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Can gonorrhea contribute to kidney failure in men?

Can gonorrhea contribute to kidney failure in men?

Possible, Not Top 4: Top 4 complications from gonorrhea [gc]: sterility, infectious arthritis, diseased heart valves, meningitis. Gc can spread into your blood and cause septic shock, which can lead to kidney failure & other systemwide problems. Thankfully this doesn't happen often. Also, remember if you get gc, you can get other std's like hiv. Be safe and smart. Use condoms. No love without the glove. ...Read more

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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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Does gonorrhea cause kidney failure?

Does gonorrhea cause kidney failure?

No: Gonorrhea does not directly affect the kidneys. However, repeated infections can impair urine outflow from the bladder by causing a urethral stricture. Failure for urine to leave the body (bladder) means the kidneys cannot work. This is called urinary obstruction. Relief of the obstruction restores kidney function. ...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?

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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How long can an eldery man live if he is blind, diabetic, has kidney failure and has shingles?

How long can an eldery man live if he is blind, diabetic, has kidney failure and has shingles?

Elderly: 50 is not old by any means. How long have you been blind? How long have you had diabetes? How bad is your kidney failure? These are all important and I do emphasize with your concerns. You need to keep up with your nephrologist - they are great - and some counselling might be helpful. I have cared for patients with blindness and others who are deaf. It is a joy to see how they are coping. ...Read more

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Al in hospital can't go home cuz his sodium is too low. Could his existing cronic kidney failure &stage 3 bone cancer contribute to that condition?

Al in hospital can't go home cuz his sodium is too low. Could his existing cronic kidney failure &stage 3 bone cancer contribute to that condition?

Yes: The most common diagnosis in advanced cancer patients is syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone. This often results in low sodium. Kidney failure can also contribute to low sodium levels. ...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 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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How does kidney failure impact other organs?

How does kidney failure impact other organs?

Complex: The kidneys maintain the ocean environment for us. Without them, everything goes off track: mental confusion, nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath, chest pain (pleuritis/pericarditis), arrhythmias, and fatigue. ...Read more

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What does chronic kidney failure really mean?

What does chronic kidney failure really mean?

Chronic kidneydiseas: Chronic kidney failure is the loss of functioning kidney tissue due to permanent damage to the tiny subunits called nephrons. We have about a million nephrons per kidney, and as we lose nephrons the ones that are left enlarge and work harder until they reach their limit, at which point the kidney can no longer keep up with the body's needs to excrete toxins, balance fluids and minerals and other fx. ...Read more

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Kidney failure-what does that mean, what to do?

Get good information: Kidneys have a host of functions: from removing wastes and excess fluid from your blood stream, to secreting a hormore that helps red blood cells form, to regulating blood pressure and acid-base balance - and more. When your kidneys aren't working, the whole body is impacted. Unless this is acute and reversable, you will want to learn about kidney transplant, hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. ...Read more

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What can be initial symptoms of kidney failure?

Vague: Kidney failure is notorious for causing very vague nebulous symptoms sometimes like, fatigue, insomnia, nausea, decreased appetite, metallic taste in the mouth, etc. Unless someone looks at the blood test results, it might be hard to pin these non-specific symptoms on to kidney failure. I have a more comprehensive list on my blog at http://www. Kidneydoctorbradenton. Org/2013/04/what-are-signs-and-. ...Read more

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How do I know if I am at risk for kidney failure?

How do I know if I am at risk for kidney failure?

Risk factors: First, see your primary care doctor and review you personal history as well as your family history. If there is a family history of kidney disease, then your primary needs to tell you if this is a risk factor for kidney disease in you. While you're there have your bun, creatinine, blood count, and urine all checked for anything abnormal if this is medically indicated. ...Read more

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How is chronic kidney failure typically diagnosed?

Urine and blood test: When visiting your primary care doctor, the doctor can perform simple urine and blood test to rule out chronic kidney problems. The doctor can check your urine for protein or your creatinine on your blood tests to rule out kidney problems. Chronic kidney problems occure more commonly in patients with diabetes and hypertension. ...Read more

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How can I tell what stage of kidney failure I'm at?

How can I tell what stage of kidney failure I'm at?

Ask your doctor: Kidney disease stage is primarily determined by estimated glomerular filtration rate. This is calculated from lab studies using one of several equations. Your doctor may prefer one method for estimation, and s/he will be able to tell you how your function level is calculated. ...Read more

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How are acute and chronic kidney failure different?

How are acute and chronic kidney failure different?

Acute: recent: In gral. "acute" means of "recent" origen, and "chronic" means "old" or less recent. Some classifications use 6 months for "subacute". Chronic renal failure is insidious and depends upon the cause and how fast it gets worst. Acute renal failure usually is caused by low fluid volume in the body either dehydration or bleeding or it may be caused by toxins (poison, medications, dye contrast). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with kidney failure?

What are the symptoms associated with kidney failure?

Usually vague: Kidney failure symptoms include decrease urine, swelling of face in am and legs in pm, fatigue, poor appetite and sleep. Also, nausea and vomiting. These symptoms can also occur in other conditions. If you have diabetes or hypertension, you are at a higher risk and need to follow regularly with your doc. ...Read more

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How do you know if you're experiencing kidney failure?

How do you know if you're experiencing kidney failure?

See below: A very low urine volume less than 400 ml/day, but generally speaking a blood test with an elevated creatinine level and a low calculated gfr, informs you that the kidney is not capable of getting rid of all the waste and you may still pass urine, however the kidneyis not all eliminating the waste. This is called uremia. ...Read more

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Will exercising reverse the effects of kidney failure?

Will exercising reverse the effects of kidney failure?

No: Although exercise is beneficial in many ways that affect the kidneys, especially to help control blood pressure, there is no data that I am aware that shows a direct effect on reversing kidney failure. ...Read more

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What are some of the early symptoms of kidney failure?

Vague & not specific: These include fatigue, low energy, poor concentration, mental sluggishness, and poor appetite specially for meat. Usually edema is present, but not necessarily. These vague symptoms should not be used for diagnosis due to being vague and could occur with other illnesses, hence the importance of lab. For instance the top 4 symptoms above can occur to healthy persons after a long work day. ...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


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