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Iv Fluids For Renal Failure
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stage 4 RF: Stage 4 patients have GFR between 15 & 30. I approach this from the standpoint of preserving what kidney function you have, not life expectancy. Ways to do that - watch your diet and avoid foods that have lots of potassium and salt; limit protein intake; watch your weight; take all medicines prescribed; see your doctor regularly. Look here : http://www.Kidneyfailureweb.Com/prognosis/221.Html. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Weeks to many years: Complex question. Relates to what is causing it, at what stage it is diagnosed, the quality and consistency of care one receives (as with any chronic illness), the quality of the renal program if one needs dialysis, or renal transplant, whether complications from all the medications needed occur, whether transplant is rejected, whether donor kidney available when needed etc etc etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diabetes,HTN: Uncontrolled diabetes is by and far the number one reason why someone develops renal failure. Uncontrolled high blood pressure is the second leading cause. There are other common disease like lupus and renal stones that can also cause renal failure as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If one is to die from renal failure, is the death from that relatively painless or painful compared to other ways to go? Thank you.
Should be painless: Death by renal failure should be a smooth, painless death. One has to be sure his doctor and the nurses are courageous enough to use adequate doses of medications to prevent pain and distress during dying. The hospice can help. A website with a more complete description is: http://dying.About.Com/od/thedyingprocess/f/dying_of_kidney_failure.Htm. ...Read more
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