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The Difference Between Renal Failure Renal Insufficiency And Renal Ischemia
Acute renal failure: Failure means kidneys stopped completely. Insufficiency not completely gone but not normal. ...Read more
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
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
They are all used interchangeably.
They all suggest kidney disease (the reasons for which can be many). ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Not necessarily: Depends on the cause of renal insufficiency. ...Read more
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.
55 yr. Old spouse, chronic renal insufficiency due to aggressive chemo in 2000 for aml, now recovering from shingles, safe pain medications?
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
Not used: Nephrologist don't use these term because they confuse patients. Kidney disease is classified based on stages from 1 to 6. ...Read more
The time duration: Chronic renal failure, or chronic kidney disease as it is now referred to, is kidney damage or reduction in kidney function that persists for 3 or more months. Anything less than that duration is "acute". These definitions apply regardless of the cause of kidney disease. ...Read more
Renal failure: Acute renal failure: seen in a healthy person who develops an illness (e.g. hemolytic uremic syndrome [in children] or septic shock and multiple organ dysfunction) that leads to renal failure. Often it resolves. End-stage renal disease implies that the problem has been there for weeks/months, is not going to resolve and the person may need kidney transplant ...Read more
Differences: Acute is something abrupt and may go away. ESRD is end-stage renal disease and will not go away. It will only get worse and requires significant involvement on the part of a bunch of highly trained/skilled healthcare providers/professionals (MDs, nurses, dietitians, etc.) ...Read more
Stages: Chronic kidney disease can be staged based on creatinine clearance in 5 stages. End stage usually designates stage 5 of chronic kidney disease. ...Read more
Here are some...: Acute renal failure is a general term denoting kidneys not able to good enough to manage water and electrolytes due to acute conditions such as shocks from various reasons, and acute tubular necrosis denotes what can be seen in kidney tissue under microscopic exam if biopsy is done, but not necessary for almost all cases. Clinically, they all tell us kidneys not working enough from acute causes. ...Read more
What is the difference between acute renal failure and end-stage renal failure? What is asthma? Can you tell me if someone is put on life support do they induce a coma or can that person b awake just.
A lot of information:
acute renal failure when the kidney get insulted right now, and it has the potential to turn around, and becomes normal again.
end stage renal disease is when the kidney are no longer working, to the point it required dialysis, and there is no hope of turning around, beside dialysis, patient might need a kidney transplant.
not everybody on life support required induced coma, unless the problem in brain. ...Read more
Acute: normal a few days ago and not now.
Chronic: been abnormal for some time. ...Read more
DM type I, kidney failure, recent toe amputation due to ischemia. Wound is not healing properly. Would supplementation w Vit C help? What dose?
So sorry: I'm very sorry for your unfortunate bad luck. Sadly, vitamin C will be of no value to you. Hyperbaric oxygen may help. Evaluation in a specialized wound center is helpful - sometimes there's an element of infection present that can be treated. Good wound care and debridement is important. Cilostazol helps some people. I assume you're anemic and that should be corrected if possible. ...Read more
Weeks to many years: Complex question. Relates to what is causing it, at what stage it is diagnosed, the quality and consistency of care one receives (as with any chronic illness), the quality of the renal program if one needs dialysis, or renal transplant, whether complications from all the medications needed occur, whether transplant is rejected, whether donor kidney available when needed etc etc etc. ...Read more
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