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What is the difference between chronic renal failure and chronic renal insufficiency?

What is the difference between chronic renal failure and chronic renal insufficiency?

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

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Failure (Definition)

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


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What is the difference between renal insufficiency, impairment & failure?

What is the difference between renal insufficiency, impairment & failure?

Interchangeable term: They are all used interchangeably. They all suggest kidney disease (the reasons for which can be many). ...Read more

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Diet for patients with renal insufficiency?

Diet for patients with renal insufficiency?

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

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What are signs and symptoms of renal insufficiency?

What are signs and symptoms of renal insufficiency?

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

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Do you feel pain in kidneys when renal insufficiency develops?

Do you feel pain in kidneys when renal insufficiency develops?

Kidney failure pain: Although some cases of urine obstruction or kidney infarction can cause pain with renal failure, the vast majority of cases of renal insufficiency are not associated with any kind of pain, or any symptoms until it is far advanced. ...Read more

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Can pain be felt in kidneys when renal insufficiency develops?

Can pain be felt in kidneys when renal insufficiency develops?

See below: Kidney pain occurs with kidney stones and serious infection, otherwise even if the kidney is loosing function it may be painless.You need a blood creatinine level to be drawn. ...Read more

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Fish oil capsules ok or not, during renal insufficiency?

Fish oil capsules ok or not, during renal insufficiency?

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

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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're the renal insufficiency symptoms?

What're the renal insufficiency symptoms?

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

Dr. Cynthia Thaik
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Ischemia (Definition)

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