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My A1c is 6.2 as a result of taking 2 pills of metformin. Should i now take 1 to reduce chances of liver damage or kidney failure? Please advise.

My A1c is 6.2 as a result of taking 2 pills of metformin. Should i now take 1 to reduce chances of liver damage or kidney failure? Please advise.

No: You should continue treatment of your metformin as it is well tolerated. You doctor can follow up on routine blood work to evaluate for the concerned conditions. You a1c is currently right at goal of < 7. If you remain at this range or lower and your diet improves or you lose weight then you doctor might find it appropriate for you to reduce you dose. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Why does liver failure sometimes cause kidney failure?

Why does liver failure sometimes cause kidney failure?

Liver and Kidney: Its a great question and complicated. The syndrome is called hepatorenal syndrome which is often because the amount of blood flow to the kidney is lessened which causes kidney injury- is a simple explanation. It also may be related to the reasons that liver failure ensued: for example hepatitis, drug overdose, toxins etc. Great question! ...Read more

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What can cause kidney and liver damage?

What can cause kidney and liver damage?

Broad question: Damage to liver by alcohol, hepatitis infections/drugs can affect kidney function. Certain disease like lupus, sarcoidosis, cystic disease , Wilson disease, can affect both organs.The list is long.. Need a specialist to evaluate the cause ...Read more

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Does taking warfarin for a DVT cause kidney or liver damage?

Does taking warfarin for a DVT cause kidney or liver damage?

No, not really.: Warfarin interferes with your body's ability to clot blood, so it is useful in people who have blood clots or in those who my be susceptible to abnormal clotting. In very very rare cases, warfarin may have been associated with a type of kidney damage, but this association is not well understood and even controversial as to its very existence. Routine monitoring of kidney function is adequate. ...Read more

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I'm 22 don't drink or smoke but my urine sometimes is dark yellow how likely is kidney cancer the cause? or liver damage if I haven't smoked

I'm 22 don't drink or smoke but my urine sometimes is dark yellow how likely is kidney cancer the cause? or liver damage if I haven't smoked

Urine color can be: A tip to something wrong, but dark amber urine usually means it is concentrated, and you have not drank enough water. Liver does excrete bile and bilirubin and it can be filtered into urine, but at levels where your skin and eyes would be yellow. Smoking is bad, but unlikely to be related. A urinanalysis can answer these questions and answers cheaply and accurately. ...Read more

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How long can you live with liver and kidney failure?

Depends: There has been a large amount of literature that has come out regaarding the elderly with advanced kidney disease and delaying dialysis. People actually do bette rwithout dialysis if they have no symptoms related to kidney failure(volume overload, uremia, etc). Some patients can live years without significant symproms or compromise, while others may need dialysis earlier. ...Read more

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How long can a person live with liver and kidney failure?

How long can a person live with liver and kidney failure?

Depends.: Depends on the severity and reversibility of these. This is a dangerous combination of organs to be failing and should be followed closely by doctors. ...Read more

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With liver disease or live failure or disease with the liver what are the symptoms for kidney failure please

With liver disease or live failure or disease with the liver what are the symptoms for kidney failure please

Kidney failure : Symptoms don't appear until very very late. The best way to determine it is to get a blood test. Serum creatinine level is easiest test for kidney function. ...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


Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Failure (Definition)

The kidneys do several tasks. Dialysis is necessary when one or more of the following occur, that can't be remedied or palliated with medications: 1. Insufficient clearance of daily toxins in food and metabolic waste 2. Insufficient clearance of excess water 3. Dangerous electrolyte imbalance, ...Read more