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I have Sjögren's Syndrome, and the last couple of months my potassium level has declined to 3.3. I awake 3-4 times a night to urinate. I have high blood pressure and take diuretics, but also take potassium supplements. My Doctor doubled the dosage and it still remains low. I was wondering if I should be tested for Distal Renal Tubular Acidosis? This seems to happen to people with Sjögren's.
You are correct that Sjögren’s syndrome and Scleroderma can both be associated with a renal tubular acidosis (RTA) that may manifest as a low blood potassium. 34 more words
I was recently diagnosed with ckd stage 3. All my labs are within normal range. My serum creatinine level is 36. My doctor has already tested for basics like lupus, hiv, hepatits, etc. with negative results. There is no family history of ckd illnesses and I am not a diabetic. Can you give me some ideas what I should be looking for to explain why my kidneys are failing?
If there are no blood tests that can determine the cause of your kidney disease, then you may need a kidney biopsy. You will have to consult with a nephrologist to see if a kidney biopsy is indicated.
If your creatinine level jumps in 8 months from 1.04-1.54. Does this mean you have a serious condition?
The serum creatinine can vary by plus or minus 0.2 millgrams per deciliter because of laboratory variation. A rise from 1.04 to 1.54 would be of concern. 41 more words
I have one kidney from an age of 5 (a nephrectomy after being hurt). I am 53 now and wonder what should I get checked on a regular basis? I do get checked on urine each time I get my annual physical checkup.
I recommend at least annual testing for blood creatinine and a calculated estimate of your glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and urine testing for blood, protein, and infection. 11 more words
My husband has type 2 diabetes & has protein in his urine dx by lab test on 8/2: urine microalbumin inst 2.4 H & microalbumin/creatinine 44 H. Should he limit his intake of protein rich foods & how much is allowed?
Normal urine microalbumin is less than 30 micrograms per milligram of creatinine. You quote his urine microalbumin at 44, so this is just mildly elevated. Altering the protein in the diet will not treat any problems related to diabetic… 45 more words