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My daughter appears to have mix of systems for chronic kidney disease. She has been treated for 3 years by a nephrologist and for the last two has been taking 5mg of Enalapril 2X a day. Her 2nd biopsy taken two years after the lst biopsy shows worsening of features - 37 Glomeruli sampled, 4 crescents-2 active and 2 scarred. Her protein level has remained the same for the past three years and the kidney function is normal. Anything else to consider? Her original diagnosis when she was 6 years old was Henoch Scholein Purpura. However, she is no longer having spotting/rashes/hives/pain in her legs. For the past 6 years, the condition has manifested itself in her kidneys and her current diagnosis is IGA Nephropathy.
I have had non hemolyzed blood trace in urine and a blood renal function test result of 57. Is there a reason to be concerned ?
This could indicate chronic kidney disease (CKD), but must be repeated in 3 months to see if this is persistent. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is suggested when abnormal testing is documented for over 3 months.
What does "increased bilateral medullary echogenicity (normal variant)" mean in an abdominal and pelvic ultrasound report? Is it something I need to worry about?
I cannot tell without knowing your history and reviewing the examination for myself. It could be normal, but I suggest that you discuss this with the physician who ordered the test.
How many grams of potassium can I eat per day? I tested high on my potassium lab work. My doctor gave me a list of foods that I am to follow to get my potassium level down. It Does not tell me how much I should consume daily.
A potassium restricted diet is generally considered to be 2 grams or 2000 milligrams of potassium per day. I would suggest that you review your current diet with a dietitian and have the dietitian adjust your diet to your taste and with emphasis on reduced potassium foods.