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Doctor insights on: Renal Failure Vs Kidney Failure

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How can renal/kidney failure be detected?

How can renal/kidney failure be detected?

Simple tests: A few blood and urine tests are sufficient to make a diagnosis. It's really quite easy.

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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What oral medicines can cause kidney failure (renal failure)?

What oral medicines can cause kidney failure (renal failure)?

Plenty: Some of the common ones are some over the counter pain killers, antibiotics like aminoglycosides, amphotericin b, chemotherapy drugs. Here is an article as well: http://www. Kidneydoctorbradenton. Org/2013/06/how-do-some-over-counter-pain. Html.

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My grandma has renal (kidney) failure and she has decided not to do dialysis. What will happen?

My grandma has renal (kidney) failure and she has decided not to do dialysis. What will happen?

Reanl failure: She will become more drowsy and disoriented. My grandfather made the same choice and he just simply went to sleep and passed away. My grandmother asked me the same question and after grandpa died she told me he was very peaceful and appeared comfortable. Thus, I have great empathy for your situation. Godspeed!

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Why are kids with chronic renal failure (kidney disease) harder to toilet train?

Why are kids with chronic renal failure (kidney disease) harder to toilet train?

Some are: Kidneys in children with chronic renal failure often can not concentrate their urine. As a result, such chi;ldren hve to drink much more than normal just to remain hydrated. This results in tmem producing an abnormally hugh urine volume which I turn makes them harder to toilet train. Suggest you discuss this with child's nephrologist.

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Help plz! Can polycystic kidney disease cause chronic renal failure?

PKD: Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) can cause both chronic and kidney failure. PKD is a progressive disease that can lead to end stage renal disease in most instances and will lead to chronic in all patients. It is unfortunate that there is not cure for PKD and the overwhelming majority will wind up with end stage renal disease.

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What exactly does borderline kidney failure mean? & what can be done to keep them to get worse? Is ther e something im doing causing them to fail?

What exactly does borderline kidney failure mean? & what can be done to keep them to get worse? Is ther e something im doing causing them to fail?

Kidney failure?: Two things that can lead to kidney failure (esrd) are poorly controlled hypertension and diabetes. If you have those problems make sure you have your BP well controlled and if you are diabetic, make sure you are under the care of an endocrinologist. See a nephrologist (n) and have a 24 hour urine collection to get your actual kidney function determined. After that the n can discuss your prognosis.

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What causes kidney failure?

What causes kidney failure?

Many things: Kidney failure can be from problems before, within and after the kidneys (pre-, intrinsic, post-renal failure).Dehydration or poor blood flow from heart problems, blockage from prostate or urinary flow problems, and many things within the kidney. Infection can do it, too. Diseases such as diabetes and hypertension are main causes, as are medications.

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What causes kidney failure?

Several conditions: Kidney failure can be caused by toxic chemicals, infection, congenital diseases, diabetes, high blood pressure, severe dehydration, and traumatic injury to list a few.

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What is stage1 kidney failure?

What is stage1 kidney failure?

Kidney failure?: Stage 1 chronic kidney disease (not failure), is the stage f chronic kidney disease (ckd) for patients who have a glomerular filtration rate (GFR) > 90 ml/min. Those patients have no significant kidney disease and are no where close to kidney failure.

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What are signs of kidney failure?

Fatigue swelling etc: Weakness, fatigue, lethargy. Fluid retention & swelling. Shortness of breath. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/kidney-failure/basics/symptoms/con-20024029 & http://www. Medicinenet. Com/kidney_failure/article. Htm. Go see your family doc for testing and possible referral to a nephrologist (kidney specialist) when appropriate. Control blood pressure & sugar (diabetes).

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What are the signs of having kidney failure?

What are the signs of having kidney failure?

Few signs/many signs: Many people know they're moving towards renal failure by their lab values alone. But here are some symptoms which can be associated with kidney failure - and many other things as well: unusual fluid retention, mental changes, confusion, foods tasting metallic, nausea/vomiting, exhaustion, anemia, sexual dysfunction.Much depends on the speed of onset; acute and chronic renal failure aren't the same.

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What is kidney failure and how is it treated?

What is kidney failure and how is it treated?

Kidneys're losing...: A wide range of diseases such as infection, inflammation, stone, blockage, diabetes, hypertension, shock, drugs, etc. May damage the filtering and concentrating ability of kidneys resulting in poor managing fluid, electrolytes, and acidity. Its course may be acute or chronic. Its treatment may highly vary depending on it cause and pace. For detail, talk with experts. Best wish...

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Hi there. Are there any breakthroughs for kidney failure?

Artificial kidneys: Still 2 early 2 know potential. University of washington research center in seattle is begining trials with a portable/wearable artificial kidney. Weighs about 10 lbs & worn around waist. If successful = more freedom + mobility. Also univ of ca research into an implantible artficial kidney, size of a cup, containing filter, silicone chips & stem cell derived kidney cells. Human trials? In 5 years.

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Can e.Coli caused kidney failure if untreated?

Can e.Coli caused kidney failure if untreated?

E. coli: The so-called enterohemorrhagic e. Coli is linked to a particular form of kidney disease called hemolytic uremic syndrome. Type o157 is the most common but other o types can also cause this. Anti microbial agents not only do not prevent the kidney complication but clearly are linked to a higher risk of it. However, e.Coli sepsis of other types can cause kidney failure that may be prevented by rx.

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Kidney failure symptoms?

Kidney failure symptoms?

Uremia: If you have renal failure and is unable to excrete toxins and excess electrolytes/water from your body, you are likely to have symptoms and signs of uremia. They include nausea/vomiting, loss of appetite, inability to concentrate, diffuse itching, and lethargy in addition to having fluid retention.

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Symptoms of kidney failure?

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Symptoms of kidney failure?

Many: Fatigue, anemia, fluid retention, lower extremity swelling/edema, all the way to confusion, coma, or cardiac arrhythmias due to electrolyte imbalance.

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Is kidney failure permanent?

Is kidney failure permanent?

Not always: Chronic kidney failure is generally irreversible whereas acute renal failure can sometimes be adequately treated and reversed, e.g., hemolytic-uremic syndrome.

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Can you die of kidney failure?

Not neccesarily: Mild kidney failure does not. Severe kidney failure can be correctable also. Otherwise severe damage is treated with dialysis and transplantation. Chances of death increase with severity.

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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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Esrd (Definition)

End stage renal disease (ESRD) = final stage ...Read more