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My husband has been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease in Dec 2016. He has been afib since 1992. When they diagnosed CHF, they added Oasis 40 2x daily along with his warfarin and lowered his digoxin too 125 mcg. He is restricted to 40 oz of fluids daily. How does this affect his kidneys?
I am not familiar with the drug “Oasis”. Patients with heart disease also commonly have chronic kidney disease (CKD). The doses of his medications will need to be adjusted for his kidney function and he will have to be monitored for both his kidney disease and his heart disease.
I see you recommended the DASH diet but that diet specifies the need for foods rich in potassium. I had understood that potassium, like sodium, are both to be kept low. Or does one only even have to think about that if blood tests suggest that the kidneys are not processing those minerals? CKD and diets seem to be a contradictory minefield. Does one need to adjust diet to prevent stressing the kidneys or does one only have to adjust if the kidneys have deteriorated to the point of not processing these minerals, as shown by blood test results? (My GFR was 46 at the most recent test.)
I recommend the DASH diet for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) Stage 1, 2 or 3. In most cases, potassium is not a problem when the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) is greater than 30 milliliters per minute per 1.73 meters squared. 103 more words
Hello doctor. My brother had kidney transplant 2 year ago. He was totally fine, but from this week, he gets fever at night only, also peel his tongue so that he unable to eat anything, and if he eats something after few times, he vomits. We are so worried about him?
I am unable to make a specific diagnosis based on the information that you present. I suggest that your brother be evaluated by his physician and have further testing. 20 more words
My father has diabetes but it is controlled now. His creatinine level was 5.4 four months ago. Now it is 4.2 after taking treatment. Is it a sign of improved kidney functioning than before? But this protein level is now 150 which was 52 before. Potassium level is 5.9 now. He is 57 years old. I want to know that is it possible to reverse this process to normal stage?
I am unable to make a specific diagnosis based on the information that you present. Your father should be carefully monitored by his physician. There may be some room for improvement, but I cannot provide a prognosis based on the information that you provide. 9 more words
Most people tend to associate a vegan diet with being lean. And science backs that notion. In a study of 40,000 adults, Oxford University researchers found that meat-eaters had the highest BMIs; vegans had the lowest; and vegetarians and semi-vegetarians landed somewhere in-between. 910 more words