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Doctor insights on: Elevated Bnp Renal Failure

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
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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


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How serious is renal failure?

How serious is renal failure?

It depends: Usually it depends on the reason, the severity and person health. While renal failure due to dehydration and obstruction (stones, prostate in a man)is reversible most of the the time, renal failure due to intrinsic kidney problems is sometimes hard to treat. ...Read more

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What factors affect renal failure?

What factors affect renal failure?

Renal failure: High blood pressure and prolonged uncontrolled diabetes and recurrent urine infection are BIG factors escalating renal disease to progress towards failure ...Read more

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My grandma had renal failure. Am I at risk for it?

My grandma had renal failure. Am I at risk for it?

Not likely: Unless she had a familial disease predisposing her to renal failure. If she had polycystic renal disease, diabetes, amyloidosis, sickle cell anaemia etc you could be at risk. How ever if it was the result of an acute illness it is very unlikely. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are signs of renal failure?

Could you tell me what are signs of renal failure?

Depends, acute or no: Give more details and in what context is the q arising, usually, renal failure has no signs other than high BP except until very late when other signs such as swelling of legs or less urine output can develop in terminal stages of renal failure! ...Read more

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What are the routine workouts to detect renal failure?

What are the routine workouts to detect renal failure?

Blood chem, urine: Blood chemistry, complete blood count, urine analysis, urine protein- these are usually the first screening tests. Based on the results, other tests will be ordered. ...Read more

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What are the signs of someone who has renal failure be close to die?

What are the signs of someone who has renal failure be close to die?

Oh dear.....: Renal failure is a complicated topic, as the kidneys impact so many aspects of our body's health. I don't know from your question if you are asking about someone else - like maybe a parent, or if you are asking about yourself. Also, is the individual on dialysis? Heart failure is extremely common in people with kidney shutdown. Please talk to the nephrologist involved to get specific answers. ...Read more

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Can herpes cause renal failure?

Can herpes cause renal failure?

Have not seen that: I have not seen herpes cause renal failure, but sometimes strange things can happen to an unlucky person with any disease. The medications to treat herpes, such as Acyclovir and valtrex, (valacyclovir) can cause renal failure if a patient already has decreased renal function, is taking large doses of the anti-virals, or is taking other medications (that also affect the kidneys) at the same time. ...Read more

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Renal failure common with diabetes?

Renal failure common with diabetes?

Yes: Diabetes is the most common cause of permanent kidney failure in most of the world. 40-50% of patients with diabetes will be affected by this complication.
Diabetes also increases the risk of acute kidney injury, particularly following x-rays using intravenous contrast. ...Read more

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What causes itching in renal failure?

What causes itching in renal failure?

Increase urea levels: The kidneys are the cleansing organs through which all the blood flows in and dangerous by products of the body are filtered and removed through the urine. Everything the body needs is returned to the blood from the kidneys. As the kidneys fail, a protein breakdown product called urea builds up, and when high enough builds up in the skin causing itching. Transplant and/or dialysis may follow. ...Read more

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Can renal failure present with polyurea?

Urine Volume: Your question is can someone who is on dialysis have lots of urine still (polyuria). The clearance of toxins and water functions of the kidney are different. One can require dialysis because of the lack of toxin clearance, but still clear water and appear to be voiding normally. Patients on dialysis eventually lose the ability to clear water as well. ...Read more

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How does dehydration affect renal failure?

Can cause it: Severe dehydration can cause +/or worsen kidney failure. Your kidneys are sensitive to the amount of fluid circulating in your body. They are primarily responsible for excreting the extra amount into your urine. Too little fluid going into the kidneys because you are dehydrated keeps them from working well. However, if they have already failed, + you don't make urine, there won't be an effect. ...Read more

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If untreated can herpes cause renal failure?

If untreated can herpes cause renal failure?

Doubt it: Herpes can do some odd things, but I've not encountered renal failure from it. People w/genital herpes may choose not to treat it, either because they don't have symptoms or because their symptoms are so mild. For most of the 50 million americans with genital herpes, the infection is an annoyance, and can be emotionally or socially bothersome, but is rarely a serious infection. ...Read more

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Do high creatinine levels mean renal failure?

High creatinine: Serum c is dependent on the person's weight, race and age. You need to have a 24 hour urine collection for a creatinine (c) clearance determination to know what your renal function is. When the urine is returned, blood is taken for a c level. That is the sure way to know how serious your creatinine level is and what your true renal function is. ...Read more

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Can someone with renal failure have spirulina?

Can someone with renal failure have spirulina?

May be helpful but..: Little research has been done on this. Studies on rats suggest that spirulina protects kidneys from various toxins such as mercury & the drug cisplatin. On the other hand, there is evidence that spirulina can sometimes worsen autoimmune disease, so one should be cautious if the cause is autoimmune. There are other useful supplements for renal failure including cordyceps and coq10. See comments:. ...Read more

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How to manage pain in patient with renal failure?

Renal failure: Your drug of choice is tylenol (acetaminophen), (acetaminophen) but too much tylenol (acetaminophen) may affect your liver ...Read more

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What food can be taken by renal failure patients?

Many: These patients can still eat any foods, but they just need to decrease the amount of potassium and phosphorous containing foods. Just as a diabetic can eat any sweets, they need to limit it. Renal failure patients need to limit total fluids, potassium and phosphorous. If on dialysis, protein is usually encouraged, but if pre-dialysis, high protein intake may not be a good idea. ...Read more

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Renal failure and pnemonia, chances of survival?

Difficult t say: It is hard to say what the prognosis would be in a patient with kidney failure and pneumonia without a lot more information. Important factors would include: the patients age, and the presence of chronic diseases like diabetes, or copd, how severe the pneumonia is (does the patient need oxygen, is the patient on a ventilator (breathing machine), is the kidney failure old or new, etc. ...Read more

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Why renal failure pationt caughing continuesly?

Why renal failure pationt caughing continuesly?

Hard to say: You have not provided much to go on. If s/he is a renal failure patient you must have access to some healthcare providers and should ask someone with all the history, present findings, etc. This may or may not be related to a complication of his/her condition or treatments. Without the info, nothing specific can be said. ...Read more

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Why sodium decrease and increase in renal failure?

Sodium: The kidney is involved in the maintenance of stable electrolyte levels. In failure the ability to do this is affected and hence the levels can be all over the place high or low. ...Read more

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I have gout with renal failure. What can I expect?

Depends: It depends a lot on the degree of "renal failure" you have. In the most dramatic sense, complete renal failure requires regular dialysis to remove the toxins from the bloodstream that the kidneys normally remove. Other mild cases in which the kidneys are functioning but not at optimal level may need to be followed closely and moniter their medications and fluid intake. ...Read more

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Can you travel overseas with stage 4 renal failure?

Travel: Yes, but you need to make plans starting with talking to your doctor (s) about your plans. There is much on the internet about traveling with renal disease. The most reliable source for information, in my opinion is the national kidney foundation (http://www. Kidney. Org/atoz/content/traveltip. Cfm). ...Read more

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Can dosing vancomycin too fast cause renal failure?

Usually not: It causes flushing and not feeling well. However, if someone allergic to any drug he/she could develop renal failure. ...Read more

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Would renal failure result in hypo- or hyperkalemia? Why?

Would renal failure result in hypo- or hyperkalemia? Why?

Depends: Many factors contribute to serum potassium levels including residual kidney function, diuretic use, potassium intake, GI potassium loss (i.e. diarrhea), and acid/base status. It is possible to see high or low serum potassium levels in patients with renal failure but hyperkalemia (high potassium) is more commonly observed in patients with advanced renal dysfunction. ...Read more

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What can else I do about spineabifida with renal failure?

Catheterization: Check with your urologist and nephrologist to see if self catheterization can prolong renal function in your case. There are varying degrees of renal involvement in spina bifida, you may not need to do this. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of a person in renal failure?

What is the life expectancy of a person in renal failure?

Weeks: Once kidney function falls below 10% of normal, most patients will develop uremia. This includes progressive weakness and confusion progressing to coma and death, unless some form of kidney replacement therapy is instituted. ...Read more

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Which biochemical analysis of blood indicates renal failure?

Which biochemical analysis of blood indicates renal failure?

Kidney failure labs: You would look at the BUN and creatinine (c)levels which would be elevated. C is dependent on the age, sex, race and weight of the patient. You would also expect to see high levels of potassium, phosphorous, and parathyroid hormone in the blood. The carbon dioxide would be low as would be the hemoglobin level. Ask to be sent to a nephrologist for further evaluation and diagnostic studies. ...Read more

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Plz tel why renal failure patients should consume low salts?

Plz tel why renal failure patients should consume low salts?

The kidneys are sick: When you are young and healthy and the kidneys function normally, they can eliminate salt you take in more efficiently. When the kidneys are sick, they lose the ability to get rid of the extra salt, thus body will accumulate excess salt = bad--cause fluid retention, hypertension, heart failure etc. As a result, many things should be restricted in renal failure patient. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does lisinoprol high blood medication give you renal failure?

Does lisinoprol high blood medication give you renal failure?

Llisinopril?: Hello~ NO it does not GIVE you renal failure. We use it in hypertension and in diabetics because it INCREASES pre-renal blood flow and protects AGAINST renal failure. BUT ~ if you HAVE some renal failure, the mechanism of it's action means you have to use it with care and not at all in frank renal failure. The most important issue being its POTASSIUM (K+) sparing qualities. Thanks ...Read more

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Can you tell me how a burns victim could develop renal failure?

Can you tell me how a burns victim could develop renal failure?

Two ways: Severe burns cause a massive fluid loss and, if not replaced, can result in shock and poor blood flow to the kidneys. The other way is for deep or electrical burns to cause massive muscle injury (rhabdomyolysis). This releases products and proteins (myoglobin) into the circulation which are toxic to the kidneys. We try to prevent the kidney injury with large volume of IV fluids. ...Read more

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Can a paitent who is 35 years old with 90% renal failure be treated?

Can a paitent who is 35 years old with 90% renal failure be treated?

Renal failure: Absolutely. First you need to seek the services of a good adult kidney specialist. Then you need to likley have whatever is causing this be managed medically (medicines and dietary changes). If that doesn't work, you will have to undergo dialysis and there are options there. So, please go see a kidney specialist to get started. ...Read more

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What are common predisposing factors for renal failure after surgery?

Shock or hypovolemia: Did not specify is surgery is emergent, or elective. Motor vehicle wrecks can damage a great deal of muscle which leads to rhabdomyoloysis which leads to acute (reversible) renal failure. Likewise, low blood volume (e.g. Blood loss) or shock (from overwhelming infection, or blood loss or the kidneys getting insufficient blood (e.g. Surgeon clamps renal artery accidentally) may all be involved. ...Read more

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If only 35% of your kidney is working does that mean renal failure yet?

If only 35% of your kidney is working does that mean renal failure yet?

No, chronic kdny dis: 35% means a stage 3 CKD = chronic kidney disease. Under 30% is stage 4 where we only prepare patient for dialysis but not do dialysis. Under 10-15% is what we call failure and start dialysis. ...Read more

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If someone has renal failure, how can they be treated for hypernatremia?

Hypernatremia: Reduce salt intake and balance that against increasing water intake. The caveat here is where is the patient in the continuum from end-stage renal disease being managed medically to being on dialysis? Each scenario has different answers to reducing sodium in the blood. Also important to know is what caused the kidney failure in the first place because treatment has to be tailored to the disease. ...Read more

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Why can it be dangerous to administer drugs to patients in renal failure?

Medications in RF: Many medications and/or the byproducts that come from taking a medication have to get out of your body by way of your kidneys. Also, some medications can, at high levels in your blood, damage your kidneys. Virtually every drug given to a renal failure patient needs to first be looked at from the standpoint of the need to alter dosing before being given. This is really important. ...Read more

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What would the life expectancy of someone with end stage renal failure be?

Other factors too!: A lot of other things help explain this. If the person has multiple other medical problems life expectancy could be very short. From my experience most people with end-stage kidney disease have a matter of years on average. Anyone with end-stage disease of any kind should be actively preparing for the end-of-life, creating advanced directives and completing their bucket lists! ...Read more

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Can consuming too much salt cause renal failure. If not what causes renal failure?

Renal failure: Your question cannot be answered in 400 characters. Please go to this link to answer your question:

http://www. Medicinenet. Com/kidney_failure/page2.Htm#what_causes_kidney_failure. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if only 37% of your kidney is working does that mean renal failure?

Could you tell me if only 37% of your kidney is working does that mean renal failure?

37% kidney function: At 37% of kidney function (kf), you did not have kidney failure, you have chronic kidney disease (ckd). Most non-diabetic patients start dialysis when their kf is. ...Read more