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Mother has kidney failure, CHF & hypertension. Already has a low na+ diet and is on fluid restrictions. What foods are there with no potassium?

Mother has kidney failure, CHF & hypertension. Already has a low na+ diet and is on fluid restrictions. What foods are there with no potassium?

Potassium. : Most foods contain potassium and low potassium foods are allowed in kidney failure. Some foods that are low in potassium are apples, all kinds of berries, pastas, rice, beans cereals. What's more food can be leached to remove potassium this applies primarily to fruits and vegetables. ...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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If someone has end stage renal failure. Wouldn't they have severe swelling all over from fluid accumulation?

If someone has end stage renal failure. Wouldn't they have severe swelling all over from fluid accumulation?

Possibly: It depends if there is still urine output or not. Some people maintain good urine volume even if they are on dialysis and in that case there is an outlet for fluid excess to leave the body. In the absence of urine output only dialysis can remove the extra fluid so a restriction of intake is mandatory. ...Read more

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Year ago flu(?), was delirious w/fever, non-stop vomiting 6days w/out fluids. Increasingly symptomatic, now diagnosed sle. Renal failure causal?

Year ago flu(?), was delirious w/fever, non-stop vomiting 6days w/out fluids. Increasingly symptomatic, now diagnosed sle. Renal failure causal?

Possible : Fever is a common features of sle, seen in >50%, and the pattern of the fever help determine its significance. Sle vasculitis can lead to pancreatitis & peritonitis, so its in the realm of possibilities that your non-stop vomiting x6days was due to this. Lupus presents in anyway it likes and sometime we won't know until a pattern is seen. Regardless, need to address renal failure asap. ...Read more

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Is fluid restriction helpful for pt has pleural effusion?

Is fluid restriction helpful for pt has pleural effusion?

Not much: Need to identify cause and focus treatment on that. Heart failure, kidney failure, protein loss, pulmonary embolism, pneumonia, post surgical, malignancy, etc. ...Read more

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Would fluid restriction be good for pleural effusion?

Would fluid restriction be good for pleural effusion?

No: There are several reasons for a pleural effusion. Treatment is dictated by the cause of the effusion. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm in stage 3 Kidney Disease w/ large renal angiomyolipomas bilaterally. My doc has no fluid restrictions. I drink 3-4 liters H2O daily. Too much?

I'm in stage 3 Kidney Disease w/ large renal angiomyolipomas bilaterally. My doc has no fluid restrictions. I drink 3-4 liters H2O daily. Too much?

Sounds fine: Water isn't a burden on your kidneys. Only late in the course of kidney failure will there be a need to restrict, for the sake of the rest of your body. Hopefully that won't happen. Do look for a cause of your renal insufficiency other than your TS / lipomas. If it's just loss of renal mass from compression, ACE inhibitors might slow progression. Keep learning & glad you asked. ...Read more

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Serious question. Patient has uti. On fluid restriction due to heart problems. Needs dialysis but can't yet. Today eyes yellow. What can be done?

Serious question. Patient has uti. On fluid restriction due to heart problems. Needs dialysis but can't yet. Today eyes yellow. What can be done?

Check liver: This sounds like a very serious problem. The yellow eyes suggests jaundice and liver dysfunction. In the setting of kidney and heart problems, too, i worry about multiple-system organ failure, a bad problem. All these issues relate. The patient needs volume status addressed, antibiotics and likely evaluation of organ function, quickly and closely. So sorry and good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Errol Ozdalga
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Fluid Restriction (Definition)

With some types of heart disease or lung disease (such as bronchopulmonary dysplasia), restricting the amount of fluids a child gets can be an ...Read more