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Doctor insights on: Kidney Shut Down Death

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Is kidney shut down with vinegar safe?

Is kidney shut down with vinegar safe?

Silly myth: Drinking vinegar won't shut down your kidneys, whatever some "pop" websites are claiming. If you want to try it to dissolve a kidney stone, go ahead but I'm betting you'll be disappointed. ...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


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My kidneys has shut down so how long do I have to live?

My kidneys has shut down so how long do I have to live?

Depends on how much: If someone has a zero percent kidney function, his longevity is very short i.e. Days but if it is say 15% which is the definition of end stage kidney disease, the longevity could be as long as several months. Of course if you take dialysis or transplant, the longevity is in years. ...Read more

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What are signs that the kidneys are about to shut down?

What are signs that the kidneys are about to shut down?

Kidney failure signs: The signs of kidney failure are an elevated BUN, potassium and creatinine, phosphorous and a low CO2 and hemoglobin on a blood test. The symptoms of kidney failure a patient with it may have are itching, nausea, vomiting, lack of appetite, prolonged bleeding, a bitter taste in the mouth and reversal of the day night sleeping pattern, among others. ...Read more

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My brother is having his"plug" pulled today. His kidneys have shut down how long before he passes?

My brother is having his"plug" pulled today. His kidneys have shut down how long before he passes?

Time of demise: If your brother has kidney failure he may survive up to a week without dialysis. He may pass due to high potassium levels or fluid overload. It is difficult for an outsider to answer your question in a meaningful manner. You should speak to his physicians, as they have more insight of his prognosis than anyone else. ...Read more

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Does dialysis happen when the kidneys completely shut down or when they're still functional to some degree?

Does dialysis happen when the kidneys completely shut down or when they're still functional to some degree?

Dialysis: Dialysis usually starts before the kidneys completely shut down. Renal function (GFR) is measured on a scale of 60 to 0, and dialysis usually starts around a level of 15-10. For successful dialysis early planning is important. The shunt (vascular access) needs to be put in at least 6 months before intended use. Most affected persons should see a nephrologist by time their GFR is in the 30-20 range. ...Read more

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I have pain in my right lower back after walking for about 15 minutes. Oct. 2010 I had an incident where I bled out and all my systems shut down. Could this be kidney related?

I have pain in my right lower back after walking for about 15 minutes. Oct. 2010 I had an incident where I bled out and all my systems shut down.  Could this be kidney related?

This : This does need to be evaluated based on your past medical history. It could be musculoskeletal pain. Try to note if the pain radiates down your leg when you get it. Because of your history of kidney problems, you should be tested for infection or blood in your urine. Please see your doctor, share your past medical history, and schedule a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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I have pain in my right lower back after walking for about 15 minutes. Oct. 2010 I had an incident where I bled out and all my sysstems shut down. Could this be kidney related?

This : This does need to be evaluated based on your past medical history. It could be musculoskeletal pain. Try to note if the pain radiates down your leg when you get it. Because of your history of kidney problems, you should be tested for infection or blood in your urine. Please see your doctor, share your past medical history, and schedule a complete evaluation.

If you have increased pain, fever, or vomiting than you will have to go to the emergency department immediately for evaluation. ...Read more

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Malignant ascites, will it shut down the kidneys?

Malignant ascites, will it shut down the kidneys?

Yes it can: A very difficult situation but make sure oral fluid intake (not just water but some electrolytes) is adequate to maintain urine output. That will help to slow kidney problems. ...Read more

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If your right kidney has shut down completely does that mean you attached renal gland has shut down also?

Not. necessarily: The adrenal gland that is proximate to the kidney is an endocrine secreting hormones into the bloodstream and separate from the kidney making urine. You Don, t say why the kidney shut down. If it was a destructive process like a tumor it could invade the adrenal gland, but if it, s not a potentially destructive process the adrenal gland should work properly and secrete hormone. ...Read more

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Can drinking too much water or other liquids cause one's kidneys to shut down?

Can drinking too much water or other liquids cause one's kidneys to shut down?

Kidneys: Drinking water should not cause your kidneys to shut down. Stay well hydrated is actually beneficial to the kidney function. Not getting enough fluids can hurt the kidneys. Certain other beverages have been show to have some impact on kidney function. Diet sodas have been linked to a higher risk of kidney issues in one study. Too much alcohol can be a problem too. ...Read more

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Why would kidneys shut down for 45 hours after 2 hours of walking on a hot day at zoo? I felt faint and left. Well hydrated before, during and over ne

I hope your: Kidneys didn't didn't really "shut down" or you would be in kidney failure. You must have become dehydrated even with your attempts to avoid it, or the fluid shifted to a different compartment before returning to your vascular system. ...Read more

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I just took two, 500 mg acetametaphins by accident. If I take anything with aspirin, my kidneys will shut down. Should I go to the hospital?

I just took two, 500 mg acetametaphins by accident. If I take anything with aspirin, my kidneys will shut down. Should I go to the hospital?

Dosing: If you have taken 1 gm don't take anymore and that can be used as a single dose in some patients. If you don't have any liver disease, you should not have any major issues. Would suggest not to exceed the total dose on the bottle. If you feel ill then sure seek attension. 1 GM is not an overdose. ...Read more

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My father-in-law is on life support from a drug overdose and his kidneys are shut down. Will he ever b the same? He was unresponsive w/ bed sores also

My father-in-law is on life support from a drug overdose and his kidneys are shut down. Will he ever b the same? He was unresponsive w/ bed sores also

Looks grim: The presence of bedsores suggests a long-term problem. The drug overdose causing both a coma and kidney failure suggest mult-system organ failure. Occasionally, this can be reversed by an emergency dialysis, but the combinanation is very worrisome. ...Read more

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What causes me to feel brain-dead out the blue for long periods of time like my mind has shut down but I can still do basic things like eat, drink and just about watch and understand tv also when I go into this stage of my mind shutting down I lose ba

What causes me to feel brain-dead out the blue for long periods of time like my mind has shut down but I can still do basic things like eat, drink and just about watch and understand tv also when I go into this stage of my mind shutting down I lose ba

Brain/illness/ER: I would suggest an ER visit for a T scan of your brain, immediate neurological consultation, psychological and psychaitiric counselings and understand that these symtoms cannot be diagnosed online. Time to turn off the computer and go to the ER. ...Read more

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What diseases can completely shut down the nervous system?

What diseases can completely shut down the nervous system?

None: Only death can completely shut down the nervous system and death may result from. But is not of itself considered a disease ...Read more

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Does your body start to shut down after 30 hours of no sleep and you eventually pass out?

Does your body start to shut down after 30 hours of no sleep and you eventually pass out?

No: I would venture to guess most docs here routinely went 30+ hours awake while in residency. You certainly lose your focus and are fatigued, but 30 hours awake is not too shocking to your body. ...Read more

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How long after the "plug" is pulled does a person usually die. He is 64 body has shut down?

Depends: This really depends on a bunch of different factors. If the person has little or no respiratory drive, they could pass quickly. If they have even a weak respiratory drive they could have agonal breathing for hours. ...Read more

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When a person is dyiing which of the senses is the last to shut down? Can a person still hear and feel touch? And respond?

It depends: It depends upon the cause of death. Some people are completely aware until the last moment. Others go into an unconscious state hour to days before they die and are probably not aware of what is going on around them. However, we do not totally understand what people are aware of in that state so we always encourage family to talk to them as if they could hear and understand. ...Read more

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Chonic pancreatitis: how many ppl die in a year due to this? How many are diagnosed in a year. Can this shut down other organs?

Chonic pancreatitis: how many ppl die in a year due to this? How many are diagnosed in a year. Can this shut down other organs?

Varies on the cause: "Chronic" pancreatitis is a misnomer. The disease is actually recurrent attacks of (acute) pancreatitis. Every attack is different & has a different severity. Acute pancreatitis can affect other organs: when inflamed, pancreas releases digestive enzymes inside the body (instead of the intestines, 4 food). The organs get digested instead. 9 of 200,000 ppl have it, only 20-30% survive 10 yrs from Dx ...Read more

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Hgh almost completely shut down my natural production. It has been 2 years since only 2 month cycle. Now my production=1.6 pr/lit. Possb future regl8?

Hgh almost completely shut down my natural production. It has been 2 years since only 2 month cycle. Now my production=1.6 pr/lit. Possb future regl8?

Blame something else: It was too long ago and for too short a duration to be having an effect now. Something else is causing your problems. See your doctor this time. ...Read more

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Can taking too many types of medications cause your body to shut down?

Can taking too many types of medications cause your body to shut down?

Maybe: Of course, it depends on the medication. If you had been taking cortisone orally for a long period, your adrenals which produce your own cortisone, shut down. This is why you must taper the dose allowing your adrenals to get back up to speed.
Other areas depend on the specific drug. ...Read more

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If your body is in too much pain can your brain shut down and you die?

If your body is in too much pain can your brain shut down and you die?

Find cause of pain: No. You cannot die because of pain. However, you need to find out what is causing the pain and treat it. ...Read more

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My father's pancreas shut down what are your options?

My father's pancreas shut down what are your options?

Insulin: For diabetes secondary to pancreatitis, the Rx is insulin. These patients are generally quite sensitive to insulin and hence careful insulin adjustment is needed. ...Read more

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Can prolonged bed rest cause body to shut down eventually?

Can prolonged bed rest cause body to shut down eventually?

No, but major things: Prolonged bed rest can result in atrophy of muscles and in contractures where joints can be moved only with difficulty. This can occur in people with strokes who are not moved and exercised. Bedsores can also occur. If that person is fed the whole body will not shut down, but prolonged bed rest requires much support to keep muscles, bones, skin and lungs working well. ...Read more

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Can you take enough immunosuppressants to completely shut down the immune system?

Can you take enough immunosuppressants to completely shut down the immune system?

Yes: But you would not survive. One can overdose with immunosuppressive drugs just like any other medications. That is why the doses are controlled and monitored. ...Read more

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If starting testem, how long before endogenous testosterone begins to shut down or decrease?

If starting testem, how long before endogenous testosterone begins to shut down or decrease?

Immediately!: It suppresses your pituitary, making it think you need no testicular stimulation. ...Read more