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Doctor insights on: Pathophysiology Of Uremia

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Are uremia and uraemia the same thing?

Yes: In the U.S., it is most commonly spelled uremia; in the U.K., I believe it is spelled uraemia. ...Read more

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What is the difference between uremia and azotemia?

What is the difference between uremia and azotemia?

AZOTEMIA is the : Early stage while uremia/ kidney failure is the end stage of kidney disease. In the former, the condition can be caused by dehydration, medication side effect, insufficient water intake, certain medical conditions etc while the latter is caused/ contributed by uncontrolled hypertension, diabetes, liver disease, extreme shock, sepsis/blood infection etc rx-. Hemodialysis and/or kidney transplant. ...Read more

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What is the difference between uremia and azotemia ?

What is the difference between uremia and azotemia ?

Almost synonyms.: Both words refer to what happens when the kidneys fail to function fully and urea, creatinine, and other nitrogenous waste products build up in the blood. Uremia refers mainly to urea, so it is considered less precise. Azotemia comes from the greek root azote or nitrogen, and describes an excess of nitrogen-containing compounds in the blood. ...Read more

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Is there medicine to lower creatine levels, if so, what is it ? 45 year old female with uremia

Is there medicine to lower creatine levels, if so, what is it ? 45 year old female with uremia

No: Creatinine is an indirect marker of the filtration capacity of the kidney. Uremia is present in kidney failure. Unfortunately, no medicine can specifically improve filtration of the kidney. ...Read more

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How can I treat uremia effectively?

How can I treat uremia effectively?

Uremia treatment: Uremia can be treated by dialysis, either peritoneal (P) dialysis or hemodialysis (H). If a patient is on P or H, having a successful kidney transplant can cure the patient's uremia and allow the patient to stop dialysis. ...Read more

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I have low uremia on my blood test what does this mean?

I have low uremia on my blood test what does this mean?

Unsure: There is no test for uremia. Uremia is a condition of end stage renal disease with toxic accumulation of waste products. Certainly low "uremia" would be a good thing. I cannot imagine what test you had done. Uric acid is sometimes measured and again low is good. ...Read more

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Hello doctors, can uremia patients eat bananas?

Hello doctors, can uremia patients eat bananas?

Banana & uremia: Uremic patients usually have very poor appetite. The question is not really whether they could eat bananas but what problems bananas can cause in uremic patients. Bananas are high in potassium and patients who are uremic will likely have difficulty excreting potassium from the body. High blood potassium can lead to irregular heart rhythms which can cause lead to a life-threating situation. ...Read more

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What is the difference between uremia and hepatic encephalopathy?

What is the difference between uremia and hepatic encephalopathy?

See below: Both can cause Metabolic Encephalopathies, or brain dysfunction. Uremia due to kidney failure, hepatitis due to liver failure. The pathways and toxicity are respectively different but the net effect on brain may be very similar. Clinicians can easily distinguish the two entities. ...Read more