Chronic kidney disease (CKD)

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GFR 19

  • By pierce513 · New reply 2:35 pm
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  • I am new to site so please have patience. I have been dealing with CKD apx 5years. My GFR dropped from 34 to 20 in5 weeks. We repeated test one week later and it dropped to 19,bun increased from 40 to ...

Treatment of PKD at Shijiazhuang Kidney Hospital China

  • By pkd108 · New reply March 9, 2014
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  • Some time ago I saw various posts on the site about the Shijiazhuang Kidney Hospital in China, mostly by people who had no direct experience speculating as to the value of the treatment, often not at ...

Life Expectancy of Stage 5 CKD Without Dialysis or Kidney Transplant

  • By kidneyhealth · Posted February 16, 2014
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  • Stage 5 CKD is also called stage 5 kidney failure, it is a severe stage, so, what is the life expectancy without dialysis or transplant? Before answering the question, let’s learn what is stage 5 kidney ...

Can I Eat Grapes if I Have Chronic Kidney Disease

  • By kidneyhealth · Posted February 7, 2014
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  • Generally, people with Chronic Kidney Disease(CKD) are suggested to follow a strict diet. Well, can they eat grapes? Can I Eat Grapes if I Have Chronic Kidney Disease As one of the most popular fruits ...

Can People with Kidney Disease Eat Orange

  • By kidneyhealth · Posted February 6, 2014
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  • People with kidney disease are usually recommended to follow a strict diet. Well, can kidney disease patients eat orange? Can People with Kidney Disease Eat OrangeKidneys within our body work as blood-cleaners ...

Rheumatoid arthritis drug shows promise for kidney disease

  • By vshal · New reply February 2, 2014
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  • 09874-rheumatoid-arthritis-drug-shows-pr omise-as-targeted-treatment-for-serious- kidney-disease A drug approved for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis may ...

urodynamics testing

  • By mylah · New reply January 13, 2014
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  • I went into the doctor and she did a Urodynamics test, they told me i BOMBED it (flunked) it totally, now I have to go to a urogyno. does any one know what might happen at this appt.? I have t o go in ...

Treatment of CKD with Ayurveda

  • By pkd108 · Posted January 9, 2014
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  • I recently posted about my experiences with a specialist hospital in China using mainly traditional Chinese medicine based treatments for kidney disease, in my case polycystic kidney disease. Prior to ...

Just Diagnosed

  • By sakrjj · Posted October 7, 2013
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  • I've been on another board for GI issues, and have or am coming to terms with that when my kidneys reared their little selves up to the forefront of attention. I have had issues with my kidneys, excess ...

Worried over drop in renal function

  • By charmaine49 · Posted September 23, 2013
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  • I have one kidney, but just learned that my eGFR dropped to 32, and a higher creatinine of was in the higher 30s earlier this year..I have been so damn exhausted and napping a lot. sometimes ...

Chronic Kidney Disease and Alternative Treatment

  • By patientsreport · New reply July 18, 2013
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  • Has anyone tried alternative treatment for CKD ...


  • By srmorris · New reply June 27, 2013
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  • Has anyone ever taken Levaquin for a UTI. I have been on omnicef but doesnt seem to be working ...


  • By REHENA · New reply June 19, 2013
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Why Lower GFR in One kidney is Good

  • By charmaine49 · New reply May 24, 2013
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  • I was totally freaked out over not knowing my status, and that I even HAD CKD after 3 yres of dealing with the VA hosp in SF. No one EVER said a word about my test results that show H and L each time ...

one kidney- stage 3b GFR-Docs never told me

  • By charmaine49 · New reply February 2, 2013
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  • I had my L kidney out due to cancer in 2010. Never told score was GFR 71, with .09 Creat. Now 2 years later they wanted to use contrast dye for annual CT scan..radiology nurses so concerned this time ...

My NYE battle

  • By charmaine49 · Posted December 31, 2012
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  • I'm settled in for the night. Bath towels heavy with moisture, freshly laundered, hang on all the door frames, taking up the warmth from the 1940s Siegler gas heater in my living room. The puny clothes ...

Neph consult on Jan 3- Questions to ask?

  • By charmaine49 · New reply December 23, 2012
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  • I got the appt set to see the VA nephrologist. I have a ton of questions: If my BP improves with lisinopril meds- will my GFR raise? how to avoid more slipping from 37? . plus many more Qs. Anything I ...

Contrast Dye Risks -taken unknowingly

  • By charmaine49 · New reply December 18, 2012
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  • Reading that contrast dye for CT Scans can cause kidney failure, and does knock you down on GFR each time. The risk is very serious..if anyone had paid more attention to my CKD status while checking for ...

kidney disease stage 3

  • By mylah · New reply December 12, 2012
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  • I would really like to know if I went on dialysis if i would feel any better, I am so swelled up in my face, my hands and my feet. I chew on ice all the time so I will stay hydrated. My GFR now is 54 ...

Feel like a Ping Pong Ball

  • By NECKOCHON · New reply September 13, 2012
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  • Gp sent me to a Rheumatologist...He did Blood & Urine Testing ...Creatinine was Flagged as "Miidly low Kidney Function"Told to go back to GP. 2-weeks later GP does a less sensative BMP & Urinalysis. Was ...

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