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Kidney Shut Down Death
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
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
Boyfriend is in congestive heart failure, heart functioning at 5%, pumping fluid off organs now, too weak to survive heart attack/stroke. Prognosis?
Can pneumonia from years earlier caused by decompensated heart failure turn into chronic heart failure later on?
My mother has congestive heart failure with kidney failure and fluid build up in her lungs. Been in hospital on & off for 3 months. Death soon?
Depends,: The details that matter include how bad are kidneys eg stage 3, 4, 5? And how bad is heart ejection fraction ef, how low? 30, 20, 10? How responsive is she to water pills? Does she have other illnesses (comorbidities)? She sounds certainly very ill. Ask her doc about more information including above questions and the discussion will flow more naturally to better answer the question of longevity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm on 115mg methadone,I injected 100mg morphine IV,can histamines flood my head,stay there,eventually causing heart failure?
Overdose: Histamine, alone, would not induce heart failure. However, it sounds like you are going through a lot right now ... And would benefit from seeing a psychiatrist to restart your rehabilitation. If you're having any trouble breathing, chest pain, or other alarming symptoms - you should head directly to your nearest ER. ...Read more
No Specific Order ..: There is generally no specific order. Once the liver begins to fail, large dilated veins in the esophagus can develop. In addition, fluid can begin to accumulate in the abdomen. As the liver function fails, patients can develop confusion (hepatic encephalopathy), low blood proteins, and worse clotting. ...Read more
I am suffering from end stage kidney failure and on dialysis which is because of high blood pressure can my kidney failure be reversed?
Who knows?: Clinical experience shows all dying persons will, as expected, struggle to cope with reality, certainty, & uncertainty for survival & continuation at the early stage of dying, gradually become less energy & ability to fight on, then lapse into coma, and finally step into eternity. What is the pace of dying? It heavily depends upon the availability of supportive care & widely vary from days to... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pancreatic cancer. Whipple. Chemo 7 months. Tumors in pancreas and liver. Recent blood clot. Pain. New intestinal blockage. Is my body shutting down?
Difficult disease: Some blockages are due to scar tissue inside the abdomen (called adhesions), and other blockages are due to cancer growth. A CT scan may be able to tell the difference between the 2. If the blockage is cancer-related, then it may be time to think about a different chemotherapy regimen. But if it's just adhensions, then sometimes an operation helps. Talk to your doctor to investigate further ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dr said high hormones caused 100lb gain liver not filtering fat & shutting down quickly 4 toes perm numb and feet go numb while walking what's goin on?
Numb feet: There are many systemic diseases that can cause peripheral neuropathy of the lower extremities.This condition is basically a sensory loss of the nerves due to a diminished vascularity or lack of necessary nutrient such as folic acid.You need to stabilize your liver condition and then see a podiatrist to have a neurological and vascular evaluation of your lower extremities. ...Read more
4mm kidney stone in bladder severe pain when flow of urine slows down. drinkin lots of water. when should stone pass on its own?
Bladder stone: No telling how long. 4mm stone should pass but will be painful. If you do not pass it in next 5-7 days, discuss urologist going and getting it with a scope. Best of luck with this. OUCH!! Dr R ...Read more
92yo liver failure, severe jaundice labored breathing nausea emotionally given up dnr, likelihood of surviving the weekend? Doc wouldn't say
Only God knows.: But with the symptoms you've described, she has end stage liver failure and she wouldn't live long on earth. Average life span of people in developed countries is 75-80 years. Here's the overall picture - all of us are just passing through in this worldl. God bless her on her way to eternity! ...Read more
Gun powder injected during raid.lead was 192.Kidney function deteriorated,urine stored and caused septicemia.hs myocardial ischemia.plz save him.
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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