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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hello. I've visited this sate numerous times and have consulted with a couple of Dr's here so please read the previous transcripts
Anyone there???

Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Its about my father.
Doctor :  
Please proceed.
User :   Having a history of hyper tension, gout and being diagnosed with Diabetes two years ago he has since then lost quite a lot of weight and was taken off the medicine for his Diabetes. Now he has gained weight 6 kg.
Doctor :  
User :   I'm afraid that his gout attacks will appear again, his kidney levels be elevated and so because he eats a LOT of POPCORN
User :   It might seem silly but how dangerous is popcorn for him. He eats it almost every day 300 grams.
Doctor :   Is he been diagnosed to have kidney problems too, I knew he had renal stones, but I could not find renal failure any where?
Doctor :  
I mean in the previous chats.
User :   please elaborate,
User :   I dont understand
Doctor :   I mean, is he diagnosed to have renal failure.
User :   He underwent a small procedure so he has no stones whatsoever
Doctor :  
User :   well his kidney levels were elevated maybe cause of the stones he earlier had
Doctor :  
Pop corn contains proteins and carbohydrates.
Doctor :  
Too much of protein is not good for gout.
Doctor :   The protein content of the pop corn is about 12 grams.
User :   Well he eats it all the time. Can they trigger some kind of gout attack or kidney problems
Doctor :  
High protein diet are known to trigger both gout problems.
Doctor :  
Kidney failure and not kidney stones can be aggravated by high proteins.
Doctor :  
Have you followed?
Doctor :  
*kidney failure and kidney stones are different.
User :   I see.
Doctor :  
In specific it is not good to take high proteins in one who has chronic kidney failure.
User :   So if he continues to eat popcorn in high amounts, a gout attack may appear and kidney problems? He is presently free of kindney stones but had a check-up this Tuesday
Doctor :  
What was the recent serum creatinine reports?
User :   Dont know, sorry but will know on Tuesday when I'll get the test results
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
If the serum creatinine is high then he may have to reduce the corn consumption.
User :   I gave the latest lab/test results, have you read through them
User :   But those results are like 3 months old I think
Doctor :  
Since he is not known to have chronic renal failure those reports are not going to be useful this time around.
Doctor :  
I shall elaborate on this.
User :   please do
Doctor :  
Kidney stone can cause acute renal failure.
User :   which means what exactly?
Doctor :  
A condition where one can have symptoms of renal failure transiently untill the source of this is not treated.
Doctor :  
In your father's case, it is the kidney stones that has caused the renal failure.
Doctor :  
Occasionally acute renal failure can turn to become chronic failure, where a strict medications and diet control is needed.
Doctor :  
Since he has been treated of the kidney stones we expect the kidney functions to normalise.
User :   renal failure? He was diagnosed with kidney stones and there was an inflammation so a procedure was done to flush out the stones. He is currently stone free so to speak
User :   His left or ríght kidney was swollen, he was given an antibotic in the hospital for 2 days and later was given permission to go home with medicine
Doctor :   In medical terms that is known as hydronephrosis.
Doctor :  
This condition if it persists can cause renal failures.
Doctor :  
So I mean to say that, he may not be having one, now as it has been treated.
Doctor :  
But you may have to wait for the recent reports to confirm
User :   well cant they see if my father has renal failure?
Doctor :  
So follow up with those reports.
User :   I will.
Doctor :  
Symptoms occur in the chronic stages,
Doctor :  
and rarely in acute stages.
Doctor :  
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