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  • 1 month ago

    Is Alkaline Water Helpful.

    Some People suggest that Alkaline water is helpful for kidney and heart problem. Is it correct ?
  • 2 months ago

    Prehospital glucagon

    I'm a paramedic and I've had difficulty on finding an answer to a question I have about prehospital use of glucagon in renal failure patients. I've had two renal failure patients whom were also diabetic. Both of these patients had bgl that registered as LOW on our glucometer. Both patients I was unable to obtain IV access so I used 1 mg glucagon IM. In both cases I did not get a discernable rise in bgl as both pt remained LOW on subsequent rechecks. Why is this?
  • 2 months ago

    Is Dialysis always needed when levels are below 6%

    My sister has had kidney failure for many years. For the past 10 years it was mostly around 18% functionality. Over the past year it has gone down to 5-6%. With that said, she feels perfectly fine. She has no water retention, no heart noise (I forgot the name of the noise they look for), has driven to from the Northwoods several times without issue, is not nauseous, no muscle cramps, vomiting or any of the other symptoms of kidney failure. Again - she feels fine. They've been letting her be because....
  • 3 months ago

    High potassium

    Hello. I am a 28 year old female. I went to an urgent care a few days ago for all over itching that had been lasting for about 4 weeks. They decided to do a comprehensive metabolic panel and was worried about my liver. Results only showed high Potassium and the doctor wants me to come in tomarrow for a retest. Could this be a sign of kidney problems. Everything else was normal on the blood test. TIA
  • 9 months ago

    Do I need dialysis?

    I was suddenly dignosed with CKD since January 2018 - everything was alright in December 2017. From January to August 2018, my creatinine steadily dropped with the help of a controlled diet and was 2.9 when I started accumulating fluid in my chest cavity. I was advised to go for a CABG which I did after which I needed dialysis as my urine output was NIL. After about 12 sessions of dialysis, my output reached a reasonable level and the creatinine started correcting. I was off dialysis for about 2....
  • 10 months ago

    KIDNEY BIOPSY HELP PLEASE

    So I'm a 22 yr old female. I'm scheduled to have an kidney biopsy Wednesday the 13th and they told me I am supposed to watch the bleeding in my urine afterwards and that it should go away within a day but I think my period will come on either Tuesday night or that morning, how do I know if the bleeding is from my kidneys or my period? Can I still have the biopsy done if it comes on beforehand?
  • 10 months ago

    Cause for my illness

    I am a retired firefighter. Shortly after I retired I developed kidney disease. I am on dialysis now. I have not been given a reason for my disease. I was wondering if it could be related to my occupation.
  • 11 months ago

    grateful

    God is be really good to me in my life, before people said there is no cure for Herpes, but today many people have now believe that there is a cure FOR HERPES can be cured through Africans root and herbs, our great doctors have finally found the cure of Herpes, many have get cured with the help of a great spell caster known as Dr.usman he's the one of the great spell herbal doctor in Africa and he has the cure on this disease H.P.V/TYPE 4 TYPE 1 TYPE 8 AND TYPE 10. TYPE 913, human papilomavirus....
  • 11 months ago

    In stage 3a kidney disease, on diuretics and diabetic

    I am in stage 3a kidney failure and diabetic, on diuretics. What can I expect next?
  • over 1 year ago

    My 3rd transplant

    I was born with a congenital kidney deffect that caused reflux neuropathy. I had reconstructive surgery in 1963 at NIH in bethesda, Maryland to repair the damage done by severe infections since birth. They now do this in utero! So I kept my native kidneys untill 1987 when my sister donated her kidney in my first living related kidney transplant. That kidney failed in 1999 when my secord sister donated her kidney that I currently have today. 18 years later I am now loosing this kidney. I am preparing....