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Bad Taste In Mouth And Kidney Failure
If a pt with CHF, kidney failure & sepsis who is nil by mouth has a random glucose that is 5.8 mmol/L & the next day is 3.1 mmol/L, does this matter?
Sepsis- it matters: Criteria for blood glucose levels to "matter", isn't based on just numbers. However, the pt is described having CHF, kidney failure, & sepsis- the pt is unlikely to be clinically improving since 3.1 (about 56 mg/dl) is below the range of normal. Infections will typically cause dysglycemia (hard to control blood sugar levels). When levels return to normal range, it signals clinical improveme ...Read more
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
How will a 23 year old get chronic kidney disease who is not diabetic, when diagnised was having high BP and metalic taste in mouth and vomiting?
Is it real?: Based on a fad for overinterpreting spot creatinine levels, every young man who's well-muscled is now being diagnosed with "chronic kidney disease", much to the chagrin of both the lab medicine and nephrology communities. Demand a proper diagnosis before you get turned into a kidney patient. ...Read more
Two major causes...: Since kidney failure is most likely the result of diabetes or high blood pressure, look at the "bad habits" related to these entities. Here are several: being overweight or obese, being inactive, eating too much salt, smoking. You get the idea: live a healthier lifestyle, and your kidneys will fare better. LGromko MD ...Read more
Kidney failure: Two things that can lead to kidney failure (esrd) are poorly controlled hypertension and diabetes. If you have those problems make sure you have your BP well controlled and if you are diabetic, make sure you are under the care of an endocrinologist. If you are obese, try to lose weight and, if you have a high cholesterol level, take steps with your doctor to control it. ...Read more
Ibuprofen: Although nsaids such as ibuprofen, advil, alleve are to be avoided in kidney disease however short term use for few days every month should not pose any problem. Try with Ibuprofen 200 which is the lowest possible dosing. Some antispasmodics such as Carisoprodol (soma) or cyclobenzaprine (flexiril) are also safe for use in kidney failure and have been reported by women to improve symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After a bad reaction to meds acute kidney failure occured but creatinine is now falling from 1.6 to 1.3 and bun from 27 to 23 good sign for recovery
My dad is having bad back pain in his lower back , and he can barely move , its been going on for about a week now , we think it we think its kidney failure , do you know what it could be ?
There : There are many conditions that can lead to debilitating back pain. He could have problems with a disk in his spine. Perhapss nerve roots that are compressed. The pain could be from muscles or ligaments. He could have arthritis. Maybe the pain is from underlying organs such as problems with his kidney. The list of what could be possible causes for severe back pain is very long. I recommend that due to the severity of his pain and that it is apparently not resolving that he contact his doctor to be evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Kidney Failure: I am not certain how to answer this. If your creatinine were 35 that would be phenomenally bad and not likley to be compatible with life. If your BUN was 35, i would say that this can happen in a normal person. So help me out and tell me what the 35 refers to - bun, creatinine, something else? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long can a 70 year old survive with stage 3 kidney failure and a bad heart that is not taking meds and recently had a stroke ?
Possibly years: Chronic kidney disease stage 3 is unfortunately very common. Even without medications if eating a healthy diet and by activity is able to control blood pressure and sugar levels may be able to slghtly delay progression. A bad heart and stroke however does increase dramatically the risk of a acute crisis developing that can be fatal or rapid progression to end-stage heart failure or kidney disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
92 yr old dad was very ill with CHF and 3rd stage kidney failure and now he is so much better and can't stop eating! a good sign or bad omen?
Probably good: Many times if someone is ill and in the hospital, their appetite is quite suppressed. If he feels well enough to resume eating, one would presume that would be a positive indicator. Given his CHF and kidney condition, he will need to watch what types of foods he takes, so he does not relapse into one or the other. ...Read more
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
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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