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Pneumonia Symptoms Enlarged Heart Kidney Failure Pneumonia Fever
If someone in their 70's has kidney failure, double pneumonia and liver and heart trouble as well as colitis and dehydration, recovery possible?
Many things involved: It sounds like you are dealing with a complicated situation. It is possible to recover from complicated medical problems, but much depends on the individual's baseline health. Is this an acute illness, or has the person been chronically ill for a long time? "simple" interventions like rehydrating a patient, adjusting their electrolyte balance, and giving antibiotics may work wonders. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I had pneumonia 3 weeks ago, now I have pain on chest left side. It worsens when I cough or sneeze, I was also told I have a enlarged heart & spleen. ?
I was just diagnosed with an enlarged heart and kidneys leaking protien at 48 what are my options?
Diabetic?: Get yourself a good internist and stay close by. You'll need on going care. I wish you well. ...Read more
Symptoms: You should discuss with your doctor your situation. The cause(s) of the heart and renal abnormalities will dictate the treatment and the prognosis. The options will be part of your consultation and you should be sure you get a description and discussion of your problems and options. ...Read more
My grandfather, 83 years old suffered pneumonia and heart enlargement.What is the best way to treat this critical condition?
Need more info: Pneumonia & heart enlargement in his case may or may not have been related to each other. Treatment will depend on the type & severity of lung infection, results from investigations (chest xray, blood tests, echocardiogram etc.), cause of heart enlargement & overall patient's clinical picture. Please discuss it with your doctor to understand how these above factors relate to your grandfather. ...Read more
Heart and protein: You need to see both a cardiologist (c) and a nephrologist (n). An echocardiogram should be ordered and any hypertension, either essential or pulmonary, need to be treated, if present. A n can get a 24 hour urine to see the quantity of urine in it and can assess you for the cause of it, say diabetes or glomeruloneprhritis, among other causes. You should see a n and c as soon as possible. ...Read more
Do pleural effusion, enlarged heart, abnormal looking lungs, kidney lesion (def not kidney infect) & esophagus "grit" have anything in common?
Complex problem: Certainly, CHF can lead to repercussions to the other organ systems you mentioned. Unfortunately, this format is not capable of diagnosing and explaining all that may be going on. I would start by seeing a cardiologist. ...Read more
If we just found out that my17 yo daughter has an enlarged heart, what signs/symptoms should we be concerned about? Has been to baptist hospital in winston-salem, nc. She is experiencing, cp, sob, extreme fatigue w/o exhertion, squeezing and tightness in
Did : Did she have an echocardiogram (ultrasound) of her heart? Have they done holter monitoring on her (a device that records any abnormal cardiac events in 24 hours). You should have her evaluated at the nearest teaching hospital. They typically have the best specialist. As far as pe is concerned, her doctors need to give her a note to sit out until a diagnosis is made and treatment is started. Best of luck. ...Read more
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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