Metformin and gfr

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Avatar n tn I guess maybe I am not asking the right questions but I am miserable and it is very frustrating not to know what to do can you suggest anything? My test this time showed AST 164 ALT 188 GFR 71.8 glucose 115, and blood urea nitrogen 22 I don't understand these where do they come from what do they do? I need help I am on the verge of just giving up this pain is unbearable. Thank You C.
Avatar n tn He has had central obesity since his mid 30s (and his limbs are also lean) and we first noticed that his upper back near the nape of the neck has enlarged. He has complained of problems in getting a full nights sleep and subsequently told he has sleep apnea and needs a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure machine at night. Now he also complains of dull aching pain near the right upper thigh.
Avatar n tn Your GFR is pertaining to your kidney function correct? A GFR of 58 is on the lower side but not anything major right GFR is actually lower. You need to find out what is causing your GFR to drop,, certain meds are hard on the kidneys, including over the counter NSAIDS like Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Aleve, etc. Do not take any of these meds anymore, or take them rarely. Tylenol is ok as it is filtered through the liver.
Avatar f tn This will involve taking her medications (insulin / metformin) and eating lower carb meals, along with close monitoring of blood sugar levels. please discuss with her dr whether it is appropriate to modify her medications, as this is not something we can comment on from this online community. Wishing you and your grandmother good health.
Avatar n tn About six months ago I finally got over denial (hard thing to achieve) and started medical treatment, Metformin and Lantus, I experienced relief in many of my symptoms but I´ve developed neuropathic pain, hell of a curse it affects my life in all the ways. I can hardly think or work. I am taking carbamazepin, gabapentin and vitamin B to fight this but the pain is incredible mostly from my abdomen down.
Avatar n tn My husband is a diabetic and takes lipitor, metformin & glybride and due to a hospital stay we were informed that he now has high pressure and he is in the beginning of kidney failure because his creatinine level was 5.2. Before we left the hospital the level came down to 4.6 and his blood pressure was down to 145/80. Now taking blood pressure medicine also but was taken off the metformin.
Avatar m tn Truely normal results should be 4 - 5. Metformin is an excellent first line drug for diabetes and it may help you get your sugars under control. Do strictly limit carbohydrates. Would likely be best to limit grains and flours and starchy veges. You can test 2 hours after eating different foods and see how your blood sugar responds and then use this informaiton to determine which foods you can eat and which you should avoid.
Avatar n tn About a little over a year ago, I had to stop taking metformin because of the effect it was having on my kidneys. After boosting my insulin, everything settled down. My eGFR (is there is difference from GFR???) seemed to stay reasonable. The last four tests numbers have been: 56...61...62...49. And, the last four of the random urine creatinine have been 167.0...118...96...21.7 (I don't know if that is good or bad).
Avatar m tn I try to watch what I eat and exercise and am on BP meds and Metformin. Any insight into these test results is appreciated. Thank you for your time.
Avatar n tn Hi ive been getting sick for years, Intestine infections, stomach infections, chest infection n the recent case was a pelvic infection. Aside from those i was told i had mild asthma at the age of 8, over the years after i would have little flares whenever i got the cold and had to use normal cold medication for congestion but never a nebulizer. My sinus has always been a problem and no medication seems to work for long. So ive had a sniffle basically everyday for about 7yrs.
Avatar m tn I dont think any of my problems caused the dysphonic vocal tension, that was caused by chest infections and colds, i had all the time from the age of 16-22, then it didnt help being injected with poison for the dystonia in my throat from from 22 to 30, so all in all i havent spoke the right right way for 16 years, so now its about retraining my speech which might not happen after such a long time, but i was wondering if i had a physical problem that might be making the progress of my vocal ten
Avatar n tn I am a diabetic patient. Due to skipping meal, Diamicron and metformin harmed me. At the start blood pressuring falling ans heart rate was increasing. Later only heart was going high on standing and walking. My blood sugar was high with ups and downs. When sugar was settled.\, it improved after six months. After that I started taking Insulin Lantus and Humalog. It was working well for me for a year. After that lantus was not working that well.
Avatar n tn I was put on medication for the insulin resistance (metformin) and told to go on a strict diet of complex carbs., low to no sugar, veggies and protein, low fat, no caffeine and lots of water. Insulin resistance can be very difficult to determine even with blood work. This is a dangerous thing to have because you are in a pre-diabetic state. Anyone who has PCOS should have you blood sugar and insulin checked.
Avatar n tn in a different way than the radioligst do. He is a pelvic pain specialist and inserted sodium pottasium into the bladder and told my daug if it brings on the same type of pain pressure than thats how they diagnosos I.C. and said she had it.Her symptoms are a feeling like she has to urinate and even when she does she still feels like she has a full bladder. the pressure from not being able to relieave hurts. She is on pain med's to help until we can find a answer but if it is I.C.
Avatar n tn Did you get any medical diagnosis yet? I gained 22 pounds in 4 days and we have ruled out failing kidneys and heart problems and my doctor is clueless.
Avatar n tn the system is a mess that much is for sure. I was partially and under diagnosed and I know the feeling. One thing I did was learn all about blood testing because they say "your fine, just a vitamin deficiency" and blow off the symptoms and your quality of life is in the dirt. It's frustrating and can be dangerous. I got to the point where I went to the doctor and ASKED for specific tests and that worked. A CBC can included a lot or not very much depending on what they check off.