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Does A Kidney Affect How The Insulin Is Absorbed Into The Body
No: The kidneys are responsible for the breakdown of Insulin whether it is secreted normally by the pancreas or taking by injection in a person with diabetes. If the kidneys begin to fail the breakdown of Insulin is slowed. In this setting a person with diabetes may need to take less insulin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Not really: It is not Insulin resistance that causes kidney disease but instead poorly controlled diabetes. The most common causes of kidney failure in the us are diabetes, high blood pressure, and age. Many patients with Insulin resistance have difficult to control diabetes and thus are more likely to be poorly controlled and therefore more likely to develop kidney disease. ...Read more
How long can a severe diabetic with a kidney transplant go without any medications i.E. Insulin, anti.Rejection?
Hope not to find out: This is one of those things nobody can predict for an individual, and nobody wants to be unfortunate enough to find out. Patients should always carry extra medication if traveling, and know how and where to get refills if out of town. For a severe diabetic, one day without meds is not good. ...Read more
Urinary pH: That is an excellent question. Research studies have shown that systemic diseases such as Type 2 diabetes cause an imbalance with ammonium formation and oxalate secretion in the kidney, resulting in a lower urinary pH that creates a microenvironment chemically more favorable for stone formation. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20400141 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1471772 ...Read more
Hi, i'm from malaysia, my dad is 72 yrs old, his sgr level 6 bld prssure 130..But tdy doc said nd insulin?Can ala n cinnmon help regulate imprve kidney?
Can too much magnesium glycinate chelate be absorbed in the body (with high doses) and cause permanent damage? Or do good kidneys filter it all out?
Likely filtered out: High dose magnesium can cause muscle weakness / fatigue / lethargy, but with good hydration, the kidneys will filter and excrete the excess over time. Use all medications / treatments according to dr's recommendations. Call poison center for specific advice and recommendations if concerned. ...Read more
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