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Hi, my mother is in stage 3 kidney disease. She has been laxative dependent for many, many, many years. I have been reading and learned laxatives aren't safe for her. She is 77 years old and eats very little fiber. Is there a fiber powder supplement that is safe for her to use, such as benefiber?
Fiber laxatives are safe, including “Benefiber”. Laxatives to avoid are mostly magnesium containing laxatives such as Milk of Magnesia and Magnesium Citrate. Mixtures of Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) with electrolytes are also safe when mixed in water. 20 more words
Is an 86 year old male in stable health with stage 4 kidney disease allowed to consume alcohol at all?For example one shot glass full once a week?
Alcohol consumption in moderation does not cause any problems for the kidneys. A man should be able to consume up to two shots of alcohol per day and not suffer any further injury to his kidneys. 10 more words
My question concerns my 60 year old boyfriend who has type 2 diabetes. He currently takes metformin and jardiance. His blood sugar right now is 300. He is a smoker but not a drinker. 1. He has lost weight - aprox.10 lbs. a year in the past 5 years and is very thin. 2. He pees a lot every day and gets up in the middle of the night to pee also. 3. He also poops a little every time he pees. 4. He has to lay down several times a day. 5. No sex drive at all in approx 3 years. 6. Cranky, irritable and not nice to be around. 7. Most of his time spent watching TV for the past year. Are there any specific tests he can take to identify what is wrong? What do you recommend? Does any of this seem intestinal? Prostate? Can it be thyroid or hormones or his medications?
I am unable to provide a specific diagnosis based on the information that you present. There are many complications of Type 2 diabetes mellitus that must be monitored. 28 more words
Recent test shows my folic acid level are low and urea levels just above normal. I am a little underweight and my BP is around 97/67. I follow a healthy low protein diet. Currently my egfr is 45 and albumin 43g/l. I have just been prescribed folic acid tablets. I predominantly follow a vegetarian diet with occasional non-veg diet. Recently, I couldn't sleep very well and was feeling extremely tired which made me do the tests. In addition to this, I am feeling very hungry most of the time even though I eat enough. I am concerned taking more food would affect my kidneys. Any changes that you can suggest to improve my health.
I am unable to make a specific diagnosis based on the information that you provide. A folic acid deficiency can be seen with strict vegetarians. Folic acid deficiency causes a macrocytic anemia. 24 more words