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Can chronic renal failure cause someone to feel faint all the time?

Can chronic renal failure cause someone to feel faint all the time?

Md: Faintness may indicate many problems 1. Low blood pressure 2. Anemia3. Drug effect 4. Low sugar if you are diabetic. Several electrolyte problems ocur in chronic renal failure .It is best to discuss with your physician. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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Increased Thirst (Definition)

Drinking lots of water is usually healthy. However, the urge to drink too much may be the result of a physical or emotional disease. Excessive thirst may be a symptom of high blood sugar (hyperglycemia). It can be an important clue in detecting diabetes. Excessive thirst is a fairly common symptom. It is often the reaction to fluid loss during exercise, or ...Read more


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Help plz! Can polycystic kidney disease cause chronic renal failure?

Help plz! Can polycystic kidney disease cause chronic renal failure?

PKD: Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) can cause both chronic and kidney failure. PKD is a progressive disease that can lead to end stage renal disease in most instances and will lead to chronic in all patients. It is unfortunate that there is not cure for PKD and the overwhelming majority will wind up with end stage renal disease. ...Read more

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Why are proximal tubular cells not affected in chronic renal failure and thereby not causing glucosuria?

Why are proximal tubular cells not affected in chronic renal failure and thereby not causing glucosuria?

Good question: Chronic renal disease is most often caused by damage to the blood vessels or the glomeruli / filters, leaving the proximal tubular cells able to work on however much filtrate is present. ...Read more

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Why is hypertension a factor in causing chronic renal failure?

Scarring: Hypertension is one of the leading causes of kidney failure.Hypertension causes scarring in the kidney which leads to decreased function. ...Read more

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What is the difference between.Acute & chronic renal failure?

The time duration: Chronic renal failure, or chronic kidney disease as it is now referred to, is kidney damage or reduction in kidney function that persists for 3 or more months. Anything less than that duration is "acute". These definitions apply regardless of the cause of kidney disease. ...Read more

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What are the common diseases that may give rise to chronic renal failure?

What are the common diseases that may give rise to chronic renal failure?

Causes: Causes of chronic kidney disease (CKD) include diabetes, hypertension, inflammation of the filtering units of the kidneys (glomerulonephritis), recurrent urinary tract infections, rheumatological conditions (e.g. lupus), and certain viral infections (HIV, hepatitis B & C). In some instances, high blood pressure is an end result of another kidney disease rather than the cause. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the common disease which may give rise to chronic renal failure?

Chronic kidney cause: The most common cause of end stage renal disease in the us today is diabetes mellitus. The second most common cause is hypertension. Less frequent causes are glomerulonephritis and polycystic kidney disease. ...Read more

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Hi, is the metabolic acidosis in chronic renal failure fatal ?

Acidosis: The simple answer is yes. However, the amount of acid has to be very high for that to happen. High amounts of acid in the blood interfere with many, if not all, biologic processes in the human body such as the effect of Insulin lowering blood sugar, the normal metabolism of proteins and fats that are essential for life, and even normal heart beat, just to name a few. ...Read more

Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Failure (Definition)

The kidneys do several tasks. Dialysis is necessary when one or more of the following occur, that can't be remedied or palliated with medications: 1. Insufficient clearance of daily toxins in food and metabolic waste 2. Insufficient clearance of excess water 3. Dangerous electrolyte imbalance, ...Read more


Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Severe Thirst (Definition)

Severe thirst is a symptom in which a person has a great urge to drink more fluids. Causes include diabetes, excessive salt intake, significant blood loss, dehydration (loss of body fluid, such as ...Read more