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Buttermilk And Renal Failure
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
Oh dear.....: Renal failure is a complicated topic, as the kidneys impact so many aspects of our body's health. I don't know from your question if you are asking about someone else - like maybe a parent, or if you are asking about yourself. Also, is the individual on dialysis? Heart failure is extremely common in people with kidney shutdown. Please talk to the nephrologist involved to get specific answers.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
Can cause it: Severe dehydration can cause +/or worsen kidney failure. Your kidneys are sensitive to the amount of fluid circulating in your body. They are primarily responsible for excreting the extra amount into your urine. Too little fluid going into the kidneys because you are dehydrated keeps them from working well. However, if they have already failed, + you don't make urine, there won't be an effect.See 1 more doctor answer
Doubt it: Herpes can do some odd things, but I've not encountered renal failure from it. People w/genital herpes may choose not to treat it, either because they don't have symptoms or because their symptoms are so mild. For most of the 50 million americans with genital herpes, the infection is an annoyance, and can be emotionally or socially bothersome, but is rarely a serious infection.
High creatinine: Serum c is dependent on the person's weight, race and age. You need to have a 24 hour urine collection for a creatinine (c) clearance determination to know what your renal function is. When the urine is returned, blood is taken for a c level. That is the sure way to know how serious your creatinine level is and what your true renal function is.
May be helpful but..: Little research has been done on this. Studies on rats suggest that spirulina protects kidneys from various toxins such as mercury & the drug cisplatin. On the other hand, there is evidence that spirulina can sometimes worsen autoimmune disease, so one should be cautious if the cause is autoimmune. There are other useful supplements for renal failure including cordyceps and coq10. See comments:.
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.
Difficult t say: It is hard to say what the prognosis would be in a patient with kidney failure and pneumonia without a lot more information. Important factors would include: the patients age, and the presence of chronic diseases like diabetes, or copd, how severe the pneumonia is (does the patient need oxygen, is the patient on a ventilator (breathing machine), is the kidney failure old or new, etc.See 1 more doctor answer
Hard to say: You have not provided much to go on. If s/he is a renal failure patient you must have access to some healthcare providers and should ask someone with all the history, present findings, etc. This may or may not be related to a complication of his/her condition or treatments. Without the info, nothing specific can be said.
Sodium: The kidney is involved in the maintenance of stable electrolyte levels. In failure the ability to do this is affected and hence the levels can be all over the place high or low.