Hi. My mother in law has just been tested and the Dr says that her kidneys are only functioning 50% of what they should. I can't seem to get any answers and was wondering what this could mean. Please respond with any information. Thank you
How are you? How is your mother-in-law? Does she have diabetes? Chronic kidney or chronic renal disease, is a progressive loss of renal function over a period of months or years through five stages. The most common causes of CKD are diabetic nephropathy, hypertension, and glomerulonephritis. Initially it is without specific symptoms and can only be detected as an increase in serum creatinine or protein in the urine. Abdominal ultrasound is commonly performed, wherein kidneys with CKD are usually smaller than normal kidneys. The goal of therapy is to slow down or halt the otherwise relentless progression of CKD to the fifth stage. This link may be of help: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chronic_renal_failure
My mother in law is tired alot, loss of appetite, dizzy spells, has high blood pressure and has just been diagnosed with Alzheimers. We are not sure what it is since we have only talked to a daughter and not the doctor. I am contacting the Dr to see what they are doing to find out exactly what is wrong. thank you for your help.
The dizziness could be attributed to the high blood pressure. Is she taking any medications for this? It would be best if her blood pressure be controlled first. Please do update us on developments.
Take care and regards.
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