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Prognosis for total kidney and liver failure dyalisis not an option, what type of life expectancy?

Prognosis for total kidney and liver failure dyalisis not an option, what type of life expectancy?

Very poor: Unfortunately very poor however depends on what is meant my "total" failure. If complete kidney failure means not making any urine, then prognosis is typically days, up to 1-2 weeks w/o dialysis. If complete liver failure (your doctor would use prognostic tools such as meld and childs-pugh) and would consider lab values and signs/symptoms of liver failure and typically could be weeks to months. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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What to expect during end of life kidney and liver failure?

What to expect during end of life kidney and liver failure?

Peaceful end!: Both kidney failure and liver failure cause a sleep state such that patients die peacefully, without being aware of any discomfort or pain. ...Read more

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What's the average life expectancy for someone with liver failure?

What's the average life expectancy for someone with liver failure?

Depends: There are 2 main categories of liver failure-- compensated or uncompensated. Compensated means that the liver while profoundly injured, can still perform basic functions. How long a person can live with liver failure depends on the reversibility of the injury and the severity of the injury. This can range from days to several months. Liver transplantation can be curative, in some cases. ...Read more

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If someone has ascitites, kidney failure, end stage liver failure, how long would their life span be?

Short: This unfortunate collection of organ failures is called hepatorenal syndrome, it is rarely curable and associated with a short life span. Dialysis and liver transplant may be needed. ...Read more

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What diseases or conditions can cause liver failure, high blood sugar, and sugar in the urine I know someone that is in the hospital on life support and nobody can figure out what is going on. She has kidney failing, and is getting no oxegen because her f

What diseases or conditions can cause liver failure, high blood sugar, and sugar in the urine I know someone that is in the hospital on life support and nobody can figure out what is going on. She has kidney failing, and is getting no oxegen because her f

Diabetes: Diabetes can cause high blood sugar (glucose) and glucose in the urine. Also infections can raise the glucose level. Kidney failure can be a result of damage to the kidneys from poorly controlled or undiagnosed diabetes. She likely has a viral illness which exacerbated her diabetes and ultimately put her in kidney failure.
I hope she recovers.
Take care. ...Read more

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I have graves disease, hepatitis c, and the onset of liver failure which is excruciatingly painful. What is my life expectancy?

I have graves disease, hepatitis c, and the onset of liver failure which is excruciatingly painful. What is my life expectancy?

See your doctor: I'm sorry to hear of your illnesses. However, your doctor is the best one to ask questions of this nature. S/he knows you and your entire situation, but we on healthtap have never even seen you. Life expectancy is quite variable with hepatitis c, as it can take multiple courses. Stopping alcohol would be a good step for anyone with hepatitis c. ...Read more

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Will pneumonia cause kidney and liver failure?

Will pneumonia cause kidney and liver failure?

It can: If it causes severe generalized infection (sepsis) and leads to multisystem organ failure from this. ...Read more

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How long after your kidney and liver failure can you live?

How long after your kidney and liver failure can you live?

Not long: If these organs truly stopped working completely, survival would be short 1-2 weeks at most. ...Read more

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How long will I live with kidney and liver failure and jaundice?

How long will I live with kidney and liver failure and jaundice?

Part answer: With no renal function, a patient will fall into a uraemic coma in 7 to 10 days and die within 14 to 21 days.
I defer the liver question to a hepatologist. ...Read more

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Why does liver failure sometimes cause kidney failure?

Why does liver failure sometimes cause kidney failure?

Liver and Kidney: Its a great question and complicated. The syndrome is called hepatorenal syndrome which is often because the amount of blood flow to the kidney is lessened which causes kidney injury- is a simple explanation. It also may be related to the reasons that liver failure ensued: for example hepatitis, drug overdose, toxins etc. Great question! ...Read more

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Is there a relation between liver failure and kidney failure or negative symptoms?

Is there a relation between liver failure and kidney failure or negative symptoms?

They are not usually: Related but if you have loss of blood flow to all your organs I suppose you can get multi organ failure. You need to consult your doctor. These things do not get better without physician care. Sorry.... ...Read more

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I'm diebetic been a big drinker but I stop I have liver failure don't no the stage if I get kidney failure how long before I no & what happens then?

It is now known: That diabetics excrete enormous amounts of vitamin b1 in their urine. A derivative of thiamin (b1) is called benfotiamine and it has been reported that it prevents the complications of diabetes. You need large doses and you should ask your doc. If he is unaware of this important research it can be looked up on line. ...Read more

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I'm diebetic been a big drinker but I stop I have liver failure don't no the stage what are the symptoms if im starting kidney failure is there pain

I'm diebetic been a big drinker but I stop I have liver failure don't no the stage what are the symptoms if im starting kidney failure is there pain

Hard to say: Kidney failure only occurs in the very last stages of very severe liver failure, and most people will have ascites (fluid accumulating in the abdominal cavity) and edema (swollen legs and elsewhere) before that occurs. Improvement of the liver disease, which should happen if you completely stop drinking, should help considerably. There is no pain generally, lab tests are needed to follow it. ...Read more

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I'm diebetic been a big drinker but stop I have liver failure don't no the stage what are the signs if im starting kidney failure is there pain anything?

Often None: I'm glad you have stopped drinking. Your liver may experience some recovery. Kidney failure often has no symptoms, but can be detected early by blood tests (bun, creatinine). Your doctor is most likely monitoring these along with your liver. ...Read more

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What type of food can someone eat if they have kidney disease and liver failure?

What type of food can someone eat if they have kidney disease and liver failure?

Diet: That is a great question and depends on the degree of kidney disease. For example those with less than 30% function should restrict salt, fluid, potassium and phosphorous. Others have different requirements. I would visit the National Kidney Foundation website www. Kidney. Org. Its a great resource. ProRenal multivitamins are also great for patients with kidney disease. ...Read more

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I'm diebetic been a big drinker but I stop with liver failure or any liver disease with are the signs or symptoms if im starting kidney failure?

I'm diebetic been a big drinker but I stop with liver failure or any liver disease with are the signs or symptoms if im starting kidney failure?

Get blood: Tests to see. By the time you develop symptoms with kidney disease, it is too late to reverse and you need dialysis. ...Read more

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"im diebetic been a big drinker but I stop I have liver failure don't no the stage what are the symptoms of kidney failure & if there's swelling were?

"im diebetic been a big drinker but I stop I have liver failure don't no the stage what are the symptoms of kidney failure & if there's swelling were?

Don't give up, man!!: The questions I hear you asking is, "can I perhaps survive this after all? " you're read, correctly, that when liver failure becomes so severe that it causes the lungs or kidneys to fail, recovery is unlikely. If you are writing this from your home, and fairly comfortable, your kidneys have not failed. A sober, compliant diabetic's liver can heal and work well for him for decades. Be strong, man. ...Read more

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""im diebetic been a big drinker but I stop I have liver failure don't no the stage what are the symptoms of kidney failure & if there's swelling were? "

""im diebetic been a big drinker but I stop I have liver failure don't no the stage what are the symptoms of kidney failure & if there's swelling were? "

It is easy to find o: Kidney failure may or may not cause swelling. But it is easy to check your kidney function with a simple blood test. It is called blood creatininnie level...Normally it is, 1.5mg. If it is 2 mg or over, that means the kidneys are no longer functioning normally. ...Read more

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My brother suffered liver failure (shutdown), kidney failure and is in a coma. He is diabetic too. What can be done to help him?

Wow, I'm sorry: Hi. Is he at UIHC? I hope so. Diabetes can cause kidney failure. Liver failure can cause kidney failure, but neither diabetes nor kidney failure per se cause liver failure. Do you know the cause of the liver failure? He is obviously very sick. Hope for the best, but be prepared for the worst. I'm so sorry. Best to him, you, and your family. ...Read more

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Had liver failure, drs cannot pinpoint source; developed ascites. How can I improve my liver and kidney function naturally? No meds.

Had liver failure, drs cannot pinpoint source; developed ascites. How can I improve my liver and kidney function naturally? No meds.

Ascites: You need to have a diagnostic and perhaps a therapeutic paracentesis to remove some ascetic fluid to be sent off to the lab to see what is in the fluid. You also need some blood work as well as a 24 hour urine for a creatinine clearance and protein to see what your kidney function is to see if you have proteinuria. You need to see both a GI doc and nephrologist to get aid your problems asap. ...Read more

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What the symptoms or signs of kidney failure im a diabetic & has stop drinking I have liver failure I don't no what stage there has to be a sign?

What the symptoms or signs of kidney failure im a diabetic & has stop drinking I have liver failure I don't no what stage there has to be a sign?

Plenty: Decreased urine output may or may not be seen, change in urine color possible, fatigue, swelling, chest pain. Depends on the severity of kidney problems. Please see a more comprehensive list here:

http://www. Kidneydoctorbradenton. Org/2013/04/what-are-signs-and-symptoms-of-ckd. Html. ...Read more

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How long can you live with liver failure and kidney failure and heart failure?

How long can you live with liver failure and kidney failure and heart failure?

Multiorgan failure: The more organs one has failing the worse condition the body is experiencing. With three major and crucial systems failing one can not expect long survival. ...Read more

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67 year old man diagnosed with stage 3 liver disease. One kidney removed due to cancer. PSA level is at 9. What is estimated life expectancy?

67 year old man diagnosed with stage 3 liver disease. One kidney removed due to cancer. PSA level is at 9. What is estimated life expectancy?

Normal: Assume that you will live out your years with the same chance as any of your friends of reaching 100. A majority of kidneys respected for cancer result in cure. Liver disease is largely reversible when the cause is found and addressed. If you can live clean and know the secret that the liver loves it when you exercise, then oil forward to many more good years. ...Read more

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My mum, 67, was diagnosed with colon cancer with liver metastases, lesions in lungs and kidneys. Starting folfox tomorrow?? Life expectancy?

Not enough: Need to assess for Kras and Nras mutation IF she is wild type she should receive FOLFIRI and Erbitux

If she has mutation the treatment of choice FOLFOX and Avastin

Life expex 22 - 26 months... If responsive disease can be extended with other agents and survival can extend several years.

New agents add to OS sequencing of therapy is important to extend Overal survival ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for a 79 yr old male with colon caner/tumor in colon and spread to the liver? History heart bypass, kidney fail diabetic?

What is the life expectancy for a 79 yr old male with colon caner/tumor in colon and spread to the liver? History heart bypass, kidney fail diabetic?

Sadly not long: This sounds like a bad situation. Talk to your doctor and make sure he gets good supportive care with the help of his doctor and specialists. It is always difficult to estimate a time. It may be a matter of weeks. Also get an opinion from someone who knows him. All the best and God bless. ...Read more

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Is liver failure painful at the ascites stage? Is it better to put them down vs letting them live out the life in this condition? What is better?

Is liver failure painful at the ascites stage? Is it better to put them down vs letting them live out the life in this condition? What is better?

Ask the patient: It could be painful, but it is never ethical to "put down" a human. Ask the patient what his/her wishes are for treatment or pain control. ...Read more

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My sister is 35 and was diagnosed with stage 4 liver failure. She's had hepatitis C for a few years now..... What's her life span going to be now

My sister is 35 and was diagnosed with stage 4 liver failure. She's had hepatitis C for a few years now..... What's her life span going to be now

More info needed: Perhaps you mean your sister has cirrhosis? Does she really have liver failure? Life expectancy depends on how damaged someone's liver is, and what types of complications they have had. It is hard to predict what might happen to any one person though. I hope your sister is going to a doctor who has experience in advanced liver disease. This person can help her understand what to expect. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of liver failure?

Acute/chronic differ: There acute (fast) and chronic (slow) liver failure. Acute liver failure can occur with an overdose or a virus - you present with decreased energy, nausea, vomiting, pain, decreased mental status. Chronic liver failure occurs over years' time from hepatitis c, alcohol, fatty liver, others. You present with yellowing of skin, lack of energy, decreased mental status, leg swelling, abdominal fluid. ...Read more

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How many daily drinks would cause liver failure?

How many daily drinks would cause liver failure?

Varies: Different people and ethnic groups have varying degrees of tolerance for alcohol. If you think you may be drinking too much, you probably are. Be careful. ...Read more

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Can you tell me can I get liver failure while 16?

Can you tell me can I get liver failure while 16?

Yes. Why do you ask?: It can be destroyed, or nearly so, by acute hepatitis b, yellow fever, Acetaminophen overdose, taking the wrong 'holistic herbal remedy' (you don't know what they really are), or a genetic liver disease such as wilson's or one of the fatty acid metabolism defects. There are forms of childhood cirrhosis. Some teens are already drinking heavily enough to endanger the liver. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Rahimi
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Liver Failure (Definition)

A condition characterized by failure of the liver to perform its functions, which are vital for life. Liver has many functions: cleaning the body of toxins, processing food, producing proteins and blood clotting factors, modulating blood glucose. Failure can be seen: bleeding, fluid accumulation, yellow skin, no energy, confusion. Liver failure occurs acutely (rapid) ...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