Hydrochlorothiazide kidney function

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1668318 tn?1306416764 GFR stands for glomerular filtration rate and is a measurement of your kidney function and is typically not an issue unless it falls under 30. The two meds you are on are both diuretics designed to pull water from you fluid load. Are you experiencing some kind of fluid build up like edema in your legs or feet?
1243333 tn?1296446902 High blood pressure is not good for the heart and can lead to decreased function and an increase in angina. Your blood pressure should really be less than 140/90 and if you have diabetes or chronic kidney disease it should be less than 130/80. If you aren't on the maximal dose of Norvasc which is 10mg and the highest dose of Valturna then your physicians should probably start another bp agent such as Hydrochlorothiazide or increase the cattapress patch. Why are you on spironolactone?
Avatar n tn Diuretics such as hydrochlorothiazide and calcium channel blockers such as verapamil are acceptable to use with a horseshoe kidney. This information is provided for general medical information purposes only. Please consult your physician for diagnostic and treatment options pertaining to your specific medical condition. More individualized care is available through our department at the Henry Ford Hospital and its suburban locations (I-800-653-6568). Sincerely; HFHS M.D.
Avatar m tn I suspect it was out-of-control hypertension which caused her kidney function to deteriorate. I measured her BP at 200/110 several occasions over the weekend. She says she was stressed out on weekends. But her resting BP on weekdays was still around 160/100. I don't know what her internist has been doing but they apparently thought her hypertension was under control. She stopped taking Hydrochlorothiazide 25mg, something she was on, a while ago.
Avatar f tn Lisinopril can impair the function of the kidneys, and every person taking this medication should have their kidney function checked.
Avatar n tn Re: Horseshoe Kidney/Blood in Urine HFHS M.D.
Avatar n tn In order - a beta blocker, an ACE inhibitor and a diuretic. each has a specific function. Use as prescribed or check with doctor or pharmacist.
Avatar f tn the drs want to me have the kidney removed if she how painful is the surgery and how long is the recovery?
Avatar m tn I'm so glad to find an online community of others with MSK! I'm a 34 year old female, and have had kidney stones since I was 16. At 19, they repaired a ureter defect and said that I wouldn't have stones again. During pregnancy a few years later, I had stones again, so badly they had to perform a cystoscopy and place a stent when I was 5 months along- that was one miserable pregnancy.
Avatar f tn I take cholesterol medication and need to have blood work done every six months to check for proper liver function. My cholesterol (and liver) are doing great and kidney function came out fine too when my last tests were done on 12/05/2013. She also did a urinalysis in Jun 2013 which came out fine. The only thing I saw (doctor did not think it was a problem) was my blood calcium had crept up from 9.7 in December of 2012 to 9.9 in December of 2013.
Avatar f tn Has anyone ever stopped Allopurinol and Hydrochlorothiazide? I had a rather large staghorn kidney stone about 2 years ago and I was tested and placed on these two medications. I started having very low B12 levels and I asked my Urologist if the Allopurinol could be causing this? I was having to take two B12 shots a month just to stay feeling well and cognitive. He said, it was rare but he didn't have a problem trying to get off of it.
Avatar m tn The HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) is a good blood pressure medication and would certainly be reasonable to continue as long as your kidney function and lab tests for electrolytes are ok. If you have blurry vision, headaches, chest pain, or shortness of breath with blood pressure that high, you need to get to an emergency room ASAP!
Avatar m tn A better calcium channel blocker to use in you would be amlodipine (rather than diltiazem) as it works to lower blood pressure much more effectively. The HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) is a good blood pressure medication and would certainly be reasonable to continue as long as your kidney function and lab tests for electrolytes are ok. If you have blurry vision, headaches, chest pain, or shortness of breath with blood pressure that high, you need to get to an emergency room ASAP!
1165078 tn?1338655745 I've been on Keppra for over 3 yrs now, other than gain weight as soon as I was put on the drug, I've had numerous UTI's and kidney infec. as well as Kidney stones, I reduced my dosage by half (1000mg/day down to 500mg/day) over a period of 4 months last yr, still szr free, and blood levels come back with in therapeutic range (something my Neuro can't quite explain yet isn't making me go back up to the 1000mg/day). But I'm having more kidney issues.. am I alone on this?
Avatar m tn I just today had a doctor prescribe hydrochlorothiazide to me. I filled the prescription and then came home and phoned my oldest friend in the world, a 59 yr old Internal Medicine specialist to talk to him about it. His initial reaction was, and I quote, "I wouldn't take that stuff!".
Avatar n tn The doctor had told him that his kidney function was at 37% for the longest time, several years. Now the doc says that the function has increased to 43%. My question is, can this be possible (the doc himself said it was a miracle). I didn't think that the function percentage would go up without some sort of dialysis or something. And we wonder of it is one of those things that show better before it gets worse. (Hope not) Thanks for your time.
1801387 tn?1316252345 Hello everyone I'm David 24, was diagnosed at 22 after a stone 1cm ruptured and sent fragments into the left kidney causing a lot of damage. The stone after exploding was 6mm and required surgery (ureteroscopy) but this is how I was diagnosed never had a problem before then. Since then a lot has changed but this initial blast did damage to my kidney and I've slowly been losing kidney function. I have a friend who also has MSK and he had similar problems.
Avatar m tn Can you explain why people with poor kidney function are at risk for problems with toxicity? If the medication has been metabolized by the liver before excretion, isn't the medication mostly (or completely) inactive? Thank you for your reply.
Avatar m tn This medication works by forcing more water extraction from the blood, basically making you urinate much more to keep a lower volume of blood in the body. Is this because you have kidney problems? This medication can cause inflammation of the throat and/or airways so it may be the cause of your symptoms. I would speak to your GP and talk about changing to a more commonly used blood pressure medication if possible. Drugs like Ramapril or verapamil are widely used and are ace inhibitors.
Avatar m tn Polycystic Kidney Disease (hereditary; blood and urine test one month ago shows normal kidney function) (have had it for 10+ years) Hypertension (hereditary; semi-controlled to a general range of 125-140/75-90) (have had it for 10+ years) Tinnitus (unknown origin, but probably related to hypertension or multiple ear infections as a child) (have had it for 10+ years) Gumline cavities/exposed tooth nerves (initially brought about by failing my brush my teeth a few times while staying in the mo
Avatar n tn All of my blood work came back normal, but my calcium level in a 24 hour urine test showed 366. He put me on Forteo and hydrochlorothiazide. 4 months later, my calcium level is still high at 353. He thinks I've stopped taking the hctz, but I haven't missed a dose. I'd like to talk to him, but he's out on med leave. He said at my initial visit that I most likely have some sort of kidney defect and I've never properly absorbed calcium.
Avatar n tn You can progress very rapidly to NO kidney function and be on dialysis and having to wait for a kidney transplant. And we all know how that one goes--there is a shortage of transplantable kidneys and they go to the people who have been on the list the longest. So get to a kidney doctor now!