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What is renal reserve?

What is renal reserve?

Redundant function : Your kidneys have built in capacity to sustain harm and keep you alive; measurements of your kidney reserve are imprecise. If your reserve is gone you need dialysis, at least temporarily. ...Read more

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How serious is renal failure?

How serious is renal failure?

It depends: Usually it depends on the reason , the severity and person health. While renal failure due to dehydration and obstruction ( stones, prostate in a man)is reversible most of the the time , renal failure due to intrinsic kidney problems is sometimes hard to treat. ...Read more

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What exactly is a renal diet?

What exactly is a renal diet?

Protein/Fluid Limits: The kidney is responsible for excreting waste and maintaining an electrolyte balance. Patients with kidney disease can have a decreased capacity to do the aforementioned, so "renal diets" are focused on limiting proteins (which are metabolized into kidney-excreted wastes like urea), fluids, and electrolyte fluctuations. This is analogous to "diabetic diets" controlling blood glucose fluctuations. ...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 factors affect renal failure?

What factors affect renal failure?

Renal failure: High blood pressure and prolonged uncontrolled diabetes and recurrent urine infection are BIG factors escalating renal disease to progress towards failure ...Read more

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What can I eat with renal disease?

What can I eat with renal disease?

Depends: On the level of kidney function. Patients with advanced kidney function stage iv-v have to restrict potassium, phosphorus etc in the diet. Stage i-iii kidney disease have fewer dietary restriction. ...Read more

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End stage renal failure, what to do?

End stage renal failure, what to do?

ESRD options: Patients with esrd have 4 options. One is hemodialysis (h), either at a dialysis center, doing regular or nocturnal h, or doing h at home. The second is, peritoneal dialysis. Esrd patients can receive a transplant for either a living related or a cadaveric donor. The 4th option is one that very few patients consider, and that is not starting dialysis at all leading to a fatal outcome. ...Read more

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What are the causes of renal failure?

What are the causes of renal failure?

Multiple causes: I concur with dr. Griffiths' answer in general. However, one of very common and important cause should be added, namely poorly controlled diabetes. Among the kidney diseases, minimal change lesion is very unlikely to lead to renal failure. ...Read more

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What is renal gel and why is it used?

What is renal gel and why is it used?

Renagel: Renagel is a phosphorus binder. It is used by people with chronic kidney disease and end stage renal disease to help treat high phosphorus levels in the blood. You take them with your meals and they bind the phosphorus in foods preventing it from building up in the blood. ...Read more