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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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92 yr old dad was very ill with CHF and 3rd stage kidney failure and now he is so much better and can't stop eating! a good sign or bad omen?

92 yr old dad was very ill with CHF and 3rd stage kidney failure and now he is so much better and can't stop eating! a good sign or bad omen?

Probably good: Many times if someone is ill and in the hospital, their appetite is quite suppressed. If he feels well enough to resume eating, one would presume that would be a positive indicator. Given his CHF and kidney condition, he will need to watch what types of foods he takes, so he does not relapse into one or the other. ...Read more

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92 yr. Old dad with CHF and 3rd stage kidney failure. Now is eating very little but drinking ensure/ normal decline for his problems?

92 yr. Old dad with CHF and 3rd stage kidney failure. Now is eating very little  but drinking ensure/ normal decline for his problems?

Class 3 CKD: Let's make sure we are on the same page here. I assume that your 92 year old dad has class 3 chronic kidney disease (ckd), not kidney failure. At his level of ckd, he should not need dialysis. Ask his neprhologist to get a 24 hour urine for creatinine clearance. If the result is > 20 mg/min, he is not uremic and does not need dialysis. Look for other causes of poor intake, other than his ckd. ...Read more

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92 yr old dad with CHF and third stage kidney failure is doing great after a bout with illness but refuses to see any doctors now/mentally alert /?

92 yr old dad with CHF and third stage kidney failure is doing great after a bout with illness but refuses to see any doctors now/mentally alert /?

Control salt & water: The best avenue for him with CHF and ckd stage iii is to control sodium below 3000 mg a day and fluids less than 1500 ml per day (1.5 quarts) which is 8 of the 6 ounce cups a day. Needs to take his water pills as prescribed. Given age of 92 and lack of interest to see a doc, you may discuss possibility of hospice esp if he has no interest in being admitted to hospital if gets worse. ...Read more

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What exactly does borderline kidney failure mean? & what can be done to keep them to get worse? Is ther e something im doing causing them to fail?

What exactly does borderline kidney failure mean? & what can be done to keep them to get worse? Is ther e something im doing causing them to fail?

Kidney failure?: Two things that can lead to kidney failure (esrd) are poorly controlled hypertension and diabetes. If you have those problems make sure you have your BP well controlled and if you are diabetic, make sure you are under the care of an endocrinologist. See a nephrologist (n) and have a 24 hour urine collection to get your actual kidney function determined. After that the n can discuss your prognosis. ...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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Kidney failure symptoms?

Kidney failure symptoms?

Uremia: If you have renal failure and is unable to excrete toxins and excess electrolytes/water from your body, you are likely to have symptoms and signs of uremia. They include nausea/vomiting, loss of appetite, inability to concentrate, diffuse itching, and lethargy in addition to having fluid retention. ...Read more

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What causes kidney failure?

What causes kidney failure?

Many things: Kidney failure can be from problems before, within and after the kidneys(pre-, intrinsic, post-renal failure).Dehydration or poor blood flow from heart problems, blockage from prostate or urinary flow problems, and many things within the kidney. Infection can do it, too. Diseases such as diabetes and hypertension are main causes, as are medications. ...Read more

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What causes kidney failure?

Several conditions: Kidney failure can be caused by toxic chemicals, infection, congenital diseases, diabetes, high blood pressure, severe dehydration, and traumatic injury to list a few. ...Read more

Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Failure (Definition)

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


Dr. Fred McCurdy
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Esrd (Definition)

End stage renal disease (ESRD, or sometimes called chronic kidney disease), describes any condition where there is a progressive ...Read more