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How To Treat Kidney Failure Quickly
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
Depends upon: Size & composition of stones. Stones smaller than 5mm usually pass on their own & treated with high fluid intake & possibly flomax (tamsulosin). May require ureteroscopic break up & extraction if stuck & causing obstruction. Shockwave lithotripsy for stones uup to 15 mm in diameter. Percutaneous lithotripsy if larger than 15 mm or staghorn stone. May require medication if 2 much calcium or uric acid in urine. ...Read more
Kidney stone.: Kidney stones up to 5mm in size will predictably pass on their own. Just drink plenty of water so you produce a lot of urine, dilate those ureters and allow the stone to pass. It may hurt while it's on its way out, but it'll pass. Bigger stones will likely get stuck and will cause tremendous pain and will have to be removed by lithotripsy or cystoscopy. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Fluids, pain relief: Kidney stones classically cause sudden severe lower back pain, which radiates to the groin, may be associated with nausea. Commonly blood in the urine. May be precipitated by dehydration, so drink plenty. Pain may be eased with NSAID medication such as Diclofenac, or Ibuprofen. If persisting pain, fever, or known impairment of kidney function recommend Dr review same day! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Kidney failure: The term hypertensive nephrosclerosis has traditionally been used to describe a clinical syndrome characterized by long-term essential hypertension, left ventricular hypertrophy, minimal proteinuria, and progressive renal insufficiency. All of these are signs of poorly treated hypertension. If BP is not well controlled, end stage organ damage, heart, kidney and brain damage will occur. ...Read more
Dialysis: The process of dialysis is to take blood out of a patient who has kidney failure and send that blood through a dialysis machine. Inside the machine, blood is filtered, somewhat like a normal kidney but much less effiiciently taking out waster and water that has accumulated in the blood. The processed blood is then returned to the patient. Typically, dialysis takes place for 4 hrs 3 days/wk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not often: Assuming you mean a stent in the renal artery and not a ureteral stent...The failure rate is very low and should be clinically obvious. For a ureteral stent it is a simple matter to replace or reposition. ...Read more
Every person unique: I urge you to contact your cardiologist. They are the only doctors in a position to evaluate you child and determine how quickly the condition is changing, if at all. ...Read more
Kidney stones: Most of the stones can pass out spontaneously but 1 in 5 stones don't. Management of kidney stones depends on the number of stones, kind of stone, she of stone and location of stone. Urologist would be the best person to guide about the management . http://patient.info/doctor/urinary-tract-stones-urolithiasis ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
None required: Horseshoe kidney is usually two normal kidneys joined together in midline. Junction or isthmus can be anything from thick kidney tissue to a fibrous band. In past drs thought isthmus had 2b divided, this is almost always unnecessary ; then only with strong evidence that it is causing pain. Sometimes associated with ureteral obstruction ; hydronephrosis which can be corrected by a good urologist. ...Read more
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