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I have been diagnosed with glomerulonephritis disease since I was in my 20's due to an untreated illness as a child. I was on various meds throughout my adult life until I reached 64. At that time my GFR indicated the need for dialysis. I have been on hemodialysis for 2-1/2 years and I am on the transplant list with a wait time in NY state of about 5 years. My question is regarding live vaccines. My wife and I watch our infant grandson during the work week. He has just received the rotavirus vaccine and within 24 hours of that, I have been experiencing symptoms of severe diarrhea and low appetite. As a hemodialysis patient, am I in any danger of responding badly to a live virus vaccine? My doctor is off for the next few days and I thought I would try and see if I could get an answer from you.
Live virus vaccines such as the Shingles vaccine, Mumps, Measles and Rubella vaccine, Rotavirus vaccine and others can be given to dialysis patients, but generally are less effective at inducing immunity that in the non-dialysis population. 47 more words
Sir, I have serum creatinine 7. 9 and I am already suffering from heart problem and pacemaker is implanted. What should I do now?
You should consult with a nephrologist who can examine you and determine the cause of your kidney disease and then form a treatment plan. That treatment plan may include dialysis treatments or possibly transplantation. 7 more words
My partner has had repeated episodes of kidney stones (both kidneys) and his last lithotripsy in 2015 landed him in intensive care for four days. His age is 64 and his GFR was last measured at 40 in September. His health other than kidney issues up to now has been good. What generally is the near term prognosis in these cases and what generally are the guidelines for stone formers and transplantation? We've had difficulty getting information as we purchase our own insurance and have been forced to change policies, networks and doctors three times in three years as companies exit the individual market in NYS.
, I am a 61 year old white female, about 50 lbs overweight. I take 50 mg Losartan and 50 mcg L-thyroxine daily. I recently saw a doctor for increased symptoms of hypothyroidism (fatigue, feeling cold, dry skin, thinning hair, forgetfulness, slow but steady weight gain, etc.) Blood tests showed most results in the normal range except immature granulocytes % high at 0.5 (range 0.001 - 0.429%); thyroglobin, Tumor Marker, S high at 7.5 ng/mL; and eGFR low at 56.37. BUN was 15 (range 7 - 17 mg/dL), creatinine was 1.0 (range 0.5 - 1.1 mg/dL). The doctor has referred me to an endocrinologist, but when I asked about following up on the low eGFR, I was told, "don't worry about it." This is contrary to what I've just read on the Internet (including your site), and in recently published books from the library. On my own, I have begun exercising and dieting to lose weight and reduce my blood pressure (which has been in the 140's/90's lately), following guidelines such as not consuming too much protein or alcohol, generally cutting calories, etc. I'm beginning to lose weight and my blood pressure has come down a little, but not far enough yet. My doctor did not say anything about losing weight or reviewing my blood pressure medication. She did not ask me to come in for a urinalysis, or do any kind of follow up at all on the eGFR of 56.37. Should I be concerned? Should I find another doctor in a different practice for a second opinion? I want to be as proactive as possible, and do as much as I can to stave off any progression if I do in fact have chronic kidney disease.
In the testing that you mention, I do not see any testing for thyroid illness. If you have thyroid disease, this can decrease your kidney function. 59 more words
My brother-in-law is in the hospital for kidney problems. What would be an approximate level for creatinine for a male 82 year old, weighing 150 pounds?
In general, a normal serum creatinine is around 1.0 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dl).
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My grand mum has creatinine of 10.9 and albumin of 3.12. Is female lives in India and is 79. What is her life expectancy? She does not take dialysis.
I am unable to provide a prognosis without performing a complete history and physical examination. She appears to have very far advanced kidney disease, but I cannot tell you what caused the kidney disease and what outcome would be expected. 8 more words