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Azotemia (High Blood Nitrogen Levels) - Frequently Asked Questions

Last Updated on Jun 28, 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which doctor should I consult for azotemia?

You should consult a urologist or nephrologist.

2. What is the average life expectancy of patients on dialysis?

5-10 years.

3. Which substances accumulate in the blood in azotemia?

These include nitrogen waste products such as urea and creatinine.
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4. Can azotemia be caused by dehydration?

Yes.

5. At what blood creatinine level should dialysis be started?

For adults it should be ≥10 mg/dL and for children ≥2 mg/dL.

6. What is FENa?

Fractional excretion of sodium (FENa) is the amount of salt (sodium) excreted through urine relative to the amount filtered and reabsorbed by the kidney. It is not a test but a calculation based on sodium and creatinine levels in the blood and urine. FENa values less than 1% indicate decreased blood flow to the kidney, which can happen with kidney damage during dehydration or heart failure. FENa values greater than 1% suggests damage intrinsic to the kidney itself.

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