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Hi doctor. I am 30 years old my creatinine label now 1.02 is it bad condition or its okk.

Hi doctor. I am 30 years old my creatinine label now 1.02 is it bad condition or its okk.
Creatinine levels in the blood can vary depending on age, race and body size. A creatinine level of greater than 1.2 for women and greater than 1.4 for men may be an early sign that the kidneys are not working properly.
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Hi doctor this is arindam I am 30 years old. My creatinine label now 1.02 is bad condition or it is ok for me?

Hi doctor this is arindam I am 30 years old. My creatinine label now 1.02 is bad condition or it is ok for me?
1.02 is normal, Usually creatinine is show high even in some normal case so no worries. But if you feel burning or any kind of sensation better consult with doctor.
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In my report impression is slightly dilated pelvicalyceal system in the left kidney? Extra renal pelvis? Is there any problem? What is this? please explain what to do so in future this will not happen again.

In my report impression is slightly dilated pelvicalyceal system in the left kidney? Extra renal pelvis? Is there any...
Your report says that the kidney is dilated inside and it is no serious, now. There is nothing you can do to prevent it and you need to be under the care of a urologist.
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Kidney Problems - 4 Important Signs You Should Never Avoid!

Kidney Problems - 4 Important Signs You Should Never Avoid!

The kidneys are small organs that filter about 200 liters of water each day, removing out about 2 liters of toxins and wastes in a water medium as urine. In addition to maintaining the fluid levels in the body, they also produce hormones that regulate blood pressure, produce red blood cells, and play a vital role in maintaining bone health. Any problem with the kidney, infection or otherwise, can lead to its improper functioning, causing damaging results on the rest of the body organs.

While the bad news is that most diseases from infections to diabetes to hypertension and cancer have an adverse effect on the kidneys, there are signs that can be watched out for, which can indicate a problem with the kidneys and so further damage prevented.

Read on to know some of the most common symptoms of kidney disease and how further progression can be prevented:

  1. Change in urination process: Any change in the process of urination should be a warning for a test. It could be change in color or the appearance of the urine, painful urination, burning on urination, difficulty to start and stop a stream, or too frequent or infrequent urinations. These are usually the first symptoms of kidney disease and should be an alarm to get a kidney function test done. If you have hypertension or a strong family history of kidney disease, then getting a simple urine test to check optimal kidney function is definitely mandated. These could indicate conditions like infection, diabetes, kidney failure, or other conditions which can all be identified with further testing and then treated accordingly. The progress of the disease can be halted, which can help improve overall quality of life.
  2. Fatigue, loss of energy: As noted above, impaired kidney function leads to other organs being affected and buildup of toxins in the body. There is also anemia which sets in due to decrease in red blood cells and therefore reduced overall energy levels, loss of sleep, and fatigue.
  3. Swollen eyes, feet, and ankles: Reduced kidney function leads to fluid accumulation, sodium retention, loss of protein, which all lead to swollen eyes and ankles and feet. These are easy to identify and should ring a bell to get checked for kidney functions.
  4. Muscle cramps: Improper electrolyte levels can affect muscle functioning, leading to painful cramps. Along with changes in the process of urination, this should be an indication of underlying kidney disease.

Keep a track of any above mentioned problems as they can help in saving not just the kidneys but all the vital organs.

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Contrast Induced Nephropathy - Know Complications Of It!

Contrast Induced Nephropathy - Know Complications Of It!

Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) is a serious complication that may arise during angiographic procedures and is elaborated as the impairment of renal function. It is estimated as either a 25% increase in the serum creatinine (SCr) from baseline or a 0.5 mg/dL (44 µmol/L) increase in absolute creatinine value within two to three days after intravenous contrast administration of intravascular radiographic contrast material that is not attributable to other causes.

To simplify, contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) is a form of kidney damage in which there has been recent exposure to medical imaging contrast material without another apparent cause for acute kidney injury. CIN is considered the 3rd most common cause of hospital-acquired renal dysfunction. There are emerging concerns that the importance of CIN has been greatly overstated. Here discussed are the risk factors with concerns comprised in (CIN) Contrast-induced nephropathy.

Complications in consideration of Contrast-induced nephropathy
One of the leading causes of hospital-acquired acute kidney injury (AKI), CIN is associated with longer hospital stay and while the incidence is low (0-5%) in patients with normal renal function, trials report that it is as high as 26% in patients with impaired renal function. Also, studies report that about 15% of the affected patients needed dialysis.

There is a complex association between CIN, mortality, and comorbidity. Majority of patients who receive CIN do not die from renal failure. Death, if a patient at all dies, is more usually from a procedural complication or a pre-existing non-renal complication.

Risk concerns
Many physicians who refer patients for contrast procedures and some who perform the procedure themselves are not entirely informed about the risk of CIN. Individuals with diabetes mellitus, chronic kidney disease, hypotension, reduced intravascular volume, or who are over 75 years of age are at increased danger of evolving CIN after exposure to iodinated contrast. A survey found that most of the referring physicians were not aware of potential risk factors, including ischemic heart disease and diabetes mellitus. However, acute kidney injury (AKI) can happen from a variety of causes, or their succession, during severe illness and no trial which is randomized has established the risk of contrast-induced nephropathy.

The overblown risk factor
When there is a need to diagnose a suspected arterial thrombus, pulmonary embolism, or intra-abdominal catastrophes, treatments and tests require intravenous contrast and these are often suspended in patients with raised creatinine levels. The diagnostic rift leaves their physicians with less than the best knowledge to make decisions regarding the treatment.

A notable percentage of hospitalized patients experience AKI and an even greater percentage gain IV contrast during their stay in the hospital. There will thus forever be the explanation for observed anecdotal instances of "contrast-induced nephropathy." Whether or not contrast-induced acute kidney injury persists, or has been exterminated by the use of lower-osmolarity contrast agents, would require a comprehensive randomized analysis to sort out.

In most cases, the condition is self-limiting with the creatinine levels peaking for 2-3 days and returning back to baseline within 7-10 days, there are indeed concerns due to the limitation in treatment options.

Foods To Avoid When Suffering With Kidney Disorder!

Foods To Avoid When Suffering With Kidney Disorder!

Eating right has never been more emphasized than today where people around the world are affected by several medical conditions. Be it any condition, the diet has an essential role in effectively managing the problem, and kidney diseases are no exception.

The primary function of the kidneys is to purify the waste from the blood along with maintaining the right balance of fluids in the body. They also play a critical role in regulating blood pressure.
If your kidney functions have been impaired to the slightest extent, it is essential to shift to a diet that supports healthy blood pressure and allow you to manage the issues. This invariably means you will have to avoid excess protein, sugar, salt and trans fats.

Let’s take a look at the foods you should steer clear of when you are suffering from kidney problems.

  1. Foods high in phosphorus and potassiumDepending on the type as well as the severity of the kidney issues you are going through, you may be advised by your dietician to limit the intake of foods which contain copious amounts of phosphorus and potassium. This is because these minerals can start accumulating in the blood when the kidneys are not able to function correctly. Your doctor may also suggest you avoid salt substitutes which may contain potassium and limit rich products. You should limit the intake of avocados, milk, yoghurt, bananas, and other seeds and beans. Foods rich in phosphorus include nuts, liver, soft drinks, and beans.
  2. Too much protein: Excessive protein intake may prove to be detrimental to kidney disorders. According to the National Kidney Disease Education Program, people with chronic kidney disease should limit daily protein consumption to about 0.36 grams per pound of body weight. The moderate approach to the consumption of protein can allow about 54 grams of protein daily for a person weighing around 150 pounds.
  3. Processed foods: Fast and processed foods are said to contain high amounts of sugar, salt, and unhealthy fats. It is important to avoid them when you have kidney disorders. This means that you will have to bid farewell to crackers, chips, cookies along with frozen meals, canned soups, and other convenience foods. It is important to note here that even foods that appear to be healthy such as canned fruits and vegetables tend to contain high amounts of salt and sugar. Thus, fruits packed without added sugar is the best option for people affected by kidney diseases.
  4. Soda and Soft Drinks: Soda and soft drinks offer absolutely no nutritional benefits, but they contain hordes of sugars, which are either natural or chemically produced. Studies have shown that sodas can lead to various health conditions such as osteoporosis, metabolic syndrome, kidney diseases and dental problems. Diet sodas may contain a lesser amount of calories, but they can still offer no nutritional values and often come with harmful additives that may prove detrimental to your overall health.

Thus, you should try to avoid these foods to manage your kidney disorder better.
 

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My creatinine level is 1.40 in the test report. And my urea is 36. Whereas 4 months ago my creatinine was 1.08. albumin comes in my urine. My creatinine is now at the absolute level. Have I got this kidney disease? What should I do.

My creatinine level is 1.40 in the test report. And my urea is 36. Whereas 4 months ago my creatinine was 1.08. album...
hi your kidney functioning is affecting. i advise you to take homoeopathic treatment to reduce creatinine levels and urea levels. you can consult me online for treatment and guidance
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I know that homeopathy works. But I just want to know that I soak gokshura every night and then drink it in empty stomach every morning. Just I question is it beneficial to kidney.

I know that homeopathy works. But I just want to know that I soak gokshura every night and then drink it in empty sto...
No study has been done for the effect of gokshura on kidney and there is no scientific evidence of it.
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