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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 to do about paranchymal changes in chronic renal failure?

What to do about paranchymal changes in chronic renal failure?

Options: Currently no therapy can reduce "parenchymal" or tissue changes to patients with kidney disease What damage has occurred its permanent. What you can do is to try to prevent disease from progressing quickly by watching blood pressure diet, and taking disease sparing medications: often blood pressure medications (ace-inhibitors, ARBS, or aldosterone antagonists). See a nephrologist first. ...Read more

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Paranchymal changes in chronic renal failure: what does this mean?

Paranchymal changes in chronic renal failure: what does this mean?

Here are some...: Those denotes the possible microscopic changes in solid part of kidney tissues in and from which the doctors can say what kinds of diseases contribute to renal failure, like glomerulonephritis from childhood streptococcal infection, lupus, or so-called nephropathy which may be related to diabetes ro hypertension or drug-induced nephritis, etc. so potential right care can be given. More? Ask doctor ...Read more

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Could you tell me what functional changes occur in kidney with chronic renal failure?

Could you tell me what functional changes occur in kidney with chronic renal failure?

Only late: Patients with chronic kidney disease usually do well for years with no symptoms. This depends on the cause of the kidney problem. It is important for close follow up by your doctor or nephrologist to minimize further kidney damage. The actual changes in the kidney depend on the causre, but the ultimate effect is gradual reduction of the kidney's ability to clear waste products from blood. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can renal failure be cured entirely?

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 ...Read more

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Can herpes cause renal failure?

Can herpes cause renal failure?

Have not seen that: I have not seen herpes cause renal failure, but sometimes strange things can happen to an unlucky person with any disease. The medications to treat herpes, such as Acyclovir and valtrex, (valacyclovir) can cause renal failure if a patient already has decreased renal function, is taking large doses of the anti-virals, or is taking other medications (that also affect the kidneys) at the same time. ...Read more

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Renal failure common with diabetes?

Renal failure common with diabetes?

Yes: Diabetes is the most common cause of permanent kidney failure in most of the world. 40-50% of patients with diabetes will be affected by this complication.
Diabetes also increases the risk of acute kidney injury, particularly following x-rays using intravenous contrast. ...Read more

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What causes itching in renal failure?

What causes itching in renal failure?

Increase urea levels: The kidneys are the cleansing organs through which all the blood flows in and dangerous by products of the body are filtered and removed through the urine. Everything the body needs is returned to the blood from the kidneys. As the kidneys fail, a protein breakdown product called urea builds up, and when high enough builds up in the skin causing itching. Transplant and/or dialysis may follow. ...Read more

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Can renal failure present with polyurea?

Can renal failure present with polyurea?

Urine Volume: Your question is can someone who is on dialysis have lots of urine still (polyuria). The clearance of toxins and water functions of the kidney are different. One can require dialysis because of the lack of toxin clearance, but still clear water and appear to be voiding normally. Patients on dialysis eventually lose the ability to clear water as well. ...Read more

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How does dehydration affect renal failure?

Can cause it: Severe dehydration can cause +/or worsen kidney failure. Your kidneys are sensitive to the amount of fluid circulating in your body. They are primarily responsible for excreting the extra amount into your urine. Too little fluid going into the kidneys because you are dehydrated keeps them from working well. However, if they have already failed, + you don't make urine, there won't be an effect. ...Read more

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If untreated can herpes cause renal failure?

If untreated can herpes cause renal failure?

Doubt it: Herpes can do some odd things, but i've not encountered renal failure from it. People w/genital herpes may choose not to treat it, either because they don't have symptoms or because their symptoms are so mild. For most of the 50 million americans with genital herpes, the infection is an annoyance, and can be emotionally or socially bothersome, but is rarely a serious infection. ...Read more

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Do high creatinine levels mean renal failure?

Do high creatinine levels mean renal failure?

High creatinine: Serum c is dependent on the person's weight, race and age. You need to have a 24 hour urine collection for a creatinine (c) clearance determination to know what your renal function is. When the urine is returned, blood is taken for a c level. That is the sure way to know how serious your creatinine level is and what your true renal function is. ...Read more

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Can someone with renal failure have spirulina?

Can someone with renal failure have spirulina?

May be helpful but..: Little research has been done on this. Studies on rats suggest that spirulina protects kidneys from various toxins such as mercury & the drug cisplatin. On the other hand, there is evidence that spirulina can sometimes worsen autoimmune disease, so one should be cautious if the cause is autoimmune. There are other useful supplements for renal failure including cordyceps and coq10. See comments:. ...Read more

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How to manage pain in patient with renal failure?

Renal failure: Your drug of choice is tylenol (acetaminophen), (acetaminophen) but too much tylenol (acetaminophen) may affect your liver ...Read more

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What food can be taken by renal failure patients?

Many: These patients can still eat any foods, but they just need to decrease the amount of potassium and phosphorous containing foods. Just as a diabetic can eat any sweets, they need to limit it. Renal failure patients need to limit total fluids, potassium and phosphorous. If on dialysis, protein is usually encouraged, but if pre-dialysis, high protein intake may not be a good idea. ...Read more

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Renal failure and pnemonia , chances of survival ?

Difficult t say: It is hard to say what the prognosis would be in a patient with kidney failure and pneumonia without a lot more information. Important factors would include: the patients age, and the presence of chronic diseases like diabetes, or copd, how severe the pneumonia is ( does the patient need oxygen, is the patient on a ventilator ( breathing machine), is the kidney failure old or new, etc. ...Read more

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Why renal failure pationt caughing continuesly ?

Why renal failure pationt  caughing  continuesly ?

Hard to say: You have not provided much to go on. If s/he is a renal failure patient you must have access to some healthcare providers and should ask someone with all the history,present findings, etc.This may or may not be related to a complication of his/her condition or treatments.Without the info, nothing specific can be said. ...Read more

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Why sodium decrease and increase in renal failure?

Why sodium decrease and increase in renal failure?

Sodium: The kidney is involved in the maintenance of stable electrolyte levels. In failure the ability to do this is affected and hence the levels can be all over the place high or low. ...Read more

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I have gout with renal failure. What can I expect?

Depends: It depends a lot on the degree of "renal failure" you have. In the most dramatic sense, complete renal failure requires regular dialysis to remove the toxins from the bloodstream that the kidneys normally remove. Other mild cases in which the kidneys are functioning but not at optimal level may need to be followed closely and moniter their medications and fluid intake. ...Read more

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Can you travel overseas with stage 4 renal failure?

Travel: Yes, but you need to make plans starting with talking to your doctor(s) about your plans. There is much on the internet about traveling with renal disease. The most reliable source for information, in my opinion is the national kidney foundation (http://www.Kidney.Org/atoz/content/traveltip.Cfm). ...Read more

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Dr. Justin ORourke
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Personality Changes (Definition)

Personality change is a symptom in which a person's personality (the sum of his traits, emotions, behaviors, and thought patterns) has altered. Temporary changes can be due to fatigue, hormonal changes, drug abuse, medication side effects, etc ...Read more