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How can I treat uremia effectively?

How can I treat uremia effectively?

Uremia treatment: Uremia can be treated by dialysis, either peritoneal (P) dialysis or hemodialysis (H). If a patient is on P or H, having a successful kidney transplant can cure the patient's uremia and allow the patient to stop dialysis. ...Read more

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Are uremia and uraemia the same thing?

Yes: In the U.S., it is most commonly spelled uremia; in the U.K., I believe it is spelled uraemia. ...Read more

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What is the difference between uremia and ammonemia?

What is the difference between uremia and ammonemia?

Here are some...: Uremia is referred to high blood urea due to poor excretion from kidneys - called renal failure, and ammonemia is referred to high blood ammonia due to liver not good enough to process it leading to hepatic comma usually related to chronic hepatitis B or C or cirrhosis of liver. More? Ask your doctors timely. ...Read more

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Is uremia a toxin in the blood?

Is uremia a toxin in the blood?

Urea toxin: Yes very toxic. and will kill you. Wikipedia has nice discussion under metabolic waste. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of azotemia and uremia?

What are the symptoms of azotemia and uremia?

Kidney failure: Azotemia and urimea is the same condition. it is due to kidney failure. The impurities ( urea) accumulates in the blood because kidneys cannot elliminate it. it causes gradual onset of coma, cardiac arrest and death. ...Read more

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What is the difference between uremia and azotemia?

What is the difference between uremia and azotemia?

AZOTEMIA is the : Early stage while uremia/ kidney failure is the end stage of kidney disease. In the former, the condition can be caused by dehydration, medication side effect, insufficient water intake, certain medical conditions etc while the latter is caused/ contributed by uncontrolled hypertension, diabetes, liver disease, extreme shock, sepsis/blood infection etc rx-. Hemodialysis and/or kidney transplant. ...Read more

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What is the difference between uremia and azotemia ?

What is the difference between uremia and azotemia ?

Almost synonyms.: Both words refer to what happens when the kidneys fail to function fully and urea, creatinine, and other nitrogenous waste products build up in the blood. Uremia refers mainly to urea, so it is considered less precise. Azotemia comes from the greek root azote or nitrogen, and describes an excess of nitrogen-containing compounds in the blood. ...Read more

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Is there medicine to lower creatine levels, if so, what is it ? 45 year old female with uremia

Is there medicine to lower creatine levels, if so, what is it ? 45 year old female with uremia

No: Creatinine is an indirect marker of the filtration capacity of the kidney. Uremia is present in kidney failure. Unfortunately, no medicine can specifically improve filtration of the kidney. ...Read more

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How do doctors define uremia and azotemia?

Uremia: The are both defined by eGFR that is low enough to push up the BUN which is the classic definition. The syndrome of uremia is very complex and would recommend you go to uptodate.com for much more details. ...Read more

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Are uremia and uremic syndrome the same thing?

Are uremia and uremic syndrome the same thing?

Uremia: uremia is high blood urea. Uremic syndrome is the constellation of symptoms that come from having too much urea in the blood. The higher the urea the more manifestations of the syndrome you will have. Uremic frost is found only when it is very high. ...Read more

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I have low uremia on my blood test what does this mean?

I have low uremia on my blood test what does this mean?

Unsure: There is no test for uremia. Uremia is a condition of end stage renal disease with toxic accumulation of waste products. Certainly low "uremia" would be a good thing. I cannot imagine what test you had done. Uric acid is sometimes measured and again low is good. ...Read more

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How does uremia cause fibrinous pericarditis?

How does uremia cause fibrinous pericarditis?

Unknown : No one knows what specific toxin(s) accumulate that can lead to uremic pericarditis - not everyone who has severe uremia will develop it. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the treatments for azotemia and uremia?

What is the difference between the treatments for azotemia and uremia?

Here are some...: These 2 terms present the pattern of the beginning and ending of kidney functional impairment. Azotemia is suspected at finding elevated blood urea nitrogen (BUN) which indirectly suggested intake of exogenous nitrogen - protein, and appears at the time of insufficient or dysfunctional filtering of blood... , & uremia occurs at the end of renal damage for which dialysis is needed. More? Ask doctor ...Read more

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Hello doctors, can uremia patients eat bananas?

Hello doctors, can uremia patients eat bananas?

Banana & uremia: Uremic patients usually have very poor appetite. The question is not really whether they could eat bananas but what problems bananas can cause in uremic patients. Bananas are high in potassium and patients who are uremic will likely have difficulty excreting potassium from the body. High blood potassium can lead to irregular heart rhythms which can cause lead to a life-threating situation. ...Read more

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What is the difference between uremia and hepatic encephalopathy?

What is the difference between uremia and hepatic encephalopathy?

See below: Both can cause Metabolic Encephalopathies, or brain dysfunction. Uremia due to kidney failure, hepatitis due to liver failure. The pathways and toxicity are respectively different but the net effect on brain may be very similar. Clinicians can easily distinguish the two entities. ...Read more

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What happens when a person with kidney failure and uremia inhales bleach?

What happens when a person with kidney failure and uremia inhales bleach?

Nothing good: Inhaling bleach is a bad idea for anyone, especially someone with chronic illness. Bleach inhalation can cause lung swelling (pulmonary edema) and possibly lung scaring (fibrosis) if its bad enough. ...Read more

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What to do if my hubby diagnosed with mild uremia. was hospitalized with sepsis 4 years ago.?

What to do if my hubby diagnosed with mild uremia. was hospitalized with sepsis 4 years ago.?

Love him: Uremia is a constellation of symptoms reflecting kidney failure. If your husband simply had elevated kidney function tests, find out what they are currently. Being well-muscled raises creatinine; most any illness can raise BUN temporarily. Ask how his renal function tests are today. I'm glad you have each other. Best wishes to you both. ...Read more

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With acute diffuse proliferative glomerulonephritis caused by systemic lupus erythematosus, why would a patient have uremia and hyperkalemia?

With acute diffuse proliferative glomerulonephritis caused by systemic lupus erythematosus, why would a patient have uremia and hyperkalemia?

SLE DPGN is bad.: The degree of remaining renal function dictates the inability of the kidney to excrete waste products and manage potassium levels. In any severe kidney disease when egfr approaches 15 ml/min uremia and elevated k+ levels are frequently noted. ...Read more

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