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Obese With Heart And Kidney Problems
If someone in their 70's has kidney failure, double pneumonia and liver and heart trouble as well as colitis and dehydration, recovery possible?
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
Many rhythms: Patients with congestive heart failure are at risk for several different abnormal heart rhythms, including life threatening and more benign rhythms that can affect quality of life. The most common arrhythmia is called atrial fibrillation - it is treated with blood thinners, medications to control the rhythm, and sometimes procedures. An implanted defibrillator (icd) can protect from sudden death. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
After the cardiac catheter dealing drugs and urine pressure, diabetes and problems have emerged in the kidneys and chest cough strong period no kidney?
What?: Please re-write. Can't follow what you're asking. ...Read more
Yes if Uncontrolled: Hypertension and kidney failure can be linked together making it difficult to determine which came first in many people. But if you have both, the treatment remains the same regardless of which came first. It is very important to keep the blood pressure in a normal to low range to protect all organs and blood vessels. Exercise, salt avoidance, weight control and medications to lower BP are all key. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a person with cardio, high blood pressure, diabetic and kidney problems use chlorophyll plus guarana?
For someone with congestive heart failure due to high blood pressure and obesity (no plaque buildup), what's a healthy and safe rate to lose weight?
Safe weight loss: Most weight loss in the first days after treatment of congestive heart failure is water weight and may result in several pounds per day. Once your doctor determines you are at normal body water, you can begin to lose fat weight, and most recommendations limit this weight loss to 1-2 pounds per week to avoid vitamin and mineral deficiencies. ...Read more
All of the above: There is no direct relationship until late in the disease. People with CHF can have normal or high blood pressure. When the heart is very weak, the BP tends to be low. The waters are muddied by the fact that nearly every treatment we use for CHF lowers BP as a side effect. ...Read more
Kidney and growth: While growth hormone will not improve kidney disease and is a diabetogenic medication, we use it in children who have poor growth due to renal failure. It helps to promote longitudinal growth in such patients who would otherwise be small. The use of hgh in children with growth failure secondary to kidney failure is fda approved. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can drinking while pregnant contribute to congenital heart defects and heart failure in my child?
Yes: The frequency of heart defects including a hole between the upper and or lower heart chamber is increased among those with fetal alcohol exposure. More intense exposure during the first weeks of pregnancy would be more likely to effect heart formation. These defects can also occur without alcohol exposure during pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What meds should someone with congestive heart failure due to HBP, stress, and obesity be on? No plaque buildup, but heart is enlarged and stiff.
Not that simple.: Generally expect to see a diuretic, beta blocker and angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor in addition to meds to control underlying cardiac risk - meds for diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol, etc. Many other meds may be added - hydralazine / nitrate, digoxin for example and others may be substituted. Your cardiologist will know your case best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes but: This can be done successfully. But there can be significantly increased risks. I highly, highly recommend you specifically see a cardiologist trained in adult congenital heart disease and pulmonary hypertension. They are trained to help with these issues as there are significant changes that occur during pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What could cause one lung to fill with blood? 82 yr old female. Congestive Heart Failure, severe heart blockage. Diabetes. hemoglobin low.
Many causes: CHF, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary embolism, arteriovenous malformation, cancer, pneumonia, anticoagulation just to name a few. This type of question is very difficult to answer because it involves a lot more questions from the doctor's point of view. Also, knowing whether blood was in the airways of the lung itself or around the lung in the chest cavity might help. ...Read more
Yes: There is some data that one glass of red wine a day may have some benefits, but 2 or more drinks of wine/beer/alcohol a day has the potential to weaken the heart and skeletal muscles, and damage the brain (memory), liver, and bone marrow (where blood cells are made). For some, women in particluar, even 2 drinks a day can cause these issues, and may increase breast cancer risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Years of nocturia suddenly worse. Dry mouth. No evidence of heart or kidney problems. No sleep apnea. Labs & urine norm. Side effect of warfarin?
No: See a urogynecologist or urologist and have it evaluated. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
On heart meds since 2 heart attacks last year now feels like kidneys aching on and off was a problem when had heart attacks. Is it meds causing it?
Hard to say: Talk to your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
Does the location of edema tell a doctor what's wrong or what organ is having problems (kidneys, heart, etc)?
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
Kidney collapsed caused high blood pressure and heart problems is it true and what is the cure. He is 62 yrs old?
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