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What is stage four kidney failure?

What is stage four kidney failure?

Info: This site will help answer that question: http://www.kidney.org/patients/peers/stage4 ...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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What is stage 4 kidney disease usually?

What is stage 4 kidney disease  usually?

See below: A person with stage 4 chronic kidney disease (ckd) has advanced kidney damage with a severe decrease in the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) to 15-30 ml/min. It is likely someone with stage 4 ckd will need dialysis or a kidney transplant in the near future. ...Read more

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What is stage1 kidney failure?

What is stage1 kidney failure?

Kidney failure?: Stage 1 chronic kidney disease (not failure), is the stage f chronic kidney disease (ckd) for patients who have a glomerular filtration rate (GFR) > 90 ml/min. Those patients have no significant kidney disease and are no where close to kidney failure. ...Read more

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End stage liver disease, what is the prognosis?

End stage liver disease, what is the prognosis?

Not good.: When a liver with cirrhosis is having trouble doing it's job, it's called end-stage liver disease. This means that the liver is beginning to fail. Generally, patient in this setting will die or need transplant within a few years. Having cirrhosis, however, is not the same as end stage liver disease. Only when the liver starts to fail do we call it end stage. ...Read more

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What is life expectancy for male in early 60s who is afflicted with end stage renal disease, diabetes, and chf?

What is life expectancy for male in early 60s who is afflicted with end stage renal disease, diabetes, and chf?

Life expectancy CHF: Too little information to create a meaningful answer... Depends upon cause and severity of chf, dialysis? Control of diabetes? Peripheral vascular disease? Active smoker? Etc... ...Read more

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What kind of diet is good for end stage renal disease patients?

What kind of diet is good for end stage renal disease patients?

Dialysis diet: The answer to your question is too long for the space allotted here. Go to this link for the answer you are seeking: http://www.davita.com/kidney-disease/diet-andnutrition/diet-basics/the-hemodialysis-diet/e/5314 If the patient is already on dialysis, have the patient ask the dietician at the patient's dialysis for a diet to follow. ...Read more

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How is early stage kidney disease detected and treated?

How is early stage kidney disease detected and treated?

Proteinuria: Early kidney disease can be detected by testing the urine for protein/albumin. There are many causes of proteinuria as this is called and your kidney doctor will help try to determine the cause and then suggest a treatment. Common treatment is blood pressure control.Also avoiding further harm to kidney function by avoiding otc medications like aleve, (naproxen) advil, Motrin etc. ...Read more

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What is chronic kidney disease stage 3 duration?

What is chronic kidney disease stage 3 duration?

No time frame: There is no specific duration for any stage of ckd. It may stay in the same stage for a long time or progress rapidly. Disease progression usually depends on the cause, protein in urine, blood pressure control and others. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get kidney cancer one year after kidney transplant? At stage 3 is it curable?

Is it possible to get kidney cancer one year after kidney transplant? At stage 3 is it curable?

Yes: Very low liklihood , but possible! possible to cure also with combination surgery, chemo radiation as appropriate from pathology. ...Read more

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Mother has end stage liver disease, what to do?

Mother has end stage liver disease, what to do?

Time for closure: Times like this are times to express thanks, to forgive, to remember the good times. Mom should be allowed to decide when to stop the aggressive treatment and opt for palliative care. I am going to assume she is not a transplant candidate. I'm glad you both had advance notice and if you plan, her passing can be a positive experience. ...Read more

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67 year old man diagnosed with stage 3 liver disease. One kidney removed due to cancer. PSA level is at 9. What is estimated life expectancy?

67 year old man diagnosed with stage 3 liver disease. One kidney removed due to cancer.  PSA level is at 9. What is estimated life expectancy?

Normal: Assume that you will live out your years with the same chance as any of your friends of reaching 100. A majority of kidneys respected for cancer result in cure. Liver disease is largely reversible when the cause is found and addressed. If you can live clean and know the secret that the liver loves it when you exercise, then oil forward to many more good years. ...Read more

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Is stag 1 cirrhosis of the liver (due to alcohol) considered cancer. My meld (model for end stage liver disease) score is 9-10 according to my doctor?

No: Cirrhosis is not cancer. It is considered an end-stage fibrotic (scarring) process of liver following injury due to a variety of causes (alcohol, hepatitis c or b, biliary disease and a few other less common causes. It does put you at risk though of getting liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma). I am confused though by what you state: do you have stage 1 fibrosis or stage 4 (cirrhosis)? ...Read more

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What is meld score in end stage liver disease?

What is meld score in end stage liver disease?

3 mos mortality risk: Used to prioritize allocation of deceased donor organs for liver transplantation. Meld is a prospectively developed and validated chronic liver disease severity scoring system that uses a patient's laboratory values for serum bilirubin, serum creatinine, and the international normalized ratio for prothrombin time (inr) to predict survival. ...Read more

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What is the difference between renal parenchymal disease and chronic kidney disease?

What is the difference between renal parenchymal disease and chronic kidney disease?

Renal parenchymal dz: Renal parenchymal disease is a phrase usually listed in reports from imaging studies, it is an imaging finding. If you truly have an imaging abnormality it does imply having chronic kidney disease (ckd). With only the phrase renal parenchymal disease, we can't guess on what stage of ckd a person has or the cause of the damage. ...Read more

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What is renal parenchymal disease and how is it treated?

What is renal parenchymal disease and how is it treated?

Depends on the cause: There are many different types of renal parenchymal diseases.Some have spesific treatments some do not.Progressive disease usually results in transplant or life time dialysis. ...Read more

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How is late stage kidney failure detected and treated?

How is late stage kidney failure detected and treated?

End stage renal: By blood and urine test. Treatment is determined by stage but end stage is only treated by transplant or dialysis. ...Read more

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Husbnd has stg 4 cirrosis liver cncer, I know the cirrosis is stage 4 but confused about how severe (what stage) liver cancer is?

Husbnd has stg 4 cirrosis liver cncer, I know the cirrosis is stage 4 but confused about how severe (what stage) liver cancer is?

Hard to say: Typical staging of cirrhosis is by a, b, c and not numbers. There might be another scale that they are using. Liver cancer is associated with cirrhosis. Stages are 1-4. I think that the best way to know is to clarify with the GI doctors to get a clear idea. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for someone with stage 4 kidney disease?

What is the life expectancy for someone with stage 4 kidney disease?

Possibly many years: Life expectancy depends on the rate of progression (many factors including medical and lifestyle interventions that might slow down the progression) and decisions on whether to pursue renal replacement therapy once reaches end-stage (that decision may depend on overall health, functional status, ability to tolerate various interventions, etc). Overall shorter than the average public lifespans. ...Read more

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Previous Kidney Disease (Definition)

Polycystic kidney disease is a kidney disorder passed down through families in which multiple cysts form on the kidneys, causing ...Read more


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