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Am 4th stage renal failure due to adpkd, expectation of what will happen to my rather large and painful kidneys when they do finally fail?

Am 4th stage renal failure due to adpkd, expectation of  what will happen to my rather large and painful  kidneys when they do finally fail?

May require removal: If the large kidneys become more symptomatic (pain, pressure, bleeding) may require excision eventually, especially if they are at minimal function and you are already on dialysis (esrd). ...Read more

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Failure (Definition)

The kidneys do several tasks. Dialysis is necessary when one or more of the following occur, that can't be remedied or palliated with medications: 1. Insufficient clearance of daily toxins in food and metabolic waste 2. Insufficient clearance of excess water 3. Dangerous electrolyte imbalance, ...Read more


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How serious is renal failure?

How serious is renal failure?

It depends: Usually it depends on the reason , the severity and person health. While renal failure due to dehydration and obstruction ( stones, prostate in a man)is reversible most of the the time , renal failure due to intrinsic kidney problems is sometimes hard to treat. ...Read more

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What factors affect renal failure?

What factors affect renal failure?

Renal failure: High blood pressure and prolonged uncontrolled diabetes and recurrent urine infection are BIG factors escalating renal disease to progress towards failure ...Read more

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End stage renal failure, what to do?

End stage renal failure, what to do?

ESRD options: Patients with esrd have 4 options. One is hemodialysis (h), either at a dialysis center, doing regular or nocturnal h, or doing h at home. The second is, peritoneal dialysis. Esrd patients can receive a transplant for either a living related or a cadaveric donor. The 4th option is one that very few patients consider, and that is not starting dialysis at all leading to a fatal outcome. ...Read more

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What are the causes of renal failure?

What are the causes of renal failure?

Multiple causes: I concur with dr. Griffiths' answer in general. However, one of very common and important cause should be added, namely poorly controlled diabetes. Among the kidney diseases, minimal change lesion is very unlikely to lead to renal failure. ...Read more

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What is the management of renal failure?

What is the management of renal failure?

Dialysis: Early on it can be managed with dietary changes. Later on dialysis is needed to remove the impurities from the blood. The kidney transplant is the permanent treatment. ...Read more

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How long can you live with renal failure?

Weeks to many years: Complex question. Relates to what is causing it, at what stage it is diagnosed, the quality and consistency of care one receives (as with any chronic illness), the quality of the renal program if one needs dialysis, or renal transplant, whether complications from all the medications needed occur, whether transplant is rejected, whether donor kidney available when needed etc etc etc. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can renal failure be cured entirely?

Renal failure treatm: Renal failure is irreversible,can be controlled unlikely to be cured,options would be renal dialysis,in end stage failure transplant,,requiring anti rejection meds,even trap landed kidneys can fail ...Read more

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I was wondering what are signs of renal failure?

Renal failure signs: Signs of renal failure (rf) are high potassium, bun, phosphate intact parathyroid hormone and creatinine levels. Others are, a low hemoglobin, blood carbon dioxide, acidosis, and calcium levels. Symptoms of rf are anorexia, nausea, vomiting, easy bleeding, and reversal of day-night sleeping patterns. ...Read more

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What foods can you safely eat with renal failure?

What foods can you safely eat with renal failure?

Diet in CRF: Great question. There are many and I would ask that you go to either http://www.davita.com/kidney-disease/diet-and-nutrition/lifestyle/top-15-healthy-foods-for-people-with-kidney-disease/e/5347 or https://www.kidney.org/nutrition. I would recommend you talk to your doctor about all of this. There are foods that you should avoid and these resources will tell you what they are. ...Read more