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11/10 GFR tested 43, 12/5 GFR 39. No symptoms, no hbp 111/68, diabetes or heart disease. Doc 86'd nabumatone, testblood 1 wk. Do I have kidney disease?

11/10 GFR tested 43, 12/5 GFR 39. No symptoms, no hbp 111/68, diabetes or heart disease. Doc 86'd nabumatone, testblood 1 wk. Do I have kidney disease?

Maybe: Estimating glomerular filtration rate from a spot serum creatinine is subscientific and i'm not the only physician who wishes it wasn't routinely reported. If you're a big person, especially a bodybuilder, you may be fine. But this is worth following up with at least repeat labs, urinalysis and perhaps a test of urine concentrating ability before you're a 'kidney patient.' hoping for the best. ...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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Are chronic kidney disease patients usually routinely screened for heart disease?

Are chronic kidney disease patients usually routinely screened for heart disease?

Yes: Every one should be screened for heart disease because everyone is at risk - some more risk than others. ...Read more

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Is there a link between kidney disease and heart disease?

Is there a link between kidney disease and heart disease?

Disease: Commonly atherosclerotic disease will affect both the kidney and the heart. Independently however because they are both essential organs the functions of each affects the other very importantly. ...Read more

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Frequent urination only at night, can this be caused by heart failure or kidney disease?

Urinating often: There are several causes for getting up at night to urinate (u). If you are walking around and your ankles are swollen at the end of the day, you have edema. The fluid in your legs gets back into the circulation which is why you u at night. See a cardiologist for a physical examination and have some blood taken to arrive at the answer to your question. ...Read more

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How frequently are chronic kidney disease patients screened for heart disease? Are they screened for heart disease on a routine basis, or just once?

How frequently are chronic kidney disease patients screened for heart disease? Are they screened for heart disease on a routine basis, or just once?

Heart disease: This depends in large part on their doctor and their symptoms and can be highly variable. A thorough clinician will be assessing this with some regularity, but that does not always necessarily happen. ...Read more

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What to do if heart transplant anti rejection meds= kidney disease /failure?

What to do if heart transplant anti rejection meds= kidney disease /failure?

Be careful: Unfortunately, the medicines that keep the transplanted heart working have significant side effects, like renal failure. Your dosages and levels need to be monitored very carefully by your medical team. Good luck. ...Read more

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What do you advise for heart transplant anti rejection meds= kidney disease /failure?

What do you advise for heart transplant anti rejection meds= kidney disease /failure?

Transplant: Heart transplant management is a very specialized area and specific recommendations to a particular patient are necessary. The patient should be followed by the transplant team who knows the details of the specific patient. Making blanket recommendations in a place like this isn't a good idea ...Read more

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18 years old having pre hypertension normal renal Doppler no kidney disease possible causes ? Normal heart echo

18 years old having pre hypertension normal renal Doppler no kidney disease possible causes ? Normal heart echo

Wt/diet/predisposed: In adults, once the specter of kidney damage is removed we find most patients have a limited set of problems.Either they are carrying excessive weight, have a diet that aggravates the issue, or they are destined to have HBP based on unknown factors. (essential hypertension) ...Read more

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My heart feels like it is going to beat right out of my chest. I a minute, it will skip 5 to 6 times. I can't get an accurate pu family history: diabetes, heart disease, bleed out stokes, kidney disease, bi-polar, dirks disease

My heart feels like it is going to beat right out of my chest. I a minute, it will skip 5 to 6 times. I can't get an accurate pu family history: diabetes, heart disease, bleed out stokes, kidney disease, bi-polar, dirks disease

Palpitations : Palpitations (irregular heart beats) can be caused by multiple conditions. It is important that you have an ekg and be evaluated. Electrolyte disturbances in our blood (sodium, potassium), medications, thyroid condition or even underlying heart disease can cause palpitations. Sometimes the easiest thing is to have your local firefighters run a rhythm strip for you, and they will advise if you need to go to the hospital. If you feel lightheaded, faint, have any chest pain or symptoms, then you need to be seen as an emergency. ...Read more

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Symptoms are feeling heart flutters, feeling cold and feeling exhausted all the time. What could this be?

Symptoms  are feeling heart flutters, feeling cold and feeling exhausted all the time. What could this be?

Many possibilities: Could be a heart rhythm problem, thyroid abnormality, infection, or other condition. This requires a good medical evaluation looking at all systems and testing to at least include a, ecg, complete blood count, a metabolic panel, thyroxine and thyroid stimulating hormone testing... And others if suspicions occur. Good luck. Er. ...Read more

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I feel fine, no fatigue, rash, my heart, kidneys, lungs normal.Myonly symptoms is joint pain in fngers, both hand, shoulder, knees esp in am/cold. Jra?Sle?

I feel fine, no fatigue, rash, my heart, kidneys, lungs normal.Myonly symptoms is joint pain in fngers, both hand, shoulder, knees esp in am/cold. Jra?Sle?

Screen autoimmune: There are multiple joints involved which are painful. This complaint may indicate arthritis and/or autoimmune disease. I would recommend screening tests for autoimmune disease and having an evaluation of your renal function. Your doctor will discuss these possibilities with you further. I hope that this helps. ...Read more

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For a 57+ yr female can nose pain, forehead pain, sneezing, cough, feeling cold, headache & mild fever (all for 2 days) indicate heart failure ?

Pos sinusitis or Flu: This could be flu. Has your nasal discharge turned to yellow or greenish? If so need antibiotics for sinusitis. The forehead pain suggests sinusitis, but can occur with febrile illness. Should not fool around w sinusitis, too close to brain. Is your nose stuffed? If so use afrin or a decongestant if you tolerate them. Would contact your PMD for further recommendations and an examination. ...Read more

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Why might I have rapid heart rate and my blood pressure goes up i experiece rapid heart beat , uncontrollable shaking, dry mouth dehydration, tired and chills and cold feeling and fear and anxiety

Why might I have rapid heart rate and my blood pressure goes up i experiece rapid heart beat , uncontrollable shaking, dry mouth dehydration, tired and chills and cold feeling and fear and anxiety

Visit MD: I'm a dds but you need to visit your md about your symptoms. You could be developing symptoms of acute or chronic anxiety disorder. All of the symptoms can be side effects of your body producing adreniline at times that aren't natural or when you dont need it. Tell your md about possible recent new stresses in your life. Good luck and there are meds that can help you immeditely. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can a heart patient take to relieve somewhat symptoms of a bad cold that came on fast? Symptoms complete head congestion, earaches, chills.

What can a heart patient take to relieve somewhat symptoms of a bad cold that came on fast? Symptoms complete head congestion, earaches, chills.

If you are having : Chills i advised you to see a physician asap. That's a symptom of an active infection. Possibly antibiotics need to be started. Decongestant need to be avoided. Decongestant free medication like coricidin hbpa possibility. A pharmacist always can help 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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Previous Kidney Disease (Definition)

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