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What does alcohol do to the kidney I have kidney failure

What does alcohol do to the kidney I have kidney failure

Alcohol in ESRD: You should check with the dietician and your nephrologist at your dialysis center before you have any alcohol (a). If you have a, check the potassium, sodium and phosphorus levels found in the beverage you are consuming. You also need to include the liquid content of the beverage you are ingesting into your daily allowable fluid intake. A is metabolized in the liver and make sure it is healthy. ...Read more

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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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What reason make kidney failure need to do chemotherapy???

What reason make kidney failure need to do chemotherapy???

Need more info: What drugs are involved? Some "chemotherapy" drugs are used for immune-suppression to treat auto-immune disorders. Autoimmune disorders can cause kidney failure. ...Read more

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What should I do to prepare for my kidney failure?

What should I do to prepare for my kidney failure?

Excellent question: Indicates your understanding & acceptance of problem. Carry on with low protein & low potassum diet& control acidosis & salt intake for as long as you feel reasonably well. Ask your nephrologist about how long before need for kidney replacement therapy. Consider pros and cons of dailysis vs transplant. Latter is best & living related kidneys are best & avoid waiting list for cadaveric kidney. ...Read more

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What to do about kidney disease?

What to do about kidney disease?

Depends on diagnosis: A nephrologist is the specialist who organizes care of renal ( kidney ) preservation or function. Depending on the underlying diagnosis he can help orchestrate medical management. The more common nephrologic conditions include nephrosclerosis often seen in patients with hypertension and or diabetes. Glomerulonephritis, of which there are several types, will require specific treatments based on the subtype. ...Read more

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How do you test for renal failure?

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How do you test for renal failure?

Blood chemistry: High level of BUN and creatinine with low level of bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) strongly suggest poor renal function. ...Read more

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What could you do to prevent a kidney failure for a diabetic?

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What could you do to prevent a kidney failure for a diabetic?

Diabetes checked: Keep your diabetes well checked and maintain hemoglobin A1c level close to 6.0. Dcct(diabetic control and complication trial), a large multicenter collaborative study proved that good diabetic control prevented the development of renal failure or slowed down the progression of already developed diabetic nephropathy. ...Read more

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What to do for a kidney infection?

What to do for a kidney infection?

Antibiotics: Pyelonephritis is treated with antibiotics. Either oral or intravenous, depending on the severity. Must be treated under a doctors supervision. ...Read more

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What is done to help kidney failure?

What is done to help kidney failure?

Prevent/delay it!: If the kidneys have actually failed, you will need "renal replacement therapy:" hemodialysis (the kidney machine), peritoneal dialysis, or a kidney transplant. But if they are still working, ask your doctor about how you can maximize their function for as long as possible. Caring for diabetes and high blood pressure will help. Certain blood pressure meds may help more than others. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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Kidney failure or unhealthy kidney, what to do?

See Your Doctor: An unhealthy kidney cannot do the work it is designed to do - clean your blood and keep critical levels of different chemicals in balance. Kidney failure is when the kidneys can no longer do the work needed and you doctor has to use medicines to help you out or prescribe dialysis which is kidney replacement treatment. Bottom line - see your doctor soon please. ...Read more

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What I have to do to prolong a healthy kidney transplant?

What I have to do to prolong a healthy kidney transplant?

Kidney transplant: To prolong a kidney transplant, you need to take your immunosupressive agentss consistently and to need to be followed regularly by your team of transplant physicians. They can detect the problem of rejection early on and take steps to prevent it from destroying your transplanted kidney. ...Read more

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What can I do for kidney infectoin what can I do for kidney infectoin?

What can I do for kidney infectoin what can I do for kidney infectoin?

Kidney infection: See a physician and have some urine sent off for a culture so your doctor can see if there is a bacterium causing your infection. The doctor will start you on some antibiotics. If this is a common problem, you may need an ultrasound of your kidneys to see if you have an obstruction to your urine's outflow. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of kidney failure? and how do doctors test for proper kidney function?

What are the symptoms of kidney failure? and how do doctors test for  proper kidney function?

Kidney failure: Kidney failure has some many reasons. Some signs are: decrease in urine out put to the point of sometime people can't pee. Also, feeling fatigued, tired, getting anemic are aigns of kidney failure. ...Read more

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What can I do to donate a kidney?

What can I do to donate a kidney?

Depends: If you want to be a donor after death, sign you license and tell your family. If you want to be a living donor contact a transplant center. If you don't know where a close center is located contact the united network for organ sharing (unos.Org) and they can direct you. ...Read more

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What do hypertension and congestive heart failure have to do with each other?

What do hypertension and congestive heart failure have to do with each other?

A causes b: Hypertension is a leading cause of CHF but not the opposite. People with CHF may have high blood pressure, normal blood pressure, or low bp. The waters are muddied by the fact that nearly all meds used to treat CHF incidentally lower BP as well. ...Read more

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What are the things to do for heart failure?

What are the things to do for heart failure?

Reverse/Optimize CHF: drivers: (a) lipoproteins (get LDL <700 nmol/L, possibly <400, & Large-HDL >9 ?mol/L) (Chol wrong issue, LDL-C not measured from blood & poor correlation), (b) blood glucose HbA1c <5.0%, (c) resting sitting Systolic BP <120 mmHg, & titrate up Aceon (perindopril) (if BP Hi), AltAce (if BP Low) + Carvedilol as far as tolerated (too much; too fast can make feel worse, short-term) & track response with Echo, etc. ...Read more

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What to do about kidney stones?

Consult with MD: Some stones may respond to medications and changes in diet. Some may need to be removed of broken in pieces with a special ultrasound machine. For others, nothing needs to be done. Your doctor will determine which category of stones you have, and which is the best recommendation for you. ...Read more

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What re the symptoms of chronic kidney disease. What tests needed to check for chronic kidney disease and how much kidney function left.? Thanks.

Subtle: Your kidney function is tested routinely whenever you get blood work done. The blood urea nitrogen and creatinine are the assays. The third test of kidney function is the ability to concentrate urine which isn't routinely done; the urinalysis looks for specific kidney problems and more. Early chronic kidney disease usually only produces vague feelings of ill health. ...Read more

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What exactly does hypertension and congestive heart failure have to do with each other?

What exactly does hypertension and congestive heart failure have to do with each other?

CHF: Depending on the cause it can be low or high. Weak heart CHF usually has low blood pressure. Strong heart CHF or hefpef can have high blood pressure. The abbreviation stands for heart failure preserved ejection fraction. About half of CHF is each type. ...Read more

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Kidney Failure (Definition)

A condition in which the kidneys lose the ability to remove ...Read more


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Esrd (Definition)

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