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Kidney Failure Due To Alcoholism
Visibly, it is continuing to drink in ways that are "out of control" despite negative consequences.It is a metabolic disorder where alcohol is not processed normally. Over time tolerance develops, (it takes more to get the desired effect). In later stages there are often withdrawal symptoms when you stop, but not always. Many relapse after abstaining for a while, esp. ...Read more
My mom has failing kidneys due to diabetes, what are ways to alleviate or slow down the dangerous process of kidney failure?
Diabetes and BP: Hi. The two biggest factors that might help are good diabetes and blood pressure control, but the kidneys get to a point where nothing will help. We don't know how far along your mom's kidney disease has progressed. I hope she is seeing a nephrologist in addition to good diabetes and blood pressure control. Good luck to her! ...Read more
Hep C and Kidney: Review of literature revealed a strong causal association between chronic hepatitis C and several types of renal diseases. This raises the issue of treatment of chronic hepatitis C in patients with renal impairment, especially the new medications for Hep C treatment. This is a complicated issue and one should consult expert in the fields. ...Read more
I have had kidney failure due to cervical cancer the cancer is gone but my kidney is holding fluid what do I do?
Cervical cancer: The description you gave describes at least stage iiib cervix cancer if your kidney was blocked at diagnosis. You need to be evaluated by your gyn oncologist to determine if there is recurrence versus radiation damage causing the blockage. The treatments are very different. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are kidney problems hereditary? My dad had kidney failure due to a urine infection..And his other kidney was not functioning since childhood.
Some, unlikely dad's: Polycystic renal disease is hereditary, adult type is autosomal dominant so there is 50% chance of each child of parent with PKD inheriting it. Pediatric type PKD is recessive & usually fatal at or soon after birth. Bladder reflux which can cause kidney disease can also be heritary. Kidney duplication sometimes assoc. W kidney disease can be inherited. Dad's kidney problem unlikely heritable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What reason would cause the ammonia level in your body to go up to 120? Is it due to kidney failure this is a question about my 81 year old father
I am having lower back pain . I had done blood work and ultrasound before 2 months .Everything was fine .Is this pain due to kidney failure or disease?
DM type I, kidney failure, recent toe amputation due to ischemia. Wound is not healing properly. Would supplementation w Vit C help? What dose?
So sorry: I'm very sorry for your unfortunate bad luck. Sadly, vitamin C will be of no value to you. Hyperbaric oxygen may help. Evaluation in a specialized wound center is helpful - sometimes there's an element of infection present that can be treated. Good wound care and debridement is important. Cilostazol helps some people. I assume you're anemic and that should be corrected if possible. ...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
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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