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51 yo male. Mild chf, ef of 50. Kidney failure caused by meds. Creatinine returned to 1.6 after meds stopped. Are my kidneys severely damaged?

51 yo male.  Mild chf, ef of 50.  Kidney failure caused by meds.  Creatinine returned to 1.6 after meds stopped.  Are my kidneys severely damaged?

Some damage: Stage 3 of chronic renal failure consists of egfr 45-59 (3a) or 30-44 (3b).Rememember that egfr is an estimate (more info on egfr) and may require a correction for (black) race. Most patients with stage 3ckd are older and only a minority go on to get more serious kidney disease.Increased rate of heart attacks, strokes. Need to be closely followed by physician.Stage4, 5 are more severe renal failure. ...Read more

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Chronic Kidney Disease (Definition)

Chronic kidney disease (CKD), also known as chronic renal disease, is a progressive loss in renal function over a period of months or years. Chronic kidney disease is identified by a blood test for creatinine. Higher levels of creatinine indicate a decreased capability of the kidneys ...Read more


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What's the cure to hypokalemic periodic paralysis, hypocalcemia, hypertension, panic disorder and renal parenchymal disease? I have these.

What's the cure to hypokalemic periodic paralysis, hypocalcemia, hypertension, panic disorder and renal parenchymal disease? I have these.

Health Ed: There is no way that a physician can answer these many questions in 400 characters or less. Please break down into separate questions & ask one per entry. Please resubmit. ...Read more

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I'm 22, female, type 1 diabetic 20 years & graves disease. Had baby 12/2 & sick for month. Angina, irregular heartrate, syncope, short of breath. Help?

I'm 22, female, type 1 diabetic 20 years & graves disease. Had baby 12/2 & sick for month. Angina, irregular heartrate, syncope, short of breath. Help?

PCP visit: I would suggest having your thyroid function tests obtained, and an evaluation for autoimmune disease. The other test that you should have while you are at the PCP, is an EKG. ...Read more

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Aunt kidney problem creatinine 17. Kidney size normal dr. Says chances of revival ofkidney function. Biopsy sent. Passes urine.Can kidney revive age60?

Aunt kidney problem creatinine 17. Kidney size normal dr. Says chances of revival ofkidney function. Biopsy sent. Passes urine.Can kidney revive age60?

Creatinine of 17?: Are you sure that your aunt's creatinine (c) is 17, not 1.7? If her c is 17, she should be on dialysis. A biopsy would not be done in someone that high a c. If the c is 1.7, it seems that she had a glomerulonephritis, the cause of which needs to be determined for a diagnosis and prognosis. The best way to get more information about your aunt is to call the doctor who ordered the renal biopsy. ...Read more

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EGD today showed severe gastritis & slow motility. Zero food x13 days. severe N/V. down 22lbs in 3 months no constipation. Can gastritis cause this?

EGD today  showed severe gastritis & slow motility. Zero food x13 days. severe N/V.  down 22lbs in 3 months no constipation. Can gastritis cause this?

Your system is out o: As far as the gastritis and slow motility your doctor must tell you what to do. No food at all for 13 days will cause you to lose a bunch of weight. Sounds like you need a good trial of antacid medical treatment. So kits time to quit treating yourself and talk to your doc. ...Read more

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Pat.With dm and ht present with ischemic cva(> 1/3 MCA distribution) ECG show af. When we start anticoagulant?

Pat.With dm and ht present with ischemic cva(> 1/3 MCA distribution)  ECG show af. When we start anticoagulant?

Good question: There is multitude of factors affecting anticoagulant therapy, patient's current physicians will analyze these factors and they should make the decision. Good luck. ...Read more

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Help me, 59yrf-dercum's disease, lymphedema, ans disorder, heart disease- mi x3, 10+herniated discs, autoimmunity, gastroparesis, duodenitis w nodule?

Help me, 59yrf-dercum's disease, lymphedema, ans disorder, heart disease- mi x3, 10+herniated discs, autoimmunity, gastroparesis, duodenitis w nodule?

Too many issues here: If you do have all these listed problems, you need a good internist to take care of you and guide you further. Health matters get complicated if you truly have more than one or 2 ailments and you need long term care for any such diseases that are chronic in nature. You need a good primary care doctor to guide you for the long term. ...Read more

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Positive test to epstein barr 3 yrs go. Had 'post viral syndrome' since. Symptoms: ongoing flu and malaise. Elevated rf, liver enzymes. What can I do?

Positive test to epstein barr 3 yrs go. Had 'post viral syndrome' since. Symptoms: ongoing flu and malaise. Elevated rf, liver enzymes. What can I do?

See specialists...: A rheumatologist and an infectious disease specialist can evaluate to see if more can be done to decrease symptoms. A hepatologist (liver specialist) can help if there is ongoing liver damage. An immunologist (specialist in immune system disorders) may have some helpful ideas also. ...Read more

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What is the average life expectancy for a type 1 diabetic (has had diabetes for 35 + yrs) with end stage renal disease, and is on dialysis?

What is the average life expectancy for a type 1 diabetic (has had diabetes for 35 + yrs) with end stage renal disease, and is on dialysis?

Depends: Any answer that includes a definite number would be questionable from my point of view; as it would probably not consider the subpopulations' future attitude and compliance, not to mention current overall health status/genetic of this "cohort". Meaning, life expectancy at this point may vary wildly for many reasons. It would be more useful to just optimize treatment in a multidisciplinary fashion. ...Read more

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I had an acute asthma attack, administered oxygen, morphine, and 3 other meds, enlarged heart. Should i take oxygen?

I had an acute asthma attack, administered oxygen, morphine, and 3 other meds, enlarged heart. Should i take oxygen?

No: O2 should be prescribed by a pulmonary physician after finding that your o2 levels are low. Low o2 mean severe pulmonary or heart disease. Reason should be investigated. You need to stop smoking asap. It is not helping and is worsening your condition. I suspect you may have a combination of chronic lung disease/ reactive airway/ heart condition. Consult an internist/lung specialist soon. ...Read more

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What is your life expectancy opinion. Male 47 yrs old alcoholic but, stopped alcohol in jan. 2014. Diagnosed chronic pancreatitus with 60% damaged.

What is your life expectancy opinion. Male 47 yrs old alcoholic but, stopped alcohol in jan. 2014. Diagnosed chronic pancreatitus with 60% damaged.

Cannot answer: It is impossible to acurately predict life expectancy. However, chronic pancreatisits is often related to alcohol dependency. Congratulations for stopping drinking. Addictions can be challenging. I recommend that you get help to remain sober. ...Read more

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Abdominal bleeding symptoms ? Weakness feeling from stomach to limbs, headache , fatigue. ? What else would cause symptoms ?

Abdominal bleeding symptoms ? Weakness feeling from stomach to limbs, headache , fatigue. ? What else would cause symptoms ?

There are: Many causes of weakness, fatigue, and headaches, abdominal bleeding is an unlikely cause. More likely, it is anemia or thyroid, kidney, or liver problem. It could be almost anything. Consult a doctor. ...Read more

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I have lam disease -a rare lung disease. Just diagnosed w/atrial flutter &prescribed metoprolol tartrate. Any lung side effects from new med 2 watch 4?

I have lam disease -a rare lung disease. Just diagnosed w/atrial flutter &prescribed metoprolol tartrate. Any lung side effects from new med 2 watch 4?

Beta blockers: In sensitive patients with reactive airway disease, beta blockers may trigger airways spasm leading to asthma-like symptoms such as shortness of breath and wheezing. ...Read more

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Do HIV acute symptoms go away in 3 days?.

Do HIV acute symptoms go away in 3 days?.

They can: Acute HIV infection symptoms are very nonspecific (fever, sore throat, etc) and can come and go quickly. If you had a high risk exposure, it is important to obtain testing. ...Read more