Kidney Failure

CheckPoint: Kidney Failure

o What is happening to Ms. Jones’s kidneys, and why is it causing the observed symptom?

Mrs. Jones kidneys have stop working which means her kidneys are no longer able to remove the waste from blood. This means that all these things are building up and becoming very toxic for her health.

o What other symptoms and signs might occur?
  She could start to have headaches, swelling in her legs and feet. She could becomes nausea start have G.I. discomfort and even go into cardiac arrest.

o What is causing Ms. Jones’s kidney disease?

Mrs. Jones just underwent a major surgery which reduced the blood flow to her kidneys and sent her body into surgical shock.

o What are possible treatment options and prognosis?
Restore blood volume and treat her for any type of infection and send her dialysis while restricting her fluid intake her condition should get better.

o Why is the condition of Mr. Hodges’s kidneys affecting the rest of his body?

Your kidneys help regulate you body’s water and remove toxins from the blood. If your kidney can no longer do this then the toxins begin to build thus causing you to become ill. The will be too much potassium in your blood which eventually leads to heart problems. Too much fluid buildup which will cause acute swelling.
High blood pressure due to fluid buildup and the list goes on and on.

o As his chronic renal failure worsens what other symptoms and signs might occur in his respiratory, digestive, nervous, and urinary systems?

Mr. Hodges may start to suffer from nausea, vomiting and problems with vision. He could have drowsiness, breath odor or problems sleeping at night. There could also be convulsions and go into a coma.

o What is causing Mr. Hodges’s kidney disease?

Mr. Hodges has congestive heart failure so his heart is unable to supply enough blood flow to meet his body’s needs.