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Can Kidney Failure Cause My Legs To Hurt
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
Yes: Right sided heart failure (which is often present in combination with left heart failure) does. Blood returning to the right ventricle backs up, overfilling the inferior vena cava and all veins draining into it. Hormonal changes in the kidney cause fluid retention further engorging dependent tissues (mediated by gravity). This is a simple explanation: whole books have been written about this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have congestive heart failure, stage 5 kidney failure and diabetes, what could be the cause of my extreme thigh muscle hardening?
Not sure: It is unusual to have bilateral true kidney pain since most conditions that cause affect one kidney at a time. More likely the pain is referred to the kidney area but is coming from another source such as nerves and spinal conditions or the pancreas inside your abdomen. It cause be coming from your lower lungs particularly if it hurts more when you take a deep breath. ...Read more
I have nerve damage to my feet cause my back. Is there a disease that can affect your feet and ankels to hurt so bad where pain meds don't work. HELP?
Please tell me, could acute kidney failure cause long-term muscle and nerve pain in back and legs?
Possibly: Sometimes people that have kidney failure can develop neuropathies that can cause back and leg pain. However on top of that you can always still have normal back pain issues like arthritis, pinched nerve or sciatica from a slipped or herniated disc. Recommend getting evaluated by a spine specialist for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more
Sometimes: If the pain is not related to position or activity or if there is blood in the urine, it may be related to kidney stones. If the pain is worse with activity or better with rest, it is most likely a back issue. Sometimes, it is hard to tell which it is without testing & evaluation. ...Read more
Fluid Status: Kidneys are very important for fluid balance in the body. They filter our toxins and regulate your volume status (how much fluid you have in your body). When they fail the ability to loose water/fluid by way of your urinary system goes away and fluid buildup begins. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A couple of things: I will make an assumption and presume that this is edema (a symptom of heart failure, or use of certain types of blood pressure medications). If this is the case, elevating your feet and/or using compression stockings may produce a substantial improvement in your symptoms. There may also be some benefit to the use of certain types of diuretics. ...Read more
She's got legs`: What makes you think that you have low albumin? Albumin is a protein molecule that among other things helps regulate the osmolarity of your blood. It pulls water from the tissue into the blood vessels and increases blood volume. If the albumin is low it's effect on the tissue fluid is decreased and your legs swell. You get protein molecules from your diet. ...Read more
Hypertensive damage: Nerves and kidneys are full of small blood vessels . Exposure to high blood pressure causes damage to these vessels. This can happen slowly or rapidly depending on the degree of pressure. Much like a rubber hose will bubble and burst under under too much pressure , . ...Read more
How come hemolytic-uremic syndrome very damaging to the kidneys, and what can I do to prevent it?
See below: Hemolytic uremic syndrome usually develops in response to infection, especially toxigenic e coli. The disease process leads to clogging of capillaries in the kidney and destroying the blood filtration process. Avoiding is by protecting yourself from infection. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hemolytic-uremic-syndrome/ds00876. ...Read more
Heart and kidneys: In the patient with congestive heart failure, the body senses that the heart is not working correctly. It sends a message the kidneys to hold onto salt and water that the patient eats and drinks. This excess salt and water builds up and becomes apparent in the legs, belly, and lungs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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