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Have RBBB, diabetes, hypertension. Had kidney failure, anemic. Taking Procrit. Blockage due to previous conditions?

Hello. Mom suffers from a RBBB , right bundle branch blockage....she also suffers from diabetes and hypertension . A few years ago (6) her kidneys failed and well fluids entered her lungs and consequently, she is anemic to the point she must be injected with Procrit every other week. Could her blockage be a result of well frankly all of the above? Susan
Asked On : Sun, 25 Nov 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
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Your mother is having Hypertension and Diabetes long standing( Duration of disease) can cause renal failure and when kidney fail there is Anemia because of hormone deficiency called Erthropoitin.
That is why she requires Procrit is to be given to treat Anemia, This is good drug to treat anemia due to kidney failure other wise you need to give blood .
We should keep her blood pressure controlled by medications and also keep her blood sugar also with in desirable range.
Kidney failure may not be reversible but can always slow it's progression and prepare for Hemodialysis in case kidney failure worsens.
Take care of diet fluid restriction,low protein,low Potassium diet as advised by your doctor.
Take care of her.
Good Luck
Answered: Sun, 25 Nov 2012
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Endocrinologist Dr. Om Lakhani's  Response

Right bundle branch is often found in normal persons and it is not significant. Diabetes is known to cause blocks in the heart, however as long as it is right bundle branch block I wouldn't worry much about it.

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Dr. Om Lakhani
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