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Kidney Disease And Swollen Of Body
Can a rheumatologic disease cause inflammation/swelling of lower portion of calf with chicken like skin and lack of leg hair isolated to the swelling?
Possibly: i don't know what disease you might have and what test have been done. i do not know if it is one leg or both. i presuem the test showed that you didn't have a blood clot. it is hard to speculate what is going on. heart and liver problems also have to be considered and a complete history including family surgical medical habits travel, occupation. You might need several doctors to work on this ...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
My father has fluid in the brain. whole body infection kidney failure and delerious also loss of appetite. he has type 2 diabetes hypertension ?
What is the Question: We do not see a question here.Apparently your father is very sick and I am sure he is in a Hospital being treated by a group of Doctors.I hope with proper treatment which he is receiving he recovers.He must be on antibiotics,Dialysis,IV Fluids and other supportive care probably in ICU ...Read more
Can kidney damage affect adrenal glad function since the adrenal glands sit on top of and are physically connected to the kidneys?
Maybe: Liver disease can causing itching (pruritis), which may or may not be the sensation you are describing. ...Read more
Bacteremia: We have many bacteria residing in our mouths. Periodontitis is the infection and ultimate destruction of the supporting structures of the teeth (ie gums). Periodontal bacteria can enter the bloodstream and deposit in various organs leading to heart disease, vascular disease, renal disease, osteoporosis, premature birth, and respiratory disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Skin : One of the common effects of kidney disease on the skin is chronic pruritus or itch. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of your liver shutting down does end stage liver disease cause pain in your spleen?
Cirrhosis: Causes high portal pressure and causes pressure on spleen and can cause pain, yes. In addition, it can cause varices in the esophagus which can bleed, fluid in the belly, jaundice, confusion, liver flap or shake, increased blood vessels in chest and abdomen (spiders and caput) rapid breathing, and finally will cause kidney to fail and its associated symptoms. ...Read more
I have some tracts of lupus and another autoimmune disease. I've been feeling stiff neck and jaw, and my head ache. Is that symptoms of the disease?
Brief comments: This is complex as it involves brain stem structures such as locus ceruleus and dorsal nucleus of vagus, in addition to basal ganglia such as substantial nigra and putamen. A specific variety of dementia called Lewy Body disease can accompany. The brain is afflicted and the remainder of body affected secondarily. Good treatment is available. ...Read more
The same: Most likely you have both kidney infected because the sources of the infection is the blood? ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It can be.: Ascites is a condition commonly associated with end stage liver disease where the abdominal cavity is filled with fluid that seeps out of the liver. Medication can help, sometimes supplemented by draining the fluid with a needle-catheter. With severe ascites, the abdomen gets large, making it difficult to take deep breaths. Also, it is common for umbilical hernias to develop, causing a hard lump. ...Read more
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