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Medicine For Esrd
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
Renal replacement: End Stage Renal Disease means that your kidneys are functioning only minimally, and if no treatment occurs, a person will die. Fortunately, there are three major treatments: 1) Kidney transplant from a living or cadaver donor, 2) Hemodialysis (the kidney machine), and 3) Peritoneal Dialysis. Both types of dialysis can be done at home! You may want to read "Help! I Need Dialysis! " LGromkoMD ...Read more
See below: Esrd short of end stage renal disease, is detected by measuring serum creatinine levels which reflect the kidneys ability to get rid of waste from the body, the higher the level, the worse the function. Gfr can be calculated from creatinine level. Normal is 90 ml/min and if less than 10 ml/min generally requires dialysis and is called esrd. ...Read more
See below: Esrd is short for end stage kidney disease. Loss of renal function leads to accumulation of waste from the body, called uremia. Early uremic symptoms are not specific only to uremia, and include loss of apetite, anorexia and nausea, vomiting. If the symptoms occur when the measured kidney function called GFR is less than 10 ml/min the symptoms are attributed to uremia. ...Read more
When kidneys fail...:
Esrd is a term that is indicative of kidney failure that is severe enough to require either dialysis or transplant to prevent death.
It has its roots in the medicare benefit available to all since the 1970s. It is a bad clinical term since you as a person are not end stage but your kidneys are. By definition it is not recoverable. ...Read more
Improved health: The team that cares for a dialysis patient focuses on decreasing complications and improving health. We address dietary issues, BP control, anemia management, bone health, removal of renal failure toxins, general health care issues, avoiding hospitalization, increasing renal replacement therapy options, and attempting to qualify as many patients as appropriate and willing for kidney transplant. ...Read more
ESRD: Not likely but it depends on what the cause of your child' s esrd was. ...Read more
Itching And Dialysis: Most propeller have itching whether they are on hemo or peritoneal dialysis. Cause are accumulation of phosphorous in the blood due to renal failure, allergies to some component of the dialysis process (plastic, cleansing agents, additives to the dialysis fluid, etc), or there is no known cause and it just comes and goes without ever having an answer. ...Read more
What are the symptoms and causes of ESRD? How can I prevent it and what should I avoid to prevent it? Thank you!
ESRD prevention: The answer to your question is too long to explain here. Go to this link and get a full explanation of ESRD's causes. To prevent it, treat hypertension, eat well and if you have diabetes, control it and your blood pressure well. At your age, you may have nothing to worry about. ...Read more
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My wife is in ESRD. She is currently doing PD. She also suffers from Gastroparesis. She says she feels like her body is poisoned. Is this normal?
In end stage renal: Disease, multiple toxins may not be eliminated from the body, and symptoms that are common are a general ill feeling and fatigue, Itching (pruritus) and dry skin, headaches, weight loss without trying and loss of appetite and nausea. Not uncommonly, there can be mental confusion and lack of alertness. Hopefully the dialysis will give some relief. ...Read more
Differences: Acute is something abrupt and may go away. ESRD is end-stage renal disease and will not go away. It will only get worse and requires significant involvement on the part of a bunch of highly trained/skilled healthcare providers/professionals (MDs, nurses, dietitians, etc.) ...Read more
Longevity and ESRD: Patients with ESRD live shorter lives than age-matched control without it. Their longevity depends when they started dialysis and what other co-morbidities they have, such as diabetes or heart disease. For a more specific answer you need to supply that information to us here on HealthTap. You can, or course, ask the nephrologist treating the patient you are asking, who could give a better answer. ...Read more
See below: I could not find any scientific literature to support its use in esrd. ...Read more
4 simple cysts in a solitary kidney unchange over 20 years. Creatinine fluctuates 1.3 to 1.6 over same time what are odds of esrd?
Cysts: Simple cysts unchanged over 20 years will not lead to esrd. ...Read more
What can I do if my son is a 16-year old boy wants to donate one of his kidneys to his friend who is suffering from esrd (end stage renal disorder)?
F/u w kidney MD: Compression stockings may help. However, with ESRD you should be under close care with nephrologist (kidney specialist), thus would recommend you follow up with kidney doctor to evaluate your kidney function, determine if there are other issues that need to be evaluated such had heart function, liver function, and rule out rarer things such as blood clots (unlikely if both legs swell equally) ...Read more
Can be a cure: As well as treatment.Get a more detailed answer ›
Serious: You describe a very serious situation. One can't always predict longevity in people but with two major organ systems failing, long term survival isn't probable. ...Read more
Is constipation usual for frail geriatric esrd patient on thrice weekly hd? She eats well, craves food even with cr 7.2. Passes lot of urine only once
Constipation: Constipation may be related to different factors including inactivity medications used to treat the renal failure, amount of dietary fiber + liquid intake etc. Review medications list with your physician & seek recommendations for constipation management based upon all factors. ...Read more
I just want to ask why esrd patient with cardiomegaly and abnormal 2d echo result must be heparin free every dialysis session?
Heparin and dialysis: 32 M on dialysis asks why must be heparin free every dialysis session. ANS: heparin may prevent ur blood from clotting when needle is withdrawn. But ur dialysis team knows u best & can answer this question in ur specific case. The Caridomegaly indicates ur blood pressure is not controlled. This is almost always related 2 eating 2 much salt between dialysis sessions. Discuss with team. ...Read more
What's the prognosis for frail geriatric esrd patient with 3-weekly hd, uncontrollable BP (> 180/100) and dm (fasting blood sugar >350)?
Prognosis: You probably don't need a doctor to tell you these parameters are not suggestive of a favorable prognosis. .. Dialysis patients are very challenging and a team effort needs to be made to change coarse good luck. ...Read more
My creatinine is1.3 (idms)but I don't have high BP and diabetics. It seems that I'm in stage 2 of ckd. How long will it take to reach esrd?
Time to ESRD: It is impossible to accurately predict how long it will take you to get to esrd at this time. How do you know you have CKD stage 2? Did you have a 24 hour urine collection for creatinine clearance? You have no risk factors for ckd, at present. See a physician or a nephrologist for more information. I would also stop smoking, a smoking is something that cannot possibly improve your health. ...Read more