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High protein and pottasium level in blood test - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Kidney Conditions
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User :   hello doctor, i just got my blood test done today once again since my K level and protein level was high
Doctor :   you moved out
User :   sorry doctor
User :   my net got disconnected
User :   but yea, i just wanted to know
User :   what are the problems if K level and protein levels are high
Doctor :   in??
User :   blood test
User :   mine was 6.4 does it mean somethin is wrong with kidney
Doctor :   what is 6.4
User :   6.4 g/cl in blood test- potassium level
Doctor :   it is bit high
User :   ok what could be the problem
User :   if i have 6.4
Doctor :   you may have multitude of problems
User :   like?
Doctor :   nausea, crapmps, swelling of legs,
User :   i see...
Doctor :   worst scenarios kidney failure , heart failrue
Doctor :   etc
User :   so there could be a chance of kidney failure with 6.4
Doctor :   but most of the time the levels dont cause any sympotms
Doctor :   yes
User :   oh....
User :   so what should be done in such a case?
Doctor :   See the doctor for treatemnt
User :   ok
User :   and 1 more thing the tingling sensation in my groin has not gone yet
User :   so the doctor prescribed amitriptyline to me today
Doctor :   ok
User :   do u think that should help in reduction of tingling/discomfort in groin region
Doctor :   yes
User :   ok, how long does it normally take for
Doctor :   if not with pain killers
User :   the sensation 2 reduce
Doctor :   then the antidepressants are used
User :   i hve been taking pain killers, no effect really
Doctor :   yes
User :   ok i see
User :   also i had high level of protein in my blood test
User :   8.7
User :   is that pretty high?
Doctor :   it is high
User :   i see, so thats something to worry about right?
Doctor :   yes
User :   and are there any remedies/medications that will help reduce the amount of protein and potassium
Doctor :   low protein diet
User :   i see....
Doctor :   Low pot diet
User :   and with potassium?
Doctor :   low potassium diet
Doctor :   it should be limited to 2000mg per day
Doctor :   These Fruits/Vegetables are high in Potassium: Bananas, Avocado, Oranges, Orange Juice, Prunes, Prune Juice, Tomatoes, Tomato Juice, Tomato Sauce, Cantaloupe, Tomato Puree, Honeydew Melon, Nuts, Papaya, Chocolate, Red beans, Milk, Black beans, Lentils, Split peas, Baked beans, Potatoes, Black-eyed peas, Salt substitute, Dried fruits, Nectarines, Pears.
User :   i guess i ate lot of lentils
User :   and potatoes
User :   i still do
Doctor :   WWW.WWWW.WW User :   no wonder its too high
Doctor :   you can look at the menu thee
Doctor :   and what to eat and what not to
User :   could u give the same menu for
User :   protein too please
Doctor :   WWW.WWWW.WW User :   thank you
User :   and is amitriptyline the best medication to remove tingling sensation?
Doctor :   there is a fair chance
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   Ok
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User :   you mean
User :   there is a fair chance
User :   for the sensation to go rite
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