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Will Water Therapy Cause Kidney Failure
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
I have a 0.7 CM non-obstructing kidney stone at the right side of my kidney. Can it be carried through water therapy? Its been almost a month.
Probably not..., but: The described 0.7-cm size is large than what professionally advised to wait and see. Generally speaking, some 85 % of stones of <0.4 cm would pass through ureter in 2 wks; but it doesn't mean the <0.4-cm ones would always pass and the >0.4-cm ones would never pass. Yet, if stone-related pain is tolerable and the dilation of ureter.Kidney is not severe, few >0.4 cm stones may pass in 1-4 months. ...Read more
I just drank 45 oz of water in one sitting within 5 minutes... Could this cause kidney failure or water toxicity?
No and Yes: Drinking too much water will not cause kidney failure . Depending if there are other medical conditions too much water could cause your sodium level to decrease to an unsafe level , anyhow assuming there are no other abnormalities your kidneys should be able to get rid of the extrawatwer up to 20 lit per day. ...Read more
Kidney biopsy shows the reason for kidney failure is multiple myeloma. No bone damage, hemo. More than 12. Will kimo therapy help to recover fully?
Seek opinion from a: This is unusual way to make a diagnosis of multiple myeloma(mm). Typically we need to do a bone marrow biopsy and look for cancer cells in the marrow. These cells produce abnormal proteins(m protein) which will show up either in the blood(commonly) or in the urine. We use a test called protein electrophoresis. If these tests have not been done, seek a second opinion. Chemo will help to control mm. ...Read more
Probably not: Gatorade is an electrolyte solution that is heavy on salt Plain water is the best hydration liquid Gatorade was developed for heavily sweating athletes to replenish their salt stores and re-hydrate them With your mild kidney failure you should be concerned about too much salt intake which can lead to high blood pressure Consult with your doctor if you have further questions ...Read more
Not useful unless...: Unless your kidney failure is caused by dehydration, drinking fluids will not help a kidney failure. Actually you need to ration liquid intake to avoid fluid overload and edema. If you kitchen sink drain is stopped up, you usually avoid putting much water in it! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No it doesn't: Drinking lots of water, within reason, is plain healthy. Keeps kidneys flushed, reduces risk of kidney stones ; insures satisfactory hydration of entire body. Water intake often has to be reduced in some people with kidney failure ; those on dialysis because failed kidneys may not be able to filter suffuciently. ...Read more
How much time would it take for kidney failure to set in if a healthy person spots drinking water?
Kidney failure: If one stops drinking water, one would die within 3 days. One would start to go into renal failure after 2 days, and if fluids were not started one would die soon after that. ...Read more
Frequent urination, taking Azo but urine won't turn orange after day 2 dosage, drinking a lot of water, could it be kidney failure?
No: Kidney failure leads to less urination, not more frequent urination. It sounds like this might be a urinary tract infection. See your doc for further testing. -- (attending comment) the other concern would be if you had developed diabetes, most commonly diabetes mellitus. I would agree with seeing your doctor for further testing. ...Read more
I didn't drink water for two days. Could I be severe dehydrated? Could I get kidney failure? My urine wasn't real dark just yellow.
Yes: Yes you can get kidney failure from not drinking for a longtime. But right now I think you are just dehydrated. there is no way for me to ask you why you have not had water in 2 days but if you have decided not to,it is not a good idea and I hope you are taking other liquids. If you are not, and you just don,t feel like,get evaluated. Keep hydrated. ...Read more
89 y/o dad,went in hosp w/con. heart,acute kidney failure,very swollen with water,docs say valve is clogged,want to put stent,is this safe in his cond?
Very aggressive rx: Your father has a very sick heart and very sick kidneys. You are presenting a perfect example of the American medical system run amok. Consider carefully what you will be doing to him in his final days. Read Atul Gwande's book "Being Mortal" and think before you act. It is never an easy decision but that is life. ...Read more
89 y/o dad,went in hosp w/con. heart,acute kidney failure,very swollen with water, docs say his valve is calcified,talking Open Heart surg, thoughts?
Difficult choice.: That's a tough choice to make. Fixing the valve may theoretically help some of this, in the longer term, but would he even survive such a harrowing operation? Could this be treated medically, or do the doctors think that trying to treat this without surgery is futile? And would he want such medical aggression, or would he want to be more conservative? Points to ponder. Best wishes!! ...Read more
Treating the cause: Causes are a wide array of possibilities. Based on the diagnosis the doctor will treat the cause. Also, the kidneys will sometimes need support with dialysis until the case recovers. Otherwise, the doctor will fill in for the kidneys in their relative absence from the job e.g. Adjusts electrolytes, hemoglobin, acidosis, blood pressure, edema until the kidneys return to duty and take over. ...Read more
Hard to answer: A lot would depend if any residual kidney function exists, and the disease acuity. Dialysis is only one of the options available for kidney failure; but lately, a huge emphasis is being put on non-dialytic management of kidney failure. This is called maximal conservative care. Hence, you could still treat some complications of kidney failure medically, and possibly improve mortality. ...Read more
It depends on urine: If patient passes no urine at all, the longevity is very short (ie, days). If patient makes urine output, then it depends on 2 factors, the quality and quantity of urine output. The general range is few to several months. Your doctor is in better position to give you a better estimate. However, we only judge from previous precedents. Everyone's different. There is a higher power that decides death. ...Read more
Dialysis: Control of her blood pressure and blood sugar remain essential. Replacement for her kidney function should it be necessary, is through peritoneal dialysis or hemodialysis. Dialysis in general, is a process performed daily or every other day by which the blood is filtered. The choice of type of dialysis is very patient specific. ...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
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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