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Ma w lupus in hosp. A wk. Esrd, chf. Now low oxygen, low HRT func. Anemia delays angiogram. Yest surg fix bad fistula. No bld thinners now. How i help her avoid bld clots while waiting angio?

Ma w lupus in hosp. A wk. Esrd, chf. Now low oxygen, low HRT func. Anemia delays angiogram. Yest surg fix bad fistula. No bld thinners now. How i help her avoid bld clots while waiting angio?

Multiple risk factor: Have led to clotting of fistula. Seems like blood thinners can prevent clotting of fistula. Physicians taking care of patients can best make that decision since they know the complete picture, please discuss with them. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Foster
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Hypoxia (Definition)

Hypoxia, is a condition in which the body as a whole or a region of the body is deprived of adequate oxygen supply. It is classified into 4 groups: - hypoxemic - oxygen is low - anemic - decreased ability for hemoglobin to carry oxygen. - ischemic - decreased blood flow. - histotoxic - oxygen is reaching the cells, but the cells are unable to use ...Read more


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Can oxygen therapy help with end of life care for someone with chronic kidney disease?

Can oxygen therapy help with end of life care for someone with chronic kidney disease?

Yes: Oxygen therapy will not change the end of life situation or chronic kidney disease. However the oxygen will provide comfort to a person at that stage of their life. ...Read more

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Is hyperbaric oxygen therapy {hbot} generally recommended to heal renal {kidney} disease?

Is hyperbaric oxygen therapy {hbot} generally recommended to heal renal {kidney} disease?

No: Hyperbaric oxygen is used in a few llimited scenarios...But chronic or acute kidney disease are not one of those scenarios. That being said, I am sure there are some people out there doing it. ...Read more

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What can cause magnesium levels to be real low? How can I elevate them? (I have sarcoidosis and res card Myopathy kidney failure and other diagnosis)

What can cause magnesium levels to be real low? How can I elevate them? 
(I have sarcoidosis and res card Myopathy kidney failure and other diagnosis)

Magnesium deficiency: Is common in the general population without any medical problems. Since you do have medical issues particularly kidney failure you can be at a higher risk. One way to increase the magneisum is to take supplements. However, anytime someone has comornidities, I always recommend taking medication and supplements under physician guidance. ...Read more

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Does a low phoshorus level and low complement C3 but normal bun and creatin level mean kidney failure?

Does a low phoshorus level and low complement C3 but normal bun and creatin level mean kidney failure?

No: Kidney failure is defined by changes in bun/cr and more correctly GFR (glomerular filtration rate) over time. A normal BUN and cr is reassuring. Usually the phosphorus is high with kidney failure. A low complement (c3) level relates to the immune system and a possible deficiency there. ...Read more

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I ve low GFR calculated abbreviatd MDRD [ its 76 now ] and my urine smells very strong and strange since recently,is this sign of mild kidney failure?

I ve low GFR calculated abbreviatd MDRD [ its 76 now ] and my urine smells very strong and strange since recently,is this sign of mild kidney failure?

See nephrologist: Your eGFR is lower than desired, though not too bad. However, it would be prudent to see a kidney doctor to rule out treatable issues. You should drink more water, drink enough so that your urine is colorless and watery. ...Read more

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Al in hospital can't go home cuz his sodium is too low. Could his existing cronic kidney failure &stage 3 bone cancer contribute to that condition?

Al in hospital can't go home cuz his sodium is too low.  Could his existing cronic kidney failure &stage 3 bone  cancer contribute to that condition?

Yes: The most common diagnosis in advanced cancer patients is syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone. This often results in low sodium. Kidney failure can also contribute to low sodium levels. ...Read more

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CR 1.2 High WBC 11.3 High GFR 48. Low These are my latest and I am worried or should worry about Kidney failure since I have Lupus and Parkinson's ?

CR 1.2 High
WBC 11.3 High
GFR 48. Low
These are my latest and I am worried or should worry about Kidney failure since I have Lupus and Parkinson's ?

Not yet: you have bit elevated creatinine, bit slow GFR, high WBCs could be secondary to drugs, steroids or NSAIDs, keep a close follow up with your doctor, ? will need nephrologist evaluation, revise the drugs you are on, their interactions and effects on kidneys, doctors usually try to balance risk/benefit ratio in chronic diseases, you might need more tests like p/c ratio in urine and/or imaging studies ...Read more

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My mom 70yo has diabetes and kidney failure. What cheap iron supplement is best for her? Eating 7-9times/day, low hgb, high sugar level, always hungry

My mom 70yo has diabetes and kidney failure. What cheap iron supplement is best for her? Eating 7-9times/day, low hgb, high sugar level, always hungry

Iron?: If your mother has kidney failure, she should be on dialysis (D). Patients on D have iron given to them on dialysis, if they need it. If your mother has chronic kidney disease stage 3, 4 or 5, her anemia won't be cured by iron, no matter what. Her high sugar (S) level is a problem. If she is not on D, speak to an endocrinologist to lower her high S, If she is, speak to her nephrologist. ...Read more

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Does a slightly low potassium and calcium blood level indicate kidney failure?

Not necessarily: Not necessarily, best to follow up. Sometimes corrected with diet and supplements. Slight fluctuations do not indicate failure, but more the need for monitoring and correction. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

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


Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Failure (Definition)

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