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Kidneys Shutting Down
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
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
Why do I have gout when none of my ancestors or family members had gout? My age is 24 and i'm obese, so are my kidneys shuting down ?
No: Gout is a buildup of uric acid in your bloodstream. Certain foods that you eat that contain a higher amount of purines that can cause more uric acid in the bloodstream which will then cause a gout attack. These foods include shellfish alcohol asparagus beans and a large amount of red meat. You should see your primary care doctor and have a blood test for high uric acid 30 days after you have a gout attack. Also you need kidney function test just to make sure you're not hurting your kidneys. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sister-in-law took 105 pills of 50mg doxapin 24 hours ago. In intensive care now, on ventilator, kidneys shutting down. Prognosis?
Gram 93 yr. Went to dr. Has impacted stool. Trying miralax (polyethylene glycol) carefully. Could this be her kidney shutting down? Stage 3 Kidney disease. Lives alone
Elderly pt: In elderly patients impacted stools is common and had many reasons. It doesn't reflect that the kidneys caused it or will worsen it. You Mentioned CKD stage III. Ensure she has adequate intake given summer months. She may need her kidney function followed. Best of luck. Patients at this age are fragile and benefit from all the help and care they can get. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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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