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

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 acute renal failure and ESRD?

What is the difference between acute renal failure and ESRD?

Differences: Acute is something abrupt and may go away. ESRD is end-stage renal disease and will not go away. It will only get worse and requires significant involvement on the part of a bunch of highly trained/skilled healthcare providers/professionals (MDs, nurses, dietitians, etc.) ...Read more

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I read somewhere that chronic renal failure can present with polyuria. Then how is it that acute renal failure is the opposite?

I read somewhere that chronic renal failure can present with polyuria. Then how is it that acute renal failure is the opposite?

Both can: Some types of acute renal insufficiency resolve with a large amount of urine production as the kidney regains some normal function. Some types of chronic renal insufficiency involve loss of protein or electrolytes and large amounts of urine production can result. Both acute and chronic renal insufficency have types where little or no urine is made. ...Read more

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Can my mom safely have a baby if she has acute renal failure on chronic renal failure?

Can my mom safely have a baby if she has acute renal failure on chronic renal failure?

Consult Kidney Dr: The stress of a pregnancy can easily worsen someone's renal failure. The issue should be discussed in detail with the kidney doctors who know the case. My limited experience with the issue did not go well. ...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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I was wondering what are the common disease which may give rise to chronic renal failure?

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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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

Dr. Fred McCurdy
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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