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Why does liver failure sometimes cause kidney failure?

Why does liver failure sometimes cause kidney failure?

Liver and Kidney: Its a great question and complicated. The syndrome is called hepatorenal syndrome which is often because the amount of blood flow to the kidney is lessened which causes kidney injury- is a simple explanation. It also may be related to the reasons that liver failure ensued: for example hepatitis, drug overdose, toxins etc. Great question! ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Is there a relation between liver failure and kidney failure or negative symptoms?

Is there a relation between liver failure and kidney failure or negative symptoms?

They are not usually: Related but if you have loss of blood flow to all your organs i suppose you can get multi organ failure. You need to consult your doctor. These things do not get better without physician care. Sorry.... ...Read more

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Im diebetic been a big drinker but i stop I have liver failure don't no the stage if i get kidney failure how long before i no & what happens then?

Im diebetic been a big drinker but i stop I have liver failure don't no the stage if i get kidney failure how long before i no & what happens then?

It is now known: That diabetics excrete enormous amounts of vitamin b1 in their urine. A derivative of thiamin (b1) is called benfotiamine and it has been reported that it prevents the complications of diabetes. You need large doses and you should ask your doc. If he is unaware of this important research it can be looked up on line. ...Read more

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Im diebetic been a big drinker but i stop I have liver failure don't no the stage what are the symptoms if im starting kidney failure is there pain

Im diebetic been a big drinker but i stop I have liver failure don't no the stage what are the symptoms if im starting kidney failure is there pain

Hard to say: Kidney failure only occurs in the very last stages of very severe liver failure, and most people will have ascites (fluid accumulating in the abdominal cavity) and edema (swollen legs and elsewhere) before that occurs. Improvement of the liver disease, which should happen if you completely stop drinking, should help considerably. There is no pain generally, lab tests are needed to follow it. ...Read more

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Im diebetic been a big drinker but stop I have liver failure don't no the stage what are the signs if im starting kidney failure is there pain anything?

Im diebetic been a big drinker but stop I have liver failure don't no the stage what are the signs if im starting kidney failure is there pain anything?

Often None: I'm glad you have stopped drinking. Your liver may experience some recovery. Kidney failure often has no symptoms, but can be detected early by blood tests (bun, creatinine). Your doctor is most likely monitoring these along with your liver. ...Read more

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If someone has ascitites, kidney failure, end stage liver failure, how long would their life span be?

short: This unfortunate collection of organ failures is called hepatorenal syndrome, it is rarely curable and associated with a short life span. Dialysis and liver transplant may be needed. ...Read more

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"im diebetic been a big drinker but i stop I have liver failure don't no the stage what are the symptoms of kidney failure & if theres swelling were?

"im diebetic been a big drinker but i stop I have liver failure don't no the stage what are the symptoms of kidney failure & if theres swelling were?

Don't give up, man!!: The questions i hear you asking is, "can i perhaps survive this after all?" you're read, correctly, that when liver failure becomes so severe that it causes the lungs or kidneys to fail, recovery is unlikely. If you are writing this from your home, and fairly comfortable, your kidneys have not failed. A sober, compliant diabetic's liver can heal and work well for him for decades. Be strong, man. ...Read more

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""im diebetic been a big drinker but i stop I have liver failure don't no the stage what are the symptoms of kidney failure & if theres swelling were?"

""im diebetic been a big drinker but i stop I have liver failure don't no the stage what are the symptoms of kidney failure & if theres swelling were?"

It is easy to find o: Kidney failure may or may not cause swelling. But it is easy to check your kidney function with a simple blood test. It is called blood creatininnie level...Normally it is, 1.5mg. If it is 2 mg or over, that means the kidneys are no longer functioning normally. ...Read more

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My brother suffered liver failure (shutdown), kidney failure and is in a coma. He is diabetic too. What can be done to help him?

Wow, I'm sorry: Hi. Is he at UIHC? I hope so. Diabetes can cause kidney failure. Liver failure can cause kidney failure, but neither diabetes nor kidney failure per se cause liver failure. Do you know the cause of the liver failure? He is obviously very sick. Hope for the best, but be prepared for the worst. I'm so sorry. Best to him, you, and your family. ...Read more

Dr. Evert Eriksson
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Liver Failure (Definition)

Liver failure occurs acutely (rapid) or chronically (slow onset). Any liver failure is characterized by failure of the liver to perform its functions vital for life. Liver has many functions: cleaning the body of toxins, processing food, producing proteins and blood clotting factors, modulating blood glucose. Failure can be seen: bleeding, fluid accumulation, yellow ...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