Kidney & Urology

What foods should and should not kidney stones sufferers eat?

What foods should and should not kidney stones sufferers eat?

A kidney stone is a hard mass that forms from crystals in the urine. In most people, natural chemicals in the urine stop stones from forming. There are different treatments for a specific type of kidney stone. Above all, if … Read more

‘Western’ Diet May Raise Risk of Kidney Function Decline

'Western' Diet May Raise Risk of Kidney Function Decline

FRIDAY, Jan. 28 (HealthDay News) — A Western-type diet that’s high in red and processed meats, saturated fats and sweets is associated with an increased risk of kidney function decline, a new study reveals. Eating more whole grains, fruits, vegetables, … Read more

Stroke Drug May Prevent Dialysis Catheter Infections

Stroke Drug May Prevent Dialysis Catheter Infections

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26 (HealthDay News) — Replacing the commonly used blood-thinner heparin with a clot-dissolving stroke drug in dialysis catheters once a week may reduce the incidence of catheter malfunctions and infections, according to new research. And also appears to … Read more

Donor Kidneys Travel Safely, Study Finds

Donor Kidneys Travel Safely, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Jan. 18 (HealthDay News) — Kidneys from live donors that are transported across town or across the country are as safe to use in transplants as a kidney from a donor in the same hospital as the recipient, says … Read more

Kidney disease: are you at risk?

Kidney disease: are you at risk?

Kidney problems can sneak up on anyone. The cause could be an unrelated disease or something in your genes. If you answer ‘‘yes’’ to any of the questions below you could be a candidate for kidney failure. Visit a urologist … Read more

Acute kidney failure Treatment

Treatment Once the cause is found, the goal of treatment is to restore kidney function and prevent fluid and waste from building up in the body while the kidneys heal. Usually, you have to stay overnight in the hospital for … Read more

Acute kidney failure: Symptoms & Signs, Diagnosis & Tests

Symptoms & Signs * Bloody stools * Breath odor * Bruising easily * Changes in mental status or mood * Decreased appetite * Decreased sensation, especially in the hands or feet * Fatigue * Flank pain (between the ribs and … Read more

Acute kidney failure: Overview, Causes

Acute kidney failure: Overview, Causes

Definition Acute (sudden) kidney failure is the sudden loss of the ability of the kidneys to remove waste and concentrate urine without losing electrolytes. Alternate Names : Kidney failure, Renal failure, Renal failure – acute, ARF, Kidney injury – acute … Read more

Acute arterial occlusion – kidney: Overview

Acute arterial occlusion - kidney: Overview

Definition Acute arterial occlusion of the kidney is a sudden, severe blockage of the artery that supplies blood to the kidney. Alternative Names Acute renal arterial thrombosis; Renal artery embolism; Acute renal artery occlusion; Embolism – renal artery Causes The … Read more

Acute adrenal crisis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Acute adrenal crisis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Acute adrenal crisis is a life-threatening condition that occurs when there is not enough cortisol, a hormone produced by the adrenal glands. Causes of Acute adrenal crisis The two adrenal glands are located on top of the kidneys. They consist … Read more