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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
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Can not fasting before a blood test show results of acute kidney failure & i'm scheduled for another test that i will fast for amen?

Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
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Can not fasting before a blood test show results of acute kidney failure & i'm scheduled for another test that i will fast for amen?

No: Your kidney failure may be something as simple as the transient effect of a painkiller such as ibuprofen, or something as troublesome as interstitial nephritis due to the medicine you are taking for your mood. Or there may be a lab error. Hoping you get a good outcome. ...Read more

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Failure (Definition)

Kidney failure is a life-threatening medical condition in which the kidneys are no longer able to effectively remove waste from the body, leading to a toxic build up that damages vital organs including ...Read more


Dr. Raj Singh
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
6 years in practice
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How long does it take for somone with microalbumin to progress to kidney failure.

Dr. Raj Singh
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
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How long does it take for somone with microalbumin to progress to kidney failure.

Varies: Presence of Albumin or protein in urine is just one sign of kidney damage. The higher the level of protein in urine the quicker the progression of kidney disease. There are several other factors such as blood pressure control, diabetic control that are important. Generally speaking microalbumin is low level of protein in urine which means the kidney damage is at very early stages. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Park
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Is kidney failure permanent?

Dr. Jay Park
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Is kidney failure permanent?

Not always: Chronic kidney failure is generally irreversible whereas acute renal failure can sometimes be adequately treated and reversed, e.g., hemolytic-uremic syndrome. ...Read more

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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
37 years in practice
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How do you know if you're experiencing kidney failure?

Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
37 years in practice
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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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Dr. Mark Pack
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Dr. James Lin
Board Certified, Urology
46 years in practice
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What is kidney failure and how is it treated?

Dr. James Lin
Board Certified, Urology
46 years in practice
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What is kidney failure and how is it treated?

Kidneys're losing...: A wide range of diseases such as infection, inflammation, stone, blockage, diabetes, hypertension, shock, drugs, etc. May damage the filtering and concentrating ability of kidneys resulting in poor managing fluid, electrolytes, and acidity. Its course may be acute or chronic. Its treatment may highly vary depending on it cause and pace. For detail, talk with experts. Best wish... ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Bennett
Board Certified, Urology
25 years in practice
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What are early symptoms of kidney failure?

Dr. Robert Bennett
Board Certified, Urology
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RENAL FAILURE: There are very few symptoms until the kidney reserve function has been depleted. Tiredness, sometimes excessive voiding, sometimes much less to not voiding at all, thirst, confusion comes in the end. ...Read more

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Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
41 years in practice
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What are some of the symptoms or signs of kidney failure?

Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
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What are some of the symptoms or signs of kidney failure?

Subtle: More often than not they are mild and easy to miss as just having a "flu" and being under the weather. They include: fatigue, poor appetite, increasing need to sleep but not waking up refreshed, nausea in the morning, lack of libido, muscle cramping and ultimately swelling, shortness of breath and low urine output. ...Read more

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
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What are my options to treat kidney failure?

Dr. Tarek Naguib
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
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What are my options to treat kidney failure?

Dialysis/ transplant: Dialysis is in-center i.e. Hemodialysis (blood dialysis) dialysis at home usually peritoneal via abdominal catheter transplant (living-related, cadaveric, or living-unrelated) or a combination of all the above in sequence. ...Read more

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Dr. Anthony Cusano
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
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What does chronic kidney failure really mean?

Dr. Anthony Cusano
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
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What does chronic kidney failure really mean?

Chronic kidneydiseas: Chronic kidney failure is the loss of functioning kidney tissue due to permanent damage to the tiny subunits called nephrons.We have about a million nephrons per kidney, and as we lose nephrons the ones that are left enlarge and work harder until they reach their limit, at which point the kidney can no longer keep up with the body's needs to excrete toxins, balance fluids and minerals and other fx. ...Read more

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Dr. Fred McCurdy
Board Certified, Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
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Does kidney failure happen to only adults?

Dr. Fred McCurdy
Board Certified, Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
40 years in practice
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Does kidney failure happen to only adults?

Any one can: Any person can experience renal failure from a newborn infant to a geriatric person. ...Read more

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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


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