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Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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I have foamy urine for a few months intermittently. Am diabetic (6.2 HbA1C). No microalbumin in 24 hour and spot urine test. What could be the problem?

I have foamy urine for a few months intermittently. Am diabetic (6.2 HbA1C). No microalbumin in 24 hour and spot urine test. What could be the problem?

Foamy urine: I am not sure of the cause of foamy urine a kidney specialist would be helpful. Regarding A1c at 6.2 you are doing OK. That said, you must get to work with a top notch Endocrinologist who will work diligently with you to get rid of diabetes for ever. Yes, it can and should happen! ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my test says hba1c 11.76 and spot urine microalbumin 76. blood sugar pp 335. what does it mean?

What do you suggest if my test says hba1c 11.76 and spot urine microalbumin 76. blood sugar pp 335. what does it mean?

Poor control!: Hi. Those numbers mean you're in really poor control and the diabetes (and probably blood pressure) may have already done some early kidney damage. Get your diabetes (and blood pressure and lipids) in tight control to prevent or delay REALLY BAD outcomes! It's the best time in history for treating diabetes! Don't lose the opportunity to save eyes, kidneys, feet, heart, etc. And see an eye doctor! ...Read more

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My father is 55 year old . His blood test result of hba1c is 7.6%. And urine microalbumin level 85 mg/l . Is it normal? ? If not so how to control it.

My father is 55 year old . His blood test result of hba1c is 7.6%. And urine microalbumin level 85 mg/l . Is it normal? ? If not so how to control it.

High HbA1c : Your father has two problems. One is poorly controlled diabetes and the other is proteinuria. (p). P has ominous implications. Patients with significant p have an increased incidence of renal failure, stroke and cardiac disease. Have a nephrologist collect his urine to see how much protein is in it/day. He will need to be on ace-i or arb's to lower it. Have his glucose controlled so his hb1ac. ...Read more

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Test results :glucose : 162 glycated hba1c : 8.8 urine sugar : nil potassium : 5.6 please suggest how to avoid high potassium levels.?

Test results :glucose : 162 glycated hba1c : 8.8 urine sugar : nil potassium : 5.6 please suggest  how to avoid high potassium levels.?

Low potassium diet: Avoid potatoes, tomato sauce, squash, oranges, bananas. But, it is important to know why your potassium is high? Kidney disease? Medications? You did not mention your creatinine level. Check with your doctor. It is likely that you are taking ace inhibitors like lisinopril, other ....Prils? Also if you have swelling, cautious water pill use can be a safe way to decrease potassium levels. ...Read more

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Hba1c 8.8 ptassium-5.8 creatinine76(0.86) sodium-141 urine sugar&ketones nill please sugest what's the causing high potassium?

Hba1c 8.8 ptassium-5.8 creatinine76(0.86) sodium-141 urine sugar&ketones nill please sugest what's the causing high potassium?

Check meds: There are some medications that can elevate potassium in blood, such as ace inhibitors, arbs, some water pills. Check with your pcp if you are taking any of those. And make sure you have blood repeated, since hemolysis can falsely elevate potassium. ...Read more

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My creatine is 0.7 my urea is 21 albumin in urine nil but my micro albumin is 42 am i fine. I am diabetic my hba1c is 6.3.

Doing well overall: Your blood work appears good and you have trace proteinuria which is common in diabetic kidney disease. Keep your diabetes and blood pressure in good control. You also will need to take lisinopril, losartan or something similar to prevent and delay kidney damage from diabetes. ...Read more

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Hemoglobin A1c (Definition)

It helps determine the average blood sugar over a long period of time, about 2 or ...Read more