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Crestor And Kidney Disease
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
With liver disease or live failure or disease with the liver what are the symptoms for kidney failure please
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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