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Symptoms Of Ckd Stage 3
Chronic kidney disease (CKD), also known as chronic renal disease, is a progressive loss in renal function over a period of months or years. Chronic kidney disease is identified by a blood test for creatinine. Higher levels of creatinine indicate a decreased capability of the kidneys ...Read more
Dad 92, just went on hospice with CHF and third stage renal failure, ejection fraction of 35-40what is prognosis?
Hard to say: It sounds like your father is dealing with a lot of serious illnesses, and as people get older, everything can get more complicated. To qualify for hospice, typically death is expected within 6 months, and most families find hospice a very rewarding and dignified way to care for family members at the end of life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am female, 71, with type 2 diabetes, stage 4 kidney failure and obstructive sleep apnea. What would the prognosis of aortic valve replacement?
Was is the life expectancy of a Woman with NASH cirrhosis recently diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer exhibiting grade 3 hepatic encephalopathy.
Poor prognosis: Regretfully, Stage 4 disease is associated with spread of the liver cancer to minimally nearby lymph nodes, and probably through into blood vessels. The treatment is typically chemotherapy, with/without embolization. The presence of an encephalopathic clinical picture also portends to a guarded at best prognosis. Please consult with a specialist care team to determine therapeutic options. ...Read more
Worse if higher: The consensus panels that assess best management of high blood pressure have traditionally "staged" blood pressure severity, with the higher numbers, the worse it is. Stage 3 (or now 2) high blood pressure conveys high risk of cardiovascular complications (heart attack, heart failure, stroke, kidney damage, peripheral arterial disease). Aggressive treatment is undoubtedly required. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here are some ...: Life expectancy in general or in relation to a disease should be taken as a general reference. So, a patient with the described clinical profile naturally lives less years to come. How long? No one can put a finger at it. Nonetheless, living longer if possible is still the common wish for all, except occasional private hidden agenda. How? Lifestyles + timely medical care give best possible hope. ...Read more
Good prognosis: It would be unlikely for a stage 2 rcc to cause regurgitation and pulmonary hypertension. Stage 2 (t2n0) has a good prognosis with recent publications showing that 75 to 95% of patients are alive 5 years after diagnosis. However, there are certain characteristics of the cancer that can make it more aggressive and have a worse prognosis. Talk to your doctor and discuss. Best wishes. Ariel. ...Read more
Highly variable: Lung Cancer kills by its ability to spread elsewhere in the body (metastases). NSCLC commonly metastasizes to the brain( 30-40%) and bone (20%). It also spreads to other areas of the lung, skin, adrenal glands and to the liver. Brain involvement can be rapidly lethal but may be asymptomatic. Bone mets are highly symptomatic but less deadly. Lung cancer may progress to death with no symptoms ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, major differenc: Stage 2 ovarian cancer(spread limited to pelvic area only has a much better cure rate(>50%) than with stage-3 Ovarian cancer which means it has spread into the belly). Stage 3 is the most common stage of presentation; this means high mortality rate, yet 25% to 30% of such women can expect to be cured with the proper use of modern chemotherapy combined with debulking surgery. ...Read more
CKD prognosis: The prognosis for the progression of ckd would depend on the causes of ckd and how well controlled the underlyng conditions are. All cause mortality increases as kidney function worsens. The leading cause of death in patients with ckd is cardiovascular disease, regardless of whether there is progression to stage 4 and 5. It's important to minimize cardiovascular risks and avoid nephrotoxic drugs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Severe hypertension: Stage 3 hypertension is a blood pressure of 180-210/110-120. Medications are extremely important to prevent any cardiovascular incidents such as heart attacks and/or strokes. There are four stages of hypertension, but this is a serious condition that needs medical follow up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Improving: Formerly this was zero. A decade ago it might have been 10%. With the new targeted medications for common renal cell carcinoma, it is impossible to give an accurate number since both the length and quality of survival are improving so surprisingly. Good luck, and cherish every day -- it's not the number of days in the life, but life in the days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Loss of function: Kidneys of human body has millions of microscopic filters to eliminate waste , called glomurali , due to diabetes , blood pressure , and age etc we lose them , non reversible filtration rate will decrease , as more of them are gone, ultimately leads to end stage renal failure dialysis is required , , stage iii a rate will be 45-59 ml/mint in stage iii b will be 30 - 44 ml/ mnt. ...Read more
D/w your oncologist: In general, the median overall survival of stage 4 kidney cancer will be around 16 to 20 months- with a 5 year overall survival of less than 10%. If eligible for il-2, in selected cases, ( will depend on the location of metastases, the type of cancer cells, how much metastases, other prognostic factors- overall condition etc) - il-2, can give dramatic and durable responses. D/w your md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No signs/symptoms: Check out http://www.davita.com/kidney-disease/overview/stages-of-kidney-disease/stage-1-of-chronic-kidney-disease/e/4745 & http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/kidney-disease/basics/definition/con-20026778 for more info. ...Read more
It is a bad cancer: Liver cancer is a very serious type of cancer and carries a high mortality. If it is surgically removable(stage 1/2), then there is a chance for cure. For stage 3 it will take a lot of effort between multiple specialists involved to try controlling it but the chances for success are small. You should seek treatment by a specialist at a cancer center. ...Read more