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Why Is Phosphorus Dangerous In Dialysis
Avoid dialysis: Yes, it is possible to avoid dialysis in stage 2 kidney, but it is not guaranteed. You need to be under the care of a nephrologist to find out what caused your ckd in the first place. Was it due to poorly treated hypertension and/or diabetes? Was it due to some disease of the disease of the kidney's glomeruli? Find a good nephrologist to increase your chances of not having your ckd progress. ...Read more
Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more
Copper in vitamins: Agree with dr. Huang about the amount of copper needed daily from food. At proper levels it's essential for enzyme function & promotes heart health & bone strength. Taking extra in vitamin form isn't necessary. In fact, excess inorganic copper has been linked to the development of alzheimer's disease. http://tinyurl.com/kgv37wr and http://tinyurl.Com/mcy8pem a copper-free vitamin could be wise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible that dialysis patients stop their dialysis when the creatinine level became normal.
Depends...: There are many conditions that can result in protein in the urine. Perhaps the most common condition is a urinary tract infection. Unfortunately, if protein in the urine is diagnosed individually without any other signs of infection, the there needs to be a series of studies to assess for causes. These can be benign or progressive. You would need a nephrologist for this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If the majority of potassium in the body is in red blood cells and very little in serum why is serum potassium level used to diagnose hypokalemia?
It's what matters: The serum potassium is in equilibrium with the tissue concentrations, which must be maintained within a very narrow range for the heat to be able to maintain its beat. Your question is a good one and reflects a common misunderstanding. It's not the total body potassium that matters, just the amount that's actually affecting the electrical system outside the heart & brain cells. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is calcitriol for? Is this a dangerous drug? Can it cure low IONIZED CALCIUM and HIGH INTACT PTH? Or simple calcium carbonate is ok?
Active vitamin D: Hi. Calcitriol is the active hormone form of vitamin D. If you are vitamin D deficient, it will make up the loss. However, if your kidneys work and you have normal PTH function, you will make your own calcitriol by just taking over the counter vitamin D and letting your own body make the calcitriol. I've seen your case on here. Isn't your doctor explaining ANYTHING to you? They owe you explanation ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If high creatinine is bad why would military give members creatinine supplements? Turns out this is cause of ckd, served 24 years
High creatinine: Suspect they were not giving creatinine but may creatine? It is not cause of CKD at least I have never heard of taking creatine causing renal disease. Suspect your friend has terms mixed up. This often is a problem in CKD-can't think straight till get on dialysis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband has fought conjestive heart failure and low soduim and low potassium , is it safe to be 121 in sodium?
Not safe: Normal lab reference ranges may vary, but a sodium of 121 is likely low regardless of lab. A low sodium and potassium in setting of CHF is likely due to use of diuretics to help remove fluids from his lungs. His doctors should be able to help normalize his sodium and potassium levels, provided his heart condition can be stabilized and kidneys are functioning normally. ...Read more
Depends on age and: type of bilirubin. High bilirubin is most dangerous for newborns and at a level of 20 mg/dL of higher they can get irreversible neurologic damage. In adults it depends more on the cause of elevated bilirubin than bilirubin level per se. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007309.htm ...Read more
3.5 to 5.0-5.5: Generally, the potassium should be kept within normal limits just as for a person without renal disease. Most labs have a normal range of 3.5 on the low end and may be anywhere from 5 to 5.5 on the high end. Potassium is less well eliminated by patients with kidney disease and generally with advanced kidney disease, the potassium intake must be reduced. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Phosphorus is an essential mineral. It is important in the formation high energy compounds used by the body, maintaining strong bones and teeth, and muscle and nerve functioning. Meats and milk are a good source of phosphorus. Deficiency is very rare as phosphorus is ...Read more
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