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Doctor insights on: What Does A Kidney Failure Rash Look Like

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Could kidney failure or disease sometimes ppresent with a rash on yr upperr abdomen in a straight line but only on the sides?

Could kidney failure or disease sometimes ppresent with a rash on yr upperr abdomen in a straight line but only on the sides?

Probably not: If that is the only thing you notice, then it would not likely be a sign of kidney failure or disease. Your doctor can do simple blood and urine tests to see how your kidneys are functioning. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

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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Can e.Coli caused kidney failure if untreated?

Can e.Coli caused kidney failure if untreated?

E. coli: The so-called enterohemorrhagic e. Coli is linked to a particular form of kidney disease called hemolytic uremic syndrome. Type o157 is the most common but other o types can also cause this. Anti microbial agents not only do not prevent the kidney complication but clearly are linked to a higher risk of it. However, e.Coli sepsis of other types can cause kidney failure that may be prevented by rx. ...Read more

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If I have been taking iburprofen for bout 5 months off & on like 3 to 4x's a wk for my headches will this cause kidney failure what could happen?

If I have been taking iburprofen for bout 5 months off & on like 3 to 4x's a wk for my headches will this cause kidney failure what could happen?

Try to quit: Taking any medication daily for headaches is not good for your body. Ibuprofen can cause gastritis, ulcers even bleeding of the stomach. It can also cause kidney impairment or failure. If you have daily headaches, you may have rebound headaches. Here's a resource to learn more: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/rebound-headaches/ds00613. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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My dads 70 & has stage 3 kidney failure but refuses any treatment. How long can I expect him 2 live like this?

My dads 70 & has stage 3 kidney failure but refuses any treatment.  How long can I expect him 2 live like this?

Needs information.: Tell your dad we consider him relatively young. He might fear the idea of a dialysis machine. He needs an evaluation by a kidney specialist (nephrologist); dialysis, if it's ever needed, need not require a machine. A safer method, performed at home by the patient, has proven effective, freeing the patient from the need to go to a center. Have him see the doctor. ...Read more

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Tell me why patients with kidney failure eat and drink what they like only during the first few hours of dialysis?

Tell me why patients with kidney failure eat and drink what they like only during the first few hours of dialysis?

Nurses being nice: The total fluid removal target is programmed at the beginning of the dialysis run. Fluids consumed on dialysis are added to the total weight target. The removal target is doable from the onset of dialysis. If you drink 32 oz in the last hour, it is difficult to get this (and the preprogrammed amount) all off in the last hour. ...Read more

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What is the disease for symptoms like cold sweat, difficult in breathing and visual becomes black and white? My dad had kidney failure

What is the disease for symptoms like cold sweat, difficult in breathing and visual becomes black and white? My dad had kidney failure

These : These symptoms are very broad and could represent many things. Common causes would be low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), panic/anxiety attacks, neurological issues, etc. These are not signs of kidney failure, however more information on your family history should be obtained. You need a complete history, physical, and diagnostic testing in order to figure out what is going on. Best of luck. ...Read more

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The side effects of taking daily lysine, like kidney failure and nephritis, how often they occur, what can I do not to suffer this consecuences?

The side effects of taking daily lysine, like kidney failure and nephritis, how often they occur, what can I do not to suffer this consecuences?

Why lysine?: Good sources of lysine are high-protein foods such as eggs, red meat, lamb, pork, and poultry, soy, beans and peas, cheese and fish such as cod and sardines. There has been a case report of fanconi's syndrome due to long term use of high dose lysine, but no other renal impairment. Not recommended to be taken if you already have renal impairment. Stop taking supplements and eat a healthy diet. ...Read more

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What can cause sudden kidney failure?

What can cause sudden kidney failure?

Acute (sudden): Renal failure has three main causes. A sudden, serious drop in blood flow to the kidneys. Heavy blood loss, an injury, or a bad infection called sepsis can reduce blood flow to the kidneys. Not enough fluid in the body (dehydration) can also harm the kidneys. Damage from some medicines, poisons, or infections. A sudden blockage that stops urine from flowing out of the kidneys (stones and tumors). ...Read more

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How does kidney failure impact other organs?

How does kidney failure impact other organs?

Complex: The kidneys maintain the ocean environment for us. Without them, everything goes off track: mental confusion, nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath, chest pain (pleuritis/pericarditis), arrhythmias, and fatigue. ...Read more

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What does chronic kidney failure really mean?

What does chronic kidney failure really mean?

Chronic kidneydiseas: Chronic kidney failure is the loss of functioning kidney tissue due to permanent damage to the tiny subunits called nephrons.We have about a million nephrons per kidney, and as we lose nephrons the ones that are left enlarge and work harder until they reach their limit, at which point the kidney can no longer keep up with the body's needs to excrete toxins, balance fluids and minerals and other fx. ...Read more

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Kidney failure-what does that mean, what to do?

Get good information: Kidneys have a host of functions: from removing wastes and excess fluid from your blood stream, to secreting a hormore that helps red blood cells form, to regulating blood pressure and acid-base balance - and more. When your kidneys aren't working, the whole body is impacted. Unless this is acute and reversable, you will want to learn about kidney transplant, hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. ...Read more

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What can be initial symptoms of kidney failure?

Vague: Kidney failure is notorious for causing very vague nebulous symptoms sometimes like, fatigue, insomnia, nausea, decreased appetite, metallic taste in the mouth, etc. Unless someone looks at the blood test results, it might be hard to pin these non-specific symptoms on to kidney failure. I have a more comprehensive list on my blog at http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/04/what-are-signs-and-. ...Read more

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How do I know if I am at risk for kidney failure?

How do I know if I am at risk for kidney failure?

Risk factors: First, see your primary care doctor and review you personal history as well as your family history. If there is a family history of kidney disease, then your primary needs to tell you if this is a risk factor for kidney disease in you. While you're there have your bun, creatinine, blood count, and urine all checked for anything abnormal if this is medically indicated. ...Read more

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How is chronic kidney failure typically diagnosed?

Urine and blood test: When visiting your primary care doctor, the doctor can perform simple urine and blood test to rule out chronic kidney problems. The doctor can check your urine for protein or your creatinine on your blood tests to rule out kidney problems. Chronic kidney problems occure more commonly in patients with diabetes and hypertension. ...Read more

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How can I tell what stage of kidney failure i'm at?

How can I tell what stage of kidney failure i'm at?

Ask your doctor: Kidney disease stage is primarily determined by estimated glomerular filtration rate. This is calculated from lab studies using one of several equations. Your doctor may prefer one method for estimation, and s/he will be able to tell you how your function level is calculated. ...Read more

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How are acute and chronic kidney failure different?

How are acute and chronic kidney failure different?

Acute: recent: In gral. "acute" means of "recent" origen, and "chronic" means "old" or less recent. Some classifications use 6 months for "subacute". Chronic renal failure is insidious and depends upon the cause and how fast it gets worst. Acute renal failure usually is caused by low fluid volume in the body either dehydration or bleeding or it may be caused by toxins (poison, medications , dye contrast). ...Read more

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Failure (Definition)

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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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more