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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)

A condition in which your kidneys suddenly stop working normally. Since your kidneys remove waste products and help balance water and salt and other minerals (electrolytes) in your blood, when your kidneys stop working, waste products, fluids, and electrolytes build up in your body. This can cause problems ...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?

The kidneys are sick: When you are young and healthy and the kidneys function normally, they can eliminate salt you take in more efficiently. When the kidneys are sick, they lose the ability to get rid of the extra salt, thus body will accumulate excess salt = bad--cause fluid retention, hypertension, heart failure etc. As a result, many things should be restricted in renal failure patient. Consult doc. Good luck. ...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

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Can renal failure cause swollen face?

Can renal failure cause swollen face?

Yes: When kidneys lose function you cannot eliminate salt and water. As it accumulates in the body it causes swelling in the face, belly and other areas. ...Read more

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Why are renal failure patients anemic?

Why are renal failure patients anemic?

Reducerythropoietin: In significant chronic renal failure the hormone erythropoietin is produced in lower amounts. If the anemia is severe and there is no other type of anemia (usually less that 11) and if pt is symptomatic this substance can be given in form of injection (procrit (epoetin alfa) and others). ...Read more

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How can renal/kidney failure be detected?

How can renal/kidney failure be detected?

Simple tests: A few blood and urine tests are sufficient to make a diagnosis. It's really quite easy. ...Read more

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Can drinking water reverse early renal failure?

Maybe: To give more accurate advice, I would need to know more about the exact cause of "early renal failure". Presuming this is not due to severe dehydration, then I would say no. However, the caveat here is what has caused renal failure. So, my best advice is talk this over with your doctor who knows more about your current condition than i. ...Read more

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How common is renal failure in myeloma patients?

30% dx; 50% life: Around 30% at diagnosis and about 50% throughout disease course. However, this may be less given newer anti-myeloma agents (?). ...Read more

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How much biotin intake can cause renal failure?

How much biotin intake can cause renal failure?

Unknown toxicity: Biotin is a water-soluble vitamin involved in essential pathways of cellular metabolism. Biotin deficiency is rare, as it is found in many foods, while overt toxicity is unknown. Oral biotin supplementation has been tolerated in doses up to 200, 000 mcg per day in patients with biotin metabolism disorders or 5, 000 mcg per day in normal adults. Note: the RDA for normal adults is 25-35 mcg per day. ...Read more

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Can too much biotin intake cause renal failure?

Unlikely: Biotin is water soluble vitamin and an unlikely cause of renal failure. ...Read more

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Copd + renal failure not a candidate for dialysis?

Copd + renal failure not a candidate for dialysis?

Depends...: It depends on the severity of the copd. If the patient is on COPD medications and has relatively mild symptoms and/or is well-controlled, then dialysis can be given. It will likely need to be hemodialysis as a pulmonary patient is not likely to tolerate peritoneal dialysis. For an individual case, a kidney specialist will determine if the patient will tolerate dialysis treatment. ...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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Does biotin and chromium help patients with renal failure?

Does biotin and chromium help patients with renal failure?

No they do not: And like all other supplements, should be avoided in anyone, particularly someone with renal failure. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Aspirin (Definition)

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