A 43-year-old female asked:
dad age 76.admitted w/ swelling legs & kidneys operating at 2.36%.history of heart problems. what can this mean going forward in symptoms/treatments?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Adrian Baudy IV answered
11 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Depends : The swelling could be from decompensated heart failure with decreased blood flow subsequently to the kidneys (causing cardiorenal syndrome) in which the kidneys will improve slightly when the heart failure is appropriately treated and compensated. The swelling could also be kidney related if the heart disease is chronic. If this is the cause it depends if this kidney injury is acute and reversible.
Answered on Sep 15, 2015
Dr. Thomas Graber answered
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
Work for Health: Your father's problems sound complex and much of his future may depend upon the details of his condition and his own determination to live the best life he can. We doctors have general statistics about how well or poorly patients with certain problems do but statistics are only general because each pt is different. His pursuit of the best possible life can make a huge difference.
Answered on Aug 30, 2013
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