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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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Can I have laser liposuction if I have diabetes and kidney problems? I would like to have it performed on a few areas of body as I have read some positive things about it. First i need to know if having my health conditions precludes me from having laser

Can I have laser liposuction if I have diabetes and kidney problems? I would like to have it performed on a few areas of body as I have read some positive things about it. First i need to know if having my health conditions precludes me from having laser

Possibly.: Patients with medical “problems” are sometimes able to undergo elective plastic surgical procedures. These patients should have the medical conditions under good control; evaluation by their family practitioners/ internist is important prior to proceeding. This pre-operative “clearance” will provide your plastic surgeon with helpful information. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does diabetes cause kidney problems?

Does diabetes cause kidney problems?

Diabetic nephropathy: Diabetes causing high blood sugar can damage kidneys because sugar is filtered by kidney glomeruli. High blood sugar damages the filters so that larger molecules such as protein, which normall are retained, escape through the filters causing proteinuria or albuninuria which damages kidneys firther.Kidney damage causes hypertension whichs adds to damage.Early diagnosis & treatment can slow disease. ...Read more

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What tests can be conducted to rule out kidney problems in a person who has diabetes and hypertension?

What tests can be conducted to rule out kidney problems in a person who has diabetes and hypertension?

Urine and blood test: When visiting your primary care doctor, the doctor can perform simple urine and blood test to rule out kidney problems. The doctor can check your urine for protein or your creatinine on your blood tests to rule out kidney problems. ...Read more

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My mother is overweight causing diabetes and now kidney problems. What are her chances of overcoming this?

My mother is overweight causing diabetes and now kidney problems. What are her chances of overcoming this?

Needs Better Control: She needs better diabetic control under care of her doctor and nutritionist 1weight loss.Depends how overweight she is.May include proper eating habits, exercise;if grossly obese she may be a candidate for bariatric surgery 2oral meds and/or Insulin to control her blood sugar and a1c close to6.5 3bp;cholesterol control 4no smoking 5regular medical check ups/specialist nephrologist, eye md, podiatris. ...Read more

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Is it common for liver transplant surviors to develop diabetes and/or kidney problems?

Is it common for liver transplant surviors to develop diabetes and/or kidney problems?

Significant numbers.: Renal failure after liver transplantation is common.Subjects with severe kidney impairment (ki) before lt experience further deterioration after lt, & a number of subjects with mild ki also experience further deterioration post lt. Diabetes mellitus should not prevent subjects from undergoing lt, prognosis isno worse & # are cured of dm after lt. 7 - 20+% develop denovo dm after lt. ? > if hepc+ve. ...Read more

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Why is small stuff floating in my urine making it cloudy? (i think its protein but im still concerned) i don't have any kidney problems but diabetes runs on my moms side of the family.

Why is small stuff floating in my urine making it cloudy? (i think its protein but im still concerned) i don't have any kidney problems but diabetes runs on my moms side of the family.

Harmless sediment: Most common cause of cloudy urine. Simple dip-stick urinalysis can exclude diabetes or kidney disease. Ur most likely very healthy provided u don't smoke, drink to xs, avoid recreational drugs ; keep your weight in check. Good luck. ...Read more

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Liver and kidney problems, has diabetes and hepatitis hit head and now feels cold? My father has problems with his liver and kidneys. He has diabetes and hepatitis.He was stacking wood and a large piece fell and hit him in the head, then he was coming out

Liver and kidney problems, has diabetes and hepatitis hit head and now feels cold? My father has problems with his liver and kidneys. He has diabetes and hepatitis.He was stacking wood and a large piece fell and hit him in the head, then he was coming out

The : The first concern for a concussion or brain injury, independent of his other medical problems. If he continues to have symptoms, he should go to the er and be evaluated. He may need a ct scan of the brain. Re his other medical problems: 1) it's important to remember that abnormally high or low blood sugar can cause dizziness and altered mental status. Checking the blood sugar would be a good idea. 2) hepatitis can lead to liver failure, and that can in turn increase the risk of bleeding with trauma. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have kidney problems?

Asymptomatic: Apart from kidney stones or sources of bleeding, kidney disease is largely asymptomatic. You can ask your doctor to screen you for diabetes, hypertension, check your blood chemistry, and spot urine albumin/creatinine ratio for an initial line of evaluation. ...Read more

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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


Dr. George Klauber
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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