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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rakesh Lattupalli
23 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Loosely coined term: It is a loosely coined term but most refers to blood tests to evaluate kidney function and usually include bmp- basic metabolic panel plus, phosphoro ... Read More
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Dr. Alok Agrawal
34 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Blood test: It is a blood test in which the sodium, potassium, chloride, total carbondioxide ( bicarbonate), urea nitrogen, creatinine, sugar, calcium, Albumin an ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Renal function: The better the renal function, the better the overall prognosis. As people age, they lose some renal function (change in muscle mass, senescence of t ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Oswari
24 years experience Family Medicine
Yes it can: It's a good idea to have a baseline renal function test (bun/creatinine) when one is on colchicine.
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Dr. Tracy Lovell
21 years experience Rheumatology
See below: Colchicine or Colcrys is cleared by kidneys and if your kidneys are weak you more apt to have side effects such as low white blood cell counts.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeremy Gitomer
29 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Equilibrium: The kidneys determine the amount of urine you make. If you are dehydrated they hold on to fld by concentrating the urine, if you drink excessively t ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Belis Aladag
15 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: It depends on the root cause of the renal impairment as some are not reversible. In general, it is a good idea to stay well hydrated, however.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
33 years experience Cardiology
Hypotn decreares fxn: Low blood presure to the kidneys causes the kidneys to malfuntion. The kidneys need a large blood volume with an adequate pressure to perfuse and fun ... Read More
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Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Nephrologist: Impaired kidney function is serious. The cause must be determined. I recommend that you consult a nephrologist for evaluation and treatment. Appropri ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
40 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Not much, but: Need a follow up ultrasound in a few years to see if increasing suggestive of polycystic kidney disease (pkd). If this is the case there is a chance t ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Treat infection: Gentle hydration, adjust meds for kidney function and age, control symptoms, avoid unnecessary hospital stays, have realistic expectations. Ask about ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
EGFR: The eGFR is not nearly as good as a true 24 hr urine collection for a creatinine clearance. The e stands for ESTIMATED. The urine will give you your ... Read More

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