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How do you get a renal infarction?

How do you get a renal infarction?

Throbisis: Usually something that trigger a renal artery thrombisis cutting off the blood supply to that kidney trauma with injury to a kidney can cause as well. ...Read more

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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 do you test for renal failure?

How do you test for renal failure?

Blood chemistry: High level of BUN and creatinine with low level of bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) strongly suggest poor renal function. ...Read more

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How to know if I have kidney failure?

How to know if I have kidney failure?

See a doctor: Hi LuYork1. "Kidney failure" can represent 1 of 2 conditions. Either immediate damage (acute kidney injury) or long term damage (chronic kidney disease). Both conditions may have associated symptoms, but often times patients do no experience symptoms at all. The only way to diagnose and manage suspected kidney diseases are with blood and urine tests, with the guidance of a physician. ...Read more

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How do you get kidney infections?

How do you get kidney infections?

Starts bladder: Starts bladder in some infection progresses to kidney. Some because of anatomical event causing urine to reflux to kidney. ...Read more

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How do you get kidney stones?

How do you get kidney stones?

Dehydration, stasis+: Not drinking enough results in concentrated urine + concentrated calcium salts which prexcipitate from urine, form nucleus for further calcium salt to come out of solution, attach & stone enlrges. Urinary stasis with hydronephrosis promotes precipitation & stone formation. Too much calcium in urine (hypercalcuria) major cause. Xs urinary uric acid or oxalate & low citrate all promote stones. ...Read more

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How do you know if you're experiencing kidney failure?

How do you know if you're experiencing kidney failure?

See below: A very low urine volume less than 400 ml/day , but generally speaking a blood test with an elevated creatinine level and a low calculated gfr, informs you that the kidney is not capable of getting rid of all the waste and you may still pass urine, however the kidneyis not all eliminating the waste . This is called uremia. ...Read more

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If you have acute kidney failure do you need dialysis?

If you have acute kidney failure do you need dialysis?

Not necessarily: It depends on the cause and the degree of injury. A toxic drug that is ingested or an infection may injure the kidneys, but after it is removed or metabolized away the kidneys may recover. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have acute liver failure?

How to tell if I have acute liver failure?

See a doctor: "acute" liver failure can be very serious and due to a number of causes, with the most common cause in the U.S. Due to overdose of tylenol (acetaminophen). I would seek medical attention immediately if you overdosed on tylenol (acetaminophen). If you notice any jaundice (or yellow eyes) confusion and easy bruising, that is concerning. See a liver specialist or your pcp so simple blood tests can be checked. ...Read more

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How do you get cardiomyopathy?

How do you get cardiomyopathy?

Cardiomyopathy: Many causes of cardiomyopathy. Among them are inherited, viruses, toxins like alcohol, radiation, aids, other infectious agents, autoimmune, sarcoidosis, catecholamines, chronic tachycardia and more. ...Read more

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How much kidney failure do you have had in order to have go on dialysis?

Starting dialysis : The need for dialysis is not easily quantified by how much kidney failure you have, other than none. That is because of the multiple kinds of damage a kidney can have, and also on other illnesses you may have, like heart disease, the kind of diet you eat, and even your goal for dialysis (buying time or getting back to work). In general though, kidney function below about 5 ml per minute is a limit. ...Read more

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How do you get a kidney stone?

How do you get a kidney stone?

Here are some ...: The fundamental underlying reason for kidney stone formation is kidney's inborn functional defects in handling the excretion of acidity, salt, and stone inhibiting factors. So, all the ideas for stone prevention is still gear up the effort to make urine so diluted below the threshold of forming stone crystals by maintaining daily urine output > 2500 cc and decreasing oral consumption of salt, ... ...Read more

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What does alcohol do to the kidney I have kidney failure

What does alcohol do to the kidney I have kidney failure

Alcohol in ESRD: You should check with the dietician and your nephrologist at your dialysis center before you have any alcohol (a). If you have a, check the potassium, sodium and phosphorus levels found in the beverage you are consuming. You also need to include the liquid content of the beverage you are ingesting into your daily allowable fluid intake. A is metabolized in the liver and make sure it is healthy. ...Read more

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How to know if I have stage 5 kidney failure?

How to know if I have stage 5 kidney failure?

Blood test.: The stage of chronic kidney disease is based on the results of a blood test. Your doctor can help answer your question and refer you to a nephrologist if indicated. Best of luck. ...Read more

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How do you tell if your kidney is starting to fail?

How do you tell if your kidney is starting to fail?

See below: The doctor can order a serum creatinine, and calculate the GFR [glomerular filtration rate] if the rate is lower than normal then your kidneys correspondingly are not clearing the blood of all waste generated. ...Read more

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Please help, how much redbull would you have to drink to get kidney failure?

Please help, how much redbull would you have to drink to get kidney failure?

Well I don't know: But i would say not to drink more than one or two a day i would ask your nephrologist about this if you had one. I assume the taurine and caffeine is probably a little hard on your kidneys but I am not aware of red bull induced renal failure but I am just a radiologist. ...Read more

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How do you catch kidney disease?

How do you catch kidney disease?

Generic term: Kidney disease is a very generic term. Many things can cause it. Commonly, it is diabetes and high blood pressure. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have kidney disease?

How do you know if you have kidney disease?

Blood tesy: The most common, albeit not most accurate, measure is creatinine level in the blood. This can be used as a close estimate of overall kidney function at a reasonable cost and patient tolerability. ...Read more

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How do I get a kidney transplant?

How do I get a kidney transplant?

Need a Tx Center: You need to be evaluated by the transplant team at an approved transplant center. They will go over the process and describe what is required to be wait listed for a kidney. One early suggestion, avoid any blood transfusions until you are evaluated. If you become sensitized from an elective blood transfusion, you may wait years or never receive a kidney. ...Read more

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What reason make kidney failure need to do chemotherapy???

What reason make kidney failure need to do chemotherapy???

Need more info: What drugs are involved? Some "chemotherapy" drugs are used for immune-suppression to treat auto-immune disorders. Autoimmune disorders can cause kidney failure. ...Read more

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Why would a patient in renal failure get decreased cardiac function?

Other way around: Usually it is the decreased cardiac function that leads to kidney failure due to lack of blood flow. However, the two illnesses in general share many contributing factors like high blood pressure and diabetes. ...Read more

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Why would a patient in renal failure get decreased cardiac output?

Why would a patient in renal failure get decreased cardiac output?

Complex: Even though the mechanisms are complex, one way to understand is that if you lose the ability to filter your blood and eliminate extra fluid from your body (one of the kidney's main functions) your heart will be burdened with pumping a lot more blood than it was intended to do and will therefore fatigue and not pump as well (same as any other muscle would if forced to work "overtime"). ...Read more

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Can a person survive prerenal acute renal failure due to severe dehydration without medical help? If so, what are the consequences of not gettin help?

Can a person survive prerenal acute renal failure due to severe dehydration without medical help? If so, what are the consequences of not gettin help?

Not advised: Yes, but just because something can be done means that it should be down. A prolonged prerenal state can lead to severe tubular necrosis which is not quickly or always 100% reversible. Prolonged renal failure (prerenal or otherwise) if severe enough puts the individual at risk of death from chemical abnormalities and uremia. Short term risk death, if survives long term risk incomplete recovery. ...Read more

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When someone has end stage renal failure, how long can they typically be expected to live if they do not get dialysis or transplant? 92 y/o with chf.

Hard to do: CHF and impaired renal function are difficult to deal with, because improving one makes the other worse. It is a fine line between reducing fluid to help the heart failure, but keeping enough to keep the kidney function from getting worse. Dialysis may be the best answer. See his nephrologist for an answer. ...Read more

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Pre-renal acute renal failure may occur without systemic hypotension in patients taking nsaid or acei , why ? I just do not get it ?

Pre-renal acute renal failure may occur without systemic hypotension in patients taking nsaid or acei  , why ? I just do not get it ?

Effect blood flow: Nsaids interfere with prostaglandin production in the kidney , some of which may cause blood vessels to dilate. Blocking the prostaglandin production causes the vessels to constrict and decreases blood flow to the kidney. Acei inhibit angiotensin ii production this allows the efferent arteriole to dilate, lowering the hydrostatic pressure in the glomerulous and decreasing kidney function. ...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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End stage renal failure, what to do?

End stage renal failure, what to do?

ESRD options: Patients with esrd have 4 options. One is hemodialysis (h), either at a dialysis center, doing regular or nocturnal h, or doing h at home. The second is, peritoneal dialysis. Esrd patients can receive a transplant for either a living related or a cadaveric donor. The 4th option is one that very few patients consider, and that is not starting dialysis at all leading to a fatal outcome. ...Read more

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What are the causes of renal failure?

Multiple causes: I concur with dr. Griffiths' answer in general. However, one of very common and important cause should be added, namely poorly controlled diabetes. Among the kidney diseases, minimal change lesion is very unlikely to lead to renal failure. ...Read more

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What is the management of renal failure?

What is the management of renal failure?

Dialysis: Early on it can be managed with dietary changes. Later on dialysis is needed to remove the impurities from the blood. The kidney transplant is the permanent treatment. ...Read more

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How long can you live with renal failure?

How long can you live with renal failure?

Weeks to many years: Complex question. Relates to what is causing it, at what stage it is diagnosed, the quality and consistency of care one receives (as with any chronic illness), the quality of the renal program if one needs dialysis, or renal transplant, whether complications from all the medications needed occur, whether transplant is rejected, whether donor kidney available when needed etc etc etc. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can renal failure be cured entirely?

Renal failure treatm: Renal failure is irreversible,can be controlled unlikely to be cured,options would be renal dialysis,in end stage failure transplant,,requiring anti rejection meds,even trap landed kidneys can fail ...Read more

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I was wondering what are signs of renal failure?

Renal failure signs: Signs of renal failure (rf) are high potassium, bun, phosphate intact parathyroid hormone and creatinine levels. Others are, a low hemoglobin, blood carbon dioxide, acidosis, and calcium levels. Symptoms of rf are anorexia, nausea, vomiting, easy bleeding, and reversal of day-night sleeping patterns. ...Read more

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What foods can you safely eat with renal failure?

What foods can you safely eat with renal failure?

Diet in CRF: Great question. There are many and I would ask that you go to either http://www.davita.com/kidney-disease/diet-and-nutrition/lifestyle/top-15-healthy-foods-for-people-with-kidney-disease/e/5347 or https://www.kidney.org/nutrition. I would recommend you talk to your doctor about all of this. There are foods that you should avoid and these resources will tell you what they are. ...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?

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