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Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Failure (Overview)

A condition in which the kidneys lose the ability to remove waste and balance fluids.


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Kidney failure symptoms?

Kidney failure symptoms?

Uremia: If you have renal failure and is unable to excrete toxins and excess electrolytes/water from your body, you are likely to have symptoms and signs of uremia. They include nausea/vomiting, loss of appetite, inability to concentrate, diffuse itching, and lethargy in addition to having fluid retention. ...Read more

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Failure (Overview)

A condition in which the kidneys lose the ability to remove waste and balance fluids.


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Is Kidney shrinkage kidney failure?

Is Kidney shrinkage kidney failure?

Not necessarily: The shrinking of the kidney can lead to decreased kidney function (kidney failure) but there are two kidneys and if one decreased function the other kidney will step up to the task. It needs to be clear why one kidney shrank. This is a guide to the diagnosis and the therapy. Some illness actually cause both kidney to shrink. Your function will help clarify your diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Unger Dr. Unger
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Managing Mild Kidney Failure (Checklist)

Make certain that your blood pressure is at the low prescribed target
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Make certain that your cholesterol has been monitored and treated
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Make certain that your blood sugars are well managed
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Minimize your weight gain, and lose weight if you are overweight
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Congestive heart failure, kidney failure and staph?

Congestive heart failure, kidney failure and staph?

CHF, kidney, staph: Patients with a staph infection can have an endocarditis, which affects the heart valves. Once it is on a valve, septic emboli can be sent to other places, the brain, retina, bone or kidney. Those emboli to the kidney can cause renal failure. A damaged heart valve can also cause chf. I would imagine the person you are talking about is in the hospital, perhaps you should speak to her doctor. ...Read more

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How does kidney failure cause nausea?

How does kidney failure cause nausea?

Complex: Anemia (low blood cell count) commonly occurs in kidney failure and can cause nausea. More commonly, the uremic toxins (that the kidney normally filters), accumulate which suppresses appetite, causes, nausea, and can also cause confusion. ...Read more

Dr. John Munshower Dr. Munshower
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Living with Congestive Heart Failure (Checklist)

Weigh yourself daily, and alert your doctor if your weight increases
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Take your medications as they are prescribed
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Tell the doctor if your legs swell or you get short of breath
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Is change in urine an early symptom of kidney failure?

Is change in urine an early symptom of kidney failure?

Not reliable: Your urine color/odor changes throughout the day--do you notice that couple of hours after consuming coffe you pee smell differently? Or after eating asparagus? Use of some meds/vitamin can change color of urine. So this is not reliable. If u have causes for concern for kidney disease such as diabetes, high blood pressure, lupus/arthritis, chronic med use etc...Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can heart failure cause renal failure?

Can heart failure cause renal failure?

Yes: Heart failure can cause decreased blood flow to the kidneys, causing decreased renal function. Renal failure can also exacerbate heart failure by increasing blood pressure and decreasing salt elimation, resulting in intravascular volume overload, resulting in increased pressure in the chambers of the left side of the heart. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert Dr. Seibert
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Treating Liver Failure (Checklist)

Avoid raw seafood and shellfish
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What are early symptoms of kidney failure?

What are early symptoms of kidney failure?

RENAL FAILURE: There are very few symptoms until the kidney reserve function has been depleted. Tiredness, sometimes excessive voiding, sometimes much less to not voiding at all, thirst, confusion comes in the end. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
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Is kidney failure permanent?

Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
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Is kidney failure permanent?

Not always: Chronic kidney failure is generally irreversible whereas acute renal failure can sometimes be adequately treated and reversed, e.g., hemolytic-uremic syndrome. ...Read more

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Treating a Kidney Infection (Checklist)

Call your doctor if you have a fever or back pain
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Begin your antibiotic immediately and complete the entire course
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Drink plenty of fluids to stay well hydrated and to help flush the infection
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Get plenty of rest and sleep to help your body fight the infection
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Dr. Tony Ho Dr. Ho
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Symptoms of kidney failure?

Dr. Tony Ho Dr. Ho
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Symptoms of kidney failure?

Many: Fatigue, anemia, fluid retention, lower extremity swelling/edema, all the way to confusion, coma, or cardiac arrhythmias due to electrolyte imbalance. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms or signs of kidney failure?

What are some of the symptoms or signs of kidney failure?

Subtle: More often than not they are mild and easy to miss as just having a "flu" and being under the weather. They include: fatigue, poor appetite, increasing need to sleep but not waking up refreshed, nausea in the morning, lack of libido, muscle cramping and ultimately swelling, shortness of breath and low urine output. ...Read more

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Treating Kidney Stones (Checklist)

Drink two to three quarts of water every day
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Use over-the-counter naproxen or ibuprofen for pain relief
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Let your doctor know if you have a fever or can't hold down food
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How do you know if you're experiencing kidney failure?

How do you know if you're experiencing kidney failure?

See below: A very low urine volume less than 400 ml/day , but generally speaking a blood test with an elevated creatinine level and a low calculated gfr, informs you that the kidney is not capable of getting rid of all the waste and you may still pass urine, however the kidneyis not all eliminating the waste . This is called uremia. ...Read more

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Dr. Kalyani Perumal Dr. Perumal
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Managing Kidney Dialysis (Checklist)

Do not misss your dialysis sessions
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Eat low-phosphorus foods
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Eat a low-potassium diet
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Could pyelonephritis cause acute kidney failure?

Could pyelonephritis cause acute kidney failure?

Yes: If your kidneys are already not working correctly or the infection goes for a long time untreated or both you can have acute renal failure. If you are concerned or believe you have problems with your kidneys, please see your doctor asap and have this investigated. ...Read more

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Can allopurinol cause kidney failure?

Can allopurinol cause kidney failure?

Allopurinol: http://www.rxlist.com/zyloprim-drug/side-effects-interactions.htm Yes. especially if you have underlying renal disease. please discuss with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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Esrd (Definition)

End stage renal disease (ESRD) = final stage ...Read more