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what causes kidney Disease in Children?

A: A wide range of factors from genetics to poison can cause kidney disease in children. The causes and resulting treatments vary depending on whether the patient is experiencing acute or chronic kidney disease or kidney failure. Long-term kidney disease can develop from unresolved acute kidney problems, however, so something that causes a short-term problem can eventually lead to chronic kidney disease. Bacterial infections are a leading cause of acute kidney disease in children, while genetics often play a role in chronic kidney diseases. Other...


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what causes kidney Disease in Diabetics?

A: The immediate cause of kidney disease in diabetics is high blood sugar, which damages structures inside the kidneys and forces them to work harder. This leads to a decline in kidney function. Diabetes also tends to increase the risk of high blood pressure, and this can contribute to the development of kidney disease or can make it worse. Problems with the kidneys in diabetic patients are known as diabetic nephropathy or diabetic kidney disease (DKD).. In patients with diabetes, the ability to regulate blood sugar is impaired. Patients can maintain stable levels with the use of dietary measures, exercise, and medications. If they fail to do...


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what causes kidney stones?

A: There are certain disease processes that predispose some people to kidney stones. And with these dieases, it''s not because they aren''t drinking enough fluids. The name of the disease processes have slipped my mind....Sorry. It is a Calcium deposit. I have heard of them forming a lot in people who drink Mountain Dew excessively, i dont know why but it does seem to cause them. Drink mostly water and it might help. if you eat too much protein and dont drink water. i think it is caused by Calcium buildup It cause by excess Calcium or certain minerala in diet also intake of excess uric acid,certain meds, vit.c or vit D.Also from a diet of fruits & vegetables high in oxalate. To prevent from kidney stones increase fluid intake(drink 8...


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what causes kidney Stones and Can They Be Treated at Home?

A: what is a kidney stone and why do they hurt so much? A kidney stone, or renal lithiasis, is a nasty little jagged mass of minerals, acid salts and calcium. Many people get them simply because they don''t drink enough water! I have a friend who has suffered all his life from them. Mr. Macho Man has played soccer all his life and started suffering the classic symptoms at an early age. He never drank water when he was out playing in the hot sun, now he gets them all the time, even though he has learned to keep hydrated. About time too, he''s 52 years old! Another friend never drank water; he was always drinking caffeinated drinks and sodas, now he gets them. It seems that many people once they''ve had them, they keep...


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what causes kidney stones?

A: In most people the underlying cause isn`t known. Some people with kidney stones have lower levels of citrate in their urine, which usually stops the stones forming. Different kinds of kidney stones form from different salts in the urine. http://hcd2.bupa.co.uk/fact_sheets/html/kidney_stones.html . kidney stones can be due to underlying metabolic conditions, such as renal tubular acidosis,[7] Dent`s disease[13] and medullary sponge kidney.[14] Many health facilities will screen for such disorders in patients with recurrent kidney stones.[citation needed] This is typically done with a 24 hour urine collection that is chemically analyzed for...


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what causes kidney Failure, And what Are The Symptoms?

A: There are 2 types of kidney failure, acute and chronic. Acute kidney failure is sudden kidney failure which can be due to dehydration, low blood pressure, Acute tubular necrosis, Autoimmune kidney disease, etc. Its symptoms are oliguria, anuria, loss of appetite, hiccups, decreased sensation in hands and feet, metalic taste in mouth, peripheral edema, and mood changes. Chronic kidney failure is slow loss of kidney function. It can be due to kidney stones, high blood pressure, diabetes, polycystic kidney disease, obstructive uropathy, and Glomerulonephritis. There are no symptoms as this
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what causes kidney Failure in humans?

A: Disease Years of poor diet (toxins, high fat, sugary foods) Age (after a while, our bodies just wear out) Genetics too much toxins in the body resulting to imbalance of body fluids.. well, you can also get that from too much drinking of medicines which are harmful to the kidneys.. There are a few things that can cause kidney Failure in humans. First and far most you have to rule out any diseases you may have, then there is the fact of being over weight or your liver being enlarged. Also diabetis is one of the leading causes in your kidney''s shutting down, and the other one is infection. Hope this can help, only know these things because of my friends mom who is having a treatment for her...


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How rapid can hypertension causes kidney disease

A: Hello - While you haven''t defined in your post what was considered to be pre-hypertension (in terms of average and peak blood pressures), if the BP is at or below 130/80 then it is considered controlled. Hypertension damages various persons'' kidneys at varying rates, so even if there were a useful per centage or other statistical answer to your question, it would only apply to the broad category and not to you specifically. I am unaware of any statistic which would give the answer you''re seeking. I do know the damage occurs over the course of years, and if you''re not hypertensive (that is, if your normal, resting blood pressure is at or below 130/80 then you''re not at risk of kidney disease. I think the...


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what causes kidney stones

A: kidney Stones causes - Here it states: kidney stones may form when the normal balance of water, salts, minerals, and other substances found in urine changes. How this balance changes determines the type of kidney stone you have. Most kidney stones are calcium-type—they form when the calcium levels in your urine change. Factors that change your urine balance include: Not drinking enough water. Try to drink enough water to keep your urine clear (about 8 to 10 glasses of water a day). When you don''t drink enough water, the salts, minerals, and other substances in the urine can stick together and form a stone. This is the most common cause of

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what causes kidney stones and what can be used to treat them?

A: Excess activity of the parathyroid gland promotes formation of kidney stones. Other causes may be Paget's disease, bone cancers and metabolic disturbance through increased activity of the thyroid gland. Dairy calcium is known to predispose one to kidney stone. Magnesium has been credited with resolving the problem. Cherokee Indians used Hydrangea root for this condition. Other herbs shown to be helpful are Cornsilk (to increase urine production) Marshmallow (a soothing demulcent) and Horsetail Grass (for bleeding). Gravel Root tea can sometimes help the stone to pass. '' Ref: Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine, by Dr. Thomas Bartram...
 
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