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Treatment For Itching Due To Kidney Failure
Lots of causes: There are many causes for chronic kidney disease (ckd). Most common that i see for patients that need dialysis access are diabetes and poorly controlled high blood pressure. Another fairly common one is an inherited condition called polycystic kidney disease. Other causes include immunologic diseases which attack the kidneys, and anatomic problems that cause blockage of the kidneys. ...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
Treat the CHF, fully: CHF leads to poorly oxygenated organs, causing shortness of breath, less ability to do same activity as used to, many systemic sx such as fatigue, loss of appetite. Nausea, weakness. First. Doc must establish that something else isn't causing nausea (side effect of med, gastritis, reflux of acid), and rx that. But key is optimizing rx (right combo meds, low salt intake, mild exercise) of the chf. ...Read more
What kind of medicines contribute to kidney failure.. What is dosage that causes these medicines to cause kidney failure ?
No answers: Numerous meds have the ability to cause issues with the kidney. There are literally scores of meds that can do this so there is no way to answer your questions. ...Read more
See a urologist.: Symptoms & infections are indications for treatment. An important question is if there is any function left in the kidney. If not, the kidney is not doing any good except serving as a potential source of serious infection, and should be removed surgically. If the kidney should be saved, the stones can be removed bu stone procedures. Speak to your urologist to discuss the options. ...Read more
D/W doctor.: Please discuss with your physician before trying any alternative solutions. Probably the simplest way to reduce nausea is with ginger. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organ ginger & steep x 5 min in a covered pot. Sip. ...Read more
Many things: Almost any condition can be associated with renal disease "rarely". ...Read more
What is Treatment of Chronic Urine Retention occurs due to mental condition ? No Urine Infection or Stone or Prostatis. Thank You Very Much
Here are some...: How? First, modify, & eliminate the potentially identifiable precipitating factors like drug or poor habit if possible; second, try alpha-blocker; third, try CISC (clean intermittent self catheterilization) in right way; 4th, procedures as needed. More? Seek evaluation & counseling, How to have the related things for good medical care done correctly? To http://www.formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html ...Read more
Yes, if ...: Generally, kidney function can be well preserved and let the stone formers live a "normal" life like the non-stone formers if the the stones are timely and properly managed. If not with superimposed recurrent kidney infection and enormous stone growth, the affected kidney will eventually suffer from permanent damage leading to kidney failure. So, ask Doc timely. ...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. Unless someone looks at the blood test results, it might be hard to pin these non-specific symptoms on to kidney failure. I have a more comprehensive list on my blog at http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/04/what-are-signs-and-. ...Read more
What's an alternative remedy for a patient with kidney failure aside from dialysis and kidney transplant?
Not remedy - death: Some patients with kidney failure who are not actively depressed, have tried dialysis and are not reasonable transplant candidates choose to withdraw from care and knowingly accept that they will die. This is allowed in the us but certainly not encouraged. A pulitzer prize winning author, james michener, decided after the age of 90 that he had written his last book and did withdraw from dialysis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What re the symptoms of chronic kidney disease. What tests needed to check for chronic kidney disease and how much kidney function left.? Thanks.
Subtle: Your kidney function is tested routinely whenever you get blood work done. The blood urea nitrogen and creatinine are the assays. The third test of kidney function is the ability to concentrate urine which isn't routinely done; the urinalysis looks for specific kidney problems and more. Early chronic kidney disease usually only produces vague feelings of ill health. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dialysis: When your kidneys function less than 6 cc per minute calculated filtration rate, you should go on dialysis. Normal rate is about 60-75cc per minute. Unless you get chest pain , shortness of breath or severe swelling, you may not be ble to tell the difference between mild, moderte and severe kidney disease. You should bemonitored by a kidney specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Still antibiotics...: If active infection forming abscesses etc..These should be surgically drained, and oral antibiotic use just as with those without renal failure. The dosage/frequency of the medication/antibiotic may need to be adjusted based on the degree of kidney disease. Staph is a pretty nasty bug and so make sure u follow your doc as advised/regularly for monitoring. Best of luck to you. ...Read more
What is the best treatment for costochondritis if I cannot take anti-inflammatory medications due to chronic kidney disease?
Here are some: The best treatment for chronic kidney failure is a kidney transplant, if you can find a matched donor kidney. Once the kidnay donor is found and and the new kidney is transplanted it requires a lot of care to avoid rejection by the body...So immune suppressive drugs have to be taken by the patient...These are taken for the long term and they have some side effects. ...Read more
What can cause kidney pain and blood in urine: not stones or infection eliminated due to testing already done?
Kidney pain, blood in urine: Remember the urinary tract extends from the kidneys to the end of the Urethra. Therefore any vascular abnormality in these territories may induce blood loss.Have you had urine cytology ? to rule out sheded malignant cells?, do you have pain during urination? or lumbar pain? Is the urine, pink or red? Are you also passing blood clots during urination? You require an Urologist and an MRI, do an apo ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible for a chronic kidney stage 5 patient to prolong dialysis and kidney transplant by just specialised medication and strict diet?
Yes: Yes; an appropriate (but relatively strict) diet would have to be adhered to as recommended by your nephrologist. Exercise and hydration are equally important. Stage v renal disease, however is near " end-stage" and will likely progress into renal failure at some time. Peritoneal dialysis is an extremely appropriate, and oftentimes under used/recommended option, especially for younger patients l. ...Read more
What is the treatment for calciphylaxis nephrogenic fibrosis dermatopathy for chronic kidney disease patients. The inflamation on both legs r unbearab
The 2 are different: Calcipylaxis is probably what you are referring to.Vpainful dark leg lesions that later ulcerate and actually may heal in my experience over months. The problem is its incapacitating pain and infection development that make mobility not possible. Most pts request to quit dialysis. May use local Lidocaine 2% gel on it to kill pain. Of 14 pts I have seen, 2 healed in 3 months both on 500 mgcipro/day. ...Read more
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