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My mother went into kidney failure. She has come out of it, and is off dialysis, but has lost her sense of taste and smell. Is there a way heal that?

My mother went into kidney failure. She has come out of it, and is off dialysis, but has lost her sense of taste and smell. Is there a way heal that?

Here are some...: Glad to hear your mom has come out of dialysis, but the kidney function likely still remains marginal. The care for such clinical situation should focus on kidney-damaging drugs, adequate hydration, quality lifestyle without overindulgence, and following medical advice from the medical team. As to curing the kidney damage, it's virtually impossible to conform: Life is a one-way street of. .. ...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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Can e.Coli caused kidney failure if untreated?

Can e.Coli caused kidney failure if untreated?

E. coli: The so-called enterohemorrhagic e. Coli is linked to a particular form of kidney disease called hemolytic uremic syndrome. Type o157 is the most common but other o types can also cause this. Anti microbial agents not only do not prevent the kidney complication but clearly are linked to a higher risk of it.
However, e.Coli sepsis of other types can cause kidney failure that may be prevented by rx. ...Read more

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What exactly does borderline kidney failure mean? & what can be done to keep them to get worse? Is ther e something im doing causing them to fail?

What exactly does borderline kidney failure mean? & what can be done to keep them to get worse? Is ther e something im doing causing them to fail?

Kidney failure?: Two things that can lead to kidney failure (esrd) are poorly controlled hypertension and diabetes. If you have those problems make sure you have your BP well controlled and if you are diabetic, make sure you are under the care of an endocrinologist. See a nephrologist (n) and have a 24 hour urine collection to get your actual kidney function determined. After that the n can discuss your prognosis. ...Read more

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Why do people even in their 20's get heart attacks and kidney failure?

Why do people even in their 20's get heart attacks and kidney failure?

Unusual: The disease homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia can cause heart attacks in someone in their 20's. People with this have cholesterol levels above 500. I have also seen a couple patients with diabetes and who smoke who have had heart attacks in their 20's. Kidney failure while young can be caused by inherited or autoimmune kidney disease both of which are relatively rare. ...Read more

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My 80yo dad has opted for hospice. Stopping dialysis. Will the kidney failure be paunful? Can it be controlled? Dr.'s gave him 5days.

My 80yo dad has opted for hospice. Stopping dialysis. Will the kidney failure be paunful? Can it be controlled? Dr.'s gave him 5days.

Kidney failure: Kidney failure itself is not going to be painful. However, if he has other problems on top of it, he may experience pain. Kidney failure will cause a build up of toxic substances and he will enter a comatose state and pass away eventually. ...Read more

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How long can a person live with kidney failure?

How long can a person live with kidney failure?

It depends: It depends on the severity of the kidney failure and the need for temporary or permanent dialysis (and/or transplant)

other important factors include associated medical conditions (heart, lungs etc)

see your doctor. ...Read more

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Kidney failure-- how long will you live on average?

Kidney failure-- how long will you live on average?

Many years: Most people with kidney failure don't die of it but rather associated conditions the first being cardiovascular disease and second infections.
One can be maintained on dialysis for many years and transplantation has great success plus the progression can be delayed by medication and diet. ...Read more

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What will happen and how long are you hospitalized for a severe kidney failure?

What will happen and how long are you hospitalized for a severe kidney failure?

Depends: 1) what will happen: depends on the cause of kidney failure. Something like dehydration related kidney failure almost always recovers. Inflammatory processes of kidneys (glomerulonephritis) might not.
2) how long are you hospitalized: again depends on the cause of kidney failure. ...Read more

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How can someone suspect they have kidney failure? Typically, what are the noticeable symptoms?

How can someone suspect they have kidney failure? Typically, what are the noticeable symptoms?

See below: Initially in early renal failure you have no symptoms. They develop only late in the renal failure- when one develops swelling, nausea, vomiting, distaste for food, inability to concentrate, varying degrees of mental status changes, itching etc.- practically involves every organ. In chronic renal failure this can take several years. In acute renal failure this can occur within few days. Lab work. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you get some of the symptoms of kidney failure, is it still possible to get cured?

I'm just wondering, if you get some of the symptoms of kidney failure, is it still possible to get cured?

Get info on YOU!: Symptoms of kidney failure are pretty vague at first, including fatigue! (who doesn't get that from time to time?) the important thing is to learn the numbers that reflect your kidney function. If you are a diabetic, get a yearly urine test to assess the amount of microalbumin (protein) in your urine - it's your earliest indicator of problems. Watch your blood pressure, too! Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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Will kidney failure kill me?

Will kidney failure kill me?

Not necessarily: If kidney failure is mild/stable with an established & eliminated cause (eg from nsaids), you may not have problems from it. If severe, then "renal replacement therapy" w hemodialysis (hd) or kidney transplant is lifesaving. Life expectancy on hd is markedly less than for people w/o kidney failure (degree depends on cause), but kidney transplants seem to do better (if no complications, 75% 10 yrs). ...Read more

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Can malaria cause kidney failure?

Can malaria cause kidney failure?

Yes: The malaria parasite lives and divides in the red blood cells. In some forms of malaria, there are so many parasites that the red cells start getting trapped in the small blood vessels, blocking blood flow. In addition there can be massive destruction of red cells in the blood vessels, fragments of which block smaller blood vessels. This can cause kidney failure. ...Read more

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What causes acute kidney failure?

What causes acute kidney failure?

Toxic insults: Low blood pressure, interruption of blood flow, obstruction of urine flow, drug allergies, toxic drugs, autoimmune disease, heart failure, chronic liver disease, sepsis,
underlying problems such as diabetes and myeloma increase the chance for renal failure.

There are many causes, most are evident upon inspection of the patient, this requires expert attention and action to reverse the process. ...Read more

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Can you be born with kidney failure?

Yes: Yes. A variety of conditions can lead to being born with malfunctioning kidneys. ...Read more

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What can cause acute kidney failure?

What can cause acute kidney failure?

Multiple causes: Shock from any cause, auto-immune nephritis, bilaleral ureteral obstruction, drug toxicity, liver failure etc. See the site below for more info
http://www. Bing. Com/health/article/mayo-mads00280/acute-kidney-failure? Q=acute+renal+failure+causes&qpvt=acute+renal+failure+causes#causes. ...Read more

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Can dehydration cause kidney failure?

Absolutely!!!: Always stay well hydrated, especially during warm summer months... ...Read more

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What could cause acute kidney failure?

Common causes: The answer is very long. Commonly, I encounter causes such as dehydration, sepsis, heart failure, drugs & obstruction to urinary flow. ...Read more

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What are signs of acute kidney failure?

What are signs of acute kidney failure?

Decrease urination: There are multiple signs of acute renal failure (arf). The first sign that must people realize is a decrease in urine output as well as noticeable swelling in their lower extremities. ARF can also be detected by your doctor by blood and urine tests. If you have severe forms of arf, then you develop decrease in appetite, insomnia and anemia. ...Read more

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Can creatine cause kidney failure or not?

Can creatine cause kidney failure or not?

Possible: By itself, creatine is usually not toxic, and is actually a naturally occurring substance in the human body. However, it is known to cause inflammation in the kidney sometimes (interstitial nephritis) and is best avoided by people who have preexisting kidney damage.

http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/creatine/ns_patient-creatine/dsection=safety. ...Read more

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How can renal/kidney failure be detected?

How can renal/kidney failure be detected?

Simple tests: A few blood and urine tests are sufficient to make a diagnosis. It's really quite easy. ...Read more

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Can kidney failure, stage 3, be reversed?

Can kidney failure, stage 3, be reversed?

Diagnosis first: Ask for a referral to a nephrologist who will investigate if there are reversible causes. If not, the goal is to preserve your kidney function at it's current level with medications. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of acute kidney failure?

What are symptoms of acute kidney failure?

Low urine output: Acute kidney failure results in low or no urine output, fluid overload, and hypertension. ...Read more

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Are kidney failure and diabetes inheritable?

Are kidney failure and diabetes inheritable?

Genetics: Both are. Certain forms of kidney disease have characteristic forms of passing from one generation to the next. If you have a 1st degree relative who has diabetes, your risk goes up quite high. ...Read more

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For how long does acute kidney failure last?

For how long does acute kidney failure last?

Acute renal failure: Most patients with acute renal failure (a) start to recover their renal function in less than 3 weeks. Some, and older, patients can take longer to recover their renal function, up to 3-4 months. If the renal failure is not resolved in 3 weeks, ask the nephrologist involved in the patient's care for a better answer to your question. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, what drug causes kidney failure?

Drugs-kidney failure: There are various drugs that can cause kidney failure and the list is quite long. For detailed description of what they are, go to this link:

http://www. Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/medications-that-can-cause-acute-renal-failure. ...Read more

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What are the signs of stage 1 kidney failure?

What are the signs of stage 1 kidney failure?

No signs/symptoms: Check out http://www. Davita. Com/kidney-disease/overview/stages-of-kidney-disease/stage-1-of-chronic-kidney-disease/e/4745 & http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/kidney-disease/basics/definition/con-20026778 for more info. ...Read more

Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Failure (Definition)

A condition in which your kidneys suddenly stop working normally. Since your kidneys remove waste products and help balance water and salt and other minerals (electrolytes) in your blood, when your kidneys stop working, waste products, fluids, and electrolytes build up in your body. This can cause problems ...Read more


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Esrd (Definition)

End stage renal disease (ESRD) = final stage ...Read more