Elderly Kidney Function Loss

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INTRODUCTION

Aging,irreversiblebiological changes that occur in all living things with the passage of time, eventually resulting in death. Although all organisms age, rates of aging vary considerably. Fruit flies, for example, are born, grow old, and die in 30 or 40 days, 00004000 while field mice have a life span of about three years. Dolphins may live to age 25, elephants to age 50, and GalApagos tortoises to 100. These life spans pale in comparison to those of some species of giant sequoia trees, which live hundreds of years.

Amonghumans,theeffects of aging vary from one individual to another. The average life expectancy for Americans is around 75 years, almost twice what it was in the early 1900s. Although some people never reach this age, and others are beset with illnesses if they do, more and more people are living healthy lives well into their 90s and older. The study of the different aging processes that occur among individuals and the factors that cause these changes is known as gerontology. Geriatrics is a medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases in the elderly.

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EFFECTS OF AGING ON THE HUMAN BODY

Severalgeneralchanges take place in the human body as it ages: hearing and vision decline, muscle strength lessens, soft tissues such as skin and blood vessels become less flexible, and there is an overall decline in body tone.

Mostofthebody’sorgans perform less efficiently with advancing age. For example, the average amount of blood pumped by the heart drops from about 6.9 liters (7.3 quarts) per minute at age 20 to only 3.5 liters (3.7 quarts) pumped per minute at age 85. For this same age range, the average amount of blood flowing through the kidneys drops from approximately 0.6 liters (0.6 quarts) per minute to 0.3 liters (0.3 quarts). Not all people experience decreased organ function to the same degreea”some individuals have healthier hearts and kidneys at age 85 than others do at age 50.

Theimmunesystemalso changes with age. A healthy immune system protects the body against bacteria, viruses, and other harmful agents by producing disease-fighting proteins known as antibodies. A healthy immune system also prevents the growth of abnormal cells, which can become cancerous. With advancing age, the ability of the immune system to carry out these protective functions is diminisheda”the rate of antibody production may drop by as much as 80 percent between age 20 and age 85. This less-effective immune system explains why a bout of influenza, which may make a young adult sick for a few days, can be fatal for an elderly person. Thus, it is as important for an older person to be vaccinated against the flu and pneumonia as it is for young people to be vaccinated against childhood diseases.

Mostoftheglandsof the endocrine system, the organs that secrete hormones regulating such functions as metabolism, temperature, and blood sugar levels, retain their ability to function into advanced age. However, these glands often become less sensitive to the triggers that direct hormone secretion. In the aging pancreas, for example, higher blood sugar levels are required to stimulate the release of insulin, a hormone that helps the muscles convert blood sugar to energy.

Theovariesandthetestes, the endocrine glands that regulate many aspects of sexual reproduction, alter during the aging process. As a man ages, the testes produce less of the male sex hormone, testosterone. A woman’s ovaries undergo marked changes from about age 45 to age 55 during a process known as menopause. The ovaries no longer release egg cells, and they no longer generate the hormones that stimulate monthly menstrual cycles. After women have gone through menopause, they are no longer capable of having children without the aid of reproductive technology. The physical changes associated with aging do not have a significant impact on sexual activitya”most healthy people maintain an interest in sex all of their lives.

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THE EFFECTS OF AGING ON THE MIND

Oneofthemythsofaging is that intelligence diminishes with age. Early studies that used intelligence tests designed for children revealed that older people scored lower than young adults. However, these tests relied heavily on skills commonly used in school classrooms, such as arithmetic, and required the test to be completed within a specific time limit. Older people may require more time to answer questions, and more recent studies based on untimed tests and other measures of intellectual activity, such as problem solving and concept formation, show that there is relatively little decline in mental ability in healthy people at least up to age 70.

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Early Treatment Of Kidney Disease

Kidney stones are not easy to handle, especially with the intensity of pain that they can create. Before, kidney stones happened typically in men, however these days, women are also prone to this kind of disorder and their cases are a bit increasing. This has occurred due to the incorrect lifestyle nowadays.

Although the signs of kidney stones in women are pretty much alike in men, women have greater threshold for pain because their bodies are ready to give birth. A lot of women think that the kidney stone pain is identical with the intensity of pain one can get from giving birth.

There are so many common signs of kidney stones in women, but the main one is the lower back pain felt in the kidney area, normally on one side but not both concurrently. The level of pain may either be constant or disrupted. It will hardly ever fade away entirely. Although the pain may disperse by taking an analgesic tablet, however, the degree of pain will presumably increase and its location will become more specific after a few hours or even days.


Early Symptoms Of Kidney Disease In Humans

Kidney stones are not easy to handle, especially with the intensity of pain that they can create. Before, kidney stones happened typically in men, however these days, women are also prone to this kind of disorder and their cases are a bit increasing. This has occurred due to the incorrect lifestyle nowadays.

Although the signs of kidney stones in women are pretty much alike in men, women have greater threshold for pain because their bodies are ready to give birth. A lot of women think that the kidney stone pain is identical with the intensity of pain one can get from giving birth.

There are so many common signs of kidney stones in women, but the main one is the lower back pain felt in the kidney area, normally on one side but not both concurrently. The level of pain may either be constant or disrupted. It will hardly ever fade away entirely. Although the pain may disperse by taking an analgesic tablet, however, the degree of pain will presumably increase and its location will become more specific after a few hours or even days.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    i got this from my sister she sent it to me by email and i wanted everyone to read this so please do so?
    From Carlton in Pennsylvania————–Allan

    Leptospirosis — VERY IMPORTANT PLEASE READ

    This incident happened recently in North Texas. A woman went boating one Sunday taking with her some cans of coke which she put into the refrigerator of the boat. On Monday she was taken to the hospital and placed in the Intensive Care Unit. She died on Wednesday.

    The autopsy concluded she died of Leptospirosis. This was traced to the
    can of coke she drank from, not using a glass. Tests showed that the can was infected by dried rat urine and hence the disease Leptospirosis.

    Rat urine contains toxic and deathly substances. It is highly recommended thoroughly wash the upper part of soda cans before drinking out of them.
    The cans are typically stocked in warehouses and transported straight to
    the shops without being cleaned.

    A study at NYCU showed that the tops of soda cans are more

    Contaminated than public toilets (i.e).. full of germs and bacteria. So wash them with water before putting them to the mouth to avoid any kind of fatal accident.

    Please forward this message to all the people you care about.

    (I JUST DID)

    Leptospirosis is an infectious disease that affects humans and animals. It results in a wide range of symptoms, and some people may have no symptoms at all. It is caused by a spiral-shaped bacterium (spirochete). Symptoms include high fever, chills, muscle aches, headache, vomiting, diarrhea, and jaundice (! yellow skin and eyes).

    A definitive diagnosis requires laboratory testing of a blood or urine sample. Early detection is important because the disease can cause serious complications if not treated early in its course. These include kidney damage (nephrosis), meningitis (inflammation of the tissue around the brain or spinal cord), resp iratory distress and/or liver failure.

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      I want you to read this:
      Leptospirosis, better known as Weil’s disease, is a potentially deadly illness caused by bacteria passed along to humans in contact with urine from diseased animals (rats, frogs, rabbits, snakes, pigs and dogs). It is picked up rurally from swimming in contaminated lakes and reservoirs. In cities, the bacteria are passed along more easily — people splashing through puddles in areas that have a large rodent population might contract the disease, and eating or drinking contaminated food and water is always a danger. Leptospirosis can also be contracted by rubbing eyes with dirty hands. People with open cuts and wounds are especially vulnerable to the bacteria, as it can be picked up almost anywhere.

      As the rat population in cities grows, so does the potential for contact with this disease.

      Leptospirosis typically causes aches, pains and fever that go away on their own. One in ten cases includes high fever, jaundice, meningitis (inflammation of the brain lining), acute kidney failure, internal bleeding and, occasionally, death. Victims can die if they develop serious kidney or liver complications. In extreme cases, death follows three to six days after infection. The disease is treatable with antibiotics.

      In November 1998 leptospirosis killed eight people and hospitalized one hundred in China. In the same month in 1997, 22 people died from the same cause out of the 300 who were infected with it. In the United States, 100 to 200 cases of leptospirosis occur each year (with about half of those in Hawaii), according to the Center for Disease Control.

      Another disease passed on through rat urine is hantavirus. It is transmitted to humans through breathing in particles of an infected rodent’s urine, droppings or saliva. The virus becomes airborne when excrement dries. Early symptoms mimic the flu and can progress to respiratory failure. Since 1993, 21 deaths in the United States have been blamed on this disease.

      In general, urine-encrusted soda cans are not the most likely purveyors of these diseases. Most cans of soda are packaged into cardboard boxes while still on the production line and thus aren’t at any risk of contamination. Additionally, once bottlers have mixed soft drink syrup in with soda water and sweetener, they try to get the finished product to the consumer as expeditiously as possible. Soft drink bottlers don’t warehouse large inventories of finished product for any length of time — freshness is everything, so the product is moved out quickly, leaving little opportunity for rodents to use the tops of cans as latrines. Nonetheless, it’s still always a good idea to wipe off cans from exposed six-packs or those dispensed from drink machines, if for no other reason than to avoid picking up something passed on by the human handlers of the product.

      Barbara “errata” Mikkelson

      And the next time you get one of these chain emails find the original poster and tell that big goon to lay off the Michael Moore movies.

  2. QUESTION:
    Why did both my cats die? But on different days? Im so sad !!?
    Ok i had 2 cats a 2 year old [human years] and a [8 month old] the 2 year old named Yoshi had gotten all his shots and he was neutered but he was overweight other than that he looked healthy
    & my 8 month old cat named Ashes didnt have her shots and she wasnt spayed so she was the one that had a bigger possibility of getting sick =[ she has gone out once in a while. One day we found her sick my mom gave her medicine the next day she looked better but Yoshi looked sick he is a male and he had all his shots he was healthier than my other cat but Yoshi died first but he didnt get sick first so wtf? And its so sad because i saw him suffer he died last week saturday at 1 in the morning he would throw up and wouldnt eat so he basically threw up water or stomache acid my mom would give him medicine but it didnt work on him so he would keep throwing up and his pee didnt smell its like as if it were pure water we did take him to the vet and they said he had a possibility of having kidney disease but the doctor said he was too young for that we felt his tummy and we felt like a ball so ni guess he did have kidney disease but how did he get it? Ashes was sick before him but he died earlier than her. The after he passed we took him to go get cremated and we got his ashes back then a week later Ashes is sicker than ever she can berly walk she doesnt eat she is super skinny you can see/feel her bones is she depressed or sick also? Then yesterday we left somewhere and we dont know what happend to her we came back she was gone we dont know if she left or if she died somewhere we searched all over the house and couldnt find her so we gave up and now believe she is dead but she could berly walk so if she left yesterday in the rain sick and couldnt walk then i guess she probaly died ! =[ but is it true that cats know when they are going to die so they hide somewhwre to die? The SADDEST part of Yoshi is that i got to see him suffer and im only 12 yaesr old. At night he would cry in pain LOUD he would try to walk he couldnt he would fall he couldnt even stand up so my sister said hes too sick i dont wanna see him suffer like this anymore lets take him to get euthenised and on the way he died in my moms arms before he died he would stretch his arms like he couldnt breathe or like his heart stopped then he died =’[ i cried and cried it was so devastating and Ashes is gone! why why why>??? is she safe? will she come back? she was gone alll day yesterday and today im so sad =[ i even prayed for them but i guess their time has come =’[ =’[ =’[
    what do you think caused their death her are their symptoms
    Yoshi
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    • vomiting ALOT
    • no eating
    • pee didnt smell
    • crying in pain
    • sleeping all day
    • his pain lookd like it came from his tummy
    • could berly walk

    Ashes
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    • Didnt eat
    • vomiting 2 or 3 times
    •super skinny
    • tired
    • could berly walk

    so what could have caused their deaths?????
    I miss them so much !!!!!!!!!!!!!! =’[

    i will always ♥ them and keep them in my heart forever and always

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      maybe you should had took them to the vets if ur cats were having health problems

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    could somebody check spelling and grammar in this paper.?
    The Bhopal Disaster took place in December 3, 1984 in Bhopal, India.

    Disaster was caused by the release of 27 tonnes of methyl isocyanate (MIC) gas from a Union Carbide India Limited, pesticide plant owned by Union Carbide.

    Union Carbide had 14 factories in India, one of them was in Bhopal. At night of Dec. 2nd and 3rd, 27 tons of the deadly gas methyl isocyanate began leaking. There was no warning, none of the six safety systems were working. People woke in their homes to fits of coughing, their lungs filling with fluid. People woke up screaming in pain. Deadly gas was dusting their eyes. They couldn’t breath, they were choking in blood. They weren’t able to control their bladders. After several hours there were thousands of dead bodys on the streets.

    Breathlessness, persistent cough, diminished vision, early age cataracts, loss of appetite, menstrual irregularities, recurrent fever, back and body aches, loss of sensation in the limbs, fatigue, weakness, anxiety and depression are the most common symptoms among survivors. The alarming rise in cancers, reproductive health problems and others such as growth retardation among children born after the disaster remain undocumented.

    Aziza Sultan „At about 12.30 am I woke to the sound of my baby coughing badly. I saw that the room was filled with a white cloud. I heard a lot of people shouting. I started coughing with each breath seeming as if I was breathing in fire. My eyes were burning too.”

    “People were dying on the streett! It was horrible!”

    How many thousands of people? no one knows. Carbide says 3,800. Municipal workers who picked up bodies with their own hands, loading them onto trucks for burial in mass graves or to be burned on mass pyres, reckon they shifted at least 15,000 bodies. Survivors, basing their estimates on the number of shrouds sold in the city, conservatively claim about 8,000 died in the first week. Such body counts become meaningless when you know that the dying has never stopped.

    Pople left the city. They waited, and when the clouds of deadly gas gone, they come back.

    Every plant in this city was poisoned. Environs was covered by hundreds of tonnes of toxic waste. Environmentalists have warned that the waste is a potential minefield in the heart of the city, and the resulting contamination may lead to decades of slow poisoning, and diseases affecting the nervous system, liver and kidneys in humans. Studies have shown that the rates of cancer and other ailments are higher in the region since the event.

    In a partial settlement with the Indian government, agreed to pay out some 0 million in compensation. The victims weren’t consulted in the settlement discussions, and many felt cheated by their compensation -0-0 – or about five years’ worth of medical expenses. Today, those who were awarded compensation are hardly better off than those who weren’t.

    The Indian goverment charged Union Carbide but nobody was convicted.

    Bhopal haven’t been cleaned up yet.

    If we don’t wont such accidents as in Bhopal we must take care of those factories which use dangerous chemicals. And turn one’s attention to those problems.

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      The Bhopal Disaster took place in December 3, 1984 in Bhopal, India. Disaster was caused by the release of 27 tonnes of methyl isocyanate (MIC) gas from a Union Carbide India Limited, pesticide plant owned by Union Carbide.

      Union Carbide had 14 factories in India, one of them was in Bhopal. During the nights of December the 2nd and 3rd, 27 tons of the deadly gas methyl isocyanate began leaking, there was no warning and none of the six safety systems were working. People woke in their homes to fits of coughing, their lungs filling with fluid and screaming in pain. Deadly gas was dusting their eyes. They couldn’t breathe, they were choking in their own blood and they weren’t able to control their bladders. After several hours there were thousands of dead bodies on the streets.

      Breathlessness, a persistent cough, diminished vision, early age cataracts, loss of appetite, menstrual irregularities, recurrent fever, back and body aches, loss of sensation in the limbs, fatigue, weakness, anxiety and depression are the most common symptoms among survivors. The alarming rise in cancers, reproductive health problems and other conditions such as growth retardation among children born after the disaster remain undocumented.

      Aziza Sultan stated “At about 12.30 am I woke to the sound of my baby coughing badly. I saw that the room was filled with a white cloud. I heard a lot of people shouting. I started coughing with each breath seeming as if I was breathing in fire. My eyes were burning too. People were dying on the street! It was horrible!”

      Exactly how many thousands of people died, no one actually knows. Carbide says 3,800. Municipal workers who picked up bodies with their own hands, loading them onto trucks for burial in mass graves or to be burned on mass pyres, reckon they shifted at least 15,000 bodies. Survivors, basing their estimates on the number of shrouds sold in the city, conservatively claim about 8,000 died in the first week. Such body counts become meaningless when you know that the dying has never stopped. People left the city. They waited, and when the clouds of deadly gas had gone, they came back again.

      Every plant in this city was poisoned. Environments was covered by hundreds of tonnes of toxic waste. Environmentalists have warned that the waste is a potential minefield in the heart of the city, and the resulting contamination may lead to decades of slow poisoning, and diseases affecting the nervous system, liver and kidneys in humans. Studies have shown that the rates of cancer and other ailments are higher in the region since the event.

      In a partial settlement with the Indian government, they agreed to pay out some 0 million in compensation. However the victims were not consulted in the settlement discussions, and many felt cheated by their compensation of between 0and 0 – which equates to about five years worth of medical expenses. Today, those who were awarded compensation are hardly any better off than those people who weren’t awarded anything.

      The Indian goverment charged Union Carbide but nobody was convicted and Bhopal haven’t been cleaned up yet.

      If we don’t want such accidents as in Bhopal we must take care of those factories which use dangerous chemicals and turn one’s attention to those problems.

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    dont pay attention to this!?
    Organ and Tissue Transplants
    Modern techniques of medical transplantation—surgically removing a diseased or malfunctioning kidney, heart, or other organ, and replacing it with a healthy organ from a donor—has brought new life and new hope to patients who, just a few generations ago, would have died. But the practice has also raised significant ethical questions. One such question centers on the cold reality of supply versus demand: At any moment, there are upwards of 150,000 people in the world awaiting transplants. A scarcity of donor organs usually means a long wait—during which some patients die. A large supply of organs is available from the roughly 200,000 patients worldwide who are declared brain-dead each year, but the problem has been to secure consent from family members and loved ones to remove organs for transplant.
    For many years medical ethicists have considered the question of whether ethical means can be found to increase the supply of donor organs. In the early 1980s, for example, American bioethicist Arthur Caplan of the University of Pennsylvania discussed the concept of presumed consent—the idea that, barring strenuous objection from family members, doctors could presume that a person declared brain-dead would be willing to donate organs to save others. Some Asian nations, as well as some European nations, including France, Belgium, Austria, and Spain, have such policies. The United States and Canada later enforced a concept advanced by Caplan of required request—a policy whereby hospital personnel would be legally required to seek permission from family members before harvesting organs. The adoption of this policy in the United States and Canada increased the supply of donated tissues, such as corneas and bone marrow, but failed to dramatically increase the supply of donor organs.
    Current United States and Canadian law bars the sale or purchase of donor organs. The United States does permit the sale of plasma and other bodily products, such as hair and sperm. Would financial incentives provide a stimulus for more people to make organs available? Some ethicists believe so, while others find the idea of marketing organs ethically objectionable.
    Other ethical issues are raised by the practice of xenotransplantation—the use of animal tissues and organs for human transplant. In 1984 the case of “Baby Fae” stimulated wide ethical discussion. Doctors transplanted a baboon heart into a newborn girl to replace her own fatally flawed heart. She died shortly after. Some critics contend that xenotransplantation poses a danger to human health because of the risk of transferring deadly animal viruses to the human population. This risk causes bioethicists to question if such practices are ethical.
    In recent years, one of the most promising areas related to transplantation will likely trigger ethical debate well into the future: the experimental use of tissues from aborted human fetuses. In one particularly active area of this research, scientists have experimented for more than a decade with grafting nerve cells from human fetuses into the brains of patients suffering from Parkinson disease. This disorder, caused by the mysterious death of brain cells that produce a chemical called dopamine, gradually causes patients to lose control of their muscles. In early studies some patients who received fetal cells showed improvement in their symptoms, as the transplanted cells demonstrated the capacity to produce dopamine. But the treatment also produced unpleasant side effects. This research, like all research that depends on human fetal cells, has also provoked debate. Critics question the ethics of using tissues from human fetuses for any research purposes.
    Ethical uncertainty hangs over a related area of research on human embryonic stem cells. Human embryos contain stem cells that have the ability to develop into almost any type of cell. Scientists hope to direct stem cells to produce certain types of human tissue. It is possible that someday these cells might be used for transplants or for growing new tissue that can be grafted into the human body. For example, scientists hope that stem cells might one day be used to replace nerve cells destroyed by spinal injury, or heart muscle cells damaged during a heart attack. Interest in this field was heightened considerably when scientists announced in 1998 that they had learned how to grow human embryonic stem cells in the laboratory.
    At present the U.S. government has banned federal funding for human-embryo research, although private biotechnology companies are exempt from this ban and have been vigorously pursuing research on embryonic cells. In 2000 the federally funded National Institutes of Health (NIH) ruled that this ban was not necessary for studies using cells derived from human embryos, since these cells are not embryos. The NIH established guidelines enabling federal funds to be used in cases where cells were derived from frozen embryos that were created for the purposes of fertility treatment but were not going to be used and were therefore slated for destruction. Other nations currently differ widely in their policies: France, for example, has forbidden human-embryo research. No laws in Canada regulate human-embryo research, although scientists or institutions receiving federal funding must follow strict guidelines governing research on human embryos. The United Kingdom has laws permitting some forms of human-embryo research, going so far as to create guidelines allowing scientists to apply cloning technology to human embryonic cells to create genetically identical cells for a potential patient.
    But the ethical questions remain: Is it morally acceptable to use tissue taken from human embryos? One recent development might change the nature of this argument. Scientists discovered in 1999 that stem cells taken from adult mice, and not human embryos, also display an ability to change their function. Some stem-cell research continued with the use of adult mouse cells. In 2007 government medical authorities in the United Kingdom approved the creation of embryos that combine human and animal cells for use in medical research. British researchers claimed the hybrid embryos were vital in the fight against disease.

    ETHICAL ISSUES
    A number of ethical issues haunt the transplant field. With few exceptions, donated organs go to the patient who is nearest death, even though a healthier patient might benefit more by living longer after the transplant. People who need a second, third, or fourth transplant because their prior transplants failed usually gain top priority, even though they are not likely to do as well as patients who have not already had a transplant. Some critics object to giving organs to patients whose organ failure was the result of their own actions, such as cirrhosis of the liver resulting from alcohol abuse.
    Money is also a major issue. Access to transplantation is impossible without access to good primary medical care and good insurance, both of which are largely unavailable to the poor. To be placed on the waiting list, patients must show they can pay for the transplant. In 2005 a kidney transplant cost about 6,000 and a liver transplant as much as 0,000 in the first year after the surgery. Many insurance companies do not cover such costs, particularly for the new procedures, such as lung, pancreas, or multiple organ transplants, which are still considered experimental.
    Although organs cannot be bought and sold legally in the United States, there is evidence that a black market in organs exists in China and other countries. Persistent allegations have been made of people traveling to China and paying for organ transplants. Human rights groups have reported evidence that the bodies of executed prisoners are the source for most of the organs transplanted in China.
    In the United States, where organ donation is voluntary, ethical questions arise over the nature of the consent and the use of incentives. Intensive donor solicitations in recent years have not made much of a dent in the shortages of organs. Even though many people sign organ donor cards, their families are often reluctant to grant permission at the moment of crisis. Some ethicists debate whether family members should have the right to refuse donation if the deceased signed an organ donor card. Presumed consent laws, in which everyone would be considered willing donors unless they have specifically said they were unwilling, have been tried in Europe and South America, and on a limited basis in Pennsylvania and Maryland. Some experts have suggested financial incentives, such as cash rebates, estate tax discounts, or payment for burial expenses. Others have suggested broadening the criteria used to determine death beyond the lack of all brain activity. This would permit a surgeon to use organs from anencephalic children, who are born without a brain, and from people in a persistent vegetative state.
    The implantation of tissues from aborted fetuses into the brain showed promise as a treatment for both Parkinson and Huntington’s disease. Experimental results were mixed, but the treatment raised its own set of ethical questions. The foremost is the question of abortion itself. The possibility of using embryonic stem cells to create replacement organs has faced opposition for similar reasons. Some researchers believe that this issue can be surmounted by growing cells in the laboratory or by genetically engineering a patient’s own skin cells. Fetal pig cells have also been used as a treatment for Parkinson and Huntington’s disease, but that raises other ethical issues regarding the treatment of animals.

    The Moral Case for Organ Donation
    by Amitai Etzioni
    Thursday, August 26, 1999

    Amitai Etzioni is the Director of the Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies at George Washington University. He is the author of The Limits of Privacy. He can be reached at etzioni@gwu.edu.
    Pennsylvania is considering paying families of organ donors 0 to help cover the donors’ funeral costs. The money will be paid directly to the funeral homes, to prevent it from being used for other purposes, thus openly introducing a market in organs. Such a market has been until now considered anathema in the United States, a sentiment backed by a law banning trade in organs. Could that be changing?
    In the market for organs
    A May Time magazine essay by Charles Krauthammer suggested that it is acceptable that the poor will be more likely than the rich to be enticed by the Pennsylvania gambit, given that most societal harms fall more heavily on the poor. Why not a cash benefit? And, Krauthammer argues, if paying for organs would lead to a flourishing market, one that licks the great shortage in organs, breaking the taboo against such a trade is a price well worth paying.
    What about an organ market?
    The experience in third-world countries, such as India and Egypt, should give pause to all those who favor an outright market in organs. Poor people have their kidneys taken without being properly informed of the risk involved. Rich people can buy all the organs they need or want; those less fortunate often cannot scare up any.
    At the same time, the urgent need to increase the organ supply on these shores is well established. An estimated 4,000 Americans die each year because no organs can be found for them. And the quality of life of thousands more suffers because they cannot find needed corneas and kidneys. Increased organ donations also would significantly reduce health-care expenditures. For instance, it costs less to transplant a kidney and maintain a person on the follow-up treatment needed than to keep the same person on dialysis for four years. Many stay on dialysis much longer if no kidney is found.
    Is there any way to greatly increase the number of organ donors without opening a market in human parts, which many — myself included — find ethically highly troubling? Before chapter and verse can be spelled out, the underlying principle needs to be explicated. Social scientists have shown that we are social creatures who deeply yearn for the approval of others. These can be members of our family, friends, neighbors, and more generally, community members.
    The strong power of so-called significant others is exhibited in intense, sometimes extreme, forms through peer pressure on teenagers, gang members and soldiers in combat. Members of such groups will do practically anything their group prescribes, even endanger their own lives. Much milder forms of such social pressure are evident when we donate money to a church or a civic cause, both because we believe in the merit of doing so and because we yearn for the approval of those whose opinions matter to us. (Anonymous donations are surprisingly rare.)
    The case for moral suasion
    Currently the voice of the community that favors organ donations has no chance to be aired or heard. People who feel like donating on their own, and remember to do so, mark their Motor Vehicle forms accordingly, but nobody is there to encourage them to do so, to appreciate it when they do, and maybe look at them with regret when they do not. Typically the issue does not come up until someone is on the death bed and — at this most difficult time — physicians and other health-care personnel are expected to ask the members of their family to consent to organ donation.
    To give moral suasion more of a chance, two measures should be taken. First, we should provide a new form at physicians’ and hospitals’ waiting rooms, clinics, Red Cross stations and other places where volunteers gather. The form would state explicitly that “we the people would be most appreciative, and hold you in high regard, if you could find it in your heart to make a life-affirming donation by authorizing the use of your organs once they are no longer of service to you.”
    The text then would describe briefly the severe shortage of donated organs and its many dire effects. The main focus of the text, however, would be the moral virtue of donating organs. The forms would close by stating that if you decline, for religious or any other reason, no explanation is needed. All said and done, it is up to you.
    Second, the names of those who made the pledge would be logged into computerized databases, accessible to physicians engaged in organ transplantation. (A new law may be needed to establish the validity of the endorsements of these forms and to prevent family members from overriding them.) If these lists also were open to the press, its reports might greatly increase the number of those who would sign up; it is the best tool to alert the community about who has — and has not yet — committed to make an organ donation. At the same time, at least initially, such publication might be considered too high handed.
    The new forms should be promoted through public-service announcements, and by public figures — urging people to come forward, announcing that “I myself have just made the commitment to save lives by donating my organs should I no longer need them.”
    The main point, though, is as elementary as it is important: Instead of waiting for each person to consider the matter, without any encouragement or recognition by their community, we should unabashedly stress that in our minds and hearts we cheer donating organs and celebrate those who pledge to do so. One need not a priori rule out a market in organs, despite all the ethical challenges it poses. But at least we should first give moral suasion a chance.

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    http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/refpages/search.aspx?q=moral+issues+of+organ+transplantation

    • ANSWER:
      Is this a new way of doing someone else’s homework, without sending an email?

  5. QUESTION:
    i think this can make the zombie virus?
    I then thought of the Ebola virus, the most fatal disease known to man. Only 1500 cases worldwide and only 20% of cases survived. It only occurs in Humans and Primates, and is usually carried by Fruit Bats. The Ebola virus originated in Africa.

    Among humans, the virus is transmitted by direct contact with infected body fluids such as blood. The incubation period is 2 to 21 days. Symptoms are variable and often appear suddenly. Initial symptoms include: high fever (at least 38.8° C, 101° F), severe headache, muscle/joint/abdominal pain, severe weakness and exhaustion, sore throat, nausea, and dizziness. Before an epidemic is suspected, these early symptoms are easily mistaken for malaria, typhoid fever, dysentery, or various bacterial infections, which are all far more common. The secondary symptoms often involve bleeding both internally and externally from any opening in the body. Dark or bloody stools and diarrhea, vomiting blood, red eyes from swollen blood vessels, red spots on the skin from subcutaneous bleeding, and bleeding from the nose, mouth, rectum, genitals and needle puncture sites. Other secondary symptoms include low blood pressure (less than 90mm Hg) and a fast but weak pulse, eventual organ damage including the kidney and liver by co-localized necrosis, and proteinuria (the presence of proteins in urine). From onset of symptoms to death (from shock due to blood loss or organ failure) is usually between 7 and 14 days .

    The “Zombie” effect: Some cases and patients can actually develop the “Zombie effect” which is extreme as the skin on the body deteriorates and causes and almost “Zombie-like” look.

    However, the most shocking information I found on the Ebola virus is that it’s been genetically engineered with viruses such as Smallpox to create even more deadlier viruses to be used as Biological weapons. And that’s probably just the icing on the cake! How someone can do this is beyond me but it shows how far people can go.

    Anyway, want to know the only cool fact on the Ebola? It’s the origin of the viruses in Resident Evil. Umbrella used this to create the Progenitor virus which led to all the T’s and G’s etc. Cool eh? And the slice of information regarding the genetic modifying could lead me to believe that an Umbrella-esque division is out there in several countries.

    the Ebola was the base for the “Mother” virus which was combined with Leech DNA to create the T-Virus which creates Zombies. However, it’s not certain what the Ebola virus on it’s own would cause if combined with Leech DNA. Progenitor Virus (Which is the “Mother” virus) is an RNA Virus. An RNA Virus is also a real-life Virus. Hepatitis B is an example of this. So Hepatitis B + Ebola = ??? You guessed it, a strain of Virus similar to the Progenitor Virus. Combine this new strain with Leech DNA or something along the lines and what do you get? A similar strain of T-Virus. Now whether or not this could all mount up to a similar Virus remains to be seen but this some EXTREMELY serious stuff.

    but all of them combined together can create a t-virus, the only thing missing is the actual need of cannibalism. Which brings me to this:

    If a biochemist were to have the means of creating the virus, for lets say a bio-weapon (Which was the sole purpose of the t-virus in the first place) He would need the parasite Leucochloridium paradoxum.

    In some cases of infection of the parasite, the host receives the common symptoms, like headaches and pains. But what can happen is that the host can go into a violent rage that has been noted to kill someone in order to obtain the victims blood or flesh, whichever you choose. The host is not the one that needs the blood, but the parasite. The parasite needs to keep enough fluids and what not in its host, which is now its home, in order to keep it “alive” but has to keep itself alive, thus forcing the host to attack another of its kind or something else.

    Now if you injected the virus above into the parasite, then injected the parasite into the victim, it would create a weapon like no other.

    …now if you have the money. Im sure this can work out just fine

    Well for the top answer you would also have to make a virus that is imediatlly affective also the virus has to control the central nervous system which is tom thumb. plus it also has to have some sort of way to tell the body it wants meat or blood like rabies. this has to be made to make it grow or multiply at a fast rate. Also I have discover that there is a way to fuse viruses together.

    • ANSWER:
      The moral of this story? Don’t expect to learn much about real-life virology from Resident Evil.

  6. QUESTION:
    please help me with these questions i really need help asap?
    Which scientist believed that life had a common beginning with new forms branching off from earlier forms?

    A. Lamarck
    B. Darwin

    C. Luria

    D. Malthus

    2. If a person is so unfortunate as to lose the posterior pituitary gland, he or she would no longer be supplied with the hormone that works with the kidneys to maintain the body’s water balance. This hormone is called

    A. oxytocin.
    B. antidiuretic hormone.

    C. TSH.

    D. ACTH.

    3. Which one of the following sexually transmitted diseases is transmitted by a strain of virus?

    A. Chlamydia
    B. Syphilis

    C. Nongonoccal urethritis

    D. Genital warts

    4. The process of using heat to destroy bacteria that produced vinegary, unpalatable acids was developed by

    A. Gregor Mendel.
    B. Charles Darwin.

    C. Louis Pasteur.

    D. Robert Hook.

    5. The hormone that stimulates an increase in the size and the number of cells is

    A. gonadtropin.
    B. prolactin.

    C. growth hormone.

    D. releasing hormone.

    6. The olfactory bulb is related to the sense of smell as papillae are related to the sense of

    A. touch.
    B. taste.

    C. sight.

    D. hearing.

    7. The process by which microorganisms convert sunlight to sugar is the process of

    A. photosynthesis.
    B. fermentation.

    C. glycolysis.

    D. respiration.

    8. Which one of the following groups correctly identifies the order in which light enters the eye from any light source?

    A. Cornea, iris, retina
    B. Cornea, retina, iris

    C. Pupil, cornea, lens

    D. Pupil, lens, cornea

    9. The kind of reproduction that leads to large populations lacking genetic diversity and consisting of genetically identical organisms is

    A. cytokinesis.
    B. sexual reproduction.

    C. fission.

    D. meiosis.

    10. Air, depleted of _______ by fire, can no longer sustain fire or life because these processes require this element.

    A. nitrogen
    B. carbon

    C. hydrogen

    D. oxygen

    11. The breaking down of sugar to make ATP is the process of

    A. photosynthesis.
    B. fermentation.

    C. respiration.

    D. glycolysis.

    12. Which part of the brain coordinates muscle contractions?

    A. Brain stem
    B. Hypothalamus

    C. Cerebellum

    D. Sensory cortex

    13. Insulin is to the pancreas as _______ is to the adrenal medulla.

    A. glucagon
    B. glucocorticoids

    C. cortisol

    D. noradrenaline

    14. If a small pool of genes becomes separated from a larger pool of genes, the genes in the small pool will change rapidly and eventually will become a new species. This idea is known as

    A. geographic separation.
    B. selective breeding.

    C. population genetics.

    D. natural selection.

    15. Respiration takes place in which organelle within the cell?

    A. Golgi apparatus
    B. Endoplasmic reticulum

    C. Mitochondrion

    D. Nucleolus

    16. If you could control your brain with a remote device, a bit like the way you change channels on your television receiver, what part of your brain would you control to feel more emotionally calm and less angry?

    A. Hypothalamus
    B. Brain stem

    C. Limbic system

    D. Reticular formation

    17. Which one of the following symptoms is related to hypothyroidism?

    A. Increased mental activity
    B. Fatigue

    C. Accelerated heart rate

    D. Loss of weight

    18. Where in a human long bone would you find the connective tissue that’s heavily laced with blood vessels?

    A. Within the marrow cavity
    B. In sheets over compact bone

    C. Lining the marrow cavity

    D. Running through spongy bone

    19. If you could do what was needed to improve your night vision, what part of the eye should claim most of your attention?

    A. Photoreceptors in the iris
    B. Retinal cones

    C. Retinal rods

    D. Photoreceptors in the optic nerve

    20. Among the hormones related to the menstrual cycle, progesterone levels are highest during

    A. the first half of the cycle.
    B. ovulation.

    C. the last three days of the cycle.

    D. the second half of the cycle.

    • ANSWER:
      the first one is darwin


Does My Dog Have Kidney Problems

If your dog has a behavior problem or an attitude problem there is no need to worry because you are not the only one dealing with this problem. It is important that you take into consideration the fact that two very different species are involved, which can make communication difficult. Much like how different cultures between humans can spark problems, you may see a problem in your dogs attitude problem.

You have to look at it as if you were a dog, as crazy as this may seem. You have authority over your dog, but if you don’t use the power than your dog sees it as if you are equals. This can be directly correlated with a communication problem and the way you act toward your dog. Luckily for you, you can change a dog’s attitude.

So where do you start? You have to start by taking control of their most valued possessions to show them who is boss. This will allow you to earn your dog’s respect and show him that you are worthy of the respect. By taking control of the things that matter to him most, he will see that with an attitude problem he won’t get those things any more.

Does Drinking Water Help Kidney Function

Are you consuming contaminated drinking water? Some water supplies that were once considered pure are now found to have contaminants. Drinking water impacts many human body functions. Considering that our bodies are almost two-thirds water, eliminating contaminated drinking water can be vital to your health.

Contamination in your drinking water, even small amounts of a chemical, can cause chronic health problems. Examples of potential health issues that can be caused by drinking contaminated water include cancer; liver and kidney damage; disorders of the nervous system; damage to the immune system; and birth defects. It has been reported that our drinking water today may contain more than 2,100 toxic chemicals. Neither earth’s natural filtration process nor municipal water treatment is effective at removing these poisons.

The causes of tap water pollution are many, ranging from chlorine to pesticides, herbicides, and everything in between. In our contemporary society more than 80,000 synthetic chemicals bring added convenience and productivity to our daily lives, but at a very high pricea”drastic increases in risk of degenerative disease.

The tragic health effects of consuming these highly toxic chemicals can be magnified many times over for small children because their systems are more sensitive and still developing. The National Academy of Sciences issued a report in 1993 on this subject and stated, “children are not little adults; their bodies are less developed and simply incapable of detoxifying certain harmful compounds.” So what is the answer to protecting yourself against drinking contaminated water?

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    does drinking large amounts of water actually reduce the kidney’s ability to function as a filter?
    so I read this article from a scientist, That it was just a myth. Also that drinking extra water helps rid the body of toxins was a myth also. So are people just making this crap up, Or is it actually true?
    I’ve been drinking extra water everyday and i feel a lot better than i did before.

    • ANSWER:

  2. QUESTION:
    Does water help Kidneys function?
    I am having pain in my lower abdomen (i think its my kindeys). I get it when i laugh or lean to then right (my right) Should i drink lots of water ? Or see a doctor? im scared.. i think my kidneys may be going out! HELP!! PLEASE!!

    • ANSWER:
      Pain in your kidneys is usually in your back. Kidney infections are less common in boys than in girls. Does your urine look normal?

      Water is of course, essential for your kidneys and for good health.

      Lower abdominal pain is difficult to diagnose from symptoms, but your appendix is on your right side and while people often have pain near their belly button, the pain can be almost anywhere. Your gall bladder is on the right side also, but higher than your appendix. It can cause pain in your side. It tends to act up after you eat fat, but is mostly a disease that older people get.

      Do you have a fever? Are you able to eat? Are you having normal bowel movements? These are things that a doctor would want to ask you.

      If you are having abdominal pain that you are very worried about–don’t forget that today is Friday. Call your doctor or you could end up in the ER this weekend.

  3. QUESTION:
    Is Water Really The Cure All For Skin and Body Problems?
    A lot of people swear by water. One of my friends drinks it a lot, and he said drinking water helps him to function better, and he even claims it helps him sleep better. Another friend claimed, when I asked him how his skin stays so clear, that all he does is use water on his skin. No soap, no cleanser, just water. Also, drinking a lot of water is supposed to help with weight loss efforts. And when people have kidney infections, they’re told that drinking a lot of water helps. My question is, what is it about water that makes it a cure all for the body? Does water really have all the abilities people claim it does, or is it something that people have gotten in their head to be true, so therefore they swear by it’s “powers”? What’s with water?

    • ANSWER:
      Water is the basis of life.

      Yes, water is essential for the body to function properly. It flushes poisons out of our systems, helps in weight loss because it helps make us feel full so we don’t eat as much, and with properly flushed systems we sleep better. I have found all of these things to be true.

      But a cure-all? Don’t think so. We need other things besides water to live. And drinking TOO much can be detrimental — it can overwork the kidneys and create problems there. It is possisble to have too much of a good thing.

  4. QUESTION:
    This sites’ myths about drinking water… is it true?

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=89323934

    The five myths of drinking water:
    Myth No. 1: Drink Eight Glasses Each Day
    Myth No. 2: Drinking Lots of Water Helps Clear Out Toxins
    Myth No. 3: Lots of Water Equals Healthier Skin
    Myth No. 4: Drinking Extra Water Leads to Weight Loss
    Myth No. 5: It’s Easy to Get Dehydrated During a Workout
    If these are true then why does everyone tell me to drink more water to get better skin, and it says somewhere on the site that it actually reduces the kidney’s ability to function as a filter…

    • ANSWER:
      every “myth” on that site is BS

  5. QUESTION:
    what happens to your body if you dont drink enough water?
    im doing this for a biolody project where we are learning about the human body function. i wanna what are the things that happens to your body if you dont drink enough water. for example, how does it affect your other body function, like the kidneys, or your circulatory system. thanks for the help.
    i would also need the sources where you found these information.

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on when you say do i get enough water. If you absolutely no water you will die in around 72 hours. If you get little water you will probably die in a longer amount of time. Sadly I don’t know what happens inside your body when you don’t get enough water ( Well your body will be short on important nutrients needed to survive) but I do know that some side affects of not getting lots of water are headaches, constipation and perhaps drowsiness.

  6. QUESTION:
    I know my kidneys are scarred and damaged. Do I have chronic kindey disease?
    Hi I am 29 and I have had kidney damage for over 4 years. My left kidney is the one that’s scarred and damaged. I have kidney infection every 2-3 months if I take care of myself by drinking lots of water. My kidney function test showed that they are still functioning normally at this point. I also have liver disease and hypothyroid.. although my thyroid probably has nothing to do with it. I am getting tested to see if I have bladder reflux. I think thats what it’s called. I always have protein in my urine also.

    What I am wondering is: Is kidney damage the same thing as kidney disease?
    Because I need to know if I need to follow the kidney diease diet or not. My doctor says I don’t but I fell much worse if I eat processed foods or drink pop. I drink about 64oz of water each day and some cranberry juice every week. Any help would be appreciated!!
    Okay thanks for the response. I have permanent kidney dmage due to too many kidney infections. I’ve had this for 4 years. It’s irreversible as I said the left one is damaged I have had blood tests as well as been to radiology for some tests.
    As far as the liver goes I had lost 30% of the finction of my liver when it was diagnossed. I have permanent liver damage also. It’s from an overdose of tylenol (about 300) and about 200 other pills. Yes I was ill but because I was in a coma 4 days before being taken to the hospital my liver couldn’t be saved.

    So both are permanently damaged I know for a fact. What I want to know is: “Is kidney damage the same as kidney disease?”
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      There are two blood tests that check for kidney
      damage: creatinine and Bun (blood urea nitrogen)…If these are in normal range…then
      there is a could chance that the kidneys will
      heal. Protein in the urine is not good however.
      Protein checked by a urine test, doesn’t show up
      much unless the kidney has been damaged.

      You said you have liver disease but do not
      mention what caused it. The kidneys are
      second in line to fail after the liver fails. The
      reason for this is because the toxins that
      the liver no longer handles, the kidneys try
      to dispose of and it taxes the kidneys sometimes
      beyond what they are able to handle. This only
      occurs when the liver is damaged to the point
      that the cells have started to die and form
      scar tissue inside the liver…also known as
      cirrhosis. Hypothyroid trouble can also be
      connected to the liver problem.

      There is acute kidney disease and chronic
      kidney disease. Acute means that it may
      comes and then leave, chronic means that
      it is ongoing. Damage to the kidneys, to
      me, means that it is a disease. But, the
      problem with the kidneys may be only a
      result of another problem you already have
      had and that is the liver problem. Once the
      liver problem clears up…the kidneys may
      return to normal also. Infections can occur
      in many people with no damage to the kidneys
      because of using antibiotics to fight it off.

      Most people who are having problems with
      their kidneys are told to limit the amount of
      sodium, potassium, phosphorus in their diets.
      Sodas have alot of phosphorus and
      processed food contain alot of sodium.
      However, a certain amount must be maintained
      in the body since sodium and potassium are
      needed for the heart to beat in rhythm and
      for water retention. It is best to get the
      advice from your doctor about what you stated
      here. He has your blood work and can tell
      you what you should or should not do.
      He can tell you if there are any limits to the
      amount of Sodium, potassium, phosphorus or
      proteins you should be taken in or refer
      you to a nutritionist. He can also inform you
      how much fluid you should drink a day.
      Most people who have had kidney stones are
      told to drink alot…but too much fluid can also
      overwhelm the kidneys if they have liver problems also. In cirrhosis of the liver,
      sodium is retained in the body by this disease
      and fluids have to be adjusted accordingly, to
      keep things in balance.

      Sorry that I cannot be of more help…just
      giving you some things to think about and
      maybe discuss with your doctor.

  7. QUESTION:
    Losing protein through urine. What does this mean and what should I do?
    Hey there. So, a few days ago I went to the doctor to have my urine checked for signs of a bladder infection I was pretty convinced I had, based on research I had done online. Suffice to say, then, I was surprised when my doctor called me this afternoon to tell me, simply, that my urine shows that I’m losing more protein than a person of my age should be. The doctor connected this to the fact I had previously mentioned to her that I have low appetite, but implied something could be wrong with my kidneys.

    That said, she’s referring to me at least three different specialists, including one kidney specialist, (a “nephrologist”) but I’m not suppose to hear from them until Monday at the earliest. In the meantime, I’m “dying” to know what’s going on! Does anybody have any idea what this could mean? And if you do, what should I do? The doctor’s advice to me was very vague: she asked me simply to drink water and to eat balanced diets. But I’m rather disturbed by this development, and if there were anything else I could do/know, I would appreciate it immensely.

    For the record, I’m a 5′, 90 lb 23 year old woman. My mother is very petite, and my father is very slim, so while I admit I could do to eat more, I personally don’t think I’m more than 10 lbs underweight. But maybe that’s a lot. I don’t know. It’s always been hard to be objective about these things.

    As a final note, I’m aware this may or may not be diabetes related, but I know diabetes is related to problems with kidney function, and seeing as I have a few aunts with diabetes, I thought I’d start out here. If anyone has any questions they think would help identify whatever it is that is going on with me, by all means ask. Thanks again; I look forward to hearing from you.

    • ANSWER:
      Detection of a protein like albumin in urine mainly indicates kidney problem. Small amounts should be a precaution but not to be alarmed. This condition is known as ‘proteinuria’ or ‘albuminuria’ or ‘urine albumin’. Do you have high blood pressure? Losing large amounts of protein through urine can lead to several health complications diabetes being one of them but you can only affirm this by getting a blood glucose test by your doctor.

      The normal values of protein for a random urine sample: approximately 0 to 8 mg/dL.
      The normal value of protein for a 24-hour urine collection: Less than 150 mg per 24 hours.

      Normally, a routine dipstick test does not show any protein in urine. We all know that our kidneys work as filtration plants. Protein molecules are relatively larger and they cannot pass through filters of the kidneys. Thus kidneys keep protein in blood as it is necessary for the body. Protein in urine with normal or low blood protein levels indicates dysfunction of kidneys. Sometimes, in case of very high blood protein levels, protein may be present in the urine despite normal functioning of the kidneys. So along with protein urine, protein in blood is also measured.

      High protein levels in urine mainly indicate kidney infection or kidney disease which affects glomeruli function.

      Proteinuria does not exhibit any symptoms. Routine urine and blood tests help detect this condition. One should keep in mind that dehydration, excessive emotional stress, intake of certain drugs, strenuous exercise, urinary tract infection or contaminated urine (with vaginal secretions) can affect the urine test results.

      The doctor will determine the course of treatment after knowing the exact cause of protein in urine. If you have hypertension or diabetes, you should take proper precautions to maintain normal blood sugar levels and normal blood pressure levels. Balanced diet and regular exercise play an important role in stabilizing blood sugar and blood pressure levels. To fight kidney or urinary tract infection, your doctor will prescribe antibiotics. You should follow the instructions of the doctor religiously. Prompt medication, fruitful change in the lifestyle (stress-free lifestyle, exercise, engaging yourself in your favorite activities, avoiding alcohol, drugs, smoking, excessive caffeine, etc.) can help improve kidney function. Restricting dietary salt and protein helps lower protein levels in urine.

      Excessive loss of protein through urine indicates kidney disease and if not controlled promptly, may lead to serious complications.

      Hope this helps.

  8. QUESTION:
    Options for older dog with probable kidney failure?
    Okay, first of all, I am discussing my options with the vet, but I’m waiting for them to look into some tests, so I thought I’d ask about other people’s experiences.

    My dog is a larger breed, and she is going on 9 years old. The only thing that gets her moving is her daily (slow) walk and her treats. For her treats, she will still prance and leap into the air, though since she almost fell down the stairs twice recently, I haven’t been letting her do that as much. She only eats her kibble if we put canned food in it. The current kibble is the only kind we’ve found that agrees with her stomach.

    Last year, she was having incontinence issues, so we took her in and thought it might be a UTI. Well, her incontinence cleared up, but the vet wanted to run some more tests on her kidney function. The results were inconclusive. We tried medication. No effect. The vet pushed for a prescription kidney diet, and said that was about the only option left, but no other snacks or treats. I brought up her food issues, and I was brushed aside. She’ll eat it, they said, most dogs like it fine.

    Most dogs are not my picky old lady. Her main joy in life is her food, and I don’t want to take that away from her. I’ve also done some research on my own and am not convinced these kidney diets really help. We switched vets, and we’re back where we started.

    Bascially: She’s getting old, sweet but not very active, and has lost a lot of weight in the past month. She has started drinking tons of water. She’s not much of a fighter, so I just don’t feel right putting her through tough treatments, but at the same time, I am afraid of not doing what’s best for her.

    Has your dog gone through this? If this is kidney failure, how much longer does she have? Will things get really bad? What treatment did you do, and were you happy with the results?

    • ANSWER:
      I’d say leave her as long as she still seems to be comfortable, happy and enjoying life. If you are paying attention, she will let you know when she’s had enough.

      It’s hard, I know, but I don’t think it’s fair to put them through all kinds of tests when they are already quite old, and they aren’t guaranteed.

      We had a 10 year old Shih Tzu cross we had to put down last summer because of his kidneys. He was still fairly normal up until the last month.

  9. QUESTION:
    Sharing my tips on getting and maintaining beautiful skin.?
    Ive come across a lot of people who seem to have issues with their skin.. so here is my beauty resume.. hope it helps you too.

    1. Drink more water. Everyone tells you to drink more water – 8 cups a day (approximately 2 Litres) is often the recommended amount. A vast majority of people don’t drink anywhere near this amount. Drinking water has many health benefits. Water assists with digestion, regulates body temperature and blood circulation, carries nutrients and oxygen to cells and removes wastes and toxins from the body. Water also assists with kidney function. As nutrients are absorbed more effectively and toxins are removed from the body, skin is smoother, healthier, cleaner and looks better. If you are not getting enough water in your diet, you may feel joint pain, stomach pain, back pain, be low on energy and experience mental confusion and disorientation.

    2. Reduce exposure to the sun. Much of society sees a tan as a sign of beauty. The trouble with this view as that many will try to achieve this by hours spent in the sun. The problem with this approach is that it is very short-term orientated – although you skin may look good in the short term, in the future sun damage will produce the visual signs of ageing, producing wrinkles and spots – which can’t be fixed with Botox! There are many excellent fake tan products available and this should be your first choice for tanning as it will produce good results not just now, but your skin will also look good in the future.

    3. Avoid Stress. Stress is a terrible thing that should be avoided wherever possible. Stress is linked to heart disease, cancer and depression. Stress also causes wrinkles and frown lines.

    4. Don’t smoke. Smoking these days is a completely irrational activity, apart from the countless health problems it causes it does major damage to skin. Cigarette smoke and tar deprive the skin of oxygen and nutrients leaving it appearing dull and unhealthy. Smoking can also give skin a undesirable yellow or grey appearance. Smoking also leads to the creation of free radicals which can weaken the collagen and elastin fibres leading to premature wrinkling.

    5. Get more sleep. It is estimated that on average the world’s population is sleep deprived by about an hour. Short term sleep deprivation is not necessarily a problem as the body compensates by increasing adrenaline levels, however insufficient sleep will reduce the ability of cell’s to rejuvenate, and creates dark areas around the eyes. Long term sleep deprivation can cause serious health problems.

    6. Eat lots of fruit and vegetables. A diet high in minerals, vitamins and nutrients is an excellent strategy for improving the quality of skin. Vitamin A can increase the softness of skin and a balanced diet will increase overall health. Click here for some super foods.

    7. Have a good cleansing routine. It is imperative that skin is kept clean and moisturized to avoid flaky dry skin, skin disorders such as acne and to increase the overall appearance of your skin. Ensure you clean, lightly exfoliate and moisturize your skin.

    • ANSWER:
      thanks thats really good to share that with people .. :)

  10. QUESTION:
    6th UTI/Kidney Infection in 2 months, HELP!?
    Hello there! I am writing to ask some people on the online community if they too have/are experiencing this. I have been having recurring UTI infections over and over, and they KEEP coming back.

    I have had a urine culture (am resistant to Cipro)
    I have had my kidney functions tested (3 UTI’s ago)
    I drink tons of water, shower like crazy, and have no STD’s (they checked for that just in case too)
    I pee and shower after sex
    I wipe properly
    I take 5 cranberry pills a day

    I am just wondering, after all the antibiotics, all the tests and all the effort I keep putting into it, how can this keep happening? Could there be another underlying cause?

    I just am wondering if someone has gone through this and has figured it out! My doctor is a bit incompetent and I am sick of going every other week! Should I see a urologist? and what do they do there?

    Sorry, thanks for reading!

    • ANSWER:
      Make sure that when you do have an infection, you take the entire course of antibiotics exactly as prescribed. If you don’t, the infection can spread. If you do take the full course of antibiotics and still have problems, you should ask your doctor for a referral to a urologist. A urologist can do other tests and help you figure out why you have so much trouble with infections, and help you find a solution. It is important to get this taken care of, because recurring UTIs can lead to kidney damage.

  11. QUESTION:
    What home-based remedies, foods, or alternative treatments can help a cat get kidney values down?
    I have a 15 y.o. kitty, Vlad, who has a carcinoma which has spread (abdominal, affecting liver and pancreas). He has been in hospital for almost 48 hours getting fluids so that we could bring his kidney values down so that he could get chemo. So far the values are still high and the doctor is not optimistic they are going to get lowered.

    He also has HCM (Hyper Cardio Miapathy) so they can’t give too much fluids. He doesn’t seem to eat or drink too much, but when I was (prior to him being in the hospital) hand-feeding and giving him water, he would eat and drink ok.

    I am really scared right now and I feel that there has got to be something else I could do to help him. Alternative perhaps. Something at home? The doctor said she doesn’t feel he is in pain, but sees him as a candidate for euthanasia because his kidney function is not improving.

    Is there ANYTHING I could do at home. Just take him from the vet and work with him at home with anything to at least help?

    Thanks,
    John
    *** I would really appreciate answers to the question I asked as opposed to people commenting, theoretical, online, and having no knowledge of my cat, as to when I should euthanize him. So if anyone wants to offer anything USEFUL, it would be appreciated ***

    • ANSWER:
      aww I am sorry to hear this..

      yes, you should try what helps humans
      1. dr richard schulze’s incurables program….use clark’s rule

      http://www.curezone.com/schulze/handbook/default.asp

      for a cat dose, use the cat’s weight..the dose for an adult is for a 150 pound person. the average herbal tincture (liquid with eye dropper top) dose is 60 drops 5 times a day. so if your cat weighed 10 pounds you would divide 150 by 10 (150 / 10 =15) so it would be 1/15the regular dose (60 / 15 =4 so 4 drops)..if it was 15 pounds, it would be (150 / 15 = 10) so 1/10th the dose so (60 / 10 = 6 drops and so forth)

      http://www.curezone.com/schulze/handbook/CAD.asp here is clark’s rule

      2. also use wheat grass juice…this is sold at health food stores or as a grass called pet grass in health food stores..do not give too much like maybe an ounce would be a human dose as it can detox too fast if you gave a cup or something. If you can’t find it, try barley grass powder from health food store or wheat grass powder but fresh is best…maybe the cat can chew it..you need a wheat grass juicer as it will break a blender but if you have the grass, cut into 1/2 pieces and blend with water and some of it should go into the water (so give more in this case)

      3. Also use the hoxsey formula..cat dose

      4. also use essaic tea.

      all of these things have reversed cancer in people.

      5. also raw fruits and veggies and their juices and green tea contain enzymes that break sown the protein coating that surrounds each cancer cell so the immune system can then kill he cancer. Since cat are not vegetarians, I wonder if the enzymes in raw meat would have the same effect. Use freerange meat as this is safer. blend and add some veggie juice (fresh juiced not canned) like carrots and kale and beets and blend with the raw meat or grind it all up and give it to the cat.

      http://www.curezone.com/schulze/handbook/default.asp here is the incurables program…if you can’t find the hoxsey formula you can use Schultze detox formula..

      6 check this thoroughly as well –this website should be of help to search…it deals with sick pets

      http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/

      http://search.freefind.com/servlet/freefind?id=9609505&pageid=r&mode=ALL&query=kidneys

      http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/urine_untoldstory.htm

      7. urine therapy is said to be extremely helpful for these problems.

      8.cordyceps mushrooms have been said to greatly help kidney disease…open the caps and figure out a cat dose and add to the food

      9.also give the cat blood cleansing herbs ..get a burdock tincture..again use a pet dose ..the human dose is usually 60 drops 5 times a day for tinctures. This is to help with the poisons from nonfunctional kidneys. Parsley root is a good one..it is sold in the produce department of some meijers and looks like a carrot with a parsley looking top like a carrot but white..juice it and add to food or make a tincture and give by drops (kidneys)

      hope this helps…it is unlikely you could do this with the cat at the vets.

  12. QUESTION:
    pls. help me about my dad. .?
    ok here we go, my dad is a chain smoker, he drinks coke a lot and seldom drinks water. now that his creatinin level is high which means his kidney function is not doing well, i’m the one who’s afraid for him to undergo dialysis. i love my dad, i want him to get well and specially i don’t want him to get sick. i want him to drink plenty of water to detoxify his body coz i know that’s the only thing i can do coz i can’t stop him from smoking.

    people pls suggest things i could do to convince my dad to drink water.

    thanks in advance everyone. :3
    thank you for your answers. <3 i will talk to him.

    • ANSWER:
      Every morning take him a full glass of iced water, and have him drink it. Then do the same thing often through out the day. That will help him drink water and you to keep track of him taking care of himself some.

      Smoking is a real bad problem; because it’s not easy to give up. Talk to him telling him you don’t care if he stops; but you want to to at least slow down on it. Have him smoke only 1 quarter of the cigarette at a time, put it out and smoke the rest a quarter at a time. That will help him slow down and the idea of not having to stop will help him cooperate. Make sure to have him understand that he would be doing for you and that you really need him to do it. If he does it, some day he may be able to stop smoking; since now his used to smoking less. Also have him not smoke the second he goes out; have him wait five to ten minutes before lighting up. That will help him distance himself from that habit.

      With the soda issue it’s the same; don’t tell him to give it up. Tell him to drink only a taste at a time. That’s all people really need; the taste.

      Good luck

  13. QUESTION:
    the value of a naturopath in regards to fat-loss?
    Hi there
    i understand that the liver is the major organ within the body that plays an essential role in fat loss.

    A guy at work who has been to a naturopath told me that to lose weight you must detox first. He has lost about 20kgs.

    I’m only a little overweight but i have found it difficult to lose stubborn fat even after strenuous excercise regimes.

    I have been a heavy binge drinker over the last couple of years. I’m starting a weight loss program that comprises of gym and cardio alternated over the 6 day week. Also a plan of eating 6 meals a day, lean protein, lots of vegies, whole grain carbs and fresh vegie and fruit juices. I’ll be stopping the ciggarettes and alcohol and drinking mainly water.
    Also do you know of any foods that help liver and kidney function?
    What do you think?
    will i still lose alot of weight and get lean without visiting a naturopath and going on herbal drinks?

    any advice? your own experiences?
    i know ive asked a fair bit here, but i really want to get healthy

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Often there is some inbalance that creates weight gain… otherwise the body would function properly.

      On you other situations, I would go to a naturopath or nutritionist who can work out what you need and put you on a supplement regime. Really, otherwise you’re shooting in the dark.

  14. QUESTION:
    Anatomy Urinalysis lab help?
    Anatomy Urinalysis lab help?
    we did a urinalysis lab in anatomy, having trouble answering the follow up questions and understanding the concepts.

    we drank 3 solutions ( in groups)
    1000ml of plain water, 1000 ml of water and 6g of NaCl, !00ml of water and 6g of NaCl

    which solution would causecaused little change in kidney function? Why? Which drink made the body hyperosmolar and what were the results? Why? Which made the body hypoosmolar and what were the results? Why?

    • ANSWER:
      You have to answer these questions based upon the results you got when you did the tests. If you do not understand the vocabulary being used, check with your teacher for explanations. Also talk to others in your class about this, and to your lab partners.

  15. QUESTION:
    Oedema-medication not working?
    I posted a while ago about my oedema and the fact that I was tempted to try another diuretic without consulting my GP.
    I did as I was advised and decided to wait until I had seen the doc, she decided to give me a months trial of Furosemide provided my kidney function was ok..a blood test confirmed this.
    She did tell me at the time that if the Furosemide wasn’t successful at removing or reducing the ankle and foot oedema significantly, the furosemide would be stopped and I would have to continue with my previous diuretic, Bendroflumethazide. She made it quite clear, in the nicest way, that there would be nothing more they could do to help me.
    The month is practically up and the oedema is unchanged, it is so bad I have real trouble getting my footwear on.
    I feel so depressed I don’t even want to make the appt at the docs (I know it will be a different doc as thge last one has left). Surely there must be something they can do to help me? Seriously, is it right that they try me on 2 different tablets and then say that’s it?
    I have tried to help myself, I am attempting to lose weight, have stopped ordinary salt and only use sea-salt and am drinking more water. I am a full time carer to my disabled daughter and can’t be put in this position where I am unable to do normal activities..it is vital that I stay well but the surgery don’t seem interested.
    Please can anyone advise me on what I should do?

    Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      what condition do you have that causes the edema? how long have you had the edema? is it getting any worse? Furosemide or Lasix is, i think, the most popularly used diuretic that i know of, i’ve seen good things come from it. it sounds like your doing everything right.. im sorry i have seen people in similiar situations and i feel for you. i don’t think you should sit back either, go see another doctor until you get what you want.

  16. QUESTION:
    Urine-related Case Studies… 10 pts to best answer?
    I’m really not good at the stuff that’s related to urine, and I only have 2 questions left till I’m done the unit. Thanks in advance for any help!

    In this assignment you will assess two scenarios and determine how each situation will affect kidney function. In your explanation, describe the cause of the symptoms, and then describe how regulatory hormones counteract the imbalance created in each situation.

    Case 1: Sports Player
    A male, 16 years old, is playing soccer. He refuses to drink water during break times. The temperature is 30 degrees Celsius. After the game, he is extremely thirsty. When he attempts to urinate he can only manage a small volume, which is dark yellow in colour.

    Case 2: Motorcycle Accident Victim
    A middle-aged man is struck from the side while riding his motorcycle. His leg is severely injured, including a laceration of the femoral artery. He has lost approximately 2 litres of blood. When taken to the hospital, his urine output is zero, and he has very low blood pressure and a weak heart rate. Include how his body will restore blood volume.

    • ANSWER:
      These are closely related problems: both males have have too little blood volume. In both cases, renin is secreted by the body.

      Case 1: His blood has too little volume because blood is made up in large part by water and he’s being a teenager by refusing to drink any. So his body attempts to make up for his brain’s failings by secreting renin, which makes him thirsty by stimulating the hypothalamus. Renin also causes production of aldosterone through a bunch of intermediate steps. Aldosterone “stimulates the epithelial cells in the distal tubule and collecting ducts of the kidneys to increase re-absorption of salt and water, leading to raised blood volume and raised blood pressure”. The increased re-absorption of water leads to the dribble of dark yellow urine because that’s what’s left after as much water as possible is taken back into the body.

      Case 2: Middle-aged man riding a motorcycle, interesting. More power to him (minus the crash). So, here the blood volume is lost instead of having never been taken in. His body has a lot of hormones circulating right now, in an attempt to save his life. Here’s the sequence:
      renin->angiotensin 1->angiotensin 2->aldosterone->vasopressin. Most of these function in their own right as well as playing a role in the domino effect. There are Wikipedia articles on each of them.
      Back to the motorcycle man: the reason his urine output is 0 is that his body is saying, “We need more volume, not less!” At this point, it doesn’t matter much that everyday toxins are building up, because it would take blood volume to wash those toxins through the kidneys and into the bladder. Low blood pressure and a weak heart rate are indications of his low blood volume: there’s nothing to pump, nothing to create pressure in the blood vessels. His body will restore blood volume by making him thirsty so that he drinks water and builds his volume back up.

      By the way, the 10 points thing in the title wasn’t necessary to get people to answer; generally a best answer is chosen no matter what.

  17. QUESTION:
    I feel like a hyperchondriac – one symptom after another !?
    Hi I dont normally talk much about my problems but I feel as though I am going mad – I’ve had an exhaustive list of ailments for a long time – I’ll start from the beginning and maybe someone may say – hey I know what is your problem:

    From the age of 16 have suffered from hypoglycaemia (low) was always told this is healthy – (mother is type 1 sister type 2 brother type 1) – I seem to be the other way – Now my blood sugar levels seem to be rising – had my dinner tonight (no different nothing fancy) and it was 9.1
    Diagnosed with kidney cyst (size 4cm minimally complex) 6 months ago due to symptoms of: thirst, flank pain, skin rashes, itching
    Now for last 3 weeks – have pitted swelling in both legs every day – never goes
    I walk 3-4 times a week (power walk) up hills etc always have found it a bit difficult but now I’m in severe leg pain as though they cramp up and ache so badly it takes my breath away – just below my calf muscles at the back – why?
    I’ve had blood test 2 weeks ago and was told anemic so eat more iron rich foods – been doing that now for 2 weeks
    I work all day in front of a computer and have done for last 7 years – never had a problem sitting there but now I have tingling sensation in both legs and pins and needles so I have to get up more ofter and walk around.
    I can be sitting watching tv and for no reason have a stabbing or stinging sensation in my arm, leg, side as though I am being stabbed
    Today in work I accidentally fell out of my chair when leaning over (done it a million times before) – i feel more and more clumsy as though my balance is all to pot – my daughter has commented when we walk how I am bumping into her – yes I have hearing problems so that may be where my balance comes into it but they have been there since birth.
    With regard to water – I drink a lot during the day to stay hydrated cos If I miss a drink I get severe headaches and my kidney hurts so I drink at least 4 pints of diluted juice and about 5-6 cups of tea or coffee

    Everytime I go to the docs they tell me – yes your cyst is still there your kidney function (creatinine clearance) is still low – was 66 now 71 should be about 100 I think – yes your legs are swollen but your heart sounds fine your anemic yes – but go home – its as though I am making a fuss. I understand that I should be more assertive and say – Look I know there is something wrong please help me – Sorry to go on – is there anyone who can understand what could be wrong with me – also I cannot shift any weight – it just seems to be going up
    I am 40 and ever since this age have found my cyst and things have gone down hill – I know I know things are harder as you get older – thanks for the advice I will print this off and take it – thanks
    one other thing – I used to visit a chiropractor because of severe trapped nerves in neck quite a few years ago and they did a (hammer test – you know where they test your reflexes) and I was told to keep an eye on my left side something about it not being as good or something like that – I have never mentioned that to my doctors because I didnt think it was important – maybe it is ?
    when i fell over today – i only felt like i grazed my leg but it hurt bad and now it has a large bruise on it – I mean for goodness sake I only slipped off my chair onto carpet – and now have a large bruise on top side of thigh ????
    I still have the swelling from a fall downstairs over 7 years ago which developed into a haematoma – its the size of a golf ball on the side of my butt cheek !!!

    • ANSWER:
      You sound anxious and stressed.
      The falling over could be because of this, an inner ear problem, anaemia amiong other things
      As people get older, sacs filled with fluid can form in the kidneys. These sacs are called “cysts.” They are usually small oval or round thin-walled sacs with watery fluid in them.
      Kidney cysts are almost always benign (not cancer). Usually, the cysts don’t cause any problems. In fact, people can go through life without even knowing that they have them.
      You don’t say where the chiropractor did the hammer test, he should have explained to you fully the implications. a weak response can indicate damaged nerves.
      A reflex examination is usually conducted by a physician. Neurologists (doctors with specialized training in neurology) often perform reflex tests. Physician assistants, physical therapists, and nurses may also test reflexes as they examine or evaluate individuals.
      Bruising is not abnormal. In some cases, you may bruise easily for no apparent reason from time to time. The colors of a bruise can sometimes look frightening, but they depend on the severity of the injury. If you experience any bruising that seems unusual, consult a doctor. Bruising can sometimes be a symptom of other illness, such as an irregularity in the liver or the blood clotting mechanism.
      The main worry with a haematoma is that infection might
      occur, as your haematoma developed so long ago and there was no sign of infection your doctor must not consider this a problem.
      Anaemia’
      The first symptoms will be tiredness and palpitations (awareness of heartbeat).
      Shortness of breath and dizziness (fainting) are also common. If the anaemia is severe, you may experience angina (chest pain), headache or leg pains (intermittent claudication).
      Swelling in the legs.

      As your doctor doesn’t think your anaemia is severe enough to require treatment I would follow the advice re an iron rich diet.
      In short, stress, tension and anaemia could account for many of your symptoms. sitting a lot doesn’t help circulation in the legs either.
      Write all your worries down so that you forget nothing, take someone with you to the doctor’s surgery in case you miss any explanation and talk it over with him/her

  18. QUESTION:
    Explain how detoxing works?
    My kidneys function to rid sodium and salts from my body. How would drinking a gallon of salt water help ‘cleanse’ me? And how does cayanne pepper do anything?

    This is all rediculous. Can anyone tell me how cleansing is supposed to work?

    • ANSWER:
      It’s suppose to work, and often does, by relieving dumb people of their money. One of the biggest scams going on now.

  19. 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

  20. QUESTION:
    CAT HEALTH Help. High Levels of Microalbuminuria. UTI Symptoms?
    I am in desperate need of some help, I am searching for people who are very knowledgeable in Feline health and will be able to provide me with some sense of what may be a sign to look out for; how to help bring my Kitty to good health. I would appreciate it so much ~ as my little kitty is very dear to me.

    PURPLE IS 2 YEARS OLD.

    I recently noticed frequent use of the litter box and took my cat, Purple, into the vet. I assumed she had a UTI. They did a Urinalisis and Blood test.

    The Red Flags to pay close attention to were;

    - High levels of Albumin ( 4.2 to be exact Refrence Range is ; 2.5 – 3.9)
    - Moderately high levels of Creatine (1.6)
    - Low levels of Platelet Count ( 144 Reference Range is 200 – 500 )
    -High Occult blood
    -High levels of protein
    -High RBC.
    They indicate that there is a high level of Microalbuminuria. It is 8.5 and Reference Range is <2.5

    So aside from that, the Receptionist at the Vet told me “Her Kidneys are functioning correctly but since there are these Red Flags there is the ability for infection/clogging.” I have had Purple on K/D food to help with her kidney and to lower her protein intake for about 5 days. She is on CLAVAMOX (antibiotic) and we keep her hydrated. She does not drink water (due to the fact we have kept her hydrated I feel), and she eats regularly. She has been showing more use of the litter box and I have witnessed her poop twice (very dark brown). She is spunky and talkative, and when she is resting she cleans herself but still licks down there mildly cause of irritation I am assuming.

    My questions are;
    -Are there any other types of Antibiotics/ Medicine I should ask a Vet about?
    -What Foods would help with Purples diet? I would like to maintain low levels of protein and creatine.
    -What health signs could these be? ( I know it depends on so much but a broad idea )

    Because of the fact I did not get anything explained to me by the Vet I took Purple to, I am planning on taking her to a different; better rated one for her next Bloodtest (after she finishes her dose of Clavamox). I will be keeping a update on her health.

    Thank you so very much for taking the time, and bless your heart if you can help ~

    • ANSWER:
      First, contact your vet and talk to him/her specificallly about what the lab results were and what it means for your cat. It sounds like there is some damage or decreased function of the kidneys based upon your lab results, but your VET is the one that you should talk to about these–not the receptionist or someone on the computer.

      Keep her on the K/D. It is a prescription diet designed specifically for kidney disease issues. Don’t go adding foods or mixing and matching foods because that is an easy way to mess up the nutrient balance of the diet.

      I would not immediately go to a second vet, just make sure that you get the information on your cat from your VET in the future.It may have been a random situation where the vet was dealing with an emergency or in surgery when you picked up your cat. However if having the receptionist discharge medical patients (as opposed to bath/dips, boarding) is a regular situation, then that would be a reason for switching vets. Client education is a very important part of providing medical care for a patient and with a medical case you should always get to talk to a vet for the initial diagnosis and at least a credentialed veterinary technician for rechecks of lab results.

  21. QUESTION:
    real medical issue..please advise?
    I am a 26 year old male..i live in asia and have been from doctor to doctor who all say that i am fine but my syptoms seem to say otherwise..Im just not sure if they are connecting the dots like they should maybe because i am young..I have had blood tests,thyroid blood count chest x-ray,ekg and mri (head)…I also did a urine test that showed i had a couple blood cells in it,a low amount of billirubin) and somthing else..my urine is dark all the time i feel very foggy all the time,a dull pain in my chest on the left side that gets worse with pressure or movement…I am constantly gassy..the whites of my eyes appear to be turning yellow.i see floaters all the time…I have lost maybe 20 lbs in 8 months (maybe from the move to asia not sure).in america i was somewhere between 190 and 185 and now i am full at 165..6ft tall.they said they did a liver and kidney function test and that was ok…i am convinced i have cancer somewhere or something..i know that I sound crazy but i am really nervous…all i drink is water..i do smoke.i eat ok….I stress about this so much that i started having panic attacks which seem to occur after i eat and have a cig……I know i should stop the smoke and i am trying..a pack last me about 4 days..please help with what you think..(aside from telling me i am crazy..Thanks for your time

    • ANSWER:
      Your problem could be a liver problem or a
      biliary one. Let me explain. There are a number
      of things that can cause this problem:
      alcohol consumption, medication toxifications,
      chemical exposure, hereditary condition,
      biliary obstruction or malformation,
      viral infection such as Hepatitis A,B,C, etc
      mushroom poisoning, fatty liver disease,
      auto immune disease.

      The first signs of a liver problem is being very
      tired. The liver is an organ that doesn’t show much of signs or symptoms until the cells become stressed so much that they cannot perform the functions they once did.
      The first sign is the yellowing of the whites of the eyes and skin and also maybe the mucous membrances. This yellowing is caused by the substance you mentioned…bilirubin.
      What happens is that the liver doesn’t convert
      the bilirubin, when there is damage to the liver
      cells, efficiently to a soluble form to flow with
      the bile out of the liver…it tend to go into the
      blood or stay in the blood instead. Since
      it doesn’t flow with the bile from the liver
      to the intestines…the stools may appear lighter
      in color, almost a grayish white and may float
      on top of the water and appear greasy. The
      skin and eyes show yellow because the bilirubin
      is now in higher concentration in your blood.
      The kidneys filter the blood, so the urine
      will appear darker from this also. Bilirubin is
      a greenish/brown/yellow substance and there
      is a normal amount in our blood at all times,
      it is only when there is an increase and being
      a pigment…it shows up like this.

      No one blood test is 100% accurate. The doctors usually do a series of these tests
      to be sure of the accuracy. They do a
      blood test known as liver enzymes to see
      if there is damage to the liver/biliary area and
      they do liver function tests to see how the cells of the liver are functioning. They also do
      testing to see if you have develops a virus
      that is causing the problem.

      You should be with a doctor that specializes
      in the liver and digestive system now, known
      as a gastroenterologist.

      The doctor will examine you and feel your
      upper right abdominal area just under your
      rib cage.. He may be able to tell if there
      is an enlargement of the liver. He can then
      do an ultrasound to see the condition the
      liver is in. Enlargement of the liver signifies
      inflammation. The ultrasound can also
      check out the biliary area and see if you
      have trouble with your gallbladders or stones
      or infection developing there. When the
      liver enlarges, then the spleen that is located
      on the other side of the body just opposite
      the liver in range…can also swell up.

      I definitely would ask to be referred to
      either a gastroenterologist or a hepatologist.
      It could also be a blood problem and you
      might need a hemotologist…but from what
      you stated here…it sounds more like the
      liver/biliary/gallbladder area.

      I hope this info has helped you.
      Here is a site to compare what you have
      to the symptoms on this site and you might
      be able to decide if you have any other signs
      that the problem is the liver:

      http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/cirrhosis/

  22. QUESTION:
    I HAVE 5MM KIDNEY STONE I CAN’T PASS AND HAVE NO INSURANCE. EXTREME PAIN. ANY MEDS OR IDEAS THAT MIGHT HELP?
    I drink lots of water and juice but no luck. The ER doc did a CT said stone is almost 6mm and doesn’t think I can pass it. It feels to me like kidney isn’t really functioning anymore or very much.

    There is no bleeding for some reason, like when I had one years ago.

    Any ideas how to get this to pass? Help please…

    • ANSWER:
      This idea might be a try – hope it disolves and I will pray it works now.

      In Herbs of the Earth by Mary Carse, she lists under stones and gravel in the urinary system pertaining to kidneys and the bladder, that these are rare where apple cider or vinegar are a staple of the diet. (Note that this reference does not state whether the vinegar needs to be apple cider vinegar, but the brands in the health food aisle are organic and retain much better nutrients than the processed brands.)

      The woman I work for now, says her daughter passed a kidney stone while pregnant (identified by a doctor) within 20 minutes of taking apple cider vinegar. The Braggs brand found in the health food aisle suggests to take 2 teaspoons in water with honey 3 times daily and there is another organic brand called Spectrum.

      +++++++++++++++++++++++++
      The Braggs in their book on apple cider vinegar suggest most apple cider vinegar is over processed which loses many nutrients. So the organic one again is highly recommended if you choose to try this.

      In Apple Cider Vinegar Health System by the Braggs 1985 or 34th printing, it states on p 21:

      A large number of kidney stones are of the type that can be dissolved with cider vinegar.

      Use cider vinegar freely on salads consisting of cabbage, carrots, celery, beet root, tomatoes, green onions, parsley, cucumbers. Eat prunes, raisins, apples, at the same meal with the cider vinegar on the salad.

      +++++++++++++++++++++

      Note that neither citation above guarantees that this will work for you, but it may.

      Mistoday

  23. QUESTION:
    I have 5mm Kidney Stone I can’t pass and have no insurance. Extreme pain. Any Medicine or ideas that might hel?
    Had this for over a week so painful. Im a full time college student, no job, no insurance, cant afford surgery

    I drink lots of water and juice but no luck. The ER doc did a CT said stone is almost 6mm and doesn’t think I can pass it. It feels to me like kidney isn’t really functioning anymore or very much.

    There is no bleeding for some reason, like when I had one years ago.

    Any ideas how to get this to pass? Help please…

    • ANSWER:

  24. QUESTION:
    Is there anything I can do to help prevent CRF in senior kitties?
    I have two spayed female cats in their late teens who are healthy now, but I like to be proactive. I saw a friend’s cat die of CHF and it wasn’t pretty. They eat Wysong Uretic kibble (without it Tigger will invariably get a UTI) as well as some raw organic grain-free frozen pre-made food called Paw Naturaw, premium grain free organic canned cat food, and some homecooked wild fish and other raw or cooked organic grass-fed meats (i do a homemade organic grainfree mostly raw diet for my dog and give them anything out of what she’s eating that they want) they also get extra taurine and lcarnitine for their hearts, as well as a gut health mix of prebiotics, probiotics and enzymes (to prevent their touchy tummies acting up) as well as salmon oil with coq10 and 1 ml organic apple cider vinegar for arthritis. tigger also gets turmeric for her joints. One week a month they get milk thistle to keep their livers clean and they get dried organic parsley blended into their raw/canned mix to assist kidney function. I also give them bottled water only, and in a mug to encourage drinking, since they seem to like it better than a bowl. I also blend water into their raw/canned mixture until it’s a soupy consistancy. What else can I do?

    • ANSWER:
      This is something that you need to ask the vet about, because they are qualified animal doctors and know what they are doing.
      That is the best advice I and anyone else can give.
      Hope your cats are okay.

  25. QUESTION:
    My old male cat’s pee is too clear (problems with kidneys), vet reccomends euthanasia?? Please help!?
    My male cat is approx 18 years old. I know, very old, but his health is fine, other than the fact he’s having troubles with his kidneys. His pee is not very yellow at all, it’s clear, and he keeps drinking water constantly. My vet who has many years of experience says it’s a common thing to happen to old male cats, when their kidneys stops to function properly, they simply do not make all toxins come out in the pee anymore, and in response to that the cat tries to drink more and more water but to no avail.
    He reccomended we put the cat to sleep, he says so far the condition is not to the point where he will start having urine infections and eventually urine poison, so it’s most humane to let him rest now. I do know my vet is normally against euthanasia and only reccomends it if it’s really neccessary, but I love this cat so much and I come on here to ask if anyone has any experience with cats having this problem and if there is anything at all that can be done to save him? Keep in mind he is very old (18 yrs), and I am quite positive it’s the kidneys which is the problem and not something else. Is there any medications that works?
    Thanks in advance for your time and help.
    I found something online called Tripsy for cat kidney diseases. anyone has any experience with that medication?

    http://www.petwellbeing.com/products/cat-kidney-disease?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=cats%20kidney%20disease&utm_content=!acq!v2!s-b-7735617405-1884917685&utm_campaign=PWB+-+Search+-+Direct+-+USA+%28KW+focus+%E2%80%93+optimized%29&gclid=CPe8kNiEtqoCFYnr7Qodinom4w

    • ANSWER:
      I know that this is desperately upsetting. I had to let my vet put my beloved cat to sleep last year. It broke my heart and I still haven’t got over it. You say that your cat is healthy apart from the kidney problems. My lovely girl went from apparent good health to really poorly at a terrifyingly fast rate. Her kidneys were failing, she was incontinent and had trouble eating. She was 17 years old. The vet told me that an operation and medication could extend her life but the very best prognosis she could offer me was a year to eighteen months. I would have to have put her through a lot of pain and discomfort simply for a few extra months. I could not put her through it so I opted for euthanasia. It was probably the hardest thing I have ever done but I love her so much that I simply could not let her suffer.

      If you really love your cat you must consider letting him go peacefully without pain. It would be selfish to keep him alive for your own sake. Medication may help for a while but if he is an elderly cat it will almost certainly not be long before something else fails and you are in the same position.
      Most vets will not offer euthanasia unless they think it’s really necessary. I am so sorry for you and for your cat. I will think of you both.

  26. QUESTION:
    Older dog with congestive heart failure ~ what would you do?
    I will be talking about this with a vet tomorrow but wanted some other opinions.

    Going out of town and was wondering what you would recommend:

    I have a 18 year old dog with congestive heart failure; he is about 16 pounds
    - until March he had been on 20mg of lasix daily for over 5 years.
    - in March he developed major kidney failure, so the vet took him completely off the lasix.
    - 3 weeks ago he developed very bad breathing problems and his enlarged heart was constricting his bronchial pipe.
    - he went back on the 20mg lasix for a few days and are trying to wean him down to the lowest level of lasix possible.
    - as of Wed he has been on 10mg lasix every other day
    - but last night he started to develop slight shortness of breath & for the past several days he has drank excessive amounts of water, at night only. I know this is due to the reduced kidney function.

    My problem is this coming weekend I will be out of town for a long weekend. A pet sitter will be staying with him. I want to have as limited risk as possible while I am gone:
    - should I keep him on this medication course which I know is not the best for his heart and I know is causing some kidney distress?
    - or should I up the lasix to 10mg daily (instead of every other day) which I know will help his heart but further weaken his kidneys?

    If I was here, I would just continue watching him and adjust things as needed.
    But with me gone for a few days, I want to have a plan that seems like will get him through the long weekend with the least amount of problems.

    Thank you!!
    Add’l Info: He’s not some old decripit dog who has one foot in the grave. When he begins suffering, we will take appropriate action. For now, he’s just a happy guy who has had heart problems since he was a pup, that we don’t want to worsen because of his change in routine.

    • ANSWER:
      CHF and CRF are both progressive diseases, untreated heart failure is likely to cause acute distress whereas Chronic Renal Failure will be less dramatic. So support the heart function over the weekend.
      I’ve lost 3 dogs to CRF over many years and there are things you can do to help lessen their experience of the symptoms. Consider visiting this site for more info:

      http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/K9KIDNEYS/

  27. QUESTION:
    Question about ankle swelling for no reason?
    Does anyone know if there is any treatment for ankles that swell for no reason. I’m a healthy young woman and I have been having this problem for a number of years. I have seen many doctors and specialists for this problem but none of them can help me. They do the normal lab tests they do to check if my heart, lungs, kidneys, etc.. are functioning properly and the results always come back normal so there is nothing they can do except tell me that I should reduce salt intake, drink more water, excercise, etc.. which I have been doing but they don’t seem to help. The problem gets worse when I have to stand or sit for a long time which I do everyday because at work I’m either standing or sitting for at least 8-10 hours.
    If anyone knows something that works, please tell me. There is no pain or anything but it sucks walking around with fat ankles all day and not be able to wear cute shoes. By the end of the day, my ankles look like a 90 year old’s ankles. I’m just too young for that.

    • ANSWER:
      Since you’re young and healthy, I can’t really say much. However, my grandmother had this problem, but she was overweight and diabetic..

      Something her doctors always told her was to keep elevating her legs. This might seem difficult to do at your job, so I don’t know what to tell you for that.

  28. QUESTION:
    Bloated feet/lower legs?
    OK, my husband has visited the doctor because his lower legs and feet bloated up on him unexpectedly (first time ever, he thinks). He’s 36 and in otherwise good health. The doctor says the 2 tests he was given came out well and he is satisfied. However, he did not point out to the doctor a red rash that was on the backs of his legs (he hadn’t noticed it yet and the doctor did not mention it). Two days later he has drunk a lot of water and kept his feet up and the rash and swelling are mostly gone. BTW, it’s super-hot where he is and he has been under a lot of stress for a long time; also, I asked my husband to press his finger into his foot to see if a depression lasted for any time, and he said it did not, but I don’t know if he did it right.

    Obviously, I’m worried that his doctor isn’t being thorough. Unfortunately, due to circumstances, I cannot contact this doctor, nor can I see my husband’s legs and feet myself. We are indeed legally married, however.

    Could some medical person please come on here and tell me what tests those probably were (we think kidney function and glucose but he is not sure), and whether we should just stop worrying about it or continue to look into it? I hear from the net that this can be symptomatic of heart and liver problems too; as a matter of fact, IMHO if a non-medical person reads the net on this symptom they easily could get scared to death.

    Thanks for your help!
    Oh, yeah. Due to a long trip this summer, my husband gained 20 pounds in less than six weeks, and has not taken them off (he is not very fat, though, just a little).

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      Because of my own weak skin and organ systems that have been unable to handle poisons since when I was a teen and could not use deodorants, I have learned to use hypo-allergenic non perfumed soaps, and you also may someday want to powder different portions of the body with cornstarch.

      Firstly, even though I might not answer your question precisely as you might have wanted, to help you with simple and concise information on ALL itch rash illnesses and for short and long term solutions to them ALL – the following link has considerable info within a ‘report’ I recently posted on Y_A:

      <> http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091113104039AAbnGet <>

      I have accumulated a substantial background in investigating itch rash illnesses with my own non-alcoholic fatty liver disease even though I have a fairly low BMI of 26. Back when my malady was at its worst – I used to be allergic to my own sweat that I was burning off during exercise or after showering – during a time in my life when I used to have considerable toxins stored within my body fat.

      I eventually learned that itching or rashes are symptoms of maladies that could become much worse if not healed with better non-toxic nutritional choices. So, since it took me ‘almost’ too long to understand what I am attempting to now teach others, I now take a little time each week to help others understand the need for non-toxic and ‘adequate’ micro-nutritional absorption in the gut and for good hygiene that will prevent or minimize every disease I am aware of.

      Secondly, although I have seen that most root problems for ‘skin’ issues for myself and others has usually ‘always’ been from long and or short term allergic reactions to ‘something’ COMBINED WITH a weakened lymph liver kidney skin and immune systems – IF the following symptoms would ever occur – I ‘think’ the worst rash one might possibly have quickly acquired is from deadly bacterial meningitis, ALTHOUGH bacterial meningitis would be VERY RARE.

      The two quotes below are from: <> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacterial_Meningitis <>

      <>
      “IF a rash is present, it may indicate a particular cause of meningitis; for instance, meningitis caused by meningococcal bacteria may be accompanied by a characteristic rash.”
      <>

      <>
      “The MOST common symptoms of meningitis are headache and neck stiffness associated with fever, confusion or altered consciousness, vomiting, and an inability to tolerate light (photophobia) or loud noises (phonophobia). SOMETIMES, especially in small children, only nonspecific symptoms may be present, such as irritability and drowsiness.”
      <>

      For further details see: <> http://www.cdc.gov/meningitis/about/faq.html <>

      <><>

      I truly hope what you learn will help you to decide on the correct choices that will remedy your painful malady in the future.

      My best to you and yours,

      AI – self taught nutritionIsT ><+>[(-:]

  29. QUESTION:
    11 weeks pregnant with concerns.?
    Today I went to the doctors to get an ultra sound. They took blood also and did a massive amount of tests. I got to see my baby, even a little movement, the doc says its a fare chance its a she and growing normal. Everything was good in my uterus.

    However thats not where my question/ issue lies. The blood work and urine sample came back saying otherwise. I am not doing well. My kidney function is down massively and my liver is working overtime along with some other issue like high blood pressure and a good chance of diabetes. The doc pretty much said I am not a good baby host and strongly encouraged me to abort. And if not I would have to spend the rest of my pregnancy in bed and under the watchful eye of a doctor. My health insurance is limited (state funded) and I cant afford to spend the next 6 months in bed. Even worse this pregnancy can kill me. Do to lack of insurance this was my first appointment with a doctor, so I really didnt know what to expect, but I kind of had a feeling something was wrong, bowl movements have almost stopped, Even though I drink massive amounts of water my pee has been coming out almost brown and I have has awful cramping, spotting but no real blood, tired and sick feeling all the time. Just feelings of dread. The doctor told me its a shame I didnt come in sooner had I, some of these issues could have been seen and helped before, but my liver and kidney function is a big sign of concern.

    The pregnancy was an accident, the father to be isnt exactly happy about it but said he would do his best. I am not particularly attached to the idea of being a mother nor putting myself at risk for major complications, pre term birth, even death. So that leaves me with getting an abortion, I am not morally against this, in fact I am very pro choice, I just dont agree with people using abortion as birth control.

    My health is more important then my unborn child. Has this ever happen to anyone else? Do doctors often suggest abortion? Since he is, should I take him seriously and do it? What would you do?
    About a second opinion, since this kind of came as a shock to the doctor he called 2 other doctors to take a look, I assume this had something to do with liability or so they dont get sued after telling someone to abort. All three doctors came to the same conclusion, and even went as far as setting me up an appointment next week to abort.

    • ANSWER:

  30. QUESTION:
    PLEASE HELP! VET ADVICE DESPERATELY NEEDED!!!?
    My 5 year old pembroke welsh corgi has been acting funny for the past 1-2 weeks. He started drinking incredible amounts of water and peeing frequently, he stopped eating (very rare of him), and he was very lethargic. We took him the vet last Friday and they said they were going to treat him as if he had a bladder infection. They put him on Clavamox twice a day for 7 days and then re-evaluate the situation. On Monday we still weren’t seeing results so we took him back to the vet. They did x-rays and blood tests. The x-rays showed up pretty normal, and they said his kidneys were functioning fine as well(we were afraid of kidney failuer) but they discovered he had a high amount of liver enzymes. We continued him on his medicine as well as a recommended “bland diet” (rice and chicken) and he seems to be getting somewhat better. He shows a slight increase in energy, he eats his “bland diet” in a heart beat, and has slowed down considerably on his water intake. We try to test him to see if he can eat anything else and it seems as if it is hurting his mouth to chew. i.e. he only eats one kibble at a time. As a test we threw him a tiny curnal of popcorn (his favorite food) and he caught it in his mouth, but spit it out. We are in the process, per directions from the vet, of collecting 3 consecutive daily urine samples to test for Cushing’s Disease. If it is not that then the vet said it could be an infection of the pancreas or liver. We are desperately hoping it is not Cushing’s Disease because we know the effects are not good. Can anyone with experience with Cushing’s Disease please tell me their own story and if you think my dog may be suffering from it.

    • ANSWER:
      I wish I knew about Cushing’s Disease so I could help you. I’ll star your question and maybe one of my contacts will see it and can offer you some advice. Also, you might want to think about re-posting this question in the “Pets” section under “Dogs” in order to get some more feedback from dog owners or Vets. God bless you and your dear pet – I pray he will be allright!

  31. QUESTION:
    my dog has been diagnosed with renal failure?
    my 15 month old american bulldog that i rescued when she 12 weeks old has just been diagnosed with chronic renal failure. two night ago she came in from the garden went to her bed and within an hour was trembling breathing strangely and couldnt get up, rushed her to vet hospital and later that evening he confirmed renal failure. she has 10 % kidney function left the vet says. he has let her come home and has told me she has to have about 6 to 7 pints of water per day and i cannot get her to have this i am so worried i dont know what to do i am feeding her the fooda the vet said to but every time she eats she vomits. the vet says she has prob had this since birth and its slowly caught up with her and the thing that bothers me is that she has suffered all these months and i havent realised. the only thing i will say is that over the last 2 weeks i noticed she seemed depressed so i did start to change her lifestyle like different walks, different times and different foods. she lives with me my husband three children age 8 14 and 15 and two other dogs a doberman 5 yrs and a cavalier king charles 4 yrs i have had her home one day now and i am so confused i dont know what to do the vet says she has weeks if we get her to drink 6 to 7 pints a day but now i am not managing to do this i am scared everyday something is going to happen, i am worried she is in pain and not showing it please help anyone with any advice please can you tell me what to do what to expect etc etc thanks

    • ANSWER:
      You most likely need a new vet.

      Your vet should have shown you how to give your dog subcutaneous fluids-with a needle under the skin. That is how you get the extra water into the dog, you do not make them drink it.

      She will continue to vomit as long as you are not giving her daily fluids.

      It is very easy to do the fluids, the pets do not mind.

      Find a new vet who can actually show you how to give your dog more quality time.

      If you are not willing to do the subcutaneous fluids then it is time to have the dog PTS since it is vomiting every day.

      I have had several dogs and cats I have done this with. Most recently my cat was on Sub=q fluids for three years for her kidney failure and it bought her quality time.

  32. QUESTION:
    Ughh. Mean Yeast Infection Issue,, Any Ideas or Advice?
    OKay, I’ve always been susceptible to yeast infections/uti’s for some evil reason & usually have 1 yeast infection a year. Have only had to get prescription help rarely in the past & could nix them mostly w/ home remedies: cranberry juice, non~sweetened yogurt containin Acidophilus, cut caffeine, etc…But a lil more than a month back (maybe 2 months…), I got awful sick. Bad uti that quickly became a Kidney infection (I knew I was comin down w/ another infection, but this moved quicker than any previous one by a long~shot) & was in severe pain even when I wasn’t havin to run to the restroom bc I felt like I constantly had to pee. & when I went to see my gyno she said if I’d waited another day they would’ve had to admit me & even wanted to right then! Along with all this I also got an upper respiratory infection, had migraines, & was starting to get fevers (fevers were night after I wen2 doctor & cont. for a while.) & they thought I was trying to come down w/ the flu too. I couldn’t hardly function from the pain & **oodles** of prescribed medication & antibiotics for 5 days. Once it let up it all disappeared relatively quickly. What I’m concerned about is starting around 4-5 days ago I started havin symptoms of a mild yeast infection. & the burning when I gotta pee is gradually increasing but if i drink water only for a whole day it aleviates it temporarily but it returns :( . It shouldn’t be happenin this soon & I’m worried it’s becoming chronic. I don’t want what happened last time to happen again but at the same time it’s killing me that I can’t figure out why this is happening??? I stay clean of course I bathe very regularly!! lol. & have had the same partner- my fiance- for a long time. Can any of you help me figure out why this is happening so I can fix whatever I maybe doing wrong??? Like, has this sorta thing happened with any you???
    Bc this sucks badly & I’m lost at how to fix this problem. If any of you know a way I can stop this before it gets started again without me having to go to the gyno again so soon I’d soooo appreciate it.
    Sorry so long…just wanted to explain it all out so I can get the best advice. Thanks for your time :]
    <3Ash
    **Note: I did finish all the rounds of my anti-biotics & medications completely except for the pain-killers for the migraines bc they were "as needed" & I didn't need them after I had half a bottle or more left. AND I also was given anti~biotic or steriod shots or something like that in the hip the day I came in when I was last sick (left side) & had to return the next day at 8a.m. for another (right side) & couple/few days later to return & get ANOTHER (back on left). Not all 3 shots were the same medication neither. The first 2 were, but the last was diff. & I would list what these were called exactly, but I was too busy cryin my eyes out once they said "shot" like a 3yr old instead of an 18yr old. Sorry :/
    But Do Help Please!!! Any Advice Welcome :]:]:] Thanks sooooooo much again ya'll<3

    • ANSWER:

  33. QUESTION:
    How to get out of a pee lab in anatomy?!?
    This week in my anatomy lab, we have to do a urinalysis on ourselves. This entails drinking 1000 mL water, 6 g NaCl in 100 mL water, or both, and then collecting urine samples every thirty minutes for 3 hours.

    Our TA said if we had a really good excuse, she’d let us out of having to do this. I probably can’t use the actual excuse… which is that I feel so embarrassed about carrying around my own pee in a cup I have actually started crying. Please help!!

    ps. I know we’re supposed to learn a lot by doing this, but really — I can learn about the function of the kidneys another way!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      You could go to the dean and threaten a lawsuit. That might just work.

      Such an unsanitary thing that is a violation of human dignity, I guarantee you that not only would you win and get a boatload of money if you were to pull through with it, but you’d also prevent hundreds or thousands from being subjected to the same humiliation.

      Or you can just say what the name of your school is and I will complain on your behalf.

  34. QUESTION:
    Trouble urinating but no signs of pain or discomfort.?
    Alright, well a few nights ago I went to the bathroom on my normal routine, but something was different. I had some trouble urinating. There was absolutely no pain. And it took me about 1-2 minutes to actually go. Now this freaked me f**k out! Because I am a healthy 16 year old male! At first I thought I was just reading into it, because my mom went to the hospital the night before and we were talking about “Catheters” ect…So I calmed down and drank a lot of water, like 4, 500 mL bottles of water a day, and I didn’t even touch a soda. And still to this day, my natural urine function is all off. Before this happened my pee flow was as strong and thick as a water hose and it reacted in seconds.

    Any way so I will describe it for you. There is absolutely “0″ pain. So I’m almost positive that it is not a kidney stone. There is no blood in my urine, nor does it sting or burn at the end. My pee does not “dribble” at the end either. When I have trouble going, it doesn’t slowly dribble out. I feel it coming, then it goes back in, then I feel it again but it just recedes back again until I finally go. Now I’m not sure if it is all of the fluids I have been drinking, but after I go, I find my self having trouble urinating an hour or two later. Which is weird because normally I only pee 4 times a day at most. And all of them are very satisfying. And it sort of seems like my urine flows are not as “satisfying” as they used to be. Like they are not as “long run” as before I started having this problem. So I am driving myself crazy with this problem, I am also worried because a healthy 16 year old male should not be having these troubles. So have any of you had something similar? Or know about this? Lots of help would be appreciated!!

    P.s- Just in case. Are those scopes and catheters really as painful as people make them out to be? Or are they just “Uncomfortable”.

    • ANSWER:
      Maybe its because your worried abou thise kinds of thing thus creating a negative effect on your typical urinating pattern. This combiend with the fact that you are overhydrating yourself maybe the reson for your problem. Your only supposed to drink 8 cups per day. Try to calm down (no stress), and drink less for a while (some weeks maybe), to see if things go back to normal. If not, then consult a doctor.

  35. QUESTION:
    My doctors can’t give me a good answer or direction to take. Can you help?
    Hi, My name is Matt and I apologize in advance for the long question. I’ve been having a chronic health problem for the past year and half now, and I’m not much closer to solving the problem of why I feel so awful than I was at the start. Different doctors will tell me I have things that other doctors say there is no way I have. Others tend to throw antibiotics at me, push me out of the office, and hope the problem magically disappears. My faith in health care professionals is ebbing away more and more everyday.

    Anyways, here are my regular symptoms:
    Loss of focus/concentration, extreme fatigue, constantly hungry, feeling very faint and weak kneed, stiff joints and muscles, stuffy nose, sore/tight throat, chest pain/tightness right along my sternum, irritability, and heavy breathing.

    For the past year and a half, I’ve exhibited these symptoms on and off. I have good days and bad days, but especially lately, much more so bad. Also, even the good days give me some fatigue, but the difference is pretty night and day. I feel a lot more capable.

    I’ve been diagnosed with a severe dust mite allergy, pumped full of medications, continued to get sick, and later found I had no allergy to dust mites according to another doctor and another test. The new doctor diagnosed me with chronic sinusitis. I’ve tried corticosteroids, antihistamines, nasal rinses, vitamins, and all sorts of things. The only thing that gives me any real relief is the sinus rinse, and that relief is pretty fleeting. Now I’m being told that I have allergies again, despite the fact that no allergy medication has done me any good, and the skin tests say I’m not allergic to anything.

    I’ve also recently had some new symptoms, on top of the old ones being more severe than usual (especially the fatigue, hunger, and faint feeling). They are: constantly thirsty, nausea, frequent urination (happens a lot, regardless of how much water I drink, always comes out crystal clear, and I can’t seem to hold it at all), about 10 pounds of weight loss 2 weeks ago, and now, very little weight gain, despite eating like crazy.

    I’ve had a complete blood count recently. It showed my glucose as normal, so diabetes is not the problem. Kidney and liver functions were also normal. My lymphocyte level came in a little high at 47 (12-44 is normal), absolute neutrophils came in a little low at 1.67 (normal is 1.8-7.7). It looks like I have a slight anemia, because my hemoglobin came in at 13.2 (normal: 14-18) and my hematocrit came in at 38 (normal: 42-54). I’ve started taking a multivitamin, and eating more red meat in case of iron deficiency.

    Yet, I find it hard to believe that anemia is to blame for all of my new/worsening of symptoms, and more importantly, I’ve had numerous blood tests over the past year and a half, and never came up as anemic, so even if it is the complete cause for my new and worsened symptoms, it still doesn’t explain my regular fatigue and general feeling like garbage for over a year.

    As for my habits, I generally eat a very healthy diet, and also exercise frequently. I’m in pretty good shape, and am in the right weight range for my height (6 feet tall, 170 lbs). Also, I’m only 20 years old, so I feel like I shouldn’t be getting winded by taking the stairs, or needing a nap after 2 hours of work. The only hospitilizations I’ve had are for a concussion at age 16 sustained while playing rugby (very light concussion, blacked out for 10 seconds, can’t remember some of that day, but I was fine after a few hours), and a surgery to take out my tonsils and open up my sinuses (which did seem to help my breathing a bit, but didn’t stop the sickness from coming over and over and over).

    As for medications, I’ve been on pretty much every allergy medication around, and none of them stop me from getting sick. Plus, most of them leave me in an even worse brain fog than when I’m just feeling sick. I’ve also been pumped full of more antibiotics than I can count. At this point, I’m quite adverse to taking more medications, considering that none has helped me thus far, and they always, always come with side effects.

    I really just want to know whats wrong with me, whatever it is, so that I can get about fixing it. It’s a number one priority for me, because it just makes everything in my life so much more difficult. Even the simplest classes and tasks and work become grueling when I’m feeling like this, and I’d say I feel like this about 85-95% of the time, especially as of late. My problem is, I’m at the end of my rope. My doctor’s can’t give me any good ideas or directions to take, they just tell me the other one is an idiot and that I need to just keep putting money in their pocket. I’ve tried so many options and been tested for so many things, and I can’t seem to get a truly conclusive answer. I’m ready to try just about anything. In fact, I’m getting ready to make an acupuncture appointment, and maybe start taking some herbs. I mean, it may be a

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, have you tried cutting out gluten in your diet. I have this friend who did exactly this and she became human again and she felt more alive than she had in years. She had some of the symptoms that you have been suffering. Hope this helps.

  36. QUESTION:
    Constantly fatigued and miserable. Need help please!?
    Hi, My name is Matt and I apologize in advance for the long question. I’ve been having a chronic health problem for the past year and half now, and I’m not much closer to solving the problem of why I feel so awful than I was at the start. Different doctors will tell me I have things that other doctors say there is no way I have. Others tend to throw antibiotics at me, push me out of the office, and hope the problem magically disappears. My faith in health care professionals is ebbing away more and more everyday.

    Anyways, here are my regular symptoms:
    Loss of focus/concentration, extreme fatigue, constantly hungry, feeling very faint and weak kneed, stiff joints and muscles, stuffy nose, sore/tight throat, chest pain/tightness right along my sternum, and heavy breathing.

    For the past year and a half, I’ve exhibited these symptoms on and off. I have good days and bad days, but especially lately, much more so bad.

    I’ve been diagnosed with a severe dust mite allergy, pumped full of medications, continued to get sick, and later found I had no allergy to dust mites according to another doctor and another test. The new doctor diagnosed me with chronic sinusitis. I’ve tried corticosteroids, antihistamines, nasal rinses, vitamins, and all sorts of things. The only thing that gives me any real relief is the sinus rinse, and that relief is pretty fleeting. Now I’m being told that I have allergies again, despite the fact that no allergy medication has done me any good, and the skin tests say I’m not allergic to anything.

    I’ve also recently had some new symptoms, on top of the old ones being more severe than usual (especially the fatigue, hunger, and faint feeling). They are: constantly thirsty, nausea, frequent urination (happens a lot, regardless of how much water I drink, always comes out crystal clear, and I can’t seem to hold it at all), about 10 pounds of weight loss 2 weeks ago, and now, very little weight gain, despite eating like crazy.

    I’ve had a complete blood count recently. It showed my glucose as normal, so diabetes is not the problem. Kidney and liver functions were also normal. My lymphocyte level came in a little high at 47 (12-44 is normal), absolute neutrophils came in a little low at 1.67 (normal is 1.8-7.7). It looks like I have a slight anemia, because my hemoglobin came in at 13.2 (normal: 14-18) and my hematocrit came in at 38 (normal: 42-54). I’ve started taking a multivitamin, and eating more red meat in case of iron deficiency.

    Yet, I find it hard to believe that anemia is to blame for all of my new/worsening of symptoms, and more importantly, I’ve had numerous blood tests over the past year and a half, and never came up as anemic, so even if it is the complete cause for my new and worsened symptoms, it still doesn’t explain my regular fatigue and general feeling like garbage for over a year.

    As for my habits, I generally eat a very healthy diet, and also exercise frequently. I’m in pretty good shape, and am in the right weight range for my height (6 feet tall, 170 lbs). Also, I’m only 20 years old, so I feel like I shouldn’t be getting winded by taking the stairs, or needing a nap after 2 hours of work. The only hospitilizations I’ve had are for a concussion at age 16 sustained while playing rugby (very light concussion, blacked out for 10 seconds, can’t remember some of that day, but I was fine after a few hours), and a surgery to take out my tonsils and open up my sinuses (which did seem to help my breathing a bit, but didn’t stop the sickness from coming over and over and over).

    As for medications, I’ve been on pretty much every allergy medication around, and none of them stop me from getting sick. Plus, most of them leave me in an even worse brain fog than when I’m just feeling sick. I’ve also been pumped full of more antibiotics than I can count. At this point, I’m quite adverse to taking more medications, considering that none has helped me thus far, and they always, always come with side effects.

    I really just want to know whats wrong with me, whatever it is, so that I can get about fixing it. It’s a number one priority for me, because it just makes everything in my life so much more difficult. Even the simplest classes and tasks and work become grueling when I’m feeling like this, and I’d say I feel like this about 85-95% of the time, especially as of late. My problem is, I’m at the end of my rope. My doctor’s can’t give me any good ideas or directions to take, they just tell me the other one is an idiot and that I need to just keep putting money in their pocket. I’ve tried so many options and been tested for so many things, and I can’t seem to get a truly conclusive answer. I’m ready to try just about anything. In fact, I’m getting ready to make an acupuncture appointment, and maybe start taking some herbs. I mean, it may be a shot in the dark, but at least I’m taking a shot.

    Anyways, if you’ve made it this far, I appreciate you taking the time to read

    • ANSWER:
      ok i lived this already you need to see an endocrinologist i suffer from multinodular goitor never detected i have normal tsh t4 t3 i have a high globulglobin antibody which is a precurser for an auto immune defect in my case hashimoto thryoiditis , i have hypo thyroid symptoms with normal thyroid levels i am on VIT D as it was dangerously low giving me chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia symptoms the IBS symptom depression and now i have a gluten sensitivity so you can try swollowing vit D at walmart and VIT E high doses my VIT D rx is 50,000 IU 1 x per week so the second thing i would do is pump up your VIT B drink vitamin water like propel , stop eating wheat products so i am eating puffed rice corn flakes potatoes etc stay away from MSG also , cream of rice grits read the boxes eat lots of fresh fruit and vegs and meat PLAIN no seasoning see if you perk up, i am on synthroid 37.50 mcg a day and i feel human again, so have an ultrasound of your thyroid , start drinking pomegranite juice 4 oz a day and eat yorgurt with ACTIVA like enzymes , the antibiotics are slowing your system down yeast build up , unless you can get a RX for nystatin its suppose to break down the yeast in your body , or maybe swollow Diflucan to remove yeast that is what i have been living , now my mom likes those chinese foot toxic pads for your feet she says her burning feet has miniumized with this? try a massage also, stop smoking and drinking alcohol detox your body , drink V8 splash soy milk silk milk? hope something i do helps you? walmart sells all natural snacks world gourmet when pigs fly.. it gives you a serving of fruit or sensible portions co are all natural NO WHEAT in these snacks no preservative ,

  37. QUESTION:
    Worried about my liver/kidneys. Is there something wrong?
    I drink a lot with my friends on the weekends. I believe that maybe it has taken a toll on my body over the past twenty years. On Sundays, I drink water, gatorade, orange juice to recharge for Monday yet I do not urinate. Maybe at the end of the day before bed, I can pee but it is so dark orange and yellow that I am worried that my organs aren’t functioning correctly. Any experts out there who can help me?

    • ANSWER:
      Despite your efforts to rehydrate, it appears that you are still very dehydrated. While this is probably not a sign of liver problems, it is most definitely a sign of stress upon your kidneys. Whether it’s from the drinking or not. You should probably make an appointment with a Urologist and get evaluated.

  38. QUESTION:
    Is it time to put my dog to sleep?
    O.K. I have asked God about this, but I am not really sure if He is answering or maybe I can not sit still long enough to hear an answer. Or maybe the answer is NO and my indecision is how the answer is being communicated to me….who knows. Maybe I need a spiritual tune up so God will work with me a little better. I know this is a decision to be made by me, but I really need some help.
    Billie, my 17 year old lab mix, has been in my life longer than any friend I have ever had. Her health has slowly declined over the past 4 years. She is almost completely blind and deaf. She started having arthritis and kidney failure about 4 years ago but I helped control it with high dollar meds and dog food. But now her left hind leg is very stiff and she pees herself several times a day while laying down. Sometimes, she still can get up on her own and sometimes you have to help her up at first, but then she will start walking (pretty wobbly). She can make it to the back yard and relieve herself provided she does not have to crouch over 15 seconds to do so (#2 takes a little longer and yesterday when trying to perform this function she fell right on it). She still pees on herself even though she has been getting up to relive herself about 3-4 times a day.
    She still eats and will even wag her tail once a day or so in response to seeing me.

    If I did not have to work, I would not worry about her so much but I have to work full time job and another part time job as my full time job only covers my rent and bills (and I need groceries too). In addition to this, I am also enrolled in a night class that meets two times a week (I had no idea that her health would be deteriorating this quickly this semester after waiting 4 semesters for the school to hold this class at a time I could attend). So I am not home much during the week. I have my dad come over and look after her for about an hour during the day but he and my mom both feel it is time to put her down and I hate inconveniencing them with this emotional situation. I stay home with her all weekend and this is when she is at her best. Although she still sleeps (or at least lays motionless) for about 85% of the day. Then she will get up and walk around for about 15 minutes, eat, drink a lot of water and go lay back down).

    I try to keep her clean but she is about 90 pounds and too weak for the way I formerly bathed her (with the garden hose which she used to love). Her hind legs are too weak to withstand a real thorough wash down. So basically she smells really bad and her smell combined with the urine odor overwhelming my small home is really starting to become disgusting. I don’t want this to be a decision made based on the hardship that is being caused in my life, but my concern is that maybe she can sense the frustration I feel even though I also love her very much. I monitor my thoughts in hopes that she will undersatnd the love I feel for her far outweighs any inconvenience this has on my life. What I really wish is that she would just gain her health back.

    I have indicated that some vactaion time from work may be nice to my boss, but she did not take the hint and I believe she thinks I am trying to use this situation to just be off work. The economy, I have heard, is so bad now, that I am afraid to jeaopordize the job I have.

    I believe Billie is still mentally intact and probably will go on like this for a few more months maybe even a year if I do not intercede. The only thing is, I don’t know if I should. I have called the vet and they told me I also need to consider her integrity and quality of life.

    Can someone give me some advice?

    • ANSWER:
      Crystal, it’s time. Your old girl doesn’t want to lie & fall in her own waste. She doesn’t want to be dirty & smell. Allow your old friend to go with some dignity. I know it’s a hard decision to make. I’ve had to make this decision myself too many times, but our pets depend on us to make decisions & care for them to the very end. It truly is the final act of care & love we give them. Stay with her & hold her till she is at rest. Take care.

  39. QUESTION:
    Opiate detox?!?
    I really hope I get some serious answers because right now I don’t know what to do, I’m going crazy!! Okay, so long story short, 3 years ago I had kidney surgery and I’m still taking pain pills! I have tried to quit a few times, but after about the 5th or 6th day of being in hell I have to get something! I have tried methadones, but that just made it worse! I’m going to see a doctor about suboxen next week, but I wanted to see if anyone knew of anything I could do at home right now to help! I have tried the hot baths, the Tylenol, the heat pads and ice packs, I have been trying to drink lots of water, but I can’t hold anything down! I have tried sleeping pills to sleep and that doesn’t work.. I can’t eat, sleep, relax, stop shaking.. I just can’t function! Oh, and my eyes hurt if I’m outside! Even with sunglasses on it just seems so bright! I hate this, this is the reason why I have been on the pain meds for so long! I can’t go through this! Any advice would be wonderful!
    I have tried the methadones and now that’s one of the things I have been doing on a daily basis! The methadone clinics don’t want to help .. They start you off with a small amount and give you more and more and more! I am going to try Suboxen, but I have to make it through for a couple days until I can get to the doctor. I don’t know if I can do this! I want to be done so bad, but I have never had a detox like this! I’m beyond miserable! : (
    Update.. I have my doctors appointment tomorrow to get the suboxens, but like I said, I have been beyond miserable! I really, really, really just want to be done with this crap, so I didn’t want to buy anything off of the streets, but then a friend of mine told me that he had a few Suboxens left from the last time he went to the doctor and he gave me those! : ) So, I feel a million times better and I’m on the right path! I’m so excited, kind of nervous, but just really happy that I’m getting off of this crap! Thanks so much for the help and the nice posts!! : )

    • ANSWER:
      Check your e-mail

  40. QUESTION:
    dehydration help me please lost my notes and due very soon!?
    1. Dehydration can be described as a ________ water loss within the body, resulting in a drop in performance. (1 point)
    2%
    5%
    1%
    3%
    2. It is estimated that ________ glasses of water are lost from normal kidney filtration on an average day? (1 point)

    3. The average person should drink ________ glasses of water each day, just to replace the water lost during normal daily activities (1 point)
    3-4
    6-7
    10-12
    8-9
    4. Dehydration is known to: (1 point)
    Not affect brain functions
    Slow or stop efficient fat elimination and metabolism
    Lead to cases of diarrhea
    Cause skin to take on a soft, supple texture
    5. When would it be appropriate to consider a sports drink instead of water to re-hydrate? (1 point)
    When lifting heavy weights for 30 minutes
    When running for less than 20 minutes
    When doing crunches and sit-ups for 15 minutes
    When walking for less than 45 minutes
    6. Sports drinks generally contain: (1 point)
    Water, carbohydrates, and electrolytes
    Sodium, protein, and water
    Protein, electrolytes, and water
    Potassium, protein, and salts
    7. Endurance athletes sometimes suffer from water intoxication, a condition known as _______________. (1 point)

    8. _____________ speed up the process of elimination of water and waste through the kidneys. (1 point)

    9. Which of the following can act as a diuretic? (1 point)
    Water
    Milk
    Coffee
    Chamomile tea
    10. ________________ can act as a diuretic in the body, leading to dehydration and causing problems with the body’s temperature controls. (1 point)
    Coffee
    Tea
    Salt
    Alcohol

    • ANSWER:
      1. Dehydration can be described as a ________ water loss within the body, resulting in a drop in performance. (1 point)
      (1 pt) 2%
      (0 pts) 5%
      (0 pts) 1%
      (0 pts) 3%
      1 /1 point
      2. It is estimated that ________ glasses of water are lost from normal kidney filtration on an average day? (1 point)
      6
      This question has not yet been reviewed.
      3. The average person should drink ________ glasses of water each day, just to replace the water lost during normal daily activities (1 point)
      (0 pts) 3-4
      (0 pts) 6-7
      (0 pts) 10-12
      (1 pt) 8-9
      1 /1 point
      4. Dehydration is known to: (1 point)
      (0 pts) Not affect brain functions
      (1 pt) Slow or stop efficient fat elimination and metabolism
      (0 pts) Lead to cases of diarrhea
      (0 pts) Cause skin to take on a soft, supple texture
      1 /1 point
      5. When would it be appropriate to consider a sports drink instead of water to re-hydrate? (1 point)
      (1 pt) When lifting heavy weights for 30 minutes
      (0 pts) When running for less than 20 minutes
      (0 pts) When doing crunches and sit-ups for 15 minutes
      (0 pts) When walking for less than 45 minutes
      1 /1 point
      6. Sports drinks generally contain: (1 point)
      (1 pt) Water, carbohydrates, and electrolytes
      (0 pts) Sodium, protein, and water
      (0 pts) Protein, electrolytes, and water
      (0 pts) Potassium, protein, and salts
      1 /1 point
      7. Endurance athletes sometimes suffer from water intoxication, a condition known as _______________. (1 point)
      hyponatremia
      This question has not yet been reviewed.
      8. _____________ speed up the process of elimination of water and waste through the kidneys. (1 point)
      diuretic
      This question has not yet been reviewed.
      9. Which of the following can act as a diuretic? (1 point)
      (0 pts) Water
      (0 pts) Milk
      (1 pt) Coffee
      (0 pts) Chamomile tea
      1 /1 point
      10. ________________ can act as a diuretic in the body, leading to dehydration and causing problems with the body’s temperature controls. (1 point)
      (0 pts) Coffee
      (0 pts) Tea
      (0 pts) Salt
      (1 pt) Alcohol
      1 /1 point

      The current score is 7/7. There are still 3 ungraded questions worth 3 possible points.

  41. QUESTION:
    can someone translate this to french for me please?
    PLEASE DONT USE GOOGLE TRANSLATE, SOMEONE WHO’S GOOD IN FRENCH NEEDED!
    thanks to everyone for help!

    The human body and water
    There’s nothing more refreshing than a nice cold glass of water after playing your favorite sport. On average, water makes up 60% of the human body. Our brain is made up of 80% water, bones are made up of 15% water and blood is made up of 50% water. Not only do we need water, but salt also. Water cleanses the system and removes impurities and assists the digestive system to performs it’s functions as well as the bowel, liver, kidneys. The salt attempts to retain water so that we don’t dehydrate. The body needs to balance itself as well as possible. If we do not drink enough water, symptoms of dehydration ( such as dizziness, vomitting, inability to sweat) or death may occur.

    • ANSWER:

  42. QUESTION:
    Other than Diabetes, what can this unknown condition be? Reactive Hypoglycemia, Adrenal Gland Dysfunction?
    I’m a 28 year old Romanian male, about 5’11, 330 pounds. This condition is unknown and the doctors can’t find the cause and it’s not Diabetes! Please read over this, I know it’s a long list but please help me. I have no medicaid or insurance to have this taken care of so I’m trying to find the underlying cause.

    1: Constant frequent hunger especially after eating. Overeating. Changes in behavioral pattern and tempermant after eating. Consuming sugar makes me crave salt. Consuming salt makes me crave sugar. Irritablity, anxiety, rapid heart beat, difficulty sleeping and over sleeping and sleeping a few hours after a meal even though feeling very rested. Fatigue, lack of enthusiam, lack of motivation, hate towards people and my life. Hate towards everything and everyone for no apparent reason. Extreme lethargy and extreme apathy. Extreme urge to save money and not spend a dime. Selfish with money. Selfishness, loathing and no lust for life what so ever.
    2: Body aches and pain, headaches. Most of the pain resides in the feet especially the left foot. Painful numbing burning pain is always there in the feet. Cold water relieves the burning pain in the feet giving me “some” feeling sensation back in the feet, hot water of course makes it worse. The pain gets worse everyday making it more and more difficult to walk and perform my duties at work. Joint pain, no longer able to run due to lack of joint function.
    3: Pain in the eyes especially after eating, blurry vision, constant webs and floaters in the eyes that never go away. Loss of vision. Darkened vision. Thick sticky yellow mucus like substance that comes from the eyes after eating a heavy meal combined with heavy physical activity and the mucus can be pulled out with a q-tip.
    4: Pain in the kidneys. Frequent urination. Constant thirst is not present with frequent urination. Bowel movements are normal.
    5: Memory loss, trouble concentrating, trouble speaking at times.
    6: Unable to adjust to weather, cold or hot.
    7: Loss of reality. Drifitng in and out of reality. Changes in personality and mental focus.
    8: Dieting to have this under control only made it worse. The symptoms were too much to handle and the hunger was unreal and very difficult to get it under control. Physical activity along with dieting did not improve anything what so ever. When I went back to eating what I wanted I felt such a great relief from the pain. The weight loss did not go far either. 40 pounds was lost but it was only water weight. 320 to start and then 290 to 280 after one month but it never went below 280 pounds no matter how hard I tried. My anger was alot worse during the diet as well but I figured that was normal when your constantly feeling starvation even though three meals a day along with health shakes did not matter. The strangest symtpoms came from drinking an EAS health shake that gave all the required nutrients needed throughout the day without all the carbohydrates which was only 4 grams. These shakes would give me extreme body aches, head aches and uncontrollable hunger cravings and my anger and temperment would be even more out of control and I know for a fact thats it’s not in my head or “ANXIETY!”
    9: Uncontrollable crying. Uncontrolled emotions.
    10: I used to be such a horrible hypocondriact about all this and filled with extreme anxiety but now after so long I don’t care anymore because that’s what it does to you, it forces you not to care until you start crying about it then you feel all the emotion you had locked away for so long and it comes out wrong. I cry about what I have, what I’m suffering with and how I can’t deal with it. I asked God to help me in any way he can and he doesn’t want to hear me.

    • ANSWER:
      Hormonal imbalance is the root cause of all Ur problems. “Impaired/malfunctioning of Adrenal gland and pancreas + voracious eating habits” is the root cause of diabetes. it is most unfortunate to note so many complexity of health problems. Ur mood swings, frustrations, etc., are understandable. Ur inner feelings are natural for anyone if kept in the same position,.

      If any disease/disorder condition is incurable, as a last resort, it has to be endured; for which U r already struggling to bear with.
      But, here is a plan to help U with least costs, no side effects & no hospitalizations. T & C apply. One should have the will power to comply with all stipulated instructions most religiouisly for the best results.
      Acupressure & Natural Remedies may solve Ur problem.
      1.ACUPRESSURE TECHNIQUES:
      Utility—Blocked energy + toxins shall be moved from all Ur internal organs to purge in the normal drainage system, i.e., urine, feces, sweat, cough, menses[ladies], vomitting and all the organs shall function upto optimal levels.

      ‘Health In Ur Hands’ by Dr.Devendra Vora vol.i & ii. Available all over the globe & in all Indian Languages + Braille lipi, Germany and the French. Dr.Vora, the world renowned Acupressurist, an octogenarian and the Bhishma Pithamaha of acupressure in India, wrote the books, after treating and caused to treat more than 150000 cases of Cancer, HIV/AIDS, Diabetes, and many other most dreaded diseases. —Dr.Devendra Vora has analysed that pressure applied on certain points located on the palms and soles helps to stimulate all organs of the body, prevents disease and assists in maintaining good health. Acupressure also helps to diagnose, prevent and cure diseases like common cold, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Migraine, Paralysis, and even cancer, HIV/AIDS. Autism, Thalassemia, Muscular Dystrophy, all brain and spinal cord affected diseases.

      With ur thumb, press ur/his/her palms and soles, wrists and ankles on both sides. Suppose pain is felt while pressing 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 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. Ur entire immune sytem gets invigorated to produce antibodies.
      PS-To ensure 100% cure in respect of early diagnosed cases and maximum cure in regards to late stages of Cancer/HIV/AIDS, many other most dreaded & incurable diseases etc., one should comply with all the stipulated instructions most scrupulously like rituals. No costs/hopitalization/side effects.Domiciliary treatment is enough.
      2.Ban salt, cooked foods and baking soda from Ur diet for 45 days and use of enema + vaginal douch[females] to extract & purge Toxins from Ur body’s systems is a MUST.

      3.ALOE VERA JUICE:
      U may try aloe vera juice safely. Dosage: 30 ml. + 1 tsp of honey t.d.s.
      No trace of glucose in aloe vera juice.
      4.NONI [FRENCH FRUIT] JUICE: Doage 5 ml., t.d.s. in the first week. 10 ml, t.ds. in the second week and 15 ml., t.d.s., theereafter. Add double the quantity of water to each serving.
      5.WHEAT GRASS POWDER:
      Dosage: 1 tsp [3 gms.] of powder + 3 drops of honey with a cup of hot water in an empty stomach in the morning. For a day or two the patient may pass green stools to purge-out toxins. No worry.

  43. QUESTION:
    please help me? biology?
    1.How much water do you need to drink each day in order to replace fluids lost through urine, sweat, and respiration?

    A.About 2 cups
    B.About 8 cups
    C.About 16 cups
    D.About 24 cups
    2.Which nutrient is your body’s main source of the raw materials used for growth and repair?

    A.Animal fats
    B.Proteins
    C.Minerals
    D.Vitamin B12
    3.Which of the following foods is a good source of carbohydrates?

    A.Cheese
    B.Potatoes
    C.Chicken
    D.Seeds
    4.Good nutrition is especially important during the first two years of life and during the preteen years to

    A.help maintain normal childhood homeostasis.
    B.support accelerated growth and development.
    C.prevent excessive carbohydrate consumption.
    D.ensure you get enough green, leafy vegetables.
    5.The food label on a package of cookies tells you that the amount of Calories per serving is 250, 150 of which are from fat. If you eat 2 servings (4 cookies), how many Calories will you be getting?

    A.300
    B.400
    C.500
    D.600
    6.A person whose gallbladder has been removed would want to avoid fatty foods, because his or her body would be unable to store

    A.bile.
    B.chyme.
    C.pepsin.
    D.amylase.
    7.The main purpose of digestion is to

    A.convert energy.
    B.break down food.
    C.eliminate wastes.
    D.transport nutrients.
    8.Starches are digested into simpler sugars in the

    A.small and large intestines.
    B.stomach and large intestine.
    C.mouth and small intestine.
    D.esophagus and duodenum.
    9.Food moves in only one direction through the digestive system because of

    A.mechanical digestion.
    B.gastric acids and chyme.
    C.sphincters and peristalsis.
    D.enzymes and hormones.
    10.Which of the following digestive enzymes are involved in breaking down proteins?

    A.Amylase and lipase
    B.Maltase and lactase
    C.Peptidase and trypsin
    D.Sucrase and pepsin
    11.Nutrients are absorbed primarily in the

    A.Liver tissues.
    B.Small intestine.
    C.Large intestine.
    D.Stomach.
    12.The process by which nutrients move from the digestive organs into the circulatory and lymphatic systems is called

    A.respiration.
    B.digestion.
    C.excretion.
    D.absorption.
    13.The many folds, villi, and microvilli inside the small intestine work to

    A.increase absorption of nutrients.
    B.speed passage of fibrous material.
    C.absorb up to a liter of water daily.
    D.protect the lining of the intestine.
    14.Nutrient-rich blood that leaves the small intestine is carried first to the

    A.heart.
    B.liver.
    C.lungs.
    D.brain.
    15.Which part of the digestive system consolidates and eliminates solid wastes?

    A.Duodenum
    B.Small intestine
    C.Intestinal villi
    D.Large intestine
    16.The excretory system is a body system made up of the urinary organs, the skin, and the

    A.blood.
    B.lungs.
    C.heart.
    D.liver.
    17.Urine produced by the kidneys moves through the ureter into the

    A.bladder.
    B.urethra.
    C.nephron.
    D.medulla.
    18.Which of the following substances is part of the filtrate found in Bowman’s capsule?

    A.Red blood cells
    B.Plasma proteins
    C.Free electrolytes
    D.White blood cells
    19.Which of the following is the correct sequence in producing urine?

    A.Loop of Henle – Bowman’s capsule – glomerulus – ureter
    B.Glomerulus – Bowman’s capsule – loop of Henle – ureter
    C.Bowman’s capsule – glomerulus – ureter – loop of Henle
    D.Ureter – loop of Henle – glomerulus – Bowman’s capsule
    20.The main function of dialysis is to

    A.increase nephron formation.
    B.collect fluid from the body.
    C.prepare a patient for a kidney transplant.
    D.filter waste from the blood.
    21.The large intestine absorbs about

    A.one liter of water a day.
    B.one liter of nutrients a day.
    C.two liters of water a day.
    D.two liters of nutrients a day.
    22.Which nutrient is required for nearly every chemical reaction in every cell in your body?

    A.Vitamin B6
    B.Calcium
    C.Water
    D.Protein
    23.Which of the following foods is a good source of lean protein?

    A.Fish
    B.Grains
    C.Potatoes
    D.Oranges
    24.Which of the following vitamins is vital for maintaining healthy cartilage and bone?

    A.Vitamin K
    B.Vitamin C
    C.Folic acid
    D.B vitamins
    25.Which nutrient is your body’s main source of energy?

    A.Animal proteins
    B.Carbohydrates
    C.Saturated fats
    D.B vitamins

    • ANSWER:
      1.B
      2.B
      3.B
      4.B
      5.C
      6.A
      7.B
      8.C
      9.C
      10.C
      11.B
      12.D
      13.A
      14.B
      15.D
      16.B
      17.A
      18.C
      19.B
      20.D
      21.A
      22.C
      23.A
      24.B
      25.B

  44. QUESTION:
    Please help on bio?!?! 10 points!!!?
    1.How much water do you need to drink each day in order to replace fluids lost through urine, sweat, and respiration?

    A.About 2 cups
    B.About 8 cups
    C.About 16 cups
    D.About 24 cups
    2.Which nutrient is your body’s main source of the raw materials used for growth and repair?

    A.Animal fats
    B.Proteins
    C.Minerals
    D.Vitamin B12
    3.Which of the following foods is a good source of carbohydrates?

    A.Cheese
    B.Potatoes
    C.Chicken
    D.Seeds
    4.Good nutrition is especially important during the first two years of life and during the preteen years to

    A.help maintain normal childhood homeostasis.
    B.support accelerated growth and development.
    C.prevent excessive carbohydrate consumption.
    D.ensure you get enough green, leafy vegetables.
    5.The food label on a package of cookies tells you that the amount of Calories per serving is 250, 150 of which are from fat. If you eat 2 servings (4 cookies), how many Calories will you be getting?

    A.300
    B.400
    C.500
    D.600
    6.A person whose gallbladder has been removed would want to avoid fatty foods, because his or her body would be unable to store

    A.bile.
    B.chyme.
    C.pepsin.
    D.amylase.
    7.The main purpose of digestion is to

    A.convert energy.
    B.break down food.
    C.eliminate wastes.
    D.transport nutrients.
    8.Starches are digested into simpler sugars in the

    A.small and large intestines.
    B.stomach and large intestine.
    C.mouth and small intestine.
    D.esophagus and duodenum.
    9.Food moves in only one direction through the digestive system because of

    A.mechanical digestion.
    B.gastric acids and chyme.
    C.sphincters and peristalsis.
    D.enzymes and hormones.
    10.Which of the following digestive enzymes are involved in breaking down proteins?

    A.Amylase and lipase
    B.Maltase and lactase
    C.Peptidase and trypsin
    D.Sucrase and pepsin
    11.Nutrients are absorbed primarily in the

    A.Liver tissues.
    B.Small intestine.
    C.Large intestine.
    D.Stomach.
    12.The process by which nutrients move from the digestive organs into the circulatory and lymphatic systems is called

    A.respiration.
    B.digestion.
    C.excretion.
    D.absorption.
    13.The many folds, villi, and microvilli inside the small intestine work to

    A.increase absorption of nutrients.
    B.speed passage of fibrous material.
    C.absorb up to a liter of water daily.
    D.protect the lining of the intestine.
    14.Nutrient-rich blood that leaves the small intestine is carried first to the

    A.heart.
    B.liver.
    C.lungs.
    D.brain.
    15.Which part of the digestive system consolidates and eliminates solid wastes?

    A.Duodenum
    B.Small intestine
    C.Intestinal villi
    D.Large intestine
    16.The excretory system is a body system made up of the urinary organs, the skin, and the

    A.blood.
    B.lungs.
    C.heart.
    D.liver.
    17.Urine produced by the kidneys moves through the ureter into the

    A.bladder.
    B.urethra.
    C.nephron.
    D.medulla.
    18.Which of the following substances is part of the filtrate found in Bowman’s capsule?

    A.Red blood cells
    B.Plasma proteins
    C.Free electrolytes
    D.White blood cells
    19.Which of the following is the correct sequence in producing urine?

    A.Loop of Henle – Bowman’s capsule – glomerulus – ureter
    B.Glomerulus – Bowman’s capsule – loop of Henle – ureter
    C.Bowman’s capsule – glomerulus – ureter – loop of Henle
    D.Ureter – loop of Henle – glomerulus – Bowman’s capsule
    20.The main function of dialysis is to

    A.increase nephron formation.
    B.collect fluid from the body.
    C.prepare a patient for a kidney transplant.
    D.filter waste from the blood.
    21.The large intestine absorbs about

    A.one liter of water a day.
    B.one liter of nutrients a day.
    C.two liters of water a day.
    D.two liters of nutrients a day.
    22.Which nutrient is required for nearly every chemical reaction in every cell in your body?

    A.Vitamin B6
    B.Calcium
    C.Water
    D.Protein
    23.Which of the following foods is a good source of lean protein?

    A.Fish
    B.Grains
    C.Potatoes
    D.Oranges
    24.Which of the following vitamins is vital for maintaining healthy cartilage and bone?

    A.Vitamin K
    B.Vitamin C
    C.Folic acid
    D.B vitamins
    25.Which nutrient is your body’s main source of energy?

    A.Animal proteins
    B.Carbohydrates
    C.Saturated fats
    D.B vitamins

    • ANSWER:
      seriously?
      do your own work and pay attention in class.

  45. QUESTION:
    biology help please. need any help i can get?
    1.How much water do you need to drink each day in order to replace fluids lost through urine, sweat, and respiration?

    A.About 2 cups
    B.About 8 cups
    C.About 16 cups
    D.About 24 cups
    2.Which nutrient is your body’s main source of the raw materials used for growth and repair?

    A.Animal fats
    B.Proteins
    C.Minerals
    D.Vitamin B12
    3.Which of the following foods is a good source of carbohydrates?

    A.Cheese
    B.Potatoes
    C.Chicken
    D.Seeds
    4.Good nutrition is especially important during the first two years of life and during the preteen years to

    A.help maintain normal childhood homeostasis.
    B.support accelerated growth and development.
    C.prevent excessive carbohydrate consumption.
    D.ensure you get enough green, leafy vegetables.
    5.The food label on a package of cookies tells you that the amount of Calories per serving is 250, 150 of which are from fat. If you eat 2 servings (4 cookies), how many Calories will you be getting?

    A.300
    B.400
    C.500
    D.600
    6.A person whose gallbladder has been removed would want to avoid fatty foods, because his or her body would be unable to store

    A.bile.
    B.chyme.
    C.pepsin.
    D.amylase.
    7.The main purpose of digestion is to

    A.convert energy.
    B.break down food.
    C.eliminate wastes.
    D.transport nutrients.
    8.Starches are digested into simpler sugars in the

    A.small and large intestines.
    B.stomach and large intestine.
    C.mouth and small intestine.
    D.esophagus and duodenum.
    9.Food moves in only one direction through the digestive system because of

    A.mechanical digestion.
    B.gastric acids and chyme.
    C.sphincters and peristalsis.
    D.enzymes and hormones.
    10.Which of the following digestive enzymes are involved in breaking down proteins?

    A.Amylase and lipase
    B.Maltase and lactase
    C.Peptidase and trypsin
    D.Sucrase and pepsin
    11.Nutrients are absorbed primarily in the

    A.Liver tissues.
    B.Small intestine.
    C.Large intestine.
    D.Stomach.
    12.The process by which nutrients move from the digestive organs into the circulatory and lymphatic systems is called

    A.respiration.
    B.digestion.
    C.excretion.
    D.absorption.
    13.The many folds, villi, and microvilli inside the small intestine work to

    A.increase absorption of nutrients.
    B.speed passage of fibrous material.
    C.absorb up to a liter of water daily.
    D.protect the lining of the intestine.
    14.Nutrient-rich blood that leaves the small intestine is carried first to the

    A.heart.
    B.liver.
    C.lungs.
    D.brain.
    15.Which part of the digestive system consolidates and eliminates solid wastes?

    A.Duodenum
    B.Small intestine
    C.Intestinal villi
    D.Large intestine
    16.The excretory system is a body system made up of the urinary organs, the skin, and the

    A.blood.
    B.lungs.
    C.heart.
    D.liver.
    17.Urine produced by the kidneys moves through the ureter into the

    A.bladder.
    B.urethra.
    C.nephron.
    D.medulla.
    18.Which of the following substances is part of the filtrate found in Bowman’s capsule?

    A.Red blood cells
    B.Plasma proteins
    C.Free electrolytes
    D.White blood cells
    19.Which of the following is the correct sequence in producing urine?

    A.Loop of Henle – Bowman’s capsule – glomerulus – ureter
    B.Glomerulus – Bowman’s capsule – loop of Henle – ureter
    C.Bowman’s capsule – glomerulus – ureter – loop of Henle
    D.Ureter – loop of Henle – glomerulus – Bowman’s capsule
    20.The main function of dialysis is to

    A.increase nephron formation.
    B.collect fluid from the body.
    C.prepare a patient for a kidney transplant.
    D.filter waste from the blood.
    21.The large intestine absorbs about

    A.one liter of water a day.
    B.one liter of nutrients a day.
    C.two liters of water a day.
    D.two liters of nutrients a day.
    22.Which nutrient is required for nearly every chemical reaction in every cell in your body?

    A.Vitamin B6
    B.Calcium
    C.Water
    D.Protein
    23.Which of the following foods is a good source of lean protein?

    A.Fish
    B.Grains
    C.Potatoes
    D.Oranges
    24.Which of the following vitamins is vital for maintaining healthy cartilage and bone?

    A.Vitamin K
    B.Vitamin C
    C.Folic acid
    D.B vitamins
    25.Which nutrient is your body’s main source of energy?

    A.Animal proteins
    B.Carbohydrates
    C.Saturated fats
    D.B vitamins

    • ANSWER:
      1.B
      2.B
      3.B
      4.B
      5.C
      6.A
      7.B
      8.C
      9.C
      10.C
      11.B
      12.D
      13.A
      14.B
      15.D
      16.B
      17.A
      18.C
      19.B
      20.D
      21.A
      22.C
      23.A
      24.B
      25.B

  46. QUESTION:
    i need some help with my biology please help me?
    1. How much water do you need to drink each day in order to replace fluids lost through urine, sweat, and respiration?
    A. About 2 cups
    B. About 8 cups
    C. About 16 cups
    D. About 24 cups

    2. Which nutrient is your body’s main source of the raw materials used for growth and repair?
    A. Animal fats
    B. Proteins
    C. Minerals
    D. Vitamin B12

    3. Which of the following foods is a good source of carbohydrates?
    A. Cheese
    B. Potatoes
    C. Chicken
    D. Seeds

    4. Good nutrition is especially important during the first two years of life and during the preteen years to
    A. help maintain normal childhood homeostasis.
    B. support accelerated growth and development.
    C. prevent excessive carbohydrate consumption.
    D. ensure you get enough green, leafy vegetables.

    5. The food label on a package of cookies tells you that the amount of Calories per serving is 250, 150 of which are from fat. If you eat 2 servings (4 cookies), how many Calories will you be getting?
    A. 300
    B. 400
    C. 500
    D. 600

    6. A person whose gallbladder has been removed would want to avoid fatty foods, because his or her body would be unable to store
    A. bile.
    B. chyme.
    C. pepsin.
    D. amylase.

    7. The main purpose of digestion is to
    A. convert energy.
    B. break down food.
    C. eliminate wastes.
    D. transport nutrients.

    8. Starches are digested into simpler sugars in the
    A. small and large intestines.
    B. stomach and large intestine.
    C. mouth and small intestine.
    D. esophagus and duodenum.

    9. Food moves in only one direction through the digestive system because of
    A. mechanical digestion.
    B. gastric acids and chyme.
    C. sphincters and peristalsis.
    D. enzymes and hormones.

    10. Which of the following digestive enzymes are involved in breaking down proteins?
    A. Amylase and lipase
    B. Maltase and lactase
    C. Peptidase and trypsin
    D. Sucrase and pepsin

    11. Nutrients are absorbed primarily in the
    A. Liver tissues.
    B. Small intestine.
    C. Large intestine.
    D. Stomach.

    12. The process by which nutrients move from the digestive organs into the circulatory and lymphatic systems is called
    A. respiration.
    B. digestion.
    C. excretion.
    D. absorption.

    13. The many folds, villi, and microvilli inside the small intestine work to
    A. increase absorption of nutrients.
    B. speed passage of fibrous material.
    C. absorb up to a liter of water daily.
    D. protect the lining of the intestine.

    14. Nutrient-rich blood that leaves the small intestine is carried first to the
    A. heart.
    B. liver.
    C. lungs.
    D. brain.

    15. Which part of the digestive system consolidates and eliminates solid wastes?
    A. Duodenum
    B. Small intestine
    C. Intestinal villi
    D. Large intestine

    16. The excretory system is a body system made up of the urinary organs, the skin, and the
    A. blood.
    B. lungs.
    C. heart.
    D. liver.

    17. Urine produced by the kidneys moves through the ureter into the
    A. bladder.
    B. urethra.
    C. nephron.
    D. medulla.

    18. Which of the following substances is part of the filtrate found in Bowman’s capsule?
    A. Red blood cells
    B. Plasma proteins
    C. Free electrolytes
    D. White blood cells

    19. Which of the following is the correct sequence in producing urine?
    A. Loop of Henle – Bowman’s capsule – glomerulus – ureter
    B. Glomerulus – Bowman’s capsule – loop of Henle – ureter
    C. Bowman’s capsule – glomerulus – ureter – loop of Henle
    D. Ureter – loop of Henle – glomerulus – Bowman’s capsule

    20. The main function of dialysis is to
    A. increase nephron formation.
    B. collect fluid from the body.
    C. prepare a patient for a kidney transplant.
    D. filter waste from the blood.

    21. The large intestine absorbs about
    A. one liter of water a day.
    B. one liter of nutrients a day.
    C. two liters of water a day.
    D. two liters of nutrients a day.

    22. Which nutrient is required for nearly every chemical reaction in every cell in your body?
    A. Vitamin B6
    B. Calcium
    C. Water
    D. Protein

    23. Which of the following foods is a good source of lean protein?
    A. Fish
    B. Grains
    C. Potatoes
    D. Oranges

    24. Which of the following vitamins is vital for maintaining healthy cartilage and bone?
    A. Vitamin K
    B. Vitamin C
    C. Folic acid
    D. B vitamins

    25. Which nutrient is your body’s main source of energy?
    A. Animal proteins
    B. Carbohydrates
    C. Saturated fats
    D. B vitamins

    • ANSWER:
      1.B
      2.B
      3.B
      4.B
      5.C
      6.A
      7.B
      8.C
      9.C
      10.C
      11.B
      12.D
      13.A
      14.B
      15.D
      16.B
      17.A
      18.C
      19.B
      20.D
      21.A
      22.C
      23.A
      24.B
      25.B

  47. QUESTION:
    BIOLOGY HELP PLEASE!!!?
    I apologize for the longness of this!! Never again will I inquire of Yahoo Answers for such a thing. :)

    1. Urine produced by the kidneys moves through the ureter into the
    A) bladder.
    B) urethra.
    C) nephron.
    D) medulla.

    2.Which of the following vitamins is vital for maintaining healthy cartilage and bone?
    A) Vitamin K
    B) Vitamin C
    C) Folic acid
    D) B vitamins

    3.Which part of the digestive system consolidates and eliminates solid wastes?
    A) Duodenum
    B) Small intestine
    C) Intestinal villi
    D) Large intestine

    4.How much water do you need to drink each day in order to replace fluids lost through urine, sweat, and respiration?
    A) About 2 cups
    B) About 8 cups
    C) About 16 cups
    D) About 24 cups

    5.Which nutrient is your body’s main source of energy?
    A) Animal proteins
    B) Carbohydrates
    C) Saturated fats
    D) B vitamins

    6.Food moves in only one direction through the digestive system because of
    A) mechanical digestion.
    B) gastric acids and chyme.
    C) sphincters and peristalsis.
    D) enzymes and hormones.

    7.Starches are digested into simpler sugars in the
    A) small and large intestines.
    B) stomach and large intestine.
    C) mouth and small intestine.
    D) esophagus and duodenum.

    8.The process by which nutrients move from the digestive organs into the circulatory and lymphatic systems is called
    A) respiration.
    B) digestion.
    C) excretion.
    D) absorption.

    9.Nutrient-rich blood that leaves the small intestine is carried first to the
    A) heart.
    B) liver.
    C) lungs.
    D) brain.

    10.Which of the following foods is a good source of lean protein?
    A) Fish
    B) Grains
    C) Potatoes
    D) Oranges

    11.Which of the following substances is part of the filtrate found in Bowman’s capsule?
    A) Red blood cells
    B) Plasma proteins
    C) Free electrolytes
    D) White blood cells

    12.The main function of dialysis is to
    A) increase nephron formation.
    B) collect fluid from the body.
    C) prepare a patient for a kidney transplant.
    D) filter waste from the blood.

    13.Which of the following is the correct sequence in producing urine?
    A) Loop of Henle – Bowman’s capsule – glomerulus – ureter
    B) Glomerulus – Bowman’s capsule – loop of Henle – ureter
    C) Bowman’s capsule – glomerulus – ureter – loop of Henle
    D) Ureter – loop of Henle – glomerulus – Bowman’s capsule

    14.Which of the following digestive enzymes are involved in breaking down proteins?
    A) Amylase and lipase
    B) Maltase and lactase
    C) Peptidase and trypsin
    D) Sucrase and pepsin

    15.Which of the following foods is a good source of carbohydrates?
    A) Cheese
    B) Potatoes
    C) Chicken
    D) Seeds

    16.Good nutrition is especially important during the first two years of life and during the preteen years to
    A) help maintain normal childhood homeostasis.
    B) support accelerated growth and development.
    C) prevent excessive carbohydrate consumption.
    D) ensure you get enough green, leafy vegetables.

    17.The excretory system is a body system made up of the urinary organs, the skin, and the
    A) blood.
    B) lungs.
    C) heart.
    D) liver.

    18.The many folds, villi, and microvilli inside the small intestine work to
    A) increase absorption of nutrients.
    B) speed passage of fibrous material.
    C) absorb up to a liter of water daily.
    D) protect the lining of the intestine.

    19.Which nutrient is your body’s main source of the raw materials used for growth and repair?
    A) Animal fats
    B) Proteins
    C) Minerals
    D) Vitamin B12

    20.Nutrients are absorbed primarily in the
    A) Liver tissues.
    B) Small intestine.
    C) Large intestine.
    D) Stomach.

    21.A person whose gallbladder has been removed would want to avoid fatty foods, because his or her body would be unable to store
    A) bile.
    B) chyme.
    C) pepsin.
    D) amylase.

    22.The main purpose of digestion is to
    A) convert energy.
    B) break down food.
    C) eliminate wastes.
    D) transport nutrients.

    23.Which nutrient is required for nearly every chemical reaction in every cell in your body?
    A) Vitamin B6
    B) Calcium
    C) Water
    D) Protein

    24.The large intestine absorbs about
    A) one liter of water a day.
    B) one liter of nutrients a day.
    C) two liters of water a day.
    D) two liters of nutrients a day.

    25.The food label on a package of cookies tells you that the amount of Calories per serving is 250, 150 of which are from fat. If you eat 2 servings (4 cookies), how many Calories will you be getting?
    A) 300
    B) 400
    C) 500
    D) 600

    • ANSWER:
      1.B 2.B 3.A 4.C 5.A 6.A 7.B 8.B 9.A 10.B 11.D 12.A 13.A 14.D 15.D 16.A 17.D 18.C 19.D 20.D 21.B 22.A 23.A 24.B 25.C

  48. QUESTION:
    What is left for me to say…..?
    I typed up a report on diabetes, it is supposed to be 6 pages dubble spaced, but now i don’t know what else to put, all i need is a half a page more. Thank you!

    Diabetes Type 1
    Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose levels are above normal. People with diabetes have problems using food for energy. After a meal, carbohydrates in food are broken down into a sugar called glucose, which is carried by the blood to cells throughout the body. Cells require insulin, a hormone made in the pancreas, to help use blood glucose for energy. People develop diabetes because the pancreas does not make enough insulin or because the cells in the muscles, liver, and fat do not respond to insulin properly, or both. As a result, the amount of glucose in the blood increases while the cells are starved of energy.
    Prior to 1997, the type of diabetes typically diagnosed in young people was called juvenile diabetes or type 1. Diabetes emerging in adults was called adult-onset diabetes or type 2. Then in 1997, the official names of the types were changed to type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is the second most common chronic disease in children (after asthma). About 13,000 new cases are diagnosed in the U.S. each year. Patients with type 1 diabetes make up about 5 percent of all cases of diabetes. It most commonly appears in girls and boys when they are about 14 years old. Usually, type 1 diabetes is first diagnosed in children, teenagers, or young adults but it can occur at any age. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks the beta cells in the pancreas that make insulin. As a result, the pancreas does not make insulin, a hormone which helps use blood sugar (glucose) for energy. The cells become starved of energy and there is an excess of glucose in the blood. People with Type 1 diabetes must have daily injections of insulin to live. Proper diet, exercise and home blood sugar monitoring are essential to manage the disease. Food and exercise must also be balanced because of the risk of hypoglycemia, low blood sugar, and hyperglycemia, high blood sugar. Both are life threatening concerns. When hypoglycemia develops, cells are not getting enough glucose. Confusion, loss of consciousness, comma and death results when the brain is deprived of glucose for too long. Hyperglycemia and prolonged absence of insulin may lead to ketoacidosis, the accumulation of ketones in the blood when the body uses fat for energy instead of glucose. Ketones make the blood acidic and slow down all body functions. Like hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia can also lead to comma and death. The only cure available today for type 1 diabetes is a pancreas transplant, which is rarely done. Because both pancreas transplants and kidney transplants require lifelong use of powerful drugs to suppress immune reactions that can reject the organs, pancreatic transplants are usually done to those with type 1 diabetes who also need a kidney transplant. The side effects of immune- suppressive drugs can be severe and even worse than the disease. One or two people out of every 10 who get the surgery die within a year. Also the new pancreas is rejected by half of the people who get this operation. If the transplant fails, diabetes returns. Recently, experimental treatments with stem cells have shown some promise. For most people, type 1 diabetes is a life-long disease that can be effectively managed with insulin.

    Signs and Symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes
    •Urinates frequently. The kidneys respond to high levels of glucose in the bloodstream by flushing out the extra glucose in urine. A child with diabetes needs to urinate more frequently and in larger volumes.
    •Is abnormally thirsty. Because the child is loosing so much fluid from peeing so much, he or she becomes very thirsty to help avoid becoming dehydrated. A child who has developed diabetes drinks a lot in an attempt to keep the level of body water normal.
    •Loses weight. (or fails to gain weight as he or she grows) in spite of a good appetite. Kids and teens who develop type 1 diabetes may have an increased appetite, but often lose weight. This is because the body breaks down muscle and stored fat in an attempt the provide fuel to the hungry cells.
    •Often feels tired. Because the body can’t use glucose for energy properly.

    But in some cases, other symptoms may be the signal that something is wrong. Sometimes the first sign of diabetes is bedwetting in a child who has been dry at night. The possibility of diabetes should also be suspected if a vaginal yeast infection (also called a Candida infection) occurs in a girl who hasn’t started puberty yet. If these early symptoms of diabetes aren’t recognized and treatment isn’t started, chemicals called ketones can build up in the child’s blood and cause stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, fruity- smelling breath, breathing problems; even loss of consciousness. Sometimes these symptoms are mistaken f

    • ANSWER:
      Watch out on using advice from yahoo answers if truthfulness is graded. While 80% of type 2′s are overweight, only 18% of obese people are diabetic.

  49. QUESTION:
    Other than Diabetes, what can this unknown condition be? Reactive Hypoglycemia maybe? I don’t know please help?
    I’m a 28 year old Romanian male, about 5’11, 330 pounds. This condition is unknown and the doctors can’t find the cause and it’s not Diabetes! Please read over this, I know it’s a long list but please help me. I have no medicaid or insurance to have this taken care of so I’m trying to find the underlying cause.

    1: Constant frequent hunger especially after eating. Overeating. Changes in behavioral pattern and tempermant after eating. Consuming sugar makes me crave salt. Consuming salt makes me crave sugar. Irritablity, anxiety, rapid heart beat, difficulty sleeping and over sleeping and sleeping a few hours after a meal even though feeling very rested. Fatigue, lack of enthusiam, lack of motivation, hate towards people and my life. Hate towards everything and everyone for no apparent reason. Extreme lethargy and extreme apathy. Extreme urge to save money and not spend a dime. Selfish with money. Selfishness, loathing and no lust for life what so ever.
    2: Body aches and pain, headaches. Most of the pain resides in the feet especially the left foot. Painful numbing burning pain is always there in the feet. Cold water relieves the burning pain in the feet giving me “some” feeling sensation back in the feet, hot water of course makes it worse. The pain gets worse everyday making it more and more difficult to walk and perform my duties at work. Joint pain, no longer able to run due to lack of joint function.
    3: Pain in the eyes especially after eating, blurry vision, constant webs and floaters in the eyes that never go away. Loss of vision. Darkened vision. Thick sticky yellow mucus like substance that comes from the eyes after eating a heavy meal combined with heavy physical activity and the mucus can be pulled out with a q-tip.
    4: Pain in the kidneys. Frequent urination. Constant thirst is not present with frequent urination. Bowel movements are normal.
    5: Memory loss, trouble concentrating, trouble speaking at times.
    6: Unable to adjust to weather, cold or hot.
    7: Loss of reality. Drifitng in and out of reality. Changes in personality and mental focus.
    8: Dieting to have this under control only made it worse. The symptoms were too much to handle and the hunger was unreal and very difficult to get it under control. Physical activity along with dieting did not improve anything what so ever. When I went back to eating what I wanted I felt such a great relief from the pain. The weight loss did not go far either. 40 pounds was lost but it was only water weight. 320 to start and then 290 to 280 after one month but it never went below 280 pounds no matter how hard I tried. My anger was alot worse during the diet as well but I figured that was normal when your constantly feeling starvation even though three meals a day along with health shakes did not matter. The strangest symtpoms came from drinking an EAS health shake that gave all the required nutrients needed throughout the day without all the carbohydrates which was only 4 grams. These shakes would give me extreme body aches, head aches and uncontrollable hunger cravings and my anger and temperment would be even more out of control and I know for a fact thats it’s not in my head or “ANXIETY!”

    • ANSWER:
      If your doctor has given up on you then I suggest you change doctors cause your condition sounds like it needs serious treatment. You need to have a complete bloodworks done aswell as some untrasounds of liver and kidneys etc. I really think this is a biological conddition and not mental. You have some some serious physical symptoms that need urgent treatment. You need a diagnosis from a doctor. Your mood changes are due to your severe physical symptoms. If you need to get yourself to a hospital. Aswell as all the tests I mentioned above ask for a thyroid test too and anything else the doctor might decide to test for.

      I cannot believe that your doctor hasn’t done more tests..you need to report him.
      It is possible that you have reactive hypoglycemia but your doctor has to diagnose it and then he needs to send you to a nutritionist if that is what your condition ends up being. Like I said change doctors or tell your doctor you need extra tests.

  50. QUESTION:
    I could really really use some help with this drivers exam! i know some of the stuff but im kinda shaky on it?
    Abusers may have a_______sense of entitlement to using and denial of actual abuse.
    a) weak
    b) non-existent
    c) strong
    d) none of the above.

    A family history of substance abuse/dependence has a significant impact on the functioning of individuals with substance dependence.
    a) true
    b) false

    Characteristics of abuse of Narcotics include ______.
    a) drowsiness
    b) nodding
    c) drunken behavior
    d) all of the above.

    Some of the visual clues for the defensive driver to spot an impaired driver are .
    a) inconsistent signaling
    b) abrupt turns
    c) both
    d) neither

    Some of the reasons that your driving privilege could be revoked are _____.
    a) convicted of three major offenses or 15 pointable offenses in three years
    b) a court orders your driving privilege be revoked
    c) both
    d) neither

    If you are convicted of a DUI you could lose your_______.
    a) marriage
    b) friends
    c) children
    d) all of the above

    The effect of marijuana can be felt between 5 and 15 minutes after ingestion.
    a) true
    b) false

    With the use of marijuana you are in state of altered perception, distance, time, memory and physical coordination.
    a) true
    b) false

    With emotional distress risen to the point of violence, your mind is not capable of rational function.
    a) true
    b) false

    Alcohol is use as a form of self-medication to “manage” _______.
    a) depression
    b) loneliness
    c) both
    d) neither

    Alcohol is implicated in a very large number of collisions because alcohol leads to slowed reflexes, problems with vision and a loss of self-control.
    a) true
    b) false

    Smoking tobacco products can damage your eye’s retina’s ability to contract and expand.
    a) true
    b) false

    Including the direct and indirect costs, alcohol related collisions cost society_______billion dollars annually.
    a) 86
    b) 96
    c) 106
    d) 116

    The limbic system in your brain, contains your brain’s_______center.
    a) emotional
    b) rational
    c) pleasure.

    The release of kinetic energy in a collision is what causes the car to be damaged or destroyed and
    the occupants injured or killed.
    a) true
    b) false

    Even if I have air bags in my car, I should still wear safety belts for the maximum protection.
    a) true
    b) false

    When a school bus is loading or unloading students, you do not need to stop.
    a) true
    b) false

    Alcohol use/abuse leads to______ in the user/abuser
    a) poor self image
    b) growing sense of despair
    c) both
    d) neither

    The crime of DUI is _____ preventable.
    a) 80%
    b) 90%
    c) 100%
    d) none of the above

    About 10% of all alcohol eliminated by the body comes from the lungs, kidneys and perspiration.
    a) true
    b) false

    Tolerance requires that you use_______of the drug to achieve the same “high” or medical effect.
    a) the same amount
    b) less
    c) more

    Alcohol does not affect the driver’s judgement.
    a) true
    b) false

    As alcohol use increases, the effect on your vision increases.
    a) true
    b) false

    Child safety seat installation can be ______ due to the variety of seat belt configurations, vehicle and
    child safety seat designs.
    a) simple
    b) unnecessary
    c) difficult
    d) none of the above

    If the stomach is empty, absorption will be less rapid and the effects of alcohol would be less severe
    than if the stomach were full.
    a) true
    b) false

    Once you have stopped for an emergency vehicle remain stopped until the emergency vehicle has passed.
    a) true
    b) false

    Marijuana components are not water-soluble and traces can remain in the body for weeks.
    a) true
    b) false

    As you use alcohol you will experience multiple vision, blurry vision, dizziness and night vision impairment.
    a) true
    b) fales

    General effects of cocaine use include_______.
    a) extreme changes in blood pressure
    b) increased hearing
    c) increased respiration rates
    d) all of the above

    If the driver drinks a carbonated alcohol beverage, the effects will be faster, as the alcohol is absorbed sooner and on the way to the brain.
    a) true
    b) false

    Speeding is a factor in ______ of all fatal crashes in the United States.
    a) 10%
    b) 20%
    c) 30%
    d) 40%

    The force of impact is what can kill in a motor vehicle collision.
    a) true
    b) false

    In combination with alcohol, barbiturates have the potential for severe impairment.
    a) true
    b) false

    Impaired drivers are incapable of making quick decisions in emergency situations.
    a) true
    b) false

    To prevent fatigue from affecting your driving, you should bring a_______.
    a) map
    b) hotel reservations
    c) a passenger to help drive.

    High doses of stimulants can influence driving capabilities by ______.
    a) inducing dizziness
    b) panic reactions
    c) hallucinations
    d) all of the above

    When you are experiencing heightened stress, emotions or fatigue, the driver should_______.
    a) continue as normal
    b) not drive
    c) stomp on the gas

    To avoid impaired drivers, do not drive late at night on weekends.
    a) true
    b) false

    Your driving

    • ANSWER:
      The answer to each of these questions can be found in the study manual that you should become familiar with before your test. If you have the gumption and ability to put the questions in this forum, you obviously have the ability to read and comprehend a pamphlet or manual.

      Not to be judgemental, but it’s cheesy not to want to do for yourself.


Do I Have Kidney Problems

Kidney stones, also called renal calculi, are solid concretions (crystal aggregations) of dissolved minerals in urine; calculi typically form within the kidneys or bladder. The kidneys are intricate organs that have several biological roles. Your kidneys are important and you can not live without them. However, you can live with one kidney, but no kidneys equal death. Kidneys do serve a primary role to preserve the homeostatic balance of bodily fluids by filtering and secreting metabolites and minerals from the blood and excreting them, along with water, as urine. Are there any home remedies for kidney stones?

What Are The Symptoms of Kidney Stones?

You will realize you have kidney stones because you will have unbearable pain. You will notice the pain in your back and it will be very sharp. This pain will come in episodes, though. There is no age limit set to kidney stones. Even a 15 month old baby can have kidney stones. Next, urinating will be extremely painful. It will hurt to be sitting; if you are reading this now and not wincing in pain then you are probably clear of kidney stones. Another symptom is that people notice is that they feel restless and tired all the time.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How could you tell if you are having kidney problems?
    or if you have kidney disease? what are the signs? is their a cure? would i have to do surgery if i have kidney problems?

    • ANSWER:
      Signs of kidney disease vary. I had it and didn’t even know it so if you do think you have a problem, please see your doctor so they can do the proper blood work.

      But some of the signs are:
      Back pain, shortness of breath, lethargic, itchy skin, not urinating a lot, weakness, etc

  2. QUESTION:
    How can you tell if it’s a back ache or kidney problems?
    Other then going to the doctor since I have had back problems before. How do you know if it’s just not another back ache? Or if your having kidney problems since I read it’s in the same general area. And same type of pain feel.

    • ANSWER:
      A kidney problem usually shows in the result of your urine test. If you have a kidney infection, your urinalysis will show plenty of bacteria, pus, blood.

      Back ache can also be one of the symptoms of Urinary Tract Infection pr kidney infection but it can also be due to a number of reasons like disc herniation, lumbago, etc.

      Just go see your doctor.

  3. QUESTION:
    Can removing a corn on your feet have anything to do with kidney problems?
    Hi, all last week I have had a fever of 39.7. and severe pain in lower left side of back. After seeing local emergency dept doc he ordered ultrasound which couldn’t be done for 7 days. He sent me home and told me to take panadeine forte for pain and fever. About a week before it started I removed a big core from a corn on my foot ( which feels better ) I was just wondering if removing corns had anything to do with kidney problems?

    • ANSWER:
      like corn on the cob?

  4. QUESTION:
    Does a black spot on a dogs tongue mean the dog has kidney problems?
    I am interested in a Shar Pei Lab Mix dog at the humane society and I showed a picture of the dog to my friend. She informed me that her dog developed a black spot on her tongue and the vet said it was due to her kidney issues. Is this true in all dogs or do some just have black spots on there tongue?

    • ANSWER:
      That is bizarre.

      I know plenty of dogs with black spots on their tongues — it’s called “ticking” — if the dog happens to be white, you’ll see little black spots on legs too generally. Its a pigment, has nothing to do with kidney issues.

  5. QUESTION:
    how to prevent kidney problems and failure?
    Both my grandparents had kidney failure and used dialysis before dying.
    My grandparents had kidney stones. My mom and her some of her siblings have kidney stones.

    My mom has around 5 kidney stones.
    She had surgery once to remove and had a lithotripsy recently.

    This definitely must run in the family. I don’t know much about the kidney and I want to learn more about it.

    How do I prevent problems for my mom and me in the future?

    • ANSWER:

  6. QUESTION:
    How Do Kidney Problems Affect Pregnancy?
    I have a malfuctional kidney, but I really want kids some day. Would this narrow down my chances?

    • ANSWER:
      I guess only your doctor can answer your question correctly after a whole bunch of exams…

      My wife was recently found that she has a kidney problem when She went to see doctor because she is pregnanted. Well… Here is her doctor’s explaining to her about why kidney problem will affect her pregnancy…

      - At pregnancy, the body produces more waste, so it needs the kidney to work harder to remove them. This could stress the kidney and worse the kidney’s situation. If the kidney function is already very bad and could not remove the waste, it may affect the baby.
      - Kidney problem can cause high blood pressure and losng of protein in urine. Thoese two can cause pre-term baby and miscarriage.
      There are a whole lot of explaination…

      If you plan to have a baby, you are better to talk to your doctor ahead because I searched the web that there are whole lot of different type of kidney problem, some may have less effect and some are worse.

  7. QUESTION:
    does creatine really cause kidney problems or other problems related to your family history like high BP?
    I have been taking creatine and I read alot about how creatine can cause hair loss or kidney failure or other hosts of problems is it really true? I have a hard time putting on mass so does anyone have any tips about seeing better results on creatine as well?

    • ANSWER:
      As a person who worked in the lab for many years, I would say I have seen people who are taking it have stones… whether it was directly releated to it, maybe.

      •Consumption of creatine may cause sometimes cause Diarrhea or stomach problems.
      •You may sometimes experience trouble in breathing.
      •Creatine in some rare cases may also cause kidney stones.
      Other Side Effects of Creatine may be:
      •You may experience chest tightness.
      •You may experience a weight gain. But, that from my point of view is not a bad effect it is a good effect as all weight lifters love to have more and more mass.
      •Water Retention.
      •You may notice some gas problems and bloating.
      •Heat Intolerance.

  8. QUESTION:
    where do i find the best doctor for kidney problems?
    my son has vesicoureteral reflux. I was wondering how would I go about finding the best doctor in the united states. that treats kidney problems?

    • ANSWER:
      My son needed a transplant a few years ago. I believe Children’s Hospital in Boston, MA is known as number 1 place for kidney patients. We went to the number 2 hospital for kidney patients – Johns Hopkins in Baltimore MD. They have a pediatric facility for kidney patients.

      http://www.hopkinshospital.org/index.html

      We also had a good experience at Washington DC Children’s National Medical Center.

      If you need a place to stay while you’re visiting one of these places, you can stay in a Ronald McDonald house nearby to these locations. We did and it was a wonderful experience.

      Good luck with everything and stay optimistic.

  9. QUESTION:
    What are some of the causes for kidney problems in females?
    The female in question has blood in her urine, and she has been overweight for the past 8 years. Her diet is not very healthy either, and she does not exercise.

    Her doctor told her that she is having a problem with her kidney, but she would not elaborate.

    Can I get some advice as to how this may have happened to her, PLEASE & THANK-YOU

    • ANSWER:
      I think You could find the answer at site of You and Your Kidney: http://allaboutkidney.blogspot.com
      ceck out…

  10. QUESTION:
    What should I do, being a buddy towards a longtime friend, living with kidney problems?
    It has been 28 yrs since high school, and it was 6 yrs ago, that my good friend Rachel, whose world turned upside down out of the blue, and is now a kidney patient. She is still waiting for a set of kidney transplants as I type along here.

    She has had plenty of operations, had two freaky accidents, one while driving with a persistant n’ nagging cough that wouldn’t go away, the other was in her bedroom that costed her 6 stitches at the back of her head.

    I’ve been at her side within msn chat, visiting her, going out for Tim Horton’s bite/ and hot coco. Her moods are very easily shifty, and I have to be on guard when she wings out with a angry streak, over little things, assumes the worst, complains she can’t sleep, and cries alot. Both of her folks are upstairs in heaven.

    What can do for my good friend, Rachel? Any ideas, tips from those with expertise how to help friends living with kidney problems, btw, Rachel lives in Toronto, Ontario…

    • ANSWER:
      be there for her, emotionally she is about as low as she can get. my nephew went through this a bout 10 years ago, he was lucky enough to have a little brother who entered the hospital on his 18th birthday to give a kidney to him.

      look for support groups in her area, try and get her to go for the support sessions, they will introduce her to others going through the same thing. misery loves company and she needs a physical support session.

      do not give up on her because she is so miserable that you find it difficult to be around her. she desperately needs someone now.

      remember that karma is a grace that comes back to you when you least expect it.

  11. QUESTION:
    Can a high protein diet cause kidney problems?
    Some dog foods have meat products as first ingredient and I have been told that is a good thing. I have seen some listed with 23% crude protein and wonder how much is digestible. But somewhere along the line I have gotten the idea that too much protein damages the kidneys. Do you think 23% crude protein is adequate or too much?

    • ANSWER:
      This is a pretty loaded question because there are so many variable to consider that the other postings have neglected to mention.

      First, when it comes to the AMOUNT of protein a dog requires, generally 22-26% for an adult dog. Performance diets and puppy diets often have more because of the growing/strain on muscles. Dogs who are finished growing and just want to maintain a regular wait are normally on diets with low 20% protein diets.

      Second, when feeding foods be VERY wary about what is actually meant by 23% protein. IF YOU FEED A LOW QUALITY FOOD YOU ARE NOT GETTING 23% PROTEIN. By low quality foods I mean Science Diet, Iams, Eukanuba, Purina, Pedigree, Royal Canin, Walthams, etc, and grocery store varieties like Dog Chow, Ol Roy, Kibbles’n'Bits, etc.

      These foods ARE ALL LOW QUALITY because they contain by-products and corn which are normally the first two ingredients. These ingredients COUNT towards the total protein in the food but DOGS CANNOT DIGEST THEM. So instead of getting 23% protein they may only actually be absorbing 5-10%. This is why the majority of dogs on these foods are so unhealthy. They are ridden with different diseases like cancer, diabetes, etc because they are not getting the nutrition that their body needs.

      Third, if a dog food has a high quality protein like fresh, human grade, eggs, chicken and turkey, then their body does not have to work as hard because these proteins are 90-100% digestible. (Corn is only about 30-40% digestible). For working or athletic dogs, a high protein diet based on chicken and turkey is KEY to keeping them healthy.

      I think if you knew more about dog food you would realize that the “popular” companies listed above are using far worse ingredients that are going to cause kidney and other problems then just looking at the protein percentage. These companies are KILLING peoples pets by using things like PROVEN CANCER CAUSING CHEMICAL PRESERVATIVES.

      My suggestion is feed a good quality food like Innova, Wellness, Karma, Evolve, Solid Gold, Canidae, Evo(42% protein, based on a raw food diet). This way your dog is actually getting the nutrition you need and you won’t have to worry about things like kidney problems.

      Good luck. I only wish there was a better way to get the message to people that major pet food companies are not what they appear.

  12. QUESTION:
    My cat was just diagnosed with kidney problems (elevated something,) What does that mean and what should I do?
    I just got off the phone with the vet and that’s what they told me. He’s only 9, I don’t understand. Does this mean he’s dying? How long does he heave? They recommended injecting fluids under his skin, changing his diet, and giving him antibiotics. I have a very low income an don’t know which things are most important, what to focus on,and how much they will help him. Will he ever feel good again?

    • ANSWER:
      His overall outcome depends on his response to treatment. For now, you have to hang in there and be positive. As far as income, if you have been going to your vet and have a relationship with them I would ask them if them if they would consider a payment plan for you. A kidney diet is important to your cats prognosis as well. Keeping your cat on this diet will also ensure a better outcome.
      Despite what others have said about protien. A kidney diet is moderately restricted to prevent urinary protein loss as well as the kidneys inabilitiy to remove protien waste. Not resticting protein would cause a decline in kidney function. The kd diet also has what is know as fermentable fiber that shifts the urea exrecretion from the kidneys to the intestine, the result is an increase in bacteria, this bacteria converts urea to ammonia, the ammonia is used by the bacteria as a source of nitrogen and all together serves to function as a removal of urea from the blood stream. Therefore, is all together beneficial.

  13. QUESTION:
    What do i have appendicitis or kidney problems?
    It hurts when i walk, run, bend down, sit, laugh, put pressure, punch back (get punched), jump and many more help i need answer

    • ANSWER:
      Hop down from a small height, such as a standard step, and land on your heels. If it hurts like crazy, it’s your appendix.

  14. QUESTION:
    Does Kidney Problems Make you break out in a rash?
    I have some kidney stones lately now I’m broke out in a rash. Does anyone now if your kidneys can make you brake out?

    • ANSWER:
      Actually, if you have kidney troubles, because they help cleanse toxins out of your body it IS possible to have some skin problems. But that’s usually only if they’re failing or weak, and kidney stones, although they can cause renal failure, usually don’t pose a problem that big.
      However, your rash could be caused by several things, including medication you could be taking because of the kidney stones or pain.

      I’d definately talk to your doctor, just to make sure it’s not something more serious.

  15. QUESTION:
    Do not take magnesium if: You have kidney problems such as kidney failure?
    i am on magnesium oxide 400 mg tab and i do have problems with my kidneys C________ kidney failure.
    do this said i can not take this?
    want harm will it caused me ?

    • ANSWER:
      This is true, you probably should not take it. Are you seeing a nephrologist (kidney doctor)? If not you should, they are much more better with kidney failure management and correct medications than your GP (general practitioner). My son was born with CRI chronic renal insufficiency) and End Stage Renal Disease, stage four (there are only 5 stages). He was put on a vitamin called Reanavit or Nephrovite. This is a multivitamin for kidney patients. After my son’s transplant he was put on magnesium oxide (400 mg one tablet twice daily), but only because his body could now handle it (he was only 5 at the time, not sure if that makes a difference in dosages or not).

      Make sure you discuss this with you doctor a.s.a.p. so that he can either suggest or prescribe an alternative.

  16. QUESTION:
    Do I have kidney problems or is this normal?
    Ok well I noticed awhile ago I have clear pee all the time and I know I don’t drink a lot of water, well it started to happen when I got my yeast infection (Currently have it and taking care of it by eating yogurt) Is this bad?
    I wanna try to avoid going into the doctors. My mom (I have a hard time talking to) always complains to me about going to the hospital.

    • ANSWER:
      It is normal to have clear urine if someone is drinking a lot of water.

      If someone has a yeast infection yogurt may help a little bit but medication to clear up the infection can help get rid of it.

      I know that you want to avoid the doctor but because of the ongoing yeast infection the only way to find out for sure if more than just the yogurt is going to be necessary is to see a doctor for further evaluation of the situation. They can also tell you more about why your urine is clear.

      As for your mom complaining about you needing to go to the doctor a lot to take care of various problems let her know that you don’t feel good and that’s why you need to go back.

  17. QUESTION:
    How can I help with my cat’s kidney problems?
    My cat is 14-people-years-old and he’s starting to feel it. He takes a trip to the vet every 2 weeks to get a shot to help his kidneys function. For as old as he is, this is the only problem he has. I was wondering if there was anything I could do for him or buy for him that could make this problem diminish or possibly go away. Tall order, I know. But what do you think?

    • ANSWER:
      What do you mean get a shot? Do you mean he gets fluids? You can give fluids at home.
      If it is a shot, what is it? You can email me the answer if you don’t want to post.
      There is alot you can do.
      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 fat and 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/canfood.htm

      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/EducationDetail.asp?cat=KidneyDisease

      http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_chronic_renal_failure.html

      http://www.felinecrf.org/

      http://www.felinecrf.com/

      http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/Feline-CRF-Support/

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

      http://www.geocities.com/Vienna/Opera/2167/bovee_protein_RD.pdf

  18. QUESTION:
    What pain killers are good for arthritis, but do not affect those with Kidney problems.?
    My father has been taking Co-dydramol for years to help ease Arthritis. However, recently he was very ill with Chronic Acute Renal Failure, possibly due to overuse of these painkillers (Those which contain NSAIDS)I beleive ?

    Obviously he still needs a pain relief, but what can he take that does not contain these NSAIDS that will not harm his Kidneys.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Tramadol

  19. QUESTION:
    How do I know If I have kidney problems?
    Are there any symptoms?

    • ANSWER:
      Usually there are no symptoms. A blood test (BUN and creatinine levels) will show signs of kidny dysfunction.

  20. QUESTION:
    My dog has too much protein in him which caused kidney problems! WHAT CAN I DO?
    My dog’s bloodtest turns out he had too much protein and has some kidney problem. Is he going to be okay? I am the kind of person who gets worried very well so I am kind of scared.
    And if he is going to be okay, what kind of food shall i feed him to make his protein a little less-er?
    thanks you!

    • ANSWER:

  21. QUESTION:
    Cat is vomiting, had kidney problems in the past?
    My 1 year old cat has vomited twice this morning. I am almost positive that he has not eaten anything that would upset his stomach, but I bought him new cat treats which he had yesterday. About 3 months ago, he was treated for blocked kidneys, but he is doing fine now. Im worried that this vomiting means that his kidney problems may be coming back. Does any one know what is happening?

    • ANSWER:
      go to a vet and see whats hapening,i think its the cat treets

  22. QUESTION:
    if your phosphorous level are high, do you have kidney problems?
    i just got my test result for a phosphorous test and it was 4.5 . does anybody know?

    • ANSWER:

  23. QUESTION:
    My dad said I’m prone to kidney problems(such as kidney stones) what are steps to help prevent them?
    My mom has extreme kidney problems, passing kidney stones like every other week, and she has tons of kidney stones in her kidneys. My dad said more than likely I’ll be prone to get problems when I get older, im14 and I want to know ways to help with kidney problems just in case,so I can keep these in mind for the rest of my life especially since I’m a guy (twice as bad to pass the stones), and I’d rather not go through what my mom does. Any suggestions? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Always drink plenty of pure water.
      I’ve heard you should also avoid dairy products, but I’m not sure if that one is just an old wive’s tale.
      It runs in my family, too. I’m not looking forward to it, either…

  24. QUESTION:
    kidney problems high creatinine and bun?
    My creatinine is up to 1.8 and my doctor wants me to take Diovan. Problem is I have low blood pressure 115/70 and I am afraid to take something that will lower my BP. What should I do?

    • ANSWER:

  25. QUESTION:
    Does drinking coffee if your a young teen cause any kidney problems?
    I drink coffee alot, && lately i have been getting oains in my side, and have been having to urinate alot. This all started when i started drinking alot of coffee..

    • ANSWER:
      A cup or two day is normal. Coffee is like a mild laxative, it keeps things moving and has some benefits, but always drink plenty of water daily. A glass of water an hour before bed will help flush your kidneys so all the unhealthy stuff is not on your kidneys and liver all night long. I recommend it a lot and specially to alcohol users.

  26. QUESTION:
    Do kidney problems cause sex problems?
    I think I have a kidney infection or a UTI. Currently, when my girlfriend and I make love, I have the urge to urinate as I get an erection and, in addition, the intercourse time has diminished substantially The sex has not always been short. Could this be caused by an infection?

    • ANSWER:
      Definitely. I have kidney infections, UTI’s, kidney stones… all the time. It hurts back into my kidneys when my husband and I have sex. I also have the urge to go pee while having sex too… it’s painful and very uncomfortable. My OB/GYN and urologist are working together on it… I would suggest seeing a urologist. Good luck!

  27. QUESTION:
    When you have a bald spot on your head, do you maybe have Kidney problems?
    Well i have this bald spot on my head…my mom told me it’s no big deal..and so did my science teacher..

    But my best friend has to go to the doctor and get tested for Kidney problems and lukimea because she found 2 bald spots on her and her mom called her doctor

    • ANSWER:
      no!!!

  28. QUESTION:
    Can a cat be cured if he has kidney problems?
    my cat has been diagnosed as diabetic and kidney infection.
    Vet said I could put him on a drip for 24hrs but cannot guarantee any improvement. Vet said if the cat was human he would be on a dialasis machine (sorry can’t spelt it). Vet said I should put him to sleep. What should I do?

    • ANSWER:
      I really feel for you I went through the same about 18 months ago, it started off with a kidney infection and progressed to total renal failure, he developed fluid on the lungs and had problems passing water, this was over about 6 months the vests did everything they could, but it was not possible to save him. Putting kenny to sleep was the hardest thing I have ever have to do and it broke my heart to do it, but he was in so much pain I didnt want him to suffer any more. Even now I cry when I think about him, he was my baby and I loved him to bits, I know now that I did the right thing, but still wish he was here. You really need to think about what is best for your cat, Iam sure you dont want him to suffer, get another vet to look at him, but take your time to think about putting him to sleep as its not an easy decsion to make.

  29. QUESTION:
    I heard that you can have kidney problems from taking Creatine does anyone know if thats true?
    if there is any other problems that anyone knows about please let me know.

    • ANSWER:
      One shud take these chemicals only when prescribed. They all have adverse effect on ur body functions more specifically kidneys.

      Eat only when hungry and not more than thrice a day. Include plenty of uncooked vegetables and fruits in each meal, preferably 50%. To have more satisfaction out of ur food, Chew each morsel at least 32 times. This will also activate ur body to generate signals of hunger/fullness. Obey these signals.

      Nothing other than water in between.

      Take light exercises and brisk walks for 30 min.regularly preferably twice a day.

      U will achieve what u have not even dreamt and that too in a reasonable time and hassle free.

      Be patient and not in a hurry.

      U cannot choose spots for reduction.

      This schedule can be adopted on permanent basis to lead a healthy life and maintain weight.

  30. QUESTION:
    Any online shop where i can buy food for kidney problems in cats?`?
    My cat is almost a CRF cat, she is still not there, but the vet suggested a change of food to help her. She`s been eating Hills and Royal Canin for the past 3 months but now she is fed up of all of them and i cant find anything else in my country. I know Iams and Purina have them but in my country they are not available. I would love to buy some online, does anyone know of a good site that sends food, i live in Malta, Europe.

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Amazon

  31. QUESTION:
    what can a doctor do if i have kidney problems?

    kudos on your answers today people, inspiring. i’m only asking because of the last time i spoke to a nurse about it, she didn’t really know what she was talking about and i went on not thinking anything of it. what treatment is there etc?
    tony – thanks

    • ANSWER:

  32. QUESTION:
    My golden has kidney problems (IAMS canned) I need a low protein diet for her. Any good suggestions?
    I took her to the vet after the recall. She has been drinking lots of water and was not herself.
    I can’t afford the expensive vet brands but will do it for her.
    She loves treats.
    She has lost weight so I want to fatten her up a little.

    • ANSWER:
      In all cases, you will want to reduce the level of phosphurus rather than protein to minimize the progression of kidney disease.

      Protein reduction is important once a dog is at the tail end of kidney failure, not before as previously thought. Research this on the internet.

      You need to give your dog more protein to fatten her up, otherwise, she will loose even more weight.

      If she is categorized with early renal deficiency, then Science Diet foods are ideal (i.e. such as their Adult Chicken and Rice kibble and canned foods.) They contain around 150 to 170 mg of phosphurus per 100 kcal. Science diet has some fillers that I wish they did not use, but all in all, it is a good food. Note that this food has normal levels of protein. Also, Senior foods tend to have lower phosphurous levels, but many are not as low as Science Diet Adult foods. Senior foods also have less protein.

      If she is categorized with late renal deficiency, you will want to reduce phosphurous down to 50-75 mg per 100 kcal. This means you will need to get a precription from your Vet to purchase special renal formulations for dog food. These foods may have reduced protein.

      Remember, it is better to give canned food as it contains moisture rather than dry kibble, which makes the kidneys work harder. One can always add water or low-sodium chicken broth to dry kibble to entice the dog to eat.

      Avoid sodium (salt), Vitamin A and D supplements. Add Omega 3 (not 6) whenever possible.

      Drinking a lot of water and seeing significant weight loss may imply that your dog is in the late renal deficiency stage. A Protein:Creatine urine test will let the Vet know what stage she is in.

      Talk to your Vet for his/her recommendation on feeding.

      Good luck!

  33. QUESTION:
    Does Kidney Problems Lead to Bowel Problems?
    Just started having kidney problems and have been getting kidney stones too. I know i have problems with red meats.

    So does kidney issues lead to digestion or bowel issues too?

    • ANSWER:
      No, how could it? They are two different systems.

      Sorry about the stones. I have them too, and they are very painful. Only thing that seems to help is Morphine injections. Most pain killers are a waste of time.

      The stones are a matter of diet (amongst predisposing factors).

  34. QUESTION:
    inform me what are the thing to do to prevent from kidney problems.I have a back pain almost everyday.?
    i have a lower back pain almost everyday and it’s very painful.does it indicate kidney problem?i have a low creatinine and bun level.what are the best thing to do to treat this.thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      First, get a diagnosis. From a licensed professional. If it’s a kidney problem, you see a urologist / nephrologist. If not, the you start a long work-up to find out what it is.

  35. QUESTION:
    34 weeks pregnant, with kidney problems, will i need C-section?
    Since 18 weeks pregnant i have had kidney problems, and im now 34 weeks pregnant still gettin pains, and had an ultrasound an my right kidney urenal tract is blocked, and he said it was backed up. I am now wondering if, when i go into labour that this may bring on my kidney pains, and make things twice as bad? Also, does this mean that i may need to have a c-section?

    • ANSWER:

  36. QUESTION:
    Hi, does anybody know about kidney problems in boxer dogs?
    I have a boxer, he is only 15 months old and he may have kidney cancer, but as it hasn`t been confirmed, I would like to know if there are any other illnesses connected to this organ. Thanks

    • ANSWER:

      well don’t worry.there are online sites which provides useful information about topics relating to behavior, health, basics care, and nutrition for dogs and cats. it help you better care for your pet. you can access all features, including Comprehensive pet health information included in the Health Centers along with Detailed breed information for every major Dog and Cat breed

  37. QUESTION:
    i had kidney problems in the past, now i have pain in my right side after i wake from sleep.?
    i have had kidney problem in the past but it seems to be cleared now. when i wake from sleep in the morning i have pain on my right side. oh yea i sleep on my right side, could this be another kidney problem or do i need to change my sleeping pattern?

    • ANSWER:

  38. QUESTION:
    Can you get kidney problems from alcohol abuse?
    I posted this before but due to lack of answers I think I may of put it in the wrong category, so I’ll try again.

    I’m staying with a friend who has an alcohol problem, and I’ve noticed she very rarely urinates, which is weird in itself and also complains about backpain and I’m just worried she’s messing up her kidneys with the alcohol abuse, am I right or does it sound like something else?

    • ANSWER:

  39. QUESTION:
    My cat has kidney problems what can I do to help?
    My cat has kidney problems the vet told he was very dehydrated nd now hes on fluid and antibotics. The vet told me he had high protein value and something something kidney problems. I’m lost in all this becuz we only went to the vet for his paw that got cut by glass. =[ extremely depressed my cat means alot to my family of two me nd my mom. PLEASE HELP ! WHAT CAN i DO TO HELP HIM

    • ANSWER:
      He should be on a prescription kidney food. If your vet didn’t suggest it I would definitely ask.
      Encourage as much water consumption as you can. Invest in a Drinkwell type pet fountain if you possibly can. I would give only filtered or bottled water. If you need to you can offer low sodium broth or the juice tuna is canned in. Keep fresh water near all the spots he likes to hang around in.
      Learn to give him subQ (under the skin) fluids at home. Your vet can show you.
      Many cats with kidney disease can live many comfortable years with the proper care.

  40. QUESTION:
    Is it true that if you get Swine Flu and you had kidney problems, it is fatal?
    A friends told me that. I used to have kidney problems…does that still mean I could die if I got Swine Flu? I don’t have it anymore, but I had them when I was 6 or 7. I had to get surgery…is it still fatal?

    • ANSWER:

  41. QUESTION:
    Can kidney problems harm my baby?
    I am a 27 year old diabetic from ct. i just found out that im pregnant,and i have kidney problems.i spoke to my doctors about this,they are willing to do what ever it is to keep an close eye on this pregnancy.i also have other complications,im really scared that i may loose this pregnancy.(i have lost 1 already)i need a second opinion from someone out there who might have had this problem,or is going through this same problem.or just anyone who could give me a good point of view.please:{

    • ANSWER:
      I have kidney problems as well. I have given birth to 7 kids. YOu will need to be extra careful about your intake and output. As long as you and your dr are willing to do whatever it takes..then I see no reason for you not to have a healthy baby.

      I also have a wonderful friend who has lupus, is on dialysis and needs a kidney transplant who just had her 2nd child. She got pregnant while on birth control both times. So she wasnt out trying to get pregnant. So it can be done!!
      GOODLUCK!!

  42. QUESTION:
    High blood pressure/kidney problems in cat – prescribed Fortekor?
    Hi – my cat has been diagnosed with early stage kidney problems and high blood pressure and prescribed 2.5mg tablet of Fortekor a day for his blood pressure. He also needs to go on a diet as he’s really fat! Now, I’ve just looked online and Fortekor is used in chronic renal failure which alarmed me as the vet said the tablets were for high blood pressure. Does anyone know if these can be used for blood pressure as I am a bit confused?

    • ANSWER:
      The kidney is the major organ involved in controlling blood pressure through production of the hormone renin, and by controlling the amount of sodium and potassium in the bloodstream.

      In chronic kidney disease there is often high blood pressure because these mechanisms for controlling blood pressure are failing. Fortekor acts on one of these mechanisms (sodium and potassium balance) to try and bring blood pressure down.

  43. QUESTION:
    I have got to have an Ultrasound done to check for kidney problems. What exactly does an Ultrasound involve?

    • ANSWER:
      They use a wand to examine you. They put some gel on and then move it back and forth to get a picture of your kidneys. It’s not bad at all. The gel might be a little cold, but that’s about it. My mom had it done when her kidneys started failing.

  44. QUESTION:
    I am now 33 weeks pregnant doctors say baby has obstruction of the bladder and has kidney problems im scared?
    i have had random test done but i was told my baby has obstruction of the bladder and non functioning kidneys and might need a transplant what there not telling me is the risk and if my baby will survive this i want them to induce me so they can deal with the baby can i request them to do so i am so stressed out cant sleep nor eat im am always worried.

    • ANSWER:
      make an appointment with the doctor and make him tell you everything from the risk to the long term with your child. it is your right to know. if not grab your file and look at it. that is your right too.

  45. QUESTION:
    intermittent flank pain, is it kidney problems?
    Hello i just started to have intermitten flank pain on my right side but goes away. It happened a couple times, once in the movies when I was sitting and yesterday. The pain went away. It wasn’t accompanied by anything else. Is this a symptom of a kidney problem or diabetes? I am obese and have gained a lot of weight recently and do have high blood pressure. I am a little scared.

    • ANSWER:
      It’s possibly related to your kidney, but it could also be gas or a number of other problems (including gallstones). If the pain becomes severe, you develop nausea or vomiting, or if it becomes more persistent, you should make an appointment with your primary doctor. If the pain becomes very severe, go to the emergency department.

  46. QUESTION:
    Why on the back of deodorant does it say “ask a doctor before use if you have kidney problems”?
    its like on the back of every deodorant, i was just curious, but how does it have anything to do with the kidneys??????

    • ANSWER:
      Deodorant has aluminum in it, and the body gets rid of the aluminum through your kidneys (you pee it out). So if you have kidney disease, your body may not be able to remove the aluminum as well as it normally would, causing a buildup of it in your body.

  47. QUESTION:
    what will the doctor do if i have an infection such as UTI or kidney problems?
    ….?

    • ANSWER:
      he will test your urine first and if your urine has signs of infection he will start you on antibiotics

  48. QUESTION:
    Where can I get low cost health services for my 2yr old dog? ( In or near Chicago) He has kidney problems.?
    He is a two year old Shih Tzu. Lovely dog! After running some test, his Vet thinks he has kidney problems. I already spend well over 0 on test & services and his Vet recommends that I take him to a specialist. My heart agrees with the Vet but realistically, I can’t afford it. Where can I find affordable health services for my dog? I know, some pet insurances will not cover a dog with existing health issues, therefore I’m lost and don’t know what else to do.

    • ANSWER:
      I don’t know about your state, but here in Florida some of our Humane Society’s have a clinic attached. The vets are very good and it is much more cost effective. Good luck with your dog.

  49. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know the connection between glucophage and kidney problems (proteins)that were not present before?
    I have been taking glucophage for about 3 years and it now seems that my kidney function level is extremely elevated. I control my diet and I exercise, yet the protein level continues to increase! Should I be taken off this medication as soon as possible before I encounter any more damage? Plus, I am only 28 years old (type II diabetes).

    • ANSWER:
      Kidney damage is an unfortunate outcome of Diabetes itself.

      Ask your doctor if starting an ACE-inhibitor (which slows down kidney damage) would be a good choice for you.

  50. QUESTION:
    Question about kidney problems?
    I am 19 and had so many kidney infections. For the past 4 months I have had problems with kidney stones. I have severe leg pain, back pain, headaches, sometimes dizziness. I have heard about different things like kideny failure, and lupus. Does anyone know what could be going on? I went to my Dr. and he is trying to tell me I have a back problem but I think it’s more than that and I want a second opinion but I don’t want to go and sound stupid. Thanks for any help!

    • ANSWER:
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Disease Of Kidney Stage 3

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:
    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:
    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

  3. 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:

  4. 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:

  5. 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.

  6. 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/

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. 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.

  13. 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……

  14. 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!

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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 -

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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

  28. QUESTION:
    Anyone out there familiar with Polycystic Kidney Disease?
    If so….. if someone has this, what would cause constant kidney pain?
    My mother-in-law had a transplant (b/c of this disease) but she never once had kidney pain, neither has my sister-in-law who has it. My husband has it also (it’s the genetic type) and has had horrible kidney pain for 3 weeks now. He is seeing the doctor today, I’m just nervous.

    Doesn’t the pain normally occur only in the late stages of the disease or could it simply be a large cyst?
    Autosomal “dominant” PKD
    He’s only 27, BTW.
    We are aware of the risks. He was recently diagnosed and this is the #1 reason we don’t plan on having any more children. Thank you for the info!

    • ANSWER:
      I have polycystic kidneys and I get a lot of pain, especially in my left side because I have a very big cyst on that side. Sometime the cysts get infected or cause bleeding and that is painful as well. I am in stage 4 of kidney failure and when I eat too much protein I sometimes get pain, all though it isn’t has bad. As for children, there is a 50% chance that they will have the pkd. I have two children and only one of them have it. I also know someone with nine kids and the father had pkd and four of the nine children have the disease. I think you really need to weigh your options with having children. My neph told me they are close to finding the gene of this disease and when my son is older they most likely will have a cure. I hope this helps.

  29. QUESTION:
    My GFR is 61 and my creatinine keeps being above 1.0, is this normal?
    My physician’s assistant says this can fluctuate and actually my GFR is 51, not 61. My wellness study said this is stage 3 of chronic kidney disease and I do have a lot of the symptoms. Any advice?

    • ANSWER:
      A nephrologist could better answer this question based on your history and presentation of symptoms or lack thereof.

      The creatinine is still in proper range above 1.0 — Anything under about 1.6 is still ‘ok’.. some ranges push it down to 1.2 as the upper limit, but 1.4, 1.6 or so is still in normal operating parameters.. it gets exponentially worse beyond about 1.8-2.0.

      Your filtration result is of some worry. It is indicative of improper kidney function,.. There isn’t much advice we can give you here other than to make sure you are under the guidance of a nephrologist (kidney specialist) and follow his or her orders.

      Vitamin D is very good for the kidneys, as well.

      You may need to start dialysis in the future. I would concentrate on modifying my diet, along with vitamin D supplementation to try and ‘aid’ the kidney function you do have.

      Best of luck,

  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:
    Is marriage possible after kidney transplant? ?
    Hello,

    I am Vineet, 30 Years Old, Male. I live in Mumbai, India. I used to work for a data conversion (Publishing BPO) as a Sr. Manager in the Production Department. A year back I was diagnosed with End Stage Kidney Disease (Failure), I was on Dialysis for 10 Months before I got a Kidney Transplant done on 01st Dec 2008.The Donor was not related to me.

    The reports till date are very encouraging, the best part is I have started feeling good and doing my normal activities apart from moving out in public, which I guess will be end of Feb or mid of March.

    Last Year February I got engaged and was to be married in July, In March 2008 I was detected with End Stage Kidney Disease, naturally the whole focus changed and the marriage plan was put on hold. My fiancée and would be in-laws have been with me all throughout and still are a strong support for me.

    I have some questions relating to post transplant life, which I will want to ask, I would like your views and experiences:-

    1)Is marriage possible after transplant, if yes can a transplanted person lead a normal life.

    2)What is safe time gap after the transplant operation before a transplant person indulge in sex

    3)Is there a certain safe period after which a transplanted kidney can be assumed that it may never fail and will be there working all life of the transplanted person.

    4)Are there any counseling or assistance available for Transplant Patients and there relatives where in we can go and consult them about issues mentioned below.

    I would like your valuable comments, Right now I am very confused about life ahead, at least my personal life, and professionall life does not seem to bother me much.

    Thanks

    Vineet
    Vineet1308@yahoo.com

    • ANSWER:
      1) Yes, of course. I actually have a friend who had a transplant 11 years ago in highschool, but got married 3 years ago. He is doing well. You will be on chronic medications but it should not impede anything

      2) Youe doctor should inform you and it depends on your kidneys response. I would think a few months should be okay if you are doing well…lets say 2-3 months. One thing you should note that blood flow to the penis could be affected and may be difficult to get an erection. Medications are a quick fix and work very well.

      3) Over 90% of transplant patients survive up to 5 years after transplant, About 75% will live up to 10 years. This has a very good prognosis.

      4) Go to www.kidney.org (national kidney foundation). They can direct you to local support or have online support.

      Goodluck

  32. 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.

  33. 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

  34. QUESTION:
    how do i go about suing my ex-employee ??
    i went out on disability ( i have end stage kidney disease(failure). I’m on dialysis 3 times a week,4 hours a day. my supervisor and HM asked me to resign, i stated my doctors told me not to( i wouldn’t get my disability then) they fired me 3 days later. how do i go after them!! I’m considered disabled. all info would be great!! i worked for animal care and control of NYC

    • ANSWER:
      Contact the ACLU they take up alot of these types of cases

  35. 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

  36. 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.

  37. QUESTION:
    Chronic Kidney Disease and Do not Resuscitate?
    My father is the victim in this situation.

    He is 46 years old and is now in a nursing home. he has had a problem with high blood pressure and a history of 3 strokes (1 major and 2 minor). about 3 weeks ago he was diagnosed with CKD and now i must make a decision on a D & R document. I know that i have to look at all different sides of this situation but i could really use someone elses advice or a site that may answer questions. i am 17 years old and now i have to chose what should happen and im also very curious on what dialysis, stages and causes and effects of this disease is.

    thank you very much.

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, I’m so sorry that you are so young and are in this situation… Before you feel like you have the decide all by yourself, do you have any family at all (aunts, uncles, cousins) that you can ask? What about his doctor?

      How much brain function does your father have? I’m guessing he’s lost most of it since you are the one having to make the decision…

      Dialysis is not very fun, but it does make people feel better after they have it. People usually have it done 3 times a week. A machine is hooked up to a tube placed in the arm, and the patient’s blood is filtered through the dialysis machine. It takes out all the extra water and waste that the kidneys have failed to remove. Once dialysis is started in patients with CKD, it will remain a part of their therapy for life, unless the patient is transplanted. However, due to his previous strokes, he is probably not a candidate for transplant. If it were my father, I would seriously consider the do not resuscitate option…

      Think about your dad when he was at his best. Do you think he would want to be resuscitated after a bad car wreck? Is he the type that would want nature to run its course? Or was he the type that didn’t trust what the doctors thought and wanted to have every chance to see if his body could make it through?

      good luck, I hope this helped a little

  38. 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 ?

  39. QUESTION:
    When should I tell my family?
    I am 8 weeks 2 days pregnant and haven’t told any family but my husband and my MIL, not even my mother knows yet. The reason for this is I had a very scary threatened miscarriage at 4 weeks 3 days. I bleed until 6 weeks. I am a full-time student and missed the first week of school and am a little stressed about that though trying not to be. I had no morning sickness or any symptoms but sore boobs until 6 weeks when I stopped bleeding. Since then I have been throwing up, peeing a lot, and very moody. I have to sit right next to the door in class since I run to the bathroom at least once every class.

    I am still very nervous and not sure when to spill the beans. My mom is an OB/GYN and I’m scared she would baby me and not let me go to school if she knew whats been going on. She was also recently diagnosed with Grave’s disease and Chronic Kidney disease stage III and has had 8-9 kidney infections in the last year. I know around 12 weeks is when miscarriage risks go way down, but I wonder if I should wait a bit longer to tell just in case?

    I want opinions on when I should tell. I’m 22 and married by the way, my mom will be thrilled as this will be her first grand-child, but I am worried for her health should something go wrong.

    • ANSWER:
      Because of the risk of a miscariage Ive always told my self that I wanted to wait the first 3 months or 12 weeks to tell anyone. That and I have always wanted to just enjoy the thrill of being pregnant to my self before anyone knows. Its really a mater of opinnion. If i was in your situation and worried about my moms health I would wait tell I knew everything was okay with the pregnancy. Just take it easy. You only have a few weeks left. Just take it day by day and tell your mom when you feel the time is right!!! I wish you the best of luck!!

  40. QUESTION:
    Can I sue a doctor for neglect/medical malpractice if he didn’t properly follow my disease?
    I was diagnosed with Lupus Nephritis in Sept 07 when I just turned 19. I was told to follow up with the rheumatologist that saw me in the hospital. I did a biopsy and i was found to have stage 3 lupus nephritis so i started seeing a nephrologist. long story short, the rheumatologist didn’t get along with the nephrologist so he told me to stop seeing him and convinced me that he could control my lupus and told me he had many patients with lupus. he slowly started tapering my prednisone and told me i was going into remission. then one month later he lost my blood tests and did not request em back from Labcorp and did not tell me till the next month. within that month i was not on my cellcept and i was on a very low dose of prednisone (10mg) at that point my disease was eating away at my kidneys. that month i went from stage 3 to 4. the next time i saw him he told me that i would have to do chemo. i went to get a second opinion from my nephrologist.

    the nephorlogist requested my records from the rheumatologist and when my records were recieved the rheumatologist sent only a small part and only the last 6 months of blood tests. my nephrologist then brought to my attention that the rheumatologist the whole time was doing the wrong blood tests and not watching my disease as closely as he should have been.

    so my question is.. can i sue the rheumatologist for not monitoring my disease and falsely assuring me that he had alot of experience with lupus, when in actuality he did not?

    i have suffered so much because he slipped up. i had to do 6 months of chemo which caused me to withdraw from school and get in debt with student loans.. i cant work.. my disease got worse..and the high dose of prednisone caused me to gain over 70 lbs.

    • ANSWER:
      This sounds like a terrible last few years. I had a malpractice case that I sued for last year and was compensated for my injuries. I used http://www.badproducts.com/ because they offered a free consultation online. They set me up with some lawyers in my area who did a great job. I don’t know if they can help you, but that’s been my experience. Hope everything turns out for you!

  41. QUESTION:
    How long do people live with Stage 2 Kidneys failure?
    I am 36 years old. I had a physical done this past week and received the results today. My Creatinine Levels are 1.3. And my Uric Acid levels are at 21. I recently had a gout attack. The rest of my levels are normal. Thank God for that. I feel I am too young for this happening to me. According to the Internet, Kidney Disease doesn’t take place till the age of 50 plus. I am worried that I won’t see my son gradute from high school. He is only five. I know I have to really watch what I eat and I know I have to stop smoking soon. Real Soon. So how long does someone my age go through life with this disease?

    • ANSWER:
      I am an attorney and have represented many people who apply for social security disability with end-stage renal failure. With proper treatment, including dialysis, many of them live long and fulfilling lives. Find yourself a great doctor and follow the treatment plan to get as much out of life as you can.

      Quitting smoking is a great idea in my opinion

  42. QUESTION:
    Stage 4 Melanoma Cancer: Anyone who has dealt with this disease offer suggestions that are not chemo?
    We have tried chemo, but the liver and kidneys shut down, so we were forced to stop. We are now at a hospital in Mexico that encourages a strict alkalaine diet to help combat the growth of cancer. We are set to return home in 3 weeks.

    • ANSWER:
      You have a good start with the diet, ozone therapy is also very effective to people that chemo has hurt. It can cure cancer by itself even if the immune system is shot. For more information on that and other treatment check out the site below. My wife has stage 4 lymphoma and is making a miraculous recovery.

  43. QUESTION:
    Have Obama’s “death boards” of people getting to decide who lives already been created?
    Big Island resident Kimberly Reyes, who was diagnosed with Hepatitis in March 2008, had been told in July that she had less than 30 days to live. Her family claimed the Waimea resident had followed doctor’s orders, but her insurance carrier, Hawaii Medical Service Association, denied her coverage for a liver transplant she needed to survive because three toxicology tests showed trace amounts of cannabis in her system.

    According to Reyes’ attorney, Ted Herhold, with San Francisco-based Townsend and Townsend, toxicology tests from June 14, July 3 and July 14 were the sole final basis for HMSA’s final denial of coverage for the 51-year-old mother of five.

    Reyes’ mother, Noni Kuhns, and Kimberly’s husband, Robin, acknowledged HMSA’s decision was based upon a failure to comply with the insurer’s policy forbidding drug use. However, both claimed after the claim denial that neither HMSA nor her doctors notified Kimberly or the family of HMSA’s apparent policy on drug use.

    Following at least five separate telephone inquiries from West Hawaii Today made over a one-week period, HMSA public information officer Chuck Marshall replied through an e-mail that HMSA declined to comment. HMSA also declined to provide the insurance carrier’s standard policies in regard to drug use or drug use and transplant approval.

    Kimberly Reyes died July 27 at Hilo Hospital, 16 months after being diagnosed. In the months after her diagnosis, she suffered cirrhosis of the liver, chronic Hepatitis infection, end-stage kidney disease and hepatorenal syndrome, which is caused by low blood flow to the kidneys due to liver deterioration.

    “Just because someone takes a hit off of a joint doesn’t mean that it should be the end of their life — this is not a reason to deny life,” said Kuhns.

    http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/20090809/BREAKING01/308090006/Marijuana+use+may+have+cost+Big+Island+woman+a+life-saving+liver+transplant

    Something doesn’t add up here… Oh wait, it’s a NON-government board of people getting to decide gets to live and who gets to die.

    That makes it OK, right?

    • ANSWER:
      This shows a need for tort reform, not a trillion dollar a year “health care reform”. I would be all for taking the insurance companies to task for this.

  44. 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

  45. QUESTION:
    Does ING “Critical Illness Coverage” (see details) include heart disease OTHER THAN heart attacks?
    At work, we have the option to get “Premier Critical Illness Insurance” from ING. The brochure says “Heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 and 3 causes of death in the U.S. If survived, they are a leading cause of serious disability.” and that the policy covers “stroke”, “heart attack”, “coma”, end-stage kidney failure, “major organ failure”, and “permanent paralysis”.

    Does this cover all heart disease? What if it is neither a heart attack nor a major organ failure?

    Are heart attacks and major organ failure alone responsible for heart disease being ranked where it is as a leading cause of death, or is that ranking due to other types of heart disease that are not covered?

    If the policy does not cover all heart disease, and the heart disease that is covered (heart attacks and major organ failure) is not the #1 or #3 cause of death, how is it relevant that “Heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 and 3 causes of death in the U.S.”?

    The brochure makes it sound like the insurance covers the leading cause of death and that the insurance covers two of the three leading causes of death. Does it really cover only the third leading cause and a small subset of the first leading cause?

    • ANSWER:
      I don’t know about ING’s coverage, but typically all of the conditions you’ve mentioned are amongst the standard conditions covered.

      Most good policies will cover ALL of the following:

      Heart Attack, Cancer, Stroke, Coma, blindness, alzheimers, Coronary artery Bypass Surgery, deafness, kidney failure, loss of limbs, loss of speach, major organ transplant, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s deisease), Multiple Sclorosis, paralisys, parkinsons, severe burns, occupational HIV.

      Some will cover even more than that. For example Empire Life’s policy also covers Aorta Surgery, and heart valve replacement surgery

      As for what types are covered that depends on how the US does things. In Canada, we have standard definitions for all companies throughout Canada. If a company covers heart attacks, that coverage will be the exact same as the next company. Same case goes for Cancer, there are so many forms of cancer that some of the non-life threatening cancers (like early stages prostate cancer), will only result in a partial payout. These definitions are the same from company to company. Other examples of a partial payout would be Coronary angioplasty, HIV related to cancer, or Ductal Carinoma in Situ of the breast.

      All compnaies must have a definition guide as to what is covered and what exactly that entails.

      My suggestion would be to contact a lisensed insurance broker though. They will have access to multiple companies so they can get you the best coverage on the market.

      Finally, I am always leary of banks offering insurance. If this was something offered to you as a mortgage insurance or something to specifically cover your debts (also known as creditor insurance), please do not get it. Go with a stand alone policy from an insurance company. There are several differences, the main one being they don’t actually underwrite until the time of claim, which means you could pay into this thing for ever under the assumption that you are covered and still get denied the claim. Here are some links explaining the differences between what the banks offer and what an insurance company offers (these are specific to life insurance, but all forms of insurance in this manor go by the same guidelines whether in Canada, or the US as well)

      http://www.cbc.ca/marketplace/in_denial/

      http://www.cbc.ca/marketplace/2007/02/credit_insurance.html

      http://www.asset-aid.com/bank_vs.shtml

  46. 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!

  47. QUESTION:
    HELP! IS THIS EVEN A CHILD SUPPORT CASE?
    My mom is disabled she has (END STAGE RENAL DISEASE, kidney failure), she has not worked since 2007. My dad made ends meets… few months ago my grandma died so my dad went back to his country for her funeral… while over there he had a heart attack, he has been very ill since then and is trying to come back as soon as he is well enough to. It has been about 4 months… I am 29 years old and I dropped out of college. I work alot to try and support my mom and 3 younger siblings… it has been hard. I needed extra help so i went down to the department of family services and applied for Food stamps and Temporary assistance for needy families. We have been receiving help from them since April. Today I open the mail and I see 2 letters from the child support division summoning both of my parents to court on on June 23. I thought child support was if theres a divorce or if the parents are separated. I don’t really know what to do, im trying to get an appointment with my caseworker but she is so hard to get a hold of. I even went down to see her today and she said she was busy and to leave her my phone number she would call back. Both of my parents have worked over 10 years have paid their taxes on time… and never have asked for any type of help, they did with what they had. However, it was very difficult and we needed this help temporarily, no matter how much i worked it wasn’t enough. Did i get my parents in a bigger mess? Or is this whats suppose to happen in this situation? Is this even a child support case? If you have any advice or have had a similar experience please help, I would appreciate it.
    Thank you for all the help… let me clarify a little bit, I DID NOT APPLY FOR MY SIBLINGS… I went with my mom to help fill out the forms. Both my parents are married and are the guardians of my siblings.

    • ANSWER:
      This is a child support case if you claimed to be supporting their minor children. Child support is not just for divorced couples, whoever has custody of those kids is entitled to support.

      At this point your parents need to repay the state for the support given to you, this is also how single mothers receiving support works, the state goes after dad.

      If you do not have custody, but your mother does YOU are in trouble for welfare fraud.

      Your parents need to show up at the court and prove they are unable to repay the state for the welfare payments you received for their children.

  48. QUESTION:
    IS THIS A CHILD SUPPORT CASE? Help!!!!?
    My mom is disabled she has (END STAGE RENAL DISEASE, kidney failure), she has not worked since 2007. My dad made ends meets… few months ago my grandma died so my dad went back to his country for her funeral… while over there he had a heart attack, he has been very ill since then and is trying to come back as soon as he is well enough to. It has been about 4 months… I am 29 years old and I dropped out of college. I work alot to try and support my mom and 3 younger siblings… it has been hard. I needed extra help so i went down to the department of family services and applied for Food stamps and Temporary assistance for needy families. We have been receiving help from them since April. Today I open the mail and I see 2 letters from the child support division summoning both of my parents to court on on June 23. I thought child support was if theres a divorce or if the parents are separated. I don’t really know what to do, im trying to get an appointment with my caseworker but she is so hard to get a hold of. I even went down to see her today and she said she was busy and to leave her my phone number she would call back. Both of my parents have worked over 10 years have paid their taxes on time… and never have asked for any type of help, they did with what they had. However, it was very difficult and we needed this help temporarily, no matter how much i worked it wasn’t enough. Did i get my parents in a bigger mess? Or is this whats suppose to happen in this situation? Is this even a child support case? If you have any advice or have had a similar experience please help, I would appreciate it.

    • ANSWER:
      If you applied for assistance on behalf of your younger siblings and they are still minors, the state may consider your parents to be obligated to them for child support. What should have happened is that your father should have applied for disability or for assistance based on his inability to work. What you have done (apparently) if you applied for the assistance in your own name and listed them all as your dependants is to say to the state that you are providing all support to the minors in your household, and they are trying to get your parents to reimburse them for the support they’re providing. Consult a lawyer and see what you can do to get it all straightened out.

  49. QUESTION:
    Medical question – Kidneys?
    I recently found out that my mom’s side of the family has kidney disease and diabetes, and it tends to show up in almost everyone related to my mom’s mom/my grandmother (she has stage 4 kidney disease). I am 28, I have gout – severe at times -, and have recently started to do smoothies in the morning with a multitude of berries, apples, strawberries, and only 1 banana between 3 people. I never was much in to potassium, however, I read that potassium is in many foods, so making a low potassium diet is quite difficult. About the 3rd or 4th day of smoothies I began to urinate quite frequently and am having kidney pains. Also, in the last few months, I have had muscle cramps, knee pain that lasted 3 weeks, and heart beat issues. I was worked up exactly a year ago and everything came back normal except the uric acid. Gout is an indicator of kidney functionality, my family has a history, and potassium increase began urination and pain. Am I being a hypochondriac or is it worth the Emergency room visit to get my potassium levels checked out while I am having the issue?
    My grandmother can have no potassium.
    I drink a lot of water, almost no coke/pepsi/corn syrup (use maple syrup), only chicken, ground turkey, soy products and some pork, veggies, etc… over all healthy diet.

    • ANSWER:
      Don’t go to the A&E. Go to your GP.

      It sounds like you have your diet well controlled and I think that that’s the key to kidney disease. So I think that although you probably will develop kidney disease in the end, you shouldn’t be too worried at the minute.

      Good luck.

  50. 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.


Disease Of Kidney

Did you know that gout is more serious than its symptoms? Heat, pain, redness, stiffness, swelling on affected area, arthritis symptoms, and loss of sleep are all symptoms of gout.
However, did you know that gout can be a life-threatening disease if left untreated? Gout can also cause the ‘silent killer’ disease of high blood pressure and the painful disease of kidney stones. Simply baring the agony should NEVER be an option for gout. Your life could be at stake!

Fortunately, you can treat gout naturally without even making a 0 trip to the hospital. How? A great starting point is to change your diet with some simple tips to keep you gout free!

A Simple Gout Prevention Diet

1. Mooo! You need to immediately starting consuming more LOW-FAT dairy products.

2. Purines are BAD! Avoid foods with high purines (When purines break down in body they form uric acid which causes gout.) Typical high purine foods include: red meats, kidneys, liver, tripe and tongue. Fish have also been linked to causing gout!

3. Don’t eat those veggies! What? Well, some vegetable are high in purines (uric acid) and therefore should not be touched: beans, lentils, asparagus, mushrooms, spinach and peas.

4. Water is better than Alcohol! Again, What? You should try to drink at least 10-12 glasses of water a day and watch the alcohol consumption. If you do decide to drink alcohol, no more than one drink a night!

5. Pass the Fruit! Fruits are high in Vitamin C which is great to prevent gout! You might also want to consider ‘gout-fighting’ Vitamin C supplements!

6. Cut some calories! Did you know that Americans generally eat twice the amount that is needed during a typical day? Look around you and see how overweight we have become and more prone to gout. Cutting 50 calories a meal will add up to around 15-20 pounds a year! So switch to diet soda, watch the condiments, easy on the chocolate, and you know the rest! With time, gout symptoms will become less and less.

7. Go for a walk! Being overweight can lead to higher levels of uric acid in your blood (cause of gout). Go for a walk each night or join a fitness club. Start out slow and have fun!

8. Weight Train! It is easier than you think! If you join a health club, you will see how easy it is to learn how to lift some weights. Simply, look at the posters on the wall and give it a try! Everybody had to learn sometime or another so do not be embarrassed! Besides, if you choose to lift some weights, you will most likely burn more calories than walking/running because of the body repairing your muscles throughout the whole day! A hard body is a gout-free body!

But Wait, There’s More

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Why is Bright’s disease (kidney condition) so difficult to treat?
    I was looking up for some kidney diseases a couple of days ago for a school project. Bright diseases in particular, really grabbed my attention. Now, I know that it’s is the inflammation of nephrons. What I found really interesting was that there is really no cure for it. So my question is, what kind of inflammation is this and what makes this inflammation is so difficult to treat?
    and if it could be treated, what are some of the possible methods to treat it?

    please explain in detail
    Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      You might want to try a different kidney disease. Bright’s disease needs re-classification due to this being only a historic and not really a newer name developed for it. In modern medicine diseases are classified according to their newer causes for them Since the cause of this disease refers to acute or chronic nephritis and this also being a symptom and/or cause then the name is out of date. There is frequently blood serum plasma in the urine causing edema and hypertension. These common symptoms were first described by an English doctor by the name of Richard Bright, hence the name of Bright’s disease. Symptoms that usually signal an oncoming attack are back pain, vomiting and fever. Edema that can range from slightly distended to extreme retention that will distend then entire body and will make someone suffer from breathing difficulty can also be a common symptom too. Urine is reduced in quantity, and can be smoky, dark or bloody in color. This is about all of the material available for Bright’s disease as of today. Since these symptoms are also covered under so many other kidney diseases I’m wondering if this isn’t also the reason for more research into it. Good luck and God Bless

  2. QUESTION:
    Can kidney disease induced anemia be treated with iron supplements?
    Can taking iron supplements help overcome anemia caused by kidney disease/failure? And why does kidney disease/failure often cause nausea and loss of appetite? Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Iron alone would not help as kidney failure results in too low levels of erythropoietin, a hormone the kidneys makes that induces the bone marrow to make RBCs.

      Iron often is given, but the levels have to be monitored, as iron overload can lead to serious toxicity, including liver toxcity.

      In all cases of anemia, iron levels have to be measured to justify iron supplementation.

      see:

      http://www.merck.com/mmpe/sec17/ch234/ch234e.html

  3. QUESTION:
    Will anything help a dog with kidney disease gain or maintain weight?
    My senior dog, Luigi, (exact age unknown as he is a rescue) has kidney disease and has lost a nearly 1/3 of his body weight. He is otherwise well, happy, and eating well (special kidney diet food) but has gone from 37 to just over 27 lbs. The vet just smiles but doesn’t seem to have any helpful suggestions. He is on Azodyl for kidney support.

    • ANSWER:
      I agree with the previous answer–
      high carb
      low protein
      almost zero fat

      It is very difficult on the kidneys to digest fat and protein. You might also add some extra IV fluids to help him with the kidney failure. Your vet could let you do that at home simply by injecting fluid subQ.

  4. QUESTION:
    What is the recommended diet for dogs with kidney disease?
    My beloved Binney was diagnosed with kidney disease just yesterday. The doc said she has less than a couple of months to live. I’m devastated and would like to make her remaining days easier on her – and her kidneys. Is there some sort of specialized diet I can provide? I would prefer something natural and organic.

    Please I’m desperate and if there is something in the local farmer market that helps, include that too!

    • ANSWER:
      I’m so sry to hear this. Make sure she drinks lots of water. There is a science diet food that is good for kidney issues I believe it is A/d or maybe i/d or it could be u/d. Petsmart carries it and you will be able to tell which one it is because it should say it on the bag or can. Good Luck and may god bless you and your dog in this time of need.

  5. QUESTION:
    How is IV fuilds helping a dog with kidney disease?
    I am curious about the process of injecting a dog that has kidney disease with IV fluids. I understand it helps, but how does the fluids make their way from under the skin to the blatter and flushes the kidneys in the meantime?

    • ANSWER:
      The fluids are given subcutaneous, which means the fluids are given under the skin. Then the body slowly absorbs the fluids and they get flushed out through the kidneys which help get rid of toxin build up in the kidneys. I did this with my cat for two years and it really helped.

  6. QUESTION:
    What are some natural remedies and diet tips for my cat’s kidney disease?
    My cat, 6 yrs old, could possibly have kidney failure (it might be a bladder infection but I won’t find out for another 2 weeks after antibiotics); he’s still energetic and doesn’t show any signs of illness. Ironically I have kidney disease as well and am using natural remedies like dandelion root tea and other herbs. Wheatgrass has also improved my health a lot. I am wondering these herbs would apply to cats as well?

    Does anyone have any suggestions for diet (should it be homemade)? I’ve been doing research and they all say low salt, but some sites say good high quality protein while others say low protein. And should I stop using the chemical Frontline (flea medicine) on my cat?

    Also, where on my cat are his kidneys located?

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      First off…the kidneys are located just past the send of the rib cage on both sides…the right kidney is slightly closer to the front of the cat. Frontline Plus doesn’t go into the animals system, so it will have no effects on the kidneys…so don’t stop using it. I wouldn’t reccomend any “natural remedies” without consulting your vet…cats and people can very different recations to plants…and a lot of plats can be nephrotoxic (toxic to the kidneys) in cats!

      A diet wont help kidney failure until bloodwork confirms Azotemia…this means the that BUN and CREATINIE are elevated. So unless this has been confirmed by your vet, changing the diet wont help. However, if Azotemia is confirmed, then a low protein/low phospherous diet is highly recomended. The protein that is in the kidney diets is a high quality one. Several brands make kidney diets…. Purina NF, Royal Canin/IVD modified….Hill’s K/D….. Royal Canin Renal LP….. However, they are by prescription only, so you have to get them from your vet. If you are interested in making your own diet, you can contact UC Davis, and for a small fee, they will formulate a diet you can cook at home specificaly for your cats needs….

      I’m not sure why its going to take so long to confirm that your cat has kidney disease…a simple blood test should confirm if the kidney values are normal or not.

      Good Luck!

      http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=572

      http://www.felinecrf.com/

  7. QUESTION:
    Why would a person with kidney disease remove protein from the body?
    Hi, I’m doing my biology hw and one of the questions is
    why is there not protein in the waste of a healthy person, but in a person with kidney disease there is?
    I have no idea, I don’t think I’ve covered it yet.
    Thanks for any help.

    • ANSWER:
      The kidneys are like filters. Blood gets pushed through a part of the kidney called the glomerulus. In a healthy kidney, small molecules go through (like urea, sodium, or glucose), while larger molecules are held back (like red blood cells and protein). When kidney damage occurs, holes start to develop in the glomerulus, and the larger proteins will leak through.

  8. QUESTION:
    Are parapelvic cysts a sign of polycystic kidney disease?
    I’ve been diagnosed with having multiple parapelvic cysts on both kidneys. Is this a form of polycystic kidney disease?

    • ANSWER:
      Diagnostic criteria for PKD require two or more cysts in one kidney and at least one cyst in the contralateral kidney in young subjects, but four or more in subjects older than 60 years because of the increased frequency of benign simple cysts. Most often, the diagnosis is made from a positive family history and imaging studies showing large kidneys with multiple bilateral cysts and possibly liver cysts. Before the age of 30 years, CT scan or T2-weighted MRI is more sensitive for detecting presymptomatic disease because the sensitivity of ultrasound falls.
      Hope it helps.
      All the best!

  9. QUESTION:
    How long can you live with chronic kidney disease and what is the percentage successful transplant?
    Chronic kidney disease alot of people of them but dont realize it how long can live with the disease of you slow the progression down and what is the successful transplant rate

    • ANSWER:
      Normal GFR is between 90 and 100. Over the age of 40, everybody’s GFR reduces by 1 point each year. When GFR gets below 15, a person receives dialysis. Kidney disease can be treated with careful attention to diet, usually a low protein diet. GFR can be improved by as much as 10 points by changing to a vegetarian diet. Soy protein is good for kidney function. There are many internet sites which provide information regarding vegetarian diets etc for kidney disease. There are also various natural supplements that improve kidney function, Co-enzyme Q10 for example. As to how long you can live with kidney disease, it depends what caused it in the first place. In some cases people can live for quite a number of years before needing dialysis or transplant.
      1 week ago
      Source(s):

      http://renux.dmed.ed.ac.uk/EdREN/EdRenIN…

      http://bastyrcenter.org/content/view/882…

      http://www.ksat.com/health/16833033/deta…

      http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0…

  10. 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

  11. QUESTION:
    My cat has kidney disease and the vet gave him vaccines which had a negative reaction. Help?
    My Cat has kidney disease. He has a pretty big stone in his kidney and I have to give him an IV everyother day. A vet gave him two vaccines which my cat has had a reaction to. Another vet said he should of never received those shots due to the disease. He now is not active, barely eats and pulls his fur out by biting or licking.

    • ANSWER:
      OHH! my cat does the same fur thing!! I wonder if she has a kidney disease.. :( I think she actually pulls her fur out because she is traumatised… She was abused, then abandoned, then became pregnant and had kittens, and then was brought in by a shelter, and then adopted by another family who neglected her, and when she scratched their baby they asked us to take the cat, so we did because i love her. She used to be very skinney but now she is fat. And, she would pull out her fur a lot…but then it stoped when she was extremely loved by us…but now it comes and goes in phases…

      My cat does it on the under side of her fore-arms, the inside of her legs, and her tummy up to and around her nippies. Does your cat do it on the inside of his paws, or like on the outside too?

      I would bring your cat to like 10 vets, and if they all say he should not have gotten those vaccines, sue that other vet who gave him those medecines.

      i hope your cat gets better and those vaccines get out of his system…

  12. QUESTION:
    Can I have another child after being diagnosed with chronic kidney disease?
    I am 22 with two children and was just diagnosed with stage 2 chronic kidney disease. My husband and I would like to have one more child down the road but I can’t find any info on this. I of course will ask my nephrologist when I see her next but thought I’d get some answers on here until then.

    Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      Chronic kidney disease probably requires medication — correct? You need to find out if there is such a medication which is compatible with pregnancy. If you don’t want to wait until you can talk to a doctor, try calling a 24-hour pharmacy and asking a pharmacist.

  13. QUESTION:
    what is the link between chronic kidney disease and sex or sexual marriage life ?
    one of my friend has a kidney failure disease, his kidney function is almost 21% ~ 25% and now he is worried about his sexual life that he is planning to getting marry so please suggest to guide him

    • ANSWER:
      Tell him to go to his doctor, there are no doctors on this forum.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. QUESTION:
    Why should you ask a Dr before using spray on deodorant if you have kidney disease?
    I was reading my can of deodorant earlier and it said to ask a dr before using if you have kidney disease, why for?

    • ANSWER:
      i asked my doc about the same thing…i think he said it had to do with iron levels? i can barely remember. he said it was for people on dialysis though. you can call ur nurse and ask her, its what i did

  17. QUESTION:
    Do I have a greater chance of getting kidney disease?
    I have been a type 1 diabetic for 4 years now and I recently found out that my grandma’s brother had kidney disease from having type 2 diabetes.
    Does this mean I have a greater chance of developing it?
    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Molly, yes you, like anyone else with diabetes (no matter the type) is at an increased risk of developing diabetes related kidney disease, known as nephropathy.
      Having said that, though, there are many things that you can do to prevent it. Including taking your insulin and monitoring your BGLs everyday, as well as regular blood tests, including your HbA1c. When you get your HbA1c done, your doctor should also be taking blood tests known as UECs which are a marker of kidney function. You should also be regularly providing urine samples to your doc to check for microalbuminuria, which checks for tiny amounts of protein in the urine which, if positive may indicate the beginning of kidney problems. So, if you’re having these tests regularly any problems can be picked up early and treatment can be provided to slow down the progression.
      It is more commonly found in people with long term diabetes, but prevention is better than cure, so be sure to keep regular contact with your endocrinologist.

  18. QUESTION:
    Where can I get a cheap kidney disease awareness rubber wristband?
    My dog die of kidney disease and so I wanted to get one of those awareness bracelets but I can’t find them anywhere.

    • ANSWER:
      You can have exactly what you want by ordering online. Most rubber wristband makers can create wristbands to your specifications. Check out: http://www.bracelets-with-a-message.com/

  19. QUESTION:
    Is usable vitamin A used for people with kidney disease?
    I’ve been diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease and was recently prescribed “usable vitamin A”. My doctor’s explanation was sort of fuzzy and incomplete.

    • ANSWER:
      For Vit D, kidneys are necessary to turn it into usable compound (alpha-calcidol). I don’t know if same is true about vit A. Maybe your doctor advised usable vit D.
      Vitamin A is found in two forms – Retinol (preformed Vitamin A) or Retinoids (beta-carotene). Beta carotene is the precursor of vit A. In one way vit A can be the usable form as beta carotene will need to be converted to vit A for use.
      Hope it helps.
      Good luck!

  20. QUESTION:
    what are the ill effects of increased ESR? How to reduce ESR caused due to kidney disease?
    what are the ill effects of increased ESR?
    How to reduce ESR caused due to kidney disease?

    • ANSWER:
      Increased ESR is a non specific finding that may be due to any infection, pregnancy etc.
      The cause needs to be treated.
      Hope it helps.
      All the best!

  21. QUESTION:
    Can high intake of protein cause kidney disease?
    Just curious about a diet that is high in portein and if it can cause kidney disease or other related issues? About 2/g protein per a LBM.

    Any research to suggest this?

    • ANSWER:
      No,but it can aggravate kidney disease that is already present.

  22. QUESTION:
    How do you know if you have kidney disease?
    I get pain in my stomach and the lower part of my back is this a sign of kidney disease?

    • ANSWER:
      Have a urinalysis done by a doctor and he may order other tests.

  23. 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

  24. QUESTION:
    how likely is it to be misdiagnosed by doctors as having chronic kidney disease?
    how likely is it to be diagnosed by doctors as having chronic kidney disease and told you only have 6 months to live and then two years later be told it was a misdiagnosis and that you have a milder, non-terminal form of kidney disease?
    is this possible?

    • ANSWER:
      I can’t imagine this happening. To be diagnosed with CKD, doctors need to monitor lab tests for at least several months to determine kidney damage. Even in end stage renal disease many people can live for many years with dialysis, so the “six months” thing is ridiculous. This situation is really unthinkable and if it really did happen I hope a lawyer is involved.

  25. QUESTION:
    What connection does deodorant have with kidney disease?
    On the back of my deodorant, it says “Ask before use if you have kidney disease.” My mom’s kinda paranoid about this now, because she has bad kidneys, as did her mother before her, and naturally, she’s assuming I do too. So exactly how is deodorant connected to kidney disease? Or kidneys in general?

    It’d be nice if you could list your source. :D

    • ANSWER:
      Here is what I found:

      CAN ANTIPERSPIRANT CAUSE KIDNEY DISEASE?
      No. Antiperspirants will not cause kidney disease.

      ——————————————————————————–

      IS ANTIPERSPIRANT SAFE TO USE IF I HAVE KIDNEY DISEASE?
      The FDA considers antiperspirants completely safe and effective. Otherwise, they would not allow them to be marketed. Aluminum is removed from the body primarily by the kidneys. Thus, people with kidney disease may not remove aluminum as effectively. The FDA issued a ruling that requires all U.S. antiperspirants to carry a warning statement to make consumers aware that exposure to aluminum from antiperspirants might need to be discussed with their doctor. If you have kidney disease, we suggest that you consult with your doctor about the warning statement. For perspective, aluminum is from the food and water we consume and the air we breathe. Daily aluminum intake from food and water is thought to be much greater than exposure from daily use of antiperspirants or other beauty care products.

  26. QUESTION:
    What are the types of kidney disease?
    What are the names of the different types of kidney disease you can get?

    • ANSWER:
      Diabetes is the leading cause of chronic kidney disease . That is called “diabetic nephropathy”.

      Others are on this link:

      http://www.kidney.org/kidneyDisease/ckd/index.cfm#what

      (look under “what causes CKD”)

  27. QUESTION:
    Why cant you use deodorant or antiperspirant if you have kidney disease?
    okay, so i grabbed a deodorant bottle i had and saw the warnings. i was curious so i looked and it said “ask a doctor if you have kidney disease” so, i was just wondering, why is that? it doesn’t really affect your kidney does it. and please don’t answer ‘because, i don’t know, or for safety of the company’ i am just curious. i don’t have kidney disease

    • ANSWER:
      When you are suffering from kidney disease at that point your kidney is not able to perform purification process of your body so you need to loose waste from your body in the form sweat hence you can’t use deo

  28. QUESTION:
    Why are things like chocolate, soy sauce, coffee and spicy peppers bad for kidney disease?
    I have kidney disease and found a list of things I shouldn’t eat – but they never explain why!

    • ANSWER:
      Well, anything with caffeine (such as coffee, chocolate and tea) can function as a diuretic. You can find caffeine-free chocolate products at http://www.shopdecafchocolate.com.

  29. QUESTION:
    Are any of these supplements a concern for someone with kidney disease?
    Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD)

    Ginkgo Biloba
    Garlic
    Fish Oil
    coQ-10
    Baby Aspirin
    Claritin or Zyrtec

    And medicines Pravastatin & Lisinopril/hctz.

    Thanks.

    Apparently I have a 50% chance of having Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD). No insurance and if I ask my Dr about it, I can never get insurance.

    • ANSWER:
      I’m not aware of any of these causing problems in compromised kidneys. Some family members of mine have igA nephropathy, and all they’re told is to stop smoking, alcohol, and caffeine.

      You CAN go to Canada or Mexico to get tested. If you’re over 30, the tests are 100% reliable.

  30. 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.

  31. QUESTION:
    How does a kidney disease affect mental development?
    So I basically found out from my parents that I was lucky I wasnt mentally retarted because I was born with one kidney. My other kidney had bunch of cysts on my other kidney. Can anybody explain how this could have affected my mental development .

    • ANSWER:

  32. QUESTION:
    What will happend to my kidney disease if I get in really good shape?
    My doctor said I have 1/3 of a normal kidney function. (I got kidney failure 12 years ago, Im now 17). Basically I am wondering if I still would need the medication (BP and diuretic) if I get in really good shape.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi John, unfortunately yes you would. If you need BP medication, you would really need to be careful that you don’t overdo it, as that would just worsen your BP. You may be able to lengthen the time when you need medication, but with just 1/3 kidney function I don’t think you’d be able to push it away for too long.

      Email me if you have any questions.

  33. 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.

  34. 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.

  35. QUESTION:
    What are the chances of me having kidney disease?
    my 2 out of 3 brothers have it and my mom has it its called polyistic kidney disease

    • ANSWER:
      Polycystic kidney disease is hereditary. You won’t necessarily end up with it , but your risk is higher than that of the population at large.
      Seeing as you are aware of the disease in your family, you should get a Nephrologist and have regular kidney ultrasound.

  36. QUESTION:
    Does any kind of kidney disease or kidney failure cause a sore back?
    My Mother has a failing kidney and complains of her back being sore. She thinks the soreness is from osteoporosis. I’ve read the soreness could be from a failing kidney.

    • ANSWER:

  37. QUESTION:
    Anyone know how long kidney disease usually takes to progress in dogs?
    I just found out my 12-year-old female Samoyed has the start of kidney problems and was put on a precscription diet specifically to help maintain kidney function.

    • ANSWER:
      Did the vet say there was any loss of kidney function or just that there might be some problems?

      I know when my dog was diagnosised with kidney failure we were able to keep her going by changing her diet to a home made diet. What our biggest problem was our dog also had a sensitive tummy so food she should eat would give her diarrhea. She did pretty well on the home diet for 6 months then we did have to go back to her old food as by then it was try to keep weight on her.

      With kidney failure my dog lasted 9 months BUT that is worse than kidney problems. Some dogs can go for years with a kidney problem and not get worse. It really depends on the dog, if it was caught early enough and if the change in diet will help.

      I got lots of good help with diet and support from Yahoo Groups K9kidney. They will also tell you some supplements that may help.

  38. QUESTION:
    My friend is suffering from mild kidney disease due to Diabetes, Can he take beer to improve kidney function?
    his createnine is 1.0 and his GFR is 78, some of his friends advised him to take beer to improve his kidney functioning since it contains Barley, Is he right?

    • ANSWER:
      A creatinine of 1.0 is in normal range (normal range is 0.6 to 1.2). Alcohol is rather irritating to the kidneys and other organs. I don’t see any benefit that beer would give to any kind of kidney disease. I’ve been an RN for some years now treating cardiac, respiratory and kidney problems and have NEVER seen it as a treatment option. Sounds like they just want to be drunk. Tell your friend to stay away from the beer. It’s no good for you.

  39. QUESTION:
    Can you have kids with kidney disease?
    I have MPGN type 2. I have one but I want more eventually. Some doctors have told me yes, others no, but my parents have also said no. I have not reached kidney failure yet and eventually I will need a transplant. I’m going for a checkup apt. Tuesday and possibly discuss & schedule a biopsy and recieve test results.

    I realize right now I can’t have more kids, but in another year or two I may want more. I also know my fiance (my son’s father) wants more kids, but he doesnt want to put me at risk. He has said that although more kids would be nice, if I’m not able to he will be ok with that. They have said that maybe if my disease goes into remision I can, but only then.

    If i were to have more kids now there is a possibility that my kidneys can go into failure and me and the baby would die. So of course we are waiting and being safe.

    Is this reasonable or possible?Does anyone have any type of kidney disease? Do you have kids? Does anyone have any info. that might help?

    • ANSWER:
      I don’t have any kids but was told that a year and a half after transplant it would be ok. This was due mainly the high doses of certain meds that I was on. Good luck to you.

  40. QUESTION:
    What are some of the physical OUTWARD signs that someone has kidney disease?
    Little things that may go unnoticed like:
    change in skin tone, color, texture
    energy level
    muscle strength
    attitude, attention span

    ** unknown if person has been having any kidney dialysis work done…

    103008 1:00
    I am not the person in question.

    A co-worker passed away, and it has been speculated that she may have passed from either a stroke or kidney disease. I saw her a week ago, and noticed some physical differences, but didn’t think anything of it at the time.
    This is why I’m asking so oddly.

    • ANSWER:
      Some psychical signs of kidney disease are jaundice (yellowish) skin tone, decreased energy level (walking up stairs causing exhaustion, etc.), fluid retention (especially in the feet & ankles) this is called edema, & lethargy.

  41. QUESTION:
    What are the signs of kidney disease? Yellow urine?
    I went to the doctors and they said that i have 500+ protein in my urine. They said its an early sign of Kidney disease. What are some other signs of Kidney disease? If your urine is really yellow, what does that mean? not enough water? Please help me!

    • ANSWER:
      wait a second…didn’t you say you went to the doctor?

      so, you didn’t ASK him anything??? Even after he told you that that was a sign of kidney disease?

      Couldn’t you have asked him what the other signs were? Not that it matters. They did some kind of test that measured your protein content in your urine. Something that you probably couldn’t do at home. And THAT was a sign of kidney disease.

      Shouldn’t you be asking us what might work as a cure?

      Just a thought…vitamin C is responsible for supporting your immune system. Start taking 3000 mg a day for a month and see what happens.

      You don’t take any now, do you? OR maybe you take 200 mg once a week when you remember to take vitamins.

      It’s not enough. Don’t pay any attention to what the government says about minimum daily dosage. Do you want your kidneys’ to be healthy or not? Then don’t listen to our goddamned government. They’re all just a bunch of liars.

      I’d say the minimum is 1 gram a day. If you might be sick, you might consider taking 6 grams a day. There IS no upper limit. I’ve read about people taking 20 grams a day. No adverse side effects.

  42. 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!!!!

  43. QUESTION:
    My mom has a kidney infection, hence her kidneys are not functioning properly. Is it chronic kidney disease?
    My mom’s kidneys are infected. She takes regular blood tests and the doctor keeps track of the WBC, urea and creatinine level. There is fluctuations in her creatinine level but the doctor pays more attention to her WBC readings, which are normal. He says that as long as her WBC levels are normal, she has no infection and no need to worry about fluctuating creatinine levels. HOWEVER, the internet mentions about the importance of elevated creatinine levels and kidney damage. It says that high creatinine levels need dialysis ! It mentions about the importance of creatinine clearance in chronic kidney disease patient. My mom’s creatinine level is around 2.9, which is high. Does my mom has a chronic kidney disease too? Does she need dialysis? I am getting confused about this. Someone please help!

    • ANSWER:
      hello there! her nephrologist can only tell you that final analysis. if your mom ends up with ESRD (end stage renal disease) she will need dialysis 3 times a week. but here are some signs at home to monitor: SWOLLEN ANKLES, SHORTNESS OF BREATH, SHE CANNOT LAY FLAT IN BED, SHE LOSSES HER APPETITE, SHE COMPLAINS OF BACK PAIN, SHE HAS HEADACHES, CHANGED MOODS, CONFUSION. yes her level 2.9 is very high she must avoid high phosphorus foods and watch her potassium intake. no bananas, chocolate, sodas, avacado things that are high in potassium. do you have family history for renal failure? yes creatinine levels must be watched with her as well. i hope she doesn’t need dialysis but only her nephrologist can clear that up for you. if you have any questions about dialysis please feel free to contact me.

  44. 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).

  45. 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.

  46. QUESTION:
    what are the signs of kidney disease?
    I was just wondering what are the signs of kidney disease?

    • ANSWER:
      Kidney disease is a very broad topic. There are many types of kidney disease and they each have different symptoms.
      Infections will cause back pain, fever, pain with urination, bloody urine.
      Kidney stones cause severe pain, blood in urine.
      Kidney failure causes decreased urination, generalized swelling, itching, symptoms of fluid overload like difficulty breathing, fatigue.

  47. QUESTION:
    How can I find out if I have PKD(polycystic kidney disease) without the expensive genetic testing?
    For about 11 years I’ve had a cyst in my right kidney causing it to enlarge and a liver cyst that was once drained during my gallbladder removal a few years ago.The liver cyst has filled again and my kidney cyst causes severe pain daily.Over the years,I’ve had ct scans,mri’s and sonograms to keep track of how large my kidney has grown.2 out of 3 doctor’s(including a nephrologist from the Kidney foundation)suggests I have PKD and has told me that I now need to undergo genetic testing to verify this.I have no health insurance and there is only one income in my household.Due to the daily pain,I am so limited to activities that I can do with my two children.We are so stressed that we cannot get an answer from these “specialist” and can no longer afford any more testing or ER visits.I feel like I am alone.How can i get a diagnosis when i can not afford the testing?I’ve been to the”sliding scale fee” clinics(they say my husband makes too much money but fail to realise we pay bills with it).

    • ANSWER:
      Currently there is no cure for PKD, not with conventional medicine or (despite what you have been told) alternative medicine.

      Ultrasound (sonogram) is usually used to diagnose this especially when the cysts are active. Genetic testing confirms the diagnosis. CTs & MRIs can be used but are not ususally required. The extra imaging you have had may have been redundant and unneccessary. For now, get a hold of all your films, reports and labs — you will need them. The main concern at this time is to prevent or control pain, high blood pressure and UTIs and well as find help.

      You may want to contact the Kidney Foundation and see what they suggest. Call to get an 800 number and check their website. They may have programs for someone in your situation, programs that will give you immediate help.

      My hope is that you can avoid ESRD (end-stage renal disease), kidney failure and transplant.

      I’m not certain if you are eligible for Disability or Supplemental Security Income benefits through the Social Security Administration but it’s something to investigate. You would need the medical information I suggested you acquire and any written physician statements you can get concerning the probable diagnosis. If I am able to find additional help for you, a grant perhaps, I will contact you if I’m able.

      God bless you and your family. You’re in a very frustrating position but I’m sure there are others who will try to help. You’re not alone!

  48. QUESTION:
    I have a 1 yr old Shih Tzu that has been diagnosed with kidney disease and skin allergies. What diet?
    Maizie is a foster dog with New Beginnings ShihTzu Rescue and the three applicants that were lining up for her all dropped her when her diagnoses came down. I need to know what diet to pass on to anyone interested in adopting this little girl.

    My vet recommended a kibble loaded with corn. Because of the severe skin allergy she cannot tolerate the corn or wheat in diets I have been offered. She will not eat the canned KD either. The info about the proper diet for the kidney disease is confusing. Some people say protein doesn’t matter and others say it does. Low potassium is important, but not listed on the food containers, or the lists I am finding on the net. Can anyone help clarify all of this information for me?

    • ANSWER:
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      Ted replies: “Dear Satish: Often times a kidney failure is due to excess acidity in urine as the acidity digests the kidney causing kidney failure much like the stomach acid digesting your kidneys. My own experience with kidney failure is often when urinary pH is between 5.0 to 5.5 but often times it can be as low as 4.5.

      Therefore, taking 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda with 1 glass of water taken about twice a day should notice some relief in the kidney problems.

      It takes two weeks to notice some improvement. In case of my own aunt who had kidney failure pending a surgical removal it took her 3 days of taking about this same amount or a bit more like 1 teaspoon of baking soda twice a day plus 1/2 glass of water for 3 days before the doctors decided her kidney was completely normal.

      Kidney failure can have all kinds of causes, but the most common problem I do see is excess acidity of the urine.

      If you are a perfectionist, a urinary pH precisely at 7 or as high as 7.34 is a pH that is unlikely to be acid to begin with, so it at least will give a chance for the kidney to recover.

      An exception is that in case the kidney failure is of a diabetes complication, then it would appear treatment of avoiding strict no sugar diets to be very important to reduce that first along with the usual baking soda needed to raise urinary pH to at least 7.0, being neutral is the best figure I can imagine where there is practically speaking no acid that can destroy the kidneys.

      There are other causes of kidney failure, but the information you supply me is lacking in details. I am therefor giving you a general ones that had worked for me the best. Ted”

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  49. 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?

  50. QUESTION:
    What type of liver disease or kidney disease makes people smell from sweat?
    Just asking, cuz I know a person whos has liver illness, and smell from the liver damage.

    and how can you make the liver better, do u have to change your diet?
    she only 16, she had it since she was a lil kid, i dont think she was drinking.

    • ANSWER:
      stop boozing…

      .


Disease Of Kidney And Pancreas

If your family has a history of any kind of kidney problems, you may be at risk for kidney disease.

1.Diabetic Nephropathy
Diabetes is a disease that keeps the body from using glucose (sugar) as it should. If glucose stays in your blood instead of breaking down, it can act like a poison. Damage to the nephrons from unused glucose in the blood is called diabetic nephropathy. If you keep your blood glucose levels down, you can delay or prevent diabetic nephropathy.

2.High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure can damage the small blood vessels in your kidneys. The damaged vessels cannot filter wastes from your blood as they are supposed to.

Your doctor may prescribe blood pressure medication. Blood pressure medicines called angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) have been found to protect the kidneys even more than other medicines that lower blood pressure to similar levels. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), a part of the National Institutes of Health, recommends that people with diabetes or reduced kidney function should keep their blood pressure below 130/80 mm Hg.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What is the life expectancy of 22 year old with End Stage Renal/Kidney Disease?
    I’m 22 years old and have ESRD. I started dialysis in February 09 and currently go three times a week. I’m also a type 1 diabetic since 1997. After dialysis I tend to be sick a lot. I’m currently on the UNOS list for a kidny & pancreas transplant. I guess I just want to know how long a young person usually lasts with kidney disease as I want to live my life to the fullest like havig a family. If you have any input I would love to hear it. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      if ur following all of the guide lines, taking ur meds, not gaining more than 2 kilos between treatments, following ur diet, u should be able to live a fairly long life, not doing any of the above mentioned things will decrease the expectancy considerably as the consequences don’t show right away and when they do show up their life threatening and irreversible. Screw around enough with diet, weight, meds and you’ll end up bed ridden in a nursing home if ur lucky and dead if ur not lucky

  2. QUESTION:
    Can you become a living organ donor without a drivers license?
    I’m 16, and I haven’t had time to study for the driving test. Too much homework. Also, because of my age, if my parents consent can I donate my liver/intestine/lung/bone marrow? I can’t donate my kidney or pancreas since I have a risk for kidney disease.
    I’m in Canada, BC.
    I’m in Canada, BC.

    • ANSWER:
      I don’t know about Canada, but imagine it is probably the same. In the U.S., you must be 18 years old. Nobody can consent for you. It has to be YOUR decision. The organ donor question on your license is asking whether or not you would like to donate should you die. It has nothing to do with making a conscious decision while you are awake and well. Even if you would say yes to being a donor, your family would still have to give their approval for anyone to remove your organs once you die. This goes for anyone at any age, not just because you are a minor.

  3. QUESTION:
    Ciggie Packs To Have Graphic Pictures On The Pack – Why Not Do The Same For Alcohol?
    Hello.I welcome the idea,allbeit a bit late,to introduce graphic images onto cigarette packs to shock people into stop smoking. If it can be done for cigarettes packets,why can’t similar graphic images be used to show the effects of drinking alcohol?

    For example,there could be a photo of throat, tongue or mouth cancer, or a diseased liver and pancreas, or kidneys all shown as the “before” and “after” effects in photo form of alcohol abuses. There could even be a diseased brain showing damage. In fact, there are so many possibilities and permutations on this.

    My question is thus:- If the effects of alcohol were shown in photo form on EVERY type of alcoholic beverage currently available in the UK,and done in the same way and manner which is going to be used on cigarette packs,would it deter you from drinking alcohol?

    I wonder where YOU stand on this?

    Alan L.

    • ANSWER:
      I agree. Everyone knows what cigarettes can do to you, but I don’t think many people believe that alcohol can also kill you.

      My 23 year old cousin almost died from pancreatitis last year, he only had a 25 % chance of survival, he pulled though but if he starts to drink again he’ll kill himself. He is now one messed up young man.

      My friend’s partner died last month from sorosis of the liver from years of binge drinking, he was 35 years old.

      I don;t think the pictures will work on ciggies and they wouldn’t work if introduced for alcohol either.

  4. QUESTION:
    Why no reply to my quetion on What does kindneys do if you have too much sugar?
    Why no reply to my quetion on ”What does kindneys do if you have too much sugar or saluts or not enough ”’

    This should be a no brainer question. The closest I can find on this topic is this.
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    Your kidneys don’t brake down sugar has your pancreas makes insulin and your insulin brakes down the sugar .Too much sugar you get sick and you body is not making enough insulin and your diabetic .Too little sugar and you get sick and this mostly if you starve you self or you body is not processing the sugar. .If you making enough insulin you sould have no problem.

    Wel protein in the urine is sign of diabetic or kidney disease. And sugar in the urine is a sign of your body not making enough insulin . There should be no sugar or protin in the urine.

    Well salts in the urine is okay.Your body does will store any extra protein and sugar not being used.

    too much sodium will damage the kidneys very quickly.
    ==========================================================

    But it does not say that much or what happence when body goes bad and you have too little or too much or having problems procccesing it.

    I seen progrmas on TV where people are in ER with too much or too litle or having problems procccesing it.I seen a program where the person body is going bad and crave salts alot.

    This should be a no brainer question.

    • ANSWER:
      Too much sugar can result in the kidney getting larger and producing pathological changes in the kidney. It can also lead to the formation of kidney stones.

      However, not having enough sugar doesn’t really effect your kidneys.

      To find out more info look at the page below :)

  5. QUESTION:
    My husband may be in denial about his cancer?
    My husband is currently suffering from the early stages of liver and kidney disease. While undergoing routine imaging of his liver, the doctor noticed an abnormality on his pancreas as well. It turned out the abnormality was a tumor. This was three weeks ago.

    He handled the news relatively well at first, but now I’m convinced he’s losing his mind. He outright refuses to even consider any treatment options and seems entirely convinced that there is no cancer at all.

    He’s cooked up a crazy conspiracy theory that his cancer diagnosis was an elaborate hoax perpetrated by his ex-wife and her new husband. He’s convinced himself that the doctor who diagnosed him was, in fact, an actor and that the test results were entirely forged. I tried to reason with him, but he’s completely absorbed in his insane fantasy world. I don’t think he’s even slept in four days.

    How can I bring him back to reality?

    Please help. I’m beginning to lose control of the situation. Thanks and God bless.

    • ANSWER:
      Problem is you never had control over the situation. It’s just a guess but I wouldn’t be too surprised that your husband is an alcoholic. Liver failure, renal disease and now pancreatic tumors are all classic end line damage from drinking. (not the only way it happens but probably the most common) Add dilusional thinking which is also part of a chronic alcoholic. Pancreatic cancer is very painful and usually ends in death in less than 1 years time. It really doesn’t matter what he does at this point in time if it is pancreatic cancer so what does this dilusion do to hurt him? It will not change the outcome one bit.

      What could have changed the outcome would have been to have the same concern over his chronic drinking. Getting help for that would have changed everything in his future that has now come to be. We don’t see what we don’t want to admit… both for him and you. You cannot change other people until you look inside and change what needs to change in yourself. People can only react to what they see. If you supported the man so that he could successfully drink then what did you have the potential to control that could have been different???

      Now it is very late in the process to change much. Get his financial affairs in order. That is the only reality at this point he really needs to deal with.

      Addendum:
      I am not trying to blame her for her husband’s drinking. What I am trying to show is that there are few successful alcoholics without someone propping them up enabling their addiction. It is always a dance between the addict and the enabler. If the enabler begins to look at their own behavior then usually the addict cannot hide solely in his addiction. Her husband is responsible for his own actions however, the enabler teaches their children that all of this is ok and part of life to accept as normal. Mom put up with it so I guess this is what I should look for too in a mate. A trip to Alanon would be very beneficial for the whole family even if the addict does not get involved or wants to get better. At least the family chaos stops at his own two feet and not taught to the children this is a good way to live not to mention all the heartache to his wife over the years. Like I said, both need to get help… not just the addict. What happens now to her husband is in God’s hands. What happens to her and her family is in her hands. It’s just too bad that it takes this level of chaos to get people to think that maybe I need to learn some new tools to live a better life. Help would have been very beneficial earlier in the relationship and both would have benefited from it even if she was the only one to go to Alanon. At least the children would learn a better way to cope by her example. She cannot control his drinking or his disease but she has a lot of control over the collateral damage his disease brings to the rest of the family. This is why the enabler has a shared responsibility. I hope you get this.

  6. QUESTION:
    Do the Dead connect with the living for some reason? I feel him around me. I see him in my home.?
    My husbands step sisters boy killed himself September 11 this year. He would have been 22 on Sept.14th. We have not been around them since 1996 when his father past away from Kidney disease. He fell at this boys feet and died. When he was only 8 years old. The boy fought with his fathers death for many years. The boy became a Brittle Diabetic at 11 he was on shots and pills both, He had to be tested every hour. Then at 13 they found out his pancreas was not working was why his insulin would not regulate. Then at 16 he had to have open heart surgery he had to have a big patch put on his heart. Then at 18 he found out his kidneys were shutting down. His mother wanted him to go on the organ transplant list he refused. The boy was very smart. We have not been around him since 1996. And yet when I went to his funeral. I looked at him I could feel his spirit reaching out to me. I look at pictures of him and his eyes almost feel like they conect to mine. He committed suicide by taking his car to a place nobody but him knew about. And he mixed coxic chemicals in a big tub and put them in the back of his car left a suicide note that he was in so much pain and was tired of his life always his heart hurting, his kidneys shutting down. Not wanting the organ transplants and all and so he felt this was something he had to do. I feel it was much easier.He was seeing a phychiatrist so he was not allowed guns, If he quit taking his heart medicine and his mom found him from a heart attack they would keep him alive by machines and give him the heart transplant. If he quit taking his insulin and went into a Diabetic coma the would just pump him full of insulin and bring him back. And if he wrecked his car then they would put him on life support and he would or could end up in a wheelchair for life. This way it was over by the time he was found. And he left a suicide note so the police never even ordered a Autopsy. But when I am home alone I go into a room and I can feel him there. I see him in the dark. I feel his voice talking to me And yet I never even really knew him as a young man. I have not seen him at all since 2007 when my husbands grandmother past away. I just really feel so connected to this young man. It makes me feel good to know he is here. I am not scared in anyway. It is just a warm feeling that he chose me to come to. But yet there are so many questions when he has 2 sisters and his mom and other family.That all Loved and miss him so greatly. To basically choose me a stranger. Is it that he feels the comfort being around me that I truely understand in my mind why he felt that he had to take his life.I do not feel bad because he done it. I feel he is at peace finally and no longer in the anguising pain he was in. Both mentally and physically. But I feel his presents in my home where he had NEVER been.

    • ANSWER:
      Poor soul, he had too much to contend with. Maybe he saw you as a person of understanding. I believe you are wrong about one thing-he may very well be near his sisters & mom,too. At any rate, this won’t last long. He is just having a lingering good bye and will soon be off to far greater things.

  7. QUESTION:
    Cancer Colon or Pancreas?
    My father has been operated for cancer and surgeon has removed part of his large intestine and pancreas, kidney and spleen completely. Now biopsy report is awaited. Doctor says it is safe now and necessary next level therapy will start after three weeks. I want to provide him best of alternative therapy along with chemo and radio. Pls guide me. I live in Indore and wish to take second opinion either in Delhi or Mumbai. Pls suggest which one is better and also names of oncologist to assist me. I am not aware whether it is 4th level colon or pancreas cancer. Kindly help me in understanding in his disease and the best way forward.

    • ANSWER:

  8. QUESTION:
    I’m looking for any advice on Crohn’s disease & Pentasa?
    I’m hoping there is someone out there that could help me, I’ve been sick since May, Dr finally diagnosed me with Crohn’s says hes 80% sure.

    Symptoms
    Upper Abdomen
    Pain worsens with activity or bending
    Fatigue
    Bloating
    Gas
    Painful cramps
    Pressure
    Some mucus in stool
    Sometimes tenderness
    Sharp pain above navel moves to under rib cage mostly on left side toward middle
    Scraping feeling in abdomen
    Bowel movements very

    No Symptoms while sleeping
    No Jaundice
    No Blood in stool
    No Dark Urine
    No Loss of appetite
    No weight change
    No vomiting
    No sexual problems
    No heart Palpitations
    No relief after eating
    No relief by bowel movement
    No relief by passing gas

    After taking Pentasa for a few days the pain started to go away. Then I developed joint pain from the Pentasa to the point I could hardly walk this has lasted a month along with the headaches now that joint pain and headaches are no longer a issue I have nausea most of the time. Tired all the time. Still have some pain in gut, not as bad as before Pentasa.
    I have searched forums haven’t had any luck.
    So my Questions are,
    How long Does the nausea last?
    Why haven’t I lost weight do to the Crohn’s?
    Do I really have Crohn’s or could I been looking at something else?

    HISTORY

    TEST
    6-24-2008 C-scan abdomen
    7-7- 2008 Ultrasound Gallbladder, pancreas, kidneys
    8-1- 2008 Upper EUS endoscope
    8-11-2008 MRI MRCP protocol
    9-12-2008 HIDA scan
    9-17-2008 Colonoscopy (Biopsy)

    Surgeries
    3-2000 Cervical Cancer Surgery
    3-2004 Hysterectomy minus ovaries and clamps

    Medacations
    10-2008 Pentasa 500 mg 8x day Crohn’s disease
    9-2005 Lexapro 10mg 1x day Depression
    7-2008 Aciphex 20mg 1x day When needed/ heartburn
    1-2008 Diphenhydramine 1-2 x day left arm itch syndrome
    Vitamins
    Oscal 500+D 1x day
    Citrucel 1x day
    Centrum A-Z 1x day

    Snow love thank you so much for your input.
    I live in the US.
    I did have the Barium x-ray its called MRI MRCP protocol its more advanced.
    I also forgot to mention at times I still have the bloating, very uncomfortable.

    • ANSWER:
      Pentasa never did anything for me when I took it but made me depressed from taking those 16 pills a day, in addition to my other pills. Like the previous person said, I seem to recall that Pentasa isn’t highly used to treat Crohn’s any longer.

      Ask your doctor about Endicort. Yes, it is a steroid but FAR less damaging than prednisone.

      Also, visit www.ccfa.org for some great info. They have some great support groups for people with Crohns. I used to lead one before I got married. I only quit because life was too busy then. I found out recently, life gets alot busier when you have a baby.

      If you ever have any questions, click on my pic and send me an email.

  9. QUESTION:
    Do You Know?
    All products containing tobacco, like cigarettes and snuff lead to disease and death by causing:

    > cancer of mouth, throat, lungs, larynx, food pipe, urinary bladder, kidney, pancreas and cervix;

    > accelerating heart disease and hypertension;

    > chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd);

    > reproductive problems like impotence in men, sterility in women;

    Smokers have

    > 20-25times higher risk of developing cancer

    > 2-3 times higher risk of heart attack

    > 3 times higher risk of sudden death

    Passive smoking is deadlier than u think

    Children who inhale tobacco smoke, run risk of having bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, and reduced rate of lung growth.

    So, Friends, LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL. DON’T LET IT GO UP IN SMOKE pls!!
    I know that what is listed out here is common knowledge. It is not my intension to preach. I just would be happy if this rings a bell somewhere and some one finds it helpful….

    • ANSWER:
      i know!! i dont see WHY people smoke. it smells on top of all that u just said!! i wish they would just STOP selling that stuff.. i think it is good that ur informing/preaching people about it. u should post it more and more.. so people see this. i cant believe how horrible our world is getting.. and alot of people dont even CARE!! there like what the heck is an ozone? why is there a hole in it? gosh,, people need to learn. i respect you.

  10. QUESTION:
    Husband is an alcoholic and has inflamed kidneys, liver and pancreas..?
    He is in hospital again now for about the 8th time going through a detox. He has alcoholic seizures when trying to stop drinking. If you want to read some of my old posts, feel free…

    Basically I have now split up with him – could not stand it anymore. But I still care about him and hate to see him like this. He went into hospital last Thursday after he called an ambulance. He had been sick for the past 2 days and brough up ALOT of blood – I know I had to go and clean it all up. It suprised me, he has been really sick in the past, but I had never seen anything like that…it had tiny clots in it also.

    Anyway, the doctors have said to him that his kidneys are inflamed, his liver is and his pancreas is. He thinks that he is coming out of hospital today – well is hoping. What do you think the chances of that are? He can be a pain in the ar5e and he just wants to be at home. But there is no one to look after him at home anymore as I am not there for him. I just worry that he will go home and he will just do what he did before, which was just literally sitting there being depressed and start drinking again. Oh he also has slight jaundice as well.. as I said this is about the 8th time being in hospital now……always gone in with seizures when he tried to stop drinking, he has alcoholic liver disease. He has had jaundice a few times now. He won’t get the professional help he needs, he thinks he knows best all the time. this is another reason for me leaving – that and all the verbal, physical and mental abuse I have had to put up with over the years..

    Any help or advice would be appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      I know it sounds a bit harsh, but your in a situation that you cannot win. I had the same thing with a member of my family. she got aggressive every time I tried to make her see sense. Shes dead now. and to be honest no one could have done anything to stop it. Alcoholism is like a slow suicide. bloody painfull to watch. My advice is to just be there and do what you can, (if that’s what you want to do) but be carefull, don’t let it wreck your life. don’t be pulled down by it. Its not your fault that hes an alcoholic. Knowing what I know now, I would have walked away from the situation from the beginning.

  11. QUESTION:
    Gallbladder Disease or Stones?
    Here’s the quick version of my story! :)

    For the past 14 months I have had 5 “attacks.” I call these attacks, because I am not in pain on a regular basis. I have gotten woke up out of the blue, in the middle of the night (only once did it happen during the day) with SEVERE pain in my stomach/front. It’s it a peircing pain, that seems to start up high, and just flood my complete front – side to side, top to bottom. Nothing makes the pain go away. It always goes away in about an hour. Most times I end up sick in the bathroom with diarrehea/vomiting/sweaty/hot. The next day I feel like someone beat me up in the stomach and bruised me up. Also I feel like I can’t hold in my stomach!
    After attack #2, I went to our local Urgent Care the next day, they said they thought it was the onset of diverticulitis and saw the constipation in a xray. After attack 3 or 4 I realized I was most always menustrating at the times of these attacks. So, off to my gyno I go to see if it’s related.
    It’s not – but they did find an ovarian cyst we’ll be taking care of – surprise! So my gyno sent me to get an Ultrasound of my Gallbladder, Liver, Pancreas, and right Kidney. I got that today, and will have my results in a few days. When the Ultrasound tech pushed right where my ribcage connects, kind of pushing up and underneath, from the middle towards my right, it hurt! She asked me if there was pain in that spot, and seemed to spend some time there in a small area.

    When she checked under my right side ribcage, no pain – or my right side towards my hip – no pain. But that spot right where my ribcage connects, felt like someone was pushing on a giant bruise! It’s kind of sore now after getting pushed on so hard. I don’t have pain there on a regular basis, only when she was doing that ultrasound.

    Could this be the sign of a bad gallbladder or stones? Is this where the gallbladder is located? Tell me your story. Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      see a doctor since it sounds like more than just stones.

  12. QUESTION:
    metastatic disease is this very bad?
    abdomen multiple seen within the liver with peripheral enhancement.seen inright and left lobe.larges measures4.5×2.7 cm.there calcified granulomas seen in liver and spleen.nosplenic are seen.mass seen in the tail of the pancreas measures5.1×2.9.kidneys normal.bowel normal.chest normal.

    • ANSWER:
      Since you do not mention what kind of cancer you are referring to no one can answer you specifically, but usually it is bad and usually incurable.

  13. QUESTION:
    Driver Education quiz Help on (I DRIVE SAFELY) please.?
    1. __________ is critical to safe driving.
    Vision
    Proper seat position
    Hearing
    Proper hand position

    2. ________________ affect the amount and rate the alcohol reaches the bloodstream.
    The size of the drink, your age, and body weight
    Drinking rate, body weight, and the size of the drink
    Time of day, type of alcohol, and body weight
    Drinking rate, the temperature outside, and body weight

    3. True or False: Driving a motor vehicle after taking substances which alter the central nervous system can have side effects which include impaired attention, reaction time, and vision.
    True
    False

    4. The faster alcohol is consumed, the faster it reaches the __________.
    Bloodstream
    Stomach
    Brain
    Liver

    5. Your field of vision is greatly reduced by________________________.
    Alcohol and speed
    Pedestrians
    Passing other cars
    Intersections

    6. Alcohol can increase __________.
    Reaction time
    Fatigue
    Headlights
    Speed

    7. Cirrhosis is a disease that affects which of the listed organs?
    Liver
    Kidney
    Pancreas
    Stomach

    8. Visual acuity is reduced more than ______________ at nighttime.
    Two percent
    One-half
    Twenty-five percent
    One-tenth

    9. The more alcohol-concentrated a beverage is, the __________.
    Faster it will be absorbed
    Slower it will be absorbed
    Better it will taste
    More likely it will cause a hangover

    10. True or False: Most drugs are eliminated by the kidneys in urine although some are excreted in saliva, sweat, or exhalation.
    True
    False

    • ANSWER:
      Drinking rate, body weight, and the size of the drink

      +

  14. QUESTION:
    12 patients of zodiac, being ill in Astrology? ?
    Astrology has also it’s own opinion about medicine science and some signs have more certain diseases and problems with health. But is this true in your case?

    Aries – Accidents, injuries to head, mouth and tooth diseases, ocular diseases, headaches and insomnia.
    Taurus – Angina and tonsillitis, kidney problems, health issues caused by over weight. Rarely sick.
    Gemini – Insomnia and problems to relax. Migraine, decent, asthma, skin problems, backache. Infections in hands, fingers and neck. Addicts easily.
    Cancer – Stomach pains and stomach ulcer. Anemia, stress, exhaustion and other psychosomatic problems. Burn outs and mental problems. Kidney problems and headache. Addicts easily.
    Leo – Depression, weak bloodstream, heart condition, backache and neck pains, stomach dysfunction.
    Virgo – Insomnia, neurogenic stomach and bowel pains. Haunch and hand pains, gout, arthralgia. Rarely sick.
    Libra – Over weight, kidney and urine diseases. Flus.
    Scorpio – Liver and artery diseases, genital diseases, varicose veins, sports injuries, nose bleedings, flus. Alcohol diseases.
    Sagittarius – Broken bones and sport injuries. Migraine, eczema. Liver and pancreas problems.
    Capricorn – Burn outs and stress. Mental problems. Headaches, eczema, migraine, allergies. Tooth problems. Cancer.
    Aquarius – Weak bloodstream. Heart, pineal gland, nervous system problems. Mental breakdowns. Weak skeleton.
    Pisces – Liver, lung and other visceral diseases. Allergies, eczema, rheumatism and weak metabolism. Alcohol problems. Flus.

    Have you ever diseased you signs typical diseases? Do you think this list makes sense at all?

    This list i guess is by sun sign, is there any else planet that might rule sickness?

    • ANSWER:
      Considering I am only 20 years old, I probably won’t be able to answer this fully. IN 20 years I might have a different answer.

      I have a lot of problems with head aches, mental breakdowns, bi polar ( which isn’t listed ), and stomach aches.

      So I guess that is a mixture of Leo and Aquarius, which is my moon and rising sun respectively. My sun is in Sagittarius which I have never had problems with any of that stuff. My sister is a Sag and she broke a bone.

  15. QUESTION:
    To the WWE Universe, what do you think of this sad article?
    Source: WWE.com

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Sgt. Slaughter is best known to the WWE Universe as the order-barking drill sergeant that participated in countless classic matches. But sadly, this weekend the WWE Hall of Famer attended the funeral of a true American hero: his nephew, Army Ranger Cpl. Benjamin Stephen Kopp.

    An emotional Sgt. Slaughter recalled his nephew by saying, “Ben always loved the military. As a little boy, he loved G.I. Joe and WWE. I was Ben’s hero.”

    Just outside Washington, D.C. at Arlington National Cemetery, Sgt. Slaughter joined a crowd assembled to mourn the loss of Cpl. Kopp, a gathering that included United States Defense Secretary Robert Gates. The 21-year-old serviceman, beloved by all who came in contact with him, was participating in his first tour of Afghanistan after two successful excursions in Iraq.

    On July 10, Kopp and his unit attacked a Taliban safe haven as part of the United States’ continued actions against the fundamentalist organization. For several hours, the servicemen were assailed from multiple directions, and in the process killed more than 10 enemy combatants.

    During the operation however, Kopp was seriously wounded, necessitating that he be transported to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany and then to Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Sadly, despite the best efforts of the medical team, Kopp died as a result of his wounds on July 18.

    “When Ben succeeded in becoming an Army Ranger everything he did became classified. He was one of the elite. We didn’t know where he was or what he was doing. I was worried but I knew he was doing what he wanted to do, what he loved to do; serve his country,” said Slaughter.

    While Cpl. Kopp’s sacrifice in the service of his country would be reason enough to declare him a hero, this young serviceman continued to have an impact even after his death. In accordance with Kopp’s wishes to be an organ donor, the heart of this hero was transferred into the body of a family friend, who was suffering from a rare congenital heart disease. In death, the noble warrior not only saved the life of the heart recipient, but also gave his kidney, pancreas and liver so that others might benefit.

    “It’s a blessing to know my nephew not only gave his life for his country but gave his organs to save more lives. Now, Ben is my hero,” said the WWE Hall of Famer.

    Though the loss of any serviceman is an occasion for mourning, there is a bright light that comes with Cpl. Kopp’s sacrifice. Even after giving of himself in the name of his country, Kopp continued to save and change lives even after his death, an act that should make not only his uncle, Sgt. Slaughter, but all of America proud.

    The story inspired me to support the American troops and become a bigger fan of Sgt. Slaughter. When I saw the article, I was moved so much that my eyes filled with tears. What do you think?

    • ANSWER:
      It is a sad article, kinda rough for Sgt. Slaughter, but if he was in the ring announcing that, you know damn well the crude and disprespectful audience would BOOOO as long as he was talking! I know how rude and crude they can be!

  16. QUESTION:
    Having bad chest pains under ribs, shoulder, neck,stiffness plus for years have had right abdominal pain?
    i have the hla b27 gene (AS), sleep apnea, migraines, anemia, cervical disc disease, ear, nose, and throat problems, allergies, pain everywhere, bipolar mixed. i have to research all this on my own because around here nobody cares. anyway I’ve had this right side abdominal pain which i had to have exploratory surgery, removed a piece of tube can’t remember what it’s called and took out my appendix since they were there. then still had abdominal pain which it gave out my back for a month so i had a partial hysterectomy. Well still have that pain and doctors say i’m okay. well what could it possibly be? With this autoimmune disorder it could be the lymph glands (i get a like a lump where it hurts sometimes) and or liver, kidney, pancreas, or adrenal glands, tumors, cancer, cause everything i have can make any thing happen, heart attack, stroke. i’m tired already of researching, have post traumatic stress disorder. Please help, i know it’s a doozy.

    • ANSWER:
      how long ago di you have your hysterectomy, it does take about 3 months to get over it, it is a major operation. even if it was partial.
      do not bend lift or carry anything heavy , you may of strained something inside of you. go back and see gp about it, you may of ruptured it . i hope not for your sake, will keep fingers xx for you.

  17. QUESTION:
    Could this be Hypoglycemia?
    hello , i have visited the doctor multiple times for my condition. I am being diagnosed with anxiety after all the tests i have had done; which include; Echo cardiogram, EKG, full body CT scan, thyroid, liver, kidney and pancreas function test, urinalysis.Gastrointerologist visits, Tested for celiac disease. stool sample was given also. Everything is pretty much normal, except i have Wolff parkinson white syndrome, and mild Mitral Valve prolapse. This problem has been ongoing for about 8 months, the very first day i started having symptoms i felt a bit dizzy,nausea,had loose stool with mucus appearance,mild chest pain, felt a bit depressed, insomnia, short of breathe. After that first day i no longer felt nausea but the other symptoms still occur. along with these other problems i have.
    Heart Palpitations upon waking up a few hours after falling asleep
    Tremors upon waking up
    Shortness of breathe after eating large meals or sugary foods
    Extreme insomnia
    Cloudy urine quite often and sometimes with mucus
    Loose stools, often undigested looking
    Stomach Noise all the time (every day)
    I believe i may have Tinnitus (ringing and clicking sounds in my ear)
    My tongue is white, which my dentist says its “Geographic Tongue”
    I often feel like i have a strong pulse in the middle to lower of my back, and the back of my head
    I have a fungus under my right toenail that will not clear up with medical cream after 9 months
    Some days i urinate like 15-20 times
    Used to feel Depersonalized until my Psychiatrist put me on Zoloft
    I dont feel depressed like i used to , i used to feel sad, but now im just not happy very often.

    I just got out of the army, in June this year, which i had just spent a year in Iraq and got back in March.
    When i first got back i felt a little weird…. i didn’t feel quite right, I started having my physical symptoms and stuff when i got home to my family in April. I havent felt right since then. Im currently going to the VA clinic. And they probably see me as a Hypochondriac because i make so many appointments, and they just keep telling me i have anxiety. My mother has Hypoglycemia so i decided to research it and it seems to really fit the bill for my symptoms but im not sure. But my doc says that my blood sugar is fine, its been within 88-92 fasting for 12 hours at least. I pretty much feel bad all the time, i tried celexa for a month and i didn’t sleep the whole time, now im on Zoloft for 2 weeks now and taking sertraline(sleeping pill) cause it does the same. Im a 23 year old male and i have been exercising often and trying to eat healthy which doesn’t seem to help my mood very much . Any help/advice would be appreciated.
    sorry i mean the Sleeping pill i take is QUetiapine not sertraline

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, the very first thing I want to say is thank you for your service to our country.

      As you probably already know Wolf parkinson white syndrome can cause the palpitations, dizziness and fainting. In the list of tests done I do not see one that was done for hypoglycemia. This is called a glucose tolerance test. With this a person has a blood draw and then drinks a very sugary drink and then has blood draws over the next several hours. The test shows how your pancreas reacts to an overload of sugar.

      However in all honesty the symptoms that you have described do not sound like hypoglycemia to me. It does sound like a combination of your Wolff parkinson white syndrome and anxiety and or depression causing many of your symptoms. You have only been on Zoloft for 2 weeks and it can take up to 6 weeks or more before the full effects begin to kick in. Give it some more time and in the mean time see if you can set up an appointment with a mental health professional. Good luck to you and please let us know how you are doing.

      Ron

  18. QUESTION:
    smoking….interesting…?
    WHAT HAPPENS TO MY BODY WHEN I SMOKE?

    When you smoke, you can become addicted to, or not able to function without nicotine. By definition: nicotine is a colorless, poisonous alkaloid, derived from the tobacco plant and used as an insecticide. It is the substance in tobacco in which smokers can become addicted. Nicotine is as habit-forming as the drugs heroin and cocaine. Over time, you may have problems with your teeth and gums; staining on your teeth, fingers, and fingernails; bad breath; and wrinkling skin. There are also other, more serious health problems caused by smoking, such as:

    · Lung cancer and other lung diseases, such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis

    · Other kinds of cancer, such as cancer of the throat, mouth, esophagus (food pipe), pancreas, kidney, bladder, and cervix (opening to the uterus or womb)

    · Atherosclerosis – clogged and narrowed arteries

    · Heart disease

    · Heart attack

    · Stroke

    · Early menopause – the stopping of menstrual periods

    · Osteoporosis – the thinning and weakening of bones

    · Infertility – problems getting pregnant

    · Problems during pregnancy like miscarriage, early or premature birth, having an infant born with low birth weight, stillbirth, and even infant death

    SMOKING is a habit. Is it good or bad, allowed (halaal) or prohibited (haraam)? Let us see the ruling of Allah Almighty and what medicine said about it, this “evil weed, cancer stick, coffin nails.”

    “Spend your wealth for the way of Allah, and do not throw yourselves with your own hands into destruction. and do good; indeed Allah loves the doers of good ” surah 2 verse#195

    by

    Hamadi Al-Aslani

    THATS ISLAM….the perfect religion.
    @harry : dont take it as a joke..u could have a heart attack….would u think about menopause when u are in the hospital discovering and crying if had u cancer?? dont take life a joke…look at ppl arround u, at the ppl who u love, so dont waste ur life for menopause…..
    just be careful and stop smoking girl.
    ALLAH(swt) knows best.
    @jake: i respect u a looot.
    @wondertwit: ur welcome..thank u for ur politeness.
    @the cat: i doubt that sick ppl with desease bcz of smoking say the same word: cool….i think they are thinking of ‘regret’ more.

    ALLAH(swt) knows best.
    @RK: very interesting..thanks a lot for ur note…im sorry for ur father.
    i ask ALLAH(swt) to protect us all from smoking and these desease.
    again thank u a lot for ur answer.

    • ANSWER:
      mashAllah, great advice sis! smoking is harmful for the body so it’s good that we advice the people to quit.

  19. QUESTION:
    I get nausea if I eat past 6pm it seems. What could be the cause?
    Okay so I’m not pregnant. That’s a fact. We can rule this out right now.
    I have been diagnosed with acid reflux disease. I have family history of ulcers, problems with the pancreas, liver, kidneys. Liver because my grandpa drank quite a bit and my dad because he had hepatitis when he was a young teen I think. Kidneys, I believe my grandma just had kidney stones, and my dad, they just recently found some “sand” in his kidneys (sorry I’m translating this from Russian to English so please excuse me for incorrect terminology if there is any). I’m 18, and in the past about 7 days I’ve been taking prilosec because I think it may have been something like an ulcer opening in my stomach..that was my best guess..
    I’m going to go to a doctor, don’t worry about that, I just wanted to see if anyone has had something similar or if anyone has any suggestions as to what it could be?
    any ideas are appreciated.
    much thanks!
    by the way, I’m pretty good about the food I eat. Since this has started I’ve tried to minimize the fatness of the foods that I eat but it didn’t work. Although I’m still sticking to lower fat foods, I’m not doing a totally low fat diet any more.. I do eat salads and healthy foods. Lately I’ve been trying to stick to light soups like chicken noodle soup and stuff like that. Nothing with too much fat in it.

    • ANSWER:
      Does the Prilosec help?

      Acid reflux is often associated with nausea, and one of the things they tell you is not to eat late at night. Acid reflux, or GERD, is often linked with ulcers too.

      Your initial guess is mine as well.

  20. QUESTION:
    Tell me is it possible for a “non smoker” to develop?
    1 arteries problem (yes/no)
    2 heart attacks(yes/no)

    3 renal failure(yes/no)

    4 strokes(yes/no)

    5 peripheral vascular disease (yes/no)

    6 impotency. (yes/no)

    7 lung cancer (yes/no)

    8 cancer of the oral cavity, (yes/no)

    9 pharynx, (yes/no)

    10 larynx,(yes/no)

    11 esophagus, (yes/no)

    12 bladder,(yes/no)

    13 stomach, (yes/no)

    14 cervix, (yes/no)

    15 kidney and
    pancreas, (yes/no)

    16 acute myeloid leukemia(yes/no)

    If the answer is yes, then why people relate it too much with smoking??
    Just curious to know

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, smoking increases your chances of getting those, that’s all.

  21. QUESTION:
    doctors only , is it possible for a “non smoker” to develop?
    1 arteries problem (yes/no)
    2 heart attacks(yes/no)

    3 renal failure(yes/no)

    4 strokes(yes/no)

    5 peripheral vascular disease (yes/no)

    6 impotency. (yes/no)

    7 lung cancer (yes/no)

    8 cancer of the oral cavity, (yes/no)

    9 pharynx, (yes/no)

    10 larynx,(yes/no)

    11 esophagus, (yes/no)

    12 bladder,(yes/no)

    13 stomach, (yes/no)

    14 cervix, (yes/no)

    15 kidney and
    pancreas, (yes/no)

    16 acute myeloid leukemia(yes/no)

    If the answer is yes, then why people relate it too much with smoking??
    Just curious to know

    • ANSWER:
      The answer to all of your questions is “Yes”. The problem with smoking is that it INCREASES your risk of developing these cancers. Cancers can occur when your cells form in an incorrect pattern and uncontrolled growth rate. Cigarette smoke causes cellular damage and causes a cell to have to replace itself. Each time a cell replaces itself, there is more of a chance of it forming incorrectly, and more of a chance of the body not identifying it to kill it. This is why smoking leads to a higher incidence of cancers.

      As far as impotency, strokes, heart attacks, and PVD-smoking also affects the blood vessels because nicotene is a vasoconstrictor. The long term effects of continuous vasocontriction is hypertension, which manifests as stroke, heart attack, PVD, and renal failure.

  22. QUESTION:
    Doctors only , is it possible for a “non smoker” to develop?
    1 arteries problem (yes/no)
    2 heart attacks(yes/no)

    3 renal failure(yes/no)

    4 strokes(yes/no)

    5 peripheral vascular disease (yes/no)

    6 impotency. (yes/no)

    7 lung cancer (yes/no)

    8 cancer of the oral cavity, (yes/no)

    9 pharynx, (yes/no)

    10 larynx,(yes/no)

    11 esophagus, (yes/no)

    12 bladder,(yes/no)

    13 stomach, (yes/no)

    14 cervix, (yes/no)

    15 kidney and
    pancreas, (yes/no)

    16 acute myeloid leukemia(yes/no)

    If the answer is yes, then why people relate it too much with smoking??
    Just curious to know

    • ANSWER:
      I am not a doctor but I would still love to give my opinion to your question. Yes to all of the above question. Because people who smoke are more apt to become ill. Insurance companies end up paying the medical bills or the state ends up paying the medical bills. By relating it to smoking and trying to get the patience to quit it will save the insurance companies and the tax payers money. I honestly believe that everyone have a gene in there body for cancer and what it does is lay dormant. If the gene decides that it wants to become active that is when your body develops cancer. Now the reason I believe this is I do know several people who do not smoke and have never smoked in there life but have developed cancer and have died from it. Thank you for allowing me to express my opinion.

  23. QUESTION:
    DOCTORS Tell me is it possible for a “non smoker” to develop?
    1 arteries problem (yes/no)
    2 heart attacks(yes/no)

    3 renal failure(yes/no)

    4 strokes(yes/no)

    5 peripheral vascular disease (yes/no)

    6 impotency. (yes/no)

    7 lung cancer (yes/no)

    8 cancer of the oral cavity, (yes/no)

    9 pharynx, (yes/no)

    10 larynx,(yes/no)

    11 esophagus, (yes/no)

    12 bladder,(yes/no)

    13 stomach, (yes/no)

    14 cervix, (yes/no)

    15 kidney and
    pancreas, (yes/no)

    16 acute myeloid leukemia(yes/no)

    If the answer is yes, then why people relate it too much with smoking??
    Just curious to know

    • ANSWER:
      Yes non smokers can get them.

      However, smokers are much more likely to get them. For example, 10% of smokers get lung cancer, less than 1% of nonsmokers. Of all lung cancer patients, 80% are smokers, 20% are non smokers.

  24. QUESTION:
    Oncologists/doctors ,?
    Oncologists/doctors , is it possible for a “non smoker” to develop?
    1 arteries problem (yes/no)
    2 heart attacks(yes/no)

    3 renal failure(yes/no)

    4 strokes(yes/no)

    5 peripheral vascular disease (yes/no)

    6 impotency. (yes/no)

    7 lung cancer (yes/no)

    8 cancer of the oral cavity, (yes/no)

    9 pharynx, (yes/no)

    10 larynx,(yes/no)

    11 esophagus, (yes/no)

    12 bladder,(yes/no)

    13 stomach, (yes/no)

    14 cervix, (yes/no)

    15 kidney and
    pancreas, (yes/no)

    16 acute myeloid leukemia(yes/no)

    If the answer is yes, then why people relate it too much with smoking??
    Just curious to know

    • ANSWER:

  25. QUESTION:
    are there any Oncologists/doctors?
    Oncologists/doctors , is it possible for a “non smoker” to develop?
    1 arteries problem (yes/no)
    2 heart attacks(yes/no)

    3 renal failure(yes/no)

    4 strokes(yes/no)

    5 peripheral vascular disease (yes/no)

    6 impotency. (yes/no)

    7 lung cancer (yes/no)

    8 cancer of the oral cavity, (yes/no)

    9 pharynx, (yes/no)

    10 larynx,(yes/no)

    11 esophagus, (yes/no)

    12 bladder,(yes/no)

    13 stomach, (yes/no)

    14 cervix, (yes/no)

    15 kidney and
    pancreas, (yes/no)

    16 acute myeloid leukemia(yes/no)

    If the answer is yes, then why people relate it too much with smoking??
    Just curious to know

    • ANSWER:
      It is possible to get all of those as a non-smoker. Many of those have an increased risk if you are a smoker. There are certain types of lung cancer (small cell carcinoma) that is very rare if you are a non-smoker, but you can still get lung cancer if you are a non-smoker, just not as likely. There is no instance in which smoking is good for you.

  26. QUESTION:
    petechiae?
    i’ve had petechiae on my legs/feet for about 6 years now.. a couple years ago, i showed them to my doctor, and she said she wasnt worried about them.. but i’ve been reading things online, and getting scared. my blood doesnt have a problem clotting when i get a cut.. and i’ve recently gotten my blood tested and my white blood cells are perfectly fine, as are my spleen/liver/kidneys/pancreas. i’ve been reading TONS of websites about petechiae, but i dont have any blood-disease-related symptoms AT ALL. what else could this be???

    • ANSWER:
      I wish I could help but I have been getting these also… they sure are worriesom and I have yet to show them to the doctor…

      God Bless

  27. QUESTION:
    What do U think advocates call Americans lazy fat how many illegals did this GI’s heart saves family friend?
    WASHINGTON — Cpl. Benjamin Kopp gave his life. And then he saved one.

    An Army Ranger who had been on his third tour of duty, Kopp was buried Friday at Arlington National Cemetery. Sadly, it’s a familiar story: a young man dead before his time, shot by enemies on the other side of the world.

    But this time, there was a renewed life too. Kopp wanted to be an organ donor.

    And after he died, his heart was transplanted into a family member’s friend who had a rare form of congenital heart disease.

    “How can you have a better heart?” said a grateful Judy Meikle, 57, of Winnetka, Ill., who is still recovering from the surgery. “I have the heart of a 21-year-old Army Ranger war hero beating in me.”

    Kopp’s mother, Jill

    Stephenson, of Rosemount, Minn., said that in addition to her son’s heart, doctors removed his kidneys, pancreas and liver for transplant.
    Kopp had served two tours of duty in Iraq when he left this spring for Afghanistan. On July 10, his unit attacked a Taliban haven in Helmand province, according to the 75th Ranger Regiment. The fight lasted several hours, resulting in the deaths of more than 10 Taliban fighters, but Kopp was shot in the leg.

    He was eventually transferred to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington.

    “Initially, it was really comforting to have him be there” on U.S. soil, Stephenson said. “And then it was tough to see him in that condition. . . . He looked like a big, strong guy. But he was full of tubes and cords and wires.”

    On July 18, Stephenson posted an online journal entry telling family and friends about Kopp’s passing and said they would donate his organs.

    Maria Burud, Stephenson’s first cousin in Chicago, had been following Kopp’s condition on the website. What occurred next was happenstance.

    Burud and Meikle are friends who had worked together in the 1980s. Burud knew that Meikle needed a heart transplant, and Stephenson happened to see her cousin’s message in time.

    Meikle knew it might not work out, that Kopp’s heart might not be a match.

    “It’s a million-to-one shot,” she said.

    It had taken her seven months to get on the eligibility list because she needed to build up a tolerance for heparin, a drug used to prevent blood clots during heart surgery.

    But she got a call later that day from Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

    In the early hours of July 20 — two days after Kopp died — Meikle had her transplant surgery at Northwestern.

    “Ben and Jill were so courageous that something good came out of something that was the worst thing that could happen to someone,” Meikle said.

    “I’m just the luckiest woman alive.”

    • ANSWER:
      It’s beyond me how so many can defend, or be complacent about an illegal population who’s allegiance can be questioned so easily. Our soldiers that are serving our country at this moment are renewing my faith in the younger generation. At the very least we need to remove the illegal population so that when our young people come home they can have a job to continue their lives, and not be left wondering if their service was in vein.
      We cannot dishonor their sacrifice.

  28. QUESTION:
    Dog died unknown reasons… Any feedback?
    Hello everyone. heres my question. (Max…age 13) I brought my dog outside on am. fed him, gave him fresh water for the day. I came home 6 hours later and found him lying on the floor. He was wide awake, breathing and looking at me. however he couldn’t stand up. I tried to give him a slice of turkey meat, but he couldnt open his mouth to eat. I instantly brought him to the Vet Hospital. They took xrays, blood work, ultra sound and found his temp. to be 104.5 (normal for dogs is 101-102.5). The kept him over night. the next am. i brought him to my vet, due to a lie i found the vet at the hospital told me (not related to dogs sickness). My vet also did blood tests etc and found only that there was inflamation, fever started to go down to 103, dog still couldnt stand up, no obvious pain, eyes open, could try getting up on front of body only, only hydration/food thru intervenous. i visited him throught this ordeal and he looked at me reacted reg. by petting etc. that night, 9-11-08 he passed in the vet clinic. We did an autopsy which came back last night. All that was found was abnormalities in the liver and kidney brought on by CUSHINGS DISEASE (diagnosed 2006), but not failure to any of these organs. Heart, pancreas, spine, head, brain, anal gland, urine tract and bladder all normal. Cause of death: UNKNOWN. Anyone have and ideas? I know things happen etc, but he wasn’t that old, was well cared for. todays is his burial at the pet cemetery. Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      I am sorry for your loss.

      I stood by your bed last night, I came to have a peep.
      I could see that you were crying, you found it hard to sleep.
      I whined to you softly as you brushed away a tear,
      “It’s me, I haven’t left you, I’m well, I’m fine, I’m here.”
      I was close to you at breakfast, I watched you pour the tea
      You were thinking of the many times your hands reached down to me.
      I was with you at my grave today, you tend it with such care.
      I want to re-assure you, that I’m not lying there.
      I walked with you towards the house as you fumbled for your key.
      I gently put my paw on you, I smiled and said, “It’s me.”
      You looked so very tired, and sank into a chair
      I tried so hard to let you know that I was standing there.
      It’s possible for me to be so near you every day
      To say to you with certainty, “I never went away.”
      You sat there very quietly, then smiled; I think you knew…
      In the stillness of that evening, I was very close to you.
      The day is over… I smile and watch you yawning
      And say “good-night, God bless, I’ll see you in the morning.”
      And when the time is right for you to cross the brief divide,
      I’ll rush across to greet you and we’ll stand, side by side.
      I have so many things to show you, there is so much for you to see.
      Be patient, live your journey out… then come home to be with me.
      ~Author Unknown~

  29. QUESTION:
    Heartburn, Stomache pain on Right side, Prior ultrasound? Any answers?
    Hello. I am a 35 yr old female, have had 2 children (c-section) and a hysterectomy. I am a bit overweight, approx. 40 pounds. I have been diagnosed in the past with stomach ulcers. Most recently (January) I had severe right side (2-3″ below the ribs), I went to the Dr. assuming I had an appendicitis, well it seems I didn’t. He ran tests and did an ultra sound, my stomach, pancreas, gallbladder, kidney and appendix were all fine, however he did say that I showed signs of moderate fatty liver disease. Recently, (last week) I started having the same pain in my side, it was severe last weekend and hurt worse with movement. I took it easy, what what I ate (when I did) and it has gradually gotton better, (is still a dull, constant, aching pain), however in addition to it now I have SEVERE heartburn after I eat/drink anything. I have a horrible taste in my mouth, my stomache, chest and throat burns, I still have the pain in my side as well. Antacids don’t help, bland diet didn’t help, water didn’t, Aciflex meds didn’t help. I am in pain and am not sure what else this could be. I know I should see a gastroenterologist, but I am not eligible for insurance for another month. I know there are such things as gall stones, acid reflux, GERD, ulcers, etc. But does anyone have any educated idea as to what this is and should I be extremely concerned or should I hold out a few more weeks until the insurance kicks in and I can see a professional. My quack of a Dr. doesn’t seem to help me much, anyone out there with the same symptoms and a diagnosis, and Dr’s out there with suggestions. Thanks for any help!!!

    • ANSWER:
      This is reason for concern and could be an indication of something like a problem with the heart (when a woman has a problem with her heart such as if there’s an impending heart attack-just using this as an example only-the symptoms that can occur can be in the stomach area and also cause heartburn) but I would recommend checking with the city health department to see if they offer a free health clinic that can evaluate the situation.

      If not, I would recommend going to the ER for further evaluation of the situation to see what they say.

  30. QUESTION:
    What is left for me to say…..?
    I typed up a report on diabetes, it is supposed to be 6 pages dubble spaced, but now i don’t know what else to put, all i need is a half a page more. Thank you!

    Diabetes Type 1
    Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose levels are above normal. People with diabetes have problems using food for energy. After a meal, carbohydrates in food are broken down into a sugar called glucose, which is carried by the blood to cells throughout the body. Cells require insulin, a hormone made in the pancreas, to help use blood glucose for energy. People develop diabetes because the pancreas does not make enough insulin or because the cells in the muscles, liver, and fat do not respond to insulin properly, or both. As a result, the amount of glucose in the blood increases while the cells are starved of energy.
    Prior to 1997, the type of diabetes typically diagnosed in young people was called juvenile diabetes or type 1. Diabetes emerging in adults was called adult-onset diabetes or type 2. Then in 1997, the official names of the types were changed to type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is the second most common chronic disease in children (after asthma). About 13,000 new cases are diagnosed in the U.S. each year. Patients with type 1 diabetes make up about 5 percent of all cases of diabetes. It most commonly appears in girls and boys when they are about 14 years old. Usually, type 1 diabetes is first diagnosed in children, teenagers, or young adults but it can occur at any age. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks the beta cells in the pancreas that make insulin. As a result, the pancreas does not make insulin, a hormone which helps use blood sugar (glucose) for energy. The cells become starved of energy and there is an excess of glucose in the blood. People with Type 1 diabetes must have daily injections of insulin to live. Proper diet, exercise and home blood sugar monitoring are essential to manage the disease. Food and exercise must also be balanced because of the risk of hypoglycemia, low blood sugar, and hyperglycemia, high blood sugar. Both are life threatening concerns. When hypoglycemia develops, cells are not getting enough glucose. Confusion, loss of consciousness, comma and death results when the brain is deprived of glucose for too long. Hyperglycemia and prolonged absence of insulin may lead to ketoacidosis, the accumulation of ketones in the blood when the body uses fat for energy instead of glucose. Ketones make the blood acidic and slow down all body functions. Like hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia can also lead to comma and death. The only cure available today for type 1 diabetes is a pancreas transplant, which is rarely done. Because both pancreas transplants and kidney transplants require lifelong use of powerful drugs to suppress immune reactions that can reject the organs, pancreatic transplants are usually done to those with type 1 diabetes who also need a kidney transplant. The side effects of immune- suppressive drugs can be severe and even worse than the disease. One or two people out of every 10 who get the surgery die within a year. Also the new pancreas is rejected by half of the people who get this operation. If the transplant fails, diabetes returns. Recently, experimental treatments with stem cells have shown some promise. For most people, type 1 diabetes is a life-long disease that can be effectively managed with insulin.

    Signs and Symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes
    •Urinates frequently. The kidneys respond to high levels of glucose in the bloodstream by flushing out the extra glucose in urine. A child with diabetes needs to urinate more frequently and in larger volumes.
    •Is abnormally thirsty. Because the child is loosing so much fluid from peeing so much, he or she becomes very thirsty to help avoid becoming dehydrated. A child who has developed diabetes drinks a lot in an attempt to keep the level of body water normal.
    •Loses weight. (or fails to gain weight as he or she grows) in spite of a good appetite. Kids and teens who develop type 1 diabetes may have an increased appetite, but often lose weight. This is because the body breaks down muscle and stored fat in an attempt the provide fuel to the hungry cells.
    •Often feels tired. Because the body can’t use glucose for energy properly.

    But in some cases, other symptoms may be the signal that something is wrong. Sometimes the first sign of diabetes is bedwetting in a child who has been dry at night. The possibility of diabetes should also be suspected if a vaginal yeast infection (also called a Candida infection) occurs in a girl who hasn’t started puberty yet. If these early symptoms of diabetes aren’t recognized and treatment isn’t started, chemicals called ketones can build up in the child’s blood and cause stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, fruity- smelling breath, breathing problems; even loss of consciousness. Sometimes these symptoms are mistaken f

    • ANSWER:
      Watch out on using advice from yahoo answers if truthfulness is graded. While 80% of type 2′s are overweight, only 18% of obese people are diabetic.

  31. QUESTION:
    What are the negative effects of prolonged statin usage?
    My doctor prescribed LIPTOR 10mg dose about 2 years ago for my then total cholesterol of 250mg/dl. Since the last 6 months I have been in ill-health with these symptoms:
    - mild fever in the evenings
    - loss of appetite
    - very low energy levels
    - easily exhausted
    - occasional gastritis
    - overall not able to motivate myself to “rise and shine”
    and feeling miserable.
    My present cholesterol is around 160 – 180 mg/dl.
    I have been tested for almost all diseases/conditions under the sun including Diabetes,AIDs,TB,Cancer,Cardiac disorders, thyroid-kidney-liver-pancreas-etc etc malfuctions, and my body and brain has been put thru several CAT and MRIs: net result =
    “you are OK – nothing wrong with you”.
    Could it be that my statin usage is responsible? (my cardiologist says NO)
    Or are my doctors missing something else?
    PLEASE HELP – I NEED IT

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, I would consider a new doctor.. your symptoms could most definitely be associated with side effects of Lipitor. Secondly, statins are known to deplete the body’s production of CoQ10, an extremely important substance in the body that plays a large role in energy production and heart health (google CoQ10 for details). Anyone taking statins should highly consider taking supplemental CoQ10. Mention this to your current doc… better yet, mention it to your NEW doc. Btw.. I am a doctor myself.

  32. QUESTION:
    Health Questions Part 5?
    41. ____________ is the sugar that is found in the blood and used as the body’s main energy source. (1 point)
    Glucose
    Insulin
    Carbohydrate
    HDL
    42. The type of diabetes that occurs when the body’s immune system destroys the cells in the pancreas is called: (1 point)
    Type 1 Diabetes
    Type 2 Diabetes
    Insulin Dependent Diabetes
    Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes
    Both A and C
    Both A and D
    43. Obesity is: (1 point)
    a term used to describe a person who has a high Body Mass Index
    a term used to describe a person who has excessive amounts of body fat
    Both A and B
    None of the above
    44. The organ that produces hormones such as insulin in order to break down and use food is: (1 point)
    the kidneys
    the pancreas
    the intestines
    the colon
    45. A substance that is released by an organ or tissue in the body is called: (1 point)
    cholesterol
    a hormone
    glucose
    insulin
    46. A disease that makes it hard for the body to control the level of glucose in the blood is: (1 point)
    arteriosclerosis
    diabetes
    hypoglycemia
    hypoglycemia
    47. Hardening and narrowing of the arteries caused by the accumulation of fatty materials is referred to as: (1 point)
    arteriosclerosis
    diabetes
    hypoglycemia
    hypoglycemia
    48. The term ___________ relates to the relative amount of muscle, fat, bone, and the organs that are in your body. (1 point)
    girth measurement
    hydrostatic weighing
    body composition
    body fat
    49. The term____________relates to the circumference around a person’s body. (1 point)
    girth measurement
    hydrostatic weighing
    body fat
    body composition
    50. The most reliable method of measuring body fat is (1 point)
    skinfold caliper
    girth measurements
    hydrostatic weighing
    BMI calculation
    51. Skinfold measurements are most accurate when taken: (1 point)
    after exercise
    before exercise
    during exercise
    early in the morning, before you eat
    52. The tool used to take girth measurements is: (1 point)
    a cloth tape measure
    a metal tape measure
    a ruler
    a scale

    • ANSWER:
      41. ____________ is the sugar that is found in the blood and used as the body’s main energy source. (1 point)

      Glucose

      42. The type of diabetes that occurs when the body’s immune system destroys the cells in the pancreas is called: (1 point)

      Type 1 Diabetes

      Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes

      43. Obesity is: (1 point)

      Both A and B

      44. The organ that produces hormones such as insulin in order to break down and use food is: (1 point)

      the pancreas

      45. A substance that is released by an organ or tissue in the body is called: (1 point)

      a hormone

      46. A disease that makes it hard for the body to control the level of glucose in the blood is: (1 point)

      diabetes

      47. Hardening and narrowing of the arteries caused by the accumulation of fatty materials is referred to as: (1 point)

      arteriosclerosis

      48. The term ___________ relates to the relative amount of muscle, fat, bone, and the organs that are in your body. (1 point)

      body composition

      49. The term____________relates to the circumference around a person’s body. (1 point)

      girth measurement

      50. The most reliable method of measuring body fat is (1 point)

      hydrostatic weighing

      51. Skinfold measurements are most accurate when taken: (1 point)

      before exercise

      52. The tool used to take girth measurements is: (1 point)

      a cloth tape measure

  33. QUESTION:
    health fitness nutrition?
    21. _________ is a condition which occurs when waste products (called ketones) build up in the blood and results in the body utilizing fat as its main source of energy. (Points : 4)
    Osteoarthritis
    Osteoporosis
    Ketosis
    None of the above

    22. Risk factors: (Points : 4)
    refer to being in good shape or physical condition
    the processes and functions of the body
    social needs, social behaviors, and social problems
    traits that increase the possibility of developing an illness or disease

    23. ________ is a disease where there is a loss of bone density, causing the bones to become porous, soft, and weak. (Points : 4)
    Osteoporosis
    Osteoarthritis
    Arthritis
    All of the above

    24. __________ is a type of connective tissue found between the bones which allows for the smooth movement of joints. (Points : 4)
    Cartilage
    Synovium
    A tendon
    A ligament

    25. _______ is the pain or discomfort often felt 24 to 74 hours after exercising. (Points : 4)
    DOMS
    Muscle sprains
    Muscle strains
    Overuse injury

    26. An inflammation of the tissue under the foot (fascia) caused by overuse and improper athletic footwear. Characterized by intense “start-up” pain under the heel bone: (Points : 4)
    pronation
    plantar fasciitis
    osteoporosis
    osteoarthritis

    27. A set of actions to offset counterproductive behaviors: (Points : 4)
    motivations
    strategies
    behaviors
    changes

    28. ___________are a complex set of characteristics that make a person unique, and are influenced by heredity, environment, and behavior. (Points : 4)
    Relationships
    Imbalances
    Personalities
    Emotions

    29. What is a muscle fiber? (Points : 4)
    the functional unit of a cell
    the neuron that conducts impulses for a muscle contraction
    the single cell of a muscle that is responsible for protein production
    none of the above

    30. The organ that produces hormones such as insulin in order to break down and use food is: (Points : 4)
    the kidneys
    the pancreas
    the intestines
    the colon

    31. Abdominal muscle which runs horizontally across the abdominal wall and underneath the internal and external obliques; assists with forced exhalation and trunk stabilization: (Points : 4)
    external obliques
    internal obliques
    rectus abdominus
    transverse abdominus

    32. The pulmonary valve and the aortic valve ____ as the ventricles begin to contract. (Points : 4)
    close
    open
    contract
    relax

    33. . ________________refers to the pressure in the arteries when the heart is at rest, between beats. (Points : 4)
    Blood Pressure
    Systolic pressure
    Diastolic pressure
    Intra-cranial pressure

    34. _________ gradually become smaller and smaller and divide into capillaries. (Points : 4)
    Veins
    Arteries
    Capillaries
    Alveoli

    35. Many people prefer working out at a gym, and find that they can achieve their fitness goals more easily than working out at home. (Points : 4)
    True
    False

    36. A 5k marathon is: (Points : 4)
    a 3 mile running event
    a 6 mile running event
    a 23 mile running event
    a 26 mile running event

    37. _________ is an eating disorder characterized by recurrent cycles of excessive, uncontrollable eating, followed by purging . (Points : 4)
    Anorexia nervosa
    Bulimia nervosa
    Binge eating
    Osteoporosis

    38. The Heimlich maneuver was developed and introduced by Dr. Henry Heimlich, in 1974. (Points : 4)
    True
    False

    39. For many users, nicotine is as addictive as heroin or cocaine. (Points : 4)
    True
    False

    40. ________ are the result of an injury to a ligament. (Points : 4)
    DOMS
    Muscle sprain
    Muscle strain
    Overuse injury

    • ANSWER:
      21. Ketosis

      22. Risk factors: traits that increase the possibility of developing an illness or disease

      23. Osteoarthritis is a disease where there is a loss of bone density, causing the bones to become porous, soft, and weak.

      24. Synovium is a type of connective tissue found between the bones which allows for the smooth movement of joints. (Points : 4)

      25. Overuse injury is the pain or discomfort often felt 24 to 74 hours after exercising. (Points : 4)

      26. An inflammation of the tissue under the foot (fascia) caused by overuse and improper athletic footwear. Characterized by intense “start-up” pain under the heel bone: plantar fasciitis

      27. A set of actions to offset counterproductive behaviors: (Points : 4) NOT SURE
      motivations
      strategies
      behaviors
      changes

      28. Personalities are a complex set of characteristics that make a person unique, and are influenced by heredity, environment, and behavior.

      29. What is a muscle fiber? (Points : 4)
      NONE

      30. The organ that produces hormones such as insulin in order to break down and use food is:the pancreas

      31. Abdominal muscle which runs horizontally across the abdominal wall and underneath the internal and external obliques; assists with forced exhalation and trunk stabilization:transverse abdominus

      32. The pulmonary valve and the aortic valve ____ as the ventricles begin to contract. open

      33. . ________________refers to the pressure in the arteries when the heart is at rest, between beats. ]Diastolic pressure

      34. _________ gradually become smaller and smaller and divide into capillaries. (Points : 4)
      Arteries

      35. Many people prefer working out at a gym, and find that they can achieve their fitness goals more easily than working out at home.
      True- less distractions at gym

      36. A 5k marathon is: (Points : 4)
      a 3 mile running event

      37. _________ is an eating disorder characterized by recurrent cycles of excessive, uncontrollable eating, followed by purging . (Points : 4)
      Bulimia nervosa

      38. The Heimlich maneuver was developed and introduced by Dr. Henry Heimlich, in 1974. (Points : 4)
      True

      39. For many users, nicotine is as addictive as heroin or cocaine. (Points : 4)
      True

      40. ________ are the result of an injury to a ligament. (Points : 4)
      Muscle sprain

  34. QUESTION:
    please help with heath 10 points best answer!!!?
    1. Nutrition is the process of the body using the foods that we eat in order to sustain life. (1 point)
    True
    False
    2. A high intake of fats has become a problem because of its direct relationship to heart disease and cancer. (1 point)
    True
    False
    8. Obesity refers to a condition of being ____ % or more overweight than an ideal body weight. (1 point)
    20
    30
    40
    50
    13. The organ that produces hormones such as insulin in order to break down and use food is: (1 point)
    the kidneys
    the pancreas
    the intestines
    the colon
    14. According to the lesson content, the average adult body is about ____% water. (1 point)
    30
    45
    55
    60
    15. __________ occurs when the body loses an excessive amount of water. It is can be caused by a number of things including excessive sweating without fluid replacement, drugs, alcohol, caffeine, and improper diet. (1 point)
    Hyperthermia
    Hyponatremia
    Dehydration
    Hypotension
    18. ___________are a complex set of characteristics that make a person unique, and are influenced by heredity, environment, and behavior. (1 point)
    Relationships
    Imbalances
    Personalities
    Emotions
    20. Often teens who experiment with drugs grow into adults who are afflicted with drug addictions. (1 point)
    True
    False
    21. Some of the warning signs of teen drug abuse are changes in dress style, discipline problems, and new friends who are disinterested in school or family related activities. (1 point)
    True
    False
    22. For many users, nicotine is as addictive as heroin or cocaine. (1 point)
    True
    False
    25. ____________ is an eating disorder characterized by a distorted body image whereby a person does not consume enough calories. (1 point)
    Anorexia nervosa
    Bulimia nervosa
    Binge eating
    Osteoporosis.

    • ANSWER:
      1) f
      2) t
      8) 30%
      13) pancreas
      14) 60%
      15) dehydration
      18) personalities
      20) t
      21) t
      22) t
      25) anorexia

  35. QUESTION:
    Kidneys Stones, Bladder Stones, or pancreatitis Help!?
    So i got kidney stones back in septemper, ever sence i have been in on going pain. I have had them twice, with frequent UTI like symptoms, and ruptured ovarion cyts. I have been brought up to kind of grin and bear it so i have just push ed the pain aside. Until now. I cant take it anymore. Im hurting.!!!!! So i went to the uerologist, after checking with the DUMB gyno, honestly shes a tool. Anyways, im still waiting to get a Ct scan. We all are thinking its kindey/bladder stones. But! im starting to think its pancretitis—-because its often confused with kidney stones, and all the symptoms ironically i have. Oh and did i mention i have this out of the blue lesson on my pancreas. Yup! So anyone familair with the “disease” that can tell me about it ect.
    For starters, yes there is such thing as bladder stones, its when the kidney stones have moved there way to the bladder and gotten stuck, they are kidney stones but because of their place they are bladder stones, so can be called the same thing. Yes i know i had kidney stones my mom is a doctor, and im going to be a premed student and i went to the er. You cannot treat kidney stones once they have passed, well the hospital couldnt anyway.

    • ANSWER:
      I can understand the “grin and bear it” thing, but you need to understand when you can and when you should not, as pancreatitis can kill you if left untreated. During an acute attack it would show up in a blood test. The most common symptoms are a swollen and tender abdomen, nausea, vomiting, fever, weight loss, diarrhea and oily stools. This causes digestion problems not urinary ones.
      You can forget about bladder stones there is no such thing.
      How do you know you had kidney stones in September? Were they treated? Did you pass them? You will have pain on and off until they are treated or passed. I think this is the most likely cause of your pain. Kidney stones are very painful and very sharp. You should know as soon as you get the CT. I hope it is soon.

  36. QUESTION:
    Do you believe this chemical should be banned?
    The chemical I refer to is dihydrate monoxide.

    Here’s some of the facts about dihydrate monoxide that you should REALLY be aware of:

    1) People with the following conditions are found to all have HIGH LEVELS of dihydrate monoxide in their organs and blood:

    Heart failure
    Kidney malfunction and failure
    Asthma
    Diabetes
    Breast, stomach and colon cancers
    Various diseases of the liver and pancreas

    2) It is used to clean fruit and vegetables and is STILL PRESENT within the produce once it has been removed from the fruit’s/vegetable’s surface.

    3) It is added to practically ALL baby foods with little more excuse from the manufacturers than “we have to put it in”.

    4) It is found in practically ALL dairy products (through both transmission from the animal from their own consumption of it, and also addition at the point of manfacture).

    5) If inhaled, the chemical is lethal causing paralysis and death within a few minutes if medical attention is not IMMEDIATLEY given.

    6) When it’s in it’s solid form, it has been reported to be the cause of INSTANT death.

    7) It is transferred from mother to infant when in the womb.

    Based on these facts, do you believe that dihydrate monoxide should be banned for human consumption?

    • ANSWER:
      You also forgot to mention it exists in high dosages in tap water, LOL.

  37. QUESTION:
    I don’t get it..?
    Cigarettes can cause chronic lung disease, coronary heart disease, and stroke, as well as cancer of the lungs, larynx, esophagus, mouth, and bladder. Smoking is also known to contribute to cancer of the cervix, pancreas, and kidneys.

    And Alcohol Can cause;
    • permanent damage to vital organs
    • several different types of cancer
    • gastrointestinal irritations, such as nausea, diarrhea, and ulcers
    • malnutrition and nutritional deficiencies
    • sexual dysfunctions
    • high blood pressure
    • lowered resistance to disease
    And lets not forget all those killed by drunk drivers and Angry drunks.

    Weed only puts you in a happy place, and rarely causes cancer.

    So why is Alcohol and cigarettes legal, tho they not only kill you but they harm others around you, but the least harmful one of them is legal.

    http://www.gdcada.org/statistics/tobacco.htm

    http://www.gdcada.org/statistics/alcohol.htm

    http://www.gdcada.org/statistics/marijuana.htm

    Put in wrong category, My bad.
    Nothing against smokers,
    I’m just wondering why they make weed illegal when It’s least harmful then stuff you can buy from a local grocery store.

    • ANSWER:
      i agree with u 100%.
      legalise it!!! lol!

  38. QUESTION:
    Help! Honors Anatomy questions?
    1. Which autoimmune disease destroys the beta cells of the pancreas?
    2. The first patient you see claims that even though she is indoors almost all the time, her skin is continually getting darker. You consider sending her to a psychologist, but after running tests you discover she is hypoglycemic and has low blood pressure. Your final diagnosis is hypo secretion of the _____ gland.
    3. You see a patient who is hyperglycemic and has high blood pressure. A CAT scan is likely to reveal a tumor on what gland?
    4. You have a patient with kidney stones. You will also need to check for a tumor on which gland?
    5. A deep-voice female comes into your office. Upon examining her you notice she lacks muscle tone even though her flesh is puffy. She is discovered to have a tumor where?
    6. A patient comes to you with a large bulge in their neck. What is the problem with their thyroid? (Do not name the bulge)
    7. A patient is experiencing gigantism. You would expect a tumor to be discovered by a CAT scan of the _____.

    • ANSWER:
      How are you in an Honors class if you can’t answer these simple questions?

      Study the material.

  39. 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 ..

  40. QUESTION:
    Could this too be a complication of diabetes?
    My auntie is very sick. She has type 2 diabetes that went undiagnosed for quite some time. It wasn’t until she got a cracked callous on her foot last June that we found out she has the disease. Her foot never healed and the infection traveled to the bone and up her leg. Eventually she had to have her left leg cut off just one week before Christmas. Last week we realized that the leg became infected and she had to have about an inch more cut off. She has also had severe diarrhea since her first operation. The doctors have done numerous tests of her major internal organs- stomach, intestines, gall bladder, liver, pancreas, and kidneys, but they have all showed to be fine. They do not know what is causing her to have this chronic diarrhea. She has also lost a tremendous amount of weight and is now down to just 90 pounds and loses a half pound of weight a day! Could this just be another complication of advanced diabetes? I am SO scared she might die!

    • ANSWER:
      complications:

      The 1st clue here is your statement, ‘. . .had severe diarrhea since her first operation . . .’

      so, she didn’t have a BOWEL problem until her first operation.

      so, I think she got the diarrhea from taking antibiotics. The antibiotics are aimed at killing the infection but they also kill-off some of the good bacteria.

      has auntie’s stool been tested for c. difficile? this pathogen is in all of our intestines but the good bacteria keeps it in check.

      a person with c. difficile in the stool can be identified by a strongly pungent odor of the stool and the stool is also slimy.

      the long word for c. diffcile is

      clostridium difficile

      any sustained time of diarrhea would cause weight loss

      FIRST – call her doc on the phone and ask where you can deliver the stool sample.

      SECOND – get her blood sugars within normal range.

      THIRD – buy your auntie some butt cream. I’m sure she’s sore.

      FOURTH: practice strict hygiene. one can easily transmit this pathogen by not using proper handwashing techniques.
      use warm water and soap and scrub between the fingers and thumb up the the wrists. wear gloves for direct contact with toileting her or assisting her to wipe. use a clean paper towel to turn off the spikots and you use a different toilet. carry her soiled clothes away from your body and then wash your hands again.

      Well, I hope this helps. Maybe i’m all wrong but I think not.

      The results of the poop specimen will tell. Then the docs can feel awful sorry they didn’t think of it. And, she’ll get help for it.

  41. QUESTION:
    Been ill for almost 3 years..can anyone help…?
    Start Date: April 3rd 2007-(still being affected by some symptoms)

    So I’ve been sick since April 3rd/2007- to the present day. Some of the symptoms have worn off a bit at this present day but I do still deal with them. I’ve been to many doctor’s, pharmacists, walk-in clinics and hospitals and I am still not fully diagnosed what is wrong with me….and i can promise you, i am not a hypochondriac…..this all started when I had a cold and developed into the flu bug…I was under a lot of stress with school considering I was graduating and I was on my last month of school which I had a lot of projects and tests on the way…and I became really ill during the beginning of April and it went away in a week..And then reappeared…the thing is…Every time I felt capable of doing school work I would immediately go up to my school and work for hours on end to try and get myself caught up…but then my sickness came back repeatedly..It was awful…the symptoms I’m having are:

    *constant nausea 24hrs a day (sometimes to the point where I can’t get out of bed) (As of now 2009 happens once and a while but not as invasive as it once was)
    *stomach ache pains (doesn’t’ happen anymore)
    *bloating (sometimes)
    *gas pains (rarely)
    *eating sometimes relief nausea feeling; but only for a few minutes (doesn’t happen anymore)
    *changes in bowel movements & odor (sometimes)
    *mucus in bowel (not very often…just recently started, but doesn’t happen as often as it did back in 2007)
    *lump in throat feeling (doesn’t happen anymore)
    *symptoms worsen @ nights (doesn’t happen anymore)
    *after certain bowel movements; nausea will feel 10 times worse than before and will continue on for days (doesn’t happen anymore)
    *sometimes motion (driving) depending on how bad the nausea is on that specific day will make my nausea feel worse and sometimes I feel like I need to pull over on the side of the road feeling like I’m going to be sick (doesn’t happen anymore)

    I’ve been under a number of medications…and nothing has seemed to work so far…

    The tests I have received since April 2007 till December 2007 is:
    *upper G.I x-ray (barium swallow)
    *complete abdominal ultrasound & limited pelvic: aorta, gallbladder, liver, pancreas, spleen, & kidneys
    * 4 blood tests
    * 2 urine tests
    *esophagastroduodenoscopy aka Stomach endoscope procedure & biopsy

    ALL OF THESE TESTS CAME BACK NEGATIVE…THEY HAD FOUND NOTHING IRREGULAR IN ANY OF THE TESTS GIVEN.
    I’ve been under a number of medications…And nothing has seemed to work so far…The medications I’ve been under are:
    *gravol
    *Acidophillis (this medication will give me a few days of relief…But symptoms will reappear)
    *Zantac
    *Pepto-Bismol
    *Marvolon (birth control, currently on)
    *Nexium
    *Benadryl
    *flu shot (2006)
    *Techna shot (2006)
    *Gen Alprozolam 0.25 mg (anxiety medication)
    *ferrous gluconate (elemental iron pills)
    *bonamie
    *benefiber (still taking from time to time)
    *peglyte (bowel cleanse)
    *penicillin
    *pariet (reduces stomach acid & used to eliminate helicobacter pylori)
    *ran-domperidon 10mg (improves motion threw esophagus)
    *Detox foot pads (I think they may have helped a little but only did 5 foot pads so far)
    (I’ve also thought about ordering Dr. Natura detox program which includes colonix & toxin out…and I’ve also heard that depending on how toxic your body is, it can hang onto viruses in your body…So I’m going to try it and see if may help my situation)

    Possible diagnosis from doctors, pharmacists, family and friends are:
    *prolonged gastritis
    *stomach bacterial infection
    *stomach ulcer
    *anxiety
    *stress gastritis
    *celiac disease
    *irritable bowel syndrome (from last doctor’s visit @ the hospital, he thinks it could be that…but not feeling any better from doing a colon cleansing with PEGLYTE and taking benefiber everyday)
    *prolonged stomach flu virus
    ALOT OF THESE POSSIBLE DIAGNOSES HAVE BEEN RULED OUT FROM THE ENDOSCOPE TEST

    Now i have developed some new symptoms, I’ve been sick with this constant cold/flu bug since the end of June 2008; I first became ill with an illness in April 2007 and was diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome Jan 2008 as well. Ever since June I just started with a sore throat and a general run down feeling, sometimes chills and fever and I would get the stomach flu-like symptoms here and there, at first I thought it was just a basic cold/flu but then it wouldn’t go away. But now I’ve been getting this recurring stomach flu or just cold/flu-like symptoms like before over and over again…the stomach flu has been going on since Dec 2008 until now, I also am anemic, so I am taking iron pills one pill a day 300mg, but my doctor told me to updose to 3 times a day which adds up to 900mg a day.
    For example: When I became ill with the stomach bug (or seemed like the stomach bug because it felt exactly like the symptoms of it) December of 2008 I not only had it once but it came back 8 more times before I moved onto

    • ANSWER:
      I’m NOT a doctor. Please contact your doctor for proper medical advice.

      The first thing that popped in my head when reading your story is that you may have what I have; which took me years to get diagnosed, too. Gastroparesis. To find out this diagnosis, a Gastric Emptying Scan (GES) is the best test. An upper endoscopy would not be able to diagnose this condition. I’d contact a gastroenterologist, if you haven’t already, to discuss proper medical treatment.

      Praying you find a diagnosis and get some relief from your symptoms soon. =)

  42. QUESTION:
    Loads of questions about smokings effects and some diseases?
    1. Is bladder cancer one of the effects of smoking? (pls cite your info, where you got your ans from)
    2. What is bladder cancer? (can link me to some webpage or ans by yourself)
    3. What is pancreas?
    4. Is it one of the effects of smoking?
    5. Is kidney cancer one of the effects of smoking?
    6. If yes, How is kidney cancer caused by smoking?
    7. What is chronic bronchitis?
    8. Is it an effect of smoking?
    9. How can i learn more about it?
    10. What is emphysema?
    11. Is it a cause of smoking and if yes, why so? how is it caused by smoking?
    12. What are hormone levels?
    13. Are they effects of smoking?
    14. If yes, explain how smoking affects hormone levels.
    15. Are bronchitis and pneumonia effects of smoking? What are they? How does smoking cause bronchitis and pneumonia?
    16. Does smoking dull senses of taste and smell? why? how?
    17. What component in a cigarette stains the teeth and how?
    18. how does smoking cause smoke, lung and mouth cancer?

    Plz ans some Q at least.

    • ANSWER:
      These web pages answer most of your questions.

      http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/Factsheets/health_effects.htm

      http://www.cancer.org/docroot/PED/content/PED_10_2X_Cigarette_Smoking.asp

      http://www.ash.org.uk/html/factsheets/html/fact08.html

  43. QUESTION:
    PLEASE HELP! VET ADVICE DESPERATELY NEEDED!!!?
    My 5 year old pembroke welsh corgi has been acting funny for the past 1-2 weeks. He started drinking incredible amounts of water and peeing frequently, he stopped eating (very rare of him), and he was very lethargic. We took him the vet last Friday and they said they were going to treat him as if he had a bladder infection. They put him on Clavamox twice a day for 7 days and then re-evaluate the situation. On Monday we still weren’t seeing results so we took him back to the vet. They did x-rays and blood tests. The x-rays showed up pretty normal, and they said his kidneys were functioning fine as well(we were afraid of kidney failuer) but they discovered he had a high amount of liver enzymes. We continued him on his medicine as well as a recommended “bland diet” (rice and chicken) and he seems to be getting somewhat better. He shows a slight increase in energy, he eats his “bland diet” in a heart beat, and has slowed down considerably on his water intake. We try to test him to see if he can eat anything else and it seems as if it is hurting his mouth to chew. i.e. he only eats one kibble at a time. As a test we threw him a tiny curnal of popcorn (his favorite food) and he caught it in his mouth, but spit it out. We are in the process, per directions from the vet, of collecting 3 consecutive daily urine samples to test for Cushing’s Disease. If it is not that then the vet said it could be an infection of the pancreas or liver. We are desperately hoping it is not Cushing’s Disease because we know the effects are not good. Can anyone with experience with Cushing’s Disease please tell me their own story and if you think my dog may be suffering from it.

    • ANSWER:
      I wish I knew about Cushing’s Disease so I could help you. I’ll star your question and maybe one of my contacts will see it and can offer you some advice. Also, you might want to think about re-posting this question in the “Pets” section under “Dogs” in order to get some more feedback from dog owners or Vets. God bless you and your dear pet – I pray he will be allright!

  44. QUESTION:
    Stomach/back pain. Help, please.?
    I was diagnosed with Kidney Stones in both Kidneys in December. They said, that my Kidney Stones were sitting in both Kidneys and weren’t hurting anything.

    I started last night having this terrible pain in my Back shooting to my Stomach. The pain comes on very sudden, and it is a sharp/stabbing pain. I can not get comfortable when this pain comes and it usually leaves me on my knees and grabbing at my back, and it usually brings me to tears.

    I have been sick since December. They first said, I had Kidney Stones. We went to a Urologist, and she said, “The Kidney Stones are sitting in your Kidneys, and not hurting anything.” The Urologist referred me to a G.I. Doctor. The doctor did a Colonoscopy and Endoscopy he found a bacteria in my Colon. I had a Picc Line for I.V. antibiotics to get rid of the Bacteria. The Bacteria is gone. They are questioning Crohn’s Disease. He said I can have physical symptoms (Mouth Sores, Joint Pain, Stomach Pain, Weight Loss, ect) He then said; but, sometimes the visual symptoms (Blisters) don’t show up till months or sometimes even years later.

    I was mainly having Stomach Pain shooting to my Back. Now I have this terrible stabbing pain in my Back shooting to my Stomach. Any ideas? Thank you.

    I also have some lumps/masses on my Hip. The doctors can’t figure out what they are

    They have done CT scans of Abdominal Area and Chest, Ultra Sound of Stomach, HIDA Scan, Small Bowel Series, They have checked my Pancreas, Several things of Blood work (I have scars and scar tissue) Urinalysis.

    I have been admitted twice.

    They are re-doing the Colonoscopy and Endoscopy

    I asked this once; but, added some more details.

    Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Why haven’t they biopsied the lumps on/in your hip? I mean seriously, if the lumps/masses are new why haven’t they been checked? I agree that kidney stones of a certain size will not move or cause problems, however that’s not to say smaller stones or pieces of larger stones will break off and try to exit the kidney. If need be, see a nephrology specialist. I say if the first and second opinion don’t add up, get a third, fourth, or fifth one. It’s your body you have to live with, so do what you need to do to make it work right.

  45. QUESTION:
    biology…pleasssse hellppppp!?
    62 In order for the body to maintain homeostasis,
    the chemical decomposition of food to produce energy must be followed by
    A water intake.
    B muscle contractions.
    C waste removal.
    D nervous impulses.
    CSB00188
    63 Carbon dioxide is produced as cells break down
    nutrients for energy. Which of the following pairs of systems would participate in removing the carbon dioxide from the body?
    A endocrine and circulatory
    B circulatory and respiratory
    C respiratory and endocrine
    D reproductive and excretory
    CSB10350
    64 The respiratory system depends on the nervous
    system for signals to
    A enhance the amount of available oxygen in the lungs. B coordinate muscles controlling breathing. C release enzymes to increase the exchange of gases. D exchange gases with the circulatory system.
    CSB00124
    65 Striking the tendon just below the kneecap
    causes the lower leg to jerk. Moving an object quickly toward the face can cause the eyes to blink shut. These are examples of
    A learned responses.
    B short-term memory.
    C reflex reactions.
    D sensory overload.
    CSB10353
    66 The fight-or-flight response includes greater
    heart output and a rise in blood pressure. This response is due to
    A insulin secreted by the pancreas.
    B thyroxine secreted by the thyroid gland.
    C oxytocin secreted by the pituitary gland.
    D adrenaline secreted by the adrenal glands.
    CSB20068
    67 Which of these secretes a hormone that
    regulates the rate of metabolism of the body?
    A spleen
    B cerebrum
    C thyroid
    D kidney
    CSB00233
    — 22 —
    This is a sample of California Standards Test questions. This is NOT an operational test form. Test scores cannot be projected based on performance on released test questions
    Header – Biology Released Test QuestionsHeader – Biology Released Test QuestionsHeader – Biology Released Test QuestionsHeader – Biology Released Test Questions
    71 The Sabin vaccine is a liquid containing
    weakened polio viruses. Vaccinated individuals
    become protected against polio because the weakened viruses
    A prevent further viral invasion.
    B induce an inflammatory response.
    C promote production of antibodies.
    D are too weak to cause illness.
    CSB00220
    72 Injecting a person with a killed-bacteria vaccine
    can protect that individual from a disease because the proteins of the killed bacteria
    A remain in the body, and live bacteria later prey on them instead of live tissues.
    B bind with receptors in the body, so that live bacteria cannot bind with them later.
    C stimulate the production of antibodies which can be manufactured later in response to infection.
    D give the person a mild form of the disease, which conditions the body not to respond to later infection.
    CSB10083
    73 Which of the following require a host cell
    because they are not able to make proteins on their own?
    A blue-green algae
    B bacteria
    C protozoans
    D viruses
    CSB00227
    68 Which of the following is a function of the
    nervous system?
    A releasing ATP into contracting muscle tissues
    B signaling muscle tissues to contract
    C producing lactic acid in fatigued muscle tissues
    D increasing cellular respiration in muscle tissues
    CSB10097
    69 A signal that the bladder is full is sent to the
    central nervous system by
    A feedback loops.
    B sensory neurons.
    C nephron tubules.
    D receptor proteins.
    CSB10568
    70 What is the greatest danger to a patient who
    has had damage to the skin?
    A loss of oils produced by the skin B excessive muscle contractions in the
    damaged area C infections in uncovered tissues D damaged tissue entering the blood stream
    CSB00068
    — 23 —
    This is a sample of California Standards Test questions. This is NOT an operational test form. Test scores cannot be projected based on performance on released test questions. Copyright © 2008 California Department of Education.
    74 How do human diseases caused by bacteria and diseases caused by viruses react to antibiotics? A Neither responds to antibiotics. B Both respond to antibiotics. C Viral diseases respond to antibiotics; bacterial diseases do not. D Bacterial diseases respond to antibiotics; viral diseases do not. CSB10365

    CALIFORNIA STANDARDS TEST
    Header – Biology Released Test QuestionsHeader – Biology Released Test QuestionsHeader – Biology Released Test QuestionsHeader – Biology Released Test Questions
    75 Individuals with HIV sometimes contract a
    pneumonia infection that is rare in the rest
    of the population because people with HIV
    A are unable to fight off these pneumonia-causing organisms.
    B are more often exposed to these pneumonia-causing organisms.
    C release pheromones that attract the pneumonia-causing organisms.
    D release substances that increase the strength of the pneumonia-causing organisms.

    • ANSWER:
      A biology textbook will have all the answers

  46. QUESTION:
    homework question please help?
    1. the joints of the bones of the skull and pelvis are classified as_____________ joints.
    a. ball-and-socket
    b. gliding
    c. hinge
    d. immovable

    2. A protein that enters reactions and helps join or break up two substances is called
    a. bile
    b. chyme
    c. an enzyme
    d. hydrochloric acid

    3. The main excretory organs of your body are the kidneys, lungs, and_________________
    a. heart
    b. liver
    c. pancreas
    d. skin

    4. ________________ is a bacterial disease that can cause sterility if untreated
    a. chlamydia
    b. gonorrhea
    c. herpes
    d. both a and b

    5. When an egg and a sperm unite, a(n)_________________ is formed
    a. embryo
    b. fetus
    c. ova
    d. zygote

    • ANSWER:
      1) a. ball-and-socket
      2) c. an enzyme
      3) d. skin
      4) a. chlamydia
      5) d. zygote

      Hope this helped, and good luck!! :)

  47. QUESTION:
    Do fat people understand that Bariatric Surgery is not easy way out?
    The following is a list of possible side-effects and complications to consider before having weight-loss surgery. We will discuss these in more detail at your office consultation.

    1. Anastomotic leak (leak from a connection made to the bowel, usually requires re-operation and long hospital stay)

    2. Anastomotic stricture (narrowing or obstruction at an intestinal connection resulting in vomiting)

    3. Bowel obstruction/strangulation/internal hernia/ischemic bowel possibly needing removal (associated with pain and vomiting, usually requires re-operation)

    4. Injury to an abdominal or pelvic organ/structure (especially the liver, spleen, pancreas, bile duct, stomach, esophagus, colon, bowel, diaphragm, urinary bladder, nerve or blood vessel)

    5. Conversion to an open operation (due to bleeding, poor exposure, large liver, tension on intestines, etc.)

    6. Incisional hernia (more likely if procedure is done open)

    7. Infection or abscess (due to a leak, spillage of intestinal contents, underlying infection, etc)

    8. Bleeding and the potential need for blood transfusion. Blood transfusion carries the risk of infection with bacteria, parasites (malaria), and viruses (hepatitis, HIV/AIDS).

    9. Need for additional surgery or procedures to treat any complication that may occur

    10. Prolonged hospital stay or readmission may be needed to treat complications

    11. Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clot in a vein)

    12. Pulmonary Embolus (blood clot going to lung, fatal 30% of the time)

    13. Atelectasis (lung collapse causing fevers, possibly pneumonia)

    14. Pneumonia, lung infection and fluid around the lungs (pleural effusion)

    15. Heart attack (myocardial infarction)

    16. Stroke

    17. Pancreatitis

    18. Rhabdomyalysis (breakdown of the muscle in the body)

    19. Pressure ulcer or decubitus (skin breakdown, may require skin grafting)

    20. Allergic reaction to anesthesia, medications or materials

    21. Nerve or ligament injury from positioning or lying on the operating table

    22. Kidney failure and/or the need for dialysis

    23. Need for ICU care

    24. Need for a ventilator (machine to help you breathe)

    25. Multi-system organ failure (liver, kidneys, lungs, etc.)

    26. Poor cosmetic results (ugly scar, keloid, unattractive incisions, contour defects)

    27. Chronic pain, discomfort, numbness, burning or tingling in the incisions or anywhere else (abdomen, back, extremities)

    28. Transient or chronic nausea/vomiting due to strictures, gastroparesis, food intolerance, etc.

    29. Dysphagia (difficulty or painful swallowing)

    30. Diarrhea, constipation, foul smelling gas and stools

    31. Heartburn (acid reflux) symptoms

    32. Ulcers or gastritis

    33. Intestinal perforation due to ulcer, foreign body, obstructed food, etc.

    34. Development of food intolerances/loss of taste

    35. Dumping syndrome (abdominal pain, heart palpitations, sweating, nausea, diarrhea)

    36. Hair loss or thinning

    37. Development of malnutrition or vitamin deficiency

    38. Anemia

    39. Metabolic bone disease (loosing calcium from the bone because of inadequate intake and supplementation) with possible osteoporosis, secondary hyperparathyroidism and bone fractures

    40. Failure to lose an adequate amount of weight

    41. Loss of too much weight

    42. Development of loose or redundant skin

    43. Sterility or inability to become pregnant

    44. Increased ability to become pregnant

    45. Birth defects or fetal injury if you become pregnant. This is less likely once weight has stabilized and laboratory tests are normal. Usually, about 2 years after surgery.

    46. Postoperative depression or other psychological reaction to surgery

    47. Need to revise or reverse the procedure at some point in the future because of nutritional deficiencies, excessive weight loss, pain or other reasons

    48. Extended disability, financial hardship as a result of complications related to weight loss surgery

    49. Parts of your stomach and/or intestines will be inaccessible by endoscopy.

    50. Death (1% nationwide) within 30 days

    • ANSWER:
      It’s just amazing how thousands and thousands of people have actually survived this surgery and are now healthy and happy. How long would your list be if you listed all the things that morbid obesity causes in a person. It would be much longer and certainly more serious than those you listed. You get this surgery to save your life. It has done that for my husband who is doing just great with it. He hasn’t had a single problem yet other than getting adjusted to eating the right amount to not feel so full. He has lost 80 pounds and feels great. He is so much more active and actually takes long walks all the time. His energy level has skyrocketed. He started planting a garden yesterday and doesn’t need anyone to help him get down on the ground to do it which he hasn’t done in many years. He doesn’t get out of breath like before. His blood pressure has dropped enough to lower his medication for it. Obesity caused him to have both his knees replaced and it still bothered him. Now he no longer has any pain in his knees, and he walks with ease. Next week, we are going to start riding our bikes. I always have had to do it without him, but no more. He is going along with others family and friends. This surgery has done much more for him than anyone can imagine. I don’t know why you want to keep running it down, but it is a real lifesaver to many people. Yes, there are risks. But the real question is whether or not the risks of staying obese are greater than the surgery. Most doctors will agree that obesity is the bigger risk for anyone morbidly obese. My husband loves his new life without all that weight. He knew all the risks before he had it done. It was well worth taking those risks for his good health now.

  48. QUESTION:
    Doctors can you please help guide and advice me possibility of cause & effect of deasese with the CT report?
    I am thankful to all answere’s of my Question related to “Misty Mesentery”. They are all best. So I can not Choose best to all of them.
    From Then I learned so many things So I thought to write full report.

    My husband had mild pain in his right waist exemplaryys. So we went to Doctor. Blood and urine report were. Ok. But In X ray doctor found lots of feces in Iliac. Colon junction. We are vvegetarian and my husband eats lots of Fibers. His eating habits are examplary. Except if he eats too much I can not say.I will say just the dinner at 5Pm is big meal. The Xray was taken at 1 am. Doctor suspected Cancer. So he ordered Barium Aneama DC.

    In That too there was food on that portion but there was not structural problem. but due to food radiologist was unable to find polyp if they were there. He found Slip of L4 on L% and symptoms of Kind of osteoporysis on L4 And L5. The evening before Aneama his dinner soup was not Clear. It was lentil soup in a glass. 1/4 was just very fine lentil. rest was just clear.
    And then we went for CT.

    Ct report is this CT of the abdomen and pelvis were performed following Oral and intravenous contrast.

    The Liver and the spleen are normal without evidence of enlargement or any space occupying process. The pancreas and the right adrenal gland are normal. There is a small Nodule in the left adrenal gland. Which may be fatty in nature and may represent and adenoma. This nodule measures 1.2 cm in diameter. A tiny stone is seen in the Collecting system of the right kidney. A Large (8mm) stone is seen in the Collecting system of left Kidney.I see no evidence of retroperitoneal Lymphadenopathy.

    Quite strikingly, there is increased density of Mesintery with the apearence of what is termed as Mesenteritis or ” Misty mesentery”. What is unusual about this is that I see several other FOCI of increased density in the mesenetry anteriorly, Quite seperate from central opacification. Misty mesentery is usually a BENIGN, poorly understood, condition. There are Mimickers, however which include TB, Carconoid, and Metastatic disease.

    Cuts extending into the pelvis show normal anatomical structures without evidence of Iliac or inguinal Lymphadenopathy. There is moderate prostatomegaly and thickness of the bladder wall.

    The lung bases are normal.
    The Lumber spine and pelvis are free of Osteoblastic/osteolytic.

    I am 54 years old and I do not have children so my husband is everything for me.I got married at late age. I Know some humen anatomy and Physiology. I have a B.Sc degree. My husband has 2 children.

    Please explain advice and guide me in detail What to ask. My husband’s appointment with Gasteriointerionology is on 20th May and for his inlarged prostate ( which we already knew ) is on 5th. it to me in detail.
    Is there any thing in the report which may be the reason of misty Mesentery? Or any other thing which can cause serious problem?

    I am O.K. Now after reading the answers of my Misty Mesentery answers . Otherwise I was thinking I will loose my mental balance. I was unable to sleep. Some day 3 am some day 1 am.
    I live in a french city and I do not speak and understand French very well.

    Once again Lots of thanks to all those who answered my questions and made be breath normally.

    But if you are not a Doctor please do not answer.

    • ANSWER:
      I am a GP . I answered your questions about misty mesentery. From the details you have given I could safely conclude that your husband is not at all suffering from any serious disease..Mild prostatic enlargement is very common among males above 50 . Blood ESR if normal , generally rules out cancer and infection . You have nothing to worry.

  49. QUESTION:
    Biology 102 – General Biology test need help answering questions?
    Fill in the Blank: Provide the appropriate word to fill in the blank. Each blank is worth 1 point.

    1.All vertebrates have an __________ system of secretory glands and cells.
    2.When blood glucose is low, alpha cells secrete __________, which calls for glycogen breakdown and glucose release by the liver.
    3.Binding of a protein hormone may lead to formation of a __________, which relays a signal into the cell.
    4.The __________, a forebrain region, is structurally and functionally linked with the pituitary gland as a major center for __________ control.
    5.__________ acts on the uterus and milk ducts.
    6.Four __________ glands make a hormone that acts on bone and kidney cells and raises blood calcium level.
    7.The __________ secretes aldosterone, which targets the kidney, and __________, the stress hormone.
    8.__________ and _________ are released by neurons of the adrenal medulla and cause a fight–flight response as does stimulation by the sympathetic nervous system.
    9.Light suppresses secretion of __________ by the pineal gland in the brain.
    10.The __________ consists of skull bones, a vertebral column (backbone), and a rib cage.
    11.The __________ is the pelvic girdle, pectoral girdle, and paired limbs.
    12.Some bones have __________ that makes blood cells.
    13.__________ are cells that synthesize bone, whereas __________ break bone down.
    14.Signals from motor neurons result in action potentials in muscle fibers, which in turn causes the __________ to release stored calcium ions.
    15.__________ fills spaces between cells.
    16.The __________ circuit carries blood from the heart to body tissues, and then returns it to the heart.
    17.__________ is mostly water in which diverse ions and molecules are dissolved.
    18.Red blood cells, or __________, contain the hemoglobin that functions in rapid transport of oxygen and, to a lesser extent, carbon dioxide.
    19.The __________ gland produces hormones and is the site where __________ (a kind of white blood cell) mature.
    20.An antigen-bearing pathogen that breaches surface barriers triggers __________ immunity.
    21.__________ immunity specifically targets billions of different antigens.
    22.Inflammation begins when mast cells in tissue release __________, which increases blood flow and also makes capillaries leaky to phagocytes and plasma proteins.
    23.__________ fights infection by increasing the metabolic rate.
    24.Some clones of the original immune cells are __________ cells, long-lived B and T cells reserved for future encounters with the antigen.
    25.__________ are proteins, Y-shaped antigen receptors made only by __________ cells.
    26.There are five antibody classes: __________, __________, __________, __________, and __________. (Ig stands for __________.)
    27.__________ refers to processes designed to induce immunity.
    28.__________ is the only disease to have been eradicated from causing natural infections.
    29.__________ relieve allergy symptoms by dampening the effects of histamines.

    Multiple Choice: Highlight the best answer for the following questions. Each question is worth 1 point.

    1.Estrogens from birth control pills
    a.Are excreted in urine
    b.Are removed during standard wastewater treatment
    c.Can cause female fish to develop male traits
    d.Have different effects in fish than those of industrial estrogen mimicking pollutants
    e.Do none of these

    2.Signaling molecules act to adjust __ in all animals.
    a.Growth
    b.Metabolism
    c.Gene expression
    d.Reproduction
    e.All of these

    3.Bayliss and Starling first demonstrated the existence of hormones when they were studying which of the following?
    a.Thymus
    b.Islets of Langerhans
    c.Bursa of fabricus
    d.Pancreas
    e.None of the above

    4.Which of the following statements is true?
    a.Although hormones are carried to all parts of the body, they produce effects only in cells with proper receptors.
    b.Hormones are limited to steroid compounds.
    c.Hormones are secreted by specialized exocrine glands.
    d.Most hormones are controlled by positive feedback mechanisms involving the pituitary gland.
    e.Target cell response to the secretion of a hormone is as rapid as an effector response in the nervous system

    5.Based on evolutionary evidence in higher animals, the search for hormones in insects should focus on
    a.The digestive system
    b.Exocrine glands
    c.The nervous system
    d.Muscles
    e.The exoskeleton

    6.The reason that some individual hormones have so many different effects is that
    a.They influence gene transcription
    b.They trigger a second messenger system that produces a cascade effect
    c.There are a great many different cells in different tissues that have specific receptors for the hormone
    d.The hormone is carried throughout the body, and only a small amount is needed to produce its effect
    e.All of these are true

    7.Which is (are) the predominant second messenger(s) involved in regulating glucose metabolism?
    a.Ins

    • ANSWER:
      This is your professor. All of these questions should be easily found in your text. If you really want to learn, look up the answers yourself! We are always watching :-) .

  50. QUESTION:
    Do you know what chem trails are? (This is very serious)?
    Maybe this is not the right section to ask this question but it is a very dangerous subject which the government are well aware of if not behind it.
    THIS IS A VERY SERIOUS SUBJECT THAT THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA BLACKS OUT. Research it yourself on Google or you tube and write to your MP’s demanding answers.
    You are being poisoned every week of the year form the air in the form of chem trails.
    You only have to look up and see the chem trails cris crossing the sky’s forming toxic clouds.
    These chem trails are from planes that are not on the official flight paths and the trail behind the planes are not normal con trails.

    It is a scientific fact the con trails evaporate after 1 – 2 minutes but these con (chemical) trails linger all day and spread out forming clouds. Toxic metals then fall out of these clouds on to our heads. Organic food grown outside cannot be sold as organic anymore.

    These chemtails are being sprayed in every country of the world. A scientist took a sample of rain water after 15mm was dropped from chemtrails skies. The scientist took his sample to two laboratories, one an independent lab and the other a government funded laboratory. Both had the same results which consisted of heavy toxic metals. Heavy metals in the rain water should be around 1 to 3parts per million. The result proved that there was 28.9 ppm.

    These are NOT normal contrails where the jet fuel evaporates in one or two minutes behind the jet, these chemtrails (chemical trails) linger for hours and form toxic clouds.
    Heavy metal poisoning in the human body include the following causes:
    Chronic fatigue, splitting headaches, upset stomach, and central nervous system is effected causing spells of dizziness, insomnia poor concentration abilities, lack of muscular coordination, tiredness, neurological ailments, Alzheimer’s, damage to immune system and irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath, convulsions, weakening of the muscles, and cancer.

    The metals found in these tests were:
    ACCUMULATED ALUMINUIM
    Its contents were recorded at 780 times over the safe recommended levels. This metal causes a wide range of neurological ailments and Alzheimer’s.
    ARSNEC
    Its contents were recorded at 593 times over the safe recommended levels. This metal causes headaches, confusion, sleepiness, convulsions, arsenic poisoning, vomiting, diarhoea, kidney and skin cancers, scrotal cancer, liver cancer, cancer of the lymphatic system, lung cancer, blood in the urine, severe mussel cramps, hair loss, stomach pain, coma and death.
    MANGANESE
    Its contents were recorded at 4,000 times over the safe recommended levels. This metal can poison the human body if there is prolonged exposure.
    BARIUM
    Its contents were recorded at 300 times over the safe recommended levels. This metal causes anxiety, irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath, weakening of the muscles, chronic fatigue, watery eyes, dry throat; prolonged exposure can cause paralysis and death.
    ZINC
    Its contents were recorded at 8,000 times over the safe recommended levels. Too much of this metal ingested begins to become a poison to the liver and pancreas and causes a wide range of neurological ailments. When Zinc reaches more than the recommended amount (15mg/day) it leads to hypocupremia or depletion of copper which has serious consequences for health.
    IRON
    Its contents were recorded at 2,000 times over the safe recommended levels. This metal is deadly and it is a major factor causing diabetes, heart disease, cancer, arthritis, chronic infections, hypothyroidism, and hyperactive behaviour.
    BORON
    Which ends up in our drinking water and is over 4,000 times over the safe recommended levels? It causes acute toxicity in animals, depression, ataxia, convulsions, kidney degeneration and death. It also causes testicular and ovarian atrophy (The male reproductive organs diminish in size and may be accompanied by loss of function). Boric acid tested on mice, rats and dogs in the laboratory caused testicular lesions. Research chemtrails.
    William the government do want us to pay taxex but they want to carry out depopulation so there are less people using up services. The government officials are breathing this too but they are more interested in getting mega buck backhanders to keep quiet, anyway most government officials don’t believe it because only the high level people know about this military opperation.

    • ANSWER:
      You crazy.


Diets For Kidney Disease Symptoms

Diabetes kidney disease is normally rare, and diabetes itself is not a direct disease. It is a retrograde functioning of the body which occurs due to low secretion of insulin (type 1) or due to ineffective insulin production by pancreas (type2). Diabetes and kidney disease are closely related. Insulin is a hormone that helps glucose floating in the blood to enter the blood cells. With the entry of the glucose into the cells, it is converted into energy needed for the body. If there is no insulin secretion, or if it is not working what it should, the glucose keeps on circulating in the blood stream.

Prolonged excess blood glucose can result in many complications as the blood vessels are affected all over the body. Such a condition damages not only the kidneys, but even eyes and heart. Neuropathy, retinopathy, and cardiovascular disease are also diabetes complications that affect many organs of the body. Consequently, the diabetes patient is at the mercy of medicines including daily insulin injection. If one or both the kidneys are affected, it is a lamentable diabetes kidney disease. If the damaged condition becomes chronic, a surgery for transplant may be urgently needed.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    My dog has kidney disease?
    My 14 – year – old mixed breed,Maura,has just been diagnosed with primary kidney disease ( early kidney failure.) her appettite had not been good for a few days,so I took her to the vet on Tuesday,only to find that she had lost 15 lbs. since her last visit in March.It wasn’t apparent ,as she was chubby,and has a very heavy coat.My vet did bloodwork,and the kidney problem was found.Now,I have had dogs with this problem before,and special diets improved their symptoms and prolonged their lives,but Maura,a former chow -hound,refuses to eat ANYTHING,except for duck and rabbit jerky,and cooked chicken breast.She is NOT supposed to have all that protein.I bought Hill’s k/d diet,both dry and canned,and some veggie dog biscuits,but she will have none of it.She is taking Tums as a phosphate binder,and Nutri -cal to try and stimulate her appetite and keep up her energy. She is also on amoxicillin.Does anyone have a good homemade diet for dogs with kidney disease that’s highly palatable? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      try her with a little cooked rice, and boiled chicken breast. a little bowl of cornflakes with some milk. and if you could get her to eat some ice cream. my little dog had the same problem, and would only eat meat. sadly she died two years ago. she was my baby for fifteen years, hugs to you both.

  2. QUESTION:
    I think my dog has Kidney Disease?
    He has all the symptoms for it except he has a good coat. I read this on the internet. He finished the new antibiotic yesterday. Today, he peed on the rug and floor right in front of us, Twice! I think he has Kidney Failure. My dad is going to try to order more antibiotic pills online.We have been to the vet about 2 times this month! The first time they thought he injested something toxic. He stayed on an IV overnight. The second time they thought he had either Prostate Cancer, an infection or a bump. She gave us antibiotic to give him for three weeks. All of sudden, he is done with the pills and the same behavior comes back for the third time. Does anyone know anything I can do for him? A special Diet, etc.? I really believe that he has Kidney Failure. Thank you for your answers!
    He has had bloodwork down about four times during the times he has been there. His kidneys were uplifted. When he was on the IV overnight, the next morning, they were normal. We have spent a FORTUNE on Jack! They can’t seem to find what is wrong with him. My mom said that she doesn’t want to go to the vet, again and spend another 00 to find out that he has Kidney Failure! I really just want to know if there is anything I can do to help him!
    Go to this question I posted about I think was the first time he was sick.

    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=As9o73rhZsWfMdwLX7SQtrzsy6IX?qid=20061228061249AA98Pov

    Jack was neutered before we got him, about 12 and a half years ago. They though he had Prostate Cancer but it wasn’t, it was an infection. We thought this because the antibiotics worked, so we were almost positive that it was an infection.
    We feed him Purina Dog Chow
    He has Cancer…we took him to the vet. They don’t know what type.
    Does anyone know any types of dog food I can get for him that will help with the Cancer.

    I’m sorry, he doesn’t eat Purina, he eats Pedigree.

    • ANSWER:
      The only way your dog will be confirmed for having kidney disease is a blood test. CREA/BUN amongst others.inc electrolyte Levels will be elevated significantly if your dog has kidney disease. You cannot diagnose your dog over the Internet as the symptoms that your dog may displaying could be in relation to many other health ailments.
      Dogs i have seen with kidney failure become very skinny as they do not eat and vomit alot! and drink bucket loads.
      You ha vent made it clear as what the dogs symptoms are.
      Prostate cancer is generally diagnose with an internal and an xray. The Prostate is generally very enlarged as it evident on radiography. Also you would have probably noticed Heamorragia (blood), in the feces. Is your dog desexed?
      Three weeks on Ab’s and you dog is having no change could be a number of things, is it behaviour related of is there a chronic infection going on? What do you feed your dog? What are the other symptoms? has your vet done a full blood examination of the dog if not demand one.
      There are a number of test that your vet could do to pin point the problem my suggestion is if you are not getting results with the vet you are with now then get a second opinion.

      Remember be confident with your vet and sometimes you need to be patient as dogs cannot talk so it is a process of elimination.

      Good luck but you need to follow it up

  3. QUESTION:
    How long did your cat live after he/she was diagnosed with kidney disease or renal failure? my baby just died.?
    my cat was 17 and im so upset the evil vets didnt tell me he had it and how to manage it. i have been feeding him wellness which is the worst diet to feed a cat with kidney disease becuase its high in protien, phosphorus and salt. but the vet never told me what to do, an didnt know by reserching the internet and his symptoms that is what he died of and how i could have manged it. th eonly thing she sent me home with that i gave him for a year was subq fluids. i feel so violated and feel guilty for my cat that i could have taken better care of him and greatly lenghthened his life with better info from the vet. if i knew i would have even got 3 jobs to save for a kidney transplant or taken a loan out for it.
    sorry for typos. it snot really my spelling -just typing fast. ie, lengthened, research, protein. I plan to attend law school and practice medical malpractice, and go after vets that withhold information to pet parents and let animals disease exacerbate to the point of death in an attempt to get more money out of people instead of promoting good health of which they took an oath to do.

    • ANSWER:
      I am very sorry for your loss. Wellness is not the worst for crf. The vet’s diet is. You do not want to feed low protein but a quality protein
      In any event was a blood test done to confirm this? there are many symptoms that can be similar to kidney disease.
      I am deeply sorry. We choose tears

      http://www.bonfires.de/TheLovingOnes.htm

  4. QUESTION:
    My sister was diagnosed with Kidney Disease she is 13?
    My sister is 13 and was recently ( within the last 2 months) diagnosed with iad nephroathy. She has been in and out of hospitals and doctors offices, she has only been able to attend school probably a total of 20days since the beginning of the school year. She is in a large amount of pain. Specifically her lower back. She has large amounts of protein in her urine. and her white blood cell count is high. The only thing the doctors have done for her so far is put her on a high dose of a steroid called prednizone, which has not helped her kidneys to begin functioning normally again as they said it would. The prednizone has caused her face and stomach to swell up about three times the normal size and she is complaining that her face and stomach hurt her. We have taken her to a nutritionist and altered her diet to a no carb diet. After doing some research online i stumbled upon a symptoms list for End Stage Renal disease. Unfortunately it seems to be she has most of these symptoms. The issue we are encountering is that we have seen some of the best doctors in the area and they all say the same thing that her pain isnt from the kidney disease and she cant have end stage because when they discovered she had kidney disease it was not that far along. She has been advised not to take Motrin or Tylenol or any other kind of pain reliever, therefore she is in a massive amount of pain to the point that she cannot stop crying. Please can anyone, someone give me some kind of insight or tips or anything! My family and I are so confused and are not getting answers from any of our healthcare professionals. My mother is having the hardest time seeing my sister go through this, she has so much more life to live and dances and dates and I dont want her to be sick forever! Please Help!!!

    Thank you

    Amber
    (Sterling Heights, Michigan)
    Yes I have not been officially tested yet but we have the same blood type and the same father I don’t know if that makes a difference. But I am 5foot 3inches and a little overweight for my height I am not morbidly obese or anything. I consider myself in good health, but the doctor said they are only able to take a kidney donation from a healthy height weight proportionate donor. After receiving that news I immediately changed my diet and started exercising more to become height weight proportionate but she just keeps getting sicker and sicker and I am afraid that she might need a transplant before I can reach the height weight goal! I am 21 yrs old and I haven’t had any health issues since 2003 not even a cold, so I consider that pretty healthy.

    • ANSWER:
      Here is a link to IgA nephropathy.

      https://health.google.com/health/ref/IgA+nephropathy

      A low protein diet might help. She could ask her doctor about trying a vegetarian diet (vegan would be best…no meat, dairy or eggs). Vegetarian Times magazine is a good resource for information and recipes for a new vegetarian.But ask the docs first.

      Here is a link to clinical trials.

      http://www.clinicaltrials.gov

      Here is a link to clinical trials for IgA nephropathy

      http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/results?term=IgA+nephropathy

      Put in the “IgA nephropathy” or “Berger’s disease” in the search engine there and hit the map tab to find local trials.

      Here is another link to NORD:

      http://www.rarediseases.org/search/rdbdetail_abstract.html?disname=IgA%20Nephropathy

      Scroll down the page to see support organizations and their addresses and email addresses.

      I would think a kidney transplant would be her best bet, but I am not a doctor.

      She might also call the local kidney foundation and ask about support groups and where and when they meet. Support groups can be a tremendous help…talking to others with similar problems and trading ideas for help.

  5. QUESTION:
    is catnip safe for cats with kidney problems?
    is catnip safe for cats with kidney problems?
    my 12 year old cat has been on a special prescription diet for renal problems for a couple of years (hill’s k/d). Thankfully he has no symptoms and seems healthy in spite of his compromised kidneys. Anyway.. like most cats, he loves catnip. Does anyone know if cats with kidney disease have problems processing catnip/ excreting it? Is it ok to keep giving it to him? thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      As far as I know cats don’t eat catnip, they just like the aroma so you probably don’t need to worry.

  6. QUESTION:
    I think my little guy may have kidney disease?
    I’m frustrated!!! My little schnauzer was sick New Years Eve, throwing up, couldn’t keep food down. His pee was also very clear. We brought him to the emergency room New Years Day. If was given an anti-nausi shot, and we were told to give him a bland diet. We noticed he didn’t change much in the next few days, so we brought him to our vet. He was then checked for everything, Addison’s disease, kidney failure etc.. almost 00 later, we had no answers. We did notice he starting feeling better and was cleared of all symptoms later that week (around the 7th) He had been back to his old self untill today, he’s thrown up about 4 times in 2 hours. I feel helpless, does anyone have a clue?

    Update. it’s been two days now and he’s keeping nothing down. He’s peeing alot and the fluid is clear. I have vet appointment at 3:00pm today. I hope the vet can help, I hate to see him suffer. I’ve been researching through these forums, it sounds like kidney disease. Any thought anyone?
    Here is an update. We got our little guy back last night. He was diagnoised with acute kidney disease. They still haven’t found the cause, but have it eliminated down to two possibilities. One being Leptospirorsis, we will get the results from this on Monday or Tuesday this upcoming week. The other possibility is he ingested something toxic. My wife and I have tried thinking of anything he may have gotten into, the only thing we thought of was that he always kept getting into the Christmas tree stand water. The ER vet said this may be toxic. Has anyone heard of this? Anyways, my little guy is resting, although very exhasted (along with me). He is peeing almost every three hours, but the vet said this is normal from the all fluids he was on in the vet.. It breaks my heart for my wife and I to see him like this. The vet is going to talk to me about giving him subcutaneuous fluid injections for the next month to get his value’s back to normal. Thanks for you input everyone!!!

    • ANSWER:
      I would take the dog to another vet for a second opinion.
      good luck

  7. QUESTION:
    Can eating bananas trigger Kidney problems?
    I’m a 34 year old female who has a family history of Kidney Disease. The members of my family that had Kidney Disease also abused drugs and alcohol, so who’s to say if the drugs and alcohol caused their Kidney Disease. I have never used or tried drugs or alcohol and yet I’ve suffered chronic kidney infections for years, especially after having children. Now yesterday I ate a banana and started to have back pain (kidney area), and my urine had a very foul salty kind of odor, my blood pressure seemed high and my heart was beating really fast. I do know that if you have Kidney Disease, your diet cannot contain potassium because the kidneys cannot filter properly therefore causing the same symptoms I just explained. I ate another banana today just to see if the same thing happened, and it did. Should I bring this to the attention of my physician? Should I worry? Has anyone else experienced any such thing, or similiar to what I have explained?
    Do you think my kidneys are showing signs of failure? I didn’t have these symptoms in the past, but because of my family history of Renal Failure I was wondering if this could be the beginning.

    • ANSWER:
      You should definitely bring this to the attention of your doctor. Potassium, sodium, calcium, phosphorus and other minerals are critical for the proper function of your kidneys and their ability to keep the water balance of your blood, as well as their ability to remove toxins. If you have kidney problems and you eat too much of any of these substances, you can can cause permanent damage to your body. A high level of potassium in the blood can lead to heart rhythm problems, and if left untreated can even lead to death. Please see your doctor ASAP and educate yourself on the proper diet for your body! Good luck!

  8. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms of Feline diabetes or kidney failure? I am worried about my kitty?
    I am going to call and see if the vet can get me in tomorrow, but here is what has gone on so far:
    My cat is is a 10 year old Manx. He has always been small but the last few weeks he is practically skeletal, I can feel every bone in his spine and hips. I weighed him yesterday and he was 7.5 lbs. He is an indoor/outdoor cat, and at first I thought it was just worms so I gave him a de-wormer about 1 1/2 weeks ago, and another follow up pill yesterday. It was “Drontal Plus”. He seems to be in really good spirits, and is acting practically normal, although I don’t usually see him as often as I do now because I am keeping him indoors for now. He is still playing, and cuddling. He doesn’t seem to be eating much at all, so I got him some a/d® Canine/Feline science diet food, which is a high calorie supplement. He ate about 1/2 can of that today. I have been reading a lot of scary things on the internet about diabetes and kidney disease, and it seems like he is drinking more water than normal. Do you think he could be drinking more because of the de-wormer, or is it a high possibility that he has a serious disease? Would he be acting normal if he did? He is up to date on all of his shots. I realize that I probably will not get a proper diagnosis on yahoo Answers, but what do you guys think?
    He turned out to be diabetic :(

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, drinking a lot and urinating a lot are symptoms of both. and yes at first it might be possible that they otherwise seem normal. That’s why it is good you are getting your cat buddy into the vet tomorrow.
      With kidney disease another common thing would be vomiting, maybe vomiting sort of clear or foamy fluid. also loss of appetite and thus weight loss.

      With diabetes, past a certain point, there is increase in appetite but even if they eat more. they lose weight . The coat gets dry and dandruffy. and then they might start getting weak in their legs. (from neuropathy — that is often reversible)

      If it’s diabetes it is very treatable, in fact many cats who are treated soon and get their blood sugar under control are able to go into remission and just be diet controlled. others only need a diet change to start with and that controls it.
      Even kidney disease seems to have come a long way and many cats are living years with it.

      Hang on to the following links.
      if he has diabetes check outhttp://felinediabetes.com/ , they have a lot of info on there and connected with the site is a very very active message board FDMB http://www.felinediabetes.com/FDMB/

      If it turns out to be kidney disease….There are 2 great sites that have been around a long time with tons of info. one is US one is UK so there is some country specific info but most applies to all cats

      http://www.felinecrf.com

      and http://www.felinecrf.org
      http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/Feline-CRF-Support/ yahoo discussion list for people whose cats have kidney disease. You will probably find a lot of support and tips there.

  9. QUESTION:
    Kidney Problems?
    Hi,
    I am a fit 21 year old male who recently fell ill with a kidney something. I went to the doctors because I had protein in my urine, flu like symptoms and lower back pain. They gave me a bunch of blood test for diabetes and stuff and all that came back negative but I fell in the catagory of state 3 kidney disease with a score of a 54. My doctor wasn’t too sure whats up because my blood pressure and everything is fine, however, I did have a really high protein diet for about 1 year and have been taking creatine on and off for about 6 years. My test shows a creatinine level of 1.62, however I did have a dose of creatine 7 days before my bloodtest. They gave me an antibiotic for a kidney infection because they did find bacteria in my urine but i do feel 100% after 5 days of the antiboitic. Before I left the doctors office another Dr looked at it and said yeah dont take creatine for atleast a year, which put me at ease a little bit. Can anyone give me an idea of what i should expect?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello,

      Hum, I think there may be a confusion about exactly which type of creatine we are talking about. My understanding is that creatinine in the blood (and hence in the urine), is a breakdown product of phospho-creatine in muscle, where it is an important energy store. When you use your body muscles, you are using phospho-creatine as an energy source, and consequently its breakdown product (creatinine) is always appearing in the blood.

      The original creatine (from which phospho-creatine is made), is manufactured in the liver from protein fragments (amino acids) and sent to the muscles via the blood-stream. You do not depend on creatine in your diet.

      This whole creatinine /creatine business, sounds as if you think that these compounds are somehow critical to proper kidney function. My understanding is that they aren’t.

      Creatinine waste-product just happens to be handled by the kidneys in a special way. It is only filtered off, and not actively re-absorbed further on in the kidney, as most other filtered products are.

      This unique property makes creatinine ideal for measuring the total filtration rate of the kidneys, or more exactly it reflects accurately the total number of tiny, individual kidney filter-bulbs ['glomeruli'] you have in your kidneys, (everyone starts off life with between 300,000 and 1,200,000 filter-bulbs in each kidney).

      If you start with loss of kidney function, one interpretation is that you are losing individual filter-bulbs from your total birth quota.

      There are lots of dissolved toxic waste-products which the kidneys remove, and my understanding is that creatinine is not particularly toxic compared to some of the others. It just so happens, however, that it is handled in a unique way by the kidneys that makes it ideal for estimating kidney function.

      The normal blood creatinine in adult males is between 0.5 and 1.2 mg per decilitre, (individual labs may vary). However, muscular young or middle-aged adults may have higher creatinine levels in their blood than the general population.

      Creatinine level depends partly on how fast the muscles are producing it, as well as on how fast the kidneys are removing it. About 2% of the body’s energy chemical phospho-creatine, is converted to creatinine every day.

      For a really accurate measurement of kidney function which eliminates this ‘production’ variable, you would need what is called a ‘Creatinine Clearance Test,’ which effectively standardizes the creatinine input level to the kidneys.

      It sounds fairly clear to me that you had a kidney infection in one or both kidneys, – - sometimes the right- or left- sidedness of the back pain, helps to show which kidney is sore.

      Raised blood pressure is certainly a sign or kidney infection, but you don’t have to have raised blood pressure for an infection to be diagnosed correctly.

      Protein which is normally present in the blood, doesn’t appear in the urine unless the kidneys are inflamed and so releasing blood items abnormally. The amount of protein in the urine is proportional to how much the kidneys are inflamed. It isn’t related to how much protein you have been taking in your diet.

      I’m not familiar with this kidney disease scoring system.

      You say that they did find bacteria in your urine, and these are likely to have been the exact bacteria which caused the infection. After 5 days of the antibiotic you felt 100% better, which is a good indication that these bacteria were ‘sensitive to’ (i.e. killed off by) that particular antibiotic.

      In my opinion there are 3 areas worth thinking about at this stage.

      (1) Has the infection totally cleared away from your kidneys? Even though you feel completely back to normal, in the UK we would probably still confirm this by re-testing your urine for bacteria with another Mid-Stream Urine specimen.

      (2) Was there any underlying condition which made you more prone than average, to getting a kidney infection in the first place? Well, everybody is entitled to an occasional kidney infection, and no-one would do any special tests for underlying problems unless you got another kidney infection.

      (3) Have a significant number of individual kidney filter-bulbs been destroyed? It doesn’t sound like it, from what you say. Absolute proof would require a Creatinine Clearance Test.

      I think you should expect to remain absolutely fit and well. Just back to normal, in fact.

      I can’t see any justification for manipulating the creatine in your diet, since most creatine is manufactured internally by your liver out of protein fragments, (amino acids).

      Urea, not creatinine, is one of the main breakdown products of protein, and indeed blood urea measurement used to be the mainstay of kidney function tests. Kidney failure results in toxic levels of urea in the blood, called uraemia. (uremia).

      I am aware that I am removing some of your re-assurance by undermining your understanding of how things work in the ‘kidney area.’ I hope the total effect is positive and not negative. Clearly muscle development through diet is important to you.

      Best wishes, Belliger (retired uk gp)

  10. QUESTION:
    How is my essay? Ten points!?
    The topic of the essay was to address a problem concerning American society of particular concern to you, and to propose one or more positive solutions.

    “The Big ‘C’”: A Different Meaning to Me
    The machine beeped noisily as it slowly turned on. The nightly routine had now begun— the bags had been opened, the solution was warming, and the tubing was priming. Five minutes later, the monstrous mechanism that sat on the nightstand read, “Connect yourself”. And I watched from afar as my mother, donning a mask, joined the tube on the machine with the tube coming out of her stomach.
    Drain 1 of 4…Fill 1 of 4…Dwell 1 of 4…Drain 2 of 4…the cycle repeated over and over again, for eight hours straight, until an obnoxious tone startled those who had since fallen asleep. My mother’s dialysis was finally over…until tomorrow night. And this had become her life; relying on a machine to stay alive.
    “The big ‘C’”…when used medically, the phrase almost universally brings to mind the word “cancer”. Cancer is a horrific disease in itself. My grandmother died from it. But to me, the phrase brings to mind “chronic kidney failure”. It’s a disease my mother suffers from; one she had contracted months before it was ever diagnosed, yet she hadn’t known it.
    The symptoms were easy to attribute to other, more common ailments. The back pain—part of getting older. The bad taste in her mouth—needing to brush her teeth more. The feeling tired all the time—working too much. She had no idea that her kidneys were being destroyed by an invisible attacker.
    The point here? There was little literature about her condition readily available to her. Sure, you would find information about kidney disease at any decent nephrologist’s office. But at the time my mother needed it most, it wasn’t somewhere she could see it in everyday life.
    Last year, I saw advertisements for cancer screenings, sleep aids, arthritis medications, pain relievers, cold and flu medications, erectile dysfunction, overactive bladder, depression, high cholesterol medications, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease, just to name a few. There was nothing about kidney failure. Not a word.
    The progression of my mother’s condition could have been slowed significantly. If someone, a year ago, had sat her down and told her that her kidneys were wasting away, she could have done something about it. She could have changed her diet, gotten more exercise, and taken medication. But she never got the chance.
    WebMD has an application called the “symptom checker”, which allows you to input the problem you’re having and view the possible causes. While this feeds the worries of many hypochondriacs, perhaps it wouldn’t hurt if the American Kidney Foundation ran an advertisement (or infomercial) on television every now and then explaining the symptoms of kidney disease. Maybe a page or two about it in a popular magazine wouldn’t be a bad thing, either.
    The diseases that are the most treatable are the ones people can see. For example, Americans go to the dermatologist if they see psoriasis developing on their skin. They go to the dentist if their gums appear inflamed. But many irreversible conditions are silent enemies, with very few or easily dismissed symptoms. Using “snail mail” or e-mail to spread information about these silent enemies would be a good thing as well. Although many would dismiss it as junk mail or spam, it may catch someone’s eye just as it sails into the trash. It may save a life.
    The thesis of my argument isn’t confined simply to renal failure. I know of kidney disease only through personal experience with it. There are so many conditions that affect Americans daily that you and I have never even heard of. But without the literature, there’s no hope of us ever knowing about them. Spreading the word is the best people like me can do, but it seems to not happen often. I have learned more about the workings of the kidneys and their dysfunction in the last six months than I ever thought I would know. I have told more people about my mother’s story than I can count. Hopefully, it will make a difference to someone, someday.
    It’s too late for my mother. That machine on her bedside will be working tonight and every night thereafter. But in all honesty, it doesn’t upset us anymore. We now have the opportunity to spare someone else from what we went through. However, I hope that a community (such as the American Kidney Foundation) with more public outreach than I could ever dream of having takes the suggestions of people like my mother and I and tries to save someone from any virtually unknown disease. Someone. Anyone. Because that’s all that really matters.

    Please be constructive if you have criticism. What do you think of it? Ten points to most thorough answer!

    • ANSWER:
      First, I’m sorry to hear about your mother’s condition. Secondly, you’ve written a very moving and well thought out essay. Two editorial comments:
      Next to last paragraph – “it seems TO NOT HAPPEN often” should read “it seems NOT TO HAPPEN often.”

      Last paragraph – “people like my mother and I” should read “people like my mother and ME.”

      Good luck to you and your mom.

  11. QUESTION:
    How does this essay sound? Ten points, help!?
    The subject of the essay was to discuss a problem confronting American society of particular concern to you and to propose one or more positive ways to deal with the problem.

    “The Big ‘C’”: A Different Meaning for Me
    The machine beeped noisily as it slowly turned on. The nightly routine had now begun— the bags had been opened, the solution was warming, and the tubing was priming. Five minutes later, the monstrous mechanism that sat on the nightstand read, “Connect yourself”. And I watched from afar as my mother, donning a mask, joined the tube on the machine with the tube coming out of her stomach.
    Drain 1 of 4…Fill 1 of 4…Dwell 1 of 4…Drain 2 of 4…the cycle repeated over and over again, for eight hours straight, until an obnoxious tone startled those who had since fallen asleep. My mother’s dialysis was finally over…until tomorrow night. And this had become her life; relying on a machine to stay alive.
    “The big ‘C’”…when used medically, the phrase almost universally brings to mind the word “cancer”. Cancer is a horrific disease in itself. My grandmother died from it. But to me, the phrase brings to mind “chronic kidney failure”. It’s a disease my mother suffers from; one she had contracted months before it was ever diagnosed, yet she hadn’t known it.
    The symptoms were easy to attribute to other, more common ailments. The back pain—part of getting older. The bad taste in her mouth—needing to brush her teeth more. The feeling tired all the time—working too much. She had no idea that her kidneys were being destroyed by an invisible attacker.
    The point here? There was little literature about her condition readily available to her. Sure, you would find information about kidney disease at any decent nephrologist’s office. But at the time my mother needed it most, it wasn’t somewhere she could see it in everyday life.
    Last year, I saw advertisements for cancer screenings, sleep aids, arthritis medications, pain relievers, cold and flu medications, erectile dysfunction, overactive bladder, depression, high cholesterol medications, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease, just to name a few. There was nothing about kidney failure. Not a word.
    My mother’s condition was preventable. If someone, a year ago, had sat her down and told her that her kidneys were shutting down, she could have done something about it. She could have changed her diet, gotten more exercise, and taken medication. But she never got the chance.
    WebMD has an application called the “symptom checker”, which allows you to input the problem you’re having and view the possible causes. While this feeds the worries of many hypochondriacs, perhaps it wouldn’t hurt if the American Kidney Foundation ran an advertisement (or infomercial) on television every now and then explaining the symptoms of kidney disease. Maybe a page or two about it in a popular magazine wouldn’t be a bad thing, either.
    The diseases that are the most treatable are the ones people can see. For example, Americans go to the dermatologist if they see psoriasis developing on their skin. They go to the dentist if their gums appear inflamed. But many irreversible conditions are silent enemies, with very few or easily dismissed symptoms. Using “snail mail” or e-mail to spread information about these silent enemies would be a good thing as well. Although many would dismiss it as junk mail or spam, it may catch someone’s eye just as it sails into the trash. It may save a life.
    The thesis of my argument isn’t confined simply to renal failure. I know of kidney disease only through personal experience with it. There are so many conditions that affect Americans daily that you and I have never even heard of. But without the literature, there’s no hope of us ever knowing about them. Spreading the word is the best people like me can do, but it seems to not happen often. I have learned more about the workings of the kidneys and their dysfunction in the last six months than I ever thought I would know. I have told more people about my mother’s story than I can count. Hopefully, it will make a difference to someone, someday.
    It’s too late for my mother. That machine on her bedside will be working tonight and every night after. But in all honesty, it doesn’t upset us anymore. We now have the opportunity to spare someone else from what we went through. However, I hope that a community (such as the American Kidney Foundation) with more public outreach than I could ever dream of having takes the suggestions of people like my mother and I and tries to save someone from any virtually unknown disease. Someone. Anyone. Because that’s all that really matters.

    It’s for a full-ride scholarship I’m applying for. What do you think? And please, if you’re one of those people who has to act like a big deal on Yahoo! Answers and tear down everyone’s work even if it’s good, don’t bother to answer. Thank you! Ten points!

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  12. QUESTION:
    Do you like my essay? Ten points!?
    The subject of the essay was to discuss a problem confronting American society of particular concern to you and to propose one or more positive ways to deal with the problem.

    “The Big ‘C’”: A Different Meaning for Me
    The machine beeped noisily as it slowly turned on. The nightly routine had now begun— the bags had been opened, the solution was warming, and the tubing was priming. Five minutes later, the monstrous mechanism that sat on the nightstand read, “Connect yourself”. And I watched from afar as my mother, donning a mask, joined the tube on the machine with the tube coming out of her stomach.
    Drain 1 of 4…Fill 1 of 4…Dwell 1 of 4…Drain 2 of 4…the cycle repeated over and over again, for eight hours straight, until an obnoxious tone startled those who had since fallen asleep. My mother’s dialysis was finally over…until tomorrow night. And this had become her life; relying on a machine to stay alive.
    “The big ‘C’”…when used medically, the phrase almost universally brings to mind the word “cancer”. Cancer is a horrific disease in itself. My grandmother died from it. But to me, the phrase brings to mind “chronic kidney failure”. It’s a disease my mother suffers from; one she had contracted months before it was ever diagnosed, yet she hadn’t known it.
    The symptoms were easy to attribute to other, more common ailments. The back pain—part of getting older. The bad taste in her mouth—needing to brush her teeth more. The feeling tired all the time—working too much. She had no idea that her kidneys were being destroyed by an invisible attacker.
    The point here? There was little literature about her condition readily available to her. Sure, you would find information about kidney disease at any decent nephrologist’s office. But at the time my mother needed it most, it wasn’t somewhere she could see it in everyday life.
    Last year, I saw advertisements for cancer screenings, sleep aids, arthritis medications, pain relievers, cold and flu medications, erectile dysfunction, overactive bladder, depression, high cholesterol medications, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease, just to name a few. There was nothing about kidney failure. Not a word.
    My mother’s condition was preventable. If someone, a year ago, had sat her down and told her that her kidneys were shutting down, she could have done something about it. She could have changed her diet, gotten more exercise, and taken medication. But she never got the chance.
    WebMD has an application called the “symptom checker”, which allows you to input the problem you’re having and view the possible causes. While this feeds the worries of many hypochondriacs, perhaps it wouldn’t hurt if the American Kidney Foundation ran an advertisement (or infomercial) on television every now and then explaining the symptoms of kidney disease. Maybe a page or two about it in a popular magazine wouldn’t be a bad thing, either.
    The diseases that are the most treatable are the ones people can see. For example, Americans go to the dermatologist if they see psoriasis developing on their skin. They go to the dentist if their gums appear inflamed. But many irreversible conditions are silent enemies, with very few or easily dismissed symptoms. Using “snail mail” or e-mail to spread information about these silent enemies would be a good thing as well. Although many would dismiss it as junk mail or spam, it may catch someone’s eye just as it sails into the trash. It may save a life.
    The thesis of my argument isn’t confined simply to renal failure. I know of kidney disease only through personal experience with it. There are so many conditions that affect Americans daily that you and I have never even heard of. But without the literature, there’s no hope of us ever knowing about them. Spreading the word is the best people like me can do, but it seems to not happen often. I have learned more about the workings of the kidneys and their dysfunction in the last six months than I ever thought I would know. I have told more people about my mother’s story than I can count. Hopefully, it will make a difference to someone, someday.
    It’s too late for my mother. That machine on her bedside will be working tonight and every night after. But in all honesty, it doesn’t upset us anymore. We now have the opportunity to spare someone else from what we went through. However, I hope that a community (such as the American Kidney Foundation) with more public outreach than I could ever dream of having takes the suggestions of people like my mother and I and tries to save someone from any virtually unknown disease. Someone. Anyone. Because that’s all that really matters.

    It’s for a full-ride scholarship I’m applying for. What do you think? Did I address the topic well? And please, if you’re one of those people who has to act like a big deal on Yahoo! Answers and tear down everyone’s work even if it’s good, don’t bother to answer. Thank you! Ten points!

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  13. QUESTION:
    Cat Nutrition and Health: (Raw Feeders)?
    If Kidney Disease, kidney Failure tend to run in some breeds of cats, (for one the Siamese breed). If you want to try to prevent it in the first place, WHY? can’t you feed your cat a kidney diet to begin with? Why, wait till symptoms appear. (it is usally too late by then). I’m talking about Raw Feeders here, Not commercial food feeders.
    Is it because the kidney diet would be too low of protein or etc… for a non kidney prob. cat?
    Thanks, God bless. Been pondering this for a while now.

    • ANSWER:
      What you are writing here is strange. Raw by nature is high protein and many vets now believe that it is not the amount of protein fed but the quality. People feeding dry food any ties are feeding vegetable based protein instead of animal
      Some crf patients are transitioning to a raw diet and any are having good success.
      If you are talking about feeding a low protein diet to prevent kidney disease, you are just asking for trouble. Cats are obligate carnivores and need animal based protein to thrive
      For quality for a carnivore, you want to feed a grain free diet as many cats have trouble with grains and the carbs that come from them. They haven’t done any studies on cats about this but if you look at this study with dogs which are omnivores, yoiu would think this would apply to a carnivore
      This report is for dogs but applies to cats

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

      Also for health
      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. Are you making your own raw?(I assue so) If you need links on making your own don’t hesitate emailing

  14. QUESTION:
    I’m having strange on-going symptoms and I need to know what it is?
    I’ve been having periods of extended nausea. It started in mid October and went on until mid December. Then it subsided until about a week and a half ago. I’ll have nausea for 3-4 hours after I wake up and when that goes away I’ll have the hiccups for a couple of hours. It comes and goes all day. It’s not like curled up on the couch about to hurl nausea. It feels more like the nausea you get when you’ve eaten WAY too much. I’ve also lost my appetite. I’m consuming about 150-200 calories a day. And it’s not purposeful, I’m just never hungry. I’m also a month late for my period but I’ve taken 2 pregnancy tests and they’ve both come out negative. Everything I’ve looked up on Google says like kidney disease or brain tumors and it’s freaking me out! I’ve been trying to avoid the doctor because 1) I hate the doctor and 2) It’s just nausea…how bad could it be? I’m going in the next week or so but I just want some peace of mind before then. Any ideas? I haven’t changed anything in my diet, no chemicals or drugs (other than the occasional joint and beer), I smoke cigarettes, about a pack every 2 days. I’m not taking any different vitamins or medications. I barely take Tylenol. My digestion and bowel movements seem pretty regular. Heartburn on rare occasions. Maybe 5 times since October. That’s really all I can think of. I’ve got lots of other weird stuff going on that don’t really seem related but just in case. Every now and then my left pinky and ring finger will go numb. Like I’m not doing anything, just sitting there and I’ll notice it’s tingling. The only reason that concerns me is because it’s on the side of my heart. And 8 times out of 10 when I stand up from a sitting or laying position I get extremely light headed and my vision gets spotty. But I never thought about it because I thought that happened to everyone. I’ve been getting chronic headaches too. Nothing hardcore, just annoying. Can someone please help me??? Preferably Dr. House? Lol.

    • ANSWER:
      to tell you the truth it could be any number of things this site can’t be a doctor. darling you need to see a doctor ‘NOW’ because if what you have is bad then the longer you leave it the worse its going to get. you need to go now and sort it out it can be something simple but unless you go you won’t know. and if its not so good then doctors are the people to help, be brave baby and go, and then then us all know what happends we will wait to hear from you, ok your not alone, uno annalon

  15. QUESTION:
    Diabetics: your experiences with blood sugars?
    Last week I had some blood test results that made my doctor send me to the ER, where they found my results to be perfectly normal. I have an appointment with her tomorrow, but I’d like some input or experience from people with diabetes and/or kidney issues.

    Last Friday, I did a basic metabolic panel as part of a routine checkup. I’ve no history with diabetes or kidney problems, but an hour after the test my doctor called me with alarming kidney function results. Another hour later, she called and ordered me to the ER – after spending an hour discussing the results with another physician. If you check my profile, you’ll see that I’m a neurobiology and have training in physiology and biochemistry, but I’m not an expert in non-brain stuff. However, I did ask for basic info about the blood test results and researched them.

    Off the top of my head, I can tell you that my creatinine level was twice what it should have been (2.9 maybe? It was just over twice normal) and my glucose level like 180. And this was after a night of fasting.

    The funny thing is that I ate between the blood test (9:00 AM) and getting the first call (10:30 AM). It was about 1:30 PM when the ER checked my blood glucose levels, which were a bit high at 130. All other metabolic tests were normal, so the ER sent me home.

    If I were diabetic, my glucose levels should have raised further. The meal I had was 1.5 servings of macaroni, 1 cup of asparagus, 1 glass of wine, and 1 large cup of water.

    It’s relevant that I changed my diet 3 days before the blood work was ordered and I was probably in ketosis from that change alone. Mind you I wasn’t starving myself – I cut my diet down to about 1,100 calories and low fat. And I informed my doctor of this on the day after (2 days before the blood test) of the diet change.

    The night before the blood test, I ate a ~370 calorie meal (2 small chicken strips, potatoes, corn, and a low calorie desert) at 7:30 PM, took my dog for a 30 minute walk, and remember feeling a little hungry at 9:30 PM. The next morning, I only drank a diet soda on the drive to have blood work done.

    I’ve never had symptoms of diabetes, kidney disease, and felt great for months before the blood work. And I was a regular blood donor over the last 5 years. I last donated in December and there were no problems.

    Have any of you had similar experiences? I’d like to think that I was just in ketosis from chopping my calories to 1/3rd the pre-diet change levels, but this ordeal scared me right back to old eating habits.
    I also lost 3.5 lbs in the 3 days of diet change – and it wasn’t just glycogen weight, as I continued to eat a decent amount of carbs from fruit and a little bread.

    • ANSWER:
      No non-diabetic should have a blood sugar 0f 180 but it may not have been an accurate test.

      Your incorrect about the Creatinine levels, your level was almost 3 times higher than what it should be. Lab Corp. and Quest Diagnostics should the normal levels for Creatinine should be 0.76 – 1.27. which would indicate impaired kidney functions.

      You should schedule a complete workup with a doctor that spealizes in Internal Medicine .

  16. QUESTION:
    Friends diet and health effects from disease or eating disorder?
    My friend is a type A personality and an overachiever. She is going to an ivy school in the med program, but she has always been able to deal with stress. Lately she has been coming down with some serious symptoms.
    -While away at school she would get extreme muscle fatigue and loss of motor. Docs said she had some autoimmune due to bloodwork but were unable to pinpoint
    -At this time she began eating less and working out more. Suffered a stress fracture in her leg from overexertion, lost 20+ lbs. Family worried for her psychological health
    -Docs at home diagnose her with subcutaneous lupus. She is still not eating much but does not work out anymore.
    -She is now passing kidney stones

    I am very worried for her, and cannot tell if her eating, fatigue and now her stones are due to her lupus or if she possibly could have an eating disorder. Where could this all be stemming from? She is turning 20. She is not underweight, she is maybe 115-120 lbs now.

    • ANSWER:
      wow…well that also can be lupus. Lupus is a very complicated and severe illness. If the doctors found that in her blood work then it could be that. Just be there for her.

  17. QUESTION:
    What do you think of this article?? truth or fiction…?
    FACTORY FARMED CHICKEN

    Almost all chicken meat in the United States is produced through the “factory farming” system, in which animals are closely crowded together in filthy, disease-ridden conditions. Because of these unhealthy conditions, many chickens die even before they get to the slaughterhouse. For example, in an operation with 100,000 broiler chickens, approximately 250 birds die per day. Before being caught for the trip to the slaughterhouse, food and water are withdrawn; at the slaughterhouse, birds wait in trucks another 1 to 9 hours to be killed, sometimes in very hot or very cold weather.

    Chicken is far worse than beef in terms of contamination and bacteria. The Atlanta Constitution reported in 1991: “Every week throughout the South, millions of chickens leaking yellow pus, stained by green feces, contaminated by harmful bacteria, or marred by lung and heart infections, cancerous tumors or skin conditions are shipped to consumers.” Salmonella is present in over one-third of all chickens, and many millions of Americans are infected each year. The symptoms of salmonella poisoning are very similar to the flu (though only occasionally fatal), and thus many who are infected may never even be aware of what they have. To prevent these problems, chickens are usually heavily dosed with antibiotics (more than half of all antibiotic use in the U. S. is on factory farms!), but this indiscriminate use of antibiotics in turn helps create resistant strains of salmonella and other disease-causing germs, decreasing the effectiveness of antibiotics to fight human infections.

    HEART DISEASE, CANCER, AND MEDICAL COSTS

    And even if bacterial contamination were eliminated, we still have the tremendous problems of heart disease and cancer, the leading causes of death in the United States. Repeated efforts to lower cholesterol levels through switching from beef to chicken have ended in failure. Chicken is somewhat lower in fat than beef, but it still contains quite a bit of fat and even more cholesterol per calorie than does beef or pork.

    Moreover, meat which is lower in fat is always higher in protein, and excess protein is damaging to health just as is excess fat. Chicken which has 29% of its calories as fat contains 71% of its calories as protein, while ground beef which has 49% of calories of fat has 51% of its calories as protein. In terms of excess protein consumption chicken is worse than beef or pork. Problems caused by or related to excess protein consumption include kidney stones, kidney disease, osteoporosis, bladder cancer, and lymphoma. Chicken meat also completely lacks fiber; lack of fiber is linked to a variety of digestive disorders ranging from constipation to colon cancer. The three basic problems with our American-style diet—too much fat, too much protein, and lack of fiber—are thus all made worse by chicken consumption. Those who switch from beef to chicken are at best trading one set of health hazards for a different set.

    Chicken has done little for the nation’s health. In the past twenty-five years, we have seen a huge increase in poultry consumption; but health care expenditures during the same period showed phenomenal growth, now costing us hundreds of billions of dollars each year in the United States. The “switch” from beef to chicken has evidently had little, if any, effect on rising medical costs.

    ENVIRONMENTAL RISKS

    Raising chickens affects the environment as well. Feeding grain to chicken may be somewhat less inefficient than feeding grain to cattle, but it is still wasteful—you must feed at least three times the amount of protein, calories, and other nutrients to the chickens in the form of plant foods than you retrieve in animal flesh at the end. Each year millions of children die due to malnutrition or starvation, and yet the Western countries continue to waste this grain by creating more and more chicken flesh.

    Moreover, chicken production results in incredible quantities of manure; a one-million hen complex produces 125 tons of wet manure each day. Animal agriculture in the U. S. produces many times more waste products than humans do. In many areas of the country livestock manure causes dangerous contamination of the drinking water due to nitrates. Even when used as a plant fertilizer, chicken manure can cause difficulties, as in Texas several years ago when cantaloupe fertilized with chicken manure caused sickness in human beings. The fault lay not with the cantaloupe but with the disease-ridden chicken manure.

    COMPASSION FOR ANIMALS

    And what about the effect of the “factory farming” system on the animals themselves? Over 7.5 billion birds are killed each year in the United States. We would probably like to believe that these animals at least lived fairly comfortable lives until they were taken to the slaughterhouse, and would also like to believe that chickens are then quickly and painlessly killed. Unfortunately, this is not true.

    Chickens are crowded together in cramped, windowless sheds, and must breathe concentrated excretory ammonia fumes which damage their eyes and lungs. They are mutilated by “debeaking”—the practice of cutting off most of the chicken’s beak when the chicken is young. The reason for “debeaking” is that without it, chickens in their cramped circumstances would peck each other and even attack and kill each other. Obviously, a chicken which needs to be “debeaked” in the first place is not a happy chicken; and the process of debeaking (akin to partial amputation of a human finger, without anesthesia) is quite painful in itself. Birds are deliberately bred to gain more weight than their legs and feet can support, leading to more pain.

    Turkey production is no better than chicken production. Turkeys, like chickens, are kept in intensely overcrowded quarters; they must be heavily dosed with antibiotics, are subject to many diseases, and have their beaks and their toes partially amputated (without anaesthetic, of course). Turkeys over the years have been bred to be fatter and fatter; today’s turkey is so overweight that it cannot mate and must be bred through artificial insemination.

    “Humanely raised” poultry avoids some of the worst abuses, such as debeaking and overcrowding. But chickens and turkeys are still killed long before their natural lifespan has elapsed, and it still is not a healthful food, as meat from any chicken or turkey—no matter how “humanely” raised—is going to be high in fat or protein (or both), and completely lacking in fiber.

    Chickens do not die easy deaths, either. The “humane slaughter” laws do not cover chicken or any other poultry. Slaughterhouses are operated as mechanical “disassembly” lines with as little human intervention as possible. Stunning devices are not required by law, and even where used only 1/3 of the chickens are effectively stunned. Some chickens have their throats slit and bleed to death while fully conscious. Millions of unfortunate chickens also escape the automatic knives that slit their throats, and thus go into the next stage—the scalding tank—alive and fully conscious.

    • ANSWER:
      It is truth. Another problem with buying chicken at the stores, is realizing that chicken parts are THERE, because, often, the other parts of THAT same chicken had cancer. Seriously, cancerous parts get cut out, and the other parts of the chicken do get sold as parts.
      I have seen turkey farms that did all those horrible things to the critters.
      I have raised my own chickens, and found that, although I was raising them for the eggs produced, that chickens are really filthy to raise in even small numbers. Trying to keep conditions clean for my own chickens was a full time job! I loved having the fresh eggs, they were delicious! I stopped raising my own, for the fresh eggs, when I just could not keep up with how much fecal matter there was to deal with. I only had a few chickens! I had a great house for them, and kept it nice. So, if I couldn’t stand just a few of them around, think what it must be like to do it for a living…….the more chickens you have, the more money you make. Dreadful problem.

  18. QUESTION:
    Cat’s life–how much longer?
    My 18 year old cat was diagnosed with Kidney Disease about a month ago (or less). She has had a few “off days” but for the most part has maintained her normal appetite, and most of her old energy. Today, however, she’s reluctant to move on her own, her eyes look glazed over, and she has no energy. The vet said he didn’t think she was in pain, so we don’t need to put her to sleep except perhaps if the disease interferes with her daily living/quality of life. Also note that we’re giving her prescription diet K/D food that’s better for her than other foods.
    I know K.D. is common in cats, so someone out there has been through this…Based on her current symptoms, how much time do you think she has left?

    P.S. Please don’t leave rude comments.

    • ANSWER:
      My cat was diagnosed with kidney failure at 16 years of age and lived until 19 years of age. Toward the end he would have good days and bad days. He would have days like what you are describing about your cat and I would think it was time to put him down and then the next day he would be his old self again. He energy level really flutuated from day to day. What really did help him and extended his life was doing sub-cutaneous fluid treatments every other day. Ask your vet about this…it can really do wonders. He could probably treat you to do them at home so you don’t have to run to the vet office all the time.

  19. QUESTION:
    Pee Problems??
    I have been having some weird symptoms when i pee. I have frequent bladder infections, so that is what i assumed it was. I have no paint or urges or anything. My urine has gotten darker, and has a foul smell(not terrible, just not normal) the weirdest thing tho, is that at the end of my urinations, there is foam bubbling out of my urethra. It feels really weird. Its not so bad when i drink water. Has happend for about 3 months. When i look at my pee, its not particularly foamy, just a small bit (the amount i feel bubbling out ). Reading things have started worrying me.Ive heard these things could be related to kidney disease and diabetes. Im mostly concerned with the diabetes one. I have pcos and insulin resistance. My fbg was 85 when i was diagnosed about 7 months ago. Ive been dieting since then and have lost 25 pounds. Im scared ive got diabetes now. I cant afford dr right now cuz of no insurance. Bladder infection? or something serious?

    • ANSWER:
      You may have cystitis, or an infection.
      I suggest you drink plenty of water everyday to flush out your urethra, kidneys and bladder. A doctor is most likely able to prescribe antibiotics to help an infection, you can also drink cranberry juice, which will help with your peeing problems.
      You should also pee straight after having intercourse. Hope this helps!

  20. QUESTION:
    What causes a person to have low magnesium levels(other than diet)?
    I am 27 weeks pregnant. A couple of weeks ago, I told my OBGYN about some symptoms/problems that I’d been experiencing (shortness of breath, heart palpitations, rapid heart beat, and cramping). He referred me to a cardiologist. The cardiologist did a blood analysis, and an EKG and ultrasound of my heart then sent me home with a heart monitor (which I wore for 24 hours). I was told that, other than seeing the murmur that I knew about, he didn’t see anything alarming.

    The next day, I received a phone call that my potassium and magnesium levels were dangerously low. He said that magnesium levels being that low would typically cause symptoms similar to the ones that I am having (irregular heart rates, insomnia, chronic fatigue, shortness of breath, etc.). He also said that it was probably just a dietary issue and prescribed supplements for both (400 mg of magnesium 2x a day and 250 mg of potassium once a day), which I was told to take for two weeks then come in for a follow up.

    I had a follow up appointment yesterday. My cardiologist told me that the heart monitor didn’t reveal anything that he considered to be life threatening to either the baby or myself. He did see some ‘extra beats’ and rapid heart rate at times but nothing that he felt required immediate attention. He said that, normally, he would do a chest x-ray but he wanted to avoid it because of the pregnancy. So, he set an appointment for April 15th (a month after my due date) for me to come back and see him. Then, he sent me down to the lab to have some more blood drawn.

    Last night around 7pm, I got a call on my cell phone that I didn’t recognize. I don’t normally answer calls from numbers that I don’t know but, when they turned around and immediately called back, I made an exception. It was my cardiologist. He said that the supplements hadn’t helped and that my magnesium levels hadn’t come up at all (they are still at a dangerously low level even after two weeks of taking 800 mg a day). He said that it is likely that it is not a dietary issue. He is concerned that I have a magnesium deficiency and that I am either unable to absorb it or I’m excreting it. He said that, he felt, this problem has been present for quite some time and is only just now being recognized and that, right now, his main concern is getting me through this pregnancy safely. And that, obviously, now we need to focus on trying to figure out the source of the problem. I’m scheduled to come back in a week from now for more blood work and he raised the dosage to 1200 mg a day.

    I’ve driven myself crazy obsessing over the ‘potential causes’ of this problem and have found a number of articles about it on the Internet (thanks to google). Of course, the first is dietary but since we’ve pretty much ruled that out I have to move on to others. Diabetes, Hyperglycemia, Heart and/or kidney disease, toxemia, the list goes on and on. So, as you can imagine, I’ve worked myself into a frenzy. I also learned, from the internet, that drinking coffee and tea can cause you to excrete magnesium… so I have completely cut my morning coffee out (which was the only remedy I had to the chronic fatigue).

    This is my 2nd day off of work (which I cannot afford… especially with Christmas around the corner). The chronic fatigue has been growing worse and, last Monday, I had to take a break (which turned into almost 2 hrs) just to take a nap in the car. One of the side effects of having low magnesium during pregnancy is pre-term labor. Well, ever since Sunday, I’ve been cramping every day (last night from midnight until early this morning). Any ideas about what could be causing this? Obviously, I am doing everything I can (making apts and keeping them) but if there is anyone out there who has had experience with magnesium deficiencies (during pregnancy or otherwise) I’d like to know what caused it for you and how you remedied it. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Your symptoms seem to be very similar to mine. I am 23 weeks pregnant due April 9. I was having headaches, dizziness and tiredness. I also feel that at times my heart is racing. I did the bloodwork and also had the low potassium and magnesium. I went to a nephrologist who said it was Gitelman’s Syndrome – some sort of kidney disorder.

      I have also been prescribed oral Potassium and Magnesium. I also have had IV infusions. My magnesium level stays around 0.9 and my potassium fluctuates between 2.4-3.0 but seems to always stay around 2.6.

      What are your blood levels? Also did u see anyone other than the cardiologist

      Id really like to hear back from you because it seems like you are going through the same situation as me and Im really frustrated
      Ive had my arms poked so many times that Im bruised all over

  21. QUESTION:
    My little guy is sick?
    I’m frustrated!!! My little schnauzer was sick New Years Eve, throwing up, couldn’t keep food down. His pee was also very clear. We brought him to the emergency room New Years Day. If was given an anti-nausi shot, and we were told to give him a bland diet. We noticed he didn’t change much in the next few days, so we brought him to our vet. He was then checked for everything, Addison’s disease, kidney failure etc.. almost 00 later, we had no answers. We did notice he starting feeling better and was cleared of all symptoms later that week (around the 7th) He had been back to his old self untill today, he’s thrown up about 4 times in 2 hours. I feel helpless, does anyone have a clue?

    • ANSWER:
      Im not sure if this is the correct diagnosis because Im not a doctor..but I am a living true case. When I was a baby I had the same exact symptoms..it’s more common in boys than in girls..my mother was frustrated because she took me to several doctors. Finally one doctor felt my little belly and had a strong feeling that I had an “Instential Block”. Basically it won’t allow all the food to be absorbed into the intestines..they had to do surgery on me when I was 2 weeks old and my chance of surviving at that time was 50% now a days the medical field has advanced this was 30 years ago ~ I did just fine through surgery and the vomiting ceased..you might want to bring this up to the doctor next time u are in..sometimes we have to be our own advocate. Good luck to you~

  22. QUESTION:
    Can you help me re-write these sentences in a different way?
    By changing the words and the structure, but without changing their meaning.

    for Example:
    original sentence: Sudden and severe weight loss. This is the first symptom most people think of when they hear the word anorexia, but really it just one of many signs of anorexia.

    Changed: Although sudden and severe weight lose is just one of many signs of anorexia, it is the first symptom most people think of when they hear the word anorexia.
    **************************************…
    I need your help to finish these, Im not asking you to do all of them.. but as much as you can. But please to it perfectly.. an English project requires proper English.

    4.Withdrawal from social situations, especially those involving food. People with anorexia often avoid eating in public. They also want to avoid situations in which others might express concern about their eating habits or their weight.
    5.Lying about their weight and how much food they eat. People with anorexia may pretend to eat in order to avoid confrontations about their condition. They may also insist that they are not hungry, even when it’s been a long time since their last meal.
    6.Strange eating habits, such as cutting food a certain way or only eating one food. Anorexic people may experience severe anxiety if their rituals are interrupted or questioned.
    7.Health problems. People with anorexia are subject to a large number of health problems, including weakness, dizziness, and lethargy. These problems are likely due in part to low blood pressure. Another sign you might notice is lack or menstruation. There are many other health problems anorexic people can suffer, but many are not noticeable unless they visit a physician. These can be quite serious problems, though, like osteoporosis (bone loss), liver disease, kidney disease, and a weakened heart muscle that can lead to cardiac arrest. Health problems are one of the more serious signs of anorexia.
    8.Abusing diet pills and/or laxatives. In order to help them lose weight faster, many anorexic people turn to pills. Diet pills, or course, suppress the appetite. Laxatives cause food to move through the system faster, and so fewer calories are absorbed.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, I might not re-writing your sentences above in a very compelling manner. I tried and here are they;

      4. Anorexia affected people tend to avoid socializing especially going out and eating on public places. Also, they do not want to talk about their eating habits and weight concerns.

      5. They do not want to talk about their weight and eating habits. Anorexia affected people falsely show to other people that they have a good eating habits. Sometimes they refuse for an invitation to eat, even if they are already hungry.

      6. People affected with anorexia show some unusual eating habits like cutting a food in a particular manner and eating only one type of food. They are very anxious when someone ask them about their behavior.

      7. Some of the heath problems an anorexic may experience are weakness, dizziness, lethargy and lack of menstruation. These may cause from a low blood pressure. Not only these problems be experience, there are other problems can occur but these can be diagnose by a medical professional. Some of these maybe serious ones like osteoporosis, liver and kidney diseases and a cardiac arrest due to the weakening of muscles in the heart. These health problems is a sign of anorexic person.

      8. People with anorexia always use pills to help them reduce weights, oftentimes they overuse it. That’s why they lose their good eating habits. Also, they will use laxatives. This can speed up the movement of food inside the body, bypassing the body’s absorption of calories.

  23. QUESTION:
    Why in Malaysia the doctor don’t allow us to take vitamin and supplement? What do you thinks about this?
    What are vitamins?
    Vitamins are substances that your body needs to work properly and keep you in good health. Most vitamins cannot be made by the body, so they have to be provided by your diet in small regular amounts.1
    Why do I need vitamins?
    Your body uses vitamins to do a number of things, including building and maintaining tissues and organs. Vitamins provide energy, boost the immune system, keep skin healthy and help keep the brain and nervous system in good working order.2
    Improve Overall Joint Health Without Using Pain Killers
    Reduces joint pain
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    Reduces inflammation and swelling
    • Uses potent, natural anti-inflammatory ingredients to reduce swelling
    Improves mobility
    • Improves blood circulation and reduces inflammation leading to increased mobility
    • Nourishes joints and speeds healing
    Safer for your liver, kidneys and stomach
    • A safe and effective alternative to traditional pain medications
    • Uses Boswellia – an herb with pain reducing benefits – as a safe and effective alternative to NSAIDs (Ibuprofen, aspirin and naproxen)
    Buy Motion for your joint and muscle pain and inflammation
    ………………………………………………………………………………….
    DRUGS are chemicals that can prevent, prolong the life, treat other effects of a health condition, improve the quality of life, and/or cure ailments and diseases, or alter the function of any part or chemicals inside the body. These drugs have approved therapeutic claims.
    Drug Side Effects
    A side effect is usually regarded as an undesirable secondary effect which occurs in addition to the desired therapeutic effect of a drug or medication. Side effects may vary for each individual depending on the person’s disease state, age, weight, gender, ethnicity and general health.
    Side effects can occur when commencing, decreasing/increasing dosages, or ending a drug or medication regimen. Side effects may also lead to non-compliance with prescribed treatment.Medication
    A medication or medicine is a drug taken to cure and/or ameliorate any symptoms of an illness or medical condition, or may be used as preventive medicine that has future benefits but does not treat any existing or pre-existing diseases or symptoms.
    (Redirected from Adverse effect (medicine))
    In medicine, an adverse effect is a harmful and undesired effect resulting from a medication or other intervention such as surgery. An adverse effect may be termed a “side effect”, when judged to be secondary to a main or therapeutic effect, and may result from an unsuitable or incorrect dosage or procedure, which could be due to medical error. Adverse effects are sometimes referred to as “iatrogenic” because they are generated by a physician/treatment. Some adverse effects only occur only when starting, increasing or discontinuing a treatment. Using a drug or other medical intervention which is contraindicated may increase the risk of adverse effects. Adverse effects may cause medical complications of a disease or procedure and negatively affect its prognosis. They may also lead to non-compliance with a treatment regimen.
    The harmful outcome is usually indicated by some result such as morbidity, mortality, alteration in body weight, levels of enzymes, loss of function, or as a pathological change detected at the microscopic, macroscopic or physiological level. It may also be indicated by symptoms reported by a patient. Adverse effects may cause a reversible or irreversible change, including an increase or decrease in the susceptibility of the individual to other chemicals, foods, or procedures, such as drug interactions.
    ………………………………………………………………………………………
    Chemotherapy
    The overall impact of chemotherapy on cancer survival can be difficult to estimate, since improved cancer screening, prevention (e.g. anti-smoking campaigns), and detection all influence statistics on cancer incidence and mortality. In the United States, overall cancer incidence rates were stable from 1995 through 1999, while cancer death rates decreased steadily from 1993 through 1999.[1] Again, this likely reflects the combined impact of improved screening, prevention, and treatment. Nonetheless, cancer remains a major cause of illness and death, and conventional cytotoxic chemotherapy has proven unable to cure most cancers after they have metastasized.

    As is obvious from their origins, the above cancer chemotherapies are essentially poisons.

    Side-effects
    The treatment can be physically exhausting for the patient. Current chemotherapeutic techniques have a range of side effects mainly affecting the fast-dividing cells of the body. The most common side effects include (dependent on the agent):[citation needed]
    Pain, Erythema, Nausea, Diarrhea or constipation, Anemia,Malnutrition
    Hair loss, Memo
    relax…laa..red thin line…I don’t talk too much I type too much…so how can I shut down…. I only can off the lap top that’s means I sleep…

    • ANSWER:
      they want to keep people ill… so they can get continues income.

  24. QUESTION:
    How should I treat my cat (vets wont help!)?
    My cat is 11 years old, and weighs about 12 lbs. For about a week now, she’s been very lethargic. she sleeps all day, sits in the same spot for hours. Sometimes moves a little bit, but gets tired and just goes to sleep right there. She is not eating or drinking. I have to force feed her. And the thing that concerns me most is that she is breathing heavily. I can see her stomach go really big, when she tries to breath. Two days ago we brought it to a veterinarian, but her condition gets really worse because she was never brought anywhere that far. When we got there, she started breathing really heavily, and starting crying, because she was scared. It looked like she was about to die right there(thats how bad it was). The vet said that she was in a very bad condition and would not be able to survive for long. The vet said that she may have kidney failure or heart disease. They said they couldn’t treat her because they do not have over night services or some crap and told us to go to another hospital that was too far away. So I brought it home and gave her home remedies including turmeric powder, garlic powder, and cranberry podwer(a smashed up cranberry pill). After giving the home remedies, she was able to urinate. There was nothing wrong with it, just that it was dark urine, with lots of odor. It’s current diet includes wet cat food (about 2 spoons a day). Other symptoms include inablity to urinate(last urination was wednesday about 2pm), and constipation. Can you guys tell me what I should do besides bringing it to a vet? Is there any herbal medicine I can use to treat her? I don’t want to bring her back to a vet because I believe it will get extremely worse, because she gets so scared and starts breathing really heavily. At home she is calm and looks like she is doing OK for now. I need to know what kind of illness she has. What should her diet be like? What should I feed it, and how much I should feed it? Anything I should avoid? Oh, and last question… Does catnip stimulate lethargic cats? Thank you for answering.
    how long does it have if it has kidney failure?

    • ANSWER:
      garlic powder is poisonous to cats.

      cat needs a vet. first vet told you what to do, just not in so many words. the vets suggestion was to put your cat to sleep to end its misery.
      i am sorry, but she is suffering.

      kidney disease causes the cat to dehydrate, which causes constipation. cat sleeps a lot, moves little, and does not urinate very much.

      as the heart fails, oxygen cant be processed and the cat breathes heavier in an attempt to take in more oxygen.

      i am sorry, but anything you do at home will only prolong the suffering.

  25. QUESTION:
    What is left for me to say…..?
    I typed up a report on diabetes, it is supposed to be 6 pages dubble spaced, but now i don’t know what else to put, all i need is a half a page more. Thank you!

    Diabetes Type 1
    Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose levels are above normal. People with diabetes have problems using food for energy. After a meal, carbohydrates in food are broken down into a sugar called glucose, which is carried by the blood to cells throughout the body. Cells require insulin, a hormone made in the pancreas, to help use blood glucose for energy. People develop diabetes because the pancreas does not make enough insulin or because the cells in the muscles, liver, and fat do not respond to insulin properly, or both. As a result, the amount of glucose in the blood increases while the cells are starved of energy.
    Prior to 1997, the type of diabetes typically diagnosed in young people was called juvenile diabetes or type 1. Diabetes emerging in adults was called adult-onset diabetes or type 2. Then in 1997, the official names of the types were changed to type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is the second most common chronic disease in children (after asthma). About 13,000 new cases are diagnosed in the U.S. each year. Patients with type 1 diabetes make up about 5 percent of all cases of diabetes. It most commonly appears in girls and boys when they are about 14 years old. Usually, type 1 diabetes is first diagnosed in children, teenagers, or young adults but it can occur at any age. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks the beta cells in the pancreas that make insulin. As a result, the pancreas does not make insulin, a hormone which helps use blood sugar (glucose) for energy. The cells become starved of energy and there is an excess of glucose in the blood. People with Type 1 diabetes must have daily injections of insulin to live. Proper diet, exercise and home blood sugar monitoring are essential to manage the disease. Food and exercise must also be balanced because of the risk of hypoglycemia, low blood sugar, and hyperglycemia, high blood sugar. Both are life threatening concerns. When hypoglycemia develops, cells are not getting enough glucose. Confusion, loss of consciousness, comma and death results when the brain is deprived of glucose for too long. Hyperglycemia and prolonged absence of insulin may lead to ketoacidosis, the accumulation of ketones in the blood when the body uses fat for energy instead of glucose. Ketones make the blood acidic and slow down all body functions. Like hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia can also lead to comma and death. The only cure available today for type 1 diabetes is a pancreas transplant, which is rarely done. Because both pancreas transplants and kidney transplants require lifelong use of powerful drugs to suppress immune reactions that can reject the organs, pancreatic transplants are usually done to those with type 1 diabetes who also need a kidney transplant. The side effects of immune- suppressive drugs can be severe and even worse than the disease. One or two people out of every 10 who get the surgery die within a year. Also the new pancreas is rejected by half of the people who get this operation. If the transplant fails, diabetes returns. Recently, experimental treatments with stem cells have shown some promise. For most people, type 1 diabetes is a life-long disease that can be effectively managed with insulin.

    Signs and Symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes
    •Urinates frequently. The kidneys respond to high levels of glucose in the bloodstream by flushing out the extra glucose in urine. A child with diabetes needs to urinate more frequently and in larger volumes.
    •Is abnormally thirsty. Because the child is loosing so much fluid from peeing so much, he or she becomes very thirsty to help avoid becoming dehydrated. A child who has developed diabetes drinks a lot in an attempt to keep the level of body water normal.
    •Loses weight. (or fails to gain weight as he or she grows) in spite of a good appetite. Kids and teens who develop type 1 diabetes may have an increased appetite, but often lose weight. This is because the body breaks down muscle and stored fat in an attempt the provide fuel to the hungry cells.
    •Often feels tired. Because the body can’t use glucose for energy properly.

    But in some cases, other symptoms may be the signal that something is wrong. Sometimes the first sign of diabetes is bedwetting in a child who has been dry at night. The possibility of diabetes should also be suspected if a vaginal yeast infection (also called a Candida infection) occurs in a girl who hasn’t started puberty yet. If these early symptoms of diabetes aren’t recognized and treatment isn’t started, chemicals called ketones can build up in the child’s blood and cause stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, fruity- smelling breath, breathing problems; even loss of consciousness. Sometimes these symptoms are mistaken f

    • ANSWER:
      Watch out on using advice from yahoo answers if truthfulness is graded. While 80% of type 2′s are overweight, only 18% of obese people are diabetic.

  26. QUESTION:
    do you know anyone who has had worst luck with pets? do tell…?
    i have had 6 pets in my adult life…30 years old, got started at 19.

    cat 1: Poops~n~Bites : died of cancer at age 6 (after surgeries, cryogenics, chemo). She crapped on the carpet every day of her life UNTIL one month before she died. And although a lover she would bite you when she felt she was done being petted. We euthanized her, but probably waited too long because it was really hard to do.

    cat 2: Trixie (followed 6 months later) died at age 6 also, from a heart attack from the vacuum-no joke!!

    cat 3: Ninja (four years later) died AGAIN at age 6 from kidney failure (after lots of visits, home IV fluids, change if diet). it came on strong and from the time the symptoms were present we only had about 2 weeks with her. we had gotten her levels back to a good level from a few days stay at the vet ($$$) but she was in a LOT of pain a few days later and we put her down.

    Cat 4 : Guadalupe “Lupe” 4 years old ALIVE!! However, Lupe was diagnosed with a heart murmur at age one: 1 or 2 on a scale 1-6, 6 being worst. a cardiogram showed half her heart was solid hard from heart disease at age 2, and also was rated 4-5 on scale. without meds she was given 6mos to live at age 2. we give her 2 pills a day and seems like she is great although we know her time is limited. we know a day will come that she will exhibit signs of suffocation (cardiac arrest) and we will immediately bring her in to be put down. they said it’s very painful (CA). also, they want us to give her cardiograms every 6 mos but they are 0+ and WE ARE BROKE. the only one in the house with health insurance is the DOG.

    DOG 1: willis!!! the million dollar dog (insured!) status: ALIVE AND EXPENSIVE!!! (and i love him with allllllll of my heart, soul and credit cards)

    YEAR ONE:
    *multiple bladder infections
    *lots of diarehea (changed diet)
    *multiple eye infections
    *massive loss of hair (related to allergies)
    *severe allergies (food and insects)
    *puppy strangles disease
    *benign hystiocytoma #1
    *extreme infection from absess from removal of 1st hystiocytoma. the vet wasn’t able to test it. he thought it may be a tumor & i tried to be pro-active, since it looked like Poops~N~Bites’ mass cell growths and i was told boxers are tumor factories. the result was a few days after surgery we ended up taking him to the vet 4x in 24hrs (was seen at reg. vet 2x & er vet 2x, both places by multiple vets). the last time we brought him in (to ER less than 2hrs after reg. vet visit) they told us he probably wouldn’t make it (infection had spread all over his body-he was FILLED w/ fluid and pus). they did an aggressive surgery and put lots of drainage tubes in and removed tons of gangreen skin. they weren’t able to tell me if he was going to make it for 2 days!! he wasn’t able to exercise or play for one month after that, but recovered.

    YEAR TWO
    *pneumonia
    *got “the flu” or ate poison outside again (we live in the city)
    *hystiocytoma #2 (left untouched since first was benign and it went away eventually)
    *flu (or ate poison outside)
    *ate a half of a CD, as well as dvd cases, hair brushes and mutliple ink pens….
    *LOTS AND LOTS of yeast infections in ears and between toes resulting in many, many expensive shampoos, medicated pads, ear cleaners, epsom salt baths (5m 2x a day). did i mention my husband and i both work 1-2 FT jobs each and were in school FT??? (we had doggie day care and opposite schedules so he wasn’t neglected and we also walked him at the minimum 2hrs a day)
    *funky stinky penis infection (mild, but disgusting)

    YEAR THREE
    *benign hystiocytoma (2 of them… one got gruesome, both went away)
    *ate chocolate, raisins & a btl. of neosporin.
    *Bloat
    *Tumor (grade 2-1) we had removed.

    DOG 2 : Shakey Jake
    a one year old boxer we rescued 4 months ago. i found him on craigslist and adopted him because he was in a really tiny crate and he was 7months old. the owner told me he was in there 12-13 hrs a DAY!!! because of work and commute. it broke my heart, esp knowing how much exercise and socialization these dogs need. she promised me he was up to date on shots, totally healthy and mostly house broken. turns out, she lied. i brought him to the vet 12 hrs later…he had ear mites, worms, skin infections, broken tail in 2 parts and was malnourished. he didn’t respond to our voices (i thought he was deaf-no just ignored). he bit us (not maliciously just playing, but OUCH) and was totally crazy. it took 2 months to house train him. he’s still hyper but all of his health stuff got cleared up with shots, meds, bandages and love!!!

    he had one 0 flu-like experience but besides that is seemingly healthy. he was fine after he got rehydrated.

    about my boxer eating choc/raisins/neosporin/cds/pens/etc PLEASE DO NOT JUDGE ME!!!!!! all times were extreme accidents (or in part from them climbing on the counters that we thought they couldn’t reach). my husband cut off part of his thumb at work and left the neosporin on the table

    • ANSWER:
      I know how you feel we have been through so many dogs and cats i can’t keep track of them all we have moved around a lot and some have gotten sick and chewers and everything, hubby about ready to give up on having pets, we have chaweenie right now, she is a chewer and has gotten sick twice because of it, has eaten my kids clothes underwear from all members of the family. So we have been through the same thing some of them had worse problems then we could afford. My Hubby is the same way.

  27. QUESTION:
    thyroglobulin results 3000?
    Ok..I just got on the insurance at work. I went to a new doctor because I have been having some symptoms just like my mothers who has Hashimoto disease. After a full thyroid blood test and 0 later the only thing he could tell me today during my visit was that my thyroglobulin results were 3000 and 20 is normal. He said he would need to consult an Endocrinologist because my T4s were fine. This is all very confusing to me. I also told him that my gland behind my ear has been swollen for over a year now and I have numbing in my arms, hands, and legs. He didn’t seem concerened. Even though I told him I have been taking diet pills from the internet for the last four years. I gave that and redbull up 2 weeks ago. I am still having heart palpitations. I also have a history of bulemia. I told him this as well. Does anyone have any idea what the blood test results could mean. He said my liver and kidney functions were fine.

    • ANSWER:
      You don’t suppose to set the question here. You have to put ur question here===

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  28. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know what these test results might mean?
    Thyroglobulin results 3000?
    Ok..I just got on the insurance at work. I went to a new doctor because I have been having some symptoms just like my mothers who has Hashimoto disease. After a full thyroid blood test and 0 later the only thing he could tell me today during my visit was that my thyroglobulin results were 3000 and 20 is normal. He said he would need to consult an Endocrinologist because my T4s were fine. This is all very confusing to me. I also told him that my gland behind my ear has been swollen for over a year now and I have numbing in my arms, hands, and legs. He didn’t seem concerened. Even though I told him I have been taking diet pills from the internet for the last four years. I gave that and redbull up 2 weeks ago. I am still having heart palpitations. I also have a history of bulemia. I told him this as well. Does anyone have any idea what the blood test results could mean. He said my liver and kidney functions were fine.

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  29. QUESTION:
    boyfriend diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, family wanted me to leave him?
    I met my boyfriend 5 mths ago but we been dating for only almost 2 months. We love each others and I had met his family, friends and he also met my family.What happened was last week, I just found out that he diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 1 ½ year ago. Although, we only been dating for 2 mths but I had so much feeling for him and I thought of him every day. He is 31 and am 26. I told my family about his disease which I should have keep it to myself not it happened already. They totally against me being together with him even now and in the future. They convinced me and non of them supporting me. They said im still young, single and have a college degree and that I will not have any problem looking for a better guy. My mom even said it ok for me to marry even an ugly guy but as long as he is not sick or having any diseases. They said am blinded and stubborn, hard headed and I don’t know what am doing. They said my life will be miserable with him because if one day he really sick and fall down, I will have to work hard to take care of him, his mom and my kids may get his diseases too. Everything will be on both of my shoulders, a big burden on me. But to me that what love is about. They said its ok with he diagnosed after we married but as of now we are not marry yet so why am I being so stubborn and stick to him for? My family don’t wanted me to go through this path and it is not late for me to leave him now and shouldn’t waste any more time, energy, efforts and money. My boyfriend is the guy that I really wanted to get to know him better and find out more about him regardless his disease. However, there is one thing I really concerns him is he being so cheap. He spent money very carefully. I said he cheap because he analyzed how he spent his money and even how I spent my own money. He thought about how much I spent on lunch I brought to his house and the gas I spent from my house to his. I didn’t raised that issue up until we had a chat about having a budgets and he talked about it. The 2nd times we hanged out for a date he asked me if I can take care of the movies and I said yes. Thought it was a joke but he did let me paid for it. One time, he said why I always expect him to pay for everything and he said am cheap. I don’t mind taking care of the bills sometimes but i don’t like when he asked me to pay for it on my 2nd date. Then another time he asked me again to pay for movies. He said I take care of the dinner and you take care of the movies. He never take me to shopping or buy me anything. He never buy anything expensive for him either ,he bought his clothes at target, marshall, old navy or H&M only. He always has a budget for every little thing. He work as a financial advisor and own a house; sure that he has lot of bills but I sometimes cant stand the way he take care of me. He always use his phone to calculate tips everytime we hanged out to eat. I told him he is too cheap and he said he is not cheap, he just has a budget for thing he spent and that he is careful that’s all. He has diabetes but he never exercise or really watch his diet, he ate all types of food without watching it. Although he looks strong and very healthy but my parents said years down the road the symptoms will persists, and it will get worst. They convinced me that his sex life will be a major problem because of his disease and he will be on medicines everyday for the rest of his life. He is also having kidney stones right now. I’m still with him but I my parents thought we broke up. I don’t wanted to lie or hide from them but I don’t want to leave the guy either, I do love him and am happy when am with him (pretty much most of the time). I don’t wanted to make a wrong decision of leaving him because of his disease. I don’t mind at all and I wanted to be there for him now and later on. Im sure there are more unique characters in him for me to go for. However, regarding marriage, It is still too early for me to know if he is the one I wanted to get marry since we only been dating for 2 mths.

    My concerns are: should I leave him? My parents will get very angry if they find out am still with him. I know its my life and I make my own decision but my parents are giving me lot of pressures and they said lot of things to discourage me. Or should I continue the relationship and find out more about him because he might be the one I really wanted to marry? I don’t know. I’m in a situation where it is very difficult for me to make a non-regrettable dec

    • ANSWER:
      honestly i think if you really like him than he should be the one you should be with right now. No, i personally think you shouldn’t leave hm. diabetes isn’t a disease, you won’t catch anything. your family has no reason to be angry, if he had aides it’d be different. if they’re discouraging then they don’t believe you can make the right choices. find out more about him, get to know him without the pressure of your parents.

  30. QUESTION:
    Could i have a thyroid problem?
    I’ve had high blood sugar since i got out of the hospital two weeks ago for a kidney infection. My numbers started in the low-mid 200′s and once they started me on amoxicillin (875 mg dosage) and i changed my diet the numbers lowered dramatically to this 150′s and lower. I had several tests done and such as m A1c (6.5% and 6.2%), my c-peptide (1.6%), my GAD antibody (.712), and my oral blood glucose (110, 236, 279, 106). We saw two different endocronlogists and they both looked at my results and wanted to put me on insulin immediately. Since my body is still efficently producing insulin im on a very low dosage of insulin. I take 2 untis of levemir at night and thats it. They tried me on Novalog 2 units in the morning but it made my blood suagr crash to 65 so they took me off of that. Now i saw a nutritionist today and she was looking over all of my results as well and started to question them. My results showed that i was anemic and that my thyroid count was off, both of these things were never mentioned to me by my endocronologists. Then she took my blood pressure which showed my pulse to be normal but my pressure was low at 95/60. She then asked if we had a history of thyroid problems and it turns out every woman on my moms side has a thyroid disease. I just got off the amoxocillin yesterday so my doctor is reccomending we wait a week and then do a whole new set of tests to look for thyroid, blood glucose, and anemia. She said that if i have a thyroid disease that it could be the cause of all of this, is she right? My symptoms are: very tired, cold alot, brittle fingernails and hair, low blood pressure, and a little high blood sugar. I’ve also recentely lost 6 pounds unexplainably. Is this a type of thyroid disease? Or does it sound more like diabetes?

    Any advice would be great, thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Go to your doctor, people are not qualified on yahoo answers to be giving you a diagnosis

  31. QUESTION:
    FLUTD – My cat’s urinating blood?
    I have two cats; calico females age 8, sisters from the same litter. Strictly dry food diet, one litter box – automated scooping with crystals.

    Three weeks ago I noticed odd behavior from my kitty, Snickers. She was going into the litter box more frequently with little to no urine. She didn’t seem to be in any pain or discomfort and her attitude was the same. After doing some online research and speaking with a breeder friend of mine, I started homeopathic treatment. Bought new organic high-quality dry and canned food, meat and rice based, instead of meat-meal and corn based. I also bought cranberry capsules from the health food store and made parsley infused water (boiled 1 qt water with 1 bunch parsley, strained and cooled).

    I started integrating the new dry food over the next week and immediately started feeding her canned food twice daily making it into a soup with lots of extra water and the cranberry capsules. I also force feed her the parsley infused water with a dropper 2-3 times a day. I did this for ten days and started to notice an improvement. Urinating more and less frequently.

    After the ten days of treatment, I stopped feeding her canned food and put her back on dry food only, but the new dry food. Five days after the end of treatment, her symptoms returned. So I started her back on canned food with cranberry capsules and took her to the vet on Monday to have a urinalysis completed to make sure there’s no infection or blockage. They put her on IV fluids and kept her for the day. When she came home that night, she started urinating blood and has ever since.

    The test results came back yesterday… no infection or bacteria, no crystals or blockage, but lots of blood. The doctor says it’s FLUTD Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease and it should resolve itself within 7-10 days. It’s typically caused by stress and can be treated with pain reliever until the bleeding stops. If it does not resolve itself, their next suggestion would be an x-ray to determine in there’s any stones in her bladder/kidney, which they say is not too common. They say keep the litter box clean, her environment comfortable, and monitor her urine.

    I read online that changing the diet can be beneficial as well. Most places say no dry food at all, only wet food twice a day. Encourage water intake. Reduce stress. And try antioxidant vitamins and herbs.

    I’m very concerned for her health and safety and I hate that she can’t tell me how she feels. The doctor didn’t seem to think it’s a big deal and really only recommended a pain reliever. But she doesn’t act like she’s in pain, so will it help anything?

    We’re leaving for vacation this Saturday for 7 days. My neighbor and mom will be there to check on her, but I feel horrible leaving not knowing if she’s okay and if I’m doing everything I can to help her. PLEASE any suggestions or advice would be so greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.

    • ANSWER:
      The best cure for FLUTD is water. Cats developed as as desert species, so they are designed to derive most of their liquid intake through the bodies of prey animals. This means that their thirst instinct is not well developed, so even if they do have a good source of nice fresh water, they still may not drink enough to keep them well hydrated. Dry food, as you may now understand, is deficient in one nutrient, and that one nutrient is water. To help your kitty get over her FLUTD, feeding her canned food is a good start. I know that when my boy cat had FLUTD, even buying the prescription formula foods did not do the trick 100%. What really did help, though, was feeding him high quality canned food, and mixing in some extra water into the food.

      Here is a well-researched article on the topic, be sure to scroll down, because it was posted in a threaded forum, and is longer than a single post. And some of the comments on it got interspersed with the main article. http://catfood.tribe.net/thread/8db33940-373d-4063-88e6-e57c0e1e5f29

  32. QUESTION:
    Hashimoto’s and normal tsh levels? Possible to feel hypo?
    Any tips from others dealing with this would be greatly appreciated and would make me feel like I’m not crazy. :)
    I had doctors telling me my thyroid gland felt enlarged since January 2010,they’d test my tsh and everything was normal. Finally this May a different doctor ordered an ultrasound of my thyroid gland, radiologist and my doctor agreed it is “mildly enlarged”, they also found that 2 of my parathyroid glands are also enlarged. I was sent to an endocrinologist late May and she ordered a load of labs, parathyroid function, kidney function,tsh, metabolic panel, vitamin d and tested for thyroid antibodies.My tsh was .93 (late may), my last tsh was this january and was 1.9. I tested positive for thyroid antibodies and my level was 69, my vitamin d is also low and is the supposed reason for my parathyroid glands being enlarged,am now taking 1000 units of vitamin d daily now.
    At my initial appt. with my endo she talked to me mainly about hyperthyroidism because of they way my level dropped, I told her I have none of those symptoms. She called me at work to tell me I have Hashimoto’s and low vit d levels, take vitamin d daily and she will recheck my tsh and vit d in 6 months. She had no time to answer any questions and said absolutely no to any medication.. so I did my own research. I have just about every symptom of HYPOthyroidism and have had them for years. My mother had hashimotos and no longer has a thyroid gland, almost every one of her siblings is hypo and a few are hyper (there are 9 total). I called her back w/my concerns and still said absolutely no to treating it.
    I’ve had pain in the joints of my fingers x 3 years
    pain/swelling in my knees x 8-9 yrs (i do not have lymes or arthritis, mri and xray done on my knees show nothing wrong at all) I’ve seen orthopedic doctors for this.
    my muscles ache all the time in all sorts of places, legs,arms, back.
    my skin is very dry and seems to be bad yr round, am now using a prescription scalp solution for my horribly dry scalp that seemed to come out of no where 2 yrs ago.
    I cannot get pregnant again (5 yrs of trying-finally gave up and decided it was’nt meant to be), i missed 2 days of birth control 9 yrs ago and got pregnant instantly.
    I could sleep all day if I did’nt have a life, I am tired all the time and feel like I’m in a fog. I have been on 3 antidepressants (over 5 yrs) the doctors threw at me and nothing really worked so I just stopped them.
    I used to be someone who never really got nervous or scared about things..over the past few yrs I have anxiety over many stupid little things that shouldnt bother me,even meeting w/friends for dinner and sometimes break out in hives on my chest and back when my anxiety is bad.
    my weight fluctuates every couple months w/ no change in diet. I gain about 10 lbs and a month or so later I lose that plus maybe some more. (i am not a large person, so this usually goes unnoticed by most people)
    I have and have had bad menorrhagia for many yrs. but usually don’t get anything to stop the bleeding because I have a clotting disorder already and extra hormones puts me at higher risk for a clot.
    the list goes on…
    If my tsh was only .93 in May, why do I feel like someone with hypothyroidism? Maybe it’s just coincidence? I have a very slim neck and my enlarged thyroid is a tiny bit noticeable (by my endo and now me since she showed me) Why is this a “wait and see” disease? Why would they allow your thyroid gland to get bigger? It does’nt make sense.I would rather feel hyper than hypo any day, I have felt like crap for way too long.
    (fyi- i am 28 yrs old..going on 80) I have an appt with a new endo on Thursday but he works alongside with the last one I saw so I’m guessing he wont be of any help either and just a waste of another copay.

    • ANSWER:
      Oh my goodness, the TSH test as the only thyroid test, and no treatment? ugh
      This is NOT a wait-and-see disease. The thyroid is one of the most
      important glands in the body. It regulates the entire metabolism, and when
      the thyroid is not functioning properly it can affect everything from
      adrenals, sex hormones, bones, circulation, hair, and weight, to energy,
      mental acuity, eyesight, and so on…

      Here is an article that might help you find a better doctor:

      http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/how-to-find-a-good-doc

      Here is the Hashimotos article:

      http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/hashimotos

      Lots of great thyroid treatment info:

      http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/things-we-have-learned/

      Recommended tests:

      http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/recommended-labwork/

      What the test results mean:

      http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/lab-values/

      There are a couple of thyroid groups that I think will benefit you:

      http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/Naturalthyroidhormones/

      http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/thyroidless (co-mod has Hashis)

      I sincerely hope this info helps you.

  33. QUESTION:
    My cat lost 2 pounds in a year, has been vomiting clear mucus, and has high calcium, please help.?
    Well, I have been going thru some serious health problems myself, but I managed to get my cat to the vet last week. He had been vomiting a clear mucus type and sometimes water like vomit for about 2 months. He does this about every other day or so. He’s had a good appetite and goes to the potty regularly so I was praying he was just eating fast or something and thats the reason for the throwing up. Well, a few weeks ago I noticed he was getting some mushy stools, not normal but not liquid. (sorry for detail but its important). Then he became noticibly thinner, not emaciated or anything but definitely not himself. I took him to the vet where they had to tranquilize my poor cat because he is bad at the vet. This comes with a risk because he has asthma and he can stop breathing they said. Well, they ended up doing an exam and finding nothing noticably wrong except that he went from 9 1/2 pounds to 7 1/2 pounds this year. That’s not a lot to some cats but to him, he looks so skinny now :( He also had a slight temp so they gave me Clavamox antibiotics to make sure theres no infection. He had a full blood panel done also, and everything came back normal except his calcium. It was high but not so high the vet was too alarmed. He said it was within a range where it could be high from his diet, but I checked the food and theres not an excess of calcium or anything in it. Also he has terrible breath like a rotten egg. I noticed it for months. I thought it was his teeth but the vet said his teeth are fine, they just have tartar build up which eventually should be cleaned. The bad breath must be internal. But kidney, liver, everything came back totally normal.

    What would make his calcium high and cause these symptoms? I am really worried about my baby. I have read that it could be cancer. The vet says that after he finishes his antibiotics he will recheck his calcium and if its still high he can x-ray him for cancer. I don’t know what I would do if I lost my cat right now. I just found out that I have cancer. I can’t imagine losing him to this terrible disease too :/ Please help. I need to save my baby.
    He’s only 4.

    Thanks to both of you for your kind words.

    • ANSWER:
      First of all,I am terribly sorry to hear that you have cancer and I hope that everything will be OK.

      As for the high calcium,yes,it is a sign of cancer in animals.Every animal that I have had that had cancer had a high calcium level.My vet checks this first thing when she suspects cancer.So as soon as the cat is finished with the antibiotics,you might want to ask the vet to do a complete body x-ray of the cat to see if there are any masses. Also,is the cat elderly,because cancer is more common in old cats. Other than that,I don’t know what to tell you. I hope the cat doesn’t have cancer. I hope you get better.I wish you the best and I will say a prayer for you and your kitty.

  34. QUESTION:
    Heartburn, Stomache pain on Right side, Prior ultrasound? Any answers?
    Hello. I am a 35 yr old female, have had 2 children (c-section) and a hysterectomy. I am a bit overweight, approx. 40 pounds. I have been diagnosed in the past with stomach ulcers. Most recently (January) I had severe right side (2-3″ below the ribs), I went to the Dr. assuming I had an appendicitis, well it seems I didn’t. He ran tests and did an ultra sound, my stomach, pancreas, gallbladder, kidney and appendix were all fine, however he did say that I showed signs of moderate fatty liver disease. Recently, (last week) I started having the same pain in my side, it was severe last weekend and hurt worse with movement. I took it easy, what what I ate (when I did) and it has gradually gotton better, (is still a dull, constant, aching pain), however in addition to it now I have SEVERE heartburn after I eat/drink anything. I have a horrible taste in my mouth, my stomache, chest and throat burns, I still have the pain in my side as well. Antacids don’t help, bland diet didn’t help, water didn’t, Aciflex meds didn’t help. I am in pain and am not sure what else this could be. I know I should see a gastroenterologist, but I am not eligible for insurance for another month. I know there are such things as gall stones, acid reflux, GERD, ulcers, etc. But does anyone have any educated idea as to what this is and should I be extremely concerned or should I hold out a few more weeks until the insurance kicks in and I can see a professional. My quack of a Dr. doesn’t seem to help me much, anyone out there with the same symptoms and a diagnosis, and Dr’s out there with suggestions. Thanks for any help!!!

    • ANSWER:
      This is reason for concern and could be an indication of something like a problem with the heart (when a woman has a problem with her heart such as if there’s an impending heart attack-just using this as an example only-the symptoms that can occur can be in the stomach area and also cause heartburn) but I would recommend checking with the city health department to see if they offer a free health clinic that can evaluate the situation.

      If not, I would recommend going to the ER for further evaluation of the situation to see what they say.

  35. QUESTION:
    I Have Ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency?
    i have Ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency (OTC) and people tease me cause i cant explain it can some one give me an idea of how too explain this short?

    Ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency (OTCD), the most common of the urea cycle disorders, is a rare metabolic disorder, occurring in one out of every 80,000 births. OTCD is a genetic disorder resulting in a mutated and ineffective form of the enzyme ornithine transcarbamylase.
    Like other urea cycle disorders, OTC affects the body’s ability to get rid of ammonia, a toxic breakdown product of the body’s use of protein. As a result, ammonia accumulates in the blood causing hyperammonemia. This ammonia travels to the various organs of the body.

    Another symptom of OTC is a buildup of orotic acid in the blood. This is due to an anapleurosis that occurs with carbamoyl phosphate entering the pyrimidine synthesis pathway.

    Ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency often becomes evident in the first few days of life, however it can present at middle age [a]. An infant with ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency may be lacking in energy (lethargic) or unwilling to eat, and have poorly-controlled breathing rate or body temperature. Some babies with this disorder may experience seizures or unusual body movements, or go into a coma. In cases where OTC enzyme production is low or non-existent death can occur within the first days of life. Complications from ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency may include developmental delay and mental retardation. Progressive liver damage, skin lesions, and brittle hair may also be seen. Other symptoms include irrational behavior (caused by encephalitis), mood swings, and poor performance in school.

    In some affected individuals, signs and symptoms of ornithine transcarbamylase may be less severe, and may not appear until later in life. Some female carriers become symptomatic later in life in times of metabolic stress. This can happen as a result of anorexia, starvation, malnutrition, pregnancy or even (in at least one case) as a result of gastric bypass surgery. It is also possible for symptoms to be exacerbated by extreme trauma of many sorts, including, (at least in one case) adolescent pregnancy coupled with severe stomach flu.

    Mutations in the OTC gene cause ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency. Ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency belongs to a class of genetic diseases called urea cycle disorders. The urea cycle is a sequence of reactions that occurs in liver cells. It processes excess nitrogen, generated when protein is used by the body, to make a compound called urea that is excreted by the kidneys.

    In ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency, the enzyme that starts a specific reaction within the urea cycle is damaged or missing. The urea cycle cannot proceed normally, and nitrogen accumulates in the bloodstream in the form of ammonia. Ammonia is especially damaging to the nervous system, so ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency causes neurological problems as well as eventual damage to the liver.

    Ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency is an X-linked recessive disorder caused by a number of different mutations. Since the gene is on the X chromosome, females are primarily carriers while males with nonconservative mutations rarely survive past 72 hours of birth. Half of those survivors die in the first month, and half of the remaining by age 5. Prognosis is less clear in cases of adult onset OTCD, as detection of the disease is almost universally post symptomatic
    Since the disease results in an inability to handle large amounts of nitrogen load, the treatment includes strategies to decrease the intake of nitrogen (low-protein diet), prevention of excessive body protein breakdown during acute illnesses (hydration and nutrition) and administration of medications scavenging nitrogen (sodium benzoate and sodium phenylbutyrate). Some patients may need to have supplemental amino acids (arginine, citrulline, valine, leucine, isoleucine).

    In cases where the OTC enzyme production is very low or non-existent and treatment consisting of low-protein diet and dietary supplementation are inadequate, liver transplant may become a treatment option.

    Help me explain this shortly

    • ANSWER:
      You have a metabolic disorder that causes ammonia to build up in your blood, so you need to be careful about what you eat.

  36. QUESTION:
    My daughter has severe abdominal pain….?
    I will try to offer all the detail I can. My 9 year old, healthy, active, not overweight, daughter has been having abdominal pain for about 7 weeks now. The pain is just above her belly button and then spreads around to the right of it. She is in constant pain but the severity of the pain changes. It goes from an ache to very severe pain which she describes as being stabbed by a needle. On a scale of 1-10, the pain hovers at around 4-5 and about 3 or 4 times a week it spikes up to a 12.

    We have seen 3 different doctors to this point, two ER docs and our family doc. Between them, they’ve run 2 blood tests, 2 urine tests, 2 different sets of xrays (a GI series and I don’t know what the other one was for) and an ultrasound looking for tumours or gall or kidney stones. Everything has come back negative. They’ve ruled out stones, hernia, and ulcers. At first they were treating her for a stomach ailment, but after trying Zantac, Previcid, and 3 other over the counter meds (like Pepto Bismal), nothing has helped. The pain is not in the stomach itself, it’s down farther.

    After talking with our family doctor yesterday, we’ve decided that the problem isn’t in the stomach. If it were, then one of the meds she’s been on should have helped. Our family doc has run out of ideas and is passing us on to a paediatrician. She thinks the problem might be muscular but she’s even reluctant about that because we’ve tried Tylenol, Advil and codeine, as well as ice and heat and nothing helps.

    Other than the pain, she has no other symptoms. She has had no vomiting, diarriah or constipation. She does feel nauseated sometimes, but our family doc and myself think that’s just a side effect of the pain, not a symptom of the problem. Her appetite hasn’t changed much either. On the days when the pain is worse, she’s not so hungry. When she was being treated for a stomach problem, we changed her diet-we took her off the greasy foods, and the acidic foods, but there was still no change in the pain.

    I asked the doc about an infection, she said that would have shown up in the blood work or her bowel movements. I asked about the different diseases of the bowel and intestine, but she said that would have shown up in the blood work and/or in her bowel movements as diarriah or constipation or as vomiting.

    Does anyone have any other ideas or has experienced such pain with or without being diagnosed? This is killing my husband and I to see her curled up on the couch in a ball crying and crying because of the pain and there’s nothing we can do help. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!!
    Thanks for the suggestions so far. I’m definately not giving up. I thought of the appendix but I didn’t know you could get an infection of it without it being life threatening. I assume when they did the ultrasound, they looked at her appendix, but maybe not. I found a chart of where appendix pain occurs and showed it to my daughter and she said “that’s exactly where my pain is!”. Hmmm, we’ll have to look in to that one, for sure.

    • ANSWER:
      I don’t have an answer to her pain but I may have a few suggestions. I’m an old hand at chronic pain and I know that it will wipe the happiness right off of you. I can’t even imagine how hard it is to watch your child go through this. What I have learned from my own illness is to keep records. I went into Documents and kept records of things like meds I take and when & who I saw, family history and medication allergies. Also, When tests are run ask for copies of reports. Keep these things together. Any new doctor will be able to help more if they have more facts. Don’t give up. Keep trying new doctors if you need to. It took me 6 yrs to get diagnosed. Know that there are docs out there that will poo poo away much of what you say. But there are more docs that want to help. Ask for references if they don’t have answers. Good luck to you. God Bless.

  37. QUESTION:
    maine coon with skin lesions?
    We have a 4 years old maine coon male we adopted when puppy/kitty mill in rural Minnesota was closed down. He was very sick when we first adopted him (which we knew and took him anyway). At one point, the vets told us he likely had kitten wasting disease. He wouldn’t eat/gain weight and was chronically dehydrated. We would take him in for IV fluids sometimes every two days for awhile. Then suddenly he just got better. He was on a special prescription diet for a few months to help him gain weight. We had follow up blood work to make sure nothing was wrong with his kidneys and everything was fine. And until three months ago he’s been the perfect picture of health.

    Three months ago we noticed what looked like a small scab between his shoulders at the base of his neck. We have another cat and the two of them can play pretty rough (although it’s the smaller simese mix who does most of the damage). I assumed they had been playing too hard and just kept an eye on it. A few days later he was sitting next to me grooming himself and I saw that on the inside of his back leg he had another circular scab but this one was bleeding.

    We took him to the vet the next day (saturday) and they did a skin sraping for ring worm/mange and that looked negative to them so they gave us antibiotics and sent us home.

    The next day the one on his back had doubled overnight and started bleeding too. Because our vet isn’t open on sundays we had to take him to a local animal hospital. They also did skin scrapings, they gave him a bath with an antibiotic/fungal shampoo just to cover all of the bases. For final measure, they took blood to run some tests (cbc and liver function) and gave him a shot of cortozone. By the time we had him home, the lesions had shrunk dramatically and his skin had gone from bright red to a near normal color.

    The animal hospital concluded he has allergies and that if this happens again to bring him back for cortozone shots. The lesions have never completely disappeared, but the shots do seem to help him a lot.

    Is this a common problem with maine coons? In my gut I’m just not sure this is a case of allergies but the animal hospital was very thorough. Our other cat has not developed any symptoms and they sleep together/groom each other constantly.

    • ANSWER:
      Allergies aren’t something that aren’t usually typical based on breed. Were you able to determine what he’s allergic too? Is it food, or something in his environment? Either are treatable, but you have to determine the root cause.

  38. QUESTION:
    What could be the cause of leukopenia and long-term illness?
    About 2 and a half years ago I started to have headaches and overwhelming tiredness.
    I was sent for an MRI and everything appeared normal.

    A couple of months later I started to suffer from recurrent infections and illnesses.

    In the last 2 years I have had many infections including:
    Recurrent UTI’s, kidney infection, recurrent uvulitis, ear infections, recurrent thrush, lymphadenitis and cellulitis (the last 2 requiring hospitalisation).

    I have also had lots of viruses, colds and flu symptoms.

    On a regular basis I suffer from migraines/headaches, aching limbs, neck, shoulders and backache, numbness in arms and hands, with loss of dexterity in the fingers, fatigue, skipped heart-beats and chest pain, ‘brain fog’ and occasional blurred vision, occasional low grade fever, and more recently muscle twitching, spasms and cramps.

    I eat a healthy diet although I am unable to exercise due to chronic pain. I have put on 2 stone in 2 years but this may be due to lack of exercise and my age – 40 years. I have also had bouts of depression, usually as a result of being so fed up of it all.

    I was referred to an Infectious Diseases Specialist about 18 months ago, and initially it was suggested possible CFS. She has run many blood tests to rule out things like thyroid, diabetes and HIV, and I have also had an ECG and cardiac scan.

    Although my blood tests are usually relatively normal (apart from when I am really ill), the one thing that does crop up almost every time is a low white blood cell count. Neutropenia and leukopenia have been noted on several occasions.
    I recently had another test and all was normal apart from a low absolute leukocyte count (normal range 1.5 – 4…….mine was 1.1).
    As yet I still don’t have a diagnosis and I am really wanting some answers so that I can begin treatment or a cure.
    I am fed up of having so many illnesses and infections and feeling so damn ill all the time, and having no idea of the prognosis.

    Am I right in assuming that the reason I am always getting ill is because of the leukopenia? Or is the leukopenia a result of always being ill?

    Does anyone have any ideas of what could be the cause?
    Or any suggestions of a diagnosis?
    Or can you suggest or recommend any more tests?

    I would be very grateful for any assistance, thanks.
    I also suffer from a lot of sores, on my mouth and in my nose, and get lots of mouth ulcers.

    • ANSWER:
      I would have to guess low thyroid and weak adrenals, low vitamin d, and iodine deficiency.
      These things can affect you in the ways you have described, and in many other ways.
      If your body temperature is lower than normal, that may point to the thyroid.

      A note on test results: It important to know “where” in the test reference range your results were.
      This is extremely important with thyroid test results. TSH should be rather low and FREE T3 and FREE T4 should be high in range with the Free t4 being less than the Free t3.

      http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/things-we-have-learned/

      In case you are not in the USA:

      http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/uk-thyroid-news/

      http://tpa-uk.org.uk/

      I hope this helps.

  39. QUESTION:
    For Girls: Is it true……………?
    that the natural smell of a male body is far more sexually potent than the deodorant he uses to mask it?

    DID YOU know that the odour of your man’s body is probably what makes you want to touch him? You may scoff at the idea, especially since there is such a plethora of products to disguise this- deodorants, body washes and creams. But the reality is that the natural, unscented smell of a male body and sweat is far more sexually potent than the Axe spray he applies to mask it!

    According to a study by the UK-based Social Issues Research Centre, females often get attracted to the scent of male sweat. Our bodies release certain chemical substances, called pheromones that are sensed through the nose and trigger sexual urges in prospective partners. These are secreted by sweat glands largely present in underarms, nipples, genitals, and outer ears.”

    Body odour often influences a partner’s sexual behaviour and women are more receptive to it,” says Dr ( Col) V K Wadia, consultant, psychosexual medicine. ” During a sexual intercourse, specific odours are secreted by men and it’s a woman’s perception how she gets influenced by them,” he adds.

    Not only is body odour significant in sexual behaviour, it plays a decisive role in mate choice as well. “Men and women tend to prefer the odour of individuals who are genetically dissimilar to them,” says Dr Anoop Misra, director, department of diabetes and metabolic diseases, Fortis Hospital.

    This reduces the chances of inbreeding and renders offspring more resistant to diseases and infections. However, odour preferences can vary according to hormonal changes. “Studies say that women often prefer the odour of men with good parenting skills in the ‘fertile period’ or the postmenstrual phase,” says Dr Misra.

    ON THE other hand, men find women more attractive during ovulation. This is mainly due to the specific odour of women in that period. It has also been found that women who are emotionally bonded with their partners perceive the odour of other men less pleasant.

    So, what makes our odour so specific? Usually when we perspire, sweat reacts with bacteria present on our skin. This releases some chemicals, hence causing body odour. But it’s not just an outcome of sweat. “All of us have a signature odour. This uniqueness is marked by genetics, diet, age, gender, hormones, and environmental factors,” says Dr Sushila Kataria, senior consultant, internal medicine, Medanta – The Medicity.

    This explains why babies smell different from adults, and how odour changes with the onset of puberty. This also explains why some of us have specific unpleasant odours. Bad breath or strong sweat can be a sign of underlying physical problems. “Patients with diabetic ketoacidosis can have a fruity odour in their breath and skin,” says Dr Misra.

    Diabetic ketoacidosis is a condition of excessively high blood sugar level that leads to formation of chemical substances called ketone bodies. Their presence causes the typical smell. The best way to prevent is to keep one’s blood sugar levels in control.

    “In case of chronic kidney problem, or dysfunctional kidneys, the patient’s body odour may resemble that of ammonia. This is because such patients retain more wastes or urea in the blood, that spreads to skin and evaporates with sweat,” says Prof ( Dr) S C Tiwari, director, nephrology, Fortis Group of Hospitals.

    Moreover, a musty odour in hair, breath or skin could be a sign of a genetic disorder called phenylketonuria (PKU). Left untreated in early childhood, it could lead to mental retardation or brain damage later. “Similarly, bad breath could be a symptom of non-healing ulcers in the throat, lungs or respiratory tract,” points out Manoj K Goel, director, pulmonology, Delhi Heart and Lung Institute. Bad breath could also be sign of bacterial pneumonia and chronic bronchitis.

    “Cough accompanied by foul smell may be a symptom of lung abscess. Such infections pose immense risks as these could result in cancer if left unattended,” he cautions.

    • ANSWER:
      I get aroused by the smell of a really good cologne!

  40. QUESTION:
    How is my essay? Ten points!?
    The subject of the essay was to discuss a problem confronting American society of particular concern to you and to propose one or more positive ways to deal with the problem.

    “The Big ‘C’”: A Different Meaning for Me
    The machine beeped noisily as it slowly turned on. The nightly routine had now begun— the bags had been opened, the solution was warming, and the tubing was priming. Five minutes later, the monstrous mechanism that sat on the nightstand read, “Connect yourself”. And I watched from afar as my mother, donning a mask, joined the tube on the machine with the tube coming out of her stomach.
    Drain 1 of 4…Fill 1 of 4…Dwell 1 of 4…Drain 2 of 4…the cycle repeated over and over again, for eight hours straight, until an obnoxious tone startled those who had since fallen asleep. My mother’s dialysis was finally over…until tomorrow night. And this had become her life; relying on a machine to stay alive.
    “The big ‘C’”…when used medically, the phrase almost universally brings to mind the word “cancer”. Cancer is a horrific disease in itself. My grandmother died from it. But to me, the phrase brings to mind “chronic kidney failure”. It’s a disease my mother suffers from; one she had contracted months before it was ever diagnosed, yet she hadn’t known it.
    The symptoms were easy to attribute to other, more common ailments. The back pain—part of getting older. The bad taste in her mouth—needing to brush her teeth more. The feeling tired all the time—working too much. She had no idea that her kidneys were being destroyed by an invisible attacker.
    The point here? There was little literature about her condition readily available to her. Sure, you would find information about kidney disease at any decent nephrologist’s office. But at the time my mother needed it most, it wasn’t somewhere she could see it in everyday life.
    Last year, I saw advertisements for cancer screenings, sleep aids, arthritis medications, pain relievers, cold and flu medications, erectile dysfunction, overactive bladder, depression, high cholesterol medications, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease, just to name a few. There was nothing about kidney failure. Not a word.
    My mother’s condition was preventable. If someone, a year ago, had sat her down and told her that her kidneys were shutting down, she could have done something about it. She could have changed her diet, gotten more exercise, and taken medication. But she never got the chance.
    WebMD has an application called the “symptom checker”, which allows you to input the problem you’re having and view the possible causes. While this feeds the worries of many hypochondriacs, perhaps it wouldn’t hurt if the American Kidney Foundation ran an advertisement (or infomercial) on television every now and then explaining the symptoms of kidney disease. Maybe a page or two about it in a popular magazine wouldn’t be a bad thing, either.
    The diseases that are the most treatable are the ones people can see. For example, Americans go to the dermatologist if they see psoriasis developing on their skin. They go to the dentist if their gums appear inflamed. But many irreversible conditions are silent enemies, with very few or easily dismissed symptoms. Using “snail mail” or e-mail to spread information about these silent enemies would be a good thing as well. Although many would dismiss it as junk mail or spam, it may catch someone’s eye just as it sails into the trash. It may save a life.
    The thesis of my argument isn’t confined simply to renal failure. I know of kidney disease only through personal experience with it. There are so many conditions that affect Americans daily that you and I have never even heard of. But without the literature, there’s no hope of us ever knowing about them. Spreading the word is the best people like me can do, but it seems to not happen often. I have learned more about the workings of the kidneys and their dysfunction in the last six months than I ever thought I would know. I have told more people about my mother’s story than I can count. Hopefully, it will make a difference to someone, someday.
    It’s too late for my mother. That machine on her bedside will be working tonight and every night after. But in all honesty, it doesn’t upset us anymore. We now have the opportunity to spare someone else from what we went through. However, I hope that a community (such as the American Kidney Foundation) with more public outreach than I could ever dream of having takes the suggestions of people like my mother and I and tries to save someone from any virtually unknown disease. Someone. Anyone. Because that’s all that really matters.

    It’s for a full-ride scholarship I’m applying for. What do you think? And please, if you’re one of those people who has to act like a big deal on Yahoo! Answers and tear down everyone’s work even if it’s good, don’t bother to answer. Thank you! Ten points!

    • ANSWER: