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Can the blood pressure meds lisinproil do damage to your body and cause toxic things to happen to your kidneys.

Can the blood pressure meds lisinproil do damage to your body and cause toxic things to happen to your kidneys.

Not usually but Yes!: 22 y/o female asks can the BP med lisinopril do damage to your body and cause toxic things to happen to your kidneys. Not usually but there is a long list of possible side effects especially Cough, Headaches w- w/o Blurry Vision/Confusion/Dizziness/Drowsiness w/ lethargy, Low BP also. Yes kidneys can be affected w sluggishness causing a rise in Blood Potassium, Creatinine, BUN...If Pregnant seeMD ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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I just drank 45 oz of water in one sitting within 5 minutes... Could this cause kidney failure or water toxicity?

I just drank 45 oz of water in one sitting within 5 minutes... Could this cause kidney failure or water toxicity?

No and Yes: Drinking too much water will not cause kidney failure. Depending if there are other medical conditions too much water could cause your sodium level to decrease to an unsafe level, anyhow assuming there are no other abnormalities your kidneys should be able to get rid of the extrawatwer up to 20 lit per day. ...Read more

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How do I know which herbal food supplements are toxic to the kidneys?

How do I know which herbal food supplements are toxic to the kidneys?

Herbals and kidney: Chinese herbals are kidney toxic. Be wary of most herbals that are created by mixing various substances. Do not take any herbals without first consulting a reliable source on the Internet or in a library. ...Read more

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What is the best way to gain weight without overdosing on protein that an be toxic to the kidney? 5'5 ft 98 lbs trying to get to 120lbs

What is the best way to gain weight without overdosing on protein that an be toxic to the kidney? 5'5 ft 98 lbs trying to get to 120lbs

More calories intake: Protein does not increase weight. Nor does it cause toxicity, unless all you eat is proteins or have kidney disease. Need balanced high calorie diet. Need carbohydrate, fat and protein. A gram of fat gives more than double calories of either protein or carbohydrate. Fast food is an excellent way to gain weight. Need to see you doc to rule out a disease causing weight loss like hyperthyroid! ...Read more

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Is protein toxic to kidneys?

Is protein toxic to kidneys?

Excessive protein,: Such as the atkins or paleo diet, over works the kidneys and can lead to kidney failure. Normal protein amounts from a plant-based diet are not harmful to the kidneys. Check out www. Drmcdougall. Com. ...Read more

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Can green tea harm your liver/kidneys etc.? I read it can be toxic so I stopped drinking it

Can green tea harm your liver/kidneys etc.? I read it can be toxic so I stopped drinking it

Green tea: Or any tea can be acidic, thus harsh. IF you have no medical problems their is no problem. Get good quality at health food store. If loose leave and from another country blue sure to wash the leaves w/boiling water before brewing tea. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I've only been urinating like twice a day little output I also have pain on right side could there be something wrong with kidney I was toxic w/lithium?

I've only been urinating like twice a day little output I also have pain on right side could there be something wrong with kidney I was toxic w/lithium?

Lithium toxicity?: You do not list any medical conditions associated with lithium use. Assuming your info is correct, acute lithium toxicity usually presents with:
diarrhea
dizziness
nausea
stomach pains
vomiting
weakness
you may also have central nervous system symptoms depending on how much lithium you took:
coma
hand tremors
incoordination
muscle twitches
slurred speech
seizures
please seek medical help asap. ...Read more

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Is water good for kidneys & bladder as a means to filter toxics? Is it true it's vital to drink lots of water in the morning to flush out the filth?

Is water good for kidneys & bladder as a means to filter toxics? Is it true it's vital to drink lots of water in the morning to flush out the filth?

In short, Yes: About one ounce of water per kilogram of body weight (if you weigh 150 pounds, 75 ounces of water -- 9 cups) is considered appropriate. There is "water" in many things however, so it doesn't have to be just free water. It is good for kidneys, bladder, heart, colon and your skin. You should drink throughout the day, not just morning! ...Read more

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Is dark urine only a sign of dehydrated kidneys or could it be a sign of liver toxicity? Have been taking more muscle relaxers than usual & worried.

Is dark urine only a sign of dehydrated kidneys or could it be a sign of liver toxicity? Have been taking more muscle relaxers than usual & worried.

Dark urine could be: A sign of many possible y defying conditions. It seems as if you need to have some basic blood work to check liver and kidney function first. Also you may want to ease up on the muscle relaxers and try physical therapy. ...Read more

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What causes a low GFR of 57 in kidney?

What causes a low GFR of 57 in kidney?

Poor kidney function: Acute or chronic renal failure, kidney diseases and early end stage kiden disease, urinary obstruction at any level, arteriosclosis, lete stage renal artery stenosis, polycystic renal disease, after shockwave lithotripsy in a solitary kidney, loss of a kidney, pyelonephritis, kidney tuberculosis, severe reflx nephropathy. ...Read more

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What would cause my kidney enzymes to be low?

What would cause my kidney enzymes to be low?

Low kidney enzymes?: Kidneys do not have enzymes that are measured in the blood. If you have a low bun, you may be on a very low protein diet or are overhydrated. If your creatinine is low, you may have very little muscle mass or be over-hydrated. If this does not answer your question, please name to the enzymes you are referring to. ...Read more

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Potassium is chronically low (3.0) when its checked. ECG shows flattened T waves. Kidneys are functioning normally. What could cause this?

Potassium is chronically low (3.0) when its checked. ECG shows flattened T waves. Kidneys are functioning normally. What could cause this?

Usually it means: That you are losing too much potassium from either your GI tract or in your urine. It's very uncommon for hypokalemia (low potassium) to stem from poor dietary intake. There are multiple hormonal issues that can cause this and primary issues with the kidney (with noted intact creatinine clearance). Due you have any other metabolic issues like alkalosis? ...Read more

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What is the cause of low attenuation lesion in your kidney?

What is the cause of low attenuation lesion in your kidney?

Several causes: Can be a cyst or several possibilities; best to check with your doctor or see a nephrologist. ...Read more

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If you have a kidney that is functioning low will it cause pain and could that pain be on your left side and low back just above the waist?

If you have a kidney that is functioning low will it cause pain and could that pain be on your left side and low back just above the waist?

Maybe: A "low functioning" kidney, by itself, should not cause pain. BUT, a kidney infection or a kidney stone COULD cause exactly the kind of pain you're having. Either way, it must be evaluated by your physician ASAP to make sure it's not something serious. ...Read more

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Can high cholesterol alone cause low kidney functions?

Can high cholesterol alone cause low kidney functions?

Not likely.: It is not likely to diminish kidney function by itself, but it might eventually lead to atherosclerosis which could ultimately stop blood flow if really bad and make the kidney (s) ischemic reslting in loss of function. This may not be common as atherosclerosis that bad would affect the heart and other organs first. Things like hypertension and diabetes are likely to affect the kidneys sooner. ...Read more

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Doctor says I have low kidney function. What can cause this?

Doctor says I have low kidney function. What can cause this?

Diabetes, high BP: Common causes of kidney disease-diabetes, hypertension, kidney stones, blockage in the kidney and urinary system. Other disease- lupus, medications like painkillers (advil, aleve (naproxen) etc). First you have to find out the severity of kidney disease and look for cause. It may be reversible. ...Read more

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Does kidney stones cause low enery levels?

Does kidney stones cause low enery levels?

Possible: The size and location of a stone determine the effects it has on the patient and on the kidney. The amount of pain associated with the stone, possible associated infection, and duration of the stone episode all may contribute to causing a patient to feel washed out with poor energy levels. ...Read more

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Is aspirin in low dose the safest NSAID that causes less harm to the kidneys and liver?

Is aspirin in low dose the safest NSAID that causes less harm to the kidneys and liver?

Not sure.: All of the NSAID's carry approximately the same toxicity when given at equivalent dose. The major concern is renal and not liver toxicity. ...Read more

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I inhaled an expo dry erase marker hard as a joke, should I be worried about toxic exposure or dangerous chemicals? It said non-toxic but worried.

I inhaled an expo dry erase marker hard as a joke, should I be worried about toxic exposure or dangerous chemicals? It said non-toxic but worried.

Depends: Worry more about the pollution in the air you breathe everyday; the chlorine, fluoride, and other chemicals in your water, the lead, dioxins, pesticides, and mercury in the food you eat. Don't worry so much about the marker, just don't do it again. ...Read more

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Low phosphorus levels during a kidney stone episode. Is this normal w/ stones? All other bloodwork is normal? What causes this?

Low phosphorus levels during a kidney stone episode. Is this normal w/ stones? All other bloodwork is normal? What causes this?

Low phosphorus: How much below normal was your blood phosphours (p) level? A common major cause of a low serum p is hyperparathyroidism (h). The major route of p excretion in normal patients is the urine, and urinary p is increased in h patients. Other causes of low p are alcoholism, decreased dietary intake of p in protein and vit d intoxication. Ask the doctor who ordered your blood for more info about our p. ...Read more

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How do I find out if I have rhabdomyolysis? I have continual decreased kidney function and low egfr 55. Could excessive exercise be the cause?

Not likely: Rhabdomyolysis is a very specific condition associate with severe muscle pain or weakness leading to release of muscle protein in the blood stream so as to essentially clog the kidney channels.
It causes acute kidney failure with brown urine and usally requires dialysis support or high rate IV fluids. It does not happen in a slow fashion with progressive damage.
A blood test called CPK is high. ...Read more

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Can medullary sponge kidneys cause low bone marrow count?

No: Medullary sponge kidney is a very benign condition that does not disturb the function of the kidneys. It is mainly a radiological abnormality and can be associated with kidney stones of small variety usually in the kidney it self visible as small calcifications.
It should not affect your bone marrow in any way. ...Read more

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Hypercalcemia: is that caused by low kidney function, prob. With the spleen, pth or what?

Hypercalcemia: is that caused by low kidney function, prob. With the spleen, pth or what?

Work up: You need to be worked up to figure out the cause. It could a couple different things. ...Read more

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Can lupus cause low calcium and low potassium. Is this a sign of kidney trouble?

Can lupus cause low calcium and low potassium. Is this a sign of kidney trouble?

No: Lupus can cause almost any symptom or problem. Low potassium and calcium would be very unlikely. Usually with kidney problems related to lupus potassium goes up not down. ...Read more

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I have a low potassium problem and kidney stones problem. Is my hypokalemia the cause of my kidney stones? Or the other way?

I have a low potassium problem and kidney stones problem. Is my hypokalemia the cause of my kidney stones? Or the other way?

Unlikely: A potassium-wasting problem might be due to kidney tubular / parenchymal damage from infection related to kidney stones, but in this case you would have been told of this by your physicians. If your potassium is actually significantly below the healthy range, this is serious and no physician would let it go without a full workup. You have a right to a thorough explanation from your doctor. ...Read more