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What happens when lupus turns for the worst and you end up having a heart attack and kidneys start to fail?

What happens when lupus turns for the worst and you end up having a heart attack and kidneys start to fail?

Alternative therapy: You evaluation will clarify why you have these changes. If the lupus activity increased then antilupus therapy is changed to a more intense program. But lupus patients are at risk for atherosclerosis which can also cause a heart attacks. Kidney failure can be due to lupus but other reasons can cause renal failure including medications, hypertension, atherosclerosis. The evaluation will clarify. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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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How lupus damages organs like kidneys, heart, brain or skin?

How lupus damages organs like kidneys, heart, brain or skin?

Works on self: your body and immune system is working against each other that is why the multi system involvement as you mentioned ...Read more

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Will i be able to have another baby with lupus, sjögren's syndrom, intestrnial cystitis , sponge kidneys and irregular heart beat?Will it make it worse?

Will i be able to have another baby with lupus, sjögren's syndrom, intestrnial cystitis , sponge kidneys and irregular heart beat?Will it make it worse?

Impossible to answer: This question needs to be addressed with the doctors who care for you. There is no possible way a doctor on the internet without a complete history and test results can even begin to offer an opinion. ...Read more

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My mom's lower legs have been swelling. BP 163/80 pulse 49. Hist lupus and overweight. Chances heart failure ?lupus attacking kidneys? Waiting on labs

My mom's lower legs have been swelling. BP 163/80 pulse 49. Hist lupus and overweight. Chances heart failure ?lupus attacking kidneys? Waiting on labs

Need echocardiogram: right heart failure with pulmonary arterial hypertension should be ruled out, start with an echo in addition to other testing by a specialist who treats this disease which is life threatening. ...Read more

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Had stroke heart attack seizures trmors liver damage and now auto immune hypothyroidis this lupus?

Had stroke heart attack seizures trmors liver damage and now auto immune hypothyroidis this lupus?

Not likely 2b SLE: Some of these conditions could be related. None of these necessarily means lupus though. Atrial fibrillation is a common cause of stroke, and stroke is the most common cause of seizures in adults. ...Read more

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What is the best food for heart liver and kidney?

What is the best food for heart liver and kidney?

Variety: A well balanced diet. The mediterranean diet (which you can google for details) is associated with lower all-cause mortality over the long run. ...Read more

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Liver, kidneys and heart have all been ruled out through tests but i still have severe edema. I've gained 76lbs in a year. Help me?

Liver, kidneys and heart have all been ruled out through tests but i still have severe edema. I've gained 76lbs in a year.  Help me?

Edema: Unclear where the edema is. If it is in the lower extremities then consider lymphedema. Also would looks at hormonal causes like adrenal or thyroid problems. ...Read more

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Bilatral leg odema , more on rt.Side, normal liver, heart, kidneys .Causes?

Bilatral leg odema , more on rt.Side, normal liver, heart, kidneys .Causes?

Edema: Need to be concerned about veins, varicosities, venous insufficiency, venous obstruction all are possible. Are you obese? An exam to look for mechanical obstruction and checking the proteins in your blood as well as any meds your taking will also be needed. ...Read more

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What is the maximim limit (in years) to which human lungs, kidneys, heart , liver can work ideally?Plzz rply

What is the maximim limit (in years) to which human lungs, kidneys, heart , liver can work ideally?Plzz rply

Indefinitely: Thee is no defined limit. How you treat your body, secondary illnesses and genetics all play a role in life expectancy and how long are body parts will work. Take care of it and it will take care of you. ...Read more

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Does Zoloft have bad side affects long term? Like kidney ,heart, liver disease?

Does Zoloft have bad side affects long term? Like kidney ,heart, liver disease?

Few side effects: Zoloft (sertraline) is an antidpressant SSRI that rarely can lead to inflammation of the liver or other allergic reactions. Main side effect occurs with sudden withdrawal (reduce dosage gradually) or the so-called "serotonin syndrome" if taken with other drugs that increase the likelihood of this side effect. ...Read more

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How long do results take for CBC test and liver and kidney and heart function test to come back?

How long do results take for CBC test and liver and kidney and heart function test to come back?

Testing time: Time to do the tests is about an hour. However, when you take into account the time it takes the blood to get to the lab and the paper work associated with it, about 4 hours is a reasonable turn around time. How long it takes your doctor to inform you of the results is variable. ...Read more

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Started Prozac (fluoxetine) 2 months ago. Weight up about 2 lbs with no lifestyle change. Heart, kidney, liver ok. Is this probably Prozac (fluoxetine)? Or normal variation?

Started Prozac (fluoxetine) 2 months ago. Weight up about 2 lbs with no lifestyle change. Heart, kidney, liver ok. Is this probably Prozac (fluoxetine)? Or normal variation?

Not necessarily: When people are depressed they frequently have poor appetite and lose weight. So it stands to reason when their treatment ( in this case the effect of Prozac (fluoxetine) ) begins to work they may regain their appetite and start to gain weight. There are other potential reasons for gaining weight so this should be a topic of discussion with your doctor. ...Read more

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If someone in their 70's has kidney failure, double pneumonia and liver and heart trouble as well as colitis and dehydration, recovery possible?

If someone in their 70's has kidney failure, double pneumonia and liver and heart trouble as well as colitis and dehydration, recovery possible?

Many things involved: It sounds like you are dealing with a complicated situation. It is possible to recover from complicated medical problems, but much depends on the individual's baseline health. Is this an acute illness, or has the person been chronically ill for a long time? "simple" interventions like rehydrating a patient, adjusting their electrolyte balance, and giving antibiotics may work wonders. Good luck. ...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