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Why Is Proper Blood Pressure Necessary For Proper Kidney Function
Can a damaged kidney ( by diabetes and high blood pressure ) increase functionality with proper care? What is recommended?
It depends : It depends on the level of the damage - assessed by the GFR (derived from a blood test). Sometimes ace inhibitors or arb can slow down the progression of the disease. Controlling the blood pressure and diabetes also slow down the progression of the disease, but unfortunately reversing it is almost impossible if the disease is advanced. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more
Poor kidney func can cause hbp but is creatinine in blood the only test needed to check for that? Is proteinuria and occult blood sign of kidney prob
Proteinuria: Is definitely important as well. The types of proteins are also informative. ...Read more
Can you explain if it's proper take oral rehydration solution to manage frequent loose motion for a patient taking high blood pressure controlling medicine ?
Is it possible that hyperbaric oxygen therapy be used to supplement normal diabetes management to ensure good limb health?
What best for lunch and dinner for kidney failure patient with high blood pressure and diabetics ?
DASH: The dash diet was recently selected by leading nutritionists, endocrinologists, and internists as the best diabetic diet. http://dashdiet.org/ has more information (i have no affiliation with these folks). Weight watchers was selected as being easiest to follow, if that is more of a problem for you. Good luck, and stick with it! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diabetes and high blood pressure. Does it cause organ failure if diabetes is poorly controlled ? What diet should be followed to control high blood pr
Yes Diabetes does: Uncontrolled diabetes commonly causes kidney failure that can lead to dialysis as it is number 1 cause of people on dialysis.It can also cause heart disease leading to heart failure and blondness. Dash diet is the ideal diet for controlling bp.It consists of eating more fruits and vegetables;low fat diary foods. Eating more whole grains;nuts less red meat;sweets cutting back on saturated fats. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does properly controlling blood sugar usually cause an improvement in neuropathy? Please, need some answers?
Multiple tests: Every patient on dialysis in us receives monthly blood tests-mandated by cms.They will get complete blood count and iron studies to check for anemia, few tests to measure dialysis adequacy, calcium phosphorus levels, albumin, parathyroid hormone level, hepatitis b tests. In addition, tests may be ordered depending on the patient condition.All these lab results are reviewed by nephrologist monthly. ...Read more
GFR 10: This differs for everyone but in a relatively narrow range. Some patients with cardiac disease benefit from dialysis at higher GFR (low creatinine), african americans seem to tolerate higher creatinine without symptoms. In general convert the creatinine to egfr (online calculator) and expect dialysis at egfr less than 15 ml/min. ...Read more
Lots of causes: There are many causes for chronic kidney disease (ckd). Most common that i see for patients that need dialysis access are diabetes and poorly controlled high blood pressure. Another fairly common one is an inherited condition called polycystic kidney disease. Other causes include immunologic diseases which attack the kidneys, and anatomic problems that cause blockage of the kidneys. ...Read more
Pressure: Both are important but really the systolic is the one which is followed closely. ...Read more
Yes: Especially with diabetics, if you get blood pressures down to 115/75, it is very possible to improve kidney function. For instance, if a person has poor blood pressures and blood sugar contorl the amount of protien in the urine can be over 100 (should be less than 15). With control of pressures and sugars, this microalbumin can go back to normal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
ManyVariablesDepends: on both the macrovascular & esp. the arterioles within heart muscle, esp. for left ventricular muscle since this is the thickest & muscle contraction, especially within the heart, blocks its own flow. Thus your question is astute; capillary flow to endocardial muscle in miniscule to none during systole, thus diastolic pressure important. Likely ~30-50 mmHg adequate at rest, but many variables. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to know if blood circulation through the body is ok esp kidney.R serum Cr N random urine test sufficient to check kidney functioning?
Usually a: serum BUN/Cr and basic urinalysis/sediment will demonstrated if there are any concerning kidney issues going on. Remember kidney dysfunction/disease has many causes beyond just appropriate circulation of blood; as in you can have good blood flow and still have kidney disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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