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What can you take for gas/bloating/upset stomach that doesn't have a lot of sodium like an antacid (alka seltzer etc) for those w/ kidney disease?
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
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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 www. Medicinenet. Com/kidney_failure/article. Htm
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.
Fatigue & swelling: Chronic kidney failure can sneak up on you but leads to anemia and poor energy. Build up of toxins makes you feel sick and look ill. Inadequate fluid excretion leads to swelling, high BP and difficulty breathing. Abnormal sleep pattern, metallic taste in the mouth are other symptoms. Most people feel better after a few dialysis sessions or a transplant.
See a doctor: Hi LuYork1. "Kidney failure" can represent 1 of 2 conditions. Either immediate damage (acute kidney injury) or long term damage (chronic kidney disease). Both conditions may have associated symptoms, but often times patients do no experience symptoms at all. The only way to diagnose and manage suspected kidney diseases are with blood and urine tests, with the guidance of a physician.
Dialysis or transpla: If you mean complete shutdown of the kidney, then it would mean dialysis either through blood ie hemodialysis or through the stomach called peritoneal dialysis. If the loss of kidney function was gradual, your doctor could send you to get listed for a kidney transplant if your function is less than 20% or you could have a relative or friend donate a kidney.See 1 more doctor answer
Varies widely.: The symptoms & signs of kidney failure vary widely. It depends on the degree of kidney underfunction, the onset, the cause, & the duration. If gradual, there may be no initial symptoms. Sometimes there is blood in the urine & flank pain. Ultimately, hypertension, swelling & uremia results: anorexia, nausea, vomiting, pericarditis, peripheral neuropathy, and central nervous system abnormalities.
Kidney failure: It depends on the severity of the kidney failure, but they range from fatigue and lack of energy, to high Blood Pressure, to welling of the face or extremities to being very pale (from anemia) to heart rhythm problems from imbalance in electrolytes. If you suspect you may have kidney failure, you should see a physician
For chronic failure: You may 1. Do nothing but longevity will be very short and quality of life poor 2. Do hemodialysis ie in-center machine dialysis via line or shunt 3. Do peritoneal dialysis ie home dialysis which is done by patient who is trained over a week period with family support 4. Transplant from a living related person 5. Transplant from cadavar (bank) 5. Transplant from unrelated person.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes and no: In renal failure, you need to limit proteins, phosphorus, potassium and sodium. Since your kidneys are unable to clear these nutrients, you can have them but must limit the amounts. It is best to work with your nephrologist or a nutritionalist/dietician who can identify the foods that are high in these nutrients and they will be able to give you ideas of "how much" you can have.
No signs/symptoms: Check out http://www. Davita. Com/kidney-disease/overview/stages-of-kidney-disease/stage-1-of-chronic-kidney-disease/e/4745 & http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/kidney-disease/basics/definition/con-20026778 for more info.
E. coli: 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.See 1 more doctor answer
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