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Can you let me know how many worldewide deaths per year are caused by kidney failure?

Can you let me know how many worldewide deaths per year are caused by kidney failure?

Death Rates: I gfound your question intriguing. So, i went to the internet and found a really interesting website. I suggest you go there and explore: http://www.Worldlifeexpectancy.Com/cause-of-death/kidney-disease/by-country/. I certainly am! ...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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What is life expectancy for a 27 year old in kidney failure?

What is life expectancy for a 27 year old in kidney failure?

Life expectancy: in today's day and age --- with high efficiency diakyzerscand highly successful rates of renal transplant-- you can expect almost normal life expectancy with renal failure ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of a 47 year old woman with stage 5 kidney failure and lupus ?

What is the life expectancy of a 47 year old woman with stage 5 kidney failure and lupus ?

Could be a long time: This patient needs close attention to both the sle and her chronic kidney disease. Assuming that the kidney failure is related to the lupus and both can be improved things could be good. This requires expert lupus and kidney management. ...Read more

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My 85 year old father is approaching kidney failure. Is dialysis the only option he has?

My 85 year old father is approaching kidney failure. Is dialysis the only option he has?

Realistically yes: At his age treatment with dialysis of some type is really only viable option. Be thankful because in most countries outside U.S. Dialysis becomes very limited to almost unavailable if over age 65. If younger transplant would possibly be an option and someday soon directed stem cells may be able to restore renal function but not yet. ...Read more

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What could cause a 3-year-old to have seizures and early kidney failure?

A variety of genetic: disorders, both metabolic & some with dysmorphism, developmental delays & inborn errors of metabolism can cause seizures & renal failure. So can chemical poisonings, acute viral infections with hemolytic-uremic syndrome & overwhelming sepsis, bacterial infections. Pediatric ICU doctors will investigate for all possible causes. ...Read more

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Kidney failure/ bed wetting, 15 year old girl, what to do?

Kidney failure/ bed wetting, 15 year old girl, what to do?

Diabetes insipidus: Inability to for failing kidneys to retain fluid which leads to excessive urine production. Unfortunate child will need a kidney transplant. In mean time she will need family to be supportive. Possibly wake her during night to urinate. ...Read more

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How long can a 70 year old survive with stage 3 kidney failure and a bad heart that is not taking meds and recently had a stroke ?

How long can a 70 year old survive with stage 3 kidney failure and a bad heart that is not taking meds and recently had a stroke ?

Possibly years: Chronic kidney disease stage 3 is unfortunately very common. Even without medications if eating a healthy diet and by activity is able to control blood pressure and sugar levels may be able to slghtly delay progression. A bad heart and stroke however does increase dramatically the risk of a acute crisis developing that can be fatal or rapid progression to end-stage heart failure or kidney disease. ...Read more

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What reason would cause the ammonia level in your body to go up to 120? Is it due to kidney failure this is a question about my 81 year old father

Ammonia level: Ammonia level is moat likely due to kidneys not working effectively, but there are other rare causes. Your dad needs to see a doctor very soon. ...Read more

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Failure (Definition)

The kidneys do several tasks. Dialysis is necessary when one or more of the following occur, that can't be remedied or palliated with medications: 1. Insufficient clearance of daily toxins in food and metabolic waste 2. Insufficient clearance of excess water 3. Dangerous electrolyte imbalance, ...Read more


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Esrd (Definition)

End stage renal disease (ESRD, or sometimes called chronic kidney disease), describes any condition where there is a progressive ...Read more