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Kidney Failure Swollen Face
Supposedly the doctor said I have kidney failure what are the symptoms I am 31 yrs old and everyday for the past week my hand s ar e swollen?
Check with your doc: You are young. Check with your doc asap. Swelling is a bad sign. ...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
Drinking h20 lil but more 4 mild kidney failure woke up w +2 Pitt edema in legs and hands swollen and feel real tired what is this ! ?
Legs have been swollen for two weeks I have dibeates and hypertension i was recently dignoised with chronic kidney failure. For the past two weeks my legs and ankles have been swollen really bad, after i soak them or get up from laying down they burn but
Swollen legs: What stage of chronic kidney disease (ckd) are you in? See a nephrologist and get a 24 hour urine for creatinine clearance and protein. If you have ckd 1 or 2, you will likely need to see a cardiologist to evaluate your heart's ejection fraction, as ckd of this degree is not normally associated with swelling. If you have a high protein in your collection, that could be the cause of your edema. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
89 y/o dad,went in hosp w/con. heart,acute kidney failure,very swollen with water,docs say valve is clogged,want to put stent,is this safe in his cond?
Very aggressive rx: Your father has a very sick heart and very sick kidneys. You are presenting a perfect example of the American medical system run amok. Consider carefully what you will be doing to him in his final days. Read Atul Gwande's book "Being Mortal" and think before you act. It is never an easy decision but that is life. ...Read more
89 y/o dad,went in hosp w/con. heart,acute kidney failure,very swollen with water, docs say his valve is calcified,talking Open Heart surg, thoughts?
Difficult choice.: That's a tough choice to make. Fixing the valve may theoretically help some of this, in the longer term, but would he even survive such a harrowing operation? Could this be treated medically, or do the doctors think that trying to treat this without surgery is futile? And would he want such medical aggression, or would he want to be more conservative? Points to ponder. Best wishes!! ...Read more
My friend suffers from kidney disease & face has swollen tremendously due to her meds , i believe. Is there anything she can take to reduce swelling?
Nephrologist: Your firiend must see a nephrologist to figure out the reason for swelling of the face. It could be due to meds or kidney problem. ...Read more
My dad has third stay kidney disease and takes diuretics. But all of the sudden he's swollen in his knees, hands, legs....What might this mean?
Swollen tongue: If your tongue is swollen and you have kidney problems or other health issues, you should discuss this with your own physician who is treating you, knows your complete medical history, medications, etc. And can actually examine you. Are you under the care of a dentist? If not, see both. ...Read more
Yes: End stage renal failure causes the kidneys to become unable to excrete (get rid of) sodium in the urine. If a person's sodium intake is more than their kidneys are able to get rid of, the result is edema. Patients who have total kidney failure will need to use dialysis and salt restriction in their diet to control edema. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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