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Frequently Asked Questions About Kidney Disease

Traditional Chinese Treatments for Polycystic Kidney Disease

Patients: hello,doctor. I have polycystic kidney disease, and there are 24cm kidney cysts on both my kidneys. I also have blood urine and occasional protein in my urine, and my creatinine level is 3 mg/dl. Can you give me some suggestions o...Read More

What can I do for My Kidney Disease with Creatinine 2.72

Patient: hi, doctor. I have kidney disease and my creatinine level is 2.72 mg/dl. I also have diabetes and hypertension, and my high blood sugar from 3 years, and hypertension from more than ten years. For my condition, what can I do for my...Read More

Suggestions for Kidney Disease Patient with Creatinine 15.67

Patient: hello, doctor. My sister got kidney disease, and her creatinine level is 15.67 mg/dl. She was taking ketosteril, and her doctor advices her to increase her intake of this medicine from 2 pills every meal to 3 pills. I want to know...Read More

Type 2 Diabetes, Creatinine 13, BUN 119

Question : My dad is a type 2 Diabetes patient. His creatinine level is 13mg/dL and BUN is 119mg/dL. Will he have to go for dialysis? Answer: The reference value for serum creatinine and BUN is 0.5-1.3mg/dL and 9-20mg/dL, so creatinine 13 a...Read More

Can I use diet to maintain my kidney function?

Patient: dear, doctor. I was diagnosed with stage 4 kidney disease, and I have high blood pressure and diabetes. Then, can I use diet to maintain my kidney function? Doctor: Hi, friend. From your description, I get your illness condition. Y...Read More

What Can Eat and What Cant Eat for Kidney Failure Patients with 48% Kidney Function

Question: I am going through kidney failure and I have only 48% combined, I need to know what I can or cant eat Answer: Kidney failure is a common kidney disease with the gradually reduced kidney function. When the kidney function is severe...Read More

The Second Opinion for Kidney Disease Patients with 25% Kidney Function

Question: My sister wae recently diagnosed with 25% kidney function, but her doctor told her there is nothing he wants her do. I baffle whether she should go for a second opinion. Answer: 25% kidney function means that the kidneys have been...Read More

Wheat Grass and Kidney Failure Patients

Patients: my husband has end stage renal failure with an eGFR of 13%, is wheat grass OK for him? Doctor: I know the condition of your husband, and he is in end stage renal failure with the GFR less than 13%. This condition is very serious,...Read More

What to Do to Reduce Swelling in Kidney Failure

Patient: My husband has kidney failure and edema. Can you tell me what can he use to reduce the swelling? Doctor: Diuretics can be used to reduce swelling caused by kidney failure. Swelling or edema is the condition that large amounts of fl...Read More

Should CKD Patients Drink a Lot of Water

Patients: hello, doctor. I was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD) recently. And my creatinine level is 2.1, I also have a little swelling on my legs and I have high blood pressure. In my addition, should I drink a lot of water, if...Read More