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What biochemical analysis of blood samples may indicate kidney failure?

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.

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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


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Does a slightly low potassium and calcium blood level indicate kidney failure?

Does a slightly low potassium and calcium blood level indicate kidney failure?

Not necessarily: Not necessarily, best to follow up. Sometimes corrected with diet and supplements. Slight fluctuations do not indicate failure, but more the need for monitoring and correction.

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How can kidney failure affect blood sugar?

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.

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Would regular blood tests rule out kidney failure?

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.

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I had no signs of kidney failure other than blood work.?

I had no signs of kidney failure other than blood work.?

See your doctor: What specifically did your blood test show? If you had signs of kidney failure on blood work you need to see a nephrologist immediately. Please discuss with your doctor.

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Why are people say lispronil high blood medication is giving them kidney failure like I'm so scared to even take this medication.

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.

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I has blood work done today and my GFR count was >60. They results said something about kidney failure. Should I be worried?

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.

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What are the symptoms of kidney failure if high blood pressure?

What are the symptoms of kidney failure if high blood pressure?

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.

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Can dehydration effect blood test I had one and it showed kidney failure and high colesterol?

Can dehydration effect blood test I had one and it showed kidney failure and high colesterol?

Danger: No. The test for dehydration is called the bun. Kidney failure represents an elevation in the creatinine level. It sounds like your health is going to need major attention this year, .

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I have type 1 diabets, now my blood sugar level is normal...Is there any problem in kidney failure in future?

I have type 1 diabets, now my blood sugar level is normal...Is there any problem in kidney failure in future?

Much lower: Kidney failure is related to blood sugar levels over many years. It is great that you are doing so well now... Keep it up. Keep your BP well controlled. Some people are more prone to kidney failure than others, but keeping blood sugar and BP normal will prevent most of it.

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How long would it take a minimal amount of cocaine to leave your blood stream if you have 3rd stage kidney failure?

How long would it take a minimal amount of cocaine to leave your blood stream if you have 3rd stage kidney failure?

Wrong concern: You should be more worried about drinking alcohol and using any Cocaine while being in renal failure!

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I recently went for blood count and my creatinine level was 1.34. Are my heading towards kidney failure. Can it be managed?

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.

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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.

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How does high blood pressure cause kidney failure?

Blood vessel damage: High blood pressure damages the blood vessels, especially small arteries and that damages the special organs in kidneys, glomeruli. Hypertension also damages larger arteries and reduced blood supply to kidneys.

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Help please. Could blood work / urinalysis for diabetes show kidney failure?

Help please. Could blood work / urinalysis for diabetes show kidney failure?

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.

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My partner is suffering from severe back pain an sometimes blood comes out with urine. Is this related to kidney failure?

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.

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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?

No: Your kidney failure may be something as simple as the transient effect of a painkiller such as ibuprofen, or something as troublesome as interstitial nephritis due to the medicine you are taking for your mood. Or there may be a lab error. Hoping you get a good outcome.

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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.

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.

Heart disease??: 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/.

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55gfr kidney damage n high blood pressure can this cause kidney failure?

55gfr kidney damage n high blood pressure can this cause kidney failure?

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. ..

Dr. Tarek Naguib
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