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Chronic Renal Failure
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PostPosted: 03 Jun 2003 07:47    Post subject: Chronic Renal Failure    

Chronic Renal Failure (CRF)<
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>There are many causes of CRF. There are many types of renal disease, both acute and chronic. While the pathology of most chronic renal conditions is initially indistinct, they nearly all end up in renal scaring (fi
osis), leading to end-stage renal disease (ERSD), when the kidneys stop functioning and dialysis is needed. All forms of CRF result in renal scaring. CRF cannot be reversed or cured. Your physician will measure the degree of your CRF with laboratory testing. Many CRF patients are monitored for a long period by their physician before they reach ERSD. Some patients may reach ERSD quicker than others. This is extremely variable depending on the severity of the scarring to your kidneys. You may hear your doctor mention any one of the following as the cause of your CRF:<
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>Alport?s Syndrome (congenial): An inherited disorder characterized by hematuria, impaired renal function, sensoneural deafness and ocular abnormalities.<
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>Atherosclerosis: A form of atherosclerosis characterized by the deposition of atheromatous plaques containing cholesterol and lipids on the innermost layer of the walls of the large and medium-sized arteries.<
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>Blood Loss (anemia): Not enough red blood cells in the bloodstream that results in an insufficient supply of oxygen to the tissues and organs.<
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>Diabetes Mellitus (Type I and/or Type II (insulin dependent): A disorder of the pancreas where there insufficient secretion of insulin needed to
eakdown glucose into needed products for the body. Diabetes may be non-insulin dependent, and can be controlled by diet or oral medications or insulin dependent, which requires insulin injections to regulate blood glucose levels. Diabetes is a disease process that affects all the major organs in the body and can result in: diabetic nephropathy (damages kidneys); diabetic retionpathy (damages eyes, may cause blindness); diabetic neuropathy (damages nervous system causes numbness and tingling in legs); atherosclerosis; atherosclerosis; and hypertension.<
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>Glomeronephritis (immune or autoimmune): Inflammation of the glomeri of the kidneys. Can be caused by an immune or autoimmune response by the body.<
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>Hypertension: Abnormally elevated blood pressure. Now defined as a blood pressure greater than 120/70.<
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>Infection: An invasion and multiplication of pathogenic microorganisms in a body part or tissue, that may produce subsequent tissue injury, and progress to an overt disease through a variety of cellular or toxic mechanisms.<
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>Kidney Stone: A small hard mass found in the kidney or ureter, and forms deposits made of phosphates and/or urates.<
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>Pyleonephritis (recurrent kidney infections): Inflammation of the kidney and its pelvis, caused by a bacterial infection.<
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>Polycystic Kidney Disease (congenital): A genetic disorder of the kidneys, where the growths of numerous cysts are formed in the kidneys. The cysts are fluid filled and can slowly replace the mass of the kidney, reducing kidney function.<
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>Shock: A potentially fatal physiological reaction of the body to a variety of conditions. These include: illness, injury, hemorrhage, and dehydration. Characterized by marked loss of blood pressure, diminished blood circulation, and inadequate blood flow to the tissues.<
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>Trauma: Any serious injury or shock to the body.<
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>Tubular/interstitial nephropathies (urinary blockage/<
>infection/drug or chemical toxicity): Involvea mainly tubular defects or metabolic defects with renal involvement.<
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>Unknown<
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