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Death By Uremia
Can pneumonia from years earlier caused by decompensated heart failure turn into chronic heart failure later on?
Can asymptomatic liver disease caused by drug overdose present as mental illness due to toxic buildup?
Yes: Our liver is extremely important to keep our bodies in balance. By filtering and "getting rid" of substances that can harm our bodies, a healthy liver contributes to our overall health. Many patients with renal and liver problems, that are not properly treated or diagnosed, usually experience mental changes (in reasoning, memory, judgment,etc), that if left untreated can become permanent. ...Read more
Complex: Yes, improved function can be achieved, but alcohol must be totally avoided, thiamine supplements are critical, liver function needs to normalize, and both psychological and medical interventions will be required as part of a rehab effort. Eventual outcome may well be unpredictable, but if all of the above can be done, odds of improvement are quite good. ...Read more
Additive: Pneumoconiosis, or restrictive lung disease caused by environmental exposure to things like coal dust or asbestos causes serious progressive lung dysfunction. Pulmonary edema is fluid buildup in the lungs, usually from cardiac dysfunction. If a person has both, it would be expected that their outcome would be worse than if they had either disease alone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Renal functions. Patient has extemely low blood pressure caused by congestive heart failure; what causes this?
Renal function CHF: With congestive heart failure, the cardiac output or amount of blood the heart pumps is reduced. The kidneys are now also receiving less blood and it affects them. But! do not forget that all of the factors that caused CHF in the first place have also affected the kidneys (high blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol...Etc). ...Read more
Potentially: Hypoxia means an inadequate amount of oxygen in the blood. Is can lead to vital organs not receiving enough oxygen to survive. If the heart is starved for oxygen this can lead to ischemia or heart cell death which can cause either failure or an abnormal rhythm which leads to a cardiac arrest. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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It can be: Hepatic steatosis (fatty liver) can be caused by both alcohol use and having an unhealthy diet & being obese. In fact, the most common cause of fatty liver disease in the US is poor diet & lifestyle. The disease that includes this cause is NAFLD (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please help to ...: Please help clarify what is "curb 65" so I may be able to answer this Q to the point. Uremia is a term denoting patients with renal failure have significant chronic systemic effects resulting from deranging fluid, electrolyte, vitamin-D and RBC-related malfunctions. More? Ask your nephrologist timely or contact me and I can help. ...Read more
Here are some...: Uremia is referred to high blood urea due to poor excretion from kidneys - called renal failure, and ammonemia is referred to high blood ammonia due to liver not good enough to process it leading to hepatic comma usually related to chronic hepatitis B or C or cirrhosis of liver. More? Ask your doctors timely. ...Read more
AZOTEMIA is the : Early stage while uremia/ kidney failure is the end stage of kidney disease. In the former, the condition can be caused by dehydration, medication side effect, insufficient water intake, certain medical conditions etc while the latter is caused/ contributed by uncontrolled hypertension, diabetes, liver disease, extreme shock, sepsis/blood infection etc rx-. Hemodialysis and/or kidney transplant. ...Read more
Almost synonyms.: Both words refer to what happens when the kidneys fail to function fully and urea, creatinine, and other nitrogenous waste products build up in the blood. Uremia refers mainly to urea, so it is considered less precise. Azotemia comes from the greek root azote or nitrogen, and describes an excess of nitrogen-containing compounds in the blood. ...Read more
Uremia: uremia is high blood urea. Uremic syndrome is the constellation of symptoms that come from having too much urea in the blood. The higher the urea the more manifestations of the syndrome you will have. Uremic frost is found only when it is very high. ...Read more
Here are some...: Known to us, any life event does always display itself on its pattern of full spectrum. Likewise, kidney failure runs its course from its early stage to its ending. At its early stage, a trend of slowly rising in blood urea nitrogen and serum creatinine may emerge without systemic symptoms, in which it is called prerenal azotemia. As renal failure worsens, systemic Sx appears ... uremia comes. ...Read more
Banana & uremia: Uremic patients usually have very poor appetite. The question is not really whether they could eat bananas but what problems bananas can cause in uremic patients. Bananas are high in potassium and patients who are uremic will likely have difficulty excreting potassium from the body. High blood potassium can lead to irregular heart rhythms which can cause lead to a life-threating situation. ...Read more
Here are some...: These 2 terms present the pattern of the beginning and ending of kidney functional impairment. Azotemia is suspected at finding elevated blood urea nitrogen (BUN) which indirectly suggested intake of exogenous nitrogen - protein, and appears at the time of insufficient or dysfunctional filtering of blood... , & uremia occurs at the end of renal damage for which dialysis is needed. More? Ask doctor ...Read more
See below: Both can cause Metabolic Encephalopathies, or brain dysfunction. Uremia due to kidney failure, hepatitis due to liver failure. The pathways and toxicity are respectively different but the net effect on brain may be very similar. Clinicians can easily distinguish the two entities. ...Read more