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My mom is a renal failure patient. Protein is going out in her urine. Can u advice me what kind of food she can intake in able to control protein?

My mom is a renal failure patient. Protein is going out in her urine. Can u advice me what kind of food she can intake in able to control protein?

Proteinuria: You need to provide more information. Did your mother's physician give her the reason for her proteinuria? Was it due to diabetes or due to some glomerular disease of the kidney? If she on dialysis? If she is on dialysis, she can speak to her nephrologist and dietician about her protein loses. If not on dialysis, have her go to a nephrologist for a work up of her proteinuria to find its cause. ...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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My mom is a renal failure patient. She is passing averagely 1000ml urine a day but her legs r swalloen. Wen she stand for a while her legs r swallowin?

Gravity is working: If your mom is making only 1000 ml of urine in 24 hours, she is probably accumulating fluid in her body in between dialysis sessions. The fluid distributes based on which body part is lowest. When she stands, her feet are lowest and the fluid drops to them. When she lies down, the lungs become low too, fluid travels to them and she may have trouble breathing. Just think of where gravity works. ...Read more

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How to manage pain in patient with renal failure?

Renal failure: Your drug of choice is tylenol (acetaminophen), (acetaminophen) but too much tylenol (acetaminophen) may affect your liver ...Read more

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Can adding baking soda to renal failure patients help?

Can adding baking soda to renal failure patients help?

Yes: Correcting acidosis with sodium bicarbonate has been shown to slow down the progression of chronic kidney disease. Please consult your kidney doctor regarding the appropriate dosage. ...Read more

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Why is clofibrate contraindicated in patients with renal failure?

Clofibrate: Clofibrate is a lipd lowering drug that is metabollized in the liver. Those metabolites are excreted in the kidney. When renal failure/insufficiency happens, the drug itself as well as its metabolites build up in the blood. High concentrations of these metabolites can lead to serious side effects including death. So, don't take Clofibrate if you have renal disease. ...Read more

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How long should I leave it before drinking any alcohol again after recovering from renal failure?

How long should I leave it before drinking any alcohol again after recovering from renal failure?

Here are some...: There has been no definite answer to your question. You may consume it in moderation which may widely vary for current or past alcohol abusers. Remember that alcohol is a drug and its adverse effect is culmulative. So, stress quality lifestyle without overindulgence & obsession as described in
http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter05.html. Then, you have to decide by yourself. More? Ask doc. ...Read more

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How common is renal failure in myeloma patients?

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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Why atracurium is used in both hepatic and renal failure patients?

Why atracurium is used in both hepatic and renal failure patients?

Atracurium use: The reason atracurium can be used in hepatic and renal failure patients is because the breakdown process is not dependent on kidney are liver function. The drug is broken down through a process called the hoffman eleimination that is independent of organ activity. However, the main metabolite is laudanosine and it can acumulate in elderly renal and liver failure patients. ...Read more

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Why is atracurium used for both hepatic and renal failure patients?

Metabolism: Atracurium is a non-depolarizing neuromuscular blocker. It is metabolized via a process called Hoffmann elimination (ester hydrolysis which is independent of renal, hepatic or enzymatic function). Since you don't need the liver or kidney to metabolize the drug, it is a paralytic often used for patients with renal and/or hepatic failure. ...Read more

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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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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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Why can it be dangerous to administer drugs to patients in renal failure?

Why can it be dangerous to administer drugs to patients in renal failure?

Medications in RF: Many medications and/or the byproducts that come from taking a medication have to get out of your body by way of your kidneys. Also, some medications can, at high levels in your blood, damage your kidneys. Virtually every drug given to a renal failure patient needs to first be looked at from the standpoint of the need to alter dosing before being given. This is really important. ...Read more

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How do I find out why can it sometimes be dangerous to administer drugs to patients in renal failure?

See your doctor!: Because many drugs are cleared from the body thru kidney into the urine so it passes thru kidneys and can affect the kidneys or it's function! kidney failure if present can worsen if drug dose is not reduced appropriately! ...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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Can drinking water reverse early renal failure?

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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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

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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