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Poor kidney function

My mother in law is about 78 yrs old and still active but was just recently diagnosed with alzheimers.  She has not been feeling well lately.  Dizzy, no appetite and very tired.  The dr says that one of her kidneys is only functioning at 50%.  We want to know what we should do and what it could be.  Thanks for any advice.
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The causes of my father's kidney problems were discovered by his primary care physician who routinely runs a number of blood tests, including one for kidney function.  My father takes a number of medications, including those for heart failure.  Heart problems eventually led to kidney problems.  Ironicly, The heart meds can affect kidneys adversely. The doctor has monitor Dad's meds very closely. When Dad is in heart failure he needs additional dosages of diaretics.  Too much diaretic can effect kidney function and too little will effect heart function.  We did see a kidney specialist concerning this, and the primary care physician is in communication with him.
Dad also has vascular dementia.  I know how hard dealing with memory loss can be for both patient and family.  I will keep you all in my prayers.
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thank you for your reply.  I watched my father die last year in October while Drs did nothing to prevent his death and I will not sit and watch my mother in law die because nobody will ask questions.  Her heart functions well so I don't think it has anything to do with that.  I am gonna find out what meds she is on now.  

I hope that your dad stays well and God Bless you and your family.
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