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What is chronic renal failure?

What is chronic renal failure?

Lab testing: A creatinine clearance number of less the 10 generally determines renal failure. This number is calculated by your age, weight and sex. Not all people with ckd need dialysis right away. This is determined by symptoms associated with renal failuire like high potassium, volume overload(edema and difficulty breathing), itching, poor appetite, other "uremic" symptoms. ...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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What diet is recommended with chronic renal failure?

What diet is recommended with chronic renal failure?

Renal diet: Typical dietary advice would include low sodium, low phosphate and high protein if on dialysis. Pre dialysis advice may ask for low protein to extend pre dialysis renal function. Every patient has differing needs. The diet should be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of chronic renal failure?

Uremic symptoms: As kidney function deteriorates, one will start to develop symptoms of uremia (i.e. build-up of toxins the kidneys are unable to excrete) including persistent nausea, vomiting, poor appetite, diffuse itching, depression, and inability to concentrate. As chronic kidney disease progresses, anemia will get worse and feel tired (kidneys produce a hormone that stimulates bone marrow to produce RBCs) ...Read more

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

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 to do about paranchymal changes in chronic renal failure?

What to do about paranchymal changes in chronic renal failure?

Options: Currently no therapy can reduce "parenchymal" or tissue changes to patients with kidney disease What damage has occurred its permanent. What you can do is to try to prevent disease from progressing quickly by watching blood pressure diet, and taking disease sparing medications: often blood pressure medications (ace-inhibitors, ARBS, or aldosterone antagonists). See a nephrologist first. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the proper chronic renal failure diet?

Could you tell me what is the proper chronic renal failure diet?

Renal failure diet: Rather than try to compress my answer, go to this website: http://www.kidneyfund.org/kidney-health/kidney-failure/kidney-friendly-diet.html. It is full of great ideas on a proper diet for renal failure patients. ...Read more

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I have chronic renal failure. What type of foods are good for me?

I have chronic renal failure. What type of foods are good for me?

Low sodium important: Low sodium, moderate protein restriction, avoid cola like drinks. I advanced chronic kidney disease may need to avoid foods high in phosphorus and potassium. Always check with a nephrologist. ...Read more

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Paranchymal changes in chronic renal failure: what does this mean?

Here are some...: Those denotes the possible microscopic changes in solid part of kidney tissues in and from which the doctors can say what kinds of diseases contribute to renal failure, like glomerulonephritis from childhood streptococcal infection, lupus, or so-called nephropathy which may be related to diabetes ro hypertension or drug-induced nephritis, etc. so potential right care can be given. More? Ask doctor ...Read more

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

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

AODM and HTN: Without question, adult onset diabetes mellitis and hypertension are the most common. Together, these diseases account for over half of our nation's ckd-5 (end stage renal failure). Because each of these diseases can be modified by lifestyle, exercise, weight management, and medications, it is important for us to do all we can to prevent renal failure - or at least delay it as long as possible. Lg. ...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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Doctors, what are the symptoms of chronic renal failure?

Doctors, what are the symptoms of chronic renal failure?

Renal failure: If you are taking about end stage renal disease i.e. In patients needing to start dialysis, some symptoms are nausea, vomiting, lethargy, anorexia, bleeding from gums, itching, reversal of day-night sleeping patterns, among others. Those patients should see a nephrologist to see if they have to start some type of dialysis. Patients with mild renal disease may have no symptoms and have abnormal labs. ...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

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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

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What are the barriers to the assessment of someone with chronic renal failure?

Weight and money: Obesity hinders the accurate assessment of renal function as the estimate of renal function is based on normal weight and muscle mass, obesity obscures signs and symptoms of many systemic diseases.Lack of insurance has been an impediment to acquiring the appropriate testing for some of my patients. ...Read more

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What is the difference between chronic renal failure and end-stage renal disease?

Stages: Chronic kidney disease can be staged based on creatinine clearance in 5 stages. End stage usually designates stage 5 of chronic kidney disease. ...Read more

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What is the difference between chronic renal failure and chronic renal insufficiency?

What is the difference between chronic renal failure and chronic renal insufficiency?

Terminology: Many physicians including nephrologists will use the terms chronic renal failure, chronic renal insufficiency, and chronic kidney disease interchangeably. Some will use the term "insufficiency" when the chronicity or the severity of the renal disease is not clear but in most instances, they are synonymous. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what functional changes occur in kidney with chronic renal failure?

Only late: Patients with chronic kidney disease usually do well for years with no symptoms. This depends on the cause of the kidney problem. It is important for close follow up by your doctor or nephrologist to minimize further kidney damage. The actual changes in the kidney depend on the causre, but the ultimate effect is gradual reduction of the kidney's ability to clear waste products from blood. ...Read more

Dr. Fred McCurdy
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Esrd (Definition)

End stage renal disease (ESRD) = final stage ...Read more