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I have arterial hypertension and polycystic kidney disease bilateral and I am on olmesartan 10mg and lercanidipine 20mg for 10 years & high sgpt help?

I have arterial hypertension and polycystic kidney disease bilateral and I am on olmesartan 10mg and lercanidipine 20mg for 10 years & high sgpt help?

Pkd: Achieving control of your BP is essential. Goal BP is 130/80. You may need more omlesartan or another med added. Avoid salt. Achieve ideal body weight. Do not smoke. The elevated SGPT indicates some liver cysts, most likely. These usually are not harmful. ...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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Are low level kidney diseases and high protein diets connected?

Are low level kidney diseases and high protein diets connected?

See below: I am unclear about your question, but if you mean does high protein diet cause quicker deterioration of kidney function, then the answer is potentially yes. ...Read more

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Hb is high at 17.1(16) and my upper side of face is turning reddish from last forty days, is it some serious issue of kidney diseases and if so then?

Hb is high at 17.1(16) and my upper side of face is turning reddish from last forty days, is it some serious issue of kidney diseases and if so then?

If: You smoke, that can stimulate hg counts to o up'. In kidney disease, the hg typically goes down due to decreased epo. So the face issue may have another source, have it checked. ...Read more

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I apparently have a kidney disease but don't know why. High bp?

I apparently have a kidney disease but don't know why. High bp?

Could be: High BP can cause kidney disease, even if you are already on BP meds. Kidney disease can also cause high bp, which can then cause a viscious cycle of sorts. If you have kidney disease and high bp, it is important to have regular f/u with your kidney doc to treat both conditions optimally. ...Read more

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Since I have kidney disease should I stop eating high protein foods?

Since I have kidney disease should I stop eating high protein foods?

Ask your kidney doc: High protein diet can cause the kidney to "work" more as it has to process the protein waste.This may lead to faster progression of loss of function.However the downside of this diet may lead to low albumin/protein level in your blood and this can cause more negative consequences to your body. Most doctors recommend a moderate protein restriction if Albumin levels are normal. ...Read more

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Given that high BP can cause kidney disease, but going the other way, what is it about kidney disease that causes high bp?

Given that high BP can cause kidney disease, but going the other way, what is it about kidney disease that causes high bp?

Kidney disease - BP: Diseased kidneys retain sodium and sodium retention elevates BP; diseased kidneys also secrete renin in excess; renin generates angiotensin and angiotensin tightens blood vessels, particularly arteries, and this elevates BP also; angiotensin also retains sodium and promotes aldosterone synthesis, and aldosterone also retains sodium; and then high BP damages kidneys more - a vicious cycle !!!! ...Read more

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Creatinine is elevated but egfr is normal. Kidney disease?

Creatinine is elevated but egfr is normal. Kidney disease?

Maybe/depends,,,: If you are a big person with a normal egfr, and BUN, you might have a high Creatinine due to a lot of muscle mass. However, if you are small, and of light build, you could have an issue, and so a more extensive work up would be needed, including review of your meds, if you are taking any. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Does this mean kidney disease? Any reason for co cern? High creatinine low egfr normal bun

How high?: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it would have been helpful to know the actual creatinine and eGFR values. If these are abnormal if would be prudent to consult a nehprologist so that a treatable entity is not overlooked. ...Read more

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Is there a risk of kidney disease, taking any of the high blood pressure medications?

Is there a risk of kidney disease, taking any  of the high blood pressure medications?

BP med: Kidney disease is not induced by BP medication, unless an allergic reaction evolved. This is very rare. Lisinopril is a terrific BP lowering med; it preserves kidney tissue from hypertensive damage; lisinopril and other ACEI can result in a reduction in kidney function that is transient and is due to arterial disease in the kidney arteries; thus cautions accompany ACEI Rx and Docs must check lab ...Read more

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Diseases (Definition)

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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