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Kidney Disease

Acceptable Creatinine Levels

Creatinine is included in most routine lab work because it is the most reliable indicator of kidney health. Kidney patients should...
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What Are the Causes of Soft Erections?

A normal penile erection is the result of complex interactions between the psyche, the central and peripheral nervous systems, hor...
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Diet to Help Repair Kidneys

Early kidney disease often produces no symptoms, so your physician may have surprised you with the news that you have reduced kidn...
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Recommended Food for Kidney Dialysis Patients

When your kidneys are no longer able to filter waste products from the body, your doctor may recommend dialysis. With this treatm...
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Albumin Deficiency

Albumin deficiency, or hypoalbuminemia, is an abnormally low level of the protein albumin in the blood. You might have it tested a...
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Hydronephrosis & Nutrition

Kidney disorders may occur for a variety of reasons. Hydronephrosis is a type of swelling in one or both kidneys that occurs as th...
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What Are the Causes of Kidney Scarring?

Scarring of the kidneys is often presumed when there is persistent elevated urine protein, or serum creatinine. However, doctors a...
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Kidney Transplant Donor Requirements

Organ transplantation is one of the triumphs of modern medicine, so much so that the number of potential organ recipients now exce...
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Medications For End-Stage Renal Disease

Patients with end-stage renal disease have kidneys that no longer remove waste and excess fluid from the body. These patients requ...
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Bruised Kidney Symptoms

Bruised Kidney Symptoms. Although the kidneys occupy a protected area toward the back of the abdomen, these vital organs remain su...
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