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What Biochemical Analysis Of Blood Samples May Indicate Kidney Failure
Kidney failure labs: In addition to elevated BUN and creatinine levels in the blood, patients with kidney failure have low hemoglobin, carbon dioxide and calcium blood levels. They also have high parathyroid hormone, potassium and phosphorus levels. Pt's with chronic kidney disease (ckd) can have some of these abnormal levels, but with lesser deviation from normal depending on the class of their ckd. ...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
Low blood sugar: Kidney failure affects sugar in different ways 1. If you are on meds for diabetes, these meds are cleared slowly by the kidney, so their effect is longer, so you have the risk of low sugars. 2.Advanced kidney failure reduces appetite, so one can have low sugars if they continue the same dose of meds 3.You can also develop resistance to meds, which requires to adjust the dose. ...Read more
They help.: Two blood tests that pinpoint kidney funcion are the serum creatinine and the egfr (estimated glomerular filtration rate). Creatinine is a breakdown product of muscle cells; creatinine is eliminated by healthy kidneys. As kidneys work less well, the creatitine level rises in the blood. The egfr, on the other hand, will fall as kidney function declines. ...Read more
Why are people say lispronil high blood medication is giving them kidney failure like I'm so scared to even take this medication.
No flawless meds: During & after development of any approved med, they collect/monitor reported adverse symptoms or events experienced during use. When /if these are not rare, the med is pulled off the market. Since everyone is unique, there is always be a possibility that someone can develop an issue with a given med. Regular checkups/labs help monitor it. I have no concerns about this med and have been on it for years. ...Read more
I has blood work done today and my GFR count was >60. They results said something about kidney failure. Should I be worried?
Probably not: The GFR estimated on a routine blood draw is a crude number and many pathologists and nephrologists think it should not be done, as it causes a great deal of needless alarm. For example, I'm a well-muscled, meat-eating man and run high BUN and creatinine in health; a beancounter might look at my numbers and warn of "possible" kidney disease that is not clearly not present. Your doctor can advise. ...Read more
Few symptoms: Both high blood pressure and kidney failure are dangerous because they are not easily detectable. Kidney failure usually will not be evident until the more advanced stages at which point patient may experience poor appetite nausea and weight loss. Swelling of the legs and blood in urine can also be seen in some forms. ...Read more
I have type 1 diabets, now my blood sugar level is normal...Is there any problem in kidney failure in future?
How long would it take a minimal amount of cocaine to leave your blood stream if you have 3rd stage kidney failure?
I recently went for blood count and my creatinine level was 1.34. Are my heading towards kidney failure. Can it be managed?
Good to ask!: Creatinine is a breakdown product of muscle cells, and it's normally eliminated by the kidneys. When it's elevated, it may imply that kidneys aren't functioning as well. Since diabetes and high blood pressure are the main causes of kidney failure, make sure you're ok in these areas. Talk to your doctor for info on you, but a mildly elevated creatinine does not mean that your kidneys will fail. ...Read more
My brother (51) is in the final stages of multiple myeloma and was told he will die of kidney failure. Blood tranfusions weekly. Timeline estimate?
Get extra support: Agree with prior answer that difficult to say. If not already involved ask for a palliative medicine specialist to work with your hematology-oncology team. They might be able to provide additional prognostication opinions as they monitor his progress and also provide additional support for the time that he has. ...Read more
Diabetes diagnosis: Yes, both blood work and urine studies will show the presence of diabetes (d). Glucose in the urine is a sign that d is present, as well proteinuria (p). While d is not the only disease that will cause p, it is one of them. Blood results that show diabetic kidney disease are high hb a1c, BUN and creatinine levels. See a nephrologist for more answers to your question. ...Read more
My partner is suffering from severe back pain an sometimes blood comes out with urine. Is this related to kidney failure?
See a doctor soon: Symptoms suggest passing a kidney stone. If so, it is important to know how big the stone is to determine if will have trouble passing. Kidney damage/infection can occur with prolonged obstruction from a stone. Start having your partner strain his urine now because if he passes a stone you want to keep it for analysis. ...Read more
Can not fasting before a blood test show results of acute kidney failure & I'm scheduled for another test that I will fast for amen?
My blood pressure is 130/55 is that good? My normal is 110/70. This isn't for me. This person has kidney failure and is undergoing dialysis 3 times/wk.
How is their heart? Have them see a heart doctor. Pulse pressure greater than 65 (130-55=75) may indicate heart disease.
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/m/pubmed/12962774/. ...Read more
If I've had catscans and blood work saying I had a kidney infection, could they have noticed kidney failure?
Probably: Probably depending on what was done.Get a more detailed answer ›
Possible...: All life events are a one-way street of accumulation, modification, and continuation from inception to eternity. So. good/adequate personal & professional care can modify the existing conditions so to slow down the pace of worsening, which may highly vary. Nonetheless, move on to do those within our control and avoid wasting time & energy to think and worry about those beyond our control. Best. .. ...Read more
I am suffering from end stage kidney failure and on dialysis which is because of high blood pressure can my kidney failure be reversed?
I have blood in my urine for almoat 3 months and 2 weeks ago the hospital said kidney failure possible kidney disease but sent me home and did nothing?
What best for lunch and dinner for kidney failure patient with high blood pressure and diabetics?
DASH: The dash diet was recently selected by leading nutritionists, endocrinologists, and internists as the best diabetic diet. http://dashdiet. Org/ has more information (i have no affiliation with these folks). Weight watchers was selected as being easiest to follow, if that is more of a problem for you. Good luck, and stick with it! ...Read more
What do elevated muscle enzymes in blood work without muscle strains? Does this mean I am going into kidney failure?
Had a urinalysis today and my doctor said he looked at my urine under a microscope and it was neg for blood and was normal! What else would he have seen if I had kidney failure? He would've seen something right?
I am having lower back pain. I had done blood work and ultrasound before 2 months. Everything was fine. Is this pain due to kidney failure or disease?
Back pain: Should also be worked up by an orthopedist.- renal failure should be worked up by nephrologist or internist. ...Read more
Yes: Creatine can be an effective part of an aggressive strength training program, but you have to use it carefully. You don't simply take it and wait to get stronger, you have to put in the extra work that it allows you to do. The biggest mistake people make with creatine is to not hydrate properly and when they don't - cramps and kidney failure can occur. ...Read more
I couldn't pee today. I have blood in urine since 4 months ago. I feel too full for eating and I have severe pain in lower back. Is it kidney failure?
High risk pregnancy, induced, lost 1/2 blood, acute kidney failure blood pressure 50/30, blood tranfusions. Am I crazy to want another child after above?
Depends: I am a kidney doctor. Seems like your kidney failure was because of BP of 50/30 which was a result of severe blood loss. Please check with your obstetrician about cause of bleeding first time. Also, you may want to know whether your kidney function resolved completely last time after failure or not. If it did not then your kidneys may be at risk of worsening function with future pregnancies. ...Read more
I'm on dialysis, kidney failure, live donor same blood type, expearment, trick kidney with stem cells and bone marrow, how would I go about it. Get apointmet?
Check Internet: You should search online for info on centers engaged in this research. Can also visit: http://www. Nationalstemcellfoundation. Org/list-of-treatable-conditions/kidney-transplant/ which has link to research trials and can be a starting point to see which university/research centers are participating. ...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
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