Potassium chloride and renal failure

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Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
1358341 tn?1282213443 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.. Renal failure 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..
17566731 tn?1457907522 VET diagnosed her with renal failure... Creatine was supposed to be 1.8 and hers is 8.1. The BUN number was supposed to be under 29 and she's at a 90. I'm terrified. She has blood in herurine and the protein Is high. Vet gave her an IV catheter and sent her home with me to return in the morning. At pickup She was prescribed Hills Prescription Diet k/d and some aluminum hydroxide gel to take with it to keep her phosphorous levels down.
Avatar m tn This defect causes the kidney to waste magnesium, sodium, potassium and chloride in the urine, instead of reabsorbing it back into the bloodstream. Urine calcium levels are lower than normal, despite normal serum values. This syndrome does not cause kidney failure nor does it cause the kidneys to function abnormally. The kidneys are normal. The problem is the reabsorption of important electrolytes and minerals.
Avatar f tn I would also urge you to try some rice bran, again if you can find it, as it is useful to bulk simple food and has several advantages to dogs in renal failure. Small meals more often is the way to go, if he'll have anything. You could also try making a broth with the meat, rice bran, boiled white rice, a spoonful of chopped boiled or steamed cabbage - just chop finely and boil up, let go cold and see if he'll lap it up. Broth is useful because it gets additional fluids in him.
1916673 tn?1420236870 I would have to be completely honest and say, given her age and her kidney failure, and given that she has had (presumably) good dental care up to two years ago - I would forget about the dental work. It is true that according to some sources, bad dental hygiene is a major contributor to kidney failure. However, once a dog is in kidney failure, stress can be even more damaging. And that's without the high risk that anaesthetic will introduce.
Avatar f tn Important to slowly remove pheno, pref with your vet's guidance, otherwise it can have alarming side effects and withdrawal effects. Interesting conclusion about congenital renal failure. I can't imagine how they have come to that conclusion, even though it's quite possible. Has there been any early scans performed? Were the kidneys malformed and was this spotted by other scans? Xrays? If diagnosis was only in May, how has Congental Renal Failure become the conclusion? How old is Lucy now?
1916673 tn?1420236870 Samantha is a nearly 18 year’s old bichon frise and was diagnosed with kidney failure on Oct 2. She has good days and bad days. Sam has been on daily IV fluids since Oct. She takes zantac, vitamins, cranberry, denamarin and anti-phosphorous medicine twice daily. She has lost considerable weight and lately has become disinterested in food. I am supplementing her little intake of food with nutrical. That's the bad news.
Avatar m tn Electrolytes include potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium. Secondary hyperparathyroidism is typically due to chronic renal failure although vitamin D deficiency can also cause this. Secondary hyperparathyroidism usually shows up as low or normal calcium and elevated PTH.
20806899 tn?1516246295 She was lethargic, vomiting, not eating, had clearly lost weight, the works. After rushing to the vet, we found that she was in severe renal failure. She was admitted and started on IVF immediately. The cause was initially determined to be a positive for leptospirosis (very common in the area we have just moved to, but not at all present where we lived before). A few days later, they also had a positive test result for Lyme disease.
Avatar m tn 0 RDW-CV 14.3 % 11.5-14.5 Sodium 144 mmol/L 136-145 Potassium 4.3 mmol/L 3.5-5.1 Chloride 107 mmol/L 100-110 CO2 28 mmol/L 21-32 Anion Gap 9 7-15 Glucose Level 87 mg/dL 60-99 BUN 16 mg/dL 5-28 Creatinine 0.90 mg/dL 0.50-1.40 BUN/Creat Ratio 18 10-28 Protein, Total 7.3 g/dL 5.8-7.5 Albumin 4.2 g/dL 3.4-5.0 Alb/Glob Ratio 1.4 1.1-2.6 Calcium 9.3 mg/dL 8.5-10.1 Alkaline Phos 50 U/L 30-105 ALT 21 U/L 6-60 AST 15 U/L 15-37 Bilirubin Total 0.4 mg/dL 0.2-1.
1916673 tn?1420236870 What usually happens is the individual patient's fluids are created for them, so they correct any particular failing electrolyte or mineral imbalance, while at the same time offering hydration. Disorders of sodium, chloride, potassium, calcium, and phosphorus are commonly encountered in renal failure and can be life threatening.
1916673 tn?1420236870 There are two different kinds of salts contained in blood and, in their appropriate volumes, they are essential to good health and life. The two salts are potassium chloride (KCl) and sodium chloride (NaCl). Chloride ions maintain blood volume, affect blood pressure and help control the acid-balance of the canine body. Chloride is reformed into hydrochloric acid in the stomach to assist in the digestion of food.
144210 tn?1273092382 5 mg/dL Alkaline Phosphatase 94 40-150 U/L AST 41 7-40 U/L H Glucose 100 65-100 mg/dL H BUN 10 10-25 mg/dL Creatinine 0.84 0.70-1.40 mg/dL Sodium 138 135-146 mmol/L Potassium 4.3 3.5-5.0 mmol/L Chloride 108 98-110 mmol/L WBC 2.97 4.0-11.0 k/uL L RBC 3.30 4.5-6.0 M/uL L Hemoglobin 10.7 13.5-17.5 g/dL L Hematocrit 36.9 40-52 % L MCV 111.8 80-100 fL H MCH 32.4 27-34 pG MCHC 29.
82861 tn?1333457511 Sadly kidney disease is the most frustrating problem in medicine, and I am sorry Chica has renal failure! 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.
Avatar n tn Free T4 1.25 (0.74-1.83)ng/dL TSH 0.470 (0.46-4.70) uIU/mL ----how can a range this wide be considered "normal" amylase 57 (30-110)mg/dL glucose 78 (70-100) " sodium 141 (135-145)MEQ/L potassium 4.8 (3.5-5.5) " chloride 103 (98-107) " co2 29 (23-31) " anion gap 8 (7-16) " bun 15 (5-25) MG/DL creatinine 0.66 (0.50-1.00) " calcium 9.8 (8.7-10.2) " bilirubin total 0.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn Dehydration and/or the risk of renal failure 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.
Avatar m tn Renal failure, acute and chronic Increased magnesium load (especially in presence of renal insufficiency) Magnesium-containing laxatives, antacids, or enemas Treatment of eclampsia (mother and infant) Diabetic ketoacidosis Increased renal magnesium reabsorption Hyperparathyroidism Familial hypocalciuric hypercalcemia Hypothyroidism Mineralocorticoid deficiency, adrenal insufficiency Symptoms and signs :Muscle and generalised weakness Decreased reflexes (Neuromuscular depression) Hypo
Avatar m tn RENAL FUNCTION: BUN, Creatinine, Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, Carbon Dioxide, Bun/Crt, URINALYSIS : Sp. Grav, pH, Glucose, Ketone, Bile, Urine Hgb, Urobilingen, Leukocyte URINE MICROSCOPY: WBC: 0-1, RBC: 0-2, Epith.
Avatar m tn 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).
Avatar f tn It showed again, stable creatinine at 1.6 and BUN down to 33. Her potassium was a little high and sodium a little low, just outside of the norm range. ( I cut out any veggie or fruit high in potassium). Urine protein was negative. Otherwise, he had no explanation of the shaking and swaying. It has been 3 weeks (praying it remains) since this incident. After all this background, my questions are: Is there anything else I should be doing for her and any thoughts on the shaking swaying?
1358341 tn?1282213443 I just discovered about potassium for cats on the net. It is good for renal failure and hair quality. But me who is constipated I had taken some already, although it isn't written it helps constipation. http://www.all-about-cats.com/renal_failure.htm http://ezinearticles.com/?Potassium-For-Older-Cats&id=2276088 Found Kaminox Potassium Supplement: http://www.vetuk.co.
Avatar n tn Went to a gastroenterologist and before I even had the lab drawn he said I had cirrhosis of the liver because of the acities and he says that my liver and spleen are swollen and that I have portal hypertension. I have never had any problems with my liver, I don't drink. I do have hyperparathyroidism along with ESRD that I'm dealing with. This doctor is pushy and won't listen to a word I have to say and he knows everything and I don't know anything.
Avatar m tn Medhelp has red wavy lines under plenty of words that are spelt correctly. The red wavy line is under the word Medhelp LOL. 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.
Avatar f tn 5 SODIUM 146 POTASSIUM 5.3 Na/K 28 Chloride 110 CO2 16 Anion Gap 25 Calcium 11.7 Phosphorous 11.4 Osmolality calc 324 total protein 5.9 albumin2.9 globulin 3.0 a/g ration 1 tot bilirubin .1 alp 165 ggt 4 alt 55 ast 26 ck 124 cholesterol 358 amylase 1031 lipasse 290 T4 (RIA) .9 urinanlysis only thing out of sync was blood small urine sp graqvity was 1.009 My vet has just sent us home with the "watch him" and the prognosis is not favorable..What the heck does that mean?
Avatar f tn My opinion is low protein is not helpful in early to mid stages of renal failure, therefore I would tend not to go down that route (yet). However, low-quality protein does affect the kidneys (even healthy ones), so always aim to provide high-quality proteins if possible (this ordinarily means meats and poultry sold that is good enough for humans to eat rather than the offal proteins ordinarily found in dog foods). By exception, specialised KD tinned food usually has high-quality proteins.
Avatar f tn iron loads onto gallbaldder and spleen causing enlargements and gallbladder disease, stones...iron causes renal failure, 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.
Avatar m tn 139 mmol/L (132-143) Potassium : 4.3 mmol/L (3.5-5.1) Chloride : 102 mmol/L (98-107) Urea : 4.3 mmol/L (Adults 15 yrs :40-150 : <15 yrs : <750) HEPATITIS B SCREENING HBsAg : Non-Reactive Anti-HBs : Non-Reactive Note : Non-immune, advice for vaccination. OTHERS : Blood Glucose : 5.5 mmol/L (Fasting <5.6 Random <7.8) Free T4 : 13.8 pmol/L (Adult: 9.03 - 23.86 : New Born: 11.61 - 38.70) Calcium : 2.4 mmol/L (2.1-2.5) Phosphorus : 0.