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Renal Failure From Corticosteroid Treatment
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Creatinine level is 12.6. Can this be brought down? Can it be a case of acute renal failure and things get back to normal after some treatment?
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
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