Norvasc and kidney function

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Avatar n tn We did some tests, ultrasound, nuclear and MRI and now they are saying they want to do a kidney biopsy. Right now I'm on blood pressure medication Norvasc, Metoprolol and the diuretic Lasix. Thing is they said they would see me in 4 weeks and assign me a Nephrologist then who will discuss whether or not to do the biopsy. One question I have is why wait so long? Why do they not want me to see the Nephrologist sooner? Also what is my prognosis? Can this be reversed?
Avatar n tn I also get tiny little red spots across my chest and upper arms. I have been given norvasc, imdur and nitrostat for raynauds with very little relief.I had an mri on my brain and blood tests that showed only a slightly elevated white count. I saw a rheumatologist that suggested having them rerun as they were completed before most of my symptoms appeared. I had a nerve conduction test.Is it possible that this is not autoimmune?
Avatar f tn My bp soon came down to 90/70s. I was told to stop Norvasc and then Lopressor. I watched for a rebound but my bp and pulse were within a normal range for a few weeks without them. I continued to check my bp about every day. One day a relative said something very cruel to me at the exact moment I was taking my bp. My diastolic was 110, but systolic and pulse were normal. My diastolic wouldn't come down so I took Clonidine (as my dr had prescribed for an emergency.
Avatar m tn Recent head injury, hyperthyroidism, renal artery stenosis (by dopplar studies or MRI), abnormal kidney function (by kidney function tests), hyper function of adrenals, Cushing’s syndrome, abnormal liver function etc need to be ruled out. You should consult a cardiologist for high BP. To diagnose the cause tests like kidney function, liver function, lipid profile, thyroid, adrenal gland function, EKG, ECHO, tread mill etc are done.
Avatar m tn Patients taking diuretics or who have renal artery stenosis (narrowing of the arteries going to the kidney) may require lower doses. Your doctor should be aware and adjust any dosage accordingly. Thanks for sharing and take care.
Avatar f tn It depends mainly on the results of your laboratory studies, as one of the components can affect your kidney function. Also the other component can cause lower extremity edema, and so its dose may be limiting. his the problem with combination medications, as they cannot be independently titrated.
1243333 tn?1296450502 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 Also have better kidney function. I also HAD some memory problems that are now gone.
Avatar m tn i am having a problem finding the right blood pressure medication to control high blood pressure with out raising my potassium levels and further hurting my kidney function. have tried many blood pressure medication combinations. 1- nefediac/lisinopril 2- norvasc/hyzarr 3 tribenzor/tekturna this is the ones i am taking now just started the tribenzor/tekturna combo 1 month ago. my recent blood work showed extremely high potassium level of 5.6 and elevated bun and creatine.
Avatar n tn How is her kidney function? Does she take Cholesterol reducing medication? How about Norvasc (Amlodipine - Alpha-Channel Blocker)?
Avatar n tn He is a Type I Diabetic with ESRD and hemodialysis. Previous Kidney transplant that went into failure 1 yr ago. He had a cardiac cath last winter that showed scattered disease that required no treatment. His EF was 61%. He has a history of hypertension, diabetes - type I, high cholesterol, depression and gastroparesis. Previous history - alcoholism. He most recent phosphorus He had a PET scan with adenosine this week that showed his EF was 35%.An echocardiogram was done today to verify the EF.
Avatar f tn This is the first bp med that worked a bit for me, as the calcium channel blockers (norvasc and plendil which caused vomiting) gave me suicidal (that's what they called them) cluster headaches and elevated my bp to 250/135. I'm scared that if i missed the night dose i might have a stroke (i read that on one of the boards if u suddenly stop taking bp meds you could have a stroke).
250398 tn?1225266891 Hi, "Causes of high uric acid levels in your blood (hyperuricemia) include: * Obesity * Excessive alcohol use * Diets high in purines * Certain medications, including low-dose aspirin, diuretics and some high blood pressure drugs * Certain diseases that have a high cell turnover rate, such as leukemia, lymphoma or psoriasis Initially, hyperuricemia may cause no symptoms.
250398 tn?1225266891 Hi, It is possible that the swelling in your feet (it may be subsiding when you put your feet up or overnight, and leaves a depression when you press into it) is a result of your kidney being affected and not performing at its best. Persons with hypertension can develop impaired kidney function, which is why it is important that you seek medical care at a hospital.
Avatar f tn PFO, ASA, MVP and normally have hypertension controlled with norvasc and triamterene. Have had several TIA's and a major stroke at 46 due to PFO and ASA and have been taking Aggrenox and Simvastatin since the event.
Avatar f tn My dad was experiencing exreme fatigue, vomiting, persistent coughing with tan mucus and loss of appetite. He is a chronic kidney failure patient, has CHF as well. We took him to the ER and he had a CT scan of the lungs and they found a mass as well as pleural effusion. They are suspecting cancer. They are draining the fluid out using a chest tube and have taken a sample of the mass for a biopsy.
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17270628 tn?1455144086 Have you had bloods done recently? Especially Kidney function and blood sugar tests. Secondary causes can happen the odd time( About 5 - 10% of the time) Get a blood test for adrenal gland, I think its a Renin Aldosterone % test. The main thing I would do is to insist on a 24 Hour ABPM test. Its simple and will give you a proper 24 hour average of your BP. The test makes allowance for the white coat period also.
Avatar m tn Have they ruled out other issues that may be causing your high BP, like kidney function? You're very young to have hypertension, I think they need to rule out any other health problems, before just putting a "band-aid" on your symptom. BP is normally easily controlled on medication, when it isn't it's because there is something else going on.
Avatar f tn Specialist took me off amlodipine besylate (Norvasc*,) which had been taken for a year after taking enalapril for about a year (Can't remember why the change). Put me on Lasix i tab- a week - ten days ago. Kidney function tested fine. am excreting potassium as well as holding. First blood test showed decrease to 5. second, raised again - raised Lasix to 1 and 1/2 for three days Blood pressure was 130 over 72 now runs around 119/62 .
9043033 tn?1401350253 I do know that if I don't take them I swell all over, especially my right leg and foot and my hands and face. Do other people have this problem and if so, what should the diagnosis be for all this? By the way, I'm a 62 yr. old female.
Avatar n tn Bloodwork showed normal kidney and liver function. The next morning I had a stress test, a Nuclear medicine scan and an echo which were all normal. They injected Lasix through my IV and my ankles returned to normal. I was discharged the next day with no known cause for my edema. They did give me Lasix 20mg and Potassium Chloride 20mg. I have not filled them, however, because my ankles have remained normal. The Cardiologist at the hospital was stumped.
Avatar n tn The reason for the gap between the last two tests was to allow time for the liver enzymes to normalize, as multiple physical exams, CT scan, and abdominal ultrasound seemed to rule out liver, pancreatic, gall bladder, or kidney cancer, and the source of the elevated liver enzymes was hypothesized to be medicine (which was discontinued on 11/25/05). A colonoscopy was done on 11/28/05, and an upper endoscopy was done on 1/4/06, both of which were perfectly normal.
Avatar n tn At 54 he has put on 100 lbs since 2006 and is very tired all the time - can not do a flight of stairs without being winded. All the meds for his heart have damaged his kidney function. He is not diabetic. Takes Lisinopril, Norvasc, Coreg, Lasix and about 14 other meds daily. They just swithed him from the amiodorone to Sortol so I do not know what that change will bring.
712042 tn?1254572809 After 2 ½ years of problems ( mainly shortness of breath on exertion) and after many interventions and tests which were all negative, including two left and right cardiac caths, I was referred to Emory University Hospital interventional cardiology. I underwent another cath as a way of a diagnosis by exclusion. They were pretty confident of the diagnosis they were to confirm.
Avatar n tn This higher rate of diastolic pressure causes adverse effects on the brain, heart and kidney. An individual with diastolic high blood pressure are advised to lower diastolic pressure by maintaining below 90. Systolic pressure is also required to be lowered though a top priority is focused on diastolic pressure. Hope this answers your question, and thanks for your question. If you have any followup questions you are welcome to respond.
Avatar n tn At 54 he has put on 100 lbs since 2006 and is very tired all the time - can not do a flight of stairs without being winded. All the meds for his heart have damaged his kidney function. He is not diabetic. Takes Lisinopril, Norvasc, Coreg, Lasix and about 14 other meds daily. They just swithed him from the amiodorone to Sortol so I do not know what that change will bring.
Avatar n tn I have been through an echocardiogram, have had probably 10 EKG's, holter monitor, blood pressure monitor, arrythmia monitor, stress test (where you run on the treadmill), renal artery checked twice, kidney function tested, brain scan, 24 hour urine test, adrenal glands tested, you name it - I've had it done. They can't find anything wrong with me yet my pressure remains high. Oh and they took me off all drugs I was taking at the time and it was still high.
Avatar n tn I an a teacher so I have to function in the clssroom and learn new curriculum every year.In addition, I train other teachers in my distict in my building so I have to be in front of other people speaking a all times so if I sound stupid it would show.People don't tell me I sound stupid.
Avatar f tn But my cardiologist didn't like the high BP so agreed to lower my lisinopril back to 20 mg. and added Norvasc. I had hoped (FERVENTLY) that the PVCs would get much less or disappear but no such luck. So far my BP has gone way down to near normal (at least for now) and I have to see if the trend continues, so the norvasc, in combination with the other stuff, is working. But still get the durned PVCs.