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Does kidney failure affect your energy levels?

Does kidney failure affect your energy levels?

Yes: Most people with some form of kidney(renal) have diminished energy levels and can, in fact, be quite ill. ...Read more

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Blood Sugar (Definition)

The blood sugar concentration or blood glucose level is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in the blood of a human or animal. The body naturally tightly regulates blood glucose levels as a part of metabolic homeostasis. Glucose is the primary source of energy for the body's cells, and blood lipids (in the form of fats and oils) are primarily ...Read more


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How does dehydration affect renal failure?

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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How does caffine effect cratinine levels in urine?

How does caffine effect cratinine levels in urine?

Can cause: Dehydration and if significant enough over long enough time it could possibly cause it to rise but it is unlikely. ...Read more

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How does metformin affect renal functions?

How does metformin affect renal functions?

It doesn't.: You need relatively normal kidney function to take metformin, but metformin doesn't cause kidney problems. If you take metformin when you have poor kidney function, you may run the risk of lactic acidosis, which can make you very ill. Metformin is very safe, however, for people with normal overall health. ...Read more

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How does dextrose decrease the potassium level in renal failure?

How does dextrose decrease the potassium level in renal failure?

With insulin: When potassium gets high it can be lowered in the blood by shifting it into the cells. Insulin (and some other drugs) do this. Dextrose (glucose) can stimulate production of Insulin for some effect. For very high potassium levels Insulin and dextrose are both given for more vigorous effect. ...Read more

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How does low blood sugar affect the kidneys?

How does low blood sugar affect the kidneys?

Poor blood flow: Low blood sugar(or hypoglycemia) can lead to diminished blood flow to the kidneys impairing their ability to function properly. ...Read more

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How does high blood pressure cause kidney failure?

How does high blood pressure cause kidney failure?

Blood vessel damage: High blood pressure damages the blood vessels, especially small arteries and that damages the special organs in kidneys, glomeruli. Hypertension also damages larger arteries and reduced blood supply to kidneys. ...Read more

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How can kidney failure affect blood sugar ?

How can  kidney failure affect blood sugar ?

Low blood sugar: Kidney failure affects sugar in different ways 1. If you are on meds for diabetes, these meds are cleared slowly by the kidney, so their effect is longer, so you have the risk of low sugars. 2.Advanced kidney failure reduces appetite , so one can have low sugars if they continue the same dose of meds 3.You can also develop resistance to meds , which requires to adjust the dose. ...Read more

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How can diabetes two effect kidneys?

How can diabetes two effect kidneys?

High sugars: Can damage most tissues in the body mechanisms understood- high sugars cause inflammation/dysfunction of lining of blood vessels and organs themselves affect kidneys, nerves, heart, eyes etc etc. ...Read more

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Why does the serum potassium level increase with diabetes ketoacidosis?

Why does the serum potassium level increase with diabetes ketoacidosis?

High potassium: Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) increases potassium (K) levels due to the acidosis (A) seen in DKA. A causes K to leave the cells and go into the blood. As DKA is treated, the A resolves, increasing the pH of the blood, so K goes back into the cells lowering the blood K level. ...Read more

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How does getting dextrose decrease the potassium level in renal failure?

How does getting dextrose decrease the potassium level in renal failure?

Potassium level: Usually Insulin is given to lower potassium level because it acts quickly. The dextrose is given so that blood sugar does not drop from the insulin. ...Read more

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How does sulfamethoxazole (smx-smz-tmp) affect blood sugar levels?

How does sulfamethoxazole (smx-smz-tmp) affect blood sugar levels?

No, but...: No, but the infection you're taking it for can elevate your blood sugar if you have diabetes. The antibiotic will help bring your sugar back to where it was, if it treats the infection correctly. ...Read more

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How can myocardial infarction affect serum potassium and sodium levels?

How can myocardial infarction affect serum potassium and sodium levels?

Should not: Unlikely that a heart attack will affect sodium or potassium measurably, but medications will, particularly diuretics and in the case of sodium: too much fluid intake can drop the level. ...Read more

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How do potassium levels affect cardiac output?

How do potassium levels affect cardiac output?

Not directly: Cardiac output is the amount of blood flow generated by the heart over a given time frame. Potassium is a critical electrolyte for body health and cardiac function, especially its rhythm. Although high or low potassium levels can create major, potentially fatal, irregularities in the heart rhythm, those levels do not directly affect the cardiac output per se. ...Read more

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How do blood levels affect cardiac output?

How do blood levels affect cardiac output?

Levels = volumes?: Blood levels meaning blood volumes? Cardiac output is the volume of blood being pumped by the heart per minute. It is calculated by stroke volume x heart rate. Stroke volumeĀ is the volume of blood pumped from one ventricle of the heart with each beat. ...Read more

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How does high blood sugar effect the brain?

How does high blood sugar effect the brain?

Impairs Nervous Sys: Chronically high blood sugar (diabetes mellitus) impairs the central and peripheral nervous system both directly and indirectly. The brain's only source of energy is glucose and chronically high readings (above 270 mg/dl) is associated with mild cognitive dysfunction. Indirect effects include acceleration of atherosclerosis increasing the risk for stroke and kidney failure. This is but a few ex. ...Read more

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How does hydrocortisone affect insulin and blood sugar levels?

How does hydrocortisone affect insulin and blood sugar levels?

Depends: Hi. Cortisol (hydrocortisone) in excess (either endogenous = Cushing's syndrome, or exogenous as prednisone) antagonized insulin's effects and can raise blood sugar. When everything's working normally (normal cortisol, or normal replacement in adrenal insufficiency) does not antagonize insulin and sugar in a pathophysiologic way. So really, it comes down to is the glucocorticoid in excess. ...Read more

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How can chronic pain effect glucose levels?

How can  chronic pain effect glucose levels?

Yes, but: Good question. The answer is yes, but only to a degree. Unless you are a brittle diabetic, it should not raise sugar to a significant degree. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

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


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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