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An_246802 posted:
Good Afternoon,

My dad is 58 yrs old he is suffering from BP from past one and half year, after consulting the docter 20 days ago we got to know dat his creatinine level is 4.4 and protien level is high moreover his kidney size is becoming small.Kindly suggest me what problem my dad is having and is it possible to cure by only medicine with out dialysis.

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Bhagya
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olampic responded:
awaiting for soon replay.Please
 
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john-skpt responded:
The kidneys are slowly losing function; this may have been coming on for years and is just now being noticed. (Regular blood tests are really the only way to spot kidney failure in the very early stages, there are no physical symptoms.)

High blood pressure and/or diabetes are the two leading causes of kidney failure in the US.

At this point, the damage that has already taken place cannot be "fixed"; the thing to do is to try to keep it from getting worse: control blood pressure, manage diabetes, manage cholesterol, keep the heart and blood vessels in good shape.


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