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Doctor insights on: Dialysis Complications Caused By Cryoglobulinemia

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Can streptococcal septicemia be caused by alcohol cardiomyopathy ?

Can streptococcal septicemia be caused by alcohol cardiomyopathy ?

No: Streptococcal septicemia can occur in a patient with alcoholic cardiomyopathy but the cardiomyopathy is not the cause. There are many causes of streptococcal septicemia and many different species of streptococcus. ...Read more

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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dialysis (Definition)

Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more


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Can nephrotic syndrome be caused by multiple myeloma?

Can nephrotic syndrome be caused by multiple myeloma?

Yes: This can happen but usually myeloma causes a decrease in the kidney function. Some patients with myeloma can also have a protein deposited in the kidney (amyloidosis) that can lead to nephrotic syndrome. ...Read more

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With acute diffuse proliferative glomerulonephritis caused by systemic lupus erythematosus, why would a patient have uremia and hyperkalemia?

With acute diffuse proliferative glomerulonephritis caused by systemic lupus erythematosus, why would a patient have uremia and hyperkalemia?

SLE DPGN is bad.: The degree of remaining renal function dictates the inability of the kidney to excrete waste products and manage potassium levels. In any severe kidney disease when egfr approaches 15 ml/min uremia and elevated k+ levels are frequently noted. ...Read more

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Is congestive heart failure caused by a virus?

Is congestive heart failure caused by a virus?

Possibly: A viral infection of the heart is referred to as myocarditis. If damage to the heart is severe, this can result in congestive heart failure. Among all adult patients presenting with congestive heart failure, myocarditis is not a common cause. ...Read more

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Can the blindness caused by diabetes be prevented or treated successfully?

Can the blindness caused by diabetes be prevented or treated successfully?

Diabetic Eye Disease: Diabetes can damage the small blood vessels in the retina (the back of your eye), causing leakage of fluid and/or blood. It's very important for diabetics to be seen on a regular basis to rule this out. If there is vision loss from diabetes this can often be treated to stabilize the vision, but the vision loss is often permanent. ...Read more

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Can asymptomatic liver disease caused by drug overdose present as mental illness due to toxic buildup?

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

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What are the risks during labor and delivery caused by von willebrands disease?

What are the risks during labor and delivery caused by von willebrands disease?

MINIMAL RISK OF BLEE: In a study with close follow up and detailed guidelines of management of delivery, produced very very low rate of immediate and late bleeding.Desmopressin was effective and safein preventing significant bleeding at delivery in most of the patients. ...Read more

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Can dementia caused from cirrhosis be cured?

Can dementia caused from cirrhosis be cured?

Symptom control: Dementia from cirrhosis is actually called hepatic encephalopathy (build up of toxins like ammonia in the brain), with the common theme resulting in confusion. Hepatic encephalopathy can be controlled with certain medications, so i would recommend you see a liver specialist to discuss these options. Once hepatic encephalopathy occurs, liver transplantat discussion should occur with your doctor. ...Read more

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Renal functions. Patient has extemely low blood pressure caused by congestive heart failure; what causes this?

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

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Are the heart regularities caused by Lyme disease fatal?

Are the heart regularities caused by Lyme disease fatal?

Generally not: In very rare cases, one could pass out and require a pacemaker. I personally have never seen that needed. ...Read more

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Female 35, can gastroparesis be caused by an autoimmune disease?

Female 35, can gastroparesis be caused by an autoimmune disease?

Yes.: Usually late in scleroderma. People with autoimmune gastritis can have digestive issues (no stomach acid or mucous) that makes digestion more difficult. It is most common in diabetes ii. ...Read more

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Is chronic liver disease usually caused by alcoholism and poor diet?

Is chronic liver disease usually caused by alcoholism and poor diet?

Liver disease: There are many causes of liver disease; alcohol is just one of them. Infectious agents for example, can cause problems such as hepatitis a, b, and or c. A chronically fat liver can also cause problems for the patient long-term. ...Read more

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What can cure liver failure caused by paracetamol?

What can cure liver failure caused by paracetamol?

Liver Disease: The answer to your question really depends on the extent of drug induced damage which can be determined by lever function tests or even a liver biopsy. By all means, stay off medications or compounds that are hepatotoxic such as alcohol. If the extent of your liver damage is not extensive your liver may be able to heal itself.L. ...Read more

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Can brain heal after damage caused by liver failure by alcohol consumption?

Can brain heal after damage caused by liver failure by alcohol consumption?

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

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Cryoglobulinemia (Definition)

In cryoglobulinemia blood contains large amounts of cryoglobulins - these abnormal proteins are insoluble at low temperatures. These are present in lot of autoimmune conditions as ...Read more