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Doctor insights on: Acid Base Imbalance With Renal Failure

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Can renal failure cause increase in uric acid level?

Can renal failure cause increase in uric acid level?

Yes it can: Yes it can. As the kidney weakens, uric acid levels can increase and lead to gout attacks. ...Read more

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 does folic acid affect renal failure?

How does folic acid affect renal failure?

Anemia: Kidneys are known for their erythropoietic nature ( ie they produce red blood cells in body). Patients in renal failure--- get anemic! Other ingredients (fuel) for producing red cells in body are iron and Folic acid. Since kidneys failed--- we rely on other organs ( ie liver and bone marrow) to do the same-- produce red cells--- by giving patients enough fuel to produce them! ...Read more

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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 is the difference between renal failure and insufficiency?

Not used: nephrologist don't use these term because they confuse patients. Kidney disease is classified based on stages from 1 to 6. ...Read more

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What are the common diseases which may give rise to renal failure?

What are the common diseases which may give rise to renal failure?

Diabetes,HTN: Uncontrolled diabetes is by and far the number one reason why someone develops renal failure. Uncontrolled high blood pressure is the second leading cause. There are other common disease like lupus and renal stones that can also cause renal failure as well. ...Read more

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Can herpes cause renal failure?

Can herpes cause renal failure?

Have not seen that: I have not seen herpes cause renal failure, but sometimes strange things can happen to an unlucky person with any disease. The medications to treat herpes, such as Acyclovir and valtrex, (valacyclovir) can cause renal failure if a patient already has decreased renal function, is taking large doses of the anti-virals, or is taking other medications (that also affect the kidneys) at the same time. ...Read more

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Renal failure common with diabetes?

Renal failure common with diabetes?

Yes: Diabetes is the most common cause of permanent kidney failure in most of the world. 40-50% of patients with diabetes will be affected by this complication. Diabetes also increases the risk of acute kidney injury, particularly following x-rays using intravenous contrast. ...Read more

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What causes itching in renal failure?

What causes itching in renal failure?

Increase urea levels: The kidneys are the cleansing organs through which all the blood flows in and dangerous by products of the body are filtered and removed through the urine. Everything the body needs is returned to the blood from the kidneys. As the kidneys fail, a protein breakdown product called urea builds up, and when high enough builds up in the skin causing itching. Transplant and/or dialysis may follow. ...Read more

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Can renal failure present with polyurea?

Can renal failure present with polyurea?

Urine Volume: Your question is can someone who is on dialysis have lots of urine still (polyuria). The clearance of toxins and water functions of the kidney are different. One can require dialysis because of the lack of toxin clearance, but still clear water and appear to be voiding normally. Patients on dialysis eventually lose the ability to clear water as well. ...Read more