Daily Archives: January 30, 2019

My father 68 lost consciousness during dialysis. He is in ICU intubated but at minimum support attached; his vitals are stable all Neural tests are normal. GSC score is low but he responds to pain. He is not in coma or brain dead. Please help.

I am unable to provide a diagnosis or treatment recommendations without performing a complete history and physical examination. You should discuss this with the physicians who are caring for your father.

Posted in Ask the Doctor, Blood/Urine Testing For Kidney Disease, Dialysis, Kidney-Related Health Questions

Hi Dr., I am presenting with low urine output, severe abdominal swelling, difficulty concentrating, high BP, extreme fatigue, muscle weakness/soreness. All of my labs have been normal, have a background in nutrition with excellent health habits. Echo/Heart MRI perfect, A1C 5.1. Have been managing Lipedema/ Lyphedema very well no progression, still having abdominal swelling in spite of Manual Lymph Drainage and Pump. Doctor said it is more than Lymphatic Failure. I could use your help with any suggestions you may have. I have been looking into Lysosomal/ Mitrochondrial/Metabolic Disorders. Thank you so much. My family history is Tinnitus, AFIB, Lipedema, Lymphedema.

I am unable make a specific diagnosis based on the information that you present. I do not identify a kidney disease based on the symptoms and information that you present.

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

Can a diabetic patient with CKD take fish oil/omega-3 supplements? Are there any supplements that are good for them and which are bad? Thank you.

Fish oil and omega-3 supplements are commonly used in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Patients with CKD often have elevated triglycerides and treatment with fish oil and omega-3 supplements are commonly recommended. I do not know of any specific … Continue reading

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

Hello! I am a 28 year old male and relatively healthy but I was born with one kidney and I’ve always been curious as to whether or not it effects my adrenal functions. Since technically, I only have one adrenal gland and all, will it effect my hormones level? Such as my cortisol, catecholamines, and adrenal androgens? Thanks!

You only need one adrenal gland to have full functioning of your adrenal axis. It is also possible that you could have an adrenal gland, even if you were born without a kidney on one side. It is likely that … Continue reading

Posted in Ask the Doctor, Blood/Urine Testing For Kidney Disease, Kidney-Related Health Questions, Nephrectomy / One kidney