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Will kidney failure kill me?

Will kidney failure kill me?

Not necessarily: If kidney failure is mild/stable with an established & eliminated cause (eg from nsaids), you may not have problems from it. If severe, then "renal replacement therapy" w hemodialysis (hd) or kidney transplant is lifesaving. Life expectancy on hd is markedly less than for people w/o kidney failure (degree depends on cause), but kidney transplants seem to do better (if no complications, 75% 10 yrs). ...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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Can you die of kidney failure?

Can you die of kidney failure?

Not neccesarily: Mild kidney failure does not. Severe kidney failure can be correctable also. Otherwise severe damage is treated with dialysis and transplantation. Chances of death increase with severity. ...Read more

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How long will someone survive with hearty, lung and kidney failure?

How long will someone survive with hearty, lung and kidney failure?

Without the benefit: Of a history, exam, and necessary data, this is impossible to answer adequately. If these organs are truly failing, the patient would require life-support (vasopressor medications, mechanical ventilation, dialysis) and ICU level of care. A physician directly involved in the care of the patient should be able to provide you with more detailed information specific to your case. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how nephrosclerosis lead to chronic kidney failure?

Can you tell me how nephrosclerosis lead to chronic kidney failure?

Kidney failure: The term hypertensive nephrosclerosis has traditionally been used to describe a clinical syndrome characterized by long-term essential hypertension, left ventricular hypertrophy, minimal proteinuria, and progressive renal insufficiency. All of these are signs of poorly treated hypertension. If BP is not well controlled, end stage organ damage, heart, kidney and brain damage will occur. ...Read more

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How long can you live with liver failure and kidney failure and heart failure?

How long can you live with liver failure and kidney failure and heart failure?

Multiorgan failure: The more organs one has failing the worse condition the body is experiencing. With three major and crucial systems failing one can not expect long survival. ...Read more

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How can you die from heart failure?

How can you die from heart failure?

Heart failure: Not enough blood flow to the body causes deterioration or multiple organs which gradually can't support life. Sometimes a fatal arrhythmia hastens the process. ...Read more

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How frequently does rhabdomyolysis lead to kidney failure?

How frequently does rhabdomyolysis lead to kidney failure?

Variable: Depends on the degree of muscle injury/breakdown and whether the patient was adequately hydrated and acidosis was adequately treated in the acute episode. Mannitol is used as a diuretic to maintain maximal urinary flow to avoid injury to the kidney as well. ...Read more

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Can you die from liver failure?

Can you die from liver failure?

Definitely: You need your liver to live. It's the master biochemist in the body; makes proteins, bile, clotting factors, detoxifies drugs, chemicals, poisons, etc. Death from liver failure usually is not pretty; can be associated with abdominal fluid collection (ascites), which can get infected, altered mental status (with or without coma), weight loss, bleeding from varicose veins of esophagus stomach, etc. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will one live with stage 4 kidney failure?

Can someone tell me how long will one live with stage 4 kidney failure?

ESRD: The exact life expectancy for kidney patients that are at stage 4 is affected by many factors such age, gender, underlying cause, treatment, diets and life habits as well as other complications like heart problems. Go here to read more: http://www.Kidney-cares.Org/stage-ckd-4-prognosis/1132.Html. ...Read more

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Will pneumonia cause kidney and liver failure?

Will pneumonia cause kidney and liver failure?

It can: If it causes severe generalized infection (sepsis) and leads to multisystem organ failure from this. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how heart failure lead to chronic lung disease?

Can you tell me how heart failure lead to chronic lung disease?

Resistance: Lungs are low resistance organs with failure of the heart to pump or fill the lungs are exposed to increased pressure which in time injures them ...Read more

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Kidney failure or unhealthy kidney, what to do?

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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Will water therapy lead to kidney failure?

Will water therapy lead to kidney failure?

No: If by water therapy you mean excercise in the swimming pool, there is no risk for renal failure. As a matter of fact, this kind of therapy helps to increase urine output and decreases edema in patients who have leg swelling. ...Read more

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How long can you live with liver and kidney failure?

Depends: There has been a large amount of literature that has come out regaarding the elderly with advanced kidney disease and delaying dialysis. People actually do bette rwithout dialysis if they have no symptoms related to kidney failure(volume overload, uremia, etc). Some patients can live years without significant symproms or compromise, while others may need dialysis earlier. ...Read more

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How does death from a fatal dose of aspirin work? Would you die from liver or kidney failure?

How does death from a fatal dose of aspirin work?  Would you die from liver or kidney failure?

Respiratory failure: Too much Aspirin interferes with the last part of your aerobic metabolism of energy, cytochrome c. It uncouples this area and one has to resort to anaerobic metabolism. Severe metabolic acidosis will ensue, the respiratory system will try to compensate but will fail and combined acidosis ensues and lack of energy just will not sustain life. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will end stage liver failure last?

Can someone tell me how long will end stage liver failure last?

Depends on severity: You can get average survival or mortality data from tools used initially for determine surgical risk for cirrhosis pts. Search online for childs-pugh calculator and prognosis (the fluid drained is called ascites) (and compare with meld calculator and prognosis). You will then need to talk to your doctor about individualizing data from studies on patients that may not apply to your situation. ...Read more

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Can you die from kidney stones?

Can you die from kidney stones?

From renal failure: Obstructing kidney tones on both sides or one side if there is a single functioning kidney can lead to renal failure, and if untreated to death. Enlarging metabolic or infectious staghorn stones occupying all drainage space within kidney will gradually destroy the organ and untreated lead to kidney failure and death. Hence large or enlarging kidney stones should be removed and then prevented. ...Read more

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How can I tell what stage of kidney failure i'm at?

How can I tell what stage of kidney failure i'm at?

Ask your doctor: Kidney disease stage is primarily determined by estimated glomerular filtration rate. This is calculated from lab studies using one of several equations. Your doctor may prefer one method for estimation, and s/he will be able to tell you how your function level is calculated. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Fred McCurdy
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Esrd (Definition)

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