What supports the diagnosis of chronic renal failure instead of acute renal failure? Give reasons from George’s history; his signs/symptoms. The terms acute and chronic are terms used by medical specialist to describe the amount of time that the illness as lasted. Chronic meaning a long time such as a month or longer while acute means a short period of time from days up to a couple of weeks. So the fact that George began noticing issues with his blood pressure being harder to control then normally lasting over a month indicates that is when the renal issues began. One of the function of the kidneys is to regulate blood volume and pressure. With this information the diagnosis of Chronic renal …show more content…
Which electrolyte balance was diagnosed? Which lab results support this diagnosis? Is there anything else in Betty’s history that would support this diagnosis?
Normal Magnesium levels range from 0.7 to 1.1 mmol per liter. Betty's levels were 3 mEq/L which would indicate she has Hypermagnesemia. Neuromuscular toxicity is the most consistently observed complication of hypermagnesemia. Increased magnesium decreases impulse transmission across the neuromuscular junction producing the “pins and needles” feeling Betty has been experiencing in her legs.
What foods would the doctor recommend Betty eat? Why?
The doctor may advise limiting certain foods: most nuts and nut butters; soybeans, tofu, lentils, kidney
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beans and pinto beans; collard greens, kale, spinach, avocados and potatoes with the skin on; millet, brown rice, bran, wheat germ, oatmeal and whole wheat bread; dried apricots, raisins and bananas; and milk, yogurt, chocolate and cocoa powder. The doctor would advice Betty to eat grains that are