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What kind of diseases cause Kidney failure?

  1. rachellrobinson profile image80
    rachellrobinsonposted 7 years ago

    What kind of diseases cause Kidney failure?

    I am writing a novel where the main character is going through a medical emergancy that requires her to have a kidney transplant, I am wondering two things specifically, the first is what kind of emergancy can it be, and the second if I want her to have a set amount of time 6-9 months in which to recieve the transplant which condition would best fit in those perameters. Thank You

  2. Tkumah profile image60
    Tkumahposted 7 years ago

    Diabetes for all I know destroys the kidneys.
    Stage 4 at least.
    Good luck with your book.

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    sunny5555posted 7 years ago

    Here are just a few, diabetes mellitus, urinary tract obstruction, polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus.

  4. Paula Jean McGrew profile image56
    Paula Jean McGrewposted 7 years ago

    Hypertension. Eventually, this will do your kidneys in. That's how my FIL went.

  5. Marie Louise profile image72
    Marie Louiseposted 7 years ago

    •Heart attack
    •Acute pancreatitis
    •Heat exhaustion
    •Acute nephritis
    •Urinary obstruction 
    •Polycystic kidney disease
    •Chronic nephritis
    •Urinary stones
    •Urinary tumor

    Just to name a few.   Ahh the joys of being a nurse, need anything else let me know, if I don't know it I will dig out my nursing school books.

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    gr8minds100posted 7 years ago

    The answer is yes in  that diabites,highbloodpresure are main dieseases associated with kindney failiure.

  7. cathylynn99 profile image75
    cathylynn99posted 7 years ago

    heart failure
    a single dose of motrin or alleve
    statin therapy
    in addition to things already mentioned

    there is no set amount of time in which to receive a transplant in any kind of renal failure. they all respond to dialysis - hemo or peritoneal.

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