In this situation, you must consult with the physicians who are caring for your aunt. I am unable to provide a prognosis or recommendations for treatment without knowing the complete medical history of your aunt and performing a complete examination. 60 more words
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My aunt had stomach cancer surgery 2 weeks ago and developed complications, one of which is her kidneys are not functioning properly. They are talking about dialysis. How many treatments would be standard and would she have to be on it the rest of her life? Right now she is not aware enough to make the decisions for herself. We were also wondering if the kidney function would be part of the problem making her incoherent. Any advice you could give would be greatly appreciated.
I am a 69 year old with CKD 3. Right kidney was removed due to kidney cancer. I have low testosterone and type 2 diabetes. Also I am over weight and want to start testosterone replacement therapy. I am seeking advice as to whether this is a safe therapy. I have read the studies on the morbidity rate on men with Low T and CKD and it is frightening.
Any treatment has risks and benefits. In this situation, I suggest you discuss the risks and benefits of testosterone treatment with your physician, who knows your medical history and can discuss the risks and benefits with you. 15 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
I have diabetes and hbp; kidney function was at 90 one year ago. I just went to the doctor for routine tests and gfr is now 50; of course I am very anxious to do what is needed to improve. If I really exercise and eat super - correctly can the gfr improve?
My mother is a diabetic patient since her early age. Now she is 54 yrs. She is having hypertension. Blood-pressure hovers around 130/70 to 145/75 by medications. Recently her creatinine measurement comes around 3.7. Potassium m is 5.7. HbA1c is well controlled for 8 yrs. It comes around 5.5 to 6. Recently I conducted Ultrasound of her lower abdomen which includes kidney, bladder. Size of Right Kidney 8.98 cm, Left kidney- 9.43 cm. USG Report says normal, no stones etc. Only slight Left Renal Parenchymal disease appears. Her Hemoglobin percentage is 8.9 . She is already taking sodium and potassium restricted diet. Doctor advised her to take Nephrosave tablet twice a day. But after taking it for 10 days acute gastrointestinal disorder with nausea, vomiting tendency appeared. On informing doctor he advised me to stop. My question is what is the role of NefroSave? Will it lower Creatinine or lower micro-albuminuria ? Will Kidney function increase by using it ? If it has to be continued then how can she use it without vomiting ? Is it possible to lower the Creatinine level? Please help doctor.
According to information on the Internet “Nefrosave” is a tablet that is available over-the-counter and not as a prescription. It is a combination of n-acetylcysteine and taurine. 58 more words