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In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:
- What makes kidney function so essential to human life?
- How does the body respond during acute renal failure?
- What are primary causes of kidney infections?
- How do patients develop bladder and kidney stones?
- What are the symptoms and treatments for bladder and renal cancer?
- What parts of the body are typically affected by polycystic kidney disease?
1. How the Kidneys Regulate Acid Base Balance
Find out how your kidneys keep you alive by excreting acids and bases in conditions like respiratory acidosis, metabolic alkalosis, metabolic acidosis, and respiratory alkalosis.
2. Metabolic Alkalosis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
We'll learn what metabolic alkalosis is all about in this lesson and how the respiratory system tries to save you from this potentially life-threatening condition.
3. Metabolic Acidosis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
This lesson discusses a condition called metabolic acidosis, what causes it, how buffer and the respiratory systems are involved, what tests results reveal, and how it's treated.
4. Acute Renal Failure - Prerenal Failure & Its Effects On The Body
This lesson will mainly focus on the prerenal causes of acute renal failure, why they occur, how they influence the kidneys, and how this in turn causes problems in the body.
5. Acute Renal Failure - Intrinsic Renal Failure & Its Consequences
This lesson will focus on what intrinsic renal failure means, what can cause it, and how it differs from pre-renal failure. We'll also discuss some additional diagnostic and treatment strategies of acute renal failure not covered in other lessons on this topic.
6. Acute Renal Failure - Postrenal Failure & How It Alters The Body
This lesson will zero in on a particular form of acute renal failure known as postrenal failure, including covering its causes, signs, diagnostic tests, and treatment options.
7. What is Chronic Renal Failure? - Causes & Symptoms
This lesson will discuss chronic kidney disease, or chronic renal failure, as it was once more commonly called. We will have an overview of what it means and what it does to your body.
8. Infectious Causes of Kidney Disease
What is a kidney infection technically called? You'll find out in this lesson. You'll also learn what the main cause of a kidney infection is, the two routes it can be established, and how it is diagnosed and treated.
9. What Are Nephrotic and Nephritic Syndrome? - Signs & Consequences
This lesson will discuss two syndromes associated with diseases that affect the filters inside of the kidneys, the glomeruli. These conditions are called nephrotic and nephritic syndrome.
10. Cystitis and the Neurogenic Bladder
This lesson will cover two different conditions affecting the same organ. They are known as cystitis and neurogenic bladder. We'll cover what they are, what symptoms they cause, and how they are treated.
11. Kidney and Bladder Stones: Types, Causes, Signs & Treatments
This lesson will discuss the causes of the formation of urinary tract stones, including kidney and bladder stones, as well as how they are diagnosed and treated.
12. Renal Cancer: Causes & Symptoms
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a type of kidney cancer that will be the focus of this lesson. You will learn where it microscopically originates from, what it clinically is, and how it can physiologically impact a person's body.
13. Bladder Cancer: Symptoms and Treatments
In this lesson, you will learn about bladder cancer, including the most common forms of bladder cancer, what transitional epithelium is, and how to help distinguish bladder cancer from other forms of urinary tract disease.
14. Polycystic Kidney Disease: Affected Locations, Signs & Treatments
This lesson will discuss an inherited disorder known as polycystic kidney disease as well as the latest understanding of why it occurs in people with this condition and how it can be diagnosed and treated.
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Other chapters within the Pathophysiology: Help and Review course
- The Basic Components of Pathophysiology: Help and Review
- The Consequences of an Aberrant Immune System: Help and Review
- The Pathophysiology of Neoplasia: Help and Review
- Skin-Related Pathology: Help and Review
- Trauma and Injury to the Nervous System: Help and Review
- Major Disorders Involving the Nervous System: Help and Review
- Congenital Cardiovascular Defects: Help and Review
- Acquired Cardiovascular Abnormalities: Help and Review
- Pathologies of the Respiratory System: Help and Review
- Important Renal Anatomy and Physiology: Help and Review
- Conditions Affecting the Gastrointestinal System: Help and Review
- Metabolic Derangements: Help and Review
- Blood Disorders - Anemia: Help and Review
- Hematological Maladies: Help and Review
- Blood Cancers: Help and Review
- Alterations of the Musculoskeletal System: Help and Review
- Reproductive System Disorders: Help and Review
- Clinical Test Results - Cells and Blood Proteins: Help and Review
- Clinical Test Results - Organ Function and Health: Help and Review
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