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Kidney Problems

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I've posted about this before, but it's been a while and we have lots of new people. I'm wondering if anyone else has had problems with their kidneys, specifically Nephrotic Syndrome or Minimal Change Disease. I was diagnosed about 3 years ago with MCD and discovered that gluten-free made a huge difference and I have been in remission for almost 2-1/2 years. I believe that going totally gluten-free is what's kept me in remission. I also think I might be the only person who has discovered this. My (former) doctor didn't want to hear about it and wouldn't even consider the possibility.

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I had chronic bladder infections in my early twenties. Now 41, I have chronic health issues but recently the doctor put me on turmeric for several reasons. After one week, my overall bloodwork from my CBC(complete blood count) came down. I think that the turmeric may help your kidneys because of its overall benefit to other bodily functions. Its an anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, lowers cholesterol etc. Perhaps with the guidance of your doctor, it is worth consideration. I hope that helps!

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I am 29 and I have 9 kidney stones. I have only passed one so far. My mother also has celiac and has kidney stones. She has something wrong with her kidneys that makes her more prone to stones, but I don't remember what it was called. I never did any more tests because they didn't seem to be able to do anything for it, so I don't know why I have all these stones. I just hope they stay right where they are since they aren't bothering me.

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I was diagnosed with Membraneous Glomerulopathy which is similar to MCD (except harder to treat) at the same time I was diagnosed with Celaic. I have been gluten free for about 6 months and have had two meetings with a kidney specialist since, and so far there has been no change in my disease. My kidney doctor says that there is no known connection, but I can't help but wonder.

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I have had a kidney stone and have a kidney cyst that they are watching. I am wondering what will happen with the cyst now that I am gluten-free. I'm hoping it is gluten related and will clear up or at least not get worse.

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