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The Difference Between Renal Failure Renal Insufficiency And Renal Ischemia
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The kidneys do several tasks. Dialysis is necessary when one or more of the following occur, that can't be remedied or palliated with medications: 1. Insufficient clearance of daily toxins in food and metabolic waste 2. Insufficient clearance of excess water 3. Dangerous electrolyte imbalance, ...Read more
Interchangeable term: 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
Not necessarily: Depends on the cause of renal insufficiency. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Ischemia is a symptom in which a person does not have enough blood supply to a part of the body, making that part of the body "ischemic". For example, in a heart attack, a coronary artery is blocked so blood cannot get to the heart muscle beyond the blockage point. The heart muscle lacking ...Read more
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