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How does death from a fatal dose of aspirin work? Would you die from liver or kidney failure?

How does death from a fatal dose of aspirin work?  Would you die from liver or kidney failure?

Respiratory failure: Too much Aspirin interferes with the last part of your aerobic metabolism of energy, cytochrome c. It uncouples this area and one has to resort to anaerobic metabolism. Severe metabolic acidosis will ensue, the respiratory system will try to compensate but will fail and combined acidosis ensues and lack of energy just will not sustain life. ...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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Help plz! Can renal failure be cured entirely?

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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What food can be taken by renal failure patients?

What food can be taken by renal failure patients?

Many: These patients can still eat any foods, but they just need to decrease the amount of potassium and phosphorous containing foods. Just as a diabetic can eat any sweets, they need to limit it. Renal failure patients need to limit total fluids, potassium and phosphorous. If on dialysis, protein is usually encouraged, but if pre-dialysis, high protein intake may not be a good idea. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of a person in renal failure?

What is the life expectancy of a person in renal failure?

Weeks: Once kidney function falls below 10% of normal, most patients will develop uremia. This includes progressive weakness and confusion progressing to coma and death, unless some form of kidney replacement therapy is instituted. ...Read more

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Plz tel why renal failure patients should consume low salts ?

Plz tel why renal failure patients should consume low salts ?

BP control: High salt diet promotes water retention which results in elevation in blood pressure and swelling in the legs. The water pills (diuretics) work better if a patient consumes less salt. So if you want good BP control and volume control with less medications than low salt diet is the way to go. ...Read more

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What is acute renal failure?

What is acute renal failure?

Acute renal failure: This is when your kidneys abruptly stop working or greatly slow down in their ability to clean the blood of things that you body does not need..Many substances normally removed by the kidney are potentially harmful if they build up in your blood. Examples of this are too much acid, potentially harmful byproducts of drugs you are taking, and the end products of protein metabolism. ...Read more

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What is chronic renal failure?

What is chronic renal failure?

Lab testing: A creatinine clearance number of less the 10 generally determines renal failure. This number is calculated by your age, weight and sex. Not all people with ckd need dialysis right away. This is determined by symptoms associated with renal failuire like high potassium, volume overload(edema and difficulty breathing), itching, poor appetite, other "uremic" symptoms. ...Read more

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Is celebrex (celecoxib) renal failure reversable?

Is celebrex (celecoxib) renal failure reversable?

Not usually: Celebrex (celecoxib) and the other meds in the group "nsaids" typically cause damage to the kidney from longer term use. Often the injury is added to underlying kidney function that is already abnormal. At this point, it is important to avoid the use of any other nsaids such as advil or Motrin - or the typical drug name ibuprofen. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use splenda if I have renal failure and diabetes?

Is it ok to use splenda if I have renal failure and diabetes?

Splenda and RF: I've looked at sources that i consider reliable and can find nothing that says you should avoid splenda under your circumstances. I would, however, suggest that you discuss this further with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there any association between renal failure and hypercalcaemia?

Is there any association between renal failure and hypercalcaemia?

Yes: Hypercalcemia causes resistance to ADH (vasopressin) (antidiuretic hormone), resulting in volume loss and potential renal failure. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Aspirin (Definition)

Aspirin is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory which is a ...Read more