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

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: No urine output

When the kidneys fail, the body loses the ability to excrete urine.
Therefore a person in kidney failure who drinks fluid will not be able to excrete this fluid. Then this fluid will back up into the lungs.

In brief: No urine output

When the kidneys fail, the body loses the ability to excrete urine.
Therefore a person in kidney failure who drinks fluid will not be able to excrete this fluid. Then this fluid will back up into the lungs.
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
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