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What foods are recommended for patients with kidney failure?

What foods are recommended for patients with kidney failure?

Food n renal failure: What are foods recommended for renal failure. Depends on stage and degrees of impaired function. So ask your own team. In general you want low protein, low sodium, possibly low K content. ...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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How to treat kidney failure patients?

How to treat kidney failure patients?

See a nephrologist. : Generally, good blood pressure control and avoidance of agents toxic to kidneys are mainstays of treatment, but certain kidney disorders require more specific therapies. A nephrologist can help advise you on specific treatments. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for a patient with stage 4 kidney failure?

What is the life expectancy for a patient with stage 4 kidney failure?

Depends: Life expectancy will depend on overall health and other medical issues. Patients with stage 4kidney disease are at a 6-8 fold increased risk of cardiovascular events compared to age matched controls. Cardiovascular risk reduction is key to prolonging. Good bp, diabetes control are important. Exercise and avoidance of obesity will help. Some patients live more than 20 years if the are healthy. ...Read more

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Tell me why patients with kidney failure eat and drink what they like only during the first few hours of dialysis?

Tell me why patients with kidney failure eat and drink what they like only during the first few hours of dialysis?

Nurses being nice: The total fluid removal target is programmed at the beginning of the dialysis run. Fluids consumed on dialysis are added to the total weight target. The removal target is doable from the onset of dialysis. If you drink 32 oz in the last hour, it is difficult to get this (and the preprogrammed amount) all off in the last hour. ...Read more

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Can patients with kidney failure use glycerin suppositories?

Glycerin use: I have thought about your question and have dome a little reading. I can find no reason that a glycerin suppository should harm someone who has kidney failure except for acute kidney failure due to massive fluid loss. Any added fluid loss under these circumstances will only make matters worse. ...Read more

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If a cancer patient starts to have kidney failure, can it be still be cured and turned around?

If a cancer patient starts to have kidney failure, can it be still be cured and turned around?

Depends : Depends greatly on the type and ultimate prognosis of the cancer, the reason for the kidney failure, the general health of the patient, and many other factors but it is possible. ...Read more

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Dear Doc's Is vit c harmful for kidney failure patients?

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Is vit c harmful for kidney failure patients?

Here are some ...: Kidney failure may develop acutely in minutes or chronically in decades depending upon its underlying & precipitating causes together. So, its care widely varies. And when, what, and how to restrict and modify diet and drug should be individualized by joint effort of nephrologists and you so to minimize kidney damaging. So, ask Doc for personal details timely. Best wishes ... ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is that process done for kidney failure patients?

Can you tell me how is that process done for kidney failure patients?

Process?: Please rephrase your question better so we can answer it. What is that "process" that is being "done"? Once we know, you will get a meaningful answer to your question. ...Read more

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What are suggested readings for new patient diagnosed chronic kidney failure?

Good article: Try this article by mayo clinic: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/kidney-failure/ds00682. ...Read more

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Why the patient who is suffering from kidney failure has a high temperature &does not show it?

Why the patient who is suffering from kidney  failure has a high temperature &does not show it?

Kidney failure: I am not quite sure what you mean by "does not show it." are you asking why a person with kidney failure doesn't have a fever? Or they have a fever but they look fine? Kidney failure by itself doesn't necessarily cause a fever. Infections are usually the cause of fever. So a person with kidney failure may look fairly normal. ...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


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Esrd (Definition)

End stage renal disease (ESRD, or sometimes called chronic kidney disease), describes any condition where there is a progressive ...Read more