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Is anemia usually linked to kidney failure?

Is anemia usually linked to kidney failure?

Yes: Anemia is one of common findings associated with renal failure. The lack of erythropoietin (red cell production enhancing hormone from kidney) is among the causes. ...Read more

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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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Is anemia linked to kidney failure?

Is anemia linked to kidney failure?

Yes: Kidney failure is often associated with anemia. The lack of erythropoietin, an essential hormone produced by the kidneys that enhances red cell production from bone marrow, would be the easiest explanation. ...Read more

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I read somewhere that chronic renal failure can present with polyuria. Then how is it that acute renal failure is the opposite?

I read somewhere that chronic renal failure can present with polyuria. Then how is it that acute renal failure is the opposite?

Both can: Some types of acute renal insufficiency resolve with a large amount of urine production as the kidney regains some normal function. Some types of chronic renal insufficiency involve loss of protein or electrolytes and large amounts of urine production can result. Both acute and chronic renal insufficency have types where little or no urine is made. ...Read more

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Is cardiac failure known to ever be a cause of sepsis or hepatic dysfunction?

Is cardiac failure known to ever be a cause of sepsis or hepatic dysfunction?

Cardiac failure: Its the other way around. Sepsis and/ or hepatic dysfunction can lead to cardiac failure ...Read more

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How common is kidney failure with sepsis?

How common is kidney failure with sepsis?

Common: Usually is related to decrease of BP associated with sepsis. However, it sometimes occurs without significant drop of BP in the context of sepsis. Usually is reversible unless sepsis is protracted where chances of recovery of renal failure start dwindling. ...Read more

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With brittle bone disease and kidney failure, is this fatal?

With brittle bone disease and kidney failure, is this fatal?

Not necessarily,: If kidney failure means on dialysis it is worse than if not on dialysis. At any rate need to control your phosphate levels and take your meds as prescribed to control you bone disease so no hip fracture will occur which will increase mortality. Control phosphate by no dairy products and control bean/ legume intake. Also, no cola including dr. Pepper, but root beer is okay. ...Read more

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How common is liver failure with sepsis?

How common is liver failure with sepsis?

Can happen: Multi system failure in sepsis is more common than any physician would like. It is ominous and difficult to treat. ...Read more

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Why is hypertension a factor in causing chronic renal failure?

Why is hypertension a factor in causing chronic renal failure?

Scarring: Hypertension is one of the leading causes of kidney failure.Hypertension causes scarring in the kidney which leads to decreased function. ...Read more

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How common is renal failure in myeloma patients?

How common is renal failure in myeloma patients?

30% dx; 50% life: Around 30% at diagnosis and about 50% throughout disease course. However, this may be less given newer anti-myeloma agents (?). ...Read more

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How common is lung failure with sepsis?

How common is lung failure with sepsis?

Common: Respiratory failure due to overwhelming sepsis can be from direct infection (pneumonia) or due to the consequences of the systemic inflammatory response (sirs) associated with sepsis. ...Read more

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How common is pancreas failure with sepsis?

How common is pancreas failure with sepsis?

Uncommon: But pancreatitis can lead to shock, with or without sepsis. If the cause of the sepsis is in the immediate neighborhood of the pancreas, such as a gallstone, or an ulcer that went into the pancreas, then failure of the pancreas is more likely. ...Read more

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How is chronic kidney failure typically diagnosed?

How is chronic kidney failure typically diagnosed?

Urine and blood test: When visiting your primary care doctor, the doctor can perform simple urine and blood test to rule out chronic kidney problems. The doctor can check your urine for protein or your creatinine on your blood tests to rule out kidney problems. Chronic kidney problems occure more commonly in patients with diabetes and hypertension. ...Read more

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Is it possible to reverse chronic renal failure in a patient?

Is it possible to reverse chronic renal failure in a patient?

Renal failure: It is difficult to reverse renal failure, but with strict diet and blood pressure control the progression can be stabilized. Also staing well hydrated can help also. ...Read more

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Is fanconi's anemia associated with kidney faliure ?

Is fanconi's anemia associated with kidney faliure ?

NO: No it is not associated with kidney failure, but fanconi syndrome is which is a different disorder also named after swiss pediatrician. ...Read more

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Why does anemia cause progression of chronic kidney disease?

Why does anemia cause progression of chronic kidney disease?

Reversed sequence: Progression of chronic kidney disease results in development of anemia because kidney is no longer able to produce erythropoietin, a hormone enhancing red blood cell production from bone marrow. ...Read more

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Is jaundice in renal failure patients and indication of liver failure as well?

Is jaundice in renal failure patients and indication of liver failure as well?

Many causes: Many potential causes of jaundice but not renal failure alone and haudice does not equate to liver failure causes and be meds, viral, infection, gallstones , etc extensive lab and ultrasound or cat scan would be needed to determine cause. ...Read more

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Is gatorade linked to kidney disease?

Is gatorade linked to kidney disease?

No!: Gatorade is not linked to any kidney disease that I have seen or heard about in 20 years of nephrology practice. ...Read more

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In case of kidney transplant due to chronic kidney failure, which donated kidney is preferred: living related or living unrelated kidney?

In case of kidney transplant due to chronic kidney failure, which donated kidney is preferred: living related or living unrelated  kidney?

Depends: Depends on hla typing. Living better than cadaver transplant. More close to your hla type, weather related or unrelated, the better. You have a better chance of closer hla typing in related people. ...Read more

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What usually causes acute kidney failure in the elderly?

What usually causes acute kidney failure in the elderly?

Meds and Dehydration: Acute kidney failure occurs predominantly from newly prescribed medications like a diuretic (hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) or lasix) or from certain anti-hypertensive medications like an ace or arb (enalapril or cozaar). Also akf occurs in the elderly if they do not get enough water intake especially in warm environments when they sweat a lot. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood ...Read more