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Symptoms Of Kidneys Shutting Down
What are the symptoms of your liver shutting down does end stage liver disease cause pain in your spleen?
Cirrhosis: Causes high portal pressure and causes pressure on spleen and can cause pain, yes. In addition, it can cause varices in the esophagus which can bleed, fluid in the belly, jaundice, confusion, liver flap or shake, increased blood vessels in chest and abdomen (spiders and caput) rapid breathing, and finally will cause kidney to fail and its associated symptoms. ...Read more
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
Both the same: Increased confusion, swelling of the body, bleeding/bruising, weight loss. Very serious things! ...Read more
Organ shut down: If your mother has end stage renal disease and is on chronic hemodialysis (d), the answer is no. If you mom has acute renal failure due to low blood pressure, there is a chance that she can develop multi-organ failure. You should ask her doctors that question, as they know her case better and can give you a more informed answer to your question. ...Read more
Can kidney damage affect adrenal glad function since the adrenal glands sit on top of and are physically connected to the kidneys?
Multiple symptoms: Down syndrome can have multiple congenital heart disease which includes atrial septal defect, hypoplastic left ventricle, tetrology of fallot, transposition of great vessels and ventricular septal defect.Some defects can have very few or no sign and symtoms while other may have bluish tinted nails or lips or fast or trouble or others may tire easily when feedind, or to be very sleepy. ...Read more
My mom has failing kidneys due to diabetes, what are ways to alleviate or slow down the dangerous process of kidney failure?
Diabetes and BP: Hi. The two biggest factors that might help are good diabetes and blood pressure control, but the kidneys get to a point where nothing will help. We don't know how far along your mom's kidney disease has progressed. I hope she is seeing a nephrologist in addition to good diabetes and blood pressure control. Good luck to her! ...Read more
Many possibilities: But the one thing you definitely want to have checked out is whether this is related to neurogenic pain from a spinal or paraspinal lesion. Go see a doctor and get this examined. ...Read more
4mm kidney stone in bladder severe pain when flow of urine slows down. drinkin lots of water. when should stone pass on its own?
Bladder stone: No telling how long. 4mm stone should pass but will be painful. If you do not pass it in next 5-7 days, discuss urologist going and getting it with a scope. Best of luck with this. OUCH!! Dr R ...Read more
Hard to be exact...: Good question. I am not aware of any studies ever published on this to be sure...My colleagues may help if they do. I can say that I have seen many abdominal ct scans of patients where the kidney stones remain unchanged in size and appearance within the kidneys for several years. I hope this helps! ...Read more
Need more info: Hard to answer this question without knowing more about the type of chills (shaking, persistent, frequent), and other symptoms which may be occurring in the same or near time periods. Have you taken your temperature when this happens, are there chances you may be infected with something? ...Read more
Serious symptoms: Worsening mental status, swelling of the entire body, intestinal bleeding w/ easy bruising. ...Read more
Heroin vs Tramadol?: If heroin is in your body, you should have no need of Tramadol until the heroin is nearly metabolized.Heroin, besides its horrendous psychophysiologic effects, also produces pain relief.I recommend waiting until the heroin has cleared, then trying Tramadol but, truthfully, if your system is used to the strength of heroin, Tramadol is likely to have little pain-relieving effect. ...Read more
My brain function goes down critically due turbinate swelling and resulting flue like symptoms, is it a sign of inflammation on brain caused by this?
Good question: You should be concerned and seek medical help if you have diminished urine output, you are swelling and gaining weight, you have headaches due to high blood pressure, visual changes, have blood in the urine or difficulty urinating, foul smelling urine, pain in your sides etc.. The list is longer, but these are the most common symptoms. ...Read more
Inverted T-waves: Yes, seek help at an ER ASAP. ...Read more
If chronic pain is caused by the CNS getting "wound up" . Do the drugs like amitriptyline act by essentially "winding down" the CNS or pain signals ?
Does gabapentin cause slowing of mind /thoughts /speed of problem solving alongside the function of causing fatigue?
Are my symptoms since coming off lovanox---muscle weakness especially in legs and head feels better lying down--- part of withdrawal from lovanox sign?
No: These symptoms have nothing to do with this med. ...Read more
How does exercise keep the respiratory and circulatory systems healthy instead of breaking them down from overuse?
Exercise improves: these systems by making them work more efficiently. In addition, the other organs such as the kidneys, musculo-skeletal and neurologic systems also improve due to the optimizing of their cellular function (better energy production) and in the interaction of the various organ systems. Imagine an athlete exercising regularly. He or she will be better in their sport because of this process ...Read more
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