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A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
33 years experience in 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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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in 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
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in 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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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
36 years experience in 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 50-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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience in 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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
34 years experience in 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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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience in 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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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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