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What is a good diuretic for chronic kidney disease?

What is a good diuretic for chronic kidney disease?

Cant tell: This is decided after a complete clinical exam and depends what kind of kidney problem is involved/. ...Read more

Diuretic (Definition)

By strict definition, a diuretic is any medicine causing increased urination. More practically, a diuretic is a medicine causing the kidney to secrete excess fluid by blocking the re-absorption of either water itself or electrolytes like sodium (primarily), potassium, chloride and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). These medicines are effective treatments for many disorders including ...Read more


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My 92. Yr old dad in starting diuretic now with 44 %ejection fraction and 3rd stage kidney disease. Will he maybe get better using diuretics?

My 92. Yr old dad in starting diuretic now with 44 %ejection fraction and 3rd stage kidney disease. Will he maybe get better using diuretics?

Diuretic therapy: Yes, he can get a bit better - but diuretic dosage must be adjusted to his response - he could experience excessive response -- so talk to doc about what to monitor - body weight; swelling; blood tests - how frequently. ...Read more

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My dad has third stay kidney disease and takes diuretics. But all of the sudden he's swollen in his knees, hands, legs....What might this mean?

My dad has third stay kidney disease and takes diuretics. But all of the sudden he's swollen in his knees, hands, legs....What might this mean?

Fluid retention: He is retaining fluid from his kidney disease; it seems like he has a protein-losing kidney problem and his blood protein levels are lower - hence fluid retention in various body parts. Call his doctor. Needs check ...Read more

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I have low potassium (3.2.). I don't have diabetes, kidney disease, diarrhea, or vomiting. I don't have a low magnesium level. I don't use diuretics. What could be the cause of my low potassium?

I have low potassium (3.2.). I don't have diabetes, kidney disease, diarrhea, or vomiting. I don't have a low magnesium level. I don't use diuretics. What could be the cause of my low potassium?

Low k: hypokalemia is shift inside cells, increased losses either Gut or kidney and low intake with some loses. Based on your info you need a full exam and a urine study to assess for losses by the kidney. Also what is your BP and serum bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). This information offers clues. Suggest see a kidney doc for work up. All this is assuming all your labs were repeated and low k was persistent. ...Read more

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Can e.Coli caused kidney failure if untreated?

Can e.Coli caused kidney failure if untreated?

E. coli: The so-called enterohemorrhagic e. Coli is linked to a particular form of kidney disease called hemolytic uremic syndrome. Type o157 is the most common but other o types can also cause this. Anti microbial agents not only do not prevent the kidney complication but clearly are linked to a higher risk of it.
However, e.Coli sepsis of other types can cause kidney failure that may be prevented by rx. ...Read more

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What plants cause kidney failure in humans?

What plants cause kidney failure in humans?

Examples: These include aristolochia, asarum (both cause chinese hern nephropathy), flavinoids, chapparal, etc. ...Read more

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Can malaria cause kidney failure?

Can malaria cause kidney failure?

Yes: The malaria parasite lives and divides in the red blood cells. In some forms of malaria, there are so many parasites that the red cells start getting trapped in the small blood vessels, blocking blood flow. In addition there can be massive destruction of red cells in the blood vessels, fragments of which block smaller blood vessels. This can cause kidney failure. ...Read more

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What causes acute kidney failure?

What causes acute kidney failure?

Toxic insults: Low blood pressure, interruption of blood flow, obstruction of urine flow, drug allergies, toxic drugs, autoimmune disease, heart failure, chronic liver disease, sepsis,
underlying problems such as diabetes and myeloma increase the chance for renal failure.

There are many causes, most are evident upon inspection of the patient, this requires expert attention and action to reverse the process. ...Read more

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What can cause acute kidney failure?

What can cause acute kidney failure?

Multiple causes: Shock from any cause, auto-immune nephritis, bilaleral ureteral obstruction, drug toxicity, liver failure etc. See the site below for more info
http://www. Bing. Com/health/article/mayo-mads00280/acute-kidney-failure? Q=acute+renal+failure+causes&qpvt=acute+renal+failure+causes#causes. ...Read more

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Can dehydration cause kidney failure?

Can dehydration cause kidney failure?

Absolutely!!!: Always stay well hydrated, especially during warm summer months... ...Read more

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What could cause acute kidney failure?

Common causes: The answer is very long. Commonly, I encounter causes such as dehydration, sepsis, heart failure, drugs & obstruction to urinary flow. ...Read more

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Can creatine cause kidney failure or not?

Can creatine cause kidney failure or not?

Possible: By itself, creatine is usually not toxic, and is actually a naturally occurring substance in the human body. However, it is known to cause inflammation in the kidney sometimes (interstitial nephritis) and is best avoided by people who have preexisting kidney damage.

http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/creatine/ns_patient-creatine/dsection=safety. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, what drug causes kidney failure?

Drugs-kidney failure: There are various drugs that can cause kidney failure and the list is quite long. For detailed description of what they are, go to this link:

http://www. Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/medications-that-can-cause-acute-renal-failure. ...Read more

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Can chronic constipations cause kidney failure?

Can chronic constipations cause kidney failure?

Very unlikely: The intestinal tree is not at all close to the urinary system in that it is highly unlikely constipation will lead to damaging of the urinary system. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can cause acute kidney failure?

Please tell me what can cause acute kidney failure?

Acute renal failure: Acute renal failure (ARF) can arise from low blood pressure, from a loss of blood or sepsis, causing acute tubular necrosis of the kidneys. Other causes are nephrotoxic agents, such as nsaid's. And urinary obstruction. Rhabdomyolysis, multiple myeloma, and acutely elevated uric acid levels to cancer treating agents can cause arf. Most ARF cases can recover their kidney function once treated. ...Read more

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What oral medicines can cause kidney failure (renal failure)?

What oral medicines can cause kidney failure (renal failure)?

Plenty: Some of the common ones are some over the counter pain killers, antibiotics like aminoglycosides, amphotericin b, chemotherapy drugs. Here is an article as well:

http://www. Kidneydoctorbradenton. Org/2013/06/how-do-some-over-counter-pain. Html. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of kidney failure when no symptoms are present?

Two leading causes:: Diabetes and high blood pressure are the two leading causes of kidney failure. With acute diabetes, a person may notice excessive hunger, excessive thirst and excessive urination. But often, it just creeps up! Most people with high blood pressure have no symptoms at all. So see your doctor for blood tests, a urinalysis, and a physical examination. Early diagnosis matters! LGromkoMD ...Read more

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What causes kidney failure?

Many things: Kidney failure can be from problems before, within and after the kidneys (pre-, intrinsic, post-renal failure).Dehydration or poor blood flow from heart problems, blockage from prostate or urinary flow problems, and many things within the kidney. Infection can do it, too. Diseases such as diabetes and hypertension are main causes, as are medications. ...Read more

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What causes kidney failure?

Several conditions: Kidney failure can be caused by toxic chemicals, infection, congenital diseases, diabetes, high blood pressure, severe dehydration, and traumatic injury to list a few. ...Read more

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What can cause sudden kidney failure?

What can cause sudden kidney failure?

Acute (sudden): Renal failure has three main causes. A sudden, serious drop in blood flow to the kidneys. Heavy blood loss, an injury, or a bad infection called sepsis can reduce blood flow to the kidneys. Not enough fluid in the body (dehydration) can also harm the kidneys. Damage from some medicines, poisons, or infections. A sudden blockage that stops urine from flowing out of the kidneys (stones and tumors). ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many worldewide deaths per year are caused by kidney failure?

Death Rates: I gfound your question intriguing. So, I went to the internet and found a really interesting website. I suggest you go there and explore: http://www. Worldlifeexpectancy. Com/cause-of-death/kidney-disease/by-country/. I certainly am! ...Read more

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What kind of medicines contribute to kidney failure. What is dosage that causes these medicines to cause kidney failure?

No answers: Numerous meds have the ability to cause issues with the kidney. There are literally scores of meds that can do this so there is no way to answer your questions. ...Read more

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Can isovue cause kidney failure?

Can isovue cause kidney failure?

Yes: Need to check kidney function before you receive the dye. ...Read more

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Does kidney failure cause back pain?

Does kidney failure cause back pain?

Usually not: Kidney failure by itself may not cause back pain unless it is superimposed by kidney infection. If you have kidney failure, the symptoms are usually non specific like fatigue, loss of appetite, low urine output, dehydration etc. ...Read more

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How does kidney failure cause nausea?

Complex: Anemia (low blood cell count) commonly occurs in kidney failure and can cause nausea.

More commonly, the uremic toxins (that the kidney normally filters), accumulate which suppresses appetite, causes, nausea, and can also cause confusion. ...Read more

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What usually causes acute kidney failure in the elderly?

What usually causes acute kidney failure in the elderly?

Meds and Dehydration: Acute kidney failure occurs predominantly from newly prescribed medications like a diuretic (hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) or lasix) or from certain anti-hypertensive medications like an ace or arb (enalapril or cozaar). Also akf occurs in the elderly if they do not get enough water intake especially in warm environments when they sweat a lot. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

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


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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