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Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
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Slow Heart Rate (Definition)

Slow heart rate, also called bradycardia, is defined as a resting heart rate (pulse) less than 60 beats per minute. Having a heart rate less than 60 is not necessarily abnormal. In fact, people in good cardiovascular shape have a low heart rate. People with certain heart conditions may take medications which lower the heart rate as one of ...Read more


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Is there a relationship between bradycardia and hypertension? I had a concussion 8 months ago, could this be a sign of intercranial pressure?

Is there a relationship between bradycardia and hypertension? I had a concussion 8 months ago, could this be a sign of intercranial pressure?

Concussion: The hypertension and bradycardia are unrelated to the concussion. Any raised intracranial pressure due to a concussion would have been at the time of the brain injury and would have peaked at 3-5 days. See your medical doctor for evaluation.

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What is the relationship between typhoid fever and bradycardia?

What is the relationship between typhoid fever and bradycardia?

True: Relative bradycardia has been noted to be characteristic of typhoid, legionaires disease, and chlamidia pneumonia infections. These are all caused by bacteria that are gram negative and intracellular but the exact mechanism is not clear. I remember learning long ago when I was studying for my medicine boards exam that dengue, which is caused by a virus, also is characterized by bradycardia.

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Is there a connection between kidney function and body odor?

Is there a connection between kidney function and body odor?

Yes it is: When your kidnes are not functioning properly there is build up of chemicals in the body and can give bad odor. The common causes of bad odor are diet and hormone level and alcohol.

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Low potassium, 2.9. Awaiting kidney function test taking supplement 3x day and since starting have crampy feeling down one calf. Poss connection?

Low potassium, 2.9. Awaiting kidney function test taking supplement 3x day and since starting have crampy feeling down one calf. Poss connection?

Yes,,: Your crampy feeling in your calf is one of the initial symptoms of hypokalemia or low blood potassium. Of your kidney function is lessened, that can be a cause, or if you're taking a diuretic it can also result in loss of potassium. You might need a potassium sparing diuretic like spironolactone to help stop the loss. It would be wise to see your doctor about your kidney tests and this.

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What are the normal results for a kidney function test?

What are the normal results for a kidney function test?

Normal creatinine: Usually creatinine normal level varies between persons depending on their muscle mass. A body builder will have high creatinine than a thin or emaciated person. A man will have more than a woman. If you are about a 170- 200 lbs male, your creatinine will be about 0.8 to 1.1 if more, the kidneys are weak unless your 200 lbs are all muscles! A woman of same weight has less creat. 6-.9unless muscular.

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What is the most effective way to improve kidney function?

Keep healthy: There is no way to improve the kidneys that you are born with, the best you can do it to avoid damaging them. And if they do get damaged to follow your doctors advice.

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Can penicillin affect kidney function?

Can penicillin affect kidney function?

Yes but rare: Penicillin is mostly metabolized/breakdown by the liver and the by-product is then excreted to the outside world via the kidneys in the urine. Typically this does not affect kidney functions, but in the rare cases when penicillin causes interstitial nephritis, renal function is affected. So, if you are not taking any else and now has kidney trouble with penicillin, get it checked. Good luck.

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What are the normal kidney function tests?

What are the normal kidney function tests?

Creatinine level: Blood tests to assess kidney function like serum creatinine and a normal ua.

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What do you suggest if my kidney function went from a GFR reading of 33 to 38?

What do you suggest if my kidney function went from a GFR reading of 33 to 38?

Improvement.: On the surface, this would suggest that your kidney function has improved. That being said, that GFR is still quite low and suggests some real kidney issue. I hope you're being followed by a kidney doctor, as you need one.

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My kidney function went from a GFR reading of 33 to 38. What does this indicate?

Nothing really: I'm going to assume that you are being followed for moderate kidney failure by a physician who's good at this sort of thing and that you have a diagnosis. The GFR that's routinely obtained from ordinary bloodwork is a very crude estimate in the first place and fluctuates with your hydration, status of your illness, and much else. Find out your actual diagnosis & outlook & stay proactive.

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Is egfr best indication of kidney function?

Is egfr best indication of kidney function?

EGFR?: The "e" in egfr stands for "estimated". It is arrived from a formula that takes into account a patient's age, sex, race and serum creatinine value. As with all estimates, that's just what it is. If you want the actual gfr, a 24 hour urine is collected for creatinine clearance. See you doctor or a nephrologist for that. Remember, an actual GFR is much better than a egfr.

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What effect will mannitol have on kidney function?

What effect will mannitol have on kidney function?

Diuretic: Manitol is a sugar like substance which is filtered by the kidney and not reabsorved like glucose would so it remains in the kidney tubules and it acts as a urine volume enhancer by pulling water and electrolytes into the urine space and ultimately out in the urine so as to be an osmotic diuretic. It is used mainly to reduce brain edema acutely.

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Is it possible to improve kidney function from stage 2 to stage 1?

Is it possible to improve kidney function from stage 2 to stage 1?

Sometimes: It depends on the underlying disease causing the kidney damage. Kidney function can improve in certain diseases such as vasculitis etc. Usually improves if excellent control of diabetes and hypertension is maintained. Stage ii is mild form of kidney disease and can be improved to stage i.

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GFR is 33 and creatinine is 145. I was wondering what is the percentage of kidney function?

GFR is 33 and creatinine is 145. I was wondering what is the percentage of kidney function?

Remember: That the GFR is basically an estimation of a degree of your kidney function based on your creatinine measurement, age, gender and race. It may not be accurate if your body type (shape) is extreme or you have significantly more or less muscle mass than "normal". Normal is around 100 by GFR.

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Kidney function at 18% ---- will I need dialysis or transplant?

Kidney function at 18% ---- will I need dialysis or transplant?

Quite possibly: Best to discuss with a nephrologist. You are close to a world class kidney dialysis & transplant center at maine medical center in portland. Long term prognosis is best with a transplant rather than dialysis.

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Can antidepressants affect kidney function?

Can antidepressants affect kidney function?

Not common: Some antidepressants have been linked to nonspecific renal failure, but they have not been established as the only causative factor. More often, the challenge is the other way 'round: needing to treat patients who have renal failure, for depression. In those cases, we often have to decrease the dose of antidepressant. Lithium, mainly a mood stabilizer, can affect kidney function.

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Does Diovan (valsartan) hctz affect kidney function>?

Does Diovan (valsartan) hctz affect kidney function>?

YES: Diovan hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) (blood pressure med) which is now available generically is a combination of a diuretic (water pill) which does increase "kidney function" and a drug valsartan which is an arb. Arbs also work in the kidney to help control blood pressure by "telling" the kidneys not to retain fluid (and potassium) in response to a lower blood pressure. This has a protective effect for diabetic kidney.

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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