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Renal Disease Symptoms Body Temp Low
Edema, fatigue: There are many different types of renal diseases with different symptoms. Symptoms may include: swelling in legs/around eyes (edema), malaise (not feeling well), fatigue, foamy urine, blood in urine, pain in kidney area (flank), decreased or increased urinary output (decreased or increased urination). These symptoms are not specific for kidney diseases and can be associated with other conditions. ...Read more
Can there be better and low-cost alternatives to peritoneal dialysis in the treatment of end-stage renal disease?
My ultrasound said abnormal resistive index on r kidney suggesting medical renal disease or renal stenosis. My kidney blood levels were all low?
High Resistive Index: I have two questions, why did your doctor order a resistive index on you? Do you have hypertension (BP) that is difficult to control? If you do not have any bp, then you likely do not have a renal artery stenosis (ras). If you do have bp, you may need a renal artery angiogram to see if your BP is caused by a ras. See a nephrologist for more answers. Good luck. ...Read more
Read Lipitor (atorvastatin) can cause rd. How likely is it to get renal disease from Lipitor (atorvastatin) on a low dose 10mg and is 10mg too low to help the cholesterol go down?
Unlikely: Although it is listed as possible adverse reaction it is quite unlikely that Lipitor (atorvastatin) at that dosage may cause renal disease. Still it may be good enough to lower your cholesterol. Like with any meds: if you are worried , you should discuss with the doctor that prescribed it. ...Read more
Dialysis /Transplant: Ersd/kidney failure means most of kidney function has been lost + that subject will die unless they undergo dialysis or receive a kidney transplant. Means that kidney/s are unable to remove the nitrogenous waste products produced by your body produced by metabolising ingested protein + spent muscle. Esrd also defined as inadequate function to sustain lif or < 15 ml/min. Glomerular filtration rate. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See Below: End stage renal disease is stage five ckd or GFR 15 or less. Dialysis is started when the function of the kidneys is inadequate to remove the metabolic byproducts of metabolism. In practice this is usually determined by measuring gfr. Most people have to start dialysis when GFR drops to 10-15 though it may have to be started higher or lower than that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A good Nephrologist: General principals would include control of hypertension, relief of any kidney obstruction, adequate hydration (assuming kidney function is not severely reduced), good control of diabetes, if present. Depending on renal function varying degrees of sodium, potassium, and protein dietary restriction may be required. ...Read more
Phosphorus control: If you are talking about reducing elevated phosphorus (P) levels in patients with kidney failure, P levels are brought down by two drugs. One is P binders that prevent P from being absorbed in the intestine. If those patients have high parathyroid hormone levels (PTH), drugs like cinacalcet reduce serum P levels by preventing it and calcium from being liberated from the bone by PTH. ...Read more