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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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What are the most common causes of liver cirrhosis?

What are the most common causes of liver cirrhosis?

See below: 1. Alcohol 2. Hepatitis c & b 3. Others like fatty liver disease, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, inflammatory bowel disease (includes ulcerative colitis and crohns - usually crohns), primary biliary cirrhosis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, tylenol (acetaminophen) or aflatoxin (certain mushrooms) toxicity but usually causes immediate failure, parasites, and others. ...Read more

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What are classic early signs of kidney damage and what are common causes of kidney damage leading to failure?

What are classic early signs of kidney damage and what are common causes of kidney damage leading to failure?

Signs of kidney dama: There are no classic signs of kidney damage, kidney damage can occur silently. Recurrent uti's, specially pyelonephritis can lead to chronic kidney damage, long standing obstruction of the urinary tract, urinary reflux into the kidneys, congenital and hereditary abnormalities like polycystic kidneys, congenital obstruction (upj), glomerulonephritis. ...Read more

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Are vascular conditions a common complication of kidney failure?

Are vascular conditions a common complication of kidney failure?

PAD and renal fail: A blockage in the artery that supplies blood to a kidney can diminish the kidney until it is irreversibly damaged. Hypertension and diabetes when out of control can accelerate vascular disease and kidney damage. So yes, pad/ peripheral artery disease can cause or accelerate kidney disease. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of kidney stones?

What are the most common symptoms of kidney stones?

Flank pain: Kidney stones can result in numerous symptoms including pain on side/back/groin, nausea/vomitting, blood in urine. Could have fever if associated with an infection. Most common symptom would be flank pain, that may come-and-go. If you are concerned you may have a stone, you should be seen by a physician soon. ...Read more

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What are the most common kidney diseases?

What are the most common kidney diseases?

Diabetes/hypertensio: Most common kidney disease are the one related to either diabetes, high blood pressure (hypertension) or both ...Read more

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What usually causes acute kidney failure in the elderly?

What usually causes acute kidney failure in the elderly?

Meds and Dehydration: Acute kidney failure occurs predominantly from newly prescribed medications like a diuretic (hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) or lasix) or from certain anti-hypertensive medications like an ace or arb (enalapril or cozaar). Also akf occurs in the elderly if they do not get enough water intake especially in warm environments when they sweat a lot. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of chronic liver disease?

What are the most common symptoms of chronic liver disease?

Usually nothing, but: The liver can handle a lot of abuse before you start seeing symptoms. This can take years of abuse sometimes. When the liver becomes so scarred that you develop something called "cirrhosis", or end stage liver disease, then many things will start happening, including jaundice (yellow skin/eyes), bleeding from your GI tract, confusion, fluid buildup in the abdomen and other things. ...Read more

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Can diabetes cause renal failure and what are the symptoms of kidney failure?

Can diabetes cause renal failure and what are the symptoms of kidney failure?

Definitely: Diabetes is the number cause of renal fialure by far. So controlling your diabetes would mean avoiding renal failure. Individuals with chronic renal failure tend to have no generalized symptoms. However as the renal failure progresses, a person can feel sluggish, fatigue, nause, vomiting and lose of appetite. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of liver failure?

What are common symptoms of liver failure?

Acute/chronic differ: There acute (fast) and chronic (slow) liver failure. Acute liver failure can occur with an overdose or a virus - you present with decreased energy, nausea, vomiting, pain, decreased mental status. Chronic liver failure occurs over years' time from hepatitis c, alcohol, fatty liver, others. You present with yellowing of skin, lack of energy, decreased mental status, leg swelling, abdominal fluid. ...Read more

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What are the causes of renal failure?

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What are the causes of renal failure?

Multiple causes: I concur with dr. Griffiths' answer in general. However, one of very common and important cause should be added, namely poorly controlled diabetes. Among the kidney diseases, minimal change lesion is very unlikely to lead to renal failure. ...Read more

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Are adrenal problems a common cause of hypertension?

Are adrenal problems a common cause of hypertension?

Not common but: very plausible cause of secondary hypertension. Hyperaldosteronism including Liddle syndrome and adrenal hyperplasia, Cushing's or steroid excess, and glucocorticoid resistance are all adrenal problems associated with severe hypertension. There are other tumors in the adrenal medulla such as pheochromocytoma or paragangliomas can also cause severe hypertension. ...Read more

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What is the most common cause of neonatal sepsis?

What is the most common cause of neonatal sepsis?

Changing: Currently that is changing, probably due to preventive measures for group b streptococcus (gbs), which has been the leading cause for decades. Escherchia coli has taken over as the leading cause in premature babies while gbs still leads in full term neonates. ...Read more

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What are some common symptoms of advanced congestive heart failure?

What are some common symptoms of advanced congestive heart failure?

Multiple: Shortness of breath at rest, inability to stand up from bed and walk ( ny class iv) accumulation of fluid starting with the legs up to the whole body and lungs causing crackle sounds in the chest, lowering of blood pressure, tahycardia ( unless taking beta blockers)and worsening of the kidney function and sometimes even worsening of the liver function ( because the congestion). ...Read more

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Is kidney failure a common complication of kidney stones ?

Is kidney failure a common complication of kidney stones ?

Kidney disease: Most kidney disease/kidney failure comes from longstanding, poorly controlled high blood pressure and/or diabetes. Nowaadays, it is rare for kidney stones by themselves to cause kidney failure unless they are left in a blocking location for a long period of time. ...Read more

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What are common causes of kidney inflammation?

What are common causes of kidney inflammation?

Kidney inflammation: Bacterial, viral, rheumatoid diseases, glomerulonephritis. Lets do 2nd opinion and get to the bottom of this. ...Read more

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The most common cause of ventricilar irritability is?

The most common cause of ventricilar irritability is?

Ask a heart doc: Ventricular irritability means that the heart is susceptible to irregularities in the conduction of electrical rhythm in the heart. Many things can cause arrhythmias such as hypoxia, meds, illicit drugs, toxins, electrolyte imbalances, cold weather and damage to the heart muscle from a previous heart attack. I am not sure what the most common cause is, but you could ask a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Are vascular conditions a common complication of liver failure?

Are vascular conditions a common complication of liver failure?

Complicated question: Liver failure causes scarring in the liver which impedes blood flow (interpreted by some as a vascular condition ) that causes swelling of the abdomen and legs. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of liver problems?

What are the most common symptoms of liver problems?

None.: Most liver problems are evident with lab or imaging studies long before symptoms are present. The liver has lots of extra capacity. When it gives symptoms you are already in a world of trouble....... If you do get symptoms it might be right upper quadrant pain or fullness, vomiting, jaundice, fatigue, white stools or very dark urine, generalized itching, generalized swelling. ...Read more

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Kidney Failure (Definition)

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Esrd (Definition)

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