Common Questions and Answers about Potassium chloride and renal failure
Your story breaks my heart as I lost my 14-year-old dog, Chica, to this exact disease on January 4. The vomiting is so awful to watch in the end as it just goes on and on and on...
There are many anti emetic meds to try. Has your vet not prescribed anything? Reglan (metoclopromadine) is a very cheap medication, unfortunately, it is also metabolized in the kidneys, so a too high dose results in toxic levels in the blood.
When the kidneys are not receiving adequate fluid delivery, as in hypovolemia and heart failure, potassium excretion will be reduced. Fluids and inotropics may be ordered to correct this situation. Acute tubular necrosis is permanent damage to kidney cells, requiring dialysis to remove excess potassium. During the early stages of renal disorder, the body may be able to excrete the excess potassium.
your cat but as we all know if your cat has Renal failure there is no cure only things we can give them to help and to slow down progression..
Renalfailure usually is not caught till the cat starts showing symptoms like Excessive water intake, frequent urination, vomiting, constipation, Diarrhea, loss of appetite, etc.
Sometimes if a cat is dehydrated or has an infection their bun and creatine levels can go up and then come down after treatment..
Electrolytes include potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium.
Secondary hyperparathyroidism is typically due to chronic renalfailure although vitamin D deficiency can also cause this. Secondary hyperparathyroidism usually shows up as low or normal calcium and elevated PTH.
Sadly kidney disease is the most frustrating problem in medicine, and I am sorry Chica has renalfailure!
There is a new anti-nausea medicine called Cerenia which would be worth a try. Benedryl also has an anti-emetic effect and she seems to tolerate it. She should also be on Sucralfate and Tagament (one hour post Sucralfate). Her kidney enzymes are getting worse, but she doe not have anemia yet.
The sensation is as if my head and neck are throbbing with pressure and I have to stop walking or slow down and stop and stand still for a minute or so to make the sensation stop. Sounds are muffled in rhythm with the pulsations and I sometimes feel as if I will pass out, but never have. There is no pain.
I have been checked throughly by my GP, a cardiologist, and an electrophysiologist and none of them could find a cause.
Dehydration and/or the risk of renalfailure may be exacerbated in geriatric patients, especially those with polyuria, oliguria, autoimmune diseases, diabetes, or pre-existing dehydration from previous iopamidol. Adequate hydration is recommended before and following administration of iopamidol. The elderly may be more sensitive to the effects of iopamidol on thyroid function. Iodine-induced thyrotoxicosis may occur 4 to 12 weeks following contrast radiography.
my aunt regularly shows high Chloride, low Carbon Dioxide, low Potassium, and low Phosphorus. And she's leaking protein, glucose and WBC esterase in her urine.
How about reducing Baraclude to 0.5mg every other day, since she only weighs 85 lbs. (39kg)? I know that some people take 1.0mg everyday. But her highest HB Q PCR DNA was 17,800 iu/ml (104,000 copies/ml), and that was an outlier; normally she's undectable at <20 iu/ml (116< copies/ml).
I just discovered about potassium for cats on the net. It is good for renalfailureand hair quality. But me who is constipated I had taken some already, although it isn't written it helps constipation.
Found Kaminox Potassium Supplement: http://www.vetuk.co.
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There seems to be conflicting info with MCHC. I've read high MCHC with macrocytosis but many other websites state normal MCHC with macrocytosis.
This is from Patient UK's article: Full Blood Count...
"Mean cell volume (MCV) - guideline normal values: 77-95 fL.
iron loads onto gallbaldder and spleen causing enlargements and gallbladder disease, stones...iron causes renalfailure, calcium deposits in body lead to increased risk of kidney and gallstones...iron deposits in joints causing arthritis, often diagnosed as osteo-arthritis and hip replacements are the two most common joint replacements in people with HHC, or fibromyalgia is diagnosed in patients that present with all these connective tissue problems, inflammation and auto-immune symptoms.
The Melamine and Cyanuric acid formed an insoluble precipitate in the kidney tubules of the dogs and cats that ate the pet food and this is what led to acute kidney failureand death for thousands of pets. The latest pet food reports available indicate that the melamine is no longer an issue but the cyanuric acid is still allowable and present in pet food.
Anemia or a low number of red blood cells is usually present in pets with Kidney Disease.
The current treatment of choice for HCV infection is interferon and ribavirin. However, in patients with severe renalfailure, only interferon monotherapy is recommended because ribavirin cannot be removed by dialysis. Thus, it accumulates and causes severe breakdown of red blood cells (hemolysis) and anemia.
I've been suffering from an inflammed and irritated meatus for just over seven weeks now and I'm really confused as to what's causing it or how to fix it. I'm in a foreign country at the moment so access to healthcare and consequently explaining my problem in a foreign language hasn't been the easiest. For that reason, I'm writing here to see if anyone could lend some advice.
I suppose all of this started in late December when I received a sort of rough unprotected handjob from a sex worker.
Our objective was to evaluate the presence of titanium allergy by the anamnesis and examination of patients, together with the selective use of cutaneous and epicutaneous testing, in patients treated with or intending to receive dental implants of such material.
Material and methods: Thirty-five subjects out of 1500 implant patients treated and/or examined (2002–2004) were selected for Ti allergy analysis.
Unfortunately, that did not last. I started having the same signs again, and when I tested it was positive again. And ever since I can't get it to be negative again, meaning the candida if that is what I have has become resistant to the supplements that I was using. As I started a new treatment, I will take the test this week-end to see if there is any progress.
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