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What happens when you have liver failure?

What happens when you have liver failure?

Bad things: By definition the liver is failing to work correctly. This may include jaundice, bleeding, ascites, confusion and possibly death. ...Read more

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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What happens when you have liver. Failure?

What happens when you have liver. Failure?

Bad things happen: The liver is necessary for life, so if the liver fails, bad things happen. Toxic chemicals that are natural byproducts of the human body start to build up (such as ammonia) and damage many organs. Necessary proteins that a normal liver makes, are no longer made (such as Albumin and the clotting proteins). Without albumin, a major protein in blood plasma, a person will swell up with fluid.... ...Read more

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What happens if my kidneys stop working?

What happens if my kidneys stop working?

Your options: Your options for failed kidneys are few. One is to do nothing. However if you do nothing you will die without working kidneys. Therefore the other options are renal transplant or dialysis. Dialysis can either be done through the blood (hemodialysis) or through the abdominal wall (peritoneal dialysis). ...Read more

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What happens when your kidneys fail?

What happens when your  kidneys fail?

Uremia: When the kidneys fail, usually a slow process, the blood collects toxins including urea - mostly end products of metabolism and you will get extremely sick. It is commonly associated with changes in blood pressure and requires serious attention by a renal specialist. Sometimes a kidney transplantation might be needed. ...Read more

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What happens when you lose a kidney?

What happens when you lose a kidney?

Kidney: Usually one kidney can compensate for the loss of the other, granted it is in good condition. You don't mention why the one kidney is lost in the first place? Is it from disease or donation? The answer will vary accordingly. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens to a person psysically when they stop dialysis?

Could you tell me what happens to a person psysically when they stop dialysis?

Dialysis cessation: There are two reasons why a patient would stop dialysis. The first is that the person had acute renal failure and recovered his renal function, ending his need for dialysis. If the person has end-stage-renal-disease and he stops dialysis, he will get progressivly weaker, may have nausea and vomiting and die of fluid overload or hyperkalemia. The time to death is variable. ...Read more

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What happens when you have biliary cirrhosis?

What happens when you have biliary cirrhosis?

Liver failure: Biliary cirrhosis causes progressive damage to the liver. There is fibrosis (hardening) of the substance of the liver, increasing pressure in the blood supply, and slowly damaging the cells. Sepending on the cause of cirrhosis, there is very little that will cause reversal of the damage. ...Read more

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What happens when someone just stops taking diabetes medication?

What happens when someone just stops taking diabetes medication?

Dangerous!!!: When a diabetic stops taking their medications they are essentially putting their life on the line. Depending on how far advanced their diabetes is will dictate the events that occur in the future. They could have heart failure, heart attacks, kidney failure and less severe things like blindness or lose their legs. Not a good idea! ...Read more

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What happens if you skip dialysis appointments?

What happens if you skip dialysis appointments?

Bad things: If you miss your dialysis appointment, a whole slew of bad things can happen. As dialysis helps in maintaining the proper equilibrium of acids/bases, salts etc in your blood, missing your appointment can lead to an imbalance in your blood. This may lead to fainting, weakness, heart complications, and death! essentially, wherever blood may flow, problems can emerge from those organs. ...Read more

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What happens when one kidney stops working?

It shrinks: In size. As long as the. Other kidney is working you are ok. A doctor will want to monitor you kidney function in the other kidney. ...Read more

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What happens if my moms kidneys fail?

What happens if my moms kidneys fail?

Kidney failure: If your mom's kidneys fail, she will need to start some sort of dialysis, peritoneal (pd) or hemodialysis (h). If she is young enough and in good physical condition, she may be able to have a renal transplant from a member of her family. Although starting dialysis is a life-changing event, many patients lead productive lives on it. Good luck with your mom. ...Read more

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What happens to the kidneys a day after you stop drinking alcohol?

What happens to the kidneys a day after you stop drinking alcohol?

Depends: Alcohol effects the liver more than the kidneys. Generally if one stays well hydrated there is no clinical effect on the kidneys. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens when you get kidney failure?

Could you tell me what happens when you get kidney failure?

No waste removal: Kidney failure means your kidneys don't filter and remove salt, fluids, and waste products. They will accumulate in the body. Early changes can be excess fluid (edema) swelling, hard to breathe, high blood pressure, headache, decreased urine output, funny taste, weak and tired, and many other symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes dialysis patients urine to be so dark? Why do they stop making urine after long term dialysis?

What causes dialysis patients urine to be so dark? Why do they stop making urine after long term dialysis?

Dialysis dark urine: 34 F asks why do dialysis pats have dark urine and why do they stop making urine. ANS: urine is the remains of the fluid filtered at the glomerulus. As glomeruli are destroyed by the disease colored chemicals that normally go out in the urine build up in blood-thus the funny skin color. This color stays in the urine so dark. Eventually all glomeruli die from the cause and no urine Is formed. ...Read more

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What happens if you stop diltiazem suddenly in a heart patient?

What happens if you stop diltiazem suddenly in a heart patient?

Stop diltiazem: Not a good idea, you should discuss stopping any med with your physician so that she, or he, can explain the risks and benefits of doing this. Some meds need to be weaned off and should not be stopped abruptly. ...Read more

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What happens to your body when you stop eating?

What happens to your body when you stop eating?

It does not get any : No food means no energy. It is like a car without fuel in it. So food is what gives us energy. If you do not eat food, your body starts to break down your flesh/muscles and you become weaker and lose weight...So it is not a good idea to stop eating altogether. If you want to lose weight, eat less than normal but you still need to eat about half to two thirds of your usual normal intake of food. ...Read more

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What happens if i miss to many dialysis treatments?

Bad Things: Water and waste products accumulate when you skip or miss a dialysis treatment. Neither of these are good for you. Best have a long talk with your doctor about the details. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens when you completly stop drinking liquids all together?

Could you tell me what happens when you completly stop drinking liquids all together?

Hydration: You would become dehydrated. Then you would become sick. Then you would eventually die (unless you had fluids via your food or via an intravenous line.). ...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