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What is done to treat ESRD?

What is done to treat ESRD?

Renal replacement: End Stage Renal Disease means that your kidneys are functioning only minimally, and if no treatment occurs, a person will die. Fortunately, there are three major treatments: 1) Kidney transplant from a living or cadaver donor, 2) Hemodialysis (the kidney machine), and 3) Peritoneal Dialysis. Both types of dialysis can be done at home! You may want to read "Help! I Need Dialysis!" LGromkoMD ...Read more

Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Failure (Definition)

The kidneys do several tasks. Dialysis is necessary when one or more of the following occur, that can't be remedied or palliated with medications: 1. Insufficient clearance of daily toxins in food and metabolic waste 2. Insufficient clearance of excess water 3. Dangerous electrolyte imbalance, ...Read more


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How can I treat persistant asymptomatic ht myself? (200/100 for the past fortnight) without having to go to doc/hospital? High risk-iddm, mi, ht, esrd+pd

How can I treat persistant asymptomatic ht myself? (200/100 for the past fortnight) without having to go to doc/hospital? High risk-iddm, mi, ht, esrd+pd

Significant HT: You should not attempt to treat such significant hypertension on your own. See a medical doctor to prevent heart damage and prevent further heart attacks. Take care of your diabetes carefully. Call your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Persistent asymptomatic (severe) hypertension (>200/100) past fortnight, when to treat? How important is treatment? High risk ptnt-iddm, mi, ht, esrd+pd

Immediate treatment: BP is extremely high-- increased risk for stroke, heart failure. Discuss with nephrologist about BP meds as soon as possible. If you develop chest pain, shortness of breath, weakness of arms or legs, or slurred speech, go to ER ...Read more

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How can a patient with esrd be treated for low blood pressure without intravenous therapy in a prehospital setting?

How can a patient with esrd be treated for low blood pressure without intravenous therapy in a prehospital setting?

Depends: There are several reasons for low BP in esrd, including dehydration, carnitine deficiency, heart failure (with or without cardiogenic shock), adrenal insufficiency, and autonomic instability. Some of those can be treated with oral therapies such as midodrine, mineralococorticoids, and carnitine for example. ...Read more

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Tell me about esrd?

Tell me about esrd?

End stage renal : End stage renal disease, term used for patients with kidney disease needing dialysis on a long term basis. ...Read more

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Can esrd be reversed?

Can esrd be reversed?

ESRD: Yes, transplantation fixes esrd. Otherwise, there are no cures for end stage renal disease. In rare cases, acute kidney injury can last for prolonged period of time, requiring dialysis and this can sometimes improve/ recover. However actual esrd does not improve. ...Read more

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What are the tests for esrd?

See below: Esrd short of end stage renal disease, is detected by measuring serum creatinine levels which reflect the kidneys ability to get rid of waste from the body, the higher the level , the worse the function.Gfr can be calculated from creatinine level.Normal is 90 ml/min and if less than 10 ml/min generally requires dialysis and is called esrd. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of esrd?

What are the symptoms of esrd?

See below: Esrd is short for end stage kidney disease. Loss of renal function leads to accumulation of waste from the body, called uremia. Early uremic symptoms are not specific only to uremia, and include loss of apetite, anorexia and nausea, vomiting.If the symptoms occur when the measured kidney function called GFR is less than 10 ml/min the symptoms are attributed to uremia. ...Read more

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When does a person get esrd? Does end-stage mean he'll never recover from it?

When does a person get esrd? Does end-stage mean he'll never recover from it?

When kidneys fail...: Esrd is a term that is indicative of kidney failure that is severe enough to require either dialysis or transplant to prevent death. It has its roots in the medicare benefit available to all since the 1970s. It is a bad clinical term since you as a person are not end stage but your kidneys are. By definition it is not recoverable. ...Read more

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What are the main priorities of care for a patient with esrd?

What are the main priorities of care for a patient with esrd?

Improved health: The team that cares for a dialysis patient focuses on decreasing complications and improving health. We address dietary issues, BP control, anemia management, bone health, removal of renal failure toxins, general health care issues, avoiding hospitalization, increasing renal replacement therapy options, and attempting to qualify as many patients as appropriate and willing for kidney transplant. ...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