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What could cause dialysis disequilibrium syndrome?

What could cause dialysis disequilibrium syndrome?

Dialysis Problems: This usually happens when a person is first placed on hemodialysis. There are two theories as to why this happens. This link will take you to a very thorough explanation of these theories: http://www.Kidneydoctor.Com/equilib.Htm. You need to read this slowly to get the full picture of dss. ...Read more

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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dialysis (Definition)

Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more


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Could you tell me what functional changes occur in kidney with chronic renal failure?

Could you tell me what functional changes occur in kidney with chronic renal failure?

Only late: Patients with chronic kidney disease usually do well for years with no symptoms. This depends on the cause of the kidney problem. It is important for close follow up by your doctor or nephrologist to minimize further kidney damage. The actual changes in the kidney depend on the causre, but the ultimate effect is gradual reduction of the kidney's ability to clear waste products from blood. ...Read more

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Can nephrotic syndrome cause hyperglycemia? It if does, what's the mechanism?

Can nephrotic syndrome cause hyperglycemia? It if does, what's the mechanism?

Ideas: If your nephrotic syndrome is due to diabetes, as it sometimes is, this is your answer. If you are being treated for nephrotic syndrome with a glucocorticoid that impairs glucose tolerance, this can explain it. If your kidneys are beginning to fail, there may be some mild glucose intolerance. Only your physician can sort this out. Good luck. ...Read more

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What symptoms could manifest due to shaken baby syndrome?

What symptoms could manifest due to shaken baby syndrome?

Like the flu: Vomiting, lethargy, irritability are all signs of the sort of injury that is caused by shaking. These same signs are often mistaken for the flu. Shaking causes bleeding in and around the baby's brain that causes the symptoms. Ct scans and mris are often necessary to confirm the diagnostic impression. Other signs of injury may be present with bruising and rib and long bone fractures. ...Read more

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What disease would cause nephrotic syndrome?

What disease would cause nephrotic syndrome?

Proper medication: Minimal change (or nil) disease. Correctly diagnosed by biopsy but frequently diagnosed by the symptoms of proteinuria, edema and intact renal function with a bland urine sediment. This responds to steroid therapy most of the time. The presence of blood in the urine, or failure to respond to steroids indicates need for biopsy of kidney with therapy based on those results. Case needs nephrologist. ...Read more

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Could impaired circulation cause constant lighthead? What to do?

Could impaired circulation cause constant lighthead? What to do?

Possible: Your physician must rule out several other things before investigating your circulation to the brain . In cases of carotid artery occlusion and narrowing on the the other side this may happen . Also severe narrowing of the vertebral artery with occluded or hypoplastic (small) other vertebral artery this may happen. ...Read more

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What could cause symptoms of seretonin syndrome?

What could cause symptoms of seretonin syndrome?

The condition itself: Seretonin syndrome could cause symptoms of seretonin syndrome. Your question is sort of like asking what causes the symptoms of a hart attack. Well, a hart attack, for one. I encourage you to put some effort into rephrasing your question in such a way that you post the question you actually want answered. ...Read more

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What is idiopathic intracranial hypertension and what can it cause left sided headaches ?

What is idiopathic intracranial hypertension and what can it cause left sided headaches

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IIH: It's a disorder where elevated pressure in the head can cause vision loss & headache. Left-sided headaches suggest migraine more than IIH. If IIH, headache should be worst upon awakening. Diagnosis shouldn't be made without seeing an ophthalmologist to confirm papilledema and to perform Humphrey Visual Fields. I have patients see ophtho before doing spinal tap. I'm available for consults. ...Read more

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What can the disease meningitis cause like can it cause respitory faliure?

What can the disease meningitis cause like can it cause respitory faliure?

Maybe: If someone has severe meningitis the germ may also trigger total system failure, including respiratory failure. This would be more common in the Meningococcal meningitis than many others as it can produce toxic agents that effect the blood pressure and circulation early in the illness. ...Read more

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What could cause acute kidney failure?

What could cause acute kidney failure?

Common causes: The answer is very long. Commonly, i encounter causes such as dehydration, sepsis, heart failure, drugs & obstruction to urinary flow. ...Read more

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What could cause ischemic colitis and renal dysfunction?

What could cause ischemic colitis and renal dysfunction?

See below: Hard to answer in this short forum. Ischemic colitis is from low blood flow to the colon. Ischemic colitis can cause bacteremia or sepsis resulting in stress on the kidneys, and also a possible dehydration component. Also if a person has low blood flow to the intestine, the same low blood flow process could also be affecting the kidneys (atherosclerosis) with resulting renal dysfunction. ...Read more

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What can my orthostatic hypotension be caused by?

What can my orthostatic hypotension be caused by?

Orthostatic hypotens: Lots of causes from dehydration, dysautonomia, poor venous tone, poor cardiac function thru others, need to work with your doctor to diagnose and treat. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of chronic kidney disease?

What could be the cause of chronic kidney disease?

CKD causes: There are many causes of chronic kidney disease (ckd). Among them are diabetes, types 1 and 2, hypertension, exposure to drugs that harm the kidney, obstruction of the urinary outflow tract, amyeloid, glomerular diseases of the kidney and HIV to name several. See a nephrologist for more information about the cause of ckd in your case. Good luck. ...Read more

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What could be a cause of chronic dizziness?

What could be a cause of chronic dizziness?

Many causes: Difficult question. Often inner ear. Requires thorough eval because of the chronicity. ...Read more

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What is stenosis disease ? Can it cause seizures?

What is stenosis disease ? Can it cause seizures?

Stenosis of what?: "stenosis" just means "narrowing." renal artery stenosis can cause seizures by way of extreme hypertension, and aqueductal stenosis by causing hydrocephalus; can't off hand think of any other type of stenosis that could cause seizures directly. ...Read more

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What things cause hemolytic-uremic syndrome?

What things cause hemolytic-uremic syndrome?

Certain E. coli: Enterohemorrhagic e. Coli, usually type o157, is the most common cause of hus which begins about one week into the bloody diarrhea illness. The risk of hus is prominently increased if antibiotics are used during the diarrheal illness. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is acute respiratory distress syndrome?

Could you explain what is acute respiratory distress syndrome?

ARDS: Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ards/basics/definition/con-20030070 for info on ARDS which is described as fluid build up in lung sacs (alveoli). ...Read more