Postrenal Azotemia and Receiving Social Security Disability
Postrenal azotemia is the third kind of azotemia. The first two are prerenal azotemia and renal azotemia.
Azotemia is a medical condition that involves abnormal levels of nitrogen-containing compounds like creatinine, urea and various body waste compounds and other nitrogen-rich compounds in your blood. This has to do with not enough filtering of your blood by your kidneys.
Azotemia is also a clinical sign of a larger condition known as uremia. Uremia refers to illnesses that go along with kidney failure. Theses include conditions like acidosis, anemia, hyperkalemia, hypertension and hypocalcemia.
Azotemia is a fairly common problem. This is especially true for people that are in the hospital. Hospital acquired azotemia occurs in around 5% of all hospital admissions.
Postrenal azotemia is characterized by abnormal levels of nitrogen-containing and nitrogen-rich compounds in your blood just like the other two types of azotemia. The type of azotemia that you have is determined by what is causing your condition.
All three types of azotemia have some features in common. For example, all three types of azotemia are characterized by a decrease in the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) of your kidneys and increases in your BUN (blood urea nitrogen) and creatinine serum concentrations. The BUN-to-creatinine ratio is one of the things that help identify the type of azotemia you have.
There are different effects that postrenal azotemia may cause. Some of these are:
Pain or urgency with urination
Difficulty in urinating
Urine that is dark or red blood-tinged
Chills and fever if you have an infection
Swelling in your ankles or feet
Weakness and fatigue with extreme muscle weakness
The effects caused by postrenal azotemia and/or conditions resulting from or along with it can debilitating. It may be why you or a loved one is disabled.
Do you or your loved one need help because of your disability? Do you need financial help?
Who can you turn to? Who can you look to for the financial aid that you need? Where will it come from?
Have you or your loved one applied for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits from the Social Security Administration because of the disability caused by postrenal azotemia and/or conditions along with or as a result of it? Were you denied?
You or your loved one may be thinking about appealing the denial by the Social Security Administration. If you do, remember this.
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