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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
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 blood pressure is 130/55 is that good? My normal is 110/70. This isnt for me. This person has kidney failure and is undergoing dialysis 3 times/wk.
How long would it take a minimal amount of cocaine to leave your blood stream if you have 3rd stage kidney failure?
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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