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Doctor insights on: Acute Renal Failure Vs Chronic Renal Failure

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Can my mom safely have a baby if she has acute renal failure on chronic renal failure?

Can my mom safely have a baby if she has acute renal failure on chronic renal failure?

Consult Kidney Dr: The stress of a pregnancy can easily worsen someone's renal failure. The issue should be discussed in detail with the kidney doctors who know the case. My limited experience with the issue did not go well. ...Read more

Dr. Fred McCurdy
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Acute Kidney Failure (Definition)

An abrupt loss of renal function as determined (usually) by a rise in the serum creatinine. Definitions vary, a rise in creatinine of as little as 0.2mg/dl in a smaller person could be significant. There is no consistent description. It could be asymptomatic or the patient plagued with edema, lack of urine, sob, protein and or blood in the urine. Pain and ...Read more


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I read somewhere that chronic renal failure can present with polyuria. Then how is it that acute renal failure is the opposite?

I read somewhere that chronic renal failure can present with polyuria. Then how is it that acute renal failure is the opposite?

Both can: Some types of acute renal insufficiency resolve with a large amount of urine production as the kidney regains some normal function. Some types of chronic renal insufficiency involve loss of protein or electrolytes and large amounts of urine production can result. Both acute and chronic renal insufficency have types where little or no urine is made. ...Read more

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What is the difference between acute renal failure and ESRD?

What is the difference between acute renal failure and ESRD?

Differences: Acute is something abrupt and may go away. ESRD is end-stage renal disease and will not go away. It will only get worse and requires significant involvement on the part of a bunch of highly trained/skilled healthcare providers/professionals (MDs, nurses, dietitians, etc.) ...Read more

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What is the difference between.Acute & chronic renal failure?

What is the difference between.Acute & chronic renal failure?

The time duration: Chronic renal failure, or chronic kidney disease as it is now referred to, is kidney damage or reduction in kidney function that persists for 3 or more months. Anything less than that duration is "acute". These definitions apply regardless of the cause of kidney disease. ...Read more

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What are the complications of acute renal failure?

What are the complications of acute renal failure?

Several: High potassium, fluid overload, metabolic acidosis, these problems can lead to heart failure, cardiac rythym disturbances and even death. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the symptoms of chronic renal failure?

Doctors, what are the symptoms of chronic renal failure?

Renal failure: If you are taking about end stage renal disease i.e. In patients needing to start dialysis, some symptoms are nausea, vomiting, lethargy, anorexia, bleeding from gums, itching, reversal of day-night sleeping patterns, among others. Those patients should see a nephrologist to see if they have to start some type of dialysis. Patients with mild renal disease may have no symptoms and have abnormal labs. ...Read more

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How effective is dialysis for treating acute renal failure?

How effective is dialysis for treating acute renal failure?

Treating ARF: When used correctly and the underlying reason is also treated correctly, you cannot beat the combination of medical management of ARF along with prudent dialysis. ...Read more

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Is it possible to reverse chronic renal failure in a patient?

Is it possible to reverse chronic renal failure in a patient?

Renal failure: It is difficult to reverse renal failure, but with strict diet and blood pressure control the progression can be stabilized. Also staing well hydrated can help also. ...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


Dr. Jack Rubin
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Acute Renal Failure (Definition)

Acute renal failure, also known as acute kidney failure, occurs when your body is unable to clear out the products of metabolism that are normally filtered and excreted by your kidneys. Accute renal failure can be caused by the obstruction of urine flow, infection, severe metabolic ...Read more