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Dr. Jack Rubin Dr. Rubin
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
44 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Fred McCurdy Dr. McCurdy
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis
41 years in practice
University of Nebraska College of Medicine
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Can I get kidney failure for myoplex?

Can I get kidney failure for myoplex?

Does Not Appear So: Taken in moderation the only listed side effects of myoplex are upset stomach and weight gain. To read more go to: http://www. Dietspotlight. Com/myoplex-review/? Utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=bing_913&utm_term=myoplex%20side%20effects&utm_content=myoplex%20side%20effects.

Dr. Stuart Flechner Dr. Flechner
Urology
42 years in practice
UCLA School of Medicine
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Could you tell me what happens when you get kidney failure?

Could you tell me what happens when you get kidney failure?

No waste removal: Kidney failure means your kidneys don't filter and remove salt, fluids, and waste products. They will accumulate in the body. Early changes can be excess fluid (edema) swelling, hard to breathe, high blood pressure, headache, decreased urine output, funny taste, weak and tired, and many other symptoms.

Dr. Madhu Kandarpa Dr. Kandarpa
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
5 years in practice
Andhra University, Rangaraya Medical College AKA University of Health Sciences Vijayawada
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Dr. Fred McCurdy Dr. McCurdy
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis
41 years in practice
University of Nebraska College of Medicine
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Please can I get some help? How long do people usually live if they have chronic kidney failure?

Please can I get some help? How long do people usually live if they have chronic kidney failure?

It depends: It depends upon may different factors. But, rather than trying to give a simple answer, go to this website (reputable organization) and read about Stage 4 renal disease: http://www. Kidney. Org/patients/peers/stage4.cfm. There is great info there.

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Dr. John Hammes Dr. Hammes
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
24 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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My sister says she has chronic kidney failure. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

My sister says she has chronic kidney failure. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

Sometimes: There are many causes of chronic kidney disease. Some of those causes are genetic/familial and so family members may get the same condition. Others are completely separate and there is no association. We know that overall, having a first degree relative who has to have dialysis will increase the chance of an individual eventually needing it as well.

Dr. Linda Gromko Dr. Gromko
Family Medicine
44 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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I'm just wondering, if you get some of the symptoms of kidney failure, is it still possible to get cured?

I'm just wondering, if you get some of the symptoms of kidney failure, is it still possible to get cured?

Get info on YOU!: Symptoms of kidney failure are pretty vague at first, including fatigue! (who doesn't get that from time to time?) the important thing is to learn the numbers that reflect your kidney function. If you are a diabetic, get a yearly urine test to assess the amount of microalbumin (protein) in your urine - it's your earliest indicator of problems. Watch your blood pressure, too! Good luck. Lgromkomd.

Dr. Steve Montoya Dr. Montoya
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
43 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Dr. Kevin Griffiths Dr. Griffiths
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School
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How long it takes to get back to normal after an episode of acute kidney failure?

How long it takes to get back to normal after an episode of acute kidney failure?

Depends: If you have a less severe form of acute renal failure (ARF) like dehydration then probably a couple of days. However if you have a more severe form of ARF like a glomerulonephritis or infection causing acute tubular necrosis, the your recovering time might take weeks. In the severe form, you also may never get back to normal kidney function as well.

Dr. Jeremy Gitomer Dr. Gitomer
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
25 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at Houston
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Anny food can't be taken patient kidney failure.? Give example.? And person who can get the kidney failure?

Anny food can't be taken patient kidney failure.? Give example.? And person who can get the kidney failure?

Low phosphorous: Phosphorous is present in milk, cheese, nuts, meats and other foods. Limiting the amount of phosphorous eaten and taking binders, pills that stick to phosphorous in the gut preventing absorption, is of vital importance for a dialysis patient. High levels of phosphorous are associated with itching, red eyes and over the long term vascular injury by being stuck into the walls of arteries.

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Dr. Thomas Heston Dr. Heston
Family Medicine
25 years in practice
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
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Can someone have acute kidney failure, not know it and die? Or would it eventually get severe enough to where they'd know they need to seek help?

Can someone have acute kidney failure, not know it and die? Or would it eventually get severe enough to where they'd know they need to seek help?

Acute = fast: Acute renal failure can act fast and as it gets severe you'd most likely know about it and seek help, but possibly not soon enough to reverse the condition. Similarly, the problem with chronic renal failure is that you may not catch it early enough to reverse or delay the progression of the disease. Testing can be pretty simple & good treatments frequently are effective so get checked by your doc.

Dr. Aaron Milstone Dr. Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
23 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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Why does kidney failure cause you to get fluid in your lungs?

Why does kidney failure cause you to get fluid in your lungs?

Fluid Status: Kidneys are very important for fluid balance in the body. They filter our toxins and regulate your volume status (how much fluid you have in your body). When they fail the ability to loose water/fluid by way of your urinary system goes away and fluid buildup begins.

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Dr. Philip Chao Dr. Chao
Radiology
34 years in practice
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
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Please help, how much redbull would you have to drink to get kidney failure?

Please help, how much redbull would you have to drink to get kidney failure?

Well I don't know: But I would say not to drink more than one or two a day I would ask your nephrologist about this if you had one. I assume the taurine and caffeine is probably a little hard on your kidneys but I am not aware of red bull induced renal failure but I am just a radiologist.

Dr. Neil Liebowitz Dr. Liebowitz
Psychiatry
35 years in practice
State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine
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Can you get kidney failure from overdosing on your zoloft (sertraline)?

Can you get kidney failure from overdosing on your zoloft (sertraline)?

I've not heard of it: It is difficult to kill yourself with most of the newer antidepressants. Many who make suicide attempts take a combination of meds and some organ damage might occur. If you or someone is considering overdosing, please seek help. Suicidal gestures or intentions are not the answer. They are many resources, call local help lines.

Dr. William Haynes Dr. Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
33 years in practice
University of Sheffield Medical School, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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Why do people even in their 20's get heart attacks and kidney failure?

Unusual: The disease homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia can cause heart attacks in someone in their 20's. People with this have cholesterol levels above 500. I have also seen a couple patients with diabetes and who smoke who have had heart attacks in their 20's. Kidney failure while young can be caused by inherited or autoimmune kidney disease both of which are relatively rare.

Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc Dr. Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine
23 years in practice
University of Medicine and Pharmacy 'Carol Davila'
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If acute kidney failure is beginning to happen because of dehydration and I drink pedialyte, can get get better on its own at home?

Etiology: Its cause will decide the outcome. If whatever caused it is resolving, hydration is the best you can do. On the other hand if the cause is unknown or unaddressed most likely you will need specialized medical care. Keep an eye on your urine output, color, volume, etc.

Dr. Derrick Lonsdale Dr. Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
69 years in practice
University of London, St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College
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I'm diebetic been a big drinker but I stop I have liver failure don't no the stage if I get kidney failure how long before I no & what happens then?

I'm diebetic been a big drinker but I stop I have liver failure don't no the stage if I get kidney failure how long before I no & what happens then?

It is now known: That diabetics excrete enormous amounts of vitamin b1 in their urine. A derivative of thiamin (b1) is called benfotiamine and it has been reported that it prevents the complications of diabetes. You need large doses and you should ask your doc. If he is unaware of this important research it can be looked up on line.

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Dr. Tracy Lovell Dr. Lovell
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
17 years in practice
Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine
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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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If I only drink beer for 3 days will I die from dehydration? Will I get kidney failure.

If I only drink beer for 3 days will I die from dehydration? Will I get kidney failure.

Hard to say: In theory, there is enough water in beer that some level of intake for 3 days would meet your fluid needs without permanent harm. However, the margin of error is narrow.Alcohol interferes with the bodies safety system that reclaims water from the kidneys, and at some level you would pee out more water than that contained by the beer. Dangerous but not always fatal.

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


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Esrd (Definition)

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