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L Arginine Kidney Disease
Ankylosin spond,can it link to amyloidosis,and heart,brain,like atrophy,infarct.muscle loss, lung diseae,had monocytosi 4 yrsago, C T L spine,very bad?
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
Moderation: Everything in moderation...Your kidneys can be overwhelmed by the intake of large amounts of proteins. ...Read more
Could hypochlordydia cause deficienty in v-d, b12, l protein, l platelet count , osteopenia, hypoalbuminemia and feeling like death warmed over?
Partial cause: Hypochlorhydria causes problems digesting protein, which could lead to low protein/albumin & difficulty absorbing minerals leading to osteopenia (low vit d causes this too). Won't cause low platelets or d but may cause imbalances of flora & could reduce B12 absorption. These problems can make you feel poorly but look for other causes like low thyroid, parasites (common with hypochlorhydria) etc. ...Read more
32 y/o female with creatinine level of 1.01 mg/dL )non-african american) BUN 12 mg/dL. Also insufficient in Vitamin D O25 test(28.9ml). Abnormal?
See below: 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, your BUN and creatinine are normal. Vitamin D is just borderline low. You may take over the counter vitamin D3 at a dose of about 2000 units/day. ...Read more
Help me, 59yrf-dercum's disease, lymphedema, ans disorder, heart disease- mi x3, 10+herniated discs, autoimmunity, gastroparesis, duodenitis w nodule?
Too many issues here: If you do have all these listed problems, you need a good internist to take care of you and guide you further. Health matters get complicated if you truly have more than one or 2 ailments and you need long term care for any such diseases that are chronic in nature. You need a good primary care doctor to guide you for the long term. ...Read more
What's the difference between a kidney disease, and auto immune kidney disease? My protien is 9, 876.
Kidney disease: The term kidney disease is a very general term and has no indication of cause. The term autoimmune indicates specifically that an immune attack arose within your body that is attacking the kidney. Therapy typically includes prednisone, plus cytoxan or prograf or cyclosporin or cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) or imuran. Proteinuria of 9876 is very high and indicates severe attack and leakage of protein. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Djd: Yes exercise is always good. Degenerative disease is a normal process of getting old. Not all instances are necessarily painful. Exercise with strengthening is always good as it takes up some of the stress on the affected areas. You basically exercise according to your level of tolerance. ...Read more
What supp. Do you rec in primary prev of heart dis w fam hx?Take c, d, e, alph lipoic acid, l carnitine, phytosterols, coq, resver. Need dose advice
Vit D toxicity: If you take a lot of Vit D, and I mean A LOT for a prolonged period of time, you can get vit D toxicity, which can raise blood calcium and potentially cause kidney stones. A normal daily supplement is not a problem. The treatment regimens typically used to treat low Vit D are not a problem. ...Read more
For 55+ female, how should early/mid stage kidney disorder or kidney stone affect CBC & serum creatinine results ?
Best calcium supplement for a 27 yr old female with degenerative disc disease and spinal stenosis? Citrate, carbonate, gluconate, phosphate?
No difference: The differences are not significant enough when it comes to clinical results. ...Read more
My father(age 74) hd pasemaker implantation. He HS weak kidney with high level of uric acid and creatinine. Can he take vit c, omega 3&6 suppliments?
X-ray results showed- advanced L5-S1 degenerative disc disease, moderate facet in lower lumbar spine, L5-S1 4mm retrolistnesis and moderate sclerosis ?
Worn down: L5-S1 is the lowest motion segment in the spine. The MRI shows that level has become "worn down" leading to degeneration of the disc and the facet joints, sclerosis, and a slight slippage (retro listless) of one vertebrae on the other. Don't hesitate to be seen. Many good treatment options available. ...Read more
ALT low 30's thru 10-yr illness. Chronic dehydration, low phosphorus, low WBC, high alk phos, L sodium, unstable glucose, H creatinine, L protein?
Not the key: I appreciate your interest in labs. Your ALT is in what most labs count as normal range. You haven't provided actually numbers for any lab, and for those you cite, only very markedly out-of-range values are helpful. No responsible physician would even direct you based on these labs, though it would surprise me if a nephrologist found you to have a mild interstitial nephritis. ...Read more
Ankle swelling kidney creatinine .68 bun 13 ratio was 19.1 which is close to high ratio does that mean kidney or heart issues?
Neither : The BUN and creatinine are normal and the ratio is not important in your labs. The numbers are as good as they get. A good physical exam and history is needed to determine the cause of your ankle edema. The numbers don't point to kidney disease and work up heart disease need to see your MD. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it safe to take glucosamine, chondroitin, msm, vitamin d, calcium citrate, multivitamin, l arginine, l lysine, l ornthinine, Prilosec together?
Should be fine: I don't see any significant problems taking all of these supplements. If you have any side effects, however, it may be a challenge to know which is the culprit. Typically, side effects from these are minimal or not existent. If you are taking the prilosec due to the others causing GI complaints, you may want to reconsider this strategy. ...Read more
28f good bmi.Chronic severe kidney pain since sep12.History kidney infec.Wee=blood protein white cells.Blood=fine except low vitd.Ct scan clear.Help?
Get Better Data & Tx: While you are your primary medical decision maker, you don't seem to be solving, perhaps not understanding the problem(s). The kidneys (for most) are mid-back, more under the rib cage than below. Is your pain actually from you kidneys, possibly given female & hx of uti, but still many possibilities ct scans: high dose x-ray & do not show pain. How about finding a better medical detective/friend? ...Read more
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