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What are some of the symptoms of chronic renal failure?

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. 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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Doctors, what are the symptoms of chronic renal failure?

Doctors, what are the symptoms of chronic renal failure?

Renal failure: If you are taking about end stage renal disease i.e. In patients needing to start dialysis, some symptoms are nausea, vomiting, lethargy, anorexia, bleeding from gums, itching, reversal of day-night sleeping patterns, among others. Those patients should see a nephrologist to see if they have to start some type of dialysis. Patients with mild renal disease may have no symptoms and have abnormal labs. ...Read more

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I have slight increase in atypical lymphocytes in blood test. I don't have any symptoms. Is there any chance it could indicate chronic renal failure?

I have slight increase in atypical lymphocytes in blood test. I don't have any symptoms. Is there any chance it could indicate chronic renal failure?

See hematologist: I do not think it indicates renal failure. But atypical lymphocytes in the peripheral blood may not be normal. I would advise seeing a hematologist for diagnosis and advice. ...Read more

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What is chronic renal failure?

Lab testing: A creatinine clearance number of less the 10 generally determines renal failure. This number is calculated by your age, weight and sex. Not all people with ckd need dialysis right away. This is determined by symptoms associated with renal failuire like high potassium, volume overload(edema and difficulty breathing), itching, poor appetite, other "uremic" symptoms. ...Read more

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What diet is recommended with chronic renal failure?

What diet is recommended with chronic renal failure?

Renal diet: Typical dietary advice would include low sodium, low phosphate and high protein if on dialysis. Pre dialysis advice may ask for low protein to extend pre dialysis renal function. Every patient has differing needs. The diet should be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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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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What to do about paranchymal changes in chronic renal failure?

What to do about paranchymal changes in chronic renal failure?

Options: Currently no therapy can reduce "parenchymal" or tissue changes to patients with kidney disease What damage has occurred its permanent. What you can do is to try to prevent disease from progressing quickly by watching blood pressure diet, and taking disease sparing medications: often blood pressure medications (ace-inhibitors, ARBS, or aldosterone antagonists). See a nephrologist first. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the proper chronic renal failure diet?

Could you tell me what is the proper chronic renal failure diet?

Renal failure diet: Rather than try to compress my answer, go to this website: http://www.kidneyfund.org/kidney-health/kidney-failure/kidney-friendly-diet.html. It is full of great ideas on a proper diet for renal failure patients. ...Read more

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I have chronic renal failure. What type of foods are good for me?

I have chronic renal failure. What type of foods are good for me?

Low sodium important: Low sodium, moderate protein restriction, avoid cola like drinks. I advanced chronic kidney disease may need to avoid foods high in phosphorus and potassium. Always check with a nephrologist. ...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

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