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Kidney Failure After Bypass Surgery
With caution: Bypass surgery reduces weight by limiting food intake and minimizing absorption of the foodstream that is ingested - depending on the specific technical type of bypass performed. But, the transplant recipient does need all of the rejection medications to be continuously absorbed, without a change. So, when the operation occurs, monitoring of drug levels and dose adjustment as needed is crucial. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 hemoglobin was 7.5 before surgery & my iron less than 10 I went into kidney failure could this have caused it?
Failure is Dangerous: Heart failure & kidney failure is more dangerous than shunt surgery. The shunt is for dialysis which can improve both heart & kidney failure. When the heart completely fails one dies, but when the kidneys fail there is still di alysis, which could be good for your grandfather. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How bad is quadruple bypass surgery on a woman 68 years old, with diabetes and not so good kidneys?
Serious: Probably best option! but each item adds some risk. Diabetes, renal dysfunction have become quite common to have to deal with. 68 is getting younger all the time. Good preop care is important. No smoking lung incentive practice showers- hydration to have adequate urine diabetic control. ...Read more
How soon can I travel in a car after bypass surgery? How long after bypass surgery can I travel in a car?
This varies: Keep in mind, some patients travel by plane to get their surgery. In general, some risks of flying involve development of blood clots, that risk is elevated during the initial post op period. Avoided by keeping active(walk when permitted), hydration. Your surgeon will tell you. Uncomplicated surgery, 3 weeks. Again, talk to your surgeon. Sternal wires may set off certain alarm types. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: This question is best answered by your surgeon and cardiologist. Some having heart surgery return home taking maybe one or two medications for a short time, most return on one or more meds permanently. The medications are prescribed to optimize your condition, and each patients situation is different. It is important to be compliant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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