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What is a good hepatitis-c herbal treatment for kidney patient?

What is a good hepatitis-c herbal treatment for kidney patient?

None: There are many advertisements discussing 'herbal medications' or 'detox your liver naturally', however be cautious as these supplements/herbals or online products cause more harm than good than actually 'help' the liver as they claim. I would not recommend any herbal supplements. See a hepatologist for discussion of the new hep c treatments as we can cure > 90% of patients now. ...Read more

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Creatinine (Definition)

Creatinine is a byproduct of creatine phosphate, which is present in muscles. Creatinine levels increase if the ...Read more


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Could Ayurveda medicine be reliable for CKD patients with high creatinine level of 9?

Could Ayurveda medicine be reliable for CKD patients with high creatinine level of 9?

Adjunct only: This is a traditional system of healing that's interesting but can't be expected to restore lost kidneys any more than it would enable you to grow new teeth. Often the most helpful feature is the relationship with the practitioner. Don't spend too much money. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for high creatinine other than dialysis?

Is there a treatment for high creatinine other than dialysis?

Treat the cause: Kidney disease is the most likely cause of high creatinine. Treating obstruction of the urinary tract, infection of the kidneys and possible drug damage or autoimmune diseases like lupus need to be considered before committing to life long dialysis. A discussion with your doctor is needed. You need to be certain that you need dialysis in order to tolerate the life style changes coming to you. ...Read more

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Help please! is dialysis the only treatment for high serum creatanine?

Help please! is dialysis the only treatment for high serum creatanine?

High creatinine: Before one starts dialysis, a 24 hour urine for creatinine clearance is done to quantify one's glomerular filtration rate (gfr). If the GFR is. ...Read more

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What herbal treatment lowers cholesterol?

What herbal treatment lowers cholesterol?

Nothing: Nothing that approaches the level of improvement provided by medicines. HOWEVER: diet, EXERCISE and weight loss are the ticket for a better lipid profile, independently of medications. Unfortunately: there are no shortcuts!!! ...Read more

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What hypertensive treatment works for a patient with coexisting chf, high cholesterol and iddm?

What hypertensive treatment works for a patient with coexisting chf, high cholesterol and iddm?

ACE inhibitor: An ACE inhibitor would be anti hypertensive of 1st choice in a pt with said profile bc of its cardio and Reno-protective benefits. If a dry cough, side-effect develops, an angiotensin receptor blocker ought to be tried next. ...Read more

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What hypertensive treatment works for a patient with coexisting chf, high cholesterol and iddm?

What hypertensive treatment works for a patient with coexisting chf, high cholesterol and iddm?

ACE or ARB: Any of them would work but ace or arb would also treat the chf and protect the kidneys so they would be a first choice. ( one or the other, not both). Most patients need more than one drug. ...Read more

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Any expert recommendations for prescription low testosterone treatment?

Any expert recommendations for prescription low testosterone treatment?

Low Testosterone ,me: There are several brand name testosterone products available. There are injections which do not provide a smooth level of testosterone. Better are the topicals of which there are many. Cheapest is in the form of a cream or gel which can be compiled by your local pharmacy on your doctors prescription. The brand products are much more expensive and arguably no better. ...Read more

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Please explain what herbal treatments would work for lowering cholesterol?

Please explain what herbal treatments would work for lowering cholesterol?

Depends: if cholesterol is mildly elevated and the pt is low risk then herbals may be fine. The higher risk pt with significantly higher cholesterol levels will most likely need a statin. some of the "natural " remedies include : plant stanols,Red rice yeast, garlic,fish oil, high fiber foods,Metamucil etc are some other non -pharmaceutical options. ...Read more

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What's an alternative medicine for treating high blood sugar?

What's an alternative medicine for treating high blood sugar?

Depends: How high is your blood sugar? If greater than 200 , but you are less than 40 and not overweight you need to see a doctor. If you are overweight, your best alternative medicine is to change lifestyle alternative medicine might be fine, 1st see a doctor. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for high bilirubin levels?

What's the best treatment for high bilirubin levels?

UV light: Generally, this is a problem with newborns, where they have high bilirubin. In this setting, they are exposed to uv light to decrease it. ...Read more

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Is ganoderma safe to use for high blood presssure w/ medications?

Is ganoderma safe to use for high blood presssure w/ medications?

No: Ganoderma will increase the effectiveness of other blood pressure medications and can drop your blood pressure dangerously low. ...Read more

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Please answer! what natural remedy can be recommended for a low thyroid homrone level?

Please answer! what natural remedy can be recommended for a low thyroid homrone level?

Thyroid hormone: Hi. If you are hypothyroid (i.e., elevated TSH and low normal or low free T4, except in rare cases of pituitary hypothyroidism), the ONLY thing that works is thyroid hormone replacement! Nothing is more "natural" than levothyroxine...it's atom-for-atom identical to the l-thyroxine the healthy thyroid gland synthesizes and secretes. The l-thyroxine dose is adjusted until your TSH is normal. ...Read more

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How effective is a low-protein diet for treating chronic kidney disease?

How effective is a low-protein diet for treating chronic kidney disease?

Best to say, a bit.: without an exam, I can only give general information. while low protein diet is recommended, the benefits are mild mainly because most causes of chronic kidney disease (diabetes) we cannot forestall continuing injury. Protein takes kidney effort to get rid of. less kidney effort if lower protein intake. ...Read more

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Potassium lvl of 2.8 w/ 80 meq of potassium a day? Takes spirolactone, trimeterine and others for chf. Causes for this? Treatment options?

Potassium lvl of 2.8 w/ 80 meq of potassium a day? Takes spirolactone, trimeterine and others for chf. Causes for this? Treatment options?

Lasix (furosemide)?: This is clearly a abnormal. Potassium losses like this have to be distinguished between GI losses from diarrhea or renal losses. A trans tubular potassium gradient can help. ...Read more

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What BP medication is best for compromised kidney patient?

What BP medication is best for compromised kidney patient?

It depends: In severe kidney damage the ace inhibitors and arbs can cause dangerous rise in potassium levels but in earlier disease when you have mainly protein in the urine they are the best. Drugs for late stages would be calcium and beta blockers and diuretics. ...Read more

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