Prednisone kidney function

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The doc want to put me on prednisone for two weeks prior to starting treatment, in order to deal with Cryoglobulinemia and associated vasculitis. Does it make sense to take the prednisone? I thought that tx is a way to get rid of the cryoglobulins. I was also under the impression that prednisone may lead to increased viral load, and that is the last thing that I would want before starting tx.
That sounds like prednisone side effects to me. You can't get off it suddenly either. Follow your doctor's directions.
In the other hand mineralocorticoids regulated sodium and potassium, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>kidney</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>function</span>, etc. The principal steroid with mineralocorticoid activity is aldosterone. So, in other words if you take prednisone it wouldn't help with mineralocorticoids.
Sometimes high doses of steroids can't be avoided depending on what would happen if not used but then close monitoring via bloodwork is done to make sure it is not hurting liver or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>kidney</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>function</span>. Like Corazone wrote the prednisone is to slow the autoimmune component in lupus. Often times it can be tapered down and in some cases discontinued depending on your symptoms and whether the symptoms decrease at some point.
Hi I have Lupus <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>kidney</span>. I have been taking prednisone for little over 1 year now. I started with10 tabs (50mg), and now I'm taking 1 tab (5mg). However, it seems like 1 tab is not enough to control my lupus. I have been taking high and low back and fourth for this past year and I absolutely have MOON FACE even though my husband convinces me everyday that I don't. I really hate what this steriod does to me.
4 years ago another blood test showed the same calcium levels but normal <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>kidney</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>function</span>. My vet(s) are confused by the test results. All her other blood tests are normal (sodium, pot, protein, etc) We are giving her subcutaneous fluids, a kidney diet and some probiotics. can we do anything to get rid of the calcium deposits? Could the calcium be kidney stones? Is renal advanced (the powder supplement) really important for her to take? My vets are clueless. They can't tell me anything.
This is due to the malabsorption (poor absorption problem that Crohn's patient suffer from ), as well as <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>kidney</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>function</span> with respect to how it handles the citrate element. When magnesium and citrate are low or not present in adequate amounts in the urine, then insoluble salts such as calcium oxalate form, which in turn collect and organize to form kidney stones. The use of magnesium oxide or magnesium citrate is known to help in the treatment of patients with calcium oxalate stones.
Now I cannot go for more than a two weeks without the prednisone before I start having severe attacks again. My prednisone is taking a very hard toll on my body. Weight gain, bruising, insane mood disorders, last week I smiled and my lip split. My kidney pain is excrutiating. Now my teeth are chipping. I constantly lose the feeling in my legs and my body is retaining so much fluid. Two weeks ago I started to develop a numbness in my right hand.
He is considering reverting to Hydrocortisone (instead of Prednisone). Since prednisone stays in one's system for much longer than hydrocortisone, could he still have an ACTH Stim test? If so, how? Also, since he is feeling better (but not completely himself) he is considering hiking a mountain this week. Should I be concerned? He has not yet been given the tools or meds to give himself an injection. I am new to this forum.
I am curious if concurrent use of Prednisone alters the outcome of blood tests such as: ANA, ENA, complement, BUN, creatinine, protein levels, etc. and/or spinal tap tests on someone? can still have MS if the spinal tap and VEP come out negative but the MRI comes out positive for demyelinating disease?
They're hoping that by adding prednisone to his treatment will reduce his <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>kidney</span> swelling, but this is really the last thing they can do for him. If his bloods don't start improving then it really will be the end :-( My whole world is just going to be so much darker without him. His brother Murtaugh is already missing him. They have been together from the start. I hate the thought of them no longer playing together or finding the same box to sleep in.
if we treat the EPI, it adversely affects the kidney disease, if we treat the kidney disease, (take away the prednisone) the EPI is symptomatic again. The vet said he has lost about 70% <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>kidney</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>function</span> at this point. His appetite is almost non existent, he has lost about 13 poiund in the past 3 months, he is losing his coat on his stomach, and his hair is coming out in large blotches under his neck. I have always had dogs, but there is a bond with my baby like I have never had.
I have never taken Prednisone before. During the 12 days as I reduced the dose I experienced terrible pain in my knees and hips. My last dose was 6 days ago. After my last dose I experienced the joint pain for 2 days. It has since gone away, thankfully. However, I have been very nauseous (I'm NEVER nauseous normally) and very weak/tired since. I'm also getting a headache today as well (and I never get headaches). Also slight dizzyness. No body/joint pains, swollen glands or temperature.
To be honest, I do not know for sure about the Prednisone or any of the steroids and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>kidney</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>function</span>. Someone else should know about the steroid use with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>kidney</span> issues. However, I do know that you should NOT use Celebrex when you are concerned about kidney function, because you should NEVER use NSAID (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug) medications with kidney issues of any kind.
5 mg of Lasix and I am still swollen, nor I do not take any prednisone... that might cause swelling. How can I improve my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>kidney</span> function and reduce the creatine level? Many Thanks.
If your husband has persistent proteinuria additional tests must be done to evaluate his <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>kidney</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>function</span>. In addition to blood glucose and blood pressure control, the National <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>kidney</span> Foundation recommends restricting dietary salt and protein. The extent of the damage to the kidneys must first be evaluated by his doctors. An oral steroid may be prescribed for his proteinuria proteinuria.
If you have back pain with spasms then you need to get investigated for deficiency of potassium, calcium, sodium, magnesium, vitamin B complex, or vitamins B1, B3, or B6 and Vitamin D. Get your <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>kidney</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>function</span>, parathyroid gland <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>function</span> and adrenal <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>function</span> tests done because these affect the electrolyte balance in the body. Stress, alcohol, caffeine and fatigue all cause similar symptoms. Hence if you take alcohol or coffee then cut this down. Sleep at regular hours and see if it helps.
Did your vets explain what they thought the cause of his not being able to walk properly was? And was the Prednisone given for an inflammatory condition? Just trying to trace whether your dog's sudden sickness could be caused by the initial illness or disorder -or whether it may be a side effect of his medication. Prednisone can occasionally cause inflammation in the pancreas, stomach, and kidneys.
He has had an heart echo and ultra sounds to rule out any underlying heart problem and his renal specialist is not concerned about his <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>kidney</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>function</span>. He has seen a paediatric respiritory specialist whom suspected mycoplasma, however, he has tested negative to this. This morning, he is as bad as he has been over the last month and we are very concerned about him, but are at a loss about what to do next. can you suggest any other possibilities.
Any help I would so appreciate. Some of symptoms: Joint pain with weakness (heavy feeling) & fatigue, flu like feeling. Weird eye issues. Nerve pain. Depression. Headaches. Sometimes back pain like I have a double kidney infection. Skin issues but no "butterfly rash". Sleeping problems every so often. On my journey for answers I have been tested for MS & GI disorders. I have been diagnosed with Depression, IBS, Mitral valve regergitation, Endo, & arthritis in my left hip.
My mother's kidneys started shutting down about a year ago due to what the doctors think is an allergy to ibuprofen. She was on the verge of needing a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>kidney</span> transplant. The doctors put her on Prednisone, though, and now her kidney function is almost 100% again! It's all about treatment. Just thank God that we've got that! Best of luck you. I am sure you have a long life ahead of you.
Only sometimes will the ANA come back mildly positive, mild positive rheumatoid factor, neg. lyme, neg. rheumatoid on xrays, ok on heart and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>kidney</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>function</span>. The predisone dose was lowered in Nov. 2010 to 8.5 mg from 15 mg daily and I got quite sick with swelling slowly returning to legs so that after 2 months I couldn't walk well anymore and my ribcage cartilage became inflammed along with sinusitis unremitting with negative allergen tests. I'm lost too.
So far it has affected his ears, lungs, and kidneys. He only has 40%-50% <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>kidney</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>function</span> and his ears and constantly stopped up making it difficult to hear, and he has started coughing quite a bit at night and having laryngitis.
creatnine runs about 2.5 with 25% <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>kidney</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>function</span> currently. I am on rappamune (immunosuppresant) and very low dose prednisone. Any thoughts on what might be causing this and/or treatment would be helpful. At this point the neurologist can not provide details regarding if the condition will spread; will it become ALS; will it corect???? please help.
Fairly recently the drug Azathioprine has been added to Prednisone to treat AIH with the goal being to able to withdraw the Prednisone in time. Long term Prednisone has serious side effects but, Azathioprine has its own side effects as well - which you can read about in the link below.. Treatment is often stopped once the AIH is in remission and it can stay in remission for years although most people see activity within 2 years and must re-start treatment.
In the last 2 years I have also lost kidney <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>function</span> to 35%. It has held at that for the last year. I can not take any NSAIDS. I had a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>kidney</span> biopsy that showed the "tubes" being irritated but not damaged. (I'm not a doctor, so this is the best I know how to describe the results.) My kidney doc says it should reverse if we can find a cause. Also, all of my joint issues are soft tissue. No bone damage. In the last 6 months I developed gouty tophy deposits in my elbows and left wrist.
Hypogirl, if you have autoimmune gastritis whomever was giving you acid suppression meds should be avoided. In this autoimmune condition, you're facing a condition in which your body is attacking the cells in your stomach that will result in a LACK of acid production, in addition to not producing enough intrinsic factor which is needed to bind to the B12 you take in with food and allow that to be transported to the small intestine for uptake. So you end up with a deficiency of vitaming B12.
It is possible that accumulation of creatinine or uric acid in the body, in presence of impaired <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>kidney</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>function</span> or dehydration, can also cause itching and sores. Exercise has also been known to induce such as rash and itching. If possible, apply olive oil and massage into your skin at bedtime or as often as possible. Olive oil has antibacterial and antifungal agents that heal skin naturally. You can also take cetrizine twice daily until the rash improves.
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