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Tell me about esrd?

Tell me about esrd?

End stage renal: End stage renal disease, term used for patients with kidney disease needing dialysis on a long term basis. ...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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Can esrd be reversed?

Can esrd be reversed?

ESRD: Yes, transplantation fixes esrd. Otherwise, there are no cures for end stage renal disease. In rare cases, acute kidney injury can last for prolonged period of time, requiring dialysis and this can sometimes improve/ recover. However actual esrd does not improve. ...Read more

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What is done to treat ESRD?

What is done to treat ESRD?

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

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What are the tests for esrd?

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

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What are the symptoms of esrd?

What are the symptoms of esrd?

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

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When does a person get esrd? Does end-stage mean he'll never recover from it?

When does a person get esrd? Does end-stage mean he'll never recover from it?

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

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What are the main priorities of care for a patient with esrd?

What are the main priorities of care for a patient with esrd?

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

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If I have esrd and have a lot of itching, what is that likely to be caused by?

If I have esrd and have a lot of itching, what is that likely to be caused by?

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

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What are the symptoms and causes of ESRD? How can I prevent it and what should I avoid to prevent it? Thank you!

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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Do patients with esrd need Foley catheters?

Not usually: Esrd patients usually have no urine output but some patients do still produce some urine...It depends on the patient. ...Read more

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How to decrease the hepa b level of a esrd patient?

How to decrease the hepa b level of a esrd patient?

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

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What are some strategies to improve the nutrition of esrd patients?

High protein intake: Strictly follow salt restriction to avoid extreme thirst which will make you drink more and eat less and be short of breath and makes the body out of balance. No dairy products is important to cut down phosphorus and no cola. ...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?

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

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What is the difference between acute renal failure and ESRD?

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

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What is the typical life expectancy of a 77 year old female with esrd on dialysis?

What is the typical life expectancy of a 77 year old female with esrd on dialysis?

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

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What is the medical efficacy of moringa oleifera in the treatment of esrd?

See below: I could not find any scientific literature to support its use in esrd. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for end-stage renal disease (esrd)?

What are the treatments for end-stage renal disease (esrd)?

Dialysis or transpla: Dialysis either hemodialysis in the dialysis center or at home or peritoneal dialysis at home.
Kidney transplant from a deceased or live donor. ...Read more

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How long can one live with out dialysis who is esrd and has CHF at the age of 46?

Not long: End stage renal disease indicates the absolute need for dialysis or kidney transplant. So for true esrd without dialysis or transplant death would come very quickly, especially because of associated heart failure, maybe days to weeks. ...Read more

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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)?

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)?

Have him tested: If he tests and is a match, then you can consider it, but given his age as a minor, you would have to talk to your transplant team to see if they would allow it. ...Read more

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I have ESRD and I work. When I get off my legs are painful, swollen and shiny. What should I do.

I have ESRD and I work. When I get off my legs are painful, swollen and shiny. What should I do.

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

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What is the life expectancy for 60 year old man esrd, end-stage liver disease, hypertension?

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

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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

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I just want to ask why esrd patient with cardiomegaly and abnormal 2d echo result must be heparin free every dialysis session?

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

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What's the prognosis for frail geriatric esrd patient with 3-weekly hd, uncontrollable BP (> 180/100) and dm (fasting blood sugar >350)?

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

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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?

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

Dr. Fred McCurdy
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Esrd (Definition)

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