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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...

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...

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...

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...

Albumin Deficiency

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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