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If someone has end stage renal failure. Wouldn't they have severe swelling all over from fluid accumulation?

If someone has end stage renal failure. Wouldn't they have severe swelling all over from fluid accumulation?

Possibly: It depends if there is still urine output or not. Some people maintain good urine volume even if they are on dialysis and in that case there is an outlet for fluid excess to leave the body. In the absence of urine output only dialysis can remove the extra fluid so a restriction of intake is mandatory.

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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


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Year ago flu (?), was delirious w/fever, non-stop vomiting 6days w/out fluids. Increasingly symptomatic, now diagnosed sle. Renal failure causal?

Year ago flu (?), was delirious w/fever, non-stop vomiting 6days w/out fluids. Increasingly symptomatic, now diagnosed sle. Renal failure causal?

Possible: Fever is a common features of sle, seen in >50%, and the pattern of the fever help determine its significance. Sle vasculitis can lead to pancreatitis & peritonitis, so its in the realm of possibilities that your non-stop vomiting x6days was due to this. Lupus presents in anyway it likes and sometime we won't know until a pattern is seen. Regardless, need to address renal failure asap.

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How serious is renal failure?

How serious is renal failure?

It depends: Usually it depends on the reason, the severity and person health. While renal failure due to dehydration and obstruction (stones, prostate in a man)is reversible most of the the time, renal failure due to intrinsic kidney problems is sometimes hard to treat.

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What factors affect renal failure?

Renal failure: High blood pressure and prolonged uncontrolled diabetes and recurrent urine infection are BIG factors escalating renal disease to progress towards failure

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My grandma had renal failure. Am I at risk for it?

My grandma had renal failure. Am I at risk for it?

Not likely: Unless she had a familial disease predisposing her to renal failure. If she had polycystic renal disease, diabetes, amyloidosis, sickle cell anaemia etc you could be at risk. How ever if it was the result of an acute illness it is very unlikely.

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Could you tell me what are signs of renal failure?

Could you tell me what are signs of renal failure?

Depends, acute or no: Give more details and in what context is the q arising, usually, renal failure has no signs other than high BP except until very late when other signs such as swelling of legs or less urine output can develop in terminal stages of renal failure!

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What are the routine workouts to detect renal failure?

What are the routine workouts to detect renal failure?

Blood chem, urine: Blood chemistry, complete blood count, urine analysis, urine protein- these are usually the first screening tests. Based on the results, other tests will be ordered.

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What are the signs of someone who has renal failure be close to die?

What are the signs of someone who has renal failure be close to die?

Oh dear.....: Renal failure is a complicated topic, as the kidneys impact so many aspects of our body's health. I don't know from your question if you are asking about someone else - like maybe a parent, or if you are asking about yourself. Also, is the individual on dialysis? Heart failure is extremely common in people with kidney shutdown. Please talk to the nephrologist involved to get specific answers.

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Can herpes cause renal failure?

Can herpes cause renal failure?

Have not seen that: I have not seen herpes cause renal failure, but sometimes strange things can happen to an unlucky person with any disease. The medications to treat herpes, such as Acyclovir and valtrex, (valacyclovir) can cause renal failure if a patient already has decreased renal function, is taking large doses of the anti-virals, or is taking other medications (that also affect the kidneys) at the same time.

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Renal failure common with diabetes?

Renal failure common with diabetes?

Yes: Diabetes is the most common cause of permanent kidney failure in most of the world. 40-50% of patients with diabetes will be affected by this complication. Diabetes also increases the risk of acute kidney injury, particularly following x-rays using intravenous contrast.

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What causes itching in renal failure?

What causes itching in renal failure?

Increase urea levels: The kidneys are the cleansing organs through which all the blood flows in and dangerous by products of the body are filtered and removed through the urine. Everything the body needs is returned to the blood from the kidneys. As the kidneys fail, a protein breakdown product called urea builds up, and when high enough builds up in the skin causing itching. Transplant and/or dialysis may follow.

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Can renal failure present with polyurea?

Urine Volume: Your question is can someone who is on dialysis have lots of urine still (polyuria). The clearance of toxins and water functions of the kidney are different. One can require dialysis because of the lack of toxin clearance, but still clear water and appear to be voiding normally. Patients on dialysis eventually lose the ability to clear water as well.

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How does dehydration affect renal failure?

Can cause it: Severe dehydration can cause +/or worsen kidney failure. Your kidneys are sensitive to the amount of fluid circulating in your body. They are primarily responsible for excreting the extra amount into your urine. Too little fluid going into the kidneys because you are dehydrated keeps them from working well. However, if they have already failed, + you don't make urine, there won't be an effect.

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If untreated can herpes cause renal failure?

If untreated can herpes cause renal failure?

Doubt it: Herpes can do some odd things, but I've not encountered renal failure from it. People w/genital herpes may choose not to treat it, either because they don't have symptoms or because their symptoms are so mild. For most of the 50 million americans with genital herpes, the infection is an annoyance, and can be emotionally or socially bothersome, but is rarely a serious infection.

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Do high creatinine levels mean renal failure?

High creatinine: Serum c is dependent on the person's weight, race and age. You need to have a 24 hour urine collection for a creatinine (c) clearance determination to know what your renal function is. When the urine is returned, blood is taken for a c level. That is the sure way to know how serious your creatinine level is and what your true renal function is.

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Can someone with renal failure have spirulina?

Can someone with renal failure have spirulina?

May be helpful but..: Little research has been done on this. Studies on rats suggest that spirulina protects kidneys from various toxins such as mercury & the drug cisplatin. On the other hand, there is evidence that spirulina can sometimes worsen autoimmune disease, so one should be cautious if the cause is autoimmune. There are other useful supplements for renal failure including cordyceps and coq10. See comments:.

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How to manage pain in patient with renal failure?

Renal failure: Your drug of choice is tylenol (acetaminophen), (acetaminophen) but too much tylenol (acetaminophen) may affect your liver

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What food can be taken by renal failure patients?

Many: These patients can still eat any foods, but they just need to decrease the amount of potassium and phosphorous containing foods. Just as a diabetic can eat any sweets, they need to limit it. Renal failure patients need to limit total fluids, potassium and phosphorous. If on dialysis, protein is usually encouraged, but if pre-dialysis, high protein intake may not be a good idea.

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Renal failure and pnemonia, chances of survival?

Difficult t say: It is hard to say what the prognosis would be in a patient with kidney failure and pneumonia without a lot more information. Important factors would include: the patients age, and the presence of chronic diseases like diabetes, or copd, how severe the pneumonia is (does the patient need oxygen, is the patient on a ventilator (breathing machine), is the kidney failure old or new, etc.

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Dr. Michael Opsahl
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