Doctor's appointment 9-9-2019

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Doctor's appointment 9-9-2019

Post by jayphailey » Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:06 am

Welp, the punch line, I have protein in my urine. A level that suggests kidney damage.

Sooooo. I don't know if I will be able to recover my DOT card and resume working for PTI

This has me pretty down. I hope something else will come up to cover

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Re: Doctor's appointment 9-9-2019

Post by jayphailey » Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:18 am

Well fuckerdoodles.

Apparently long term diet Soda drinking can damage the kidneys. But I only really started drinking the stuff a couple of years ago trying to cut down on sodas with high fructose corn syrup. Not because I think HSCS is magically dangerous, but its pure sugar, so it goes straight to my beach ball belly

But - that doesn't explain the quick damage. This happened since Dec 2018.

But for now, I am cutting out diet soda as I can until I find out more

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Post by Innkeeper » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:21 am

jayphailey wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:18 am
Well fuckerdoodles.

Apparently long term diet Soda drinking can damage the kidneys. But I only really started drinking the stuff a couple of years ago trying to cut down on sodas with high fructose corn syrup. Not because I think HSCS is magically dangerous, but its pure sugar, so it goes straight to my beach ball belly

But - that doesn't explain the quick damage. This happened since Dec 2018.

But for now, I am cutting out diet soda as I can until I find out more
Muscle inflammation? That will put protein in the urine as well. Lord knows if diet soda put protein in the urine my support of PepsiCo would be showing up.
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Post by jayphailey » Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:09 pm

IDK. Need to go see a Nephrologist (Kidney Specialist)

But with no insurance, that ain't happening for a while

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Post by jpatten » Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:52 pm

I realize its been a while since this was posted, but how is your blood pressure?
hypertension will also cause kidney damage, and many blood pressure meds also affect the kidneys.

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Post by Innkeeper » Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:48 pm

jpatten wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:52 pm
I realize its been a while since this was posted, but how is your blood pressure?
hypertension will also cause kidney damage, and many blood pressure meds also affect the kidneys.
Worry him so his blood pressure goes up. :D
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Post by jpatten » Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:24 pm

Well if it does, I happen to know of several medications that can help.
Though I would recommend trying to lower sodium and exercise and caffeine reduction first. Fewer side effects

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Post by Innkeeper » Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:39 am

jpatten wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:24 pm
Well if it does, I happen to know of several medications that can help.
Though I would recommend trying to lower sodium and exercise and caffeine reduction first. Fewer side effects
Sodium is not always the issue. You can have high blood pressure without a sodium problem.

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Re: Doctor's appointment 9-9-2019

Post by jpatten » Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:35 pm

True.
Undiagnosed Hypertension is believed to be the main cause of my wife's stroke (almost 2 years ago now). Also caused a fair amount of kidney damage.
So we are keeping an eye on pressure and kidney function

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