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Can long term use of digoxin cause heart and/or kidney problems?

Can long term use of digoxin cause heart and/or kidney problems?

No but: No but improper dosing can or changes in your body can modify the dosage you require. Improperly monitored this drug can be dangerous. Be sure to followup with your doctor for proper monitoring of your blood levels. ...Read more

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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Friend had a massive heart attack- no cpr for at least a few minutes- has kidney problems and infection- getting a trachea- survival? Full recovery?

Friend had a massive heart attack- no cpr for at least a few minutes- has kidney problems and infection- getting a trachea- survival? Full recovery?

Possible: Is the brain intact?
If arrest and no cpr, that may be the limiting organ.
Kidney failure may recover, pneumonia may clear with tracheostomy and antibiotics.
Baseline function is also relevant for recovery. ...Read more

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Safest stool softener for long term use in patients with heart, liver & kidney problems?

Safest stool softener for long term use in patients with heart, liver & kidney problems?

Prunes...: ...Or cherries. Hard to go wrong with them, and when taken in the right quantity, will keep things moving (just may take a little adjustment to figure out what that "dose" is). ...Read more

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Can lack of exercise and constant stress cause high bp? All other tests for heart problems, kidney problems and blood problems have come back normal?

Can lack of exercise and constant stress cause high bp? All other tests for heart problems, kidney problems and blood problems have come back normal?

Genes and kidneys: Your genetic background and your kidney health are far more likely culprits. Your profile says you're 20-if that's correct, you need a good evaluation for possible causes as essential hypertension, which is the cause in 90% of people, doesn't usually start so early in life. Serious obesity, if present, is an important risk factor. ...Read more

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I keep waking up with swollen hands no heart or kidney problems. Last blood work everything was fine the only thin low was my creatinine serum?

I keep waking up with swollen hands no heart or kidney problems. Last blood work everything was fine the only thin low was my creatinine serum?

Swollen hands: Sorry but you need to be more precise as we need more info. When was your last blood work relative to swollen hands? If blood before these symptoms started, need repeat labs. Otherwise, time to consider autoimmune conditions. Or recent travel/camping. Ill contacts. New medications (perhaps b/c methylprednisolone), herbs, dietary supplements etc regardless of how natural pure & organic. Go c ur doc. ...Read more

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High systolic blood pressure only on right arm. No heart condition no kidney problems and no blockage in any arteries. Stress test also had a high systolic 150-156 over 70-80. Could you please recommend me another test to know the cause?

High systolic blood pressure only on right arm. No heart condition no kidney problems and no blockage in any arteries. Stress test also had a high systolic 150-156 over 70-80. Could you please recommend me another test to know the cause?

You have asked this: Question previously and received answers. You need CT angiography, direct angiography, or perhaps contrast Chest MRI. If you have no symptoms and no exertional restrictions it is not of sufficient clinical importance to determine the etiology as treatment would not be advised. ...Read more

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Why is it hard to adjust heart rate if someone has bad kidneys, obesity?

Why is it hard to adjust heart rate if someone has bad kidneys, obesity?

Bad kidneys, obesity: This is the follow up reply. Obesity alone tasks the heart tremendously laboring itself trying to beat 100, 000 times as normal non-obese individuals. Bad kidneys as well. Like your automobile's compressor when it fails due to overload then it stops as well as your motor. ...Read more

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Does your kidney have your feet swole im 46 with heart problems

Does your kidney have your feet swole im 46 with heart problems

See below: Kidney trouble especially with heart trouble can cause swelling of the feet. ...Read more

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What are the difficulties with geriatric medications if no serious kidney or heart problems?

What are the difficulties with geriatric medications if no serious kidney or heart problems?

Still need caution: We all age at a predetermined rate and with it there is loss of function and reserve of several organs including kidneys and liver even if the blood tests appear to be normal so it is prudent to reduce the doses and avoid certain combination of drugs. This is particularly true for sedatives which can potentiate falls. ...Read more

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Can having a kidney transplant cause heart problems?

Can having a kidney transplant cause heart problems?

Yes: The main cause of death in transplant patients is cardiovascular. This is at least in part due to the required medications after transplantation. ...Read more

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If I have normal uric acid levels can gout attacks still lead to kidney or heart problems? Thanks

Yes: Uric acid levels are usually, not always, elevated with gout. Chronic gout can cause kidney damage and affect the heart. See these two sites for more info.
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001459/
http://www. Med. Ucla. Edu/modules/wfsection/article. Php? Articleid=475. ...Read more

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Any ideas of why im retaining water lately? I don't eat much so its not salt, I don't have kidney or heart problems, its not meds cause I tried going of

Any ideas of why im retaining water lately? I don't eat much so its not salt, I don't have kidney or heart problems, its not meds cause I tried going of

Fluid retention: Causes: congestive heart failure, nephrotic syndrome, cirrhosis of the liver, certain drugs, obesity, venous insufficiency, lymphatic insufficiency (lymphedema,) thyroid deficiency, certain malignancies, cushinging's disease. Take your pick. You need testing to determine your cause. ...Read more

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Kidney collapsed caused high blood pressure and heart problems is it true and what is the cure. He is 62 yrs old?

Kidney collapsed caused high blood pressure and heart problems is it true and what is the cure. He is 62 yrs old?

Hard to say: High blood pressure can cause heart problems and kidney failure. Kidney failure can cause high blood pressure and in turn causes heart problems. Several medications are available to control blood pressure and to help with heart problems. ...Read more

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Have hypertension, kidney+heart problems, went on3day hike, had to drop out due to bp, 3dys l8tr BP really high+palpatations with dizziness evry 1/2 hour?

Have hypertension, kidney+heart problems, went on3day hike, had to drop out due to bp, 3dys l8tr BP really high+palpatations with dizziness evry 1/2 hour?

Exertion: Did your physician ok such an arduous and strenuous hike? With your medical problems this exertion was too much for you. If your hypertension isn't under control and you have palpitations, your internist or cardiologist will want to adjust your medication and give you guidelines on your activities. ...Read more

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Anti rabies vaccine causes heart and kidney related problem?

Anti rabies vaccine causes heart and kidney related problem?

Anti rabies vaccine: I was unable to find any cardiac or renal side effects listed in the information about the anti rabies vaccine. Rabies is certainly serious enough that most of the side effects listed for the vaccine are less significant than rabies ...Read more

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Bad swelling in both Feet/Ankles pitting very bad. Heart, kidney, liver are fine. What Dr should I see about this? What other problems could this be

Bad swelling in both Feet/Ankles pitting very bad. Heart, kidney, liver are fine. What Dr should I see about this? What other problems could this be

Pitting edema: Pitting edema, yes, is seen with CHF, COPD, pulmonary hypertension, right heart failure, liver impairment, kidney disease, particularly protein-losing kidney diseases with nephrosis, and with venous insufficiency of legs. See your PCP to be assured all of the above have indeed been ruled out; venous exam with doppler ultrasound is needed next - work with your PCP - referrals will be done as needed ...Read more

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Well I have high blood pressure, and mit have TB if I do have it will it couse more problems with my kidney and heart disease thank you for your help?

Well I have high blood pressure, and mit have TB if I do have it will it couse more problems with my kidney and heart disease thank you for your help?

HTN CV disease: Yes, high blood pressure (Htn) can affect your heart and kidneys by placing to much stress on those organs. It is really unfortunate that you're hypertensive at at 41, and female.
Please get checked by your PCP: you'll likely need a significant change in your lifestyle/diet, and (at least for the immediate future) some medication (s). Please be compliant..... ...Read more

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Ultrasound just done.2 d dimers all negative. Why is my left leg still swollen and red? I have no heart or kidney problem. I'm soo lost. What could it be

Ultrasound just done.2 d dimers all negative. Why is my left leg still swollen and red? I have no heart or kidney problem. I'm soo lost. What could it be

Many possibilities: Swollen and red could be infection of skin (cellulitis) or an inflammatory condition. It could also be vein insufficiency, lymphedema, or could be clot even with negative d dimer--though not likely. See your doctor as an ultrasound or other testing may be indicated. ...Read more

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My mother is 60yrs old, and for knee pain se was advised to take injection of vit d, can she take it as she has kidney and heart problem too?

My mother is 60yrs old, and for knee pain se was advised to take injection of vit d, can she take it as she has kidney and heart problem too?

Usually oral: Vit d is usually given orally. Perscription strength is 50, 000 iu / week. They may want to give her a synvisc, (hylan g-f 20) or steroid shot into knee. But either way shouldn't be a problem. Would want formal clearance from cardio and nephrology prior tho. ...Read more

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Dad age 76.Admitted w/ swelling legs & kidneys operating at 2.36%.History of heart problems. What can this mean going forward in symptoms/treatments?

Dad age 76.Admitted w/ swelling legs & kidneys operating at 2.36%.History of heart problems. What can this mean going forward in symptoms/treatments?

Depends: The swelling could be from decompensated heart failure with decreased blood flow subsequently to the kidneys (causing cardiorenal syndrome) in which the kidneys will improve slightly when the heart failure is appropriately treated and compensated. The swelling could also be kidney related if the heart disease is chronic. If this is the cause it depends if this kidney injury is acute and reversible. ...Read more

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Does Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) has side effect on a 30 years old guy with no heart problem, only kidney stones.

Does Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) has side effect on a 30 years old guy with no heart problem, only kidney stones.

Yes: Oh supplement should be considered like medications with effects and side effects that can be serious or rarely fatal. ...Read more

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Why are my ankles swollen like balloons? All blood work came back normal, including heart, kidney, Urine, liver, TSH. This is a sudden problem for me?

Why are my ankles swollen like balloons? All blood work came back normal, including heart, kidney, Urine, liver, TSH. This is a sudden problem for me?

Various Causes: Swelling of both ankles may be caused by imbalances of salt or protein in relation to water in your blood. This may be nutrionally-related (low protein or high salt) if your basic lab testing was normal. They may not have checked nutritional markers such as albumin.
You may benefit from an assessment of your heart function with a non-invasive ultrasound of your heart, known as a echocardiogram. ...Read more

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Checked heart, lungs, kidney function, ... Did tests from ct to stress test, blood tst, etc... All perfectly normal the only problem is a high systolic especially on my right arm 140-160. Dr said chest pain was nerve but bp unknown cause what could it be?

Checked heart, lungs, kidney function, ... Did tests from ct to stress test, blood tst, etc... All perfectly normal the only problem is a high systolic especially on my right arm 140-160. Dr said chest pain was nerve but bp unknown cause what could it be?

19 High BP R arm: High blood pressure in right arm in young male suggests co-arctation or the aorta pre ductal. This congenital heart vessel defect encroaches (narrows) the aorta before the take off of the Left subclavian artery so that the BP is low in the Left arm. But because the BP is also low to the kidney it secretes a hormone called renin which raises BP trying to get more pressure to the kidney. Consult me. ...Read more

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Could an unsheilded CT scan and multiple x-rays at 5 weeks gestation result in any of the problems wih my son? (autism, pvl, dysplastic kidney, silent aspiration, preauricular pit, heart murmur)

Could an unsheilded CT scan and multiple x-rays at 5 weeks gestation result in any of the problems wih my son? (autism, pvl, dysplastic kidney, silent aspiration, preauricular pit, heart murmur)

Doubtful: I think the major concern about exposing a fetus in utero to ionizing radiation is the additional lifetime risk of cancer that it potentially could cause. ...Read more

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Pain in forehead, upper jaw, lower back of head for 2 days. Sinus? Viral or bacterial? Scared too much motrin will cause heart problems.....

Pain in forehead, upper jaw, lower back of head for 2 days. Sinus? Viral or bacterial? Scared too much motrin will cause heart problems.....

See a doctor: These symptoms suggest a clear need for an examination and assessment by a clinician. See your family doctor and go from there. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why do people even in their 20's get heart attacks and kidney failure?

Why do people even in their 20's get heart attacks and kidney failure?

Unusual: The disease homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia can cause heart attacks in someone in their 20's. People with this have cholesterol levels above 500. I have also seen a couple patients with diabetes and who smoke who have had heart attacks in their 20's. Kidney failure while young can be caused by inherited or autoimmune kidney disease both of which are relatively rare. ...Read more

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What's a good diet for diabetes, kidneys and heart - need advice for my grandma?

What's a good diet for diabetes, kidneys and heart - need advice for my grandma?

Low sugar: The diabetic shoul dwalk more and eat less
they should avoid sugars cakes pies
the should have high protein meas like eggs, lea meat legumes
avoid high sugar fruit and veges (grapefruit, oranges, banannas
avoid excess carbs no white bread watch out to avoid whole wheat ...Read more

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I have 30% of my heart left can I donate a kidney to my dad? He's 74 im 53 and have 5 stents in my heart to and he's had 2heart attacks I've had 3

I have 30% of my heart left can I donate a kidney to my dad? He's 74 im 53 and have 5 stents in my heart to and he's had 2heart attacks I've had 3

Based: Based on this limited information I am sure you will find it hard to find both a surgeon and anesthesiologist who would be willing to let you donate a kidney as the surgical and anesthetic procedures will have a high risk of adverse outcome, even death, for you. ...Read more

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Can I donate a kidney if I have heart disease?

Can I donate a kidney if I have heart disease?

Maybe: The decision as to whether it is safe to donate will be made by the donor team at the transplant center. Their first concern is your safety so they will prevent you from donating if your degree of heart disease is felt to confer an unacceptably high risk to you. ...Read more

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Can a kidney transplant give you heart diesease?

Can a kidney transplant give you heart diesease?

Maybe: Heart disease could potentially occur as a result of poor transplant kidney function or medication side effect. Keep your physicians up to date with regard to ANY new symptoms post transplant. ...Read more

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Can MS increase heart rate and slow kidney function?

Can MS increase heart rate and slow kidney function?

Neither: MS is NOT a disease of heart or kidney. However, medications could affect both organ systems. ...Read more

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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more


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Kidney Problems (Definition)

Kidney problems are clinical findings that are likely due to kidney issues and include mid-back pain on one side, pain with urination, decreased urination, bubbly ...Read more