Daily Archives: December 27, 2016

Why isn’t there a cure for CKD?

There are many different types of kidney diseases that result in chronic kidney disease (CKD).  There is ongoing research for treatment of CKD for many different diseases.  We have some treatments but very few cures.  Once kidney failure is present, … Continue reading

Posted in Ask the Doctor, Chronic Kidney Disease, Kidney Failure, Kidney-Related Health Questions, Transplantation, Treatments

My husband is 68 and has genetic cardiomyopathy. Recently he has been diagnosed with blood sugar. Earlier he had a borderline blood glucose level but within normal range. Currently his readings are 194 fasting and 220 PP. His HBA1C level for past 3 months is 9. The doctor prescribed an ARC test and a spot urine ARC revealed Urinary Microalbumin in spot urine: 44.51 mg/dl; Urinary Creatinine in spot urine: 157.4 mg/dl; and Urinary Microalbumin: Urinary Creatinine 282.78 mcg/mg. My question is how advanced the stage is and can further deterioration of kidneys be stopped if not reversed? Also what kind of diet should he consume and how much water intake is allowed? I’m worried about his health. Please advice.

Your husband appears to have an excess of albumin in his urine and this is likely due to his diabetes.  A normal albumin to creatinine ratio is less than 30 and the number you provide is 283.  His diabetes is … Continue reading

Posted in Ask the Doctor, Chronic Kidney Disease, Diabetes, Diet/Nutrition, Kidney-Related Health Questions, Laboratory Testing