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End Stage Chronic Kidney Disease In Elderly
No: Absolutely not. In fact, if you do not have a real diagnosis, such as kidney damage from high blood pressure or diabetes, or glomerulonephritis or interstitial nephritis, be skeptical about the whole thing. At your age, creatinine levels can be up for a variety of reasons. When I was bodybuilding, mine ran 1.6-1.8 with perfectly good kidneys. ...Read more
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
Time before dialysis: It is very difficult to answer your question. That is because all kidney disease is different. If one has polycystic kidney disease, that acts differently from diabetic kidney disease. The time for end stage renal disease is also dependent on the age of the patient. Have the person ask a nephrologist for a more detailed and meaningful answer to your question. ...Read more
Diet modification: Ckd stage v is very advanced form of kidney disease and many dietary restrictions along with medications are needed to delay need for dialysis. Limit diets high in potassium, phosphorus, limit excessive fluid intake and see nephrologist at least every month. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is Creatinine: Chronic renal disease is separated into stages, but these are determined by the level of creatinine clearance, and BUN levels. So, if you have worse kidney function, these levels will begin to rise. If you have stage 3 disease, it is usually worse than 2, but not as bad as 4. People with stage 4 disease may be eligible for transplantation. ...Read more
No: It could be dangerous. If you have issues with excess potassium you may be placing yourself in harms way by juicing since many fruits and vegetables are already high in potassium. You should concentrate on a low sodium diet. About obesity and tobacco. Keep blood pressure under control. Exercise on a regular basis. Limit phosphorus intake. Following up regularly with your nephrologist. ...Read more
Why do doctors consider a GFR over 60 normal when 60 is considered stage 2 chronic kidney disease? Seems like a fine line!
It's mild: Gfr over 60 is a mild loss of kidney function. Blood tests may be mildly elevated, or still normal in an older person. No symptoms or complications expected until later stages. Can do very well with prevention of more kidney damage by controlling hypertension, diabetes, avoiding kidney toxins, etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I just found out my father has stage 4 chronic kidney disease. Can you please tell me what that means and how I can help my father?
Renal failure: Stage 4 kidney disease means that there is not enough kidney function for normal health and patient needs dialysis or kidney transplant. See the site below for details. Your father will appreciate your support. http://www.kidney.org/patients/peers/stage4.cfm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do doctors consider a GFR over 60 normal, when 60 is considered stage 2 chronic kidney disease (ckd)? Seems like a fine like!
It is a fine line.: Gfr does gradually decrease due to aging. If you are 39 years old, then your GFR should be closer to 90+. So there would be a problem that requires a kidney specialist (nephrologist) to work up. A glomerular filtration rate of 60 is considered stage 2 (out of 5) chronic kidney disease (ckd). If you have hypertension, your blood pressure must be controlled tightly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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