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Your kidneys are a pair of organs located toward your lower back of the body, on either side of the spine. Your kidneys' main function is to act as a filtration system for your blood and to remove toxins from your body. The kidney transfer[read article]

Tests for Kidney Failure

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A creatinine blood test measures the level of creatinine in the blood. Creatinine is a waste product that forms when creatine breaks down. Creatine is a substance f...  More
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Creatinine is a normal waste product produced by muscle metabolism. When your kidneys are functioning normally, they filter creatinine and other waste products out ...  More
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Your kidneys are two bean-shaped organs responsible for filtering blood and waste. One method to determine just how well your kidneys are filtering is by measuring ...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN)/Creatinine ratio
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A uric acid blood test, also known as a serum uric acid measurement, determines how much uric acid is present in your blood. The test can help determine how well yo...  More
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Electrolyte Panel
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Fractional excretion of sodium (FENa) measures the amount of sodium leaving your body relative to the amount of salt filtered through your kidneys and reabsorbed in...  More
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Creatinine is a normal waste product produced by muscle metabolism. When your kidneys are functioning normally, they filter creatinine and other waste products out ...  More
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Osmolality measures the concentration of all particles in a fluid. For example, a thick, sugary syrup has significantly higher osmolality than a cup of water with j...  More
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A urine sodium test is used to test whether you are properly hydrated. It can also evaluate your kidney function. There are two types of sodium urine test. A random...  More
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Gastric tissue biopsy and culture are laboratory tests that examine stomach tissue. These tests are typically carried out to determine the cause of a stomach ulcer ...  More
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A urinalysis is a laboratory test done to detect problems with your body that can appear in your urine. Many illnesses and disorders affect how your body removes wa...  More
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In some cases, your doctor may decide that he or she needs a sample of your tissue or your cells to help diagnose an illness or identify a cancer. This removal of t...  More
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Percutaneous renal needle biopsy
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Ultrasound of Kidney
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MRI of Kidneys
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A red blood cell count is a blood test that your doctor uses to find out how many red blood cells (RBCs) you have in your blood. It is also called an erythrocyte co...  More
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A CT scan is a type of X-ray that can show cross-sectional images of a specific area of the body. The machine circles the body and sends the images to a computer, w...  More
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A renal biopsy is a procedure used to extract kidney tissue for laboratory analysis. The word renal describes the kidneys. A renal biopsy is also called a kidney bi...  More
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Arterial Blood Gas (ABG) Test
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Medical Procedures for Kidney Failure

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The function of your kidneys is to purify your body by removing waste and excess fluid. Dialysis is a treatment used for people whose kidneys don't work proper...  More
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The function of your kidneys is to purify your body by removing waste and excess fluid. Dialysis is a treatment used for people whose kidneys don't work proper...  More
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Treatment of Underlying Disorders
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Peritoneal Dialysis- Continuous Ambulatory
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The function of your kidneys is to purify your body by removing waste and excess fluid. Dialysis is a treatment used for people whose kidneys don't work proper...  More
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Renal Dialysis
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Surgical Procedures for Kidney Failure

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Continuous Cycling Peritoneal Dialysis
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Prescribed Medications for Kidney Failure

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LEVOCARNITINE (lee voe KAR ni teen) is a nutritional supplement. It used to treat people who do not have enough carnitine in their body.  More
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Over the Counter Medications for Kidney Failure

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LEVOCARNITINE (lee voe KAR ni teen) is a nutritional supplement. It used to treat people who do not have enough carnitine in their body.  More
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Diets for Kidney Failure

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Low Protein Diet
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Herbs and Supplements for Kidney Failure What's this?

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Chinese herbalists have relied on rhubarb rhizomes and roots for thousands of years. The rhizomes and roots contain powerful anthraquinones and tannins that act as ...  More
Efficacy Grade B
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Cordyceps sinensis , the Cordyceps species most widely used as a dietary supplement, naturally grows on the back of the larvae of a caterpillar from the moth Hepial...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is produced by the human body and is necessary for the basic functioning of cells. CoQ10 levels are reported to decrease with age and to be low...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Astragalus products are derived from the roots of Astragalus membranaceus or related species, which are native to China. In traditional Chinese medicine, astragalus...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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