The renal disorder is also referred to as a kidney disorder. Here both the kidneys generally stop functioning on their own. Some of the common kidney disorders are chronic kidney disease and glomerulonephritis. The common causes are diabetes and hypertension. Swelling in the legs, poor urine output, fatigue, nausea, confusion, and irregular heartbeat are common symptoms observed in kidney disorders. Treating the cause of kidney disease is the only way to manage the patient affected with this condition.
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Query: Hi doctor, My 19 months old daughter has suffered with for around seven months. Then, we had an MCU test and it was diagnosed that she had grade 5 reflux in right side and grade 4 in left side. Her ultrasound showed she had 40 cc urine residual. Her doctor suggested ureteric bilateral surgery. She h... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Surgery to correct reflux will not prevent UTI (urinary tract infection). It will only prevent bacteria from reaching kidneys, thereby preventing renal damage. Yes, UTI can still occur after correction of reflux. Other factors which predispose to UTI must be ruled ou... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, My father was previosuly diagnosed with renal tubular acidosis and diabetes mellitus, was maintained on Potassium citrate and Gliclazide OD. Currently he had an infected insect bite on the left anterior lateral aspect of the leg. He was started on CO-Amoxiclav BID. Currently on its 4th ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. High creatinine suggests a CKD picture for a long term diabetes particularly uncontrolled DM. Your fathers HbA1c is high which shows his diabetic status is not under control. High potassium levels is one of the complications of CKD, in this picture taking Potassium citr... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, If a person with chronic kidney disease with a creatinine of 1.9 and a GFR of 40 receives Toradol 60 mg IM as a single dose, can that lead to acute renal failure? How soon would failure occur after the administration of the medication? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Toradol contains Ketorolac. It is known to cause worsening of kidney functions. But usually what is seen is that, it is the administration for a longer duration which causes the increased probability of renal failure and not a single dose. A famous study reveals that keto... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor,I have been on Lithium for bipolar disorder for over 20 years. From a blood test two years ago, I noticed that my GFR was below 40. So, I gradually started switching from Lithium to Epilim to avoid further damage to my kidneys. But now, I experience excessive thirst and I wake up at nig... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your detailed reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Lithium commonly causes two types of renal disease, namely nephrogenic diabetes insipidus and chronic tubulointerstitial nephritis. Diabetes insipidus is causing the... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I have renal hypertension. I am on Cilaheart 20 BD. My BP is 160/100. My creatinine is 4.18 and urea is 104. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest you add up a diuretic like a tablet Torasemide 10 mg once daily along with tablet Arkamin (Clonidine and Hydrochlorothiazide) 0.1 mg thrice daily. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and with their consent take the medicines. These woul... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I have a question about my mom's peripheral blood smear test. She is 62 years old and is diabetic. The report says she has normocytic normochromic anemia with neutrophilic leukocytosis. Her neutrophils are 85 %, lymphocytes are 14 %, eosinophils are 1 %, and neutrophils show coarse toxic ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen her reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). In your mom's case, considering that she is a diabetic patient with swelling in both her feet (also known as edema), a few things come to my mind. She could be having some skin infection in the... Read Full »