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How long can you live with liver and kidney failure?

How long can you live with liver and kidney failure?

Depends: There has been a large amount of literature that has come out regaarding the elderly with advanced kidney disease and delaying dialysis. People actually do bette rwithout dialysis if they have no symptoms related to kidney failure (volume overload, uremia, etc). Some patients can live years without significant symproms or compromise, while others may need dialysis earlier. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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How long can you live with liver failure and kidney failure and heart failure?

How long can you live with liver failure and kidney failure and heart failure?

Multiorgan failure: The more organs one has failing the worse condition the body is experiencing. With three major and crucial systems failing one can not expect long survival. ...Read more

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How long can a person live with liver and kidney failure?

How long can a person live with liver and kidney failure?

Depends.: Depends on the severity and reversibility of these. This is a dangerous combination of organs to be failing and should be followed closely by doctors. ...Read more

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What are the chances of survival If someone has hepatitis C, meningitis, liver and kidney failure?

What are the chances of survival If someone has hepatitis C, meningitis, liver and kidney failure?

Difficult to answer: Is there liver cirrhosis? What type of meningitis? did it spread to the blood? How bad is the kidney failure? ...Read more

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For what length of time can a person live with liver and kidney failure and they are really bright yellow?

Failure of organs: The person you are describing is clearly very, very sick. He appears to have jaundice due to his bilirubin being elevated with is seen in liver disease caused by many different etiologies. If he has kidney failure, this may be due acute kidney failure caused by hypotension or a less common fatal condition called hepato-renal syndrome. Ask the patient's doctors for more information. ...Read more

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Why does liver and kidney failure lead to eyes turning yellow and skin jaundiced?

Why does liver and kidney failure lead to eyes turning yellow and skin jaundiced?

Bilirubin: Bilirubin will accumulate because the liver cannot metabolize it and the kidneys cannot excrete the bilirubin, hence the yellow jaundice. ...Read more

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What does it mean if a patient with congestive heart failure has cyanosis coupled with liver and kidney failure?

What does it mean if a patient with congestive heart failure has cyanosis coupled with liver and kidney failure?

Treat it fast: This organs all are affecting each other. Congestive heart failure affects liver and both cause kidney problem. It's possible to control heart, liver and kidney failure by specific measures and medications in most of the cases. ...Read more

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I have polycystic liver and kidney disease. Im51 an have bruses on my arms, thighs, an abdomen. Why?

I have polycystic liver and kidney disease. Im51 an have bruses on my arms, thighs, an abdomen. Why?

Doctor will do tests: Bruises mean blood leaked out of vessels in the skin. The liver makes important blood-clotting factors, so liver disease can increase bleeding & bruising. Healthy kidneys are important in vitamin d and calcium metabolism, so kidneys play a role in blood clotting. A doctor must evaluate & do tests, because other serious problems cause bruising, such as low platelets, leukemias, drug effects, etc... ...Read more

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I'm diebetic been a big drinker but I stop I have liver failure don't no the stage if I get kidney failure how long before I no & what happens then?

I'm diebetic been a big drinker but I stop I have liver failure don't no the stage if I get kidney failure how long before I no & what happens then?

It is now known: That diabetics excrete enormous amounts of vitamin b1 in their urine. A derivative of thiamin (b1) is called benfotiamine and it has been reported that it prevents the complications of diabetes. You need large doses and you should ask your doc. If he is unaware of this important research it can be looked up on line. ...Read more

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If someone has ascitites, kidney failure, end stage liver failure, how long would their life span be?

Short: This unfortunate collection of organ failures is called hepatorenal syndrome, it is rarely curable and associated with a short life span. Dialysis and liver transplant may be needed. ...Read more

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Magnesium creatine chelate how dangerous is it on liver and kidney on the long run? I'm taking 1000mg of it everyday before work out. Started 2days ago

Magnesium creatine chelate how dangerous is it on liver and kidney on the long run? I'm taking 1000mg of it everyday before work out. Started 2days ago

Unsure: Most of the few available safety studies of creatine have been done on rat models, with very few good placebo-controlled human studies available. Having said that, I'm not aware of any definite liver or kidney safety concerns. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long can a person live with a diseases liver and kidney?

How long can a person live with a diseases liver and kidney?

Survival depends: Survival from any disease is difficult to predict. Important factors include the disease, patient age, baseline health status, and quality of medical care. Some patients can live for many years with liver and kidney disease. However, chronic liver disease (cirrhosis) is terminal and will lead to death. Use internet to calculate meld score - the closer you get to score 40, the higher risk of death. ...Read more

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Hi. If I have astained from alcohol for 7 days is that long enough to be outta my system for a cbc, lipid, liver and kidney?

Hi. If I have astained from alcohol for 7 days is that long enough to be outta my system for a cbc, lipid, liver and kidney?

Water soluble: EtOH is water soluble and out of your system in 24 hours. If you are a heavy drinker it can take months for your liver enzymes to normalize. It is long enough to give you a realistic picture of your actual health. ...Read more

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How long do results take for CBC test and liver and kidney and heart function test to come back?

How long do results take for CBC test and liver and kidney and heart function test to come back?

Testing time: Time to do the tests is about an hour. However, when you take into account the time it takes the blood to get to the lab and the paper work associated with it, about 4 hours is a reasonable turn around time. How long it takes your doctor to inform you of the results is variable. ...Read more

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Daughter was hit by SUV at 40 mph had serious blunt force LIVER (and kidney lac., crushed orbital floorEtc...) LACERATION how long to completely heal?

Daughter was hit by SUV at 40 mph had serious blunt force LIVER (and kidney lac., crushed orbital floorEtc...) LACERATION how long to completely heal?

Serious trauma: Serious blunt force trauma can take a long time to heal completely. Assuming that she has no complications during her recovery, it may still take her months to recover, perhaps even longer if she has a brain injury, which you did not comment on. I'd ask her trauma surgeon for more details. A positive? She is only 16, and youth certainly makes healing go faster. Stay the course. She's alive! ...Read more

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With liver disease or live failure or disease with the liver what are the symptoms for kidney failure please

Kidney failure: Symptoms don't appear until very very late. The best way to determine it is to get a blood test. Serum creatinine level is easiest test for kidney function. ...Read more

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What're the chances of liver or kidney failure from naproxen overdose?

What're the chances of liver or kidney failure from naproxen overdose?

Small, but: Very small as long as safety monitoring with cbc, liver and kidney function and urinalysis evalation at 3 month intervals, as long as checked initially at 1 week and 1 month and when any additional medications are added. ...Read more

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Why does liver failure sometimes cause kidney failure?

Why does liver failure sometimes cause kidney failure?

Liver and Kidney: Its a great question and complicated. The syndrome is called hepatorenal syndrome which is often because the amount of blood flow to the kidney is lessened which causes kidney injury- is a simple explanation. It also may be related to the reasons that liver failure ensued: for example hepatitis, drug overdose, toxins etc. Great question! ...Read more

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Is there a relation between liver failure and kidney failure or negative symptoms?

Is there a relation between liver failure and kidney failure or negative symptoms?

They are not usually: Related but if you have loss of blood flow to all your organs I suppose you can get multi organ failure. You need to consult your doctor. These things do not get better without physician care. Sorry.... ...Read more

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I'm diebetic been a big drinker but I stop I have liver failure don't no the stage what are the symptoms if im starting kidney failure is there pain

I'm diebetic been a big drinker but I stop I have liver failure don't no the stage what are the symptoms if im starting kidney failure is there pain

Hard to say: Kidney failure only occurs in the very last stages of very severe liver failure, and most people will have ascites (fluid accumulating in the abdominal cavity) and edema (swollen legs and elsewhere) before that occurs. Improvement of the liver disease, which should happen if you completely stop drinking, should help considerably. There is no pain generally, lab tests are needed to follow it. ...Read more

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I'm diebetic been a big drinker but stop I have liver failure don't no the stage what are the signs if im starting kidney failure is there pain anything?

I'm diebetic been a big drinker but stop I have liver failure don't no the stage what are the signs if im starting kidney failure is there pain anything?

Often None: I'm glad you have stopped drinking. Your liver may experience some recovery. Kidney failure often has no symptoms, but can be detected early by blood tests (bun, creatinine). Your doctor is most likely monitoring these along with your liver. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting liver or kidney failure from naproxen overdose?

What are the chances of getting liver or kidney failure from naproxen overdose?

It depends what dose: An overdose is a relative term. Otc dose is less than half of the prescription dose. However, the dose is guided by other risks also e.g. Causing ulcer or gastritis or blood thinning. The drug could certainly cause renal failure even in mild overdose, but on the other hand some people handle it better than others. Sometimes it is too late when people figure out that they actually don't tolerate it. ...Read more

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I'm diebetic been a big drinker but I stop with liver failure or any liver disease with are the signs or symptoms if im starting kidney failure?

I'm diebetic been a big drinker but I stop with liver failure or any liver disease with are the signs or symptoms if im starting kidney failure?

Get blood: Tests to see. By the time you develop symptoms with kidney disease, it is too late to reverse and you need dialysis. ...Read more

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"im diebetic been a big drinker but I stop I have liver failure don't no the stage what are the symptoms of kidney failure & if there's swelling were?

"im diebetic been a big drinker but I stop I have liver failure don't no the stage what are the symptoms of kidney failure & if there's swelling were?

Don't give up, man!!: The questions I hear you asking is, "can I perhaps survive this after all? " you're read, correctly, that when liver failure becomes so severe that it causes the lungs or kidneys to fail, recovery is unlikely. If you are writing this from your home, and fairly comfortable, your kidneys have not failed. A sober, compliant diabetic's liver can heal and work well for him for decades. Be strong, man. ...Read more

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""im diebetic been a big drinker but I stop I have liver failure don't no the stage what are the symptoms of kidney failure & if there's swelling were? "

""im diebetic been a big drinker but I stop I have liver failure don't no the stage what are the symptoms of kidney failure & if there's swelling were? "

It is easy to find o: Kidney failure may or may not cause swelling. But it is easy to check your kidney function with a simple blood test. It is called blood creatininnie level...Normally it is, 1.5mg. If it is 2 mg or over, that means the kidneys are no longer functioning normally. ...Read more

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How does death from a fatal dose of aspirin work? Would you die from liver or kidney failure?

How does death from a fatal dose of aspirin work? Would you die from liver or kidney failure?

Respiratory failure: Too much Aspirin interferes with the last part of your aerobic metabolism of energy, cytochrome c. It uncouples this area and one has to resort to anaerobic metabolism. Severe metabolic acidosis will ensue, the respiratory system will try to compensate but will fail and combined acidosis ensues and lack of energy just will not sustain life. ...Read more

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My brother suffered liver failure (shutdown), kidney failure and is in a coma. He is diabetic too. What can be done to help him?

Wow, I'm sorry: Hi. Is he at UIHC? I hope so. Diabetes can cause kidney failure. Liver failure can cause kidney failure, but neither diabetes nor kidney failure per se cause liver failure. Do you know the cause of the liver failure? He is obviously very sick. Hope for the best, but be prepared for the worst. I'm so sorry. Best to him, you, and your family. ...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


Dr. Tarek Naguib
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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