Symptoms Kidney Failure

Kidney disease stages – how quickly does the disease progress?
What are the common kidney disease stages, how quickly does the disease progress, and what happens if it’s left untreated? Also, how effective is the newly discovered natural cure, and does it cure the disease in 100% of cases? Those are the questions, that we are going to answer in the following article. Read on. If you want to learn more about the new natural cure, visit this webpage: http://www.squidoo.com/kidneycure1

The stages of kidney failure are determined by what volume of excretion the kidneys provide. When that volume is low, it means that some of the toxins still remain in the body, causing various problems, at all kidney disease stages. That’s why you should immediately search for possible solutions to your problem. The cure, described above is a way to treat the disease – not the symptoms, as the current medical approach suggests. Hooking up patients with kidney disease to machines, which do the work of the kidneys is a good starting point, but since that, medicine hasn’t made any significant advances in this area.

Recently, however, an Australian researcher discovered what could be a life-saving approach to kidney disease. It is a very easy to apply cure, which eliminates kidney disease, no matter the stage. That may sound extreme, but the approach was simply different – the medical industry was looking at how can we fix the kidney, so that it starts working again. Needles to say, the human kidney is far too complex, to be able to fix it with modern technology. However, your body is a machine, which can fix kidney failure, by simply exchanging certain DNA molecules between cells, which basically “tells” the cells that something is wrong, and needs to be repaired.

The medical trial, which involved the new discovery turned out to be an absolute success, and very soon, clinics all around the world will start offering the new solution. Until than – everyone is free to apply it themselves, as it is completely natural, has no side effects, and can be used at any of the kidney disease stages.Good luck!

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    When you got some of the symptoms of Kidney Failure, can you still cure it?
    If you get some of the symptoms of kidney failure, is it still possible to get cured?

    • ANSWER:
      google the “symptoms of kidney failure”

      i know that its genetic. my boyfriend’s mom and grandmother both died in their 50′s of kidney failure.

      its not curable but when it gets bad enough it can be treated with dialysis. the only way to fix the problem is to get a kidney transplant.

  2. QUESTION:
    early symptoms of kidney failure, from those who have been in renal failure?
    this question is for those only who have been in renal failure, please dont give me and copy/paste from webmd, i can do that.

    what were your first symptoms? did you have alot of nausea, and what finally made you decide to get checked out. im particularly interested in those who have polycystic kidney disease.

    thanks in advance, if you could share your story it would be greatly appreciated. if its more comfortable please email me, i need to know and would be so grateful for any experience you share.

    • ANSWER:
      early symptoms are not very noticeable.
      i worked in a vet clinic, for older dogs and cats, there is a blood test and urine test too.
      protein in the urine is one of the signs.
      constant thirst and constant peeing is a bad sign:the kidneys cant concentrate the urine.
      nausea and weight loss is when the animal is in kidney failure:you will see animals and people with the eyes turn yellow(white part of the eye)
      very skinny, dehydrated,the skin wrinkly looking.
      refusing to eat, due to bad nausea from byproducts in the blood.
      ultrasound of the kidneys will show polycystic kidneys.

  3. QUESTION:
    What are the early symptoms of kidney failure?
    Are there any early tests to detect kidney failure?

    • ANSWER:
      The symptoms and signs of kidney failure depend upon the type of failure. In acute kidney failure, the patient may have oliguria (reduced urine output) along with generalised swelling (oedema) of the body together with high blood pressure. Sometimes there may be blood in the urine. In the early stages of chronic kidney failure, the patient may merely have increasing fatigue and tiredness and symptoms like nocturia (increased frequency of urination at night). Vomiting, oedema and high blood pressure eventually develop. There is also loss of appetite. Other symptoms depend upon the cause of the failure. For example, if there are kidney stones, then there may be excruciating groin pain or if there is severe haemorrhage or diarrhoea there may be signs of shock. Complications in renal failure include pulmonary oedema (presence of fluid in the lungs), severe sustained increase in blood pressure, acidosis, hyperkalaemia (increased level of potassium in the blood), and infection. If untreated, the last stage of kidney failure is almost invariably fatal.

  4. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms of kidney failure?
    I have a kidney transplant for 26 yrs. so far but my blood pressure has been a little bit up like 110/90 but it’s always been this way. My cholesterol has been going up but my doctor say it’s because I’ve been taking Prednizone all my life. Out of curiosity, I just want to know what is the most that a kidney can last. I have my mom’s kidney because I have no sibblings.

    • ANSWER:
      According to statistics, by 10 to 15 years, about 50% of transplanted kidneys are still functional. Rates improve if the kidney comes from a living relative.
      The signs and symptoms of kidney failure vary, depending on whether the failure is acute or chronic.
      Acute kidney failure occurs when your kidneys suddenly stop filtering waste products from your blood. The signs and symptoms may include:
      Fluid retention
      Bleeding, often in your stomach or intestines
      Confusion
      Seizures
      Coma
      Chronic kidney failure
      According to the National Kidney Foundation, almost 20 million adult Americans have chronic kidney disease and another 20 million are at risk of developing it. Over time, chronic kidney failure can lead to congestive heart failure, weak bones, stomach ulcers and damage to the central nervous system. Unfortunately, signs and symptoms often don’t appear until irreversible damage has occurred. They include:
      High blood pressure
      Unexplained weight loss
      Anemia
      Nausea or vomiting
      Malaise or fatigue
      Headaches that seem unrelated to any other cause
      Decreased urine output
      Decreased mental sharpness
      Muscle twitches and cramps
      Bleeding in the intestinal tract
      Yellowish-brown cast to the skin
      Persistent itching
      Sleep disorders
      End-stage renal disease

  5. QUESTION:
    What symptoms does kidney failure have?
    For example, is there back pain, or are there other similar symptoms?

    • ANSWER:
      Kidney stones, kidney inflammation, and kidney infections cause pain in the kidney areas. Kidney failure can occur with or without kidney pain. The first noticable symptom of kidney failure is often puffy ankles from fluid accumulation, but urinalysis can show excessive proteins in urine before fluid begins to accumulate.

  6. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms of kidney failure in a dog?
    My German Shephard was pretty old but over all in good health. She died 2 days after eating the Ol’ Roy brand of recalled dog food. She ate it Tuesday, she wouldn’t eat anything on Wednesday, and she died Thursday.Is there going to be a large lawsuit against the company?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello.
      Symptoms can be: Drinking and urinating frequently, vomiting, and lethargy are the top 4 signs. The company is requesting records of all related episodes in particular if you have fed food with the identifying lot numbers. Please see that your veterinarian informs them. If they are not able to, please report it to the DEA I am so sorry for your loss.
      Pam Andross
      Veterinary Hospital Manager and veterinary technician.

      www.protectthepets.com

  7. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms of kidney failure do to kidney stones?
    MY HUSBAND SUFFERS FROM THEM EVERY SO OFTEN THIS TIME HE HAS SWELLING ON THE RIGHT SIDE BY HIS KIDNEY THAT IS VERY NOTICABLE.

    • ANSWER:
      I had kidney stone on my right side and i needed to see a doctor and he transfer me to a specialist so they blast it.
      Tell him to see his doctor,and ask the doctor to transfer him to a specialist.good luck

  8. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms of feline kidney failure?
    My cat has been drinking excessively and now her litter box is so saturated within a day or two that the clumping cat litter looks like mud. She has now just started losing huge clumps of hair. I know if I take her to the vet that they will want to run lots of expensive tests which I don’t have alot of money for. If someone can help me decifer if this is kidney failure it would be nice. She is over 20 years old and I unfortunately would only bring her in to have her put down if she is really sick.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi
      It can be but it can also be diabetes which is more likely. Both can be very treatable. For kidney disease a blood test would need to be done
      For diabetes, you would need a glucose test and not a complete blood panel.
      There would be no reason to put your cat down. I can help you and even save you some money if this is diabetes. There would still be some expense. If you are interested, read my profile and contact me at justken@rocketmail.com

  9. QUESTION:
    Can diabetes cause kidney failure and what are the symptoms of kidney failure?

    • ANSWER:
      Chronic renal failure develops over months and years. The most common causes of chronic renal failure are related to:

      •poorly controlled diabetes,

      •poorly controlled high blood pressure, and

      •chronic glomerulonephritis

      What are the symptoms of kidney failure?

      •In the beginning, kidney failure may be asymptomatic (not producing any symptoms). As kidney function decreases, the symptoms are related to the inability to regulate water and electrolyte balances, to clear waste products from the body, and to promote red blood cell production. Lethargy, weakness, shortness of breath, and generalized swelling may occur. Unrecognized or untreated, life-threatening circumstances can develop.

      •Metabolic acidosis, or increased acidity of the body due to the inability to manufacture bicarbonate, will alter enzyme and oxygen metabolism, causing organ failure.

      •Inability to excrete potassium and rising potassium levels in the serum (hyperkalemia) is associated with fatal heart rhythm disturbances (arrhythmias) including ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation.

      •Rising urea levels in the blood (uremia) can affect the function of a variety of organs ranging from the brain (encephalopathy) with alteration of thinking, to inflammation of the heart lining (pericarditis), to decreased muscle function because of low calcium levels (hypocalcemia).

      •Generalized weakness may be due to anemia, a decreased red blood cell count, because lower levels of erythropoietin produced by failing kidneys do not adequately stimulate the bone marrow. A decrease in red cells equals a decrease in oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood, resulting in decreased oxygen delivery to cells for them to do work; therefore, the body tires quickly. As well, with less oxygen, cells more readily use anaerobic metabolism (an=without + aerobic=oxygen) leading to increased amounts of acid production that cannot be addressed by the already failing kidneys.

      •As waste products build in the blood, loss of appetite, lethargy, and fatigue become apparent. This will progress to the point where mental function will decrease and coma may occur.

      •Because the kidneys cannot address the rising acid load in the body, breathing becomes more rapid as the lungs try to buffer the acidity by blowing off carbon dioxide. Blood pressure may rise because of the excess fluid, and this fluid can be deposited in the lungs, causing congestive heart failure.

      Take care

      tin

  10. QUESTION:
    What virus(s) have Chicken Pox like symptoms but can cause kidney failure?
    What virus(s) have Chicken Pox like symptoms but can cause kidney failure? This virus is often misdiagnosed as Chicken Pox and patients arriving in the emergency room are often sent home and told to come back in a week. The usual outcome, however, is that their kidney’s start to fail.

    • ANSWER:
      You may be thinking of Meningitis which can result from complications of chicken pox and can result in kidney failure.

  11. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms of kidney failure for cats ?

    • ANSWER:
      Well Kidney failure your cat would probably stop eating altogether
      kidney disease (crf) you would have excessive drinking severe weight loss and vomiting
      The problem is these symptoms can occur with other things like diabetes Both are treatable
      You need to get a blood test and when you find out if this is hyperthyroid crf or diabetes then i can help you

  12. QUESTION:
    what is edema, I am trying to determine if i am having symptoms of kidney failure?
    I am trying to determine if I could have kidney filer

    • ANSWER:
      Edema is tissue swelling. With kidney failure, you would have uniform swelling in both of your lower legs and/or feet, depending upon what stage it is. It would look like your legs are filling with water, and your skin would look stretched and kind of glossy.
      I hope you do not have kidney failure–Good Luck.

  13. QUESTION:
    Can a lg dog show several symptoms of kidney failure and have normal bloodwork? What else could be the cause?
    Healthy, 106 lb. rottie suddenly lost appetite, became lethargic, started vomiting severely, drinking huge amts. of water. Vet said all blood work, including creatinine, etc. were perfectly normal. Dr. did exploratory surgery, looking for blockage, etc. Nothing found, all organs appeared normal. He never stopped vomiting, never recovered after 10 days or so.
    Healthy, 106 lb. rottie suddenly lost appetite, became lethargic, started vomiting severely, drinking huge amts. of water. Vet said all blood work, including creatinine, etc. were perfectly normal. Dr. did exploratory surgery, looking for blockage, etc. Nothing found, all organs appeared normal. He never stopped vomiting, never recovered after 10 days or so.
    Added at 7:16 pm CDT: He never recovered, he died on Feb. 5. He had been eating Old Roy “Gourmet Balance” dry dog food, supplemented by occasional can of Alpo Prime Cuts with Gravy when he got sick. He had been on a diet of Purina dry food prior to this one bag of Old Roy. My hubby was in hospital, my dog was out of food, I ran by WalMart, grabbed the green bag of dog food, didn’t realize til I got home that I had Old Roy, NOT Purina! He didn’t seem to like it, but finally gave in and ate some of it off and on for about a week, finally became extremely ill.
    Healthy, 106 lb. rottie suddenly lost appetite, became lethargic, started vomiting severely, drinking huge amts. of water. Vet said all blood work, including creatinine, etc. were perfectly normal. Dr. did exploratory surgery, looking for blockage, etc. Nothing found, all organs appeared normal. He never stopped vomiting, never recovered after 10 days or so.
    Added at 7:16 pm CDT: He never recovered, he died on Feb. 5. He had been eating Old Roy “Gourmet Balance” dry dog food, supplemented by occasional can of Alpo Prime Cuts with Gravy when he got sick. He had been on a diet of Purina dry food prior to this one bag of Old Roy. My hubby was in hospital, my dog was out of food, I ran by WalMart, grabbed the green bag of dog food, didn’t realize til I got home that I had Old Roy, NOT Purina! He didn’t seem to like it, but finally gave in and ate some of it off and on for about a week, finally became extremely ill.

    • ANSWER:
      My family just lost our 4 yr old bulldog Feb. 8th this year with the same symptoms as mentioned. The first day when he got sick his eyes looked sunken then he vomited his stomach contents along with healthy bowel movement ( no diareha) and urinated in the house, I immeditally took him to the vet they ran bloodwork, gave him a shot of antibiotics, some iv fluids and told me to callback the next day for results on the bloodwork and sent us home. When I called the vet said everything was fine in the bloodwork and that maybe he just didn’t feel good and monitor his water intake and if anything else happens to take him to the local animal hospitol. Well later that day he started vomiting and while vomiting he collapased and stopped breathing, I shook him and he came back to so my wife and I rushed him to the hospitol where again they did bloodwork (again showing nothing) had him housed in an oxygen kennel for 2 hours did 4 x-rays to make sure he didn’t have pnumomea, iv fluids, etc and kept him overnight. When my son and I picked him up the next night it was as if he was never sick and told us he should be fine.

      The vet required him on a diet of boiled rice and hamburger along with a couple of prescriptions for anti-nausea medication, antibiotics and something else that I now can’t remember, along with that I had to get Pepto and Pepcid to give him and also yogurt. He was doing fine for the full 3 days he was home and also the 4th morning of the day that he died on, he ate everything had normal bathroom movements, but when my oldest son came home from school that day he had found that he had past away.

      The food that I fed him with is Walmart brand Ol’ Roy Kibbles Chunks ‘n Chews dry dog food. So I don’t know what to do he has since been cremated so I don’t know if he had suffered any type of renal falure but I still have the food and thinking about having the food tested because if the dry food is a problem then I want to know and should have that info given out to the public.

      He was the second family member that we had lost in 3 years, our first bulldog lived to a grand age of 13 before developing cancer in his lower jaw and needed to be called home, but before he had moved on I felt our family would make that transition from our loss easier if we brought in another family member and it did, but with our latest setback there was noone there this time to help us move on because of the suddenness of what happened.

  14. QUESTION:
    What are the Symptoms of Kidney Failure?

    • ANSWER:
      Kidney failures are due to

      Chronic kidney failure can follow a long list of diseases described in other parts of this chapter:

      chronic kidney tissue disease, such as glomerulonephritis

      chronic infections, such as pyelonephritis

      inherited defects, such as cyst-filled kidneys

      vascular diseases, such as nephrosclerosis or high blood pressure

      obstructions, such as kidney stones

      connective-tissue diseases, such as lupus

      drugs that affect the kidneys, such as long-term aminoglycoside therapy

      endocrine diseases, such as complications of diabetes.

      All of these factors gradually destroy the kidney’s tissue and cause the organ to fail. If the person has acute kidney failure that does not respond to treatment, chronic kidney failure develops.

  15. QUESTION:
    what are the symptoms of kidney failure and what tests can be done to diagnose it?

    • ANSWER:
      The symptoms that I had was chronic tiredness, swelling in my feet, legs, very itchy, shortness of breath, blood and protein in my water. feeling very very ill. They may have been a couple of others but I can’t remember. The test that are usually carried out are urine to check for blood and protein, blood test to check the function of your kidneys, also all my levels went up the wall when the blood test results came back. I also had a kidney biopsy once it was confirmed I had renal failure to find out what caused it.

  16. QUESTION:
    Symptoms of kidney failure?
    Just wondering the symptoms for kidney failure,

    Nothing to worry about, just a screenplay I’m writing :)

    thanks

    • ANSWER:
      kidney failure symtoms can be pretty non-specific. you basically can just feel ill and tired. if you have kidney failure you will be on a lot of medication and possibly on dialysis depending how bad it is. you might get a kidney transplant.
      you might not wee as much

  17. QUESTION:
    What are symptoms of kidney failure ?

    • ANSWER:
      In the beginning, kidney failure may be asymptomatic (not producing any symptoms). As kidney function decreases, the symptoms are related to the inability to regulate water and electrolyte balances, to clear waste products from the body, and to promote red blood cell production. Lethargy, weakness, shortness of breath, and generalized swelling may occur. Unrecognized or untreated, life-threatening circumstances can develop.

      Metabolic acidosis, or increased acidity of the body due to the inability to manufacture bicarbonate, will alter enzyme and oxygen metabolism, causing organ failure.

      Inability to excrete potassium and rising potassium levels in the serum (hyperkalemia) is associated with fatal heart rhythm disturbances (arrhythmias) including ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation.

      Rising urea levels in the blood (uremia) can affect the function of a variety of organs ranging from the brain (encephalopathy) with alteration of thinking, to inflammation of the heart lining (pericarditis), to decreased muscle function because of low calcium levels (hypocalcemia).

      Generalized weakness may be due to anemia, a decreased red blood cell count, because lower levels of erythropoietin produced by failing kidneys do not adequately stimulate the bone marrow. A decrease in red cells equals a decrease in oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood, resulting in decreased oxygen delivery to cells for them to do work; therefore, the body tires quickly. As well, with less oxygen, cells more readily use anaerobic metabolism (an=without + aerobic=oxygen) leading to increased amounts of acid production that cannot be addressed by the already failing kidneys.

      As waste products build in the blood, loss of appetite, lethargy, and fatigue become apparent. This will progress to the point where mental function will decrease and coma may occur.

      Because the kidneys cannot address the rising acid load in the body, breathing becomes more rapid as the lungs try to buffer the acidity by blowing off carbon dioxide. Blood pressure may rise because of the excess fluid, and this fluid can be deposited in the lungs, causing congestive heart failure.

  18. QUESTION:
    what are the earlier symptoms of kidney failure?
    weight loss?

    • ANSWER:
      Symptom 1: Changes in Urination
      Kidneys make urine, so when the kidneys are failing, the urine may change. How?
      * You may have to get up at night to urinate.
      * Urine may be foamy or bubbly. You may urinate more often, or in greater amounts than usual, with pale urine.
      * You may urinate less often, or in smaller amounts than usual with dark colored urine.
      * Your urine may contain blood.
      * You may feel pressure or have difficulty urinating.

      Symptom 2: Swelling

      Failing kidneys don’t remove extra fluid, which builds up in your body causing swelling in the legs, ankles, feet, face, and/or hands.
      Symptom 3: Fatigue

      Healthy kidneys make a hormone called erythropoietin (a-rith’-ro-po’-uh-tin) that tells your body to make oxygen-carrying red blood cells. As the kidneys fail, they make less erythropoietin. With fewer red blood cells to carry oxygen, your muscles and brain become tired very quickly. This condition is called anemia, and it can be treated.

      Symptom 4: Skin Rash/Itching

      Kidneys remove wastes from the bloodstream. When the kidneys fail, the buildup of wastes in your blood can cause severe itching.

      Symptom 5: Metallic Taste in Mouth/Ammonia Breath

      A buildup of wastes in the blood (called uremia) can make food taste different and cause bad breath. You may also notice that you stop liking to eat meat, or that you are losing weight because you just don’t feel like eating.

      Symptom 6: Nausea and Vomiting

      A severe buildup of wastes in the blood (uremia) can also cause nausea and vomiting. Loss of appetite can lead to weight loss.

      Symptom 7: Feeling Cold

      Anemia can make you feel cold all the time, even in a warm room.
      Symptom 8: Dizziness and Trouble Concentrating

      Anemia related to kidney failure means that your brain is not getting enough oxygen. This can lead to memory problems, trouble with concentration, and dizziness.

      Symptom 9: Leg/Flank Pain

      Some people with kidney problems may have pain in the back or side related to the affected kidney. Polycystic kidney disease, which causes large, fluid-filled cysts on the kidneys and sometimes the liver, can cause pain.

  19. QUESTION:
    what are symptoms of kidney problems or failure?
    i think i have some sort of kidney problem but im not so sure. can someone please help me!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Fatigue and weakness
      Loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting
      Need to urinate frequently, especially at night
      Swelling of the legs
      Itching skin
      Headaches
      Numbness in the feet or hands
      Disturbed sleep,
      Altered mental status
      Restless legs
      High blood pressure, chest pain
      Shortness of breath
      Bleeding
      Bone pain

      Hope this helps you

  20. QUESTION:
    How long does it take kidney failure to kill a dog?
    I have a lab/rottweiler mix that’s about 60lbs now and I’m scared that she might have kidney failiure. I know it’s more common in bigger breed dogs, and she has all of the symptoms of kidney failure. I do still have a vet appointment for her this coming week, but I’m so worried about just how much time I might have left with her… How long can a dog with kidney failure still live a normal life?
    She is still under a year old. The main thing that has gotten me concerned about her is just how much water she’s drinking, and how it seems to come out five minutes later. I don’t know if she’s gotten into something or what might’ve caused this, so I really won’t know until I take her to the vet this week.

    • ANSWER:
      That depends on how severe it is. My cat was diagnosed in Sept. of last year and she is still hanging in there. You can find our more from your vet. Sorry that you are going through this with your baby. Give her lots of love and attention.

      added: wow, she is still so young. Drinking a lot of water is a sign of kidney failure but I would wait and see what the vet says. Good luck!!

  21. QUESTION:
    What are the signs of kidney failure in female cats?
    My cat had kidney surgery almost 3 years ago and has recently started to act very strange. I’ve recently moved her litter box & food & water to a new place and now she has taken a liking to peeing in places other than her litter box. She’s peed on the carpet near my closet and on a bathmat in the bathroom. She doesn’t however seem to have a loss in her appitight and seems to drink the same amount of water. I’m just worried she might be showing a few symptoms of kidney failure. Could this be a possibility?

    • ANSWER:
      Urinating outside the litter box is a symptom of kidney failure. Also excessive urination and drinking (also called polydipsia and polyuria), bladder and kidney infections are more common.. Symptoms are not usually seen, however, until about 75% of the kidneys are non-functional. I would take him to the vet if you even suspect this. The sooner it is treated the better his prognosis will be.

  22. QUESTION:
    Is there any symptoms for kidney failure?

    • ANSWER:
      There are lots of symptoms and they vary depending on the severity and chronicity of kidney failure. For example, some symptoms of kidney failure are the result of fluid overload, because your kidneys are not doing a good job of getting rid of excess fluids. Common manifestations of fluid overload are swelling/edema (of the skin and fat), hypertension and pulmonary edema, which can lead to breathing difficulties, if not corrected.

  23. QUESTION:
    Kidney Failure symptoms? Or what? Help?
    Hello I’m seventeen. Last week I had really bad back pains and then this week I feel like I have to pee all the time. Is this a sign of kidney failure? Or just a urinary track infection. Please, ease my brain. I’m worried.

    • ANSWER:

  24. QUESTION:
    can somebody please tell me any symptoms of kidney failure. thanks so much. =]?
    i just need any symptoms of kindey failure you can think of.

    thank youu.=]

    • ANSWER:

  25. QUESTION:
    Is fur loss a symptom of kidney failure in cats?
    My cat was diagnosed about two weeks ago with kidney failure and has at best a couple of months to live. I noticed around that time that he had developed small bald patches on his sides and stomach. They’ve been getting larger every day. Is fur loss a symptom of kidney failure? I can’t find anything on the Internet about fur loss and kidney failure. Thanks for your help.
    I have two cats and they both eat the same food. One is fat and healthy, the other is terminally ill. It isn’t the food. Also since I found out about his diagnosis, I’ve been giving him half a tablet of Pepcid AC and half a tablet of bonazepril daily. That and sub-Q fluids are all I can do to make him comfy till he tells me he’s ready to go.

    • ANSWER:
      I don’t know for sure, by my mother in law’s cat is losing hair and he has kidney failure. You might think of switching to natural food like Life’s Abundance to make it easier on the kidneys and look into the supplements they offer too. Keep your baby around as long as you can. :-)

  26. QUESTION:
    what are the symptoms of kidney failure?

    • ANSWER:

  27. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms of late stage kidney failure?

    • ANSWER:

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      Symptoms:
      Unintentional weight loss
      Nausea or vomiting
      General ill feeling
      Fatigue
      Headache
      Frequent hiccups
      Generalized itching
      Greatly decreased urine output
      No urine output
      Easy bruising or bleeding
      May have blood in the vomit or stools
      Decreased alertness
      drowsiness , somnolence , lethargy
      confusion , delirium
      coma
      Muscle twitching or cramps
      Seizures
      Increased skin pigmentation
      Skin may appear yellow or brown
      Nail abnormalities
      Decreased sensation in the hands, feet, or other areas

      Signs and tests:
      The patient usually has a long history of chronic kidney failure, which has progressed. The person may have required dialysis to control chronic renal failure. The urine volume may decrease or urine production may stop totally. Signs of complications commonly are present.

  28. QUESTION:
    Symptoms of cat kidney failure?
    I have a 19 year old cat who has NEVER had a health problem, never been to the vet except for the annual checkup and shots, eats Orijen kibble and raw food. Lately I’ve noticed him getting a bit slower, drinking a lot of water.. he is booked for a vet appointment on Thursday.. could this be kidneys? If so what treatment is there?

    • ANSWER:
      Glad to hear that he already has a Vet. appt. scheduled. I have 4 cats & my oldest, a Maine Coon was showing the same signs. Turns out….. He is diabetic.He has survived three years already on insulin shots 2Xday. Not a big deal, but if it is diabetes & that would probably be the problem of choice if you could choose, it could possibly be controlled with a special Diabetic kibble. Good luck!!!!!

  29. QUESTION:
    I’m afraid my elderly dog might be in acute kidney failure.What are symptoms and should I have her put asleep
    We’ve been treating her for kidney problems for awhile already, but today she has followed me anywhere, hasn’t drank water or eaten anything. She is just lying in her bed but her eyes still seem alert.
    Ahm…It’d be much more helpful to not be abused here!!! As in “awhile”, it has only today seemed to be become acute!

    • ANSWER:
      Kidney failure… kidney disease in the dog and cat is a common and difficult disorder to manage. Often called CRF… Chronic Renal Failure, it is seen most often in the older dog or cat. Kidney failure has it origins in a wide variety of causes. For example, some animals are born with poorly constructed or functioning kidneys and never reach totally optimum health. Eventually, these individuals usually fall into kidney failure at an early age. Another type of kidney failure can occur after accidental ingestion of antifreeze that contains ethylene glycol. These situations cause sudden and often irreversible renal (kidney) failure. Quite commonly, kidney failure results from low grade, long term (chronic) inflammation of kidney tissues called chronic nephritis; the damage caused by this inflammation renders permanent damage to delicate renal tissues that are not able to repair themselves or heal as some other body tissues do. Eventually, not enough normal functioning tissue remains to support the body’s need for metabolic regulation and waste elimination. The dog or cat becomes UREMIC, a condition where body waste material builds up in the blood. These toxins promote vomiting, poor appetite, depression, and eventually death. Bacterial invasion of the kidneys is a common cause of chronic nephritis and kidney failure.
      symptoms of the condtion include increased drinking, increased urine production. vomiting/ diarrheoa, depression, loss of apetite and bad breath.
      the condition will be monitored by the vet, and he/she will advise on her best interest i.e walfare. supportive treatment is available dependant on the serverity of the condition.
      speak to your vet before making any decisions on euthanasia.

      qualified veterinary nurse UK

  30. QUESTION:
    Is throbbing foot pain a symptom of kidney failure in systemic lupus?
    Are throbbing, painful feet a symptom of kidney failure in systemic lupus?

    • ANSWER:
      Kidney disease in lupus has not noticeable symptoms until it has gotten quite serious.

      If you have advanced lupus kidney disease you may have swelling in both feet and lower legs. It is not necessarily painful.

      If you have any doubt at all, call your rheumatologist. Protein and cellular casts in the urine are indicators of lupus kidney disease. It is always best to be proactive in order to prevent premanent damage or loss of kidney function altogether.

      Mention the pain to your rheumatologist. You could have neuropathy.

  31. QUESTION:
    Symptoms of liver/kidney failure? Itching in particular?
    I think I have a few signs of kidney and liver failure. One of them is itching. I was just wondering what the itching of kidney/liver failure is like so I can compare it to the way I am. I have had liver/kidney problems in the past, I’m not just a hypachondriac btw.

    • ANSWER:
      Itching from organ failure occurs indirectly though dried out skin. In winter, its not uncommon to have dried out skin, so there’s not much diagnostic value – too many possible causes. To put your mind at ease go to the doc for a blood test panel.

  32. QUESTION:
    Kidney disease renal failure symptoms question!?
    I know that symptoms of kidney disease don’t show up until there’s already been a lot of damage. I’m trying to find out what symptoms correlate with what degree of kidney function?
    Like, what symptoms would be present around 25%, and then around 15%, 10%, etc.
    Thanx to anyone who can help!

    • ANSWER:
      Some other syptoms include swelling of ankles (edema) and fatigue. But, the best indicator is through blood tests and uring analysis. Your doctor can check for protein (albumin) in the urine, and can test for creatininne levels in the blood. If you are diabetic, you should be followed closely by your physician, who should monitor for these signs periodically.

  33. QUESTION:
    What are.symptoms of kidney failure?

    • ANSWER:
      In the beginning, kidney failure may be asymptomatic (not producing any symptoms). As kidney function decreases, the symptoms are related to the inability to regulate water and electrolyte balances, to clear waste products from the body, and to promote red blood cell production. Lethargy, weakness, shortness of breath, and generalized swelling may occur. Unrecognized or untreated, life-threatening circumstances can develop.

      Metabolic acidosis, or increased acidity of the body due to the inability to manufacture bicarbonate, will alter enzyme and oxygen metabolism, causing organ failure.

      Inability to excrete potassium and rising potassium levels in the serum (hyperkalemia) is associated with fatal heart rhythm disturbances (arrhythmias) including ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation.

      Rising urea levels in the blood (uremia) can affect the function of a variety of organs ranging from the brain (encephalopathy) with alteration of thinking, to inflammation of the heart lining (pericarditis), to decreased muscle function because of low calcium levels (hypocalcemia).

      Generalized weakness may be due to anemia, a decreased red blood cell count, because lower levels of erythropoietin produced by failing kidneys do not adequately stimulate the bone marrow. A decrease in red cells equals a decrease in oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood, resulting in decreased oxygen delivery to cells for them to do work; therefore, the body tires quickly. As well, with less oxygen, cells more readily use anaerobic metabolism (an=without + aerobic=oxygen) leading to increased amounts of acid production that cannot be addressed by the already failing kidneys.

      As waste products build in the blood, loss of appetite, lethargy, and fatigue become apparent. This will progress to the point where mental function will decrease and coma may occur.

      Because the kidneys cannot address the rising acid load in the body, breathing becomes more rapid as the lungs try to buffer the acidity by blowing off carbon dioxide. Blood pressure may rise because of the excess fluid, and this fluid can be deposited in the lungs, causing congestive heart failure.

  34. QUESTION:
    what are some symptoms of kidney failure? I’m 54 years old, and over weight.?

    • ANSWER:

  35. QUESTION:
    What are some symptoms of Kidney Failure or Leukemia?

    Don’t pee frequently but when I need to go, I need to go.
    It hurts when I do.
    Blood in Pee
    Small sharp pains everywhere. (one at a time)
    Loss of appetite.
    Fever
    Head Hurts

    I HAD A KIDNEY INFECTION 2 months ago with only kidney pains and frequent peeing…… =[ Used antibiotics.

    Also I ate two pretzels before a blood test/urine test. Will it affect it greatly?

    I'm also REALLY stressing about school and I'm 15.

    I don't know how it effects your kidneys or makes blood in your pee though.

    Do I have a good chance of having it? WAITING till Monday

    • ANSWER:
      Urinary Track Infection (UTI), it painful when voiding.
      Blood in Urine, is not a good sign & needs to be treated immediately...
      that means your kidneys are being damaged...you need to go see your doc. A.S.A.P. Your previous kidney infection, may not have been cured completely. Your fever is also an indication of infection...
      You need to go to emergency...you need to been seen & not wait for answers on this site...

  36. QUESTION:
    Could these be symptoms of kidney failure?
    I'm a 16 year old female. I started having seizures towards the end of January. I had never had one before in my life and I've had about ten. I've had about four urinary tract infections and I kept drinking water and they eventually went away. But one spread into my kidneys and my whole entire back was in soooo much pain. I went to the doctor and I had blood in my urine and I got some medication for my kidney infection. When I started running out of those pills I got another urinary tract infection and again it spread to my kidneys. We waited about three weeks until I went to the doctor again and they did urine tests on me and they said it was strange that I keep getting these infections.I got put on medication again and it came back. AGAIN. And about two months ago I started having trouble breathing. It's almost like I can't get my breath in all the way and I keep trying and almost pass out. It's the worst when I lay down but I can breath almost perfectly when I'm sitting up. I also take medication for my seizures and it had made them stop completely until about two weeks ago when I had three. For the past four days I've been throwing up and having the screaming sh*ts. And it sucks. I've barely eaten anything besides a few bites of food. I can't eat because if I think about food I wanna throw up. I've been sooooo tired the past four days and I'm urinating very little and when I do my urine is like an amber color and sinks to the bottom of the toilet like blood does. I'm not in any pain besides the very little in my upper back that I've had for a while. When I urinate, it only pinches a little but I'm used to it. I don't know why I can't get rid of these infections or why they keep coming back and now I'm always about to throw up, extremely tired, and the smell of food makes me wanna hurl. Help?

    • ANSWER:

  37. QUESTION:
    Can I give a cat pedialyte, also does anyone know the symptoms of feline leukemia, or kidney failure

    • ANSWER:
      yes, you can give pure plain pedialyte but it does nothing for either FELV or kidney failure. But I absolutely positively recommend you don't, and you get the kitty to a vet for a proper diagnosis. If you try to treat something and you don't know what it is, you could be making the situation much much worse, leaving your kitty either uncomfortable or in pain and cost you a lot more in the long run to treat.

  38. QUESTION:
    What presents like kidney failure?
    Recently my girlfriend has presented with all of the symptoms of kidney failure, but the last 2 times that we went in to get her checked out it seemed like her kidneys were fine. Anyone know anything that presents like kidney (renal) failure?

    • ANSWER:
      Perhaps a bladder infection. I'd go back and have a urinary test for UTI. Good luck.

  39. QUESTION:
    Symptoms of Kidney failure?

    • ANSWER:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renal_failure

  40. QUESTION:
    symptoms of kidney failure?
    im a 36 yr.old diabetic with health probs..recently n hospital with low back pain, &104.7-fever

    • ANSWER:
      Michele w! the symptoms of kidney failureare listed below.

      In the beginning, kidney failure may be asymptomatic (not producing any symptoms). As kidney function decreases, the symptoms are related to the inability to regulate water and electrolyte balances, to clear waste products from the body, and to promote red blood cell production. Lethargy, weakness, shortness of breath, and generalized swelling may occur. Unrecognized or untreated, life-threatening circumstances can develop.

      Metabolic acidosis, or increased acidity of the body due to the inability to manufacture bicarbonate, will alter enzyme and oxygen metabolism, causing organ failure.

      Inability to excrete potassium and rising potassium levels in the serum (hyperkalemia) is associated with fatal heart rhythm disturbances (arrhythmias).

      Rising urea levels in the blood (uremia) can affect the function of a variety of organs ranging from the brain (encephalopathy) with alteration of thinking, to inflammation of the heart lining (pericarditis), to decreased muscle function because of low calcium levels (hypocalcemia).

      Generalized weakness can be due to anemia, a decreased red blood cell count, because lower levels of erythropoietin do not adequately stimulate the bone marrow. A decrease in red cells equals a decrease in oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood, resulting in decreased oxygen delivery to cells for them to do work; therefore, the body tires quickly. As well, with less oxygen, cells more readily use anaerobic metabolism (an=without + aerobic=oxygen) leading to increased amounts of acid production that cannot be addressed by the already failing kidneys.

      As waste products build in the blood, loss of appetite, lethargy, and fatigue become apparent. This will progress to the point where mental function will decrease and coma may occur.

      Because the kidneys cannot address the rising acid load in the body, breathing becomes more rapid as the lungs try to buffer the acidity by blowing off carbon dioxide. Blood pressure may rise because of the excess fluid, and this fluid can be deposited in the lungs, causing congestive heart failure.

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  41. QUESTION:
    Are these symptoms of kidney failure?
    I have little nausea, and loss of appetite, dehydration, and very high blood pressure.

    My blood pressure is 137/90.

    I am not fat and I don't eat too much sugar or salty food. I only consume like 1900 calories per day. I excerise sometimes, like once or twice a week. I do not smoke or drink. I do not have any ancestral history of blood pressure disease. I do not consume that much caffiene, it has been a week since I consumed caffiene. I am not on any medications other than tylenol, which I took for the past two days. I took aspirin last night.

    I feel like something is not right.

    • ANSWER:

  42. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms of kidney failure of a 7 year old?

    • ANSWER:
      Usually the signs and symptoms of kidney disease will be pronounced when someone has reached end-stage renal disease.

      If you suspect your kid to have kidney failure, he should be referred to a nephrologist. The best way to know if your kid had kidney failure is by calculating the GFR or glomerular filtration rate. This is the rate of how much urine we pass per minute. This is a good standard to check the renal function.

      If your kid is already oliguric or has low urine output or anuric (no urine output) it could mean your kids kidney function is not functioning well. YOur kid will not have any appetite, complains of nausea and vomiting,fatigue and weakness, pruritus or itching all over the body, peripheral oedem (puffy ankles, legs or even face) and shortness of breath. These are the signs and symptoms on the first stage of the disease. If all these symptoms are present on your kid, bring him to a nephrologist so that treatment can be given as soon as possible.

  43. QUESTION:
    what are the symptoms for kidney failures is there any diff. for male and female in symptoms help pls?
    i want to know that immediately pls doctors and others who know full details about that.

    • ANSWER:
      fluid retention,^potassium levels,^calcium levels,less urination,nausea ,vomit ting,feeling tired all the time,for men /woman they are the same,^b/p,heart problems,cramps.

  44. QUESTION:
    Is kidney failure fatal & what are the symptoms & the time it takes ?
    a cure ???
    What causes it ? -- Being beaten ? -- Taking the wrong medicine ?

    • ANSWER:
      Cure? Sure, there`s cures for every disease out there.

      For The kidneys:

      http://sodiumbicarbonate.imva.info/index.php/kidney-medicine/healing-the-kidneys-with-sodium-bicarbonate/

      Don`t use arm and hammer it has aluminium.
      Use bob`s red mill, it is pure baking soda.

      http://www.bobsredmill.com/baking-soda.html

  45. QUESTION:
    Multiple sclerosis symptoms? Spina bifida, kidney failure, other health problems?
    My husband &I are really worried. He is 42 years old &born w/spina bifida. He has always been mobile &worked hard at his job. He lost a kidney @ 4y.o. and now his remaining kidney is loosing more function (about 40%). He also has a urostomy and has issues w/bowels. He is dx w/high blood pressure, controlled with medication. Recently,2-wks ago), he was admitted into the hospital for extremely high fever btw 104 &106. His body had produced an e-coli infection that zapped him. He lost function of his kidney from 56% to 40%. He was extremely dehydrated &was swollen in the face to where his eyes were almost swollen shut. We think this is bc his kidney wasn't filtering due to the infection. On Monday of this past week, he felt so much better &went back to work. His nephrologist &urologist are just monitoring him bc he is doing well w/those functions. Our concern is that his legs are like jello& twitch @ night, his balance is off, his hands are numb&trembling, he is sooo fatigued& has a hard
    time w/even simple activities. Is there a concern to get checked for MS? Can you have Spina bifida and MS? Thank you for your help and knowledge.
    He has always had the twitching of legs at night and muscle spasms. Some nites are worse than others. He has in the past 4-5 years developed the hand tremors, mostly when he's mowing or has been exposed to heat. The jello/rubber legs are new and they are sore, I assume from the spasms. We associated the fatigue w/kidney. Not sure where to go. We are a newly married couple 4 years seeking fertility treatments to have a baby. I just want him to feel better. I would take it all for myself if I could. I've never even had a fever over 100 and hardly get a cold. I just worry about him so much! Thanks for listening!
    One more thing, he also has a horrible dry cough that they checked w/a chest x-ray in the hospital that came back okay. Could this be a symptom too?

    • ANSWER:
      I have had MS for 10 years and his symptoms could be MS but they could also be caused by something else. Is he using any products with artificial sweeteners? If so, stop immediately because these can poison you and mimic MS. You'd be surprised what products have artificial sweeteners in them these days. I can't chew any gum at all anymore because all of them are using some form of artificial sweetener even if they are not sugarless. Read labels and make sure he isn't ingesting any of them. If it turns out he has MS this is especially important because it will just aggravate the symptoms. I'm truly sorry he has been dealing with so many medical issues. I know how hard it can be dealing with MS and just the issues it alone causes.

  46. QUESTION:
    If you or someone close to you has experienced Kidney failure, what were the first symptoms something was wron
    What tests do the Doctors run to diagnose Kidney failure?

    • ANSWER:
      When I first noticed I was having problems, I was tired a lot, thirsty a lot and ached a lot. When it got more serious, and my body was filling with the toxins that my kidneys weren't getting rid of, the first symptoms got worse, and I also was out of breathe a lot, was exhausted all the time, everything hurt, and my eyes were dilated all the time, and I went blind for awhile.
      The first test(s) they ran were several different blood tests, which tell a lot about what's going on inside your body. With the blood tests they found I was suffering kidney failure, and did further tests to find out why and how to best treat it.

  47. QUESTION:
    What are symptoms of heart failure and kidney failure?
    My dad has been a smoker for almost 30 year....his feet and legs ..abdomen down are extremely swollen, he wakes up because he can't breathe laying down has a horrible horrible cough, i know his smoker cough but this has gotten extremely worse over the past week...the swelling started a couple days ago..he said he lost vision in his left eye...i heard these are signs of heart failure or kidney failure. If anyone knows anything, please let me know..i am taking him to the hospital tomorrow he is only 48. Any input and or opinions is very much appreciated. Thanks so much.

    • ANSWER:
      Discolouration in the finger tips or tips of the toes. swelling in arms and legs.

  48. QUESTION:
    all symptoms point towards kidney failure, but tests coming back fine? confusion, left lower back pain,fatiuge?
    [I will give all the points I can to the best answer]

    For about 5 months i have been having bad pains on my lower left back, (comes and goes) below rib cage and sometimes when breathing in it hurts even more (to the point where i cant take full deep breaths)

    i also have been having trouble urinating for a few months, its like i REALLY have to go, but then barely any urine comes out, and then almost immediately, i have to go urinate again. it hesitates to come out.

    i have had kidney tests & urine tests done, but they have come back negative for problems.
    (i had surgery when i was 12 in 2002, a retrograde urethrogram cysto / incision of uretheral valve)

    I’m a pretty active, healthy 20 year old male otherwise.

    But for the last week, i have been feeling very tired, confused, I’m losing my train of thought and getting very tired after being up for 11 or 12 hours to the point where I have to lay down or my head starts to hurt.

    I went to the doctor again today and they took urine, it came back normal. They took blood tests for creatine levels, B12 & something else, but I have a feeling they will come back normal as they have in the past. if they do come back normal, can anyone shed any light on what may be going on?

    I have started eating healthy, I do not drink ANY alcohol or smoke cigarettes/take no street drugs etc.
    Any direction would be GREATLY appreciated, thanks. -
    it was actually a few different doctors, between urgent cares / ER visits when things got really bad,

    how did they find out it was a disc problem? was there a certain test or specialist you saw? thanks for the info, have a good weekend -

    • ANSWER:

  49. QUESTION:
    what are symptoms of onset of kidney failure?

    • ANSWER:
      Kidney disease shows virtually no symptoms in it’s early stages…but it does depend on why you’re in renal failure. I have ESRD and have had a kidney transplant due to neurogenic bladder, which caused hydronephrosis (urine backing up into kidneys), and chronic infections. That lead to complete failure. I had both of my native kidneys removed due to the infections prior to the transplant. The physical symptoms I had as failure progressed were the infections, of course…followed by difficulty concentrating due to high BUN, chronic, severe itching, ankle swelling, and eventually bilateral flank pain. I had one day of pulmonary edema due to almost complete failure, and that’s when I started dialysis. Again, different diseases may present a bit differently.

  50. QUESTION:
    Is this a symptom of kidney failure/disease?
    So I posted a question earlier and people are a bit confused, and so am I.

    So here’s my question, is breath that smells like urine a symptom of kidney disease?

    • ANSWER:
      I suggest he visit pay the doctor a visit. Kidney disease can present with halitosis resembling urine or even “fishy.” It also could be what you ate or your oral hygine goodluck