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ive been been using diet pills for almost 5 years and havibg problems with my kidneys recently chronic infections could i be at risk of kidney damage?

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Dr. Joseph Gutman
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Wow...: You'd think that after using "diet pills" for 5 years you'd come to the conclusion that they either do not work, or the problem should be solved surgically is your BMI is over 38. Most of these molecules do not have a direct toxic effect on the kidneys, and certainly not infection. Yet many of these can elevated your blood pressure and result in a reduction of your kidney function

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