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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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the treatment options for a patient who has hyperphosphatemia, hypercalcemia, and 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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