when reviewing the xray. She said "it's nothing, if it was, I would have told you".

    I was terrified when I went in. She seems to have

    • ANSWER:
      Time to find a new vet.

      Those aren’t the kidney numbers of a CRF cat. A better predictor of kidney health is to test the specific gravity of the urine – if it’s concentrated, the kidneys are functioning properly, if it’s too dilute, they are starting to age. The reduced kidney function is one of aging, and not a disease. A cat’s body craves and needs protein – that is why she is instinctively rejecting the K/D. Very few vets will prescribe a low-protein diet for cats with aging kidneys – they 1) won’t eat it 2) it leads to muscle wasting (the body needs to get protein from somewhere!) and 3) it hasn’t been proven that low-protein slows down the progression of the CRF. What she needs is to eat – a high quality canned food free of by-products and chemical preservatives. That’s what my vet recommends, based on the latest research. The by-products are hard to digest, and the chemicals are tough on the kidneys. Good canned foods will keep her better hydrated, and slow down the aging of the kidneys.

      Did the vet send the xrays out for a ‘real’ radiologist to interpret? Cats with asthma – untreated – can get hard spots in their lungs, and those will show up on xrays. It takes a real radiologist to interpret an xray – the answer is NOT surgery to find out what it is, it’s to have a qualified person read and interpret the xray. Personal story – my rescue rex was coughing prior to his coming to me, and was taken to the vet who did a chest xray, and diagnosed severe hear disease and wanted to do ultrasounds, etc. I insisted that the xrays were to be sent to a radiologist – diagnosis was asthma. Quite a bit different than the vet’s diagnosis of an aorta ready to self destruct.

      CRF is not a death sentence. And yours isn’t there yet. Feeding her a food she can’t stand is counterproductive, and can lead to liver failure when she refuses to eat. Find another vet, and feed her a quality canned food so that the poor thing eats! At 13 – with that pretty good bloodwork – she should have some good quality years left to spend with you.

  33. QUESTION:
    Is bin Laden’s death kept secret to keep the terrorism lie going for defense spending & trashing civil rights?
    I’d like to see Obama announce the death of Osama bin Laden as one of his first official duties. Bin Laden often better known as bin Forgotten died in December of 2001. There is nothing I am saying that is news to anyone who has actually spent any time thinking.

    Osama bin Laden had serous kidney disease that required him to have dialysis treatment twice a week. There aren’t any dialysis machines floating around in the border region of Afghanistan and Pakistan. A few months back a reporter finally asked the question that should have been asked years ago at a White House press conference.

    How is it that a guy who was seriously ill seven years ago is getting treatment for end-stage renal disease in some cave in Afghanistan? The woman conducting the press conference panicked at the thought of answering that most basic question and immediately canceled the rest of the briefing.

    The United States does not need a boogieman living in a cave in Asia. Osama bin Laden is dead. Barak Obama should be honest enough with the American people to declare him dead.

    Here are the facts.

    1. The last intelligence intercept of Osama bin Laden was on December 14 of 2001. He has not been heard from since.
    2. President Bush and Defense Secretary Rumsfeld hinted in late December of 2001 that they knew Osama bin Laden was dead.
    3. President Musharraf of Pakistan announced in January of 2002 that Osama bin Laden was probably dead of kidney disease.
    4. President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan was quoted in October of 2002 as saying, “The more we don’t hear of him, and the more time passes, there is the likelihood that he probably is either dead or seriously wounded somewhere.”
    5. But the actions of the US Military are the most telling. There isn’t a single soldier, sailor or Marine tasked with chasing down Osama bin Laden, dead or alive. Because we know exactly where he is. He’s dead. So the US military is either totally or absolutely incompetent or Osama bin Laden died years ago and we’ve been fighting the boogieman.
    6. As early as July of 2002, even the FBI’s counterterrorism chief was quoted as saying; Osama bin Laden is “probably” dead.

    The US does not need a boogieman; we have real challenges ahead of us. We need a President who will not lie to us on a constant basis.

    While you are at it Mr President Elect, you may want to mention that Iran never threatened to wipe Israel off the map and 16 US Intelligence agencies all agree Iran does not have a nuclear weapons program. But you knew that, didn’t you? Iran is neither the enemy of the United States nor Israel.

    • ANSWER:

  34. QUESTION:
    what happens to the liver at the final stage of cirrhosis of the liver?
    My mother-in-law just passed away due to this disease. She was diagnosed with it 5 years ago. Although she did not drink at all, what could have been the possible reason why she got it? Some people die right away when they are diagnosed, yet others last longer. At the end her kidneys started shutting down too. They did dialysis but did not work. Everywhere she had a cut or sore, blood started coming out. This was happening as we knew she was not making it. Blood came out from her eyes, ears etc. What was happening?

    • ANSWER:
      There are a number of reasons people get cirrhosis which is scarring of the liver which makes it impossible for the liver to do its job. Some reasons are chronic hepatitis B C and D, autoimmune hepatitis (immune system attacks liver), inherited diseases, NASH (fatty liver that progresses to cirrhosis), primary biliary cirrhosis (immune system attacks the bile ducts), and iron overload. Then there are those people who do not have any reason for having the cirrhosis and fall into the category of cyptogenic (reason unknown).

      When the liver slows or stops production of the proteins needed for blood clotting, a person will bruise or bleed easily. This happens in cirrhosis. Cirrhosis can also lead to kidney failure.

      A person will die from cirrhosis when the disease has progressed to its final stage when total failure happens. At that point, only a liver transplant will save a person. The life span of someone with cirrhosis depends on many different things, so that’s why some live longer than others. Example: Someone who has cirrhosis from being an alcoholic that stops drinking can slow down their disease very much and maybe even stop it. Someone with cirrhosis that continues to drink will progress to the end stage of the disease much quicker and it will certainly be fatal if drinking continues.

      I’m sorry that your mother-in-law died from this terrible disease. Try to remember the good times you had with her. It must have been terrible to see her like she was at the end, so try not to focus on that. Focus on the good things.

  35. QUESTION:
    Can dehydration and recovery from kidney infection cause high blood sugar?
    I returned from the hospital for a kidney infection exactally 1 week ago. I had been sick prior to this with many little viruses. Because of this i havent been eating or drinking as i normally would. I lost 5 pounds over the 2 months. While in the hospital, they saw that my blood sugar was high. It was ranging from 100-270. They thought it was probably because of the stress from the illness but just to make sure they sent me home with a blood sugar moniter where i had to prick my finger before every meal and 2 hours after. My numbers ranged from 95-270 over the weekend. I stopped doing the pricking but went in for my appointment yesterday. The doctor took my fasting blood glucose and it was 117. He then took the same blood from my finger prick and put it into a machine for an A1c test which came back as 6.5%. He then told me he wanted to diagnose me with Type 1 diabetes and start me on insulin immediately. My parents and i were in shock. When we asked what other numbers he was using as the second set to diagnose me and he said he was using the ones from when i was in the hospital. Im not a doctor but it seems to me that those numbers would be thrown off since i was sick and on several bags of iv fluid as well as being under the physical stress of a kidney infection..as well as the stress of being sick for the past 2 months. We told him we wanted the oral glucose test done and we were also going to seek a second opinion with another specialist to make sure. Being diagnosed with diabetes is a huge deal and i want to be 100% sure that i have it and its not thrown off by something else. So he sent me home again to moniter my blood sugar levels over the weekend. Yesterday, when i returned home from the hospital my number was 297 (the highest ive had, but this was also right after the glucose test so its expected to be high). After i ate, it dropped to 179. Two hours after it was at 127. I checked it again before i ate dinner and it was 107. Two hours after, it was at 85. They also had me checking my urine every time for ketones. I havent had any so far. I started drinking alot more water yesterday and it was the first day in a very long time that i ate regularly. Im just curious as to if my body could have been dehydrated or if because im drinking and eating normally now it might change it. My doctor told me that im just in the “honeymoon stage” of diabetes. Is he right? Or could it be something else?

    I was also tested for thyroid problems yesterday. I have a history of females having thyroid diseases on both sides of my family. Could this also play a role in it?

    Any advice is much appreaciated.
    Thanks, Callie
    They have had me monitering my ketones for the past few days and so far i havent had any. What does that say about my diagnoses? Also for the past three days i havent had a reading over 197 for my blood glucose. The first day it was 97, 197, 129, 123, 125, and 183. Today it has been 122, 166, 83, and 101. Are these numbers still in the honeymoon stage? It seems to me the numbers are still alittle sparadoic but in comparison to my numbers from last week they seem to be going down considering i havent had a reading over 200. Yesterday and today were also the first two days in a very long time that i got up and got out of the house. I went driving today, shopping, and went to my brothers basketball game. I’ve also been drinking and eating more regularly while also eating heathier than i have in the past. Do you think these things could have an effect on my numbers?

    Please help me out with some more advice. Thanks to everyone!

    Callie

    • ANSWER:
      Any kind of stress and illness can definitely raise your blood sugar. In your case however, I wouldn’t suspect type one diabetes but rather type two. Had you type one diabetes, even if you were in the “honeymoon phase,” your weight loss, glucose, A1C, and perhaps even your ketone level would be much more dramatic. Also, they probably wouldn’t even consider putting you through an oral glucose tolerance test but rather would have run a c-peptide and antibody screening before sending you home on a strict insulin injection regiment. Consider yourself lucky in that sense. Endocrinology problems, especially type two diabetes, hypothyroid, and PCOS, often go hand in hand so you are on the right track covering all your bases. Be sure to visit an endocrinologist upon receiving your lab results.

  36. QUESTION:
    Question about my speech?
    What do you think of my speech? Could you edit it or tell me where to add or take out things??

    Napoleon Bonaparte, Babe Ruth, Hitler, Idi Amin, Al Capone & King Henry VIII. I wonder how many of you could tell me what these people had in common. Today, I will be discussing the STD, Syphilis.

    Syphilis is a bacterial disease that is highly infectious and can be passed through blood. A child in the womb can be exposed or if direct contact with syphilis sore is made, the disease can be contracted.

    Syphilis sores occur mainly on the external genitals, but some cases have been reported on other areas of the body like in the mouth or on the back.

    Syphilis progresses in three distinct stages. The Primary phase is the beginning of the disease. It starts with a sore, known as a shanker; these appear mainly on the genitals. But any part of the body is at risk.

    Any contact with the sore can transmit the disease. The sore will grow bigger in 3-4 days and after 1 week it will disappear, but this does not mean that the disease is gone.

    The secondary phase develops 4 to 10 weeks after the shanker appears. This is when the majority of symptoms begin to appear such as fever, joint pain, muscle aches, sore throat, rash, headache, decreased appetite, patchy hair loss and swollen lymph nodes.

    People often mistake this for the flu because these are all flu symptoms. This phase can go away without treatment, but then the third phase will commence.

    The third phase is known as the ‘latent phase’. In the early stages of this phase, first one to two years, the disease has some of the same symptoms as the second stage.

    More than 2 years after the beginning of this phase there may be no symptoms and sores are normally no longer infectious. But pregnant woman can still pass them on to baby foetus through the womb.

    The third phase is known as the ‘latent phase’. In the first one to two years of this phase, the disease has some of the same symptoms as the second stage. More than 2 years after the beginning of this phase there may be no symptoms and sores are normally no longer infectious.

    But pregnant woman can still pass the disease to their foetus through the womb. This stage is a very dangerous one as it can appear that the infection has gone, but without treatment it will not. In severe cases this phase can cause, gradual blindness, numbness and even dementia.

    There is one more rather uncommon phase known as the Tertiary Phase. This phase is rarely seen in modern times because of the aid of penicillin. But the unlucky people who develop this phase are faced with heart, skin, bone and brain problems.

    Many of these symptoms I have listed sound like symptoms to other diseases, such as influenza, that is why syphilis can be referred to as ‘The Great Pretender’, as it mimics other diseases.

    Another form of syphilis that isn’t mentioned a lot is ‘congenital syphilis’. This is the occurrence after a foetus has been infected in a womb.

    The form of syphilis can cause many abnormalities in the child such abnormalities as, teeth, bone problems, liver/spleen/kidney enlargement, brain infection, skin rashes and more.

    Syphilis is an equal opportunity disease! Anyone who has sex can contract it. Therefore the only way to completely avoid it is through avoiding sexual contact. The highest occurrence is found in women aged 20-24, and men aged 35-39.

    Newborns with congenital syphilis increased from 2005 to 2006, with 339 new reported cases in 2005 compared to 349 cases reported in 2006. Doctors believe this is because people are NOT having safe sex and are NOT aware of all the risks taken by having irresponsible sexual activity.

    Between 2005 and 2006, the number of reported syphilis cases increased by 11.8%. Rates have increased in males each year between 2000 and 2006 from 2.6 to 5.7. In 2006, 64% of the reported syphilis cases were with men who have sex with men. It is also reported that men are more vulnerable in contracting syphilis.

    Syphilis is now treated by the use of penicillin, doctors do advise that while being treated you avoid all sexual contact. And every 6-12 months an annual check up is required.

    Some interesting, yet alarming, facts I unfolded whilst studying syphilis are – The infamous Tuskegee experiments in the US were experiments in which black men with syphilis were intentionally denied treatment so that the effects of untreated syphilis could be studied.

    None of them were deliberately infected, however; they were “merely” permitted to get sicker and were misled as to the true nature of their condition. Another is that for centuries the treatment of choice for syphilis was mercury, which was painted onto the sore. This had the unfortunate side effect of causing a slow death by mercury poisoning.

    I hope that through my speech you have learnt more about the STD syphilis and know what to do if it comes your way.
    Syphilis – An “oldie” but not a “goodie”
    I am in Yr. 9

    • ANSWER:
      I just skimmed through, but I noticed you did not cite your sources, and that is a must!!! for college. I also have a college informative speech guide that my professor gave me that I could scan over to you if you wanted it.

  37. QUESTION:
    READY TO LEAVE. Should i leave him? Diabetes and drinking.?
    Heres the situation in a nutshell. My husband and i have been married for 6 years. Over the past three its been a downward spiral. He has type one diabetes since he was 12 yrs old.. You would look at him and never think he has a disease, it looks like a ‘Matt Damon’.–hes Fit athletic, eats well, takes his shots religously, very upbeat, personable, just an awesome guy that gets along with everyone. My family loves him and i love him with all my heart. As far as his diabetes is concerned, it of course is taking its toll on his body, but the thing is when he gets his blood work everything is showing up great. No big concerns. His brother has diabetes and is very ill. His cousin diabetes and is unhealthy too. BUT thats the problem! Hes blind, hes fulling himself. He thinks hes superman. The real issue i am having is that he drinks ALOT on the weekends. At least one night, but sometimes both nights. ALSO- we have a beautiful little angel who is 5 and he has kidney failure, he was born with, he will have a transplant prob around 10-15 yrs old, and he is my EVERYTHING. Most important thing to me ever. My husband adores his son and has told me he would never ever let me leave and take away our son. He was drunk in this conversation.Anyhow,he has admited he has a hard time having ‘fun’ without drinking. He says he sees he has a problem. He also states he LOVES his beer and would never give it up though. And he also states he realizes he has an issue drinking TOO FAST too much too quick, and he also says he has a hard time saying no to drinking a beer if everyone else is, and he doesnt know why, hes gonna work on it, blah blah, maybe for a month things get better but remains the same today. Last night was the game, a monday night, a working night, and he had one loser friend over, from 5-9, by the time he came in he was drunk, not hammered but drunk, he had his dinner and passed out. Its like why do you HAVE to drink so much when a game is on? Why not just 2 or 3 beers? He ALWAYS gets drunk when a game is on….Bottom line- he loves to drink and it has given me nothing but stress. It scares me for HIM and hishealth, his future, and it scares me for our son. I know my son will know his dad loves his beer on the weekends so “if daddy has a disease and drinks, why cant i?” This is my deal breaker. I will do anything to protect my son. AND i am so TIRED of fighting this for about 3 years now, im sick of being irritated and bitter- no point in being happy with him when hes just gonna be a jerk by the weekend, ya know?? I am so sick of fighting for what is RIGHT. Im siick of being his parent. This past month has been a ”just screw him’ stage. Im over it. I dont see myself staying with someone like this forever. Its SCARY. Im sad. Im not taking the chance of making a train wreck in our marriage in the future, and him screwing up my beautiful son. I do not see him changing, maybe unless he gets sick from his diabetes, and then it might be too late. WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

    • ANSWER:
      tell him if he keeps abusing alcohol, it will eventually damage some of HIS internal organs, like the kidneys. I have type 2 diabetes, and my doctor told me that’s what excess sugar can do (which is what alcohol is-sugar)

  38. QUESTION:
    Should i leave him?? What would you do? Diabetes and drinking.?
    Heres the situation in a nutshell. My husband and i have been married for 6 years. Over the past three its been a downward spiral. He has type one diabetes since he was 12 yrs old.. You would look at him and never think he has a disease, it looks like a ‘Matt Damon’.–hes Fit athletic, eats well, takes his shots religously, very upbeat, personable, just an awesome guy that gets along with everyone. My family loves him and i love him with all my heart. As far as his diabetes is concerned, it of course is taking its toll on his body, but the thing is when he gets his blood work everything is showing up great. No big concerns. His brother has diabetes and is very ill. His cousin diabetes and is unhealthy too. BUT thats the problem! Hes blind, hes fulling himself. He thinks hes superman. The real issue i am having is that he drinks ALOT on the weekends. At least one night, but sometimes both nights. ALSO- we have a beautiful little angel who is 5 and he has kidney failure, he was born with, he will have a transplant prob around 10-15 yrs old, and he is my EVERYTHING. Most important thing to me ever. My husband adores his son and has told me he would never ever let me leave and take away our son. He was drunk in this conversation.Anyhow,he has admited he has a hard time having ‘fun’ without drinking. He says he sees he has a problem. He also states he LOVES his beer and would never give it up though. And he also states he realizes he has an issue drinking TOO FAST too much too quick, and he also says he has a hard time saying no to drinking a beer if everyone else is, and he doesnt know why, hes gonna work on it, blah blah, maybe for a month things get better but remains the same today. Last night was the game, a monday night, a working night, and he had one loser friend over, from 5-9, by the time he came in he was drunk, not hammered but drunk, he had his dinner and passed out. Its like why do you HAVE to drink so much when a game is on? Why not just 2 or 3 beers? He ALWAYS gets drunk when a game is on….Bottom line- he loves to drink and it has given me nothing but stress. It scares me for HIM and hishealth, his future, and it scares me for our son. I know my son will know his dad loves his beer on the weekends so “if daddy has a disease and drinks, why cant i?” This is my deal breaker. I will do anything to protect my son. AND i am so TIRED of fighting this for about 3 years now, im sick of being irritated and bitter- no point in being happy with him when hes just gonna be a jerk by the weekend, ya know?? I am so sick of fighting for what is RIGHT. Im siick of being his parent. This past month has been a ”just screw him’ stage. Im over it. I dont see myself staying with someone like this forever. Its SCARY. Im sad. Im not taking the chance of making a train wreck in our marriage in the future, and him screwing up my beautiful son. I do not see him changing, maybe unless he gets sick from his diabetes, and then it might be too late. WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

    I realize that when you write something here its probably not going to come out the way i need it too,, there are so many factors to this drinking problem, im sure my explanation may seem small or not that big of a deal. One lady states ‘im looking for a reason to leave him’, which is far from the truth. the only thing i can say is, i realize i cant get all details across here, but im a good person, good mother and a great wife. I have raised an awesome boy which whom i have dedicate myself to taking care of his needs (he is on a feeding machine also) i clean, pay bills make a hot dinner every night for when my husband comes home. I socialize , plan fun events, and try to make good memories. Family first. Family is the most imortant thing in life. My husband is becoming an alcoholic–it is just getting worse. When he drinks he gets mean, acts like an ass in front of his son, in front of guests. Some nights are worse than others yes. I just need to know from ya’ll, what SHOULD i do

    • ANSWER:
      April, you didn’t cause it and for sure you can not cure it.

      You need help to learn that controlling someone else is foolish. You can’t! As it goes on , in your mind you will become the martyr. You need to get control of your own life. The best way to do this is through Al-anon. Look in yellow pages for group nearest to you. Granted you have a lot on your hands , but you can change enough that you will not look like the world is against you.

      Never threaten a Alcoholic. If you tell them something, follow through. Drunks are great manipulators. If you decide to leave him , tell him and then leave. If it’s a choice between you and the booze” you lose”. Until he get help from a conselor or alcoholics anonymous. He’s addicted.

      PS The success rate for Alcoholics to get well is 5%. Either through A.A. or other means.
      I don’t feel sorry for you but I do have compassion for you. You need help as much as your husband.

  39. QUESTION:
    Nausea for 4 months not pregnancy (quite long!)?
    A few months ago I thought I was pregnant again, when the LO was only 5 months old! The nausea hasnt gone and on Monday I had my third trip to the Dr.s it hasnt gotten any worse, but isnt getting any better either. At first it was thought it was an ear infection, then acid reflux and now he doesnt know what it is but has given me some medication which blocks nauseous feelings. So this is my third round of medication in almost 3 months! I’ve being on this medication for three days now, taking 3 a day it should have begun to work but it hasnt.
    Before my first trip to the Dr.s I had it for about a month, so it is now 4 months I have being feeling horribly nauseous. I have done 5 pregnancy tests and all are negative. I have a mirena coil so it is unlikely.
    My tummy is also tender about 2 inches down from my belly, and to the left and right. The Dr. says if I dont feel any different after this lot of medication then we will start more invasive investigations eg scans, keyhole surgery etc….
    I googled my symptoms, I really wish I hadnt! This is what I found:
    Nausea and vomiting are not diseases, but they are symptoms of many conditions such as:
    * Motion sickness or seasickness
    * Early stages of pregnancy (nausea occurs in 50%-90% of all pregnancies; vomiting in 25%-55%)
    * Medication induced vomiting
    * Intense pain
    * Emotional stress (fear)
    * Gallbladder disease
    * Food poisoning
    * Infections (such as the “stomach flu”)
    * Overeating
    * A reaction to certain smells or odors
    * Heart attack
    * Concussion or brain injury
    * Brain tumor
    * Ulcers
    * Some forms of cancer
    * Bulimia or other psychological illnesses
    * Gastroparesis (a condition seen in people with diabetes)
    * Kidney or Liver disorders
    It isnt motion sickness, isnt pregnancy (though now im wishing it was!)
    medication induced
    intense pain
    emotional stress
    over eating
    heart attack
    bulimia
    certain smells or odors
    I’m really worried as most of these are quite serious, have any of you ever had this? Or do you have any other possibilities of what it could be?
    Thanks! x

    • ANSWER:
      Yes – I felt sick a lot for months, and lost a lot of weight. It was down to anxiety/worry.

      Of course google has to bring up some of the quite serious things too, and look what it’s done, now you’re worrying yourself silly!

      Your medically trained doctor did not believe your symptoms allude to anything serious, otherwise he’d have acted differently. If you’re that worried, book another appointment and tell him/her the anti sickness tablets aren’t working.

  40. QUESTION:
    Anyone know the reason to having severe trouble breathing?
    Quick background on myself..at 18, diagnosed with Stage II Hodgkins Disease, had chemotherapy and radiation.Went into remission for 1 year than the cancer came back with a vengence, Stage IV Lymphoma in my Lung. I had extensive chemotherapy and an autologous Bone Marrow Transplant, where I almost died, because I was allergic to the preservative they froze my marrow in. Anyway..go through that, fast forward to approx 8 years ago..I began to have fallout from the chemo. My Gallbladder had to be removed, as well as my salivary gland.I had a massive blood clot to my kidneys, Hypothyroidism reared its head, my back has gone through 2 Laminectomies and 2 spinal fusions (and it is still terrible, I live in pain daily and need to be on high doses of narcotics to control the pain) Then 2 years ago, the Dr’s discovered I had cardiomyopathy…put me on all sorts of meds, I was ok for a year, then started almost blacking out, getting dizzy..etc..so they put a defibrilator in me. I am only 39!! I am married to a great man (who has been through the gamut with me and is still here!) and we have a 5 year old adopted daughter. I am blessed in many ways and cursed in many others. Heres my question…Once I got the defibrilatror, I felt great for awhile..I joined a gym, got a trainer and started to do really well…then within the past 2 months I began to have major trouble breathing. It began that I could not walk as far on the treadmill..to now where I cannot walk across the room, take a hot shower, bend upside down..etc..without being totally winded and feeling like my chest is going to explode. My cardiologist did all kinds of tests on me..changed my meds and found my heart to be fine..he last week went me to a pulmonologist, and he is great…He did a lung function test, ruled out asthma, did a chest Xray, Chest and Lung CAT scan with contrast, all kinds of blood work (CBC, SMAC and D_DIMER) and leg dopplers (all to rule out Pulmonary embolisms, and blood clots in my legs) Then he is sending me to a sleep clinic tonite..he thinks I may have sleep apnea…I may..I go to bed at 11 and wake up at 4am..I wake up wheezing and coughing so bad. My hubby says I snore, and I jolt myself awake. When the doctors examine me, they do not find any wheezing! This is really affecting my quality of life..and my families..I am supposed to go away to Puerto Rico next week with my husband, to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniv. I don’t think we can go, because I can’t walk anywhere..I hope someone out there has some answers, because I am all out. Any advice would be indeed welcomed with open arms. By the way…no Pneumonia either! Sorry this is so long, I had to explain my background so as to possibly get an educated answer to my question.

    • ANSWER:
      It could be something simple. Allergies maybe? Try sleeping somewhere else for a bit and see if it still happens.

  41. QUESTION:
    I am a diabetic, My sugars been running in the lower 400s my kidneys are in stage 2.?
    I am 45. When I was 22 I had servere abdominal pain. I was in the hospital for surgery and after the surgery the doctors told me that my gallbladder and liver had swolen and were grown together so they surgically seperated them , leaving them inside of me. Years have past when about 5 years ago I had my gall bladder removed, the doctors could not do it without poening me up the traditional way and they worked on me for two hours. They told me they had a heckof a time getting it out. I have been having trouble in this area again, I have had diarea for almost two years and they presribed imodium and when I take that I aam stopped up for three tofour days, I bleed from this area like I am having my period. I have a problem eating because when I do it feel like it stops right bellow my ribs it looks like i am about 7 monthes pregnant above my stomach and it is hard.I have been complaing about this to my doctor sincr October,nothing. I have servere muscle spasms in my intestines, as well as my muscles in my upper arms and feet get charlie horses. Finally the doctor did blood work and ordered a cat scan. My bloodwork showed that I had a vitamin e defficiancy, and the cat scan showed fatty liver disease more details at next appt, Thursday.I am scared, Am I gonna die?

    • ANSWER:
      Seems that you have multiple morbidities working against you. The blood sugars of 400 and greater are not good for you. This increases your kidney damage. What was your last A1C? Adhere to your diet or let the doctor know that you have no intention of doing so and ask for better medication control of your diabetes.

      Constipation sucks. So does diarrhea. You don’t have to take a whole Immodium. Cut it in half and take only a 2mg dose. Drink plenty of water with it and in the 24 hours following it.

      As a nurse, it sounds as if a lot of your issues are due to a poor diet. A long time of poor dieting. Cramping can be caused by potassium deficiency. Diarrhea and constipation can both be caused by poor diet. Fatty Liver Disease is often a result of a high fat diet with the fat depositing itself around the liver. A fatty liver can take up more space in your abdomen than is intended. This will cause eating food and expansion of the stomach prior to digestion to be uncomfortable. I hiatal hernia may also be present. Ask the doctor about that.

      To answer the question, “Am I going to die?”…yes, you are. We are all born to die. How long you are allowed to walk the face of this earth depends on you and the good Lord.

      Good luck with all your medical problems. If you do not want to die, start taking better care of yourself. Your doctor can only fix so much.

  42. QUESTION:
    What would be the safest choice of vets after my cat’s tragic end in doctors’ hands?
    Two weeks ago my cat Tootsie was euthanized without proper examination and minutes after a veterinarian had just proceeded with fluids and antibiotics treatment because I explained that she had not eaten and drank by herself for 5 days after being poisoned by a toad recuperating very slowly (but bravely nevertheless). That visit to the vets’ clinic was Tootsie’s first there, so the doctor who saw her had no medical history on her and did not seem to need one to rule that she “most probalby had a kidney failure”. My personal vet was not at the clinic and the never seen before another doctor injected the cat with fluids but right immediaterly AFTER that she decided that my cat did not eat and drink because of a … periodontal disease and because she did not eat she most probably had a kidney failure. Truth is that she did not even open Tootsie’s mouth beside observing burns on her gums and … also nose. Up to here I have already described her tragic end by euthanasia without no chance given to her to observe if she would have healed following the fluids and antibiotic treatment (in a previous thead asking if I should forgive myself for allowing what happened). My new problem comes now following that first stage of suffering with fear: My own vet being the owner of the veterinary clinic, instead of investigating the wrongs or not done, as I requested him, helped his colleague vet with altering Tootsie’s one page chart with misstatements about what would have been the visit’s purpose and result deleting my complaint about the toad poisoning, lying that I would have chosen the euthanasia by myself after allegedly “being concerned about the cost of an eventual treatment to follow” and among many other lies including that I had had allegedly stated that Tootsie was never taken to a veterinary clinic since she was a kitten (I never said that), my own vet stated that he was present there during my discussion about the euthanasia (the most disappointing lie as coming from my own vet who contrarily avoided to show his presence at the clinic when I went there with Tootsie and could have advised me such or such options). And here is my Question with capital Q:

    After I suffered like a dog eaten by doubts and guilty feelings and instead of having medical professional explanation or excuse following my pet’s untimely ending by their hands, shouldn’t I fear my own vet’s future actions on my remaining pets after his helping his colleague to lie in her chart and lying himself too? Because I asked for Tootsie’s chart and euthanasia form, he seemingly went into a complaint-proof alert and vigilence. In this context, should I just let go and keep on bringing my other pets to him like nothing happened or rather I should avoid in the future to bring my other pets to him? He used to be a good doctor but as the clinic is his, his colleague is more important to him than me and my pets. On the other hand going to another vet in the area with the charts of my other pets bearing his name, wouldn’t put the new vet in contact with him and a hand washes the other? Shouldn’t I better start anew with the new vet NOT telling him/her anything about anything done at my former vet’s clinic e.g. without my pets former charts? My other cat and my dog did not have any special diseases or problems before. To me lying and modifying truth and charts shows a potential danger in the future for my other pets. Is being a good doctor more important than his ethical potential? Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      You cannot believe that as I was reading your question, my rage was escalating to the point that I wanted to scream … please find another veterinarian STAT. Not only that, but if you document everything you wrote here, I would absolutely report this clinic to the state veterinary board wherever you live. No one should have to go through this tragic experience that was completely unfounded. Record tampering is a very serious crime, and needs to be addressed by the veterinary licensing board.

      http://www.jugglingcats.com/veterinary/vet_board.htm

      While I do understand that we develop relationships with our veterinarians over the years, and develop trust with them. Finding excellent practitioners can be very frustrating and difficult to accomplish. This said, if your “formerly” good vet is no longer someone you trust or will ever be able to trust in the future, it is time to part the ways… AND even report the clinic. Hard to do, but it sounds like this is a clinic that should not be in practice from what you describe about how your cat was “treated”. I feel SO for you. This was something that never should have happened.

      I can totally understand your reticence in sharing the history about your former vet clinic. Some practitioners get very protective about their peers. This said, if you find the relationship developing and they gain your trust, at some point I would definitely tell him/her about the incident. They may be far less likely to refer other clients to them if a referral is required.

      I highly feel that a good “doctor” is one who is also highly ethical. They come hand in hand, and if ethics are broken no matter how”skilled” the practitioner may be, I would not consider that veterinarian to treat my cats.

      Hope this helps, and again, I am just incredibly sad for you and still am enraged that you had to go through this nightmare. Blessings on your angel kitty also.

      Troublesniffer
      Owned by cats for over 40 years
      Member: Cat Writer’s Association

  43. QUESTION:
    What next, please help me find an answer?
    I am a ten year breast cancer survivor; stage I, 1.7cm, no lymph node involvement, estrogen positive to me; I had as treatment 17 CMF chemotherapy, 45 Neupogen shots, 30 radiation treatments and a quadrantectomy. My balance seemed to be off during my second chemo treatment. I told my doctor, I fell often. And in 2001 I fell down stairs, broke a tib/fib, titanium rods implanted and ended up with DVT. I have been walking with a cane since then.Last year was treated for an ear infection, serous otitis media, At the emergency room the doctor said I had bubbles on my eardrum. I was admitted to the hospital, and isolated. One doctor came in and said I had MRSA. I didn’t know what that was. I was treated with many antibiotics and the only one that worked was oxacillin. I was discharged after three days. Afterwards, everything changed. I had two failed 17 year old root canals, numerous antibiotics, kidney stone,more antibiotics, ear doctor treated with more antibiotics, saw a neurologist, said I have cerebellar ataxia. Another said I didn’;t. One neurologist said I had fear of falling. One said it was peripheral neuropathy. One said it was PTSD. I was thankful last year to hear that I did not have a neuro-degenerative disease. I left the state to celebrate, with my walker, my cane and a change of clothes. The third day, I fell off a foot high porch and broke the calcaneous bone and did a 2+ sprain on the left ankle. I returned back to my home with the goal of relearning to walk. However, I again became more imbalanced, my right eye started twitching and wouldn’t stop. The eye doctor today tells me it is convergence. The eye doctor last year, told me nystagmus. I call it my scarry eye and continue to do vestibular therapy. Two months ago, I went on another journey to try and save my life and the quality of my life. A neurosurgeon told me, I have never seen that part of the brain completely gone. You need to go to a stroke center. Another doctor told me I might have a connective tissue disease. I tested positive for anti nuclear AB. Yes, I do have arthiritis. If I have something else I don’t know. Last month I made an appt. with a gastroenterologist, because of unusual bloating and unable to urinate completely. No pain at this point. A week later I end up in the Emergency Room: told you have a 2mm kidney stone; it is in the ureter and should pass into the bladder, you should see a doctor in three days. I saw a urologist, CT scan of abdomen and pelvis. He said maybe you will pass it, if not we will do a lithotripsy and place a stent. By the end of the week I ended up in the ER again. I was admitted. The 2 mm stone now was 5.8 mm and in the ureter. I was given pain meds and stayed in the hospital so my 80 year old mother didn’t have to witness me birthing a stone, Everrbody said it was nothing. I tell you it was painful. Before I was discharged from the hospital, the doctor told me a CT scan revealed it was in my bladder. That all should be okay. I have strained urine, looking for a stone, The urologist says the stone is still in the ureter, and the radiologist read the report wrong. Today, a doctor says, good news, no blood in the urine, Today, I still have problems with bloating and voiding fully. I already have problems with vestibular dysfunction and I believe that this is compromising my life. Symptoms: can’t walk or stand for very long, can’t walk forward without holding on. I do well in a swimming pool but sometimes, even it can be difficult. Is it the ear? IS it another disease? I am exhausted and need help? My eyes have a hard time focussing. I try to exercise, stationary bike and swimming every other day. I used to be a very active person who helped others. Please, someone help me. It is difficult being in this body.Every day I don’t know what it will be like when I get up, good or bad, confident or fright.

    • ANSWER:
      I have a bad back too.

  44. QUESTION:
    My Case – Help Required?
    Emotional Nature:

    Very much emotional in nature, I couldn’t attain any intellectual attainments / Aspirations becozof this Anxiety problem. Always worried in nature. Few friends. Sharing Good relation. Now getting away from them and also from relatives.I want to keep my wife and baby happy. This Anxiety is preventing everyones happiness. Always in thinking mode. Prone to accidents becoz of that.

    Food : Like Chocolates, Spicy, Tangy Items.Chinese food. Doesn’t like salty / Oily food.

    Anxiuos Personality .

    Very Much sensitive to cold now a days for the past 3-4 years. Couldn’t bear winter. Palms and Sole are always cold like a Hypothermic person. Blood circulation is very poor. Shiver if I go out for a walk in cold climate or take bath in cold water, even if it’s during summer. So, fear of taking part in water games also becoz of Shivering problem. Fear of going to cold places. But can withstand A/C cold.

    Taking warm water bath.

    Sleep is not refreshing. no peaceful sleep. Constant wandering of thoughts about Health and Business Plus Income Tax. Dream about searching for my Car or Bike on the road or parking lot with tension. Thinking it must have been lost. Inability to sleep after 4.00 P.M

    Headache always . Above the eye and on the neck. Also on the top right side.

    Loss of Sexual Desire. ED. On an Average Monthly Once.That also with Some Ayurvedic Medicines.

    Business is up and Down. Couldn’t digest the down time.I was having tension about the future till 2000. Was working for a company. Not great. Self esteem was low. I was good when I hv started the business. During the lean phase I feel my self esteem has gone for a task. Very bad now.

    Have One twin brother. Tall and stout. Fraternal Twins. He is in the USA as the Recruitment Director. He is hvg BP and Diabetes and Gout Problem. Often get tooth problem also. He has twoChildren, male.

    Father was a diabetic and Hypertensive. Anxious Personality. Never shown that to anyone. I came to know when Doctors were talking when he was at his last stage. I have personally seen his Health Deterioration. High Sugar. Used to eat lots of milk sweets.Cardiac Problem.He died in the year 1992 at the age of 52 due to Myo cardial Infraction and Multiple Organ Failure due to diabetes. That has affected my Mind very much. I used to feel that I also have everything. That got manifested. Always thinking about diseases.

    Mother is 60 years now. Got Operated for Ulcer Twice. Utrus was removed 14 years back. She is having Glucoma, BP, Diabetes and Arthiritis. Recently diagonized for Diabetes.

    Grand Mother (fathers Side) Expired last year at the age of 94. BP and diabetic patient for more than 60 years.

    Routine & Food Habit:

    Go to bed at 11.45 P.M. Sleep at 12.00 A.M. Gets up sharp at 2.20 A.M daily then sleep immediately or awake for some times. Sleep and again getup at 4.00 A.M. After that no peaceful sleep. Constant wandering of thoughts about Health and Business Plus Tax. Money is going go in taxes fully. Then I need to sell the house to pay for that. Body heart, eyes and Kidney, Liver is affected. I’ll die soon. I am going to go bankrupt like thoughts. Mind is always fearful and loaded with Thoughts.

    Go for walk at 6.30A.M for 40-45 Min. Don’t go some times , thinking fearful thoughts. Thinking about eye floater, Health etc., Coffee @ 7.30 A.m
    Then taking bath @ 8.30 A.M. Pooja @ 9.00 A.M

    Breakfast – Idlis ( 5 Nos ) or Dosa- 3 Nos or Cereal / Oats 1 Cup with Milk or Upma – 200-250 Grms @ 9.15-930 A.M
    Work from 9.45 A.M-7.30 P.M. Then Night also. Continuous sittiing posture
    Cucumber- 1 plate @ 11.30 A.M
    Lunch- 4 Chapatis with VegDishes and 1 Cup rice with Curd @ 1.40 P.M
    Some snacks in between. It may contain fried items but not very often
    Coffee- 1 Cup @ 5.15 P.M
    Dinner-3 Chapatis and 1 Cup rice @ 8.45 P.M
    Apple or Grapes or seasonal fruits @ 10.00 P.M

    Used to eat out items like Noodles ( very rare ) , Roti / sabji

    General

    Hypertensive. I was found to be having high B.P in the year 1990. All the parameters were normal except B.P. Anxiety Problem. Fear of Everything. Neck pain. Buildup slowly since morning.

    Operated for Left side Inguinal Hernia in the year 1992.

    Suffered with Jaundice Twice.

    Complaints

    -Diabetic Since 2002 (Known). At that time of Diagnosis Sugar level was 300. GTL. It must hv setted long before. That time itself i was having peripheral pain.

    Pains and Swelling

    -Uneven Sensation during walking. Some times I get prickling sensation on the sole. And pain on the peripheral side esp on left and right hand / legs lower extreme below knee and on it also some times. Little pain on the Joints also. -Ankle part swells after travel / stand for more than 2 hrs. Started 2 years back after delhi trip. Even it’s a trip to Mumbai/pune city then also you can visualize the change in Ankle size. That’s creating lots of Mental tension.Left angle and bone area is larger cicumfrence than ri

    • ANSWER:
      brother it seems you have a pretty normal health..the cause of your problems is tension…these days people are on a look out of outer comfort ..thats fine , nothing wrong with that but we forget that without inner peace and comfort outer will have no meaning

      I can gather that you have a sensitive nature and are prone to stress easily.
      There is only one way to solve your probs for good- that is taking control of your life. We often think that how can life be in our control; after all cretain things arent in our control?? but we are wrong as we have the power to dominate/ control our mind and life but unfortunately its mostly other way around for most of us. So for that control the best thing for you would be yoga. Learn ashtanga yoga from an expert.Just dont learn pranayam and asana but learn and follow the whole system with yam and niyam. You will be amazed to see the huge difference it will make to all areas of your life and not just mind or health.For diabetes manduk asana and creatin pranayams are very good .Ofcourse your instructor will tell you about others too and dos and donts.For good health and saving your self from aggravated conditions you must do it as all big diseases begin from stress and lack of general health only

      about your foot problem – consult the doctor.If you have too much tension to lead a normal life- see a psychiatrist as it can be bcos of some general mind problem.
      begin with a mantra from today

  45. QUESTION:
    Could you answer this multiple-choice question about Medicare?
    Which of the following persons is/are eligible for Medicare?
    1. Uninsured elderly living in a nursing home
    2. Disabled who are younger than 65
    3. Persons diagnosed with end-stage kidney disease
    4. Retired persons who contributed to Social Security while employed
    5. Mother and infants with incomes below the poverty level

    A. 1, 5
    B. 2, 3, and 4
    C. 1, 4
    D. 2, 3

    • ANSWER:
      magoo is an idiot dont buy insurance from them, medicare doesnt care if you are below the poverty level or what age. they care if you are retired and a certain age, disabled, end disease, black lung. so the answer to your question is possibly 1 and for sure 2,3,4. i would say B is the best answer.

  46. QUESTION:
    What would be the safest choice of vets after my cat’s tragic end in doctors’ hands?
    Two weeks ago my cat Tootsie was euthanized without proper examination and minutes after a veterinarian had just proceeded with fluids and antibiotics treatment because I explained that she had not eaten and drank by herself for 5 days after being poisoned by a toad recuperating very slowly (but bravely nevertheless). That visit to the vets’ clinic was Tootsie’s first there, so the doctor who saw her had no medical history on her and did not seem to need one to rule that she “most probalby had a kidney failure”. My personal vet was not at the clinic and the never seen before another doctor injected the cat with fluids but right immediaterly AFTER that she decided that my cat did not eat and drink because of a … periodontal disease and because she did not eat she most probably had a kidney failure. Truth is that she did not even open Tootsie’s mouth beside observing burns on her gums and … also nose. Up to here I have already described her tragic end by euthanasia without no chance given to her to observe if she would have healed following the fluids and antibiotic treatment (in a previous thead asking if I should forgive myself for allowing what happened). My new problem comes now following that first stage of suffering with fear: My own vet being the owner of the veterinary clinic, instead of investigating the wrongs or not done, as I requested him, helped his colleague vet with altering Tootsie’s one page chart with misstatements about what would have been the visit’s purpose and result deleting my complaint about the toad poisoning, lying that I would have chosen the euthanasia by myself after allegedly “being concerned about the cost of an eventual treatment to follow” and among many other lies including that I had had allegedly stated that Tootsie was never taken to a veterinary clinic since she was a kitten (I never said that), my own vet stated that he was present there during my discussion about the euthanasia (the most disappointing lie as coming from my own vet who contrarily avoided to show his presence at the clinic when I went there with Tootsie and could have advised me such or such options). And here is my Question with capital Q:

    After I suffered like a dog eaten by doubts and guilty feelings and instead of having medical professional explanation or excuse following my pet’s untimely ending by their hands, shouldn’t I fear my own vet’s future actions on my remaining pets after his helping his colleague to lie in her chart and lying himself too? Shouldn’t I just let go or ra

    • ANSWER:
      I would find a new vet. You’re in a position now where you cannot trust your current Vet to provide the proper care for your animals.

      You might want to consider filing a complaint about your Vet:

      http://www.vetabusenetwork.com/filecomplaint.htm

  47. QUESTION:
    What would be the safest choice of vets after my cat’s tragic end in doctors’ hands?
    Two weeks ago my cat Tootsie was euthanized without proper examination and minutes after a veterinarian had just proceeded with fluids and antibiotics treatment because I explained that she had not eaten and drank by herself for 5 days after being poisoned by a toad recuperating very slowly (but bravely nevertheless). That visit to the vets’ clinic was Tootsie’s first there, so the doctor who saw her had no medical history on her and did not seem to need one to rule that she “most probalby had a kidney failure”. My personal vet was not at the clinic and the never seen before another doctor injected the cat with fluids but right immediaterly AFTERr that she decided that my cat did not eat and drink because of a … periodontal disease and because she did not eat she most probably had a kidney failure. Truth is that she did not even open Tootsie’s mouth beside observing burns on her gums and … also nose. Up to here I have already described her tragic end by euthanasia without no chance given to her to observe if she would have healed following the fluids and antibiotic treatment in a previous thread (asking if I should forgive myself for allowing what happened). My new problem comes now following that first stage of suffering with fear: My own vet being the owner of the veterinary clinic, instead of investigating the wrongs or not done, as I requested him, helped his colleague vet with altering Tootsie’s one page chart with misstatements about what would have been the visit’s purpose and result deleting my complaint about the toad poisoning, lying that I would have chosen the euthanasia by myself after allegedly “being worried about the cost of an eventual treatment to follow” and among many other lies, my own vet stated that he was present there during my discussion about the euthanasia (the most disappointing lie as coming from my own vet who contrarily avoided to show his presence at the clinic when I went there with Tootsie and could have advised me such or such options). And here is my Question with capital Q:

    After I suffered like a dog eaten by doubts and guilty feelings and instead of having medical professional explanation or excuse following my pet’s untimely ending by their hands, shouldn’t I fear my own vet’s future actions on my remaining pets after his helping his colleague to lie in her chart and lying himself too? Shouldn’t I just let go or rather I should avoid in the future to bring my other pets to him? He used to be a good doctor but as the clinic is his, his colleague is m

    • ANSWER:
      So sorry about what happened to tootsie she was let down by the one person you trusted with her health, so you are that one left feel bad about it and now they are blaming you as if you haven’t suffered enough in their hands,

      this reminds me about a similar incident that happened to my cat, the vet gave her countless antibiotics(not my usual one)my cat didn’t get better so i kept going back then they said she had kidney failure and injected her with something not sure what when i asked they wouldn’t answer me,then when i got her home she collapsed she was alert and walking before going there,

      so i had to have her put to sleep at their suggestion i was so upset i didn’t know what i was doing so it was done, and i am left feeling really guilty like i took her to her death whats strange is her name was also Tootsie like yours,

      when i changed vet with my remaining pets the medical records followed so the other vet was cold towards me so i had to change vet again,but i did find a good vet in the end thankfully,

      so i would keep away from there if i was you as you will never trust them again and its important to have someone you trust with your pets life,

      so don’t go near the place, as even your own vet let you down which is unforgivable he has turned his back on you when you are suffering your loss,

      my thoughts are with you at this difficult time.