Can you live with one kidney
Most people can live a normal, healthy life with one kidney. Taking precautions is wise to protect the kidney function you do have [ Source: http://www.chacha.com/question/can-you-live-with-one-kidney ]
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- Can you live with one kidney?
- I lost a kidney to cancer nine years ago. you will have a scar in the middle of your belly. It takes a long time to heal. I could not drive for two months without hurting. I have nerve damage above the scar after all these years. Hurts occa...
- How long can you live with one kidney?
- As long as your the kidney is healthy, having only one kidney does not affect your survival at all.
- How long can you live with one kidney and have got chronic kidney...?
- No one can say for sure how long a person will live with a certain condition, and a doctor is the best person to ask.
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- What does dialysis mean? IIm doing a project and one of the queestions are can u live without kidney?
- Q: Im doing a project and one of my questions are can u live without a kidney and wen i searched it up on here it said stuff bout the dialysis so What Is It?
- A: In medicine, dialysis (from Greek "dialusis", meaning dissolution, "dia", meaning through, and "lusis", meaning loosening) is primarily used to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function (renal replacement therapy) due to renal failure. Dialysis may be used for very sick patients who have suddenly but temporarily, lost their kidney function (acute renal failure) or for quite stable patients who have permanently lost their kidney function (stage 5 chronic kidney disease). When healthy, the kidneys maintain the body's internal equilibrium of water and minerals (sodium, potassium, chloride, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sulfate) and the kidneys remove from the blood the daily metabolic load of fixed hydrogen ions. The kidneys also function as a part of the endocrine system producing erythropoietin and 1,25-dihydroxycholecalciferol (calcitriol). Dialysis is an imperfect treatment to replace kidney function because it does not correct the endocrine functions of the kidney. Dialysis treatments replace some of these functions through diffusion (waste removal) and ultrafiltration (fluid removal).
- Will I live a normal long life with one kidney?
- Q: I had my kidney removed at the age of 4, im now in my mid 20's. I am wondering if this means i have a reduced life expectancy, whether it will be hard for me to have kids, etc...if anyone knows any ligitimate info about living with one kidney i would like to here. it sometimes stresses me out but generally i just forget about it. is there anything i should do to look after the one i do have?Any other ppl in my situation?
- A: If you take care of your good kidney you will be fine. You shouldn't drink or take drugs or a lot of medication that gets broken down in your kidneys. Lots of people donate one of their kidneys to help someone who has none.
- How long will one live with stage 4 kidney failure?
- Q: I just found out that my grandma has stage 4 kidney failure. My aunt which has power of attorney denied the option for dialysis. The doctor just told her that meant stage 5 would occur. She also has dimensia and has been taken off those meds because they were not working. Any idea how long one can/will usually live with stage 4 kidney failure? thanks!
- A: Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is classified into five stages based on the "efficiency" of the kidneys in filtering blood:http://www.nephronline.org/management/ckd.htmlIf you are not familiar with the normal functions of the kidney, there are lots of information available:http://kidneysource.com/ckd_3/about/index.aspxStage 4 CKD is compatible with life, meaning that one can live for a long time (theoretically, decades) if the following are met:1. One takes the steps to preserve what kidney function that is left, so the CKD does not progress to Stage 5 (End-Stage Renal Disease, or ESRD).2. One follows the dietary restrictions to avoid overburdening the failing kidneys. For example, eating lots of fruits will lead to high potassium levels, and if left untreated, high potassium can cause the heart to stop.Many treatment options exist for some of the effects of Stage 4 CKD. For example, anemia can be treated with synthetic EPO (a hormone normally produced by the kidneys, telling the bone marrow to make new blood). High potassium can be treated with Kayexalate. High phosphate can be treated with calcium pills. Acidosis can be partially treated with bicarbonate or citrate pills. None of these treatments involve dialysis.For more information about CKD:http://www.kidney.org/kidneydisease/ckd/index.cfmBest wishes for your grandma.
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