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Medicine For Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis
Can post strep agn that resolves 1wk after tx cause focal segmental glomerulosclerosis? I'm sorry for asking again.
Can post strep agn that resolves 1wk after tx cause focal segmental glomerulosclerosis? I'm sorry for asking again. Please help.
Kidney disease: Fsg can be primary (generally, idiopathic) or secondary. Most cases of secondary fsg are related to vasculitis, lupus, IgA nephropathy. Post strep agn (psagn) does not generally cause fsg. However, often, cases of IgA nephropathy may be misdiagnosed as psgn. An easy way to differentiate the 2, is to obtain a complement C3 level. In psagn (acute stage), it should be low. ...Read more
My creatinine ranges between 1.09 & 1.26, Albumin is 3.4 and A/G ratio is 0.80. I have Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis, Should I be concerned?
Not really but...: There are a number of unanswered questions. Did you have a renal biopsy to come up with the diagnosis of FSGS, or was it diagnosed empirically? I also see that you are on immunosuppressive therapy - what meds besides Cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil)? You're 50, and you have had a cardiac catheterization, which leads me to suspect that you may have a diagnosis of atherosclerotic disease. More details need to be provided. ...Read more
Had post strep agn when 8.Resolved 1wk tx. Is certain I have focal segmental glomerulosclerosis? I'm worried. Normal urinalysis and blood test after 10y
Dear doctor, I'm suffering from enlarged lymph nodes, could it be from focal segmental glomerulosclerosis?
Probably unrelated: You did not say where the enlarged lymph nodes are located and how big they are? The kidney problem that you have indicated, is difficult to link with the gland problem unless your glands are enlarged due to something serious. If the lymph nodes are more than 1.5-2cm in size you need to have your doctor examine you and investigate the cause. Good luck. ...Read more
Failure kidney transplant because recurrence of focal glomerulosclerosis also has global hypokinesia on dialysis no diabetics or heart disease.?
Transplant: Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis or fsgs has recurrence rate of 10 % after transplant. You can get another transplant and decrease rate of recurrence by getting plasmapheresis and galactose therapy before next surgery. These therapies have been shown to reduce risk in selected group of patients. ...Read more
I have been reading up on the benefits of Alfalfa supplements. I have high cholesterol and stage 3 Glomerulosclerosis and High BP. Should I use it?
It's placebo: Hi. Alfalfa is placebo, but probably harmless. Don't neglect to use real medicine for your hypertension and dyslipidemia. Placebos are fine for the "worried well" (of which there are many). However, you have REAL medical problems, and I suggest you stick with drugs shown to be effective and safe. Good luck. ...Read more
34yr old experiencing frequent multi focal pvc non smoker non drinker no drugs mother of two tsh normal?
See below: Frequent PVC's can be a sign of heart disease OR may be caused by anxiety/stress, nicotine, alcohol, caffeine, decongestants, antihistamines and cocaine/amphetamines. If non of the above: you need a 24 hour Holter monitor, cardiac ultrasound and a stress test. In the absence of CAD multifocal PVC's don't indicate a worse prognosis than unifocal PVC's, but PVC's do infer an increased mortality. ...Read more
Stop using them: The best way to get drugs out of your system is to stop using them. If you have a substance abuse or addiction problem, see an addiction medicine physician: american society of addiction medicine has a "find a physician" link: http://www. Asam. Org/ good luck. ...Read more
Be strong: Identify ways you may be enabling your sibling, eg., giving money, lying or covering up behavior, doing too much to keep that person functioning. Some people must hit rock-bottom before they can accept help (NA, rehab and/or hospital). Enabling by others keeps an addict in denial. Plan an intervention and consider professional help to do so. Stay strong and take care of yourself! Hope this helps. ...Read more
Generally speaking if you bought these home tests from known pharmacies “not from some shady website" they are usually as good as the ones in labs.
However, reference labs “those are labs with very specialized equipment" have tests that are way more sensitive than your regular home drug test, but these reference lab tests are so expensive that we rarely use them in practice.... ...Read more
Narcotics Alanon: "you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink." it is painful to love someone who is involved in something as self- destructive as drug abuse. The best way to deal with this is with support & education. I recommend you consider attending narcotics alanon. You will learn how to deal with the situation. Take care. ...Read more
Depends: Anger control problems and irritability are usually symptoms of an underlying psychiatric illness, like ptsd, adhd or bipolar disorder. While there are no medications specifically approved to treat anger alone, a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation will likely help you identify the reasons for your rage episodes and provide you with a comprehensive treatment plan that may include medication. ...Read more
Drug test: I'm not sure there is a reliable way to beat a drug test. I would urge you to reconsider your lifestyle choices, particularly if there are going to be negative consequences from failing a drug test. ...Read more
Early Ejaculation: Without medication then the only option is to practice. Edging up to the orgasm and then willfully backing off over and over again. You may get some great instructions for this in books like "the joy of sex" or by online reading in places such as wikipedia....Google: premature ejaculation. ...Read more
It depends: You have to check the ingredients and make sure there is no duplication. Acetaminophen, for example, can appear in many cold remedies and too much Acetaminophen can be toxic to your liver. If you make sure you only have one source of pain and fever medication, one decongestant, one expectorant (for cough) and one antihistamine, then ok. To be sure you don't get confused, ask the pharmacist. ...Read more