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Kidney Disease And Memory Loss
What to do if I have stage 2 kidney disease. Is my sudden weight loss a sign of something serious?
Yes: First of all, weight loss must be analyzed further. Some patients accumulate lot of fluid when they have kidney disease and excrete lot of protein in the urine. If they are placed on water pills( diuretics) , they lose weight quickly. This has to be differentiated from actual muscle mass loss. Some disease that cause kidney disease can lead to weight loss. This must be checked with your doctor. ...Read more
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
Have Kidney Disease Stage 2, Still Appetite is Ok but having Unintentional weight loss 12kg in 4 months, It is due to kidney disease or else?
For 57+ F does serum creatinine 1.0 mg/dL along with 5-10% weight loss in 6-12 months, Hb 10.6 & Pt 1.2 L indicate early/mid stage kidney disease ?
RENAL DISEASE??: HELLO~ this show mild platelet reduction and anemia (HB10.2) You should see ur doctor to place on record its from menorrhagia,. or if not, find the cause and treat with iron after further tests. You need a CREATININE CLEARANCE to diagnose kidney disease and creatinine of 1.0 is within normal range. You would need massive wt loss to make Cr rise. thanks ...Read more
My husband has loss of appetite along with burning sensation in stomach. He's feeling very weak because of it. He has also chronic kidney disease. Wha?
Be checked soon...: Sorry to hear that your husband seems having suffered from chronic illnesses, which require a comprehensive evaluation with detailed history stressing sequence of events of all symptoms + physical exam + tests as needed so to deduce diagnosis and to lay out the priority of medical necessity and professional possibilities of care & treatment, which is beyond what a 400-letter space can do. ...Read more
My gran has dementia kidney disease , she admitted to hospital for UTI , loss of mobility weak , been IV fluid and antibiotic 48 hours what's wrong?
See explanation.: Do you mean she has dementia and kidney disease? A UTI can cause behavioral problems in people with dementia and they can get dehydrated. And become very weak.Once hydrated and antibiotics are given the behavioral problems resolve. Sometimes minor tranquilizers are utilized to control the behavioral problems for the patient's safety and weaned off after the UTI is treated. ...Read more
Vague: Kidney failure is notorious for causing very vague nebulous symptoms sometimes like, fatigue, insomnia, nausea, decreased appetite, metallic taste in the mouth, etc. I have a more comprehensive list on my blog at http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/04/what-are-signs-and-symptoms-of-ckd.Html. ...Read more
Indirectly: Garlic tends to lower body cholesterol and inflammation, thus blood flow to kidneys may improve slightly by keeping arteries to kidneys somewhat cleaner. May also reduce any inflammatory swelling in kidneys as in pyelonephritis. Otherwise, in itself does not dieectly treat kidney disease. ...Read more
Heavy Metals: The extent of kidney damage caused by heavy metals depends on the dose, route and duration of exposure. Cadmium (Cd), mercury (Hg), lead (Pb), platinum (Pt), and Chromium (Cr) and they can cause heavy metal nephropathy and the severity could range from tubular dysfunction to renal failure/death. ...Read more
Memory loss is a symptom in which a person cannot recall (remember) something that he previously learned. Some memory loss is normal, such as not remembering facts learned in school years ago but not used since then. Other memory loss is abnormal, such as that caused by Alzheimer's Dementia ...Read more
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