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how do you know if your kidneys are shutting down

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Silly myth: Drinking vinegar won't shut down your kidneys, whatever some "pop" websites are claiming. If you want to try it to dissolve a kidney stone, go ahead b ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
48 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Kidney failure signs: The signs of kidney failure are an elevated BUN, potassium and creatinine, phosphorous and a low CO2 and hemoglobin on a blood test. The symptoms of k ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
40 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Depends on how much: If someone has a zero percent kidney function, his longevity is very short i.e. Days but if it is say 15% which is the definition of end stage kidney ... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
48 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Time of demise: If your brother has kidney failure he may survive up to a week without dialysis. He may pass due to high potassium levels or fluid overload. It is dif ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
44 years experience Family Medicine
Dialysis: Dialysis usually starts before the kidneys completely shut down. Renal function (GFR) is measured on a scale of 60 to 0, and dialysis usually starts a ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Engrav
31 years experience Emergency Medicine
This : This does need to be evaluated based on your past medical history. It could be musculoskeletal pain. Try to note if the pain radiates down your leg wh ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Engrav
31 years experience Emergency Medicine
This : This does need to be evaluated based on your past medical history. It could be musculoskeletal pain. Try to note if the pain radiates down your leg ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: It can be just a few hours in very late stage failure or several days without dialysis.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Lages
68 years experience Rheumatology
Not. necessarily: The adrenal gland that is proximate to the kidney is an endocrine secreting hormones into the bloodstream and separate from the kidney making urine. Y ... Read More
A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
I hope your: Kidneys didn't didn't really "shut down" or you would be in kidney failure. You must have become dehydrated even with your attempts to avoid it, or th ... Read More

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