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Can HGH help people with kidney disease and diabetes?

Can HGH help people with kidney disease and diabetes?

Kidney and growth: While growth hormone will not improve kidney disease and is a diabetogenic medication, we use it in children who have poor growth due to renal failure. It helps to promote longitudinal growth in such patients who would otherwise be small. The use of hgh in children with growth failure secondary to kidney failure is fda approved. ...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 have been having stomach pain, upper left quadrant pain, low back pain intermittently for last month. I also get nauseous when laying on my stomach. My gallbladder was removed years ago. I do have hypertension, first stage kidney disease and diabetes. I

I have been having stomach pain, upper left quadrant pain, low back pain intermittently for last month. I also get nauseous when laying on my stomach. My gallbladder was removed years ago. I do have hypertension, first stage kidney disease and diabetes. I

Lots of Info: U say Stomach, I assume U mean abdominal. Gall bladder removal does not prevent gallbladder disease, still can have gravel & Pancreatitis (Bloating?). Left Quad pain? constipation. Diabetes predisposes to Neuro-pathy which can affect everything. Incl. GI tract & Muscles. U Need fiber & osmotic bowel supplement at times. U need examination by Internist & blood test to get prop specialist triage ...Read more

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What are some early warning signs of diabetes-related kidney disease?

What are some early warning signs of diabetes-related kidney disease?

Microalbumin: The first sign is the appearance of microalbumin in your urine. This is easily detected in a urine test and will tell your doctor to put you on a medication that will lower your blood pressure and "protect" your kidneys to reverse or prevent worsening of the kidney disease. ...Read more

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Will kidney disease from diabetes cause problems if pregnant?

Will kidney disease from diabetes cause problems if pregnant?

Yes: See your endocrinologist immediatly if you have diabetic kidney disease and think you are pregnant! ...Read more

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Where can I find information about kidney disease & the relationship between having diabetes?

Where can I find information about kidney disease & the relationship between having diabetes?

Suggestions: Diabetes is the most common reason for development of kidney disease and for why people need dialysis. I would suggest these links:

http://nkdep. Nih. Gov/learn/kidney-disease-basics. Shtml

http://www. Kidneydoctorbradenton. Org/. ...Read more

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Could you describe how the chronic kidney disease secondary to diabetes mellitus works?

Could you describe how the chronic kidney disease secondary to diabetes mellitus works?

Process: It progressively worsens the kidneys. Starts out by ruining different filters, first more urine, then start peeing proteins called albumins. This stage is called 'microalbuminuria'. As diabetic nephropathy progresses, increasing numbers of glomeruli are destroyed.
All this happens throughout the years. ...Read more

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My friend is suffering from mild kidney disease due to diabetes, will beer help improve his kidney function?

My friend is suffering from mild kidney disease due to diabetes, will beer help improve his kidney function?

Probably not.: The one positive effect from beer is that it causes the urine to become more dilute, possibly helping dissolve kidney stones. ...Read more

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11/10 GFR tested 43, 12/5 GFR 39. No symptoms, no hbp 111/68, diabetes or heart disease. Doc 86'd nabumatone, testblood 1 wk. Do I have kidney disease?

11/10 GFR tested 43, 12/5 GFR 39. No symptoms, no hbp 111/68, diabetes or heart disease. Doc 86'd nabumatone, testblood 1 wk. Do I have kidney disease?

Maybe: Estimating glomerular filtration rate from a spot serum creatinine is subscientific and I'm not the only physician who wishes it wasn't routinely reported. If you're a big person, especially a bodybuilder, you may be fine. But this is worth following up with at least repeat labs, urinalysis and perhaps a test of urine concentrating ability before you're a 'kidney patient.' hoping for the best. ...Read more

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What is the best nursing care plan for chronic kidney disease secondary to diabetes mellitus?

What is the best nursing care plan for chronic kidney disease secondary to diabetes mellitus?

Diabetes: Chronic kidney disease is a long term complication of dm. I am afraid there is no nursing care involved, but appropriate medications, can postpone the need for dialysis depending on the severity of illness. ...Read more

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Could a doc please explain me how the chronic kidney disease secondary to diabetes mellitus works?

Could a doc please explain me how the chronic kidney disease secondary to diabetes mellitus works?

Trauma: THe simplest way is to consider the delicate kidney and its filtering system. Now think of a sugar granule all sharp and jagged. At 200 your sugar will pass into the urine the higher your glucose goes the more sugar you pass and the more these sugar granules traumatize the delicate kidney. That's is the easiest way to answer this in 400 letters ...Read more

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Information on stage 5 chronic kidney disease for female aged 62 yrs and dcmp of 38%, type 2 diabetes and hypertension?

Information on stage 5 chronic kidney disease for female aged 62 yrs and dcmp of 38%, type 2 diabetes and hypertension?

Ask existing doctor.: For her best benefit, all the concerns in this question should be directed to the existing doctors because s/he would know more specifics & relevance about her health than anyone online, who at best just give some sporadic info which potentially leads to more unwanted confusion, anxiety, fear. So, ask existing doctors timely. To help understand life reality, peruse articles in www. Formefirst. Html ...Read more

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Is stem cell being done to treat diabetes 2 and kidney disease. How effective it is. Shud one consider it as a treatment. Help.

Is stem cell being done to treat diabetes 2 and kidney disease. How effective it is. Shud one consider it as a treatment. Help.

Not ready yet: Stem cell treatment is not ready yet for treating diabetes or kidney disease. You would be better off seeing an endocrinologist and following her/his advice about diet, exercise, weight loss and medications. ...Read more

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Can leafy greens cause protein in urine? Can BV or yeast cause protein in urine? My issue is not diabetes or kidney disease.

Can leafy greens cause protein in urine? Can BV or yeast cause protein in urine? My issue is not diabetes or kidney disease.

No: Neither leafy greens no bacterial vaginosis per se cause protein in urine. How much protein is there? A trace may be within normal limits. ...Read more

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My symptoms match kidney disease, creatine. 98 and.94; GFR 63and76 dif. Labs a day apart. No hbp, diabetes. If stage 2 too early for symptoms? Normal ct

My symptoms match kidney disease, creatine. 98 and.94; GFR 63and76 dif. Labs a day apart. No hbp, diabetes. If stage 2 too early for symptoms? Normal ct

Stage 2 CKD: Sound like you have stage 2 chronik kidney disease. Lots of possible reasons besides diabetes. Family history and meds you've taken in the past may play a role. Your doctor will sort this out for you and you should be just fine. ...Read more

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mom is 87. she has afib, had chf, and now out of the blue gfr 26.6 bun 26 creat 1.7 bp normal no diabetes. Stage 4 chronic kidney disease. Surprise!

mom is 87. she has afib, had chf, and now out of the blue gfr 26.6 bun 26 creat 1.7 bp normal no diabetes. Stage 4 chronic kidney disease. Surprise!

Complicated: This is very difficult to answer because it's a complicated situation. Rather than answer, I would defer to whatever doctor knows her care the best. A sudden increase creatinine might be due to a reversible cause however Stage 4 CKD means chronic and irreversible. ...Read more

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18 yrs, girl no diabetes, or high bp, no family history of ckd. Symptoms of kidney disease like nausea, too much peeing. Is it likely that I have ckd?

18 yrs, girl no diabetes, or high bp, no family history of ckd. Symptoms of kidney disease like nausea, too much peeing. Is it likely that I have ckd?

CKD not likely: Hi. No, CKD very unlikely, but so easy to test for. Up at night peeing? Nausea? I'd bet more on a high blood sugar! See your doctor sooner than later. Most type 1 diabetes DOESN'T have a family history (although there are striking exceptions to that generalization). Good luck! ...Read more

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My heart feels like it is going to beat right out of my chest. I a minute, it will skip 5 to 6 times. I can't get an accurate pu family history: diabetes, heart disease, bleed out stokes, kidney disease, bi-polar, dirks disease

My heart feels like it is going to beat right out of my chest. I a minute, it will skip 5 to 6 times. I can't get an accurate pu family history: diabetes, heart disease, bleed out stokes, kidney disease, bi-polar, dirks disease

Palpitations: Palpitations (irregular heart beats) can be caused by multiple conditions. It is important that you have an ekg and be evaluated. Electrolyte disturbances in our blood (sodium, potassium), medications, thyroid condition or even underlying heart disease can cause palpitations. Sometimes the easiest thing is to have your local firefighters run a rhythm strip for you, and they will advise if you need to go to the hospital. If you feel lightheaded, faint, have any chest pain or symptoms, then you need to be seen as an emergency. ...Read more

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I have stage 3 kidney disease Gfr 34, went to dr Wednesday and had labs done, labs show glucose 109 Is it to late to stop it from type 2 diabetes?

I have stage 3 kidney disease Gfr 34, went to dr Wednesday and had labs done, labs show glucose 109 Is it to late to stop it from type 2 diabetes?

No: 109 fasting is suggestive of pre diabetes although you do need another abnormal lab to make the diagnosis. This is the best time for you to make lifestyle changes to reverse the course of sugar abnormalities. If you make the right changes, you can go back to normal and not progress to diabetes. ...Read more

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What is life expectancy for someone with stage 4 kidney disease, hepatitis c, diabetes and not making enough red cells? My aunt is 47.

What is life expectancy for someone with stage 4 kidney disease, hepatitis c, diabetes and not making enough red cells? My aunt is 47.

Of all the diseases: You mention, hepatitis c is probably most deadly, but it depends on severity of disease. Kidney failure can be treated with dialysis, diabetes with insulin, and anemia with transfusions. But liver failure can only be treated with transplant. ...Read more

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My mom has hypertension, diabetes, chronic kidney disease and carotid artery disease. Recently her creatinine levels have increased - last reading was 2.4 with GFR of 16 and BUN of 39. Her nephrologist determined that there were no real issues going on wi

My mom has hypertension, diabetes, chronic kidney disease and carotid artery disease. Recently her creatinine levels have increased - last reading was 2.4 with GFR of 16 and BUN of 39. Her nephrologist determined that there were no real issues going on wi

Its complicated: It is not unusual to see these fluctuations in a patient with multiple chronic conditions due to impact of multiple medications. Make sure that the doctor determines that she is not experiencing medication side-effects. ...Read more

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I have low potassium (3.2.). I don't have diabetes, kidney disease, diarrhea, or vomiting. I don't have a low magnesium level. I don't use diuretics. What could be the cause of my low potassium?

I have low potassium (3.2.). I don't have diabetes, kidney disease, diarrhea, or vomiting. I don't have a low magnesium level. I don't use diuretics. What could be the cause of my low potassium?

Low k: hypokalemia is shift inside cells, increased losses either Gut or kidney and low intake with some loses. Based on your info you need a full exam and a urine study to assess for losses by the kidney. Also what is your BP and serum bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). This information offers clues. Suggest see a kidney doc for work up. All this is assuming all your labs were repeated and low k was persistent. ...Read more

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Can people with kidney disease take Skelaxin (metaxalone)?

Can people with kidney disease take Skelaxin (metaxalone)?

Here are some...: There has been no known study on how to use Skelaxin (metaxalone) in patients with kidney disease, which is a very vague concern and so better to refer the concern in the question to kidney function as expressed in GFR. Nonetheless and generally speaking, it is a good practice to take it at less than 400 mg and titrate its dose to clinical response. More? Ask your prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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What kind of cooking oil is best for people with kidney disease? I use canola but im guessing it's not the best choice lol

What kind of cooking oil is best for people with kidney disease? I use canola but im guessing it's not the best choice lol

Olive, coconut and..: Olive oil is healthy for cooking at low temperature but is not healthy when exposed to high heat. For higher heat I recommend coconut oil, which has many health benefits and does well at high temperatures. Hi-oleic safflower oil is also good for high temperatures. See http://integrativemed. Kumc. Edu/school-of-medicine/integrative-medicine/health-topics/healthy-cooking-oils. Html
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Is grape seed extract safe for people with kidney disease?

Is grape seed extract safe for people with kidney disease?

Grape seed extract: Is a good water soluble anitoxidant, ANS should be safe for kidneys. It would be prudent with any change in supplementation to check kidney function on a regular basisi. ...Read more

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Can usable vitamin a be used for people with kidney disease?

Can usable vitamin a be used for people with kidney disease?

Ask your Doc!: Vitamins are metabolized by different organs in the body. Vitamin a is typically metabolized by the liver and at high levels it is toxic to the liver. Please ask your nephrologist before venturing on the vitamin usage. ...Read more

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Should people with kidney disease track blood bio-markers regularly? Which patients and which bio-markers? How often? Why?

Should people with kidney disease track blood bio-markers regularly? Which patients and which bio-markers? How often? Why?

Why?: Any time my trainees order tests my question back to them is "what will you do with the results? " and "how will that alter your management of the patient? " for patients to monitor their own lab values is generally harmless but most commonly of little help. "why? " was your last and most appropriate question. Good luck. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What herbs are used to fight and cure kidney disease?

What herbs are used to fight and cure kidney disease?

No herbs: There is no sufficient evidence by research studies to recommend any herbs to prevent or cure kidney disease. However there are studies showing herbs can cause kidney disease. It is best to show the herbal supplements to your doctor to advise you. In my opinion, no herbal product is safe as there are no safety studies with many of the herbal products. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of mpgn type 2 (kidney disease)?

What are the symptoms of mpgn type 2 (kidney disease)?

See below: Mpgn is short for membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis.This is a pattern of kidney injury seen on kidney biopsy. High blood pressure, swelling of legs all whole body and loss of kidney function with more symptoms like anorexia, nausea depending on stage of kidney function loss. ...Read more

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