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Doctor insights on: Different Stages Of Dying From Kidney Failure

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What are the chances of type 1 diabetic dying from kidney failure?

What are the chances of type 1 diabetic dying from kidney failure?

Low in America: Most type i diabetics die from complications of heart disease. While it is not uncommon for type 1 diabetic to get kidney disease/failure, this is treated with dialysis and or transplantation, so shouldn't kill most patients. If you live in a place where no dialysis is available, then chances go way up. ...Read more

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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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What's the sign of impending death from end stage cirrhosis of the liver?

What's the sign of impending death from end stage cirrhosis of the liver?

Similar to signs: Seen in other deaths- shortness breadth, hepatic coma (jaundice ; swelling(ascites). ...Read more

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What are symptoms of end stage liver failure?

What are symptoms of  end stage liver failure?

Liver failure: Fatigue persistent or recurring yellowing of your skin and eyes (jaundice) loss of appetite nausea abdominal swelling due to fluid accumulation (ascites) disturbances of thinking vomiting blood. ...Read more

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What are the signs of stage 1 kidney failure?

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What are the signs of stage 1 kidney failure?

No signs/symptoms: Check out http://www.davita.com/kidney-disease/overview/stages-of-kidney-disease/stage-1-of-chronic-kidney-disease/e/4745 & http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/kidney-disease/basics/definition/con-20026778 for more info. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of end stage respiratory failure?

What are the main symptoms of end stage respiratory failure?

Wide range....: There are a wide range of symptoms depending on if the respiratory failure results in carbon dioxide elevation or just low oxygen levels. Low oxygen levels can cause shortness of breath at rest when end-stage, fatigue, mental status change whereas high carbon dioxide levels can cause confusion, sleepiness. The skin can look blue especially at the fingertips, toes, lips. Coma and death can occur. ...Read more

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What are the final stages (visual symptoms) of somebody dying from copd-emphysema?

What are the final stages (visual symptoms) of somebody dying from copd-emphysema?

Shortness of breath: In general, people who are very end stage COPD will have alot of difficulty breathing and typically will have fast and shallow breathing. Eventually they cannot keep up and start retaining co2 which makes them mentally altered and hypoxic which also makes them sluggish/loopy (and usually causes a grayish cast to the features). These changes are shortly followed by cardiac arrythmias and death. ...Read more

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What're the chances of liver or kidney failure from naproxen overdose?

What're the chances of liver or kidney failure from naproxen overdose?

Small,but: Very small as long as safety monitoring with cbc, liver and kidney function and urinalysis evalation at 3 month intervals, as long as checked initially at 1 week and 1 month and when any additional medications are added. ...Read more

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What are the different stages of kidney cancer?

What are the different stages of kidney cancer?

Variable: Simply: local regional metastatic - widespread their are sizes, grades, histology and more formal tmn stages. ...Read more

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What are the causes of kidney failure and brain cancer?

What are the causes of kidney failure and brain cancer?

Many causes: Kidney failure can be caused by many things--hypertension and diabetes are the most common. Drug abuse can also cause damage to the kidneys as can some prescription medications. The cause of brain cancer is not well known. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting liver or kidney failure from naproxen overdose?

What are the chances of getting liver or kidney failure from naproxen overdose?

It depends what dose: An overdose is a relative term. Otc dose is less than half of the prescription dose. However, the dose is guided by other risks also e.g. Causing ulcer or gastritis or blood thinning. The drug could certainly cause renal failure even in mild overdose, but on the other hand some people handle it better than others. Sometimes it is too late when people figure out that they actually don't tolerate it. ...Read more

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What are the chances of kidney failure due to hepatitis c?

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What are the chances of kidney failure due to hepatitis c?

Hep C and Kidney: Review of literature revealed a strong causal association between chronic hepatitis C and several types of renal diseases. This raises the issue of treatment of chronic hepatitis C in patients with renal impairment, especially the new medications for Hep C treatment. This is a complicated issue and one should consult expert in the fields. ...Read more

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What are some of the complications of congestive heart failure?

What are some of the complications of congestive heart failure?

Quite varied: The immediate effect is back-up of pressure into the lungs, causing congestion there. Due to the poor forward flow out of the heart, the kidneys often are affected, and the need for diuretic medications to clear up the lungs can worsen kidney function even more. Liver disease, even cirrhosis, can occur if back-up extends all the way through the right side of the heart. ...Read more

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What are the complications of acute renal failure?

What are the complications of acute renal failure?

Several: High potassium, fluid overload, metabolic acidosis, these problems can lead to heart failure, cardiac rythym disturbances and even death. ...Read more

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Are there stages of congestive heart failure?

Are there stages of congestive heart failure?

NYHA: Heart failure is staged according to the new york heart association classification. In the system, class i is no symptoms. Class ii is symptoms with a high level of physical activity. Class iii his symptoms with a low level of activity. Class IV is symptoms at rest. ...Read more

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What are the signs of end stage cirrhosis?

What are the signs of end stage cirrhosis?

Variable: Gi bleeding, abdominal swelling, edema, encephalopathy, wasting etc. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/cirrhosis-liver. ...Read more

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What are some of the early symptoms of kidney failure?

What are some of the early symptoms of kidney failure?

Vague & not specific: These include fatigue, low energy, poor concentration, mental sluggishness, and poor appetite specially for meat. Usually edema is present, but not necessarily. These vague symptoms should not be used for diagnosis due to being vague and could occur with other illnesses, hence the importance of lab. For instance the top 4 symptoms above can occur to healthy persons after a long work day. ...Read more

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What are the end-stage symptoms of untreated heart failure?

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What are the end-stage symptoms of untreated heart failure?

Chf: Extreme shortness of breath on mild exertion, edema of legs, facial puffiness, weakness, loss of appetite. Etc. ...Read more

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How many stages of kidney disease are there?

How many stages of kidney disease are there?

5: Stage 1 is normal and stage 5 is generally dialysis dependent. The stages are defined by the estimated glomerular filtration rate (egfr) with cut points as follows: stage 1 >90ml/min stage 2 > 60 ml/min stage 3 > 30 ml/min stage 4 > 15 ml/min stage 5 < 15 ml/min the egfr is obtained by either the cockroft gault or the mdrd method. ...Read more

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What are the prognosis of 46 year old person having biliary tract cancer of advanced stage.?

What are the prognosis of 46 year old person having biliary tract cancer of advanced stage.?

Biliary cancer: Cancer of bile duct, gall bladder, cholangiocarcinoma if stage 4 is not good. Most patients on an average with chemotherapy will survive 9-12 months. ...Read more

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Kidney Failure (Definition)

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Esrd (Definition)

End stage renal disease (ESRD) = final stage ...Read more