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Doctor insights on: Crestor And Kidney Disease

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Can chronic kidney disease increase my risk for coronary artery disease?

Can chronic kidney disease increase my risk for coronary artery disease?

Yes: Renal hypertension can be related and can aggravate cad. Treatment of hypertension is a part of the overall rx for cad. ...Read more

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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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Polycystic kidney disease and kidney stones, are they related?

Polycystic kidney disease and kidney stones, are they related?

Kidney stones: No but they can occur together. Cysts in the kidneys are not necessarily polycystic kidneys which is an inherited familiar disease. ...Read more

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Protein needs, renal disease and ulcer, not on dialysis?

Protein needs, renal disease and ulcer, not on dialysis?

Complex: Skin ulcerations require adequate circulation and nutrition to heal. Protein restriction is not appropriate in this circumstance. ...Read more

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Are cardiovascular disease and ischemic heart disease the same disease?

Are cardiovascular disease and ischemic heart disease the same disease?

Close: The way i define it is that cardiovascular disease refers to the present of plaque (arterial disease) in the arteries of the heart. Ischemic heart disease means that the disease in the arteries has now decreased the blood flow to the heart and is affecting how it functions. Ischemic heart disease is a subset of cardiovascular disease. ...Read more

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Female 61, ls heart failure, af thus metoprolol, history lifelong mitochondrial myopathy, pe, oa and nafld. Safe to take rosuvastatin for cholesterol?

Female 61, ls heart failure, af thus metoprolol, history lifelong mitochondrial myopathy, pe, oa and nafld. Safe to take rosuvastatin for cholesterol?

Who knows?: You present a unique group of disorders in which statins have never been tested. Individually, none of your disorders, including your liver disease, are contraindications to rosuvastatin. I would start it and check ck, alt and ast (the known toxicities) at 6 weeks and 6 months. ...Read more

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How many people with diabetic kidney disease develop total kidney failure?

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How many people with diabetic kidney disease develop total kidney failure?

20-40%: About 40% of type 1 diabetes patients with kidney disease will develop kidney failure within 20 years without strict blood pressure and glucose control. About 20% of type 2 diabetes patients with kidney disease will develop kidney failure within 20 years, but blood pressure control has seemed to be less effective in completely stopping progression in these patients. ...Read more

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Is diabetic retinopathy and kidney disease related to one another?

Is diabetic retinopathy and kidney disease related to one another?

Sort of: Diabetes causes the smaller blood vessels in the body to malfunction (microvasculopathy). This can occur in the retina (diabetic retinopathy), kidney (diabetic nephropathy), or nerves such as in the feet (diabetic neuropathy). ...Read more

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Are high blood pressure and kidney disease related?

Are high blood pressure and kidney disease related?

Yes: Untreated high blood pressure may cause kidney disease and vice versa some kidney diseases could cause high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Are kidney failure and diabetes inheritable?

Are kidney failure and diabetes inheritable?

Genetics: Both are. Certain forms of kidney disease have characteristic forms of passing from one generation to the next. If you have a 1st degree relative who has diabetes, your risk goes up quite high. ...Read more

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Usual dose of crestor (rosuvastatin) for 90yo with mild elevation of BP and renal damage, high good and bad cholesterol, prior stroke?

Usual dose of crestor (rosuvastatin) for 90yo with mild elevation of BP and renal damage, high good and bad cholesterol, prior stroke?

Crestor (rosuvastatin) Stroke: To a 90 old, who has paid her dues, with hypertension, hyperlipidemia & stroke. I feel, there is no need to give crestor (rosuvastatin). There is more risk than benefit. Crestor (rosuvastatin) dose is also adjusted with kidney function. No crestor (rosuvastatin), to this patient. ...Read more

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Diet for patient with chronic kidney disease?

Diet for patient with chronic kidney disease?

Diet for CKD patient: Try this website for food suggestions for patients with chronic kidney disease: http://www.Webmd.Com/a-to-z-guides/eating-plan-for-chronic-kidney-disease# good luck. ...Read more

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What re the symptoms of chronic kidney disease. What tests needed to check for chronic kidney disease and how much kidney function left.? Thanks.

What re the symptoms of chronic kidney disease. What tests needed to check for  chronic kidney disease and  how much kidney function left.? Thanks.

Subtle: Your kidney function is tested routinely whenever you get blood work done. The blood urea nitrogen and creatinine are the assays. The third test of kidney function is the ability to concentrate urine which isn't routinely done; the urinalysis looks for specific kidney problems and more. Early chronic kidney disease usually only produces vague feelings of ill health. ...Read more

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With brittle bone disease and kidney failure, is this fatal?

With brittle bone disease and kidney failure, is this fatal?

Not necessarily,: If kidney failure means on dialysis it is worse than if not on dialysis. At any rate need to control your phosphate levels and take your meds as prescribed to control you bone disease so no hip fracture will occur which will increase mortality. Control phosphate by no dairy products and control bean/ legume intake. Also, no cola including dr. Pepper, but root beer is okay. ...Read more

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How has crestor (rosuvastatin) been beneficial in the treatment of heart diseases?

How has crestor (rosuvastatin) been beneficial in the treatment of heart diseases?

Yes.: Crestor (rosuvastatin) has been shown to slow plaque buildup in arteries, or in some instances regression. It has been proven to reduce both the likelyhood of mis and strokes. ...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

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I have heart failure with ejection fraction 25% and on cyclosporin with elevated cholesterol and 3 vessel cad. Is it safe for me to take statin?

I have heart failure with ejection fraction 25% and on cyclosporin with elevated cholesterol and 3 vessel cad. Is it safe for me to take statin?

Can be a problem: Cyclosporin and statins generally do not mix well. Fluvastatin is the least likely statin to interact with Cyclosporin. Statin therapy is very important when you have severe coronary artery disease. So, consult your doctor about this. ...Read more

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Have statins been proven to prolong life and lower risk of heart disease?

Have statins been proven to prolong life and lower risk of heart disease?

Time and time again!: Yes indeed! Many trials over the past 20+years have confirmed this. Look up HOPE trial on the internet for example and you will see how strongly these agents appear to benefit those at risk. ...Read more

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Hypertension and kidney disease. Are these serious conditions?

Hypertension and kidney disease. Are these serious conditions?

Yes: Both are serious. Both can cause harm to organs and tissues; both can lead to stroke or heart attack or premature death. Kidney disease can generate hypertension and hypertension can cause or worsen kidney disease. ...Read more

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What is the causes chronic kidney diseases?

What is the causes chronic kidney diseases?

Many things: Chronic kidney disease is caused by many things. However, the top two causes are high blood pressure and diabetes. If you have any kidney disease, see your doctor. A blood test and urine analysis can narrow down and sometimes diagnose many of those causes. ...Read more

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Will i die from my kidney disease?

Insufficient info: There is not sufficient information in your message to address this serious a question. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of kidney disease?

What are symptoms of kidney disease?

Often no symptoms: Early kidney disease may not have any symptoms. For example, in diabetes, we check for micro-albumin (a protein ) in the urine. Patients don't feel it. If it's present, it suggests diabetic kidney disease. ...Read more

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I am very scared I have kidney disease?

I am very scared I have kidney disease?

See doctor...: Go to see doctor for reporting and evaluating why you feel scared of kidney disease, which can be assessed and verified with good history, physicals, urine and blood tests, etc. If indeed kidney disease does exist, doctor will guide you how to slow down the process of kidney disease. Meanwhile, practicing healthy lifestyle without overindulgence and obsession will benefit anyone immensely. Best. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of kidney disease?

Needs lab: Kidney failure is difficult to diagnose without laboratory test. The main clinical symptoms are loss of appetite, nausea, swelling, and sometimes itching. If you suspect that you have kidney disease, i suggest you see your physician when possible. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of kidney disease?

Depends on the cause: There are dozens of causes of kidney disease; some are limited to the kidneys themselves, while others are associated with other systems in the body. Chronic kidney disease may have no symptoms and can only be determined by laboratory testing. Other types may range from minor symptoms to major illnesses, and need to be evaluated by a kidney specialist, often along with other health care providers. ...Read more

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Effects of weight losage in kidney disease?

Good: In general the healthier you are the less stress on your kidneys and your body in general. ...Read more

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Which phosphorous binder works best for kidney disease?

Best binder: All phosphate binders (PB) lower phosphorous (P) when taken after meals. A lot of nephrologists seem to prefer using PB's that have no calcium (C) in them and that is because all dialysis patients are C overloaded. The main reason to use one PB over another is the pill burden. PB's that have fewer pills per dose may have an edge because patients will take them more regularly, which is important ...Read more

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Is gatorade linked to kidney disease?

Is gatorade linked to kidney disease?

No!: Gatorade is not linked to any kidney disease that I have seen or heard about in 20 years of nephrology practice. ...Read more

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What is the reason for kidney disease?

What is the reason for kidney disease?

Diabetes, High BP: Diabetes and high blood pressure are the most common causes for kidney disease. However there are very many other reasons the kidneys may be damaged or function abnormally. The kidneys not only remove toxic wastes from the body but also keep many things in balance including salt and water, blood pressure, potassium, pH, hemoglobin, uric acid, and many other critical body components! ...Read more

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What is kidney disease and what are the thing or ways to prevent it?

Kidney disease: Many causes. Most common are uncontrolled diabetes and hypertension. ...Read more

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Treatments of kidney disease?

Treatments of kidney disease?

Many: There are many causes there fore many treatments. Relief of mechanical obstructioin, control of blood pressure, immunsuppressants, control of diabetes, antibiotics, stone removal, plasma exchange. You need to tailor the treatment to your condition. ...Read more

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Is proteinuria a kidney disease?

Is proteinuria a kidney disease?

No: You're simply leaking protein into your urine. The most common single cause is that a few percent of people do this just by standing up. It's easy to rule this in or out and your phyiscian will probably begin your workup this way. ...Read more

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How can I prevent kidney disease?

How can I prevent kidney disease?

Healthy lifestyle: The most common causes of kidney disease is hypertension and high blood glucose. Thus making sure your blood pressure is controlled and that you watch your weight so you decrease your likelihood of becomming a diabetic will help. Also stopping smoking if you do smoke will help. Some forms of kidney disease are unavoidable though. ...Read more

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What is polycystic kidney disease?

See below: Polycystic kidney disease is a inherited disease in which fluid filled cavities ranging from microscopic to larger sizes upto 10-15 cm occur in the kidneys, causing them to grow very big and loose function. The patients may have no symptoms or present with blood in urine and sometimes kidney pain.Besides controlling high blood pressure there is no definitive treatment yet.Many studies are ongoing. ...Read more

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What is Polycystic Kidney Disease ?

Polycystic kidneys : Inherited disease of the kidneys where cyst develop causing the kidneys to enlarge and eventually not function properly ...Read more

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Can stage 1 kidney disease be curable?

Normal: Stage 1 kidney disease is normal renal function. There is no cure other than to not do damage to your kidneys with toxins or medications. ...Read more

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Is proteinuria a sign of kidney disease?

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Could be: Normal individuals excrete a small amount of protein (up to 100 mg for children, 150mg for adolescents, and 200 mg for adults in 24 hours). Significant proteinuria is associated with a whole host of kidney diseases, not necessarily serious though. Orthostatic proteinuria is an example of benign one. ...Read more

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Does kidney disease make you cough a lot?

Does kidney disease make you cough a lot?

Multifactorial.....: There are many reasons why a person with kidney failure might cough. Volume overload can result in fluid in the lungs which can produce a cough. Certain medicines that a renal failure patient might take, like ace inhibitors, have cough as a side effect. So, see your doctor so the cough can be diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

Previous Kidney Disease (Definition)

Polycystic kidney disease is a kidney disorder passed down through families in which multiple cysts form on the kidneys, causing ...Read more


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Rosuvastatin (Definition)

Rosuvastatin is a HMG-CoA enzyme blocker which is a kind of cholesterol/lipid ...Read more