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Frequently Asked Questions About Kidney Disease

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

Diet and Treatment for CKD Patient with Creatinine 2.0

Patient: Hello, doctor. My husband has just been diagnosed with CKD, and his creatinine level is 2.0 and the GFR is 42, I want to know what it means. I think his kidney disease is caused by his hypertension which has been lasted for many ye...Read More

31 Years Old Female, Treatment for FSGS, Immune Suppressants

Patient: Im 31 years old female. Currently struggling with FSGS and hoping to get some information on some therapies that may work. I have had this for 7 years so far and was on immune suppressants for a while. The side effects werent good...Read More

Should I be on a Special Diet with GFR 32-44

Patient: dear doctor, I am a patient with kidney problems.from my recently teat report, my eGFR is 32-44, and my creatinine level is 1.6-1.8. Besides, the doctor told me that there are 2-4 small stones in my kidneys. In addition, I have hig...Read More

Does CKD Stage IV Patients Sleep More

Patient: In CKD stage IV, does the patient have more sleep? If yes, then how does kidney disease cause this problem? Doctor : CKD can cause many sleep problems and feeling sleepy is just one the symptoms. In general, people with CKD do not...Read More

Is There Any Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy Available in US

Patient: Doctor, I am in polycystic kidney disease stage 5, and from the last time I checked my cysts one was 10 cm, and the other was 13cm. And my creatinine is 4.3, GFR is 11%. I am looking forward for a transplant from my cousin. I get M...Read More

Hypertensive Nephropathy, GFR 59.5, Serum Creatinine 1.7

Patient: Hi, doctor. I was diagnosed with hypertensive nephropathy. And from recent renal scan report, my GFR is 59.5 ml/min/1.73m2, and my serum creatinine level is 1.7 mg/L. What is my condition now? Can it stop kidney progression here wi...Read More

Are there natural remedies that will help control proteinuria and hypertension

Patient: My mother gets chronic kidney disease, and she has the symptoms of proteinuria and high blood pressure. Are there natural remedies that will help her control the symptoms other than dialysis? Doctor: hello, Im very glad that I can...Read More