Chronic Renal Failure (CRF) complications
Chronic Renal Failure (CRF)

  • High blood pressure itself usually causes no symptoms, so it is easy to ignore. Left untreated, however, it can quietly damage your body for years. Eventually, it can lead to serious complications, such as heart attack, heart failure, stroke, kidn...
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  • High blood pressure (hypertension) increases your risk for heart attack, stroke, coronary heart disease, and other serious health problems. Left untreated, high blood pressure can damage blood vessels and vital organs.
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  • Congestive heart failure is a chronic condition that affects the four chambers of the heart. Early symptoms include fatigue and weight gain. Irregular heart beat and wheezing indicate a worsening.
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  • End-stage kidney disease is the final stage of kidney disease. Signs include an inability to urinate, headache, change in skin color, excessive thirst, and swelling in the legs and hands.
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  • Erythroblastosis fetalis is a condition that causes the mother's red blood cells attack those of the baby as they would any foreign invaders.
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  • Anemia occurs when the number of healthy red blood cells (RBCs) in the body is too low. Red cells carry oxygen to all the body's tissues, so a low red blood cell count indicates that the amount of oxygen in the blood is lower than it should be. Ma...
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  • When your skin is cut or scraped, you begin to bleed. This is because blood vessels in the area are damaged. Learn how to stop bleeding from bloody noses, scrapes or wounds.
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  • Cuts and scratches are areas of damage on the surface of the skin. A cut is a line of damage that can go through the skin and into the muscle tissues below.
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  • Bleeding can refer to blood loss inside the body (internal bleeding) or blood loss outside of the body (external bleeding). It can cause bruising, pain, and symptoms of shock. Too much bleeding can lead to death.
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  • Hepatitis C is a disease that causes inflammation and infection in the liver. Symptoms of chronic cases may not be obvious at first, whereas acute hepatitis C sets in quickly after exposure to the virus.
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  • Hepatitis B is liver inflammation caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). It can be chronic or acute, but most cases are chronic. This disease is easily spread through blood, saliva, and other body fluids.
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  • The risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia increases as you get older, especially after age 65. Many studies have found that staying physically, socially, and mentally active can reduce the risk of memory loss and other...
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  • Amnesia is a partial or total loss of memory.
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  • Dementia is a condition that affects the brain. A person with dementia displays diminished mental capabilities. These can include problems with memory, speaking and understanding speech (aphasia), planning, and performing other complex behaviors. ...
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  • Aphasia is a communication disorder that affects the brain's ability to use and understand language. Aphasia can interfere with your use of verbal and/or written communication.
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  • Memory change, or memory loss, is partial or complete loss of memory caused by a physical or psychological condition.
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  • Get the basic information about dementia. Learn about the causes, signs and what is being done to understand and treat dementia.
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  • Apathy is a lack of interest in life activities and/or interacting with others. It can affect a person's ability to keep a job, maintain personal relationships, and enjoy life.
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  • Seizures are changes in the brain's electrical activity that cause violent shaking and loss of bodily control. Bruises can result from injuries sustained during a seizure.
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  • Temporal lobe epilepsy is one of twenty different kinds of epilepsy. It is characterized by recurring seizures that stem from the medial or lateral temporal lobes of the brain.
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  • A broken bone, or a fracture, is a common injury. All broken bones require medical care. Learn what first aid care for suspected broken bones includes.
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  • A bone fracture occurs when excessive force applied to the bone causes it to break or shatter. There are many fracture types which depend on the injury circumstances. Symptoms include pain, swelling, a popping sound during injury, deformity, bruis...
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  • A fracture is a broken bone that typically occurs when a bone is impacted by more force or pressure than it can support. In an open fracture, the ends of the broken bone tear the skin.
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  • Many couples find that fertility treatments actually drive them apart, so before you begin trying to conceive, take time to talk with your partner.
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  • Infertility is defined as not being able to become pregnant after a year of trying, or after six months if you are 35 or older. One-third of infertility cases are due to male-only problems, one-third to female-only problems, and the final one-thir...
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  • Impotence is the inability to hold an erection. As a man ages, testosterone decreases, causing changes in his sexuality. This includes loss of libido and impotence, which can result in the inability to gain or hold an erection. Certain medical con...
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  • Statistics regarding impotence and erectile dysfunction are sketchy. As cited by Merck in the Merck Manual for Health Care Professionals, at least 10 to 20 million men in the United States alone suffer from erectile dysfunction. Experts believe th...
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  • An estimated 15 to 30 million men are affected by erectile dysfunction and frequent ED can be a sign of a bigger medical problem that needs attention.
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  • Peripheral neuropathy occurs when nerves malfunction because they're damaged or destroyed. You'll notice a tingling, numbness, or weakness, and possibly sweating, constipation, or diarrhea.
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  • Encephalopathy is a general term describing a disease that affects the function or structure of your brain. There are many types of encephalopathy and brain disease. Some types are permanent and some are temporary. Some types are present from birt...
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  • The symptoms of pericarditis are generally sharp and made worse by deep breathing. Sharp chest pain occurs when the inflammed pericardium rubs against the chest wall.
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  • Miscarriage (spontaneous abortion) is an event that results in the loss of a fetus during early pregnancy. There are many types and causes. Symptoms include heavy spotting, vaginal bleeding, abdominal pain, and more.
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  • Cardiac tamponade is a serious medical condition in which fluids fill the space between the sac around the heart and the heart muscle, creating pressure. Symptoms include anxiety, short breath, fainting, and more.
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  • Gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding is a sign that there is a problem in your digestive tract. Your digestive tract consists of the following organs: esophagus stomach small intestine large intestine or colon rectum anus GI bleeding can occur in any on...
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  • Dry skin is an uncomfortable condition marked by scaling, itching, and cracking. It can occur for a variety of reasons. Some people have naturally dry skin and may experience frequent symptoms. However, even the oiliest skin can get dry at times. ...
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  • Potassium is an electrolyte important to nerves and muscles, including the heart. High potassium, also known as hyperkalemia, is a condition that occurs when the blood contains too much potassium. This may cause fatigue, numbness, nausea, breathin...
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  • Skin infections can be caused by a wide variety of germs, and symptoms can vary in severity.
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