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I am 52 years old and have kidney failure. How should I live?

I am 52 years old and have kidney failure. How should I live?

With some care: Depending on how severe it is your restrictions can vary from just taking medications and limiting protein on your diet to being on a fluid restriction and having to go to dialysis several times a week. In any case being disciplined and attentive to your treatment plan and working with your renal team greately increased the quality of your life. ...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


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How to live with kidney failure .when all my frnds are moving ahead in life ,I'm stuck with this? I'm 24 years old ..how to be +ve physically& mentaly

How to live with kidney failure .when all my frnds are moving ahead in life ,I'm stuck with this? I'm 24 years old ..how to be +ve physically& mentaly

Kidney failure: If you have kidney failure, you will reach a point when you will need kidney replacement therapy (peritoneal dialysis or hemodialysis). But you can also consider kidney transplant. Yes, you have to adapt to this changes, and certainly will be different than a person with no kidney failure, but you will be able to have a positive and almost normal life, especially if you get a transplant. ...Read more

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I have chronic kidney disease im 22 years old but i feel someone made me to have kidney failure is this possible ? can any one make others kidney fail

I have chronic kidney disease im 22 years old but i feel someone made me to have kidney failure is this possible ? can any one make others kidney fail

Not likely: One cannot make another person's kidneys fail by which-craft. It is possible to give someone chemicals that would damage the kidneys, however, I doubt that was what happened. There are many causes of kidney failure but it would take examination, history, urine and other tests to determine the cause. I hope that you are under the care of a doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of kidney failure? My father seems to have pain in his lower left abdomen. Im not sure of other symptoms. He's 56 years old.

What are symptoms of kidney failure? My father seems to have pain in his lower left abdomen. Im not sure of other symptoms. He's 56 years old.

Get a blood test: I would think that the best thing to do would be a simple blood test. Signs and symptoms can vary and a blood test is simple, so get the answer instead of guessing. Pain in left lower abdomen not really typical for kidney failure however. ...Read more

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I had an X-ray of the spine and it indicated vascular calcification.I am also in stage 2 of chronic kidney failure. What does this mean for me and should I be concerned? I am 66 years old.

Vessel calcification: If you have calcification (c) of your arteries, you should see a physician to be tested for more advanced chronic kidney disease as well as being evaluated for diabetes and high cholesterol levels. Depending on the results of your examination, more tests may need to diagnose if you have peripheral arterial disease (pad). If you have pad, you may have disease the arteries in your heart and brain. ...Read more

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I'm 37 years old have spina bifida occulta which has never really caused much grief except for kidney failure now have numbpatch on leg, tethered cord?

I'm 37 years old have spina bifida occulta which has never really caused much grief except for kidney failure now have numbpatch on leg, tethered cord?

Not likely: A tethered cord may be a problem during periods of rapid growth during childhood. As an adult, it is very unlikely to start causing a problem. Minor numbness is common in normal persons and may be a trapped or pinched nerve. Tight clothing may be a cause or pelvic problems including inflammation of kidney or uterus or ovaries, etc. Discuss this with your doctor. May need pelvic ultrasound. ...Read more

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Egfr 72 (mdrd), age 45, controlled BP (ace), no protein in urine - how many years at this egfr can I expect to stay clear of end stage kidney failure?

Egfr 72 (mdrd), age 45, controlled BP (ace), no protein in urine - how many years at this egfr can I expect to stay clear of end stage kidney failure?

Whoa: Estimated gfr's are subscientific. I see that you're hypertensive, but you can't possibly be in 'kidney failure', which you list, with an egfr of 72. They're based on creatinine which is a function of muscle, and (get this!) there's an adjustment of 25% for black people 'because african-americans are more muscular.' every gym dude is suddenly a kidney failure case, and most folks like you are ok. ...Read more

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What is life expectancy for a 27 year old in kidney failure?

What is life expectancy for a 27 year old in kidney failure?

Life expectancy: in today's day and age --- with high efficiency diakyzerscand highly successful rates of renal transplant-- you can expect almost normal life expectancy with renal failure ...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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Esrd (Definition)

End stage renal disease (ESRD, or sometimes called chronic kidney disease), describes any condition where there is a progressive ...Read more