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Why the patient who is suffering from kidney failure has a high temperature &does not show it?

Why the patient who is suffering from kidney failure has a high temperature &does not show it?

Kidney failure: I am not quite sure what you mean by "does not show it." are you asking why a person with kidney failure doesn't have a fever? Or they have a fever but they look fine? Kidney failure by itself doesn't necessarily cause a fever. Infections are usually the cause of fever. So a person with kidney failure may look fairly normal. ...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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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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Does a high serum creatinine always indicate kidney failure?

Does a high serum creatinine always indicate kidney failure?

Almost always: Dehydration may cause temporary elevation in serum creatinine, but persisitent elevation of serum creatinine indicates kidney disease. ...Read more

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Lisonopril and spiranolactone dosage too high, caused acute kidney failure. Stop meds, got better. Creatinine levels fall monthly, now 1.6 is that ok?

Lisonopril and spiranolactone dosage too high, caused acute kidney failure. Stop meds, got better. Creatinine levels fall monthly, now 1.6 is that ok?

Kidney failure: Did your doctor tell you why you had acute kidney failure (akf) on Lisinopril (l) and spiranolactone (s)? L causes akf, which is reversible, when l's stopped in cases of a renal artery stenosis. Pt's recover their original kidney function. Your creatinine (c) level of 1.6 may be abnormal if your c was 1.2 before the akf. You are 51 years old with CHF and chronic kidney disease, your c wont' be 1. ...Read more

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How does high blood pressure cause kidney failure?

How does high blood pressure cause kidney failure?

Blood vessel damage: High blood pressure damages the blood vessels, especially small arteries and that damages the special organs in kidneys, glomeruli. Hypertension also damages larger arteries and reduced blood supply to kidneys. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of kidney failure if high blood pressure?

What are the symptoms of kidney failure if high blood pressure?

Few symptoms: Both high blood pressure and kidney failure are dangerous because they are not easily detectable. Kidney failure usually will not be evident until the more advanced stages at which point patient may experience poor appetite nausea and weight loss. Swelling of the legs and blood in urine can also be seen in some forms. ...Read more

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Worked decades in chemical industry. Do I have a high risk of cancer or kidney failure?

Worked decades in chemical industry. Do I have a high risk of cancer or kidney failure?

It depends: Working in the dye industry/with napthylenes, Cyclophosphamide exposure is a clear risk factor for bladder cancer. If you are/were a smoker you have more risk of renal cancer, and working in the dye industry wouldn't help. Smoking increases risk for many cancers, including lung. It would be best to see your doctor, and let him know so he can tell you exactly what you are at risk for. ...Read more

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55gfr kidney damage n high blood pressure can this cause kidney failure?

55gfr kidney damage n high blood pressure can this cause kidney failure?

Possible...: All life events are a one-way street of accumulation, modification, and continuation from inception to eternity. So. good/adequate personal & professional care can modify the existing conditions so to slow down the pace of worsening, which may highly vary. Nonetheless, move on to do those within our control and avoid wasting time & energy to think and worry about those beyond our control. Best. .. ...Read more

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Husbands crp protein result is 96. has mild cirrhosis and acute kidney failure. Why is it so high? Dangerous? What does it mean?

Inflammation: CRP and ESR are both non specific biomarkers for inflammation or acute infection. In itself, neither is harmful, but help to monitor response to treatment or identify a problem. ESR and CRP should be interpreted differently: CRP is more sensitive of the acute phase of inflammation than the ESR. Finding the cause and treatment is key. I wish him well. ...Read more

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My bun was a 10 and my creatine was 0.8. Could I still have kidney failure or would those levels have to be high? I have protein in urine regularly!

My bun was a 10 and my creatine was 0.8. Could I still have kidney failure or would those levels have to be high? I have protein in urine regularly!

Not Likely: Those are healthy kidney numbers. However, you can have other causes of proteinuria or renal insufficiency and should follow up with a nephrologist or your regular doctor. ...Read more

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What best for lunch and dinner for kidney failure patient with high blood pressure and diabetics?

What best for lunch and dinner for kidney failure patient with high blood pressure and diabetics?

DASH: The dash diet was recently selected by leading nutritionists, endocrinologists, and internists as the best diabetic diet. http://dashdiet. Org/ has more information (i have no affiliation with these folks). Weight watchers was selected as being easiest to follow, if that is more of a problem for you. Good luck, and stick with it! ...Read more

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My dad has kidney failure, but also has really high pth and a high IGA. Would this be enough to get a prescription for plasma exchange/which dr?

My dad has kidney failure, but also has really high pth and a high IGA. Would this be enough to get a prescription for plasma exchange/which dr?

Kidney failure: It is up to the doctor to decide what treatment is necessary when there is high PTH and high IGA.
Please have a discussion with your dad's doctor and begin to understand what might or might not be necessary.
My sense is that dad will have different treatment. Please let me know how it goes. ...Read more

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Husb micoalbumin is 596. BUN/Creatinine level is normal. Serum Albumin norm. He's diabetic & has fatty liver. Is he in kidney failure? Why micro high?

Husb micoalbumin is 596. BUN/Creatinine level is normal. Serum Albumin norm. He's diabetic & has fatty liver. Is he in kidney failure? Why micro high?

Diabetic nephropathy: B"sd kidney failure is marked by elevation of creatinine. Microalbumin is a sensitive test for early kidney changes seen in diabetes and hypertension. Unless very high, standard albumin will be normal. Fatty liver is of concern but not directly related. To prevent progression of kidney disease 1. control of diabetes 2. blood pressure control 3. ACE or ARB agent. Glad to discuss ...Read more

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CR 1.2 High WBC 11.3 High GFR 48. Low These are my latest and I am worried or should worry about Kidney failure since I have Lupus and Parkinson's?

CR 1.2 High WBC 11.3 High GFR 48. Low These are my latest and I am worried or should worry about Kidney failure since I have Lupus and Parkinson's?

Not yet: You have bit elevated creatinine, bit slow GFR, high WBCs could be secondary to drugs, steroids or NSAIDs, keep a close follow up with your doctor, ? will need nephrologist evaluation, revise the drugs you are on, their interactions and effects on kidneys, doctors usually try to balance risk/benefit ratio in chronic diseases, you might need more tests like p/c ratio in urine and/or imaging studies ...Read more

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Can taking creatine can cause kidney failure, high blood pressure, and muscle cramps?

Can taking creatine can cause kidney failure, high blood pressure, and muscle cramps?

Yes: Creatine can be an effective part of an aggressive strength training program, but you have to use it carefully. You don't simply take it and wait to get stronger, you have to put in the extra work that it allows you to do. The biggest mistake people make with creatine is to not hydrate properly and when they don't - cramps and kidney failure can occur. ...Read more

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High risk pregnancy, induced, lost 1/2 blood, acute kidney failure blood pressure 50/30, blood tranfusions. Am I crazy to want another child after above?

High risk pregnancy, induced, lost 1/2 blood, acute kidney failure blood pressure 50/30, blood tranfusions. Am I crazy to want another child after above?

Depends: I am a kidney doctor. Seems like your kidney failure was because of BP of 50/30 which was a result of severe blood loss. Please check with your obstetrician about cause of bleeding first time. Also, you may want to know whether your kidney function resolved completely last time after failure or not. If it did not then your kidneys may be at risk of worsening function with future pregnancies. ...Read more

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Hello, im anemic with kidney failure but have had no period since 7th july my doctor not concerned what could this be? Very hard tummy to high bp

Hello, im anemic with kidney failure but have had no period since 7th july my doctor not concerned what could this be? Very hard tummy to high bp

Not unusual: Kidney failure causes anemia due to decreased level of erythropoeitin hormone that makes the bone marrow make blood. Also, the period could stop with kidney failure and fertility ceases. However, after transplant, many females regain fertility. Abdominal distension takes place with fluid retention and BP goes up too with fluid retention due to increased fluid intake with kidney failure. ...Read more

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My mom 70yo has diabetes and kidney failure. What cheap iron supplement is best for her? Eating 7-9times/day, low hgb, high sugar level, always hungry

My mom 70yo has diabetes and kidney failure. What cheap iron supplement is best for her? Eating 7-9times/day, low hgb, high sugar level, always hungry

Iron?: If your mother has kidney failure, she should be on dialysis (D). Patients on D have iron given to them on dialysis, if they need it. If your mother has chronic kidney disease stage 3, 4 or 5, her anemia won't be cured by iron, no matter what. Her high sugar (S) level is a problem. If she is not on D, speak to an endocrinologist to lower her high S, If she is, speak to her nephrologist. ...Read more

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My ob spec found blood in urine (no infection) & neuro found high anion (19) could this be kidney failure? Both kidneys have been hurting terribly!

My ob spec found blood in urine (no infection) & neuro found high anion (19) could this be kidney failure? Both kidneys have been hurting terribly!

Possibly: Hematuria (blood in the urine) must be worked up. Many things can do this including infections and kidneys stones, but you must have this worked up, probably need a nephrologist (kidney doctor) see you soon. ...Read more

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Why would someone with high potassium/kidney failure need 24 hr nursing care after potassium is normalized? Mom in ICU.

Why would someone with high potassium/kidney failure need 24 hr nursing care after potassium is normalized? Mom in ICU.

Hard to say: There are a tremendous number of variables that go into the determination of patient needs. A blanket statement about a problem that may or may not resolve with treatment is mere speculation. Some with acute kidney failure improve well enough to go back to work, some require frequent dialysis. The proper assess can only be made knowing all the variables in the specific case. ...Read more

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Normal ursine output and normal urinalysises and normal kidney and bladder ultrasound! Can someone still have kidney failure?

Normal ursine output and normal urinalysises and normal kidney and bladder ultrasound! Can someone still have kidney failure?

Yes: The kidney's can fail in their function to filter the blood, yet all of the structural components of the kidneys can be normal. Also kidney failure does not necessarily show up on a ua. ...Read more

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elevated BUN, elevated k+, elevated chloride, normal creatinine, and decreased Co2. Could this indicate kidney failure?

elevated BUN, elevated k+, elevated chloride, normal creatinine, and decreased Co2. Could this indicate kidney failure?

Probably not: I need more information in order to optimally answer your question. However, at a glance, the best indicator of kidney function is creatinine clearance. BUN can be elevated from other processes. I would need to look at the lab report to confirm your impressions. You are too young to have CKD. You should review the labs with the doctor who ordered them. ...Read more

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BMP results: elevated BUN, elevated k+, elevated chloride, decreased Co2. Could this indicate kidney failure? Potentially from IVIG?

BMP results: elevated BUN, elevated k+, elevated chloride, decreased Co2. Could this indicate kidney failure? Potentially from IVIG?

Here are some...: Please bring your current concern to the doctor providing IVIG treatment, which may lead to kidney failure, especially in those of >65, with diabetes, on other kidney-insulting drugs, etc. ...Read more

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What do elevated muscle enzymes in blood work without muscle strains? Does this mean I am going into kidney failure?

Only if very high: When very high it could lead to kidney failure that is reversible most of the time. To prevent that you need to increase fluid intake to maintain high urine output. ...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

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


Dr. Fred McCurdy
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Esrd (Definition)

End stage renal disease (ESRD) = final stage ...Read more