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Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a long-lasting decline in kidneys' functioning, usually lasting longer than three months. CKD occurs in five stages, where mild damage is stage 1, and complete failure of kidney functions is seen in stage 5. CKD commonly occurs due to high blood pressure and sugar and can result in anemia, bone disease, and heart problems.

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My mother has CKD. How to manage using medications?

Query: Hi doctor, My mom was a CKD patient. Currently, she takes the following tablets: Lorazepam 2 mg, sodium bicarbonate, Metoprolol Succinate 50 mg, Torasemide 10 mg, Nifedipine, and Febuxostat. But she frequently feels vomiting, headache, etc. So, I have attached the latest laboratory reports (attachm...  Read Full »

Dr. Karthic Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I think your mom is suffering from severe renal failure, termed CKD (chronic kidney disease). Going through her reports, she is having severe abnormalities of various reports. I suggest you add the following medicines along with the medicines s...  Read Full »

I have chronic kidney disease. Do I need dialysis shortly?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 43-year-old male. I often feel tired, confused, and nauseous. I have back pain, headaches, and indigestion often.I am feeling sick from PKD. I am suffering from renal failure with GFR of 13. I am currently not under any medication. I need an ESRD diagnosis. Kindly help. Attach...  Read Full »

Dr. Manzoor Ahmad Parry

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your reports (attachments removed to protect patient's identity). The reports suggest chronic kidney disease (CKD) stage five due to polycystic kidney disease (PKD). The stage of CKD is such that you need to prepare for renal replacement therapy....  Read Full »

My father is hospitalized for heart failure, and impaired kidney and liver function. What are the chances of his recovery?

Query: Hello doctor,My dad has been hospitalized twice in the last four weeks for severe heart failure. He is currently still in hospital. The left wall of the heart does not function. Kidney function at its lowest was 26, which further moved to 28 when taken off heart medications. Liver function is impair...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Sorry to hear about your father's health. Seems like he is in cardiogenic shock with multi-organ dysfunction. The present prognosis is not good, but if he has some actual issues on the background of previous heart failures like acute heart attack, severe infection, drug...  Read Full »

Is dialysis required for CKD patient with high phosphorus?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is suffering from CKD (chronic kidney disease) for the past one year. His creatinine level is 11.05 mg/dl, urea is 144 mg/dl and uric acid is 5.10 mg/dl. He has no swelling or breathlessness, but his phosphorus content is high 5.80. We have not started the dialysis at the mom...  Read Full »

Dr. Krishna Somani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to After seeing all the details and your father's reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I would like to ask few questions. What is his age? How is his appetite? Does he feel nauseated or vomit? Is he losing weight and feels generally unwell? With t...  Read Full »

My cousin, who has had chronic kidney disease, was recently diagnosed with heart failure. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,My cousin has chronic kidney disease and has recently been diagnosed with heart failure. The doctors suggested an angiography. I would like to get a second opinion on this matter. Has his kidney disease been related to his recently developed heart failure? Please suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhav Vishal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. It is challenging to answer your question without any investigation reports. A heart condition can develop due to chronic kidney disease (due to severe water retention), but both can be separate disease processes also. Usu...  Read Full »

Can chronic kidney disease cause swelling in feet and tongue?

Query: Hello doctor, I have swelling on my feet and tongue as well. KFT report was normal only my creatinin was 1.6 mg/dL . It is a chronic problem. I have already used Lasilactone 50 mg and Torsemide 10 mg. But no relief. I use insulin Mixtard 40 units twice and Galvus Met 50/850 1 bd for my diabetes typ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to According to your statement, you are suffering from chronic kidney disease. Now you have swelling on feet, ankles, and tongues. You have DM (diabetes mellitus) for 20 years. Do you suffer from an allergy? Or are you allergic to some foods, medications, irritants, et...  Read Full »

I have been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease, and I am curious about the role of urinalysis in monitoring my condition. Can you provide insights into how urinalysis is used in assessing and managing chronic kidney disease? Additionally, are there specific markers or factors in uri...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern, Urinalysis plays a significant role in monitoring chronic kidney disease (CKD) as it provides essential information about kidney function and overall health. It is a non-invasive test that can be performed regularly to assess the progression...  Read Full »

My mother has chronic kidney disease. Can she avoid dialysis?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is suffering from chronic kidney disease, and her creatinine level is 9.8 mg/dL. She has a history of diabetes for the past 25 years. She is taking Insulin from the beginning. She has hypertension for the past 35 years. Her hemoglobin is about 11.0 gm/dL. Her eyesight has been ...  Read Full »

Dr. Y. Siva Roja

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have reviewed your query. There are specific indications for dialysis in patients with chronic kidney disease. They include low creatinine clearance, high potassium, patient becoming acidotic, symptoms of uremia (increased urea in the blood), loss of appetite, urem...  Read Full »

Does my husband need an AV fistula for kidney dialysis?

Query: Hello doctor,My husband has been diabetic for the past many years and has been on insulin from the first day. Now he has been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease. He is hospitalized. His creatinine and blood sugar levels are also high. Dialysis was done four times last week. The doctor is asking h...  Read Full »

Dr. Karthic Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your husband is suffering from chronic kidney disease, secondary to diabetic nephropathy (due to long-standing diabetes mellitus). Since his blood sugar levels were not under control all these years, they have damaged the kidneys and it is irreversible. I suggest yo...  Read Full »

What are the symptoms of chronic kidney disease?

Query: Hello doctor, I have chronic kidney disease with eGFR 22. I weigh 176 pounds and have a height of 5 feet 2 inches. My symptoms include frequent headaches and foamy urine. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Karthic Kumar

Answer: Hello doctor, Welcome to I understand your concern. Your kidney function has declined gradually and unfortunately, you are not on any medications. The headache could be due to the high blood pressure. I would suggest you check your blood pressure and revert. Secondly, foamy urine is bec...  Read Full »

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