Daily Archives: November 1, 2016

I was born with two kidneys but only one kidney is functioning presently. Now recently, I removed one non-function kidney. I am 25 yrs old. I want to know whether I am eligible for marriage or not?

Many people live completely normal lives with a single kidney.  Hence, living with a single kidney should not interfere with plans for marriage. For more information on living with one kidney click here: Advertisements

Posted in Ask the Doctor, Kidney-Related Health Questions, Nephrectomy / One kidney

Hi Dr. Spry, I am diabetic and have high blood pressure. Over the past several years I have noticed my GFR fluctuates anywhere from 41 to 65 ( I am white) . My BUN runs around 23 and my Creat varies between .95 and 1.17. I am on 2 blood pressure meds…Losarten 100 mg QD (started in 2012) and Hydrodiuril 25mg (started in 3/2016) I am on oral hypoglycemics & my A1c is over 8. My GP does not feel I need to be concerned about these numbers. What would cause such large fluctuations in the GFR and do I go above my doc and seek a nephrologist? My BP seems fairly controlled with current meds. (Usually 130/60 – 74) I do have severe degenerative bone/joint disease and have cut my diclofenac 75mg to one pill every other day just to keep being able to walk. I dont smoke nor drink nor use added salt.

The Diclofenac that you are taking causes both high blood pressure and can worsen kidney function.  The diclofenac will interfere with your blood pressure medications and make control of high blood pressure much more difficult.   I also recommend better … Continue reading

Posted in Ask the Doctor, Chronic Kidney Disease, Diabetes, Hypertension/High Blood Pressure, Kidney-Related Health Questions, Medication and Kidney Disease, Medication and Kidney Function, Symptoms and Side Effects, Treatments

Does a high uric acid level cause an increase in a creatinine level?

This is a problem of the chicken or the egg.  An elevated blood uric acid level can be associated with acute and chronic gouty arthritis.  An elevated blood uric acid level over many years can also be associated with kidney … Continue reading

Posted in Ask the Doctor, Chronic Kidney Disease, Gout, Kidney-Related Health Questions