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What To Expect During The Last Stages Of Kidney Failure
Acute renal failure: Most patients with acute renal failure (a) start to recover their renal function in less than 3 weeks. Some, and older, patients can take longer to recover their renal function, up to 3-4 months. If the renal failure is not resolved in 3 weeks, ask the nephrologist involved in the patient's care for a better answer to your question. Good luck. ...Read more
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
Depends.: Kidney failure ranges. Dialysis prolongs life of patients with renal failure. Morphine is not the best opiate for kidney failure patients. If you are looking for life expectancy prognosis, the big picture and many details are important to know. Hospice and palliative doctors are well trained in this field. ...Read more
Acute kidney failure caused by meds. Stopped meds and got better. Creatin level falling 1.9-1.7-1.6-1.3 at last test. Is this good?
Yes: It appears your renal function is improving with each subsequent test. Many medications are metabolized through the kidneys and have the potential to cause renal issues. It appears your renal problem was diagnosed and treated appropriately and you are on the road to recovery. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swollen tongue: If your tongue is swollen and you have kidney problems or other health issues, you should discuss this with your own physician who is treating you, knows your complete medical history, medications, etc. And can actually examine you. Are you under the care of a dentist? If not, see both. ...Read more
Tell me why patients with kidney failure eat and drink what they like only during the first few hours of dialysis?
Nurses being nice: The total fluid removal target is programmed at the beginning of the dialysis run. Fluids consumed on dialysis are added to the total weight target. The removal target is doable from the onset of dialysis. If you drink 32 oz in the last hour, it is difficult to get this (and the preprogrammed amount) all off in the last hour. ...Read more
I have a kidney failure during my first pregnancy and now my second kidney had kidney stone few days back. Can I do ahead for second child?
Too complex for TAP: Kidney failure is no joke and you're young so i expect that you made a full recovery from that insult to your kidneys with the previous pregnancy, however even if your other kidney recovers from the stone, you're someone for whom i'd recommend a full chart review and interview prior to feeling comfortable approving you for pregnancy. You're most likely fine, but you need a formal consultation. ...Read more
Preserved lv heart function, slight thickening of muscle. 65 yo female 2 heart, 1 kidney failure last month (cr 1.4 before fail). uti developed but hospital did not give ab. Test e.coli? Dehydrated and hgb drops on lasix (9.4)What is causing the chf?
Complicated question: Wow, that is a tremendously complicated question for a brief text reply!! I would need to review the full history and studies performed so far to even begin to venture an answer. If you care to obtain copies of all studies to date, hospital records etc you can write to me and upload the records into your chart. This would best be done by an IN BOX Text consultation: http://bit.ly/1OiIRcI ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My dads 70 & has stage 3 kidney failure but refuses any treatment. How long can I expect him 2 live like this?
Needs information.: Tell your dad we consider him relatively young. He might fear the idea of a dialysis machine. He needs an evaluation by a kidney specialist (nephrologist); dialysis, if it's ever needed, need not require a machine. A safer method, performed at home by the patient, has proven effective, freeing the patient from the need to go to a center. Have him see the doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Egfr 72 (mdrd), age 45, controlled BP (ace), no protein in urine - how many years at this egfr can I expect to stay clear of end stage kidney failure?
Whoa: Estimated gfr's are subscientific. I see that you're hypertensive, but you can't possibly be in 'kidney failure', which you list, with an egfr of 72. They're based on creatinine which is a function of muscle, and (get this!) there's an adjustment of 25% for black people 'because african-americans are more muscular.' every gym dude is suddenly a kidney failure case, and most folks like you are ok. ...Read more
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
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