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Kidney damage with Hepatitis C - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   May I have some suggestions about kidney problems?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I am asking this for my mother
Doctor :   What exactly is the problem?
User :   actually she has Hepatitcs C
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   after the operation, her kidney is becoming bad now
User :   and now her blood results show that her liver function is alright at the moment
Doctor :   What operation did she have?
User :   hang on
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   Spleen
User :   spleen cut operation
Doctor :   Ok
User :   because her hepatitcs C, she later suffered stomach bleeding
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   but now her liver function is ok
Doctor :   What her kidney parameters now?
User :   the main thing is her kidney
Doctor :   blood urea and serum creatinine.
User :   yes
User :   Urea nitrogen is around 300 something
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Muscle liver is also 100 something, higher than normal
Doctor :   Is she getting adequate urine output?
User :   and her blood pressure is quite high as well, need to have medicine every day
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   yes, I think so
Doctor :   Is she in the hospital right now?
User :   no, in the home
User :   she is not working any more
Doctor :   oK.
User :   she feel very tired every day
User :   she tried many herbs too but seems very effective
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   She needs to get her kidney function monitored atleast every month
User :   and the main thing is she cannot use western medicine, because she has liver problem too
User :   how to monitored?
Doctor :   She needs to go for a check up
Doctor :   every month.
Doctor :   She must follow a strict renal diet.
User :   yes, she is going to do the blood check every month
Doctor :   Tofu, peanut butter
Doctor :   eggs, low sodium cottage cheese
Doctor :   Fresh or frozen fish, such as salmon or tuna
Doctor :   Shellfish, such as clams, crabs, lobster or shrimp
User :   she cannot eat them above, right?
Doctor :   Fresh chicken, fresh turkey
Doctor :   she should eat only these foods
Doctor :   as they are good sources of protein
Doctor :   she should avoid smoked fis
User :   can she eat tofu?
Doctor :   Yes.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Limit her liquids
User :   can you suggest the ways how to reduce urea nitrogen?
Doctor :   coffee and tea, sodas, fruit and vegetable juices, soups, milk, cream, ice cream, sherbet, sorbet and even gelatin should be restricted
Doctor :   These steps are beneficial.
Doctor :   But the real treatment remains in how much kidney is damaged
User :   ok
User :   can you suggest some ways?
Doctor :   She may have to undergo dialysis if necessary.
Doctor :   the underlying condition causing this should be treated
User :   dialysis?
User :   what is that?
Doctor :   That is a process where her blood is filtered by a machine
Doctor :   also called artificial kidney
User :   oh, I see
Doctor :   that is done if the kidney problem persisit
User :   she does not really want to do that personally
Doctor :   Yes, this is in case there
Doctor :   is severe problem
User :   is there any medicine you can suggest?
Doctor :   I cant suggest any medicine online for her own safety without examining her physically.
User :   I know, I heard people with 700 or 800 will need to do that
User :   ok, I understandly
User :   any other sources I can take for references?
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
User :   any websites you can suggest for kidney problems?
Doctor :   I suggest that you try WWW.WWWW.WW Doctor :   You can also try WWW.WWWW.WW User :   ok
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
User :   thanks
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   do you know any websites for hepatitcs C?
Doctor :   Try the same ones for both problems
Doctor :   I didnt get you.
User :   I dont know what is the english name for her kidney problem?
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   i suggest that she continue
User :   sorry?
Doctor :   the hepatitis C medication
User :   ok
User :   thanks
User :   bye
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.

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