Renal physiology

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  • Hyponatremia Case Study

    Hyponatremia Hyponatremia is when the amount of salt (sodium) in your blood is too low. When sodium levels are low, your cells absorb extra water and swell. The swelling happens throughout the body, but it mostly affects the brain. Severe brain swelling (cerebral edema), seizures, or coma can happen as a result. CAUSES This condition may be caused by: • Heart, kidney, or liver problems. • Thyroid problems. • Adrenal gland problems. • Metabolic conditions, such as Syndrome of…

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  • Lack Of Potassium Essay

    Most things in our body we can either have too much or too little of. Both can potentially be dangerous depending on their role in the human body. Potassium is very important electrolyte in our bodies; it helps with cell development and also plays a role in the electrical system of our body. A major organ affected by potassium is the heart. Potassium helps regulate our heart rate and rhythm. Too much or too little could cause an arrhythmia which is an abnormal heart rhythm. According to the Mayo…

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  • 1980s Dance

    What do you know about Dance? How much do you know about medicine? These two things have grown and developed over time. The dance style in the 1980s has influenced many young and old dancer of the generations to come. Medicine has also developed since then until now. The development of medicine has helped cure more illnesses and help people all around the world with the new viruses that had a come to be. The style of dance developed also helped young children who many be going through hard times…

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  • Renal Failure Essay

    Acute renal failure is the sudden dysfunction or disease of the kidneys that can significantly impair renal function within the body. According to Huether and McCance (2012), renal failure is characterized by enough of a decline of renal function to require dialysis. Renal failure is after renal risk and injury, but prior to renal loss and end-stage kidney disease (Huether & McCance, 2012, p755). The dysfunctions the lead to acute kidney failure can be caused due to sudden renal injuries or by…

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  • Kidney Failure Research Paper

    are then distorted. However, with diabetic renal failure, if you maintain low blood sugar levels, you are able to escape the symptoms of renal failure. Kidney failure caused by hypertension can be stemmed from several things like inherent high blood pressure, obesity, etc. Depending on how high or low the blood pressure is maintained at, could cause digress to just taking blood pressure medications to progressing to become acute or chronic renal failure. As far as symptoms go, some…

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  • Chronic Kidney Disease Case Study Essay

    damage. Also of significance are three contributors to the concept of chronic kidney failure: obesity, anemia, hypertension. GENITOURINARY EXCRETION Chronic kidney disease shares similar qualities with acute renal failure due to the nature of the physiological factors at work, however acute renal failure typically presents itself with sudden onset and is reversible, whereas chronic kidney failure is an insidious and permanent disease that manifests over time (Chronic Kidney Disease, 2016). The…

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  • Polycystic Kidney Disease Research Paper

    ESRD (end stage renal disease) is also one of the early diagnosis linked with ADPKD. PKD1 is more a severe disease than PKD2 gene, but PKD2 is more severe in men than in women. Having a mutation in both PKD1 and PKD2 does not mean it is lethal. In a journal it states a…

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  • Hetastarch Hypovolemia Case Study

    Hypovolemia is a state in which the blood volume, specifically the volume of the blood plasma, is decreased. This can also lead to an imbalance in the volume contraction, or a decrease in the volume of body fluid, which includes osmolytes. Hypervolemia is often linked with sodium depletion, and is distinctly different from dehydration. Causes include loss of blood, loss of plasma, and loss of osmolytes via diarrhea and vomiting. It is recognized by tachycardia and diminished blood pressure, as…

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  • Kidney Disease Essay

    Spoke with a 63 year old female who has end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and has currently been on dialysis for the past two years. However, ESRD is not a diagnosis but a name of a Medicare program (Porth & Matfin, 2009) The definition of chronic kidney disease (CKD) for a patient is irreversible kidney damage and/or glomerular filtration rate (GFR) less than 60 ml/min/1.73 m^2 for a minimal three months (Porth & Matfin, 2009). Those patient with kidney failure has either GFR less than 15…

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  • Importance Of Kidney Failures

    hemodialysis, at first the change might be hard but it gets easier. Hemodialysis is not something anyone should ever have to go through. The toll it takes on your body and how much it drains the energy out of you is saddening. My uncle Alan actually had renal kidney failure and had to have hemodialysis. Growing up Alan smoked every day and drank every weekend; he didn’t take care of his body and all the destruction caught up to his kidneys. He was on hemodialysis for about five years before he…

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