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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
See a hepatologist: A primary care doctor, plus a hepatologist (liver specialist) or an infectious disease specialist, provide the care of hepb carriers. Antivirals like interferon, adefovir, entecavir, lamivudine, telbivudine, and tenofovir have been used. The specialists know which combinations of meds work better in which patients. The virus can be resistant to some of the meds. Lab tests are checked regularly. ...Read more
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