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What is the treatment for acute renal failure?

What is the treatment for acute renal failure?

Renal failure: Acute renal failure requires close attention to volume status, acid-base status, electrolytes, and any signs of uremia. These events might signal a need for urgent dialysis. Avoiding exposure to nephrotoxic meds is necessary. Studies to rule out obstruction (u/s usually) are necessary as well. ...Read more

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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What is thr treatment of chronic renal failure?

What is thr treatment of chronic renal failure?

Family practice : Are you asking for yourself or for someone else. Do you have a cause. Don't take nsaids. Control your blood pressure. Lower dietary protein intake. Monitor filtration rate of kidneys. See a nephrologist. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are problems with the treatment of renal failure by kidney transplants?

Could you tell me what are problems with the treatment of renal failure by kidney transplants?

Here are some: The best treatment for chronic kidney failure is a kidney transplant, if you can find a matched donor kidney. Once the kidnay donor is found and and the new kidney is transplanted it requires a lot of care to avoid rejection by the body...So immune suppressive drugs have to be taken by the patient...These are taken for the long term and they have some side effects. ...Read more

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Is there a stem-cell treatment for renal failure?

Is there a stem-cell treatment for renal failure?

Stem Cells: There is much going on regarding the use of stem cells in patients with renal failure. Areas that appear to be the most researched right now are improving kidney function with stem cells and the use of stem cells in patients who have had a kidney transplant. Hoever, all of this work is still in the "infant" stage with much work to be done before stem cells become a routine treatment. ...Read more

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Is there any natural treatment for chronic renal failure?

Unfortunately no: The natural course of renal failure is uremia and death. A low protein diet may alleviate some symptoms but the ultimate outcome will be death. Close monitoring of fluid intake and k restriction can improve non dialysis survival also. In general eating and drinking less will lead to longer survival, there are no natural supplements that increase longevity for esrd. ...Read more

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How does accupressure help in the treatment of chronic renal failure?

How does accupressure help in the treatment of chronic renal failure?

It doesn't: I am unaware of any beneficial effect. I would recommend consultation with a board certified nephrologist for treatment of crf. ...Read more

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What are the long term affects of untreated chronic renal failure? Current GFR 53. Is there any treatment at all or is it just managed conservatively

What are the long term affects of untreated chronic renal failure? Current GFR 53. Is there any treatment at all or is it just managed conservatively

Family practice : You may want to see a nephrologist make sure medications you take are not irritating to your kidneys. If you are a diabetic this needs to be well controlled. ...Read more

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Can herbs cure acute renal failure? Is there any treatment for acute renal failure in herbal medicine?

Can herbs cure acute renal failure? Is there any treatment for acute renal failure in herbal medicine?

The : The short answer here is no. There are many herbal remedies and treatments which have been shown to cause acute renal failure but none that reverse it. Be sure to distinguish acute (rapid in onset and usually with a known cause and therefore sometimes reversible though may require temporary dialysis) from chronic (kidneys damaged beyond repair leading to permanent dialysis). Acute renal failure has many causes; dehydration, trauma, medications, drugs, toxins, infection, and obstruction are some of the more common. Particularly when renal failure is due to toxins, medications, or dehydration, conservative therapy (time, hydration, avoiding nephrotoxins) is the best treatment. There is no quality data to support any herbal therapies for acute renal failure. There is also poor regulation over ingredients and effects of herbal therapies and many are nephrotoxic. Work closely with your doctor to stay hydrated and modify your diet if you are looking for more natural approaches. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for pulmonary edema if the person has renal failure?

What's the best treatment for pulmonary edema if the person has renal failure?

Diuretics -dialysis: It depends how severe the renal failure is as to which treatment is best. If severe renal failure is present urgent dialysis is best to remove excess water. If not severe, sometimes diuretics can do the job. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a pulmonary edema if the person has renal failure?

What is the best treatment for a pulmonary edema if the person has renal failure?

Dialsysis: In renal failure high doses of water pills/ diuretics may be needes to treat pulmonary edema. They may have to be given intravenously. Dialysis is also sometimes used and is very effective. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for a patient who has hyperphosphatemia, hypercalcemia, and chronic renal failure?

Treatment: I am very surprised that your kidney doctor has not described this to you in detail. Either go back for more education or have your PC to refer you to a different specialist who should help you understand what is happening and what will develop. Hopefully for better! ...Read more

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What could be the treatment options for a patient who has hyperphosphatemia and hypercalcemia, and also has chronic renal failure.?

What could be the treatment options for a patient who has hyperphosphatemia and hypercalcemia, and also has chronic renal failure.?

Phosphate: Hi. How bad is your creatinine/eGFR? You probably need a low phosphate diet, phosphate binders (e.g. sevelamer), and maybe dialysis. What is your PTH? Probably high. You might need a vitamin D analog (e.g., doxercalciferol or paricalcitol) or cinacalcet. Talk with your nephrologist! ...Read more

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I have wegeners , complete with nasal and palate perforations. I had acute renal failure, am on treatment and having relapses. Odds for survival?

Fair to good: Acute kidney failure can be reversed in healthy individuals. Wagener's is present so recovery may never be complete. The only thing i know, other than your social drinking, about your medical history is your intake of cyclophosphamide. There are other medications like imuran, (azathioprine) methotrexate, etc. Used in the treatment of wagener's that have promising positive results. Visit the mayo clinic. ...Read more

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Nutrition therapy question. dehydration or renal failure, how to tell the difference?

Nutrition therapy question. dehydration or renal failure, how to tell the difference?

Blood test: a blood test ordered by your physician can tell the difference. In dehydration alone- early on- just the Blood urea Nitrogen (BUN) level is elevated, and not the creatinine. In renal failure- both will be elevated. ...Read more

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Are there stem cell treatments for chronic renal failure?

Are there stem cell treatments for chronic renal failure?

Not yet: Scientists are treating a number of models of kidney disease in animals with stem cells. Some show promise, but no stem cell therapy is available to the general public yet. Stay tuned; it may not be too much longer. ...Read more

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Are oral corticosteroids used as a common treatment for corneal ulcers?

Are oral corticosteroids used as a common treatment for corneal ulcers?

Oral steroids: Due to possible systemic side effects and other available therapies, oral steroids are not commonly used in the treatment of infectious corneal ulcers. If the corneal ulcer is inflammatory in nature, oral steroids are commonly utilized. You need to see an eye doctor as soon as possible for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How to manage strong side effects of Corticosteroids pills for respiratory sarcodosis and also for long term treatment.

How to manage strong side effects of Corticosteroids pills for respiratory  sarcodosis and also for long term treatment.

Steroids: there are non-steroid alternatives to steroids when needed to treat a chronic illness. Ask your doctor about these. Some include plaquenil, methotrexate, imuran, remicade (infliximab) and others. Long term use of steroids can cause many problems but should never be stopped suddenly or without medical supervision but there are alternatives. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of treatment with corticosteroids?

What are the side effects of treatment with corticosteroids?

Many: This drug class has many side effects and needs to be used under guidance of a physician and only when appropriate. Serious side effects: hypertension, diabetes, steroid psychosis, bone problem, GI ulcerations, steroid muscle pain, infection...Common side effects: fluid retention, sweating, headache, insomnia, nervousness, muscle weakness, sugar imbalance, mood swings, vertigo, hair growth... ...Read more

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Dr. Patricia Foster
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Corticosteroid Drug (Definition)

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