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How Long Do You Have To Do Dialysis With Acute Kidney Failure
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to answer: A lot would depend if any residual kidney function exists, and the disease acuity. Dialysis is only one of the options available for kidney failure; but lately, a huge emphasis is being put on non-dialytic management of kidney failure. This is called maximal conservative care. Hence, you could still treat some complications of kidney failure medically, and possibly improve mortality. ...Read more
Depends: 1) what will happen: depends on the cause of kidney failure. Something like dehydration related kidney failure almost always recovers. Inflammatory processes of kidneys (glomerulonephritis) might not. 2) how long are you hospitalized: again depends on the cause of kidney failure. ...Read more
With good care, long: With the proper management of blood pressure, kidney diet( low protein, phosphor, potassium) , keeping urine protein low progress of the kidney failure slow downs. At the time of need dialysis replaces kidney function and it can be followed by transplant so the life will go on. ...Read more
Kidney transplant: To prolong a kidney transplant, you need to take your immunosupressive agentss consistently and to need to be followed regularly by your team of transplant physicians. They can detect the problem of rejection early on and take steps to prevent it from destroying your transplanted kidney. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should be able to: urinate it out within 2-3 days. If the pain lasts longer, you should worry about retained stones or obstructed stones. These need to be evacuated or lithotripsied by kidney specialists with ultrasound or other devices. ...Read more
... unclear...: Hi! YWright, I assumed you have had stents place in both ureters to prevent or relieve permanent ureteral obstruction. If so, the odd to end-stage kidney disease leading to dialysis can be deferred for years, decades, even indefinitely depending on other underlying causes for kidney damage as along as these stents are properly followed and replaced. More? Ask your doctors. ...Read more
Many factors: There is no easy answer to this question but it depend on the lavel of kidney failure, the rate of decline of the kidneys, age of patient, and presence of other medical conditions. That being said, many patients with advanced kidney failure (stage 5 ckd) will not be able to live longer than one year without renal replacement therapy. ...Read more
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
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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