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Doctor insights on: Renal Insufficiency Causes

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What tests can cousin do to know if his serum cretanine that came 1.4 is due to renal insufficiency caused by diabetes.Takes meds for last 15 yrs.

What tests can cousin do to know if his serum cretanine that came 1.4 is due to renal insufficiency caused by diabetes.Takes meds for last 15 yrs.

Blood test: There is no single test that can show that, but a combination of blood and urine tests and maybe a radiological exam, if needed, of the kidneys can show this. The most likely reason is combination of diabetes and hypertension if he has this. ...Read more

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What causes renal insufficiency?

Descriptor only: Renal insufficiency is a descriptor that your kidney function is not 100% of normal. Usually providers call a function between 60-99% insufficiency. The cause could be anything from incorrect lab ( the calculated function is an estimate only), taking Ibuprofen regularly, recurrent kidney infections, hypertension, diabetes and glomerulonephritis( kidney filter inflammation). See your provider. ...Read more

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What're the renal insufficiency symptoms?

What're the renal insufficiency symptoms?

Renal failure: Renal insufficiency is often asymptomatic initially. However as renal function deteriorates, you get a build up of toxin in the blood which cause nausea, vomiting, fatigue, shortness of breath, tremor/twitching, daytime somnolence, food can begin to taste bad....This is usually after the kidney function is less than 30% (often less than 15%). ...Read more

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What are common renal insufficiency symptoms?

What are common renal insufficiency symptoms?

Vague: Kidney failure is notorious for causing very vague nebulous symptoms sometimes like, fatigue, insomnia, nausea, decreased appetite, metallic taste in the mouth, etc. I have a more comprehensive list on my blog at http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/04/what-are-signs-and-symptoms-of-ckd.Html. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the renal insufficiency symptoms?

I was wondering what are the renal insufficiency symptoms?

Renal insufficency: Renal insufficiency is now called chronic kidney disease (ckd). There are very few symptoms, if any in stages 1 and 2 of ckd. When people progress on to higher stages of ckd, there ares some blood labs that turn abnormal. Patients are symptom free, until their gfr. ...Read more

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What is the difference between renal insufficiency, impairment & failure?

What is the difference between renal insufficiency, impairment & failure?

Interchangeable term: They are all used interchangeably. They all suggest kidney disease (the reasons for which can be many). ...Read more

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How to distinguish the symptoms of the renal insufficiency in the different stages?

How to distinguish the symptoms of the renal insufficiency in the different stages?

Kidney disease stage: You need to see a nephrologist to get a 24 hour urine for creatinine clearance and protein. This will give you your renal function and put you into a stage of chronic kidney disease (ckd). You may feel no symptoms until stage 5 ckd where you may have some anorexia or reversal of day-night sleeping patterns. Patients with ckd in stages 3-4 may have anemia and with high parathyroid hormone levels. ...Read more

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What can I do to distinguish the symptoms of the renal insufficiency in the different stage?

What can I do to distinguish the symptoms of the renal insufficiency in the different stage?

Symptoms of CKD.: You may not be able to distinguish symptoms of early chronic kidney disease (ckd). Most patients in stage 3 have few, if any symptoms. You need to see a nephrologist (n) to see if you have any signs of advanced ckd. Among them are, low calcium and hemoglobin levels. Other signs are high parathyroid hormone and phosphorus levels. See a n early to effectively treat any problems that may develop. ...Read more

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Diet for patients with renal insufficiency?

Diet for patients with renal insufficiency?

Watch the salt. : Generally, dietary sodium restriction to < 2000mg daily helps control blood pressure which will help protect kidneys. Depending on the severity of kidney disease or medications that are prescribed, other diet restrictions may be necessary. Certain kidney disorders benefit from avoiding excessive protein. Diabetics need other restrictions, so talk to your doctor who knows your history and labs. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of renal insufficiency?

What are signs and symptoms of renal insufficiency?

Varies widely. : The symptoms & signs of renal insufficiency vary widely. It depends on the degree of kidney underfunction, the onset, the cause, & the duration. If gradual, there may be no initial symptoms. Sometimes there is blood in the urine & flank pain. Ultimately, hypertension, swelling & uremia results: anorexia, nausea, vomiting, pericarditis, peripheral neuropathy, & central nervous system abnormalities. ...Read more

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Do you feel pain in kidneys when renal insufficiency develops?

Do you feel pain in kidneys when renal insufficiency develops?

Kidney failure pain: Although some cases of urine obstruction or kidney infarction can cause pain with renal failure, the vast majority of cases of renal insufficiency are not associated with any kind of pain, or any symptoms until it is far advanced. ...Read more

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Can pain be felt in kidneys when renal insufficiency develops?

Can pain be felt in kidneys when renal insufficiency develops?

See below: Kidney pain occurs with kidney stones and serious infection, otherwise even if the kidney is loosing function it may be painless.You need a blood creatinine level to be drawn. ...Read more

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Any ideas why hypertension results in renal insufficiency?

Any ideas why hypertension results in renal insufficiency?

Hypertension: Hypertension is associated with atherosclerosis and arteriosclerosis and the arterial disease results in decreased perfusion of the kidney which decreases renal function. ...Read more

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What is the difference between acute renal failure and acute renal insufficiency?

What is the difference between acute renal failure and acute renal insufficiency?

Acute renal failure: Failure means kidneys stopped completely. Insufficiency not completely gone but not normal. ...Read more

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What is the difference between chronic renal failure and chronic renal insufficiency?

What is the difference between chronic renal failure and chronic renal insufficiency?

Terminology: Many physicians including nephrologists will use the terms chronic renal failure, chronic renal insufficiency, and chronic kidney disease interchangeably. Some will use the term "insufficiency" when the chronicity or the severity of the renal disease is not clear but in most instances, they are synonymous. ...Read more

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Fish oil capsules ok or not, during renal insufficiency?

Fish oil capsules ok or not, during renal insufficiency?

OK: Fish oil capsules are ok in the setting of kidney disease. There is data in IgA nephropathy that fish lil slows the loss of kidney function. For other diseases the data is lacking. Mercury poisoning potentially could occur if more than recommended doses are used. I would recommend a large commercial brand since quality control has plagued fish oil formulations for years. ...Read more

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Is Neurontin (gabapentin) treating shingles pain dangerous to the kidneys for 55 yr. Old man w/chronic renal insufficiency secondary to chemo 14 yrs. Ago for aml?

Is Neurontin (gabapentin) treating shingles pain dangerous to the kidneys for 55 yr. Old man w/chronic renal insufficiency secondary to chemo 14 yrs. Ago for aml?

Potentially yes: Because blood levels can climb quickly as creatinine clearance decreases. This must be taken into account by the prescribing physician so as to avoid toxic build-up of the medication in your body. Best wishes. ...Read more

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