Top
30
Doctor insights on: Does Kidney Failure Affect Your Energy Levels

Share
1

1
Does kidney failure affect your energy levels?

Does kidney failure affect your energy levels?

Yes: Most people with some form of kidney (renal) have diminished energy levels and can, in fact, be quite ill. ...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


2

2
I have polycystic kidney disease. I am not as energetic as I used to be and I am only 31. Can I take geritol? I heard it gives you energy.

I have polycystic kidney disease. I am not as energetic as I used to be and I am only 31. Can I take geritol? I heard it gives you energy.

CKD: I hope that you are under the care of a nephrologist who is following your renal function. If you are feeling tired, your renal function may be getting worse and you may have anemia. See your doctor and follow his recommendations. ...Read more

3

3
I take potassium pills, have a kidney disease as well. What supplements can I take to help with energy on a regular basis. Tired. Com?

I take potassium pills, have a kidney disease as well. What supplements can I take to help with energy on a regular basis. Tired. Com?

Fatigue and PKD: Need to know more: What is serum creatinine level? What is nature of sleep apnea you may have? What is your hemoglobin level? Why do you lose potassium? Are you taking other medicines? What is thyroid function? Has cortisol been measured? How is your BP? ...Read more

4

4
What are dangerous creatinine levels and can it lead to kidney failure?

What are dangerous creatinine levels and can it lead to kidney failure?

Above 1.2: At most labs. It indicate renal abnormality if it's higher. When associated with elevated BUN or low GFR it indicates some type renal failure- see pcp. ...Read more

5

5
Acute kidney failure caused by meds. Stopped meds and got better. Creatin level falling 1.9-1.7-1.6-1.3 at last test. Is this good?

Acute kidney failure caused by meds. Stopped meds and got better. Creatin level falling 1.9-1.7-1.6-1.3 at last test. Is this good?

Yes: It appears your renal function is improving with each subsequent test. Many medications are metabolized through the kidneys and have the potential to cause renal issues. It appears your renal problem was diagnosed and treated appropriately and you are on the road to recovery. Best wishes. ...Read more

6

6
Does a low phoshorus level and low complement C3 but normal bun and creatin level mean kidney failure?

Does a low phoshorus level and low complement C3 but normal bun and creatin level mean kidney failure?

No: Kidney failure is defined by changes in bun/cr and more correctly GFR (glomerular filtration rate) over time. A normal BUN and cr is reassuring. Usually the phosphorus is high with kidney failure. A low complement (c3) level relates to the immune system and a possible deficiency there. ...Read more

7

7
I have type 1 diabets, now my blood sugar level is normal...Is there any problem in kidney failure in future?

I have type 1 diabets, now my blood sugar level is normal...Is there any problem in kidney failure in future?

Much lower: Kidney failure is related to blood sugar levels over many years. It is great that you are doing so well now... Keep it up. Keep your BP well controlled. Some people are more prone to kidney failure than others, but keeping blood sugar and BP normal will prevent most of it. ...Read more

8

8
I recently went for blood count and my creatinine level was 1.34. Are my heading towards kidney failure. Can it be managed?

I recently went for blood count and my creatinine level was 1.34. Are my heading towards kidney failure. Can it be managed?

Good to ask!: Creatinine is a breakdown product of muscle cells, and it's normally eliminated by the kidneys. When it's elevated, it may imply that kidneys aren't functioning as well. Since diabetes and high blood pressure are the main causes of kidney failure, make sure you're ok in these areas. Talk to your doctor for info on you, but a mildly elevated creatinine does not mean that your kidneys will fail. ...Read more

9

9
What can cause magnesium levels to be real low? How can I elevate them? (I have sarcoidosis and res card Myopathy kidney failure and other diagnosis)

Magnesium deficiency: Is common in the general population without any medical problems. Since you do have medical issues particularly kidney failure you can be at a higher risk. One way to increase the magnesium is to take supplements. However, anytime someone has comorbidities, I always recommend taking medication and supplements under physician guidance.
...Read more

10

10
Lisonopril and spiranolactone dosage too high, caused acute kidney failure. Stop meds, got better. Creatinine levels fall monthly, now 1.6 is that ok?

Lisonopril and spiranolactone dosage too high, caused acute kidney failure. Stop meds, got better. Creatinine levels fall monthly, now 1.6 is that ok?

Kidney failure: Did your doctor tell you why you had acute kidney failure (akf) on Lisinopril (l) and spiranolactone (s)? L causes akf, which is reversible, when l's stopped in cases of a renal artery stenosis. Pt's recover their original kidney function. Your creatinine (c) level of 1.6 may be abnormal if your c was 1.2 before the akf. You are 51 years old with CHF and chronic kidney disease, your c wont' be 1. ...Read more

11

11
76 yrs, female, stage 4 CKD, PTH 285, normal calcium, phospatase levels. Is this close to kidney failure? What to do?

Getting close: Stage 4 CKD is considered severe kidney disease with stage 5 considered end stage and requiring dialysis. The best thing to do is to see a nephrologist regularly and take medications they prescribe regularly. You should also avoid NSAIDs like motrin and aleve (naproxen). It would be good also to avoid salt and drink no alcohol. ...Read more

12

12
What reason would cause the ammonia level in your body to go up to 120? Is it due to kidney failure this is a question about my 81 year old father

Ammonia level: Ammonia level is moat likely due to kidneys not working effectively, but there are other rare causes. Your dad needs to see a doctor very soon. ...Read more

13

13
My bun was a 10 and my creatine was 0.8. Could I still have kidney failure or would those levels have to be high? I have protein in urine regularly!

My bun was a 10 and my creatine was 0.8. Could I still have kidney failure or would those levels have to be high? I have protein in urine regularly!

Not Likely: Those are healthy kidney numbers. However, you can have other causes of proteinuria or renal insufficiency and should follow up with a nephrologist or your regular doctor. ...Read more

15

15
Husb micoalbumin is 596. BUN/Creatinine level is normal. Serum Albumin norm. He's diabetic & has fatty liver. Is he in kidney failure? Why micro high?

Husb micoalbumin is 596. BUN/Creatinine level is normal. Serum Albumin norm. He's diabetic & has fatty liver. Is he in kidney failure? Why micro high?

Diabetic nephropathy: B"sd kidney failure is marked by elevation of creatinine. Microalbumin is a sensitive test for early kidney changes seen in diabetes and hypertension. Unless very high, standard albumin will be normal. Fatty liver is of concern but not directly related. To prevent progression of kidney disease 1. control of diabetes 2. blood pressure control 3. ACE or ARB agent. Glad to discuss ...Read more

17

17
My mom 70yo has diabetes and kidney failure. What cheap iron supplement is best for her? Eating 7-9times/day, low hgb, high sugar level, always hungry

My mom 70yo has diabetes and kidney failure. What cheap iron supplement is best for her? Eating 7-9times/day, low hgb, high sugar level, always hungry

Iron?: If your mother has kidney failure, she should be on dialysis (D). Patients on D have iron given to them on dialysis, if they need it. If your mother has chronic kidney disease stage 3, 4 or 5, her anemia won't be cured by iron, no matter what. Her high sugar (S) level is a problem. If she is not on D, speak to an endocrinologist to lower her high S, If she is, speak to her nephrologist. ...Read more

18

18
Does a slightly low potassium and calcium blood level indicate kidney failure?

Not necessarily: Not necessarily, best to follow up. Sometimes corrected with diet and supplements. Slight fluctuations do not indicate failure, but more the need for monitoring and correction. ...Read more

20

20
Can e.Coli caused kidney failure if untreated?

Can e.Coli caused kidney failure if untreated?

E. coli: The so-called enterohemorrhagic e. Coli is linked to a particular form of kidney disease called hemolytic uremic syndrome. Type o157 is the most common but other o types can also cause this. Anti microbial agents not only do not prevent the kidney complication but clearly are linked to a higher risk of it.
However, e.Coli sepsis of other types can cause kidney failure that may be prevented by rx. ...Read more

21

21
Anny food can't be taken patient kidney failure.? Give example.? And person who can get the kidney failure?

Anny food can't be taken patient kidney failure.? Give example.? And person who can get the kidney failure?

Low phosphorous: Phosphorous is present in milk, cheese, nuts, meats and other foods. Limiting the amount of phosphorous eaten and taking binders, pills that stick to phosphorous in the gut preventing absorption, is of vital importance for a dialysis patient. High levels of phosphorous are associated with itching, red eyes and over the long term vascular injury by being stuck into the walls of arteries. ...Read more

22

22
What exactly does borderline kidney failure mean? & what can be done to keep them to get worse? Is ther e something im doing causing them to fail?

What exactly does borderline kidney failure mean? & what can be done to keep them to get worse? Is ther e something im doing causing them to fail?

Kidney failure?: Two things that can lead to kidney failure (esrd) are poorly controlled hypertension and diabetes. If you have those problems make sure you have your BP well controlled and if you are diabetic, make sure you are under the care of an endocrinologist. See a nephrologist (n) and have a 24 hour urine collection to get your actual kidney function determined. After that the n can discuss your prognosis. ...Read more

23

23
If someone is not elderly but has kidney failure and doesn't have dialysis how long can they live?

If someone is not elderly but has kidney failure and doesn't have dialysis how long can they live?

Depends: Now a days traditional hemodialysis or even if the blood pressure is low hemofilteration can take care of the kidney failure in an acute situation, and it will be the other problems which will determine the outcome. In the long term if permanent kidney failure is the outcome the best treatment option is a transplant with dialysis for the interim. ...Read more

24

24
What is stage four kidney failure?

What is stage four kidney failure?

Info: This site will help answer that question:

http://www. Kidney. Org/patients/peers/stage4 ...Read more

25

25
Tell me symptoms of kidney failure?

Tell me symptoms of kidney failure?

Usually no symptoms: There may not be any symptoms. There may be symptoms related to the cause. Sometimes there may be so called uremic symptoms- like metallic taste, poor appetite, tiredness, shortness of breath, itching and others. It also depends on if kidney failure developing gradually or acutely. Ask your doctor if in doubt. ...Read more

26

26
What is done to help kidney failure?

What is done to help kidney failure?

Prevent/delay it!: If the kidneys have actually failed, you will need "renal replacement therapy:" hemodialysis (the kidney machine), peritoneal dialysis, or a kidney transplant. But if they are still working, ask your doctor about how you can maximize their function for as long as possible. Caring for diabetes and high blood pressure will help. Certain blood pressure meds may help more than others. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

27

27
What type of diet for kidney failure?

What type of diet for kidney failure?

Many considerations: If you are on dialysis or heading for a transplant, you will have a renal dietician to help. Most people in renal failure will restrict salt, protein, phosphate, and potassium. Fluids will be limited also. Because ingredients like phosphorus and potassium are in virtually everything, your dietician will be a huge help. More frequent dialysis (as in home dialysis) allows more dietary flexibility. ...Read more

28

28
How bad is kidney failure that is 35?

Kidney Failure: I am not certain how to answer this. If your creatinine were 35 that would be phenomenally bad and not likley to be compatible with life. If your BUN was 35, I would say that this can happen in a normal person. So help me out and tell me what the 35 refers to - bun, creatinine, something else? ...Read more

29

29
Can I get kidney failure for myoplex?

Can I get kidney failure for myoplex?

Does Not Appear So: Taken in moderation the only listed side effects of myoplex are upset stomach and weight gain. To read more go to: http://www. Dietspotlight. Com/myoplex-review/? Utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=bing_913&utm_term=myoplex%20side%20effects&utm_content=myoplex%20side%20effects. ...Read more

30

30
How do I know if I have kidney failure?

How do I know if I have kidney failure?

Blood tests: , kidney ultrasound, urine tests should be able to confirm this. As far as the symptoms go, they could be vague. Here are two helpful articles:

http://www. Kidneydoctorbradenton. Org/2013/04/what-are-signs-and-symptoms-of-ckd. Html

http://www. Kidneydoctorbradenton. Org/2013/03/how-do-physicians-check-your-kidneys. Html. ...Read more

Dr. Tarek Naguib
600 Doctors shared insights

Kidney Failure (Definition)

A condition in which your kidneys suddenly stop working normally. Since your kidneys remove waste products and help balance water and salt and other minerals (electrolytes) in your blood, when your kidneys stop working, waste products, fluids, and electrolytes build up in your body. This can cause problems ...Read more


Dr. Fred McCurdy
361 Doctors shared insights

Esrd (Definition)

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