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What can be done for my 88 year old grandmother who has stopped eating and has renal failure and congentital heart defect?

What can be done for my 88 year old grandmother who has stopped eating and has renal failure and congentital heart defect?

What can be done: It sounds like your grandmother has made the decision for you. She has had a long life and she has some serious health issues. The best thing I can tell you is to have a talk with your grandmother and ask her what she wants to do. It may be that she has had enough of treatments and hospitals, so you can enroll her in hospice, spend some time with her, allow her to be with her family.

Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Failure (Definition)

A condition in which your kidneys suddenly stop working normally. Since your kidneys remove waste products and help balance water and salt and other minerals (electrolytes) in your blood, when your kidneys stop working, waste products, fluids, and electrolytes build up in your body. This can cause problems ...Read more


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How serious is renal failure?

How serious is renal failure?

It depends: Usually it depends on the reason, the severity and person health. While renal failure due to dehydration and obstruction (stones, prostate in a man)is reversible most of the the time, renal failure due to intrinsic kidney problems is sometimes hard to treat.

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What factors affect renal failure?

What factors affect renal failure?

Renal failure: High blood pressure and prolonged uncontrolled diabetes and recurrent urine infection are BIG factors escalating renal disease to progress towards failure

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End stage renal failure, what to do?

End stage renal failure, what to do?

ESRD options: Patients with esrd have 4 options. One is hemodialysis (h), either at a dialysis center, doing regular or nocturnal h, or doing h at home. The second is, peritoneal dialysis. Esrd patients can receive a transplant for either a living related or a cadaveric donor. The 4th option is one that very few patients consider, and that is not starting dialysis at all leading to a fatal outcome.

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What are the causes of renal failure?

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.

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What is the management of renal failure?

What is the management of renal failure?

Dialysis: Early on it can be managed with dietary changes. Later on dialysis is needed to remove the impurities from the blood. The kidney transplant is the permanent treatment.

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How long can you live with renal failure?

How long can you live with renal failure?

Weeks to many years: Complex question. Relates to what is causing it, at what stage it is diagnosed, the quality and consistency of care one receives (as with any chronic illness), the quality of the renal program if one needs dialysis, or renal transplant, whether complications from all the medications needed occur, whether transplant is rejected, whether donor kidney available when needed etc etc etc.

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Help plz! Can renal failure be cured entirely?

Renal failure treatm: Renal failure is irreversible, can be controlled unlikely to be cured, options would be renal dialysis, in end stage failure transplant, requiring anti rejection meds, even trap landed kidneys can fail

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I was wondering what are signs of renal failure?

Renal failure signs: Signs of renal failure (rf) are high potassium, bun, phosphate intact parathyroid hormone and creatinine levels. Others are, a low hemoglobin, blood carbon dioxide, acidosis, and calcium levels. Symptoms of rf are anorexia, nausea, vomiting, easy bleeding, and reversal of day-night sleeping patterns.

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What foods can you safely eat with renal failure?

What foods can you safely eat with renal failure?

Diet in CRF: Great question. There are many and I would ask that you go to either http://www. Davita. Com/kidney-disease/diet-and-nutrition/lifestyle/top-15-healthy-foods-for-people-with-kidney-disease/e/5347 or https://www. Kidney. Org/nutrition. I would recommend you talk to your doctor about all of this. There are foods that you should avoid and these resources will tell you what they are.

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What is the timeline for end stage renal failure?

What is the timeline for end stage renal failure?

Depends: Depends on what caused the renal failure, age, comorbidities, and transplant candidacy.

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My grandma had renal failure. Am I at risk for it?

My grandma had renal failure. Am I at risk for it?

Not likely: Unless she had a familial disease predisposing her to renal failure. If she had polycystic renal disease, diabetes, amyloidosis, sickle cell anaemia etc you could be at risk. How ever if it was the result of an acute illness it is very unlikely.

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Could you tell me what are signs of renal failure?

Could you tell me what are signs of renal failure?

Depends, acute or no: Give more details and in what context is the q arising, usually, renal failure has no signs other than high BP except until very late when other signs such as swelling of legs or less urine output can develop in terminal stages of renal failure!

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What are the routine workouts to detect renal failure?

Blood chem, urine: Blood chemistry, complete blood count, urine analysis, urine protein- these are usually the first screening tests. Based on the results, other tests will be ordered.

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What is the difference between renal failure and insufficiency?

Not used: Nephrologist don't use these term because they confuse patients. Kidney disease is classified based on stages from 1 to 6.

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What are the common diseases which may give rise to renal failure?

What are the common diseases which may give rise to renal failure?

Diabetes, HTN: Uncontrolled diabetes is by and far the number one reason why someone develops renal failure. Uncontrolled high blood pressure is the second leading cause. There are other common disease like lupus and renal stones that can also cause renal failure as well.

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What are the signs of someone who has renal failure be close to die?

What are the signs of someone who has renal failure be close to die?

Oh dear.....: Renal failure is a complicated topic, as the kidneys impact so many aspects of our body's health. I don't know from your question if you are asking about someone else - like maybe a parent, or if you are asking about yourself. Also, is the individual on dialysis? Heart failure is extremely common in people with kidney shutdown. Please talk to the nephrologist involved to get specific answers.

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When should I expect my family's history of renal failure to actually affect me?

When should I expect my family's history of renal failure to actually affect me?

Varies widely.: It strongly depends on the cause of renal failure in your family. Genetic disorders such as polycystic kidney, vhl, iga, apol1 & tuberous sclerosis can cause problems at a young age and should be evaluated and followed early. Failure caused by high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, & diabetes occurs in middle age & beyond, requiring diet, exercise & BP control. Its good to be proactive.

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