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Doctor insights on: Beta Thalassemia Connected To Kidney Disease

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Could one prevent beta thalassemia disease?

Could one prevent beta thalassemia disease?

Yes: Beta thalassemia disease is prevented if beta thal carriers do not have children with one another (if they have children together, some children will be normal, some carriers, and some have disease). The other, less desirable way, is to test fetuses during pregnancy and abort the fetuses who have beta thal major.

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Are low level kidney diseases and high protein diets connected?

Are low level kidney diseases and high protein diets connected?

See below: I am unclear about your question, but if you mean does high protein diet cause quicker deterioration of kidney function, then the answer is potentially yes.

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Can a female with Hb H disease marry someone with beta thalassemia trait? What are the possible results in terms of genetics percentages?

Can a female with Hb H disease marry someone with beta thalassemia trait? What are the possible results in terms of genetics percentages?

Sure: Anybody can marry anybody. Since HgbH disease involves the alpha genes and beta thal minor involves the beta genes, I would not be concerned. However, you might do well to be certain that neither partner carries the other person's trait as well masked by what's already diagnosed. Sit down with a competent clinical geneticist.

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How does kidney disease cause tinitus, my doctor said it could be connected.

How does kidney disease cause tinitus, my doctor said it could be connected.

Bit of a stretch but: OK....I can understand why your doctor would say that because CKD can in fact cause peripheral neuropathies which is the likely mechanism behind the tinnitus. But it's certainly not anywhere close to the most common symptoms. Has your doctor looked at other causes such as medications, infection, and of course the most common cause, hearing loss....Huh? HEARING LOSS!

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Is hb e beta thalassemia cureble? Is it a trait or disease?

Is hb e beta thalassemia cureble? Is it a trait or disease?

Genetic disorder: Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3237252/ "the disorder is characterized by marked clinical variability, ranging from a mild and asymptomatic anaemia to a life-threatening disorder requiring transfusions from infancy. "...."careful tailoring of treatment is required for each patient, and that therapeutic approaches should be re-assessed over-time." not curable. Look at website-.

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If one parent has hb e beta thalassemia and the other is normal, is their child can get disease?

If one parent has hb e beta thalassemia and the other is normal, is their child can get disease?

No: The normal parent will give his or her normal gene to their baby. That means the baby will have one abnormal and one normal gene, meaning the baby would be a "carrier" of one bad gene and not suffer the actual disease. The only way the baby would end up with 2 abnormal genes is if the gene from the normal parent got altered by a new mutation... Which is unlikely to happen.

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I've beta thalassemia minor and my husband have e trait. Is it necessary to test our baby? Is there any chances to get disease of our baby?

I've beta thalassemia minor and my husband have e trait. Is it necessary to test our baby? Is there any chances to get disease of our baby?

Not likely: Unless your infant is showing signs of anemia, you may do an hemoglobin electrophoresis at any time after several months of life. Fetal hemoglobin (normal) is usually present in decreasing amounts until around 18 months. Once the electrophoresis is done, you will know your baby's hemoglobin type. Discuss with your doctor.

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How do we know which baby will be suffered from hgb e/beta thal disease? Any chances about my 1st baby? Bcoz we are e trait and beta thalassemia couple

How do we know which baby will be suffered from hgb e/beta thal disease? Any chances about my 1st baby? Bcoz we are e trait and beta thalassemia couple

It's random: Each time you conceive a child, a random assortment of genes from each parent goes into making up junior's genome. This is basic biology but still often needs to be reviewed. It's good for folks with any thal variant to take enough folate, (folic acid) but you should be taking that iron if and only if you are actually iron deficient or clearly need to supplement. Glad you're learning and proactive. Good luck.

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My baby have hb e/beta thalassemia? Is it sickle cell disease?

No: It is not sickle cell disease. It is a "hemoglobinopathy" or genetic disorder of hemoglobin...And it can cause anemia. Sickle cell has malformed red blood cells that become "sickle" shaped and can get stuck in organs and vessels and cause pain. E/beta thalassemia is different.

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Ct scan showed Small vessel Ischemia. Cardioglogist quadruppled beta blocker after EKG. How does the ischemia effect my Kidney disease (stage 4)?

Ct scan showed Small vessel Ischemia. Cardioglogist quadruppled beta blocker after EKG. How does the ischemia effect my Kidney disease (stage 4)?

Vessels in both: Without an actual exam, I can't give specific medical advice on your particular health. Same things affect vessels EVERYWHERE. So, while strokes, or heart attacks don't hit the kidney. The same bad vessels are in all organs. Hi BP, diabetes, and cholesterol all clog vessels everywhere and affect all the organs (heart, brain, kidney). Treatable. Or such bad heart disease, no blood gets to kidney.

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My baby have hb e /beta thalassemia and seizure disorder. Are both of they are related?

Probably not: According to the literature, beta thalassemia is not known to cause seizures. Ask your doctor to be sure. For information, visit http://www. Uptodate. Com/contents/thalassemia-the-basics.

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What are some of the more common kidney diseases?

What are some of the more common kidney diseases?

Diabetes: Diabetes, chronic infections and hypertension would top the list.

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What can be initial symptoms of kidney diseases.?

What can be initial symptoms of kidney diseases.?

Vague: Kidney failure is notorious for causing very vague nebulous symptoms sometimes like, fatigue, insomnia, nausea, decreased appetite, metallic taste in the mouth, etc. I have a more comprehensive list on my blog at http://www. Kidneydoctorbradenton. Org/2013/04/what-are-signs-and-symptoms-of-ckd. Html.

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Does garlic treats kidney disease?

Does garlic treats kidney disease?

Indirectly: Garlic tends to lower body cholesterol and inflammation, thus blood flow to kidneys may improve slightly by keeping arteries to kidneys somewhat cleaner. May also reduce any inflammatory swelling in kidneys as in pyelonephritis. Otherwise, in itself does not dieectly treat kidney disease.

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What heavy metals cause kidney disease?

What heavy metals cause kidney disease?

Heavy Metals: The extent of kidney damage caused by heavy metals depends on the dose, route and duration of exposure. Cadmium (Cd), mercury (Hg), lead (Pb), platinum (Pt), and Chromium (Cr) and they can cause heavy metal nephropathy and the severity could range from tubular dysfunction to renal failure/death.

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What are common symptoms of kidney disease?

What are common symptoms of kidney disease?

Asymptomatic: It depends on the cause of the kidney disease. Some may present with swelling of the legs, face, others with blood tinged urine, however most often, early kidney disease are asymptomatic. Protein in the urine is one of the earliset signs of kidney disease followed by increase in serum creatinine on blood tests. If you suspect, please see your doctor to get the blood and urine tests.

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Please recommend the best herbs for kidney disease?

Please recommend the best herbs for kidney disease?

None: No known herbs for kidney disease. Based on your baseline kidney function anything such as a mega dose of vitamin C or a large dose of Mg or phosphate containing laxative could be dangerous for remaining kidney health. There is an increase incidence of Chinese herbal nephropathy. Before using anything checks your kidney function and check with your doctor.

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What biochemical tests are needed if kidney disease?

What biochemical tests are needed if kidney disease?

Blood and urine: Urinalysis with tests for protein, glucose, blood, bilirubin, pH and specific gravity, blood tests for na, k, cl, creatinine, urea, bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) are a good starting point. Many other tests may be needed depending on these chemistry tests as well as hematology and urine microscopy, ultrasound and serologic testing.

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