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Kidney Failure Death Timeline
Dr. Jason cogdill. Thx for answering the q re: prerenal kidney failure. What timeline do you mean by "short-term" risk is death? Thx.
For your question: The short term referred to 1week. That first week if the kidney had gone down to less then 5% of normal for a prolonged period of time death would have been a real risk. ...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
No: Patients in renal failure who are not on dialysis accumulate renal toxins in their bloodstream. This affects brain function, causing the patient to feel sleepy, be confused, and lose their appetite. If a patient has no remaining renal function when they stop dialysis, they will fall into a uremic coma 7-10 days after stopping dialysis, and die within 14-21 days. This process is painless. ...Read more
Death Rates: I gfound your question intriguing. So, I went to the internet and found a really interesting website. I suggest you go there and explore: http://www. Worldlifeexpectancy. Com/cause-of-death/kidney-disease/by-country/. I certainly am! ...Read more
My brother (51) is in the final stages of multiple myeloma and was told he will die of kidney failure. Blood tranfusions weekly. Timeline estimate?
Get extra support: Agree with prior answer that difficult to say. If not already involved ask for a palliative medicine specialist to work with your hematology-oncology team. They might be able to provide additional prognostication opinions as they monitor his progress and also provide additional support for the time that he has. ...Read more
Respiratory failure: Too much Aspirin interferes with the last part of your aerobic metabolism of energy, cytochrome c. It uncouples this area and one has to resort to anaerobic metabolism. Severe metabolic acidosis will ensue, the respiratory system will try to compensate but will fail and combined acidosis ensues and lack of energy just will not sustain life. ...Read more
My mother has congestive heart failure with kidney failure and fluid build up in her lungs. Been in hospital on & off for 3 months. Death soon?
Depends,: The details that matter include how bad are kidneys eg stage 3, 4, 5? And how bad is heart ejection fraction ef, how low? 30, 20, 10? How responsive is she to water pills? Does she have other illnesses (comorbidities)? She sounds certainly very ill. Ask her doc about more information including above questions and the discussion will flow more naturally to better answer the question of longevity. ...Read more
Ask the nephrologist: They will give you the lowdown. There is not a set number. It is dependent on many things including how good your heart, lungs, kidneys are and if you have high blood pressure and diabetes. Your nephrologist will know all this plus your current trends and perhaps can give you an idea. ...Read more
Many factors here!: Chronic kidney disease stage 5 - also called end stage renal failure - must be treated, or a person will die within a week or two. Treatments include kidney transplant and dialysis. There are two basic forms of dialysis (hemodialysis or kidney machine, & peritoneal dialysis). Longevity depends on one's overall condition. Read the book, "help - I need dialysis! " by agar & schatell. ...Read more
Depends.: Kidney failure ranges. Dialysis prolongs life of patients with renal failure. Morphine is not the best opiate for kidney failure patients. If you are looking for life expectancy prognosis, the big picture and many details are important to know. Hospice and palliative doctors are well trained in this field. ...Read more
It depends on urine: If patient passes no urine at all, the longevity is very short (ie, days). If patient makes urine output, then it depends on 2 factors, the quality and quantity of urine output. The general range is few to several months. Your doctor is in better position to give you a better estimate. However, we only judge from previous precedents. Everyone's different. There is a higher power that decides death. ...Read more
How much time would it take for kidney failure to set in if a healthy person spots drinking water?
Kidney failure: If one stops drinking water, one would die within 3 days. One would start to go into renal failure after 2 days, and if fluids were not started one would die soon after that. ...Read more
For what length of time can a person live with liver and kidney failure and they are really bright yellow?
Failure of organs: The person you are describing is clearly very, very sick. He appears to have jaundice due to his bilirubin being elevated with is seen in liver disease caused by many different etiologies. If he has kidney failure, this may be due acute kidney failure caused by hypotension or a less common fatal condition called hepato-renal syndrome. Ask the patient's doctors for more information. ...Read more
Having acute kidney failure for the second time in two years. Why does this keep happening? Long term effects? I drink alcohol, does that effect it?
Urinary frequency scared have kidney failure GFR goes 80 to 97 protein one time in urine 1 yr ago serium protein & globulin down. 2 but normal range?
Why afraid?: Urinary frequency has many other causes that renal failure, which would actually be a very rare symptom associated with renal failure. Is there a family history or something else that leads you down the path of renal failure? That is what you need to explore, because your numbers are just fine for your age and I'm not to sure why you are so concerned that something so drastic must be wrong... ...Read more
4 simple cysts in a solitary kidney unchange over 20 years. Creatinine fluctuates 1.3 to 1.6 over same time what are odds of esrd?
Cysts: Simple cysts unchanged over 20 years will not lead to esrd. ...Read more
What exactly does borderline kidney failure mean? & what can be done to keep them to get worse? Is ther e something im doing causing them to fail?
Kidney failure?: Two things that can lead to kidney failure (esrd) are poorly controlled hypertension and diabetes. If you have those problems make sure you have your BP well controlled and if you are diabetic, make sure you are under the care of an endocrinologist. See a nephrologist (n) and have a 24 hour urine collection to get your actual kidney function determined. After that the n can discuss your prognosis. ...Read more
The so-called enterohemorrhagic e. Coli is linked to a particular form of kidney disease called hemolytic uremic syndrome. Type o157 is the most common but other o types can also cause this. Anti microbial agents not only do not prevent the kidney complication but clearly are linked to a higher risk of it.
However, e.Coli sepsis of other types can cause kidney failure that may be prevented by rx. ...Read more
Uremia: If you have renal failure and is unable to excrete toxins and excess electrolytes/water from your body, you are likely to have symptoms and signs of uremia. They include nausea/vomiting, loss of appetite, inability to concentrate, diffuse itching, and lethargy in addition to having fluid retention. ...Read more
Many things: 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. ...Read more
Often no early signs:
The kidneys function is to excrete excess water, keep electrolytes like sodium and potassium in balance, stimulate red blood cell growth, and remove toxic byproducts from the body. Urine output may be increased or decreased, in which case there is often swelling of legs, and may cause some breathing issues. Lack of removal of wastes, causes nausea. See Kidney Failure: Signs, Symptoms, Causes & Stages - MedicineNet
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Fatigue swelling etc: Weakness, fatigue, lethargy. Fluid retention & swelling. Shortness of breath. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/kidney-failure/basics/symptoms/con-20024029 & http://www. Medicinenet. Com/kidney_failure/article. Htm. Go see your family doc for testing and possible referral to a nephrologist (kidney specialist) when appropriate. Control blood pressure & sugar (diabetes). ...Read more
Not necessarily: The shrinking of the kidney can lead to decreased kidney function (kidney failure) but there are two kidneys and if one decreased function the other kidney will step up to the task. It needs to be clear why one kidney shrank. This is a guide to the diagnosis and the therapy. Some illness actually cause both kidney to shrink. Your function will help clarify your diagnosis. ...Read more
Usually no symptoms: There may not be any symptoms. There may be symptoms related to the cause. Sometimes there may be so called uremic symptoms- like metallic taste, poor appetite, tiredness, shortness of breath, itching and others. It also depends on if kidney failure developing gradually or acutely. Ask your doctor if in doubt. ...Read more
A condition in which your kidneys suddenly stop working normally. Since your kidneys remove waste products and help balance water and salt and other minerals (electrolytes) in your blood, when your kidneys stop working, waste products, fluids, and electrolytes build up in your body. This can cause problems ...Read more
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