kidney failure

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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, including hyperkalemia and acidosis
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Chronic kidney failure?

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Dr. Sewa Legha answered:

Kidney failure symptoms?

None, if it is mild

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Kidney failure can be acute(sudden in onset...in a matte rof days) or chrionic...years in the making. Most people will feel unwell with low energy, fatigue have nausea or vomiting and lethargic or excessive sleepiness. It is easy to find out by doing a blood test. Just get Creatinine and BUN tests through your doctor.
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What causes kidney failure?

Several conditions

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Kidney failure can be caused by toxic chemicals, infection, congenital diseases, diabetes, high blood pressure, severe dehydration, and traumatic injury to list a few.
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Dr. Tony T. Ho answered:

Symptoms of kidney failure?

Many

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Fatigue, anemia, fluid retention, lower extremity swelling/edema, all the way to confusion, coma, or cardiac arrhythmias due to electrolyte imbalance.
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What causes kidney failure?

Many things

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Kidney failure can be from problems before, within and after the kidneys(Pre-,intrinsic,Post-renal failure).Dehydration or poor blood flow from heart problems, blockage from prostate or urinary flow problems, and many things within the kidney. Infection can do it, too. Diseases such as Diabetes and hypertension are main causes, as are medications
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Dr. Jay Park answered:

Is kidney failure permanent?

Not always

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Chronic kidney failure is generally irreversible whereas acute renal failure can sometimes be adequately treated and reversed, e.g., hemolytic-uremic syndrome.
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Dr. Shaym Puppala answered:

Will kidney failure kill me?

Not necessarily

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If kidney failure is mild/stable with an established & eliminated cause (eg from NSAIDS), you may not have problems from it. If severe, then "renal replacement therapy" w hemodialysis (HD) or kidney transplant is lifesaving. Life expectancy on HD is markedly less than for people w/o kidney failure (degree depends on cause), but kidney transplants seem to do better (if no complications,75% 10 yrs)
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Dr. Alok Agrawal answered:

Can you die of kidney failure?

Not neccesarily

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Mild kidney failure does not. Severe kidney failure can be correctable also. Otherwise severe damage is treated with dialysis and transplantation. Chances of death increase with severity
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Dr. Michael Korona answered:

Can isovue cause kidney failure?

Yes

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Need to check kidney function before you receive the dye.
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Dr. James S. Cain answered:

what causes acute kidney failure?

Toxic insults

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low blood pressure, interruption of blood flow, obstruction of urine flow, drug allergies, toxic drugs, autoimmune disease, heart failure, chronic liver disease, sepsis, Underlying problems such as diabetes and myeloma increase the chance for renal failure. There are many causes, most are evident upon inspection of the patient, This requires expert attention and action to reverse the process.
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