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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
33 years experience Geriatrics
Good health: Kidney disease often results from hypertension, diabetes, hi cholesterol, but can be related to less common illnesses like lupus as well. The best app ... Read More
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Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Kidney failure?: Two things that can lead to kidney failure (esrd) are poorly controlled hypertension and diabetes. If you have those problems make sure you have your ... Read More

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Yes and no: A specific group of e. Coli (ehec-enterohemorrrhagic e. Coli) is responsible for acute renal failure, known as hemolytic uremic syndrome(hus), followi ... Read More
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
E. coli: The so-called enterohemorrhagic e. Coli is linked to a particular form of kidney disease called hemolytic uremic syndrome. Type o157 is the most comm ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
None, if it is mild: Kidney failure can be acute(sudden in onset...In a matte rof days) or chrionic...Years in the making. Most people will feel unwell with low energy, f ... Read More
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Dr. W. james Chon
24 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
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 u ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
36 years experience Family Medicine
Many things: Kidney failure can be from problems before, within and after the kidneys(pre-, intrinsic, post-renal failure).Dehydration or poor blood flow from hear ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Several conditions: Kidney failure can be caused by toxic chemicals, infection, congenital diseases, diabetes, high blood pressure, severe dehydration, and traumatic inju ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Many: Fatigue, anemia, fluid retention, lower extremity swelling/edema, all the way to confusion, coma, or cardiac arrhythmias due to electrolyte imbalance.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Not always: Chronic kidney failure is generally irreversible whereas acute renal failure can sometimes be adequately treated and reversed, e.g., hemolytic-uremic ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Kidney failure?: Stage 1 chronic kidney disease (not failure), is the stage f chronic kidney disease (ckd) for patients who have a glomerular filtration rate (GFR) &gt ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Untreated renal failure results in the build up of toxic chemicals in the blood which have a multitude of negative effects on all organ systems. Fort ... Read More
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Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Often no early signs: The kidneys function is to excrete excess water, keep electrolytes like sodium and potassium in balance, stimulate red blood cell growth, and remove t ... Read More

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