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I am 46 years old and I have recently got results of my blood tests which shows that my urea is 8.3, creatinine 77, Blood glucose 4.8. I'm a bit scared about the urea because the maximum level for a female should have been 7.5. Please advice. Thank you.

Dr. Prabhakar Laxman Jathar 95% (12587 ratings)
MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 46 years old and I have recently got results of my blood tests which shows that my urea is 8.3, creatinine 77, B...
Thanks for the query. Urea 8.3 mg is high. However, if there are no symptoms related to that one need not worry. High urea can lead to joint pains and gout. If you are not having that then there is no need to worry. However, it is better if you reduce eating foods that contain high purines like red meat, organ meat, sea foods etc. The other two values (creatinine & glucose) are not clear as no proper units are mentioned. Thanks.
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11 Signs Your Body Is Giving You And You Must Not Ignore!

Dr. A.K. Bhalla 88% (10 ratings)
DM - Nephrology, DNB (Nephrology), MD, MBBS
Nephrologist, Delhi
11 Signs Your Body Is Giving You And You Must Not Ignore!

Kidney problems, although take a longer time to develop, they end up being silent killers. There are no obvious signs for months and the symptoms crop up when it's rather late.

Many younger people these days are getting diagnosed with kidney problems. This is primarily due to drinking alcohol, smoking, bad eating habits and a sedentary lifestyle. About 60% people who have diabetes or hypertension develop kidney problems eventually.

Therefore, it is advised to be aware of what harms your kidneys and take adequate care to keep them healthy.

Watch out for any of these symptoms early on.

1. Urine Color - This is probably the first symptom and unfortunately affects many people around us. With the way our lifestyles are, this is becoming an increasing concern. Urine becomes dark and there is a need to urinate yet, one is unable to do so.

2. Urine Infection - Second would be when you feel pain or difficulty while urinating. The infections in the urinary tract induce their symptoms of pain or burning during urination. If this infection spreads to the kidneys, one can feel pain in the back.

3. Blood In Urine - If there is blood in your urine, it is a sign of renal illness. While this could be happening because of various reasons, it is advisable to see your doctor soon.

4. Water Retention - The function of the kidney is to take out the extra liquid and the waste from our body. When this process is not smooth, water will stay back and cause your face, limbs and/or ankle joints to swell.

5. Weakness - Severe exhaustion would mean minimized oxygen being delivered to the cells, causing weakness in general. This is also one of the symptoms that your kidney needs medical attention.

6. Temperature Variance - If your kidney is unwell, one of the symptoms is that you will feel the chill even when the temperature is actually warm.

7. Skin Breakout - Since an unfit kidney means waste in the body is piling up, it causes the skin to break out and cause severe irritation and rashes.

8. Rise of Blood Urea Level - When the kidney is unwell, it increases the level of urea in the blood. This causes breakdown of the urea into ammonia in the spit, causes it to smell foul, like urine/metal.

9. Nausea - Waste accumulating in the blood adds up to causing nausea and vomiting.

10. Breathlessness - One can also feel the lack of breath if the condition of the kidney worsens.

11. Discomfort or Pain - Some people have been known to have bodily pains, an instant discomfort that spreads from the lower back to the groin. This usually means that there is a stone in the kidney. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Signs & Symptoms of Kapha Imbalance!

Dr. Gokulan Bg 88% (654 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Modern Diagnostics
Signs & Symptoms of Kapha Imbalance!

Kapha is responsible for governing all body functions related to lubrication. Some of the typical body functions that Kapha has a direct impact upon includes lubrication of lungs and joints, body weight, growth, and formation of the seven tissues- fat, bone marrow, nutritive fluid, reproductive tissues and fat. There could be several symptoms indicating an imbalance of Kapha in the system.

Some of them include the following:

  1. Mind: An increased Kapha of the mind is characterised by symptoms, such as a feeling of lethargy, drowsiness, and sluggishness, excessive sleep, feeling of depression and melancholy, laziness and brain fog. An accumulation of Kapha in the mind can lead to severe depression, withdrawal symptoms, diabetic coma and frequent loss of consciousness.
  2. Digestive tract: Kapha can wreak havoc on the digestive tract. Some early signs of Kapha accumulation in the digestive tract include a heavy feeling in the stomach, indigestion, excess salivation, poor appetite, nausea, slow metabolism etc. As a result of excess Kapha, the stool can be sticky, pale, heavy and oily. This can lead to diabetes and mucoid diarrhea. If not treated early excess Kapha can lead to hyperglycemia, anorexia nervosa, and blood in the stool.
  3. Kapha accumulation in skin, adipose tissue, muscles and circulatory system: An accumulation of Kapha in other parts of the body can lead to hypertension, itching, lipoma formation, cold sweat, swollen lymph, pallor, low strength of the body, itching etc. In the case of long standing Kapha accumulation some serious aggravation from the present condition can lead to obesity, thrombosis, leukaemia, malignant tumours, edema, high cholesterol, blood stagnation, hypertrophy, heart failure etc.
  4. Kapha in respiratory system: Kapha in the respiratory tract can lead to coughs, hay fever, sinuses, nasal crust, chest pain, runny nose, excess mucus and frequent cold. If the existing condition becomes serious and treatment is not done on time, some serious complications can lead to cystic fibrosis, sinus infections, excess phlegm in the throat, chronic sinus etc.
  5. Other parts of the body: If Kapha accumulates in other parts of the body it can lead to symptoms such as excess urination, low libido, premature ejaculation, heavy testicles, swelling of the joints, dental tartar, sex desire, fibrocystic lumps, goiter, enlarged spleen, gallstones, endometriosis, cystic ovary, lordosis, protruded eyes, heavy feeling of the eye, prostate enlargement, white urine, neurofibromas, hydrocephalus, gangrene , prolonged menstrual cycle osteoma, kyphosis, prostatic calculi, bone spurs etc.
  6. Food to avoid Kapha symptoms: Some foods that need to be avoided include carbonated drinks, oily food, chilled food, deep fried snacks, red meat, foods which are heavy to digest, milk especially buffalo milk, sweets, Ghee, fruits like Banana, Mango etc. excess salt and sour, all forms of alcohol except red wine, the latter can be consumed no more than once in a week.
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Hi, Patient creatine is 3.1 mg/dl and urea is 70 mg/dl and potassium is 5.3mmol/L and chloride serum is 110mmol/L, so will medicine work on this patient or dialysis is compulsory. Patient age 66 year and no blood sugar problem only he has high blood pleasure.

Dr. Kunal Raj Gandhi 90% (121 ratings)
MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Nephrology
Nephrologist, Delhi
Hi, Patient creatine is 3.1 mg/dl and urea is 70 mg/dl and potassium is 5.3mmol/L and chloride serum is 110mmol/L, so...
Hello, At present he can be managed conservatively with blood pressure medicines and diet restriction. It is necessary for him to be under regular follow up of a nephrologist.
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Bad Breath - How Homeopathy Can Treat It?

Dr. Ranga Sai N V S 86% (10 ratings)
Homeopath, Bangalore
Bad Breath - How Homeopathy Can Treat It?

Bad breath is a dental problem which could also emanate due to poor digestion. It can also be experienced as a side effect of other ailments as well as medications. Smoking and bad diet may lead to this and it usually becomes a matter of low self-esteem as time goes by. Homeopathy is one of the most natural forms of medication, treatment and wellness when it comes to such problems that affect the lifestyle of the patient. These medicines usually combine very small doses of naturally found elements so as to cure an ailment or condition. Yet, it is important to remember that one must get a prescription for these medicines from a professional medical practitioner and check with the Dentist too.

Read on to know more about the types of homeopathic remedies available for bad breath.

  1. Merc Sol: If your bad breath problem also comes with symptoms like a moist mouth or constant dribbling, then this medicine may be prescribed. This usually happens when the salivary glands become too active and produce more moisture than what the mouth can handle on a normal basis.
  2. Pulsatilla: This medicine is usually prescribed if the patient complains of a dry mouth along with a bad breath problem. This helps in treating related symptoms like the lack of proper hydration due to the lack of thirst. Not drinking enough water can also lead to the problem of dry mouth and thereafter, a bad odour from the mouth.
  3. Kreosote: This medicine is considered as a very effective medication for bad breath, especially if the bad breath takes place due to caries in the teeth. This medicine can also help patients who are experiencing bleeding gums along with caries and bad breath.
  4. Hepar Sulphur and Carbo Veg: The combination of these two medicines is known as one of the best when it comes to treating bad breath. The other symptoms that call for the prescription of these medicines include Gingivitis or gum infection related problems and symptoms. When there is bleeding and pus in the gums due to the infection, then this medicine is usually prescribed. Excessive salivation is also another symptom that is treated by this medicine combination. Hepar Sulphur can be used if there is a throat-related infection or ailment that can lead to the problem of bad breath.
  5. Carbolic Acid: A homeopathic doctor will usually prescribe this medicine if the problem of bad breath is accompanied by intense and perpetual pain in the abdomen. The patient will also complain of gas in stomach due to the ailment that affects the stomach in such cases. This gives rise to many symptoms including bad breath. Loss of appetite is also treated by this medicine.
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I am suffering from rings worms since 4 months. It covers almost my full body including my face. I take medicine like intconozol 100 mg and used lobate GM but its not working. I a really annoyed and felling so unhealthy. I'll take care of my hygiene well but my problem is noy recovering. Please help me with better way so I can heal with my skin problem.

Dr. Priyal Singhal 92% (104 ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - Dermatology, Venerology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Mohali
Hi I can understand your concern there are multiple reasons for the recurrence of the fungal infection or the incomplete eradication of the problem like 1) inappropriate medicines-in your case kindly do not use lobate gm, various anti fungal creams are there they should be applied on recommendation of your dermatologist 2) inappropriate duration of the treatment 3) uncontrolled sugar levels, check your sugar levels 4) separate washing of your clothes from your family members hope this helps.
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I am getting very excess saliva in mouth while sleeping in night. I have to to spit again and again in night disturbing my sleep. Although I am taking care of oral hygiene and drinking sufficient water.

Dr. Brenda William 86% (19 ratings)
Post Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Management (P.G.D.H.M), Certification in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, BDS, Endodontics certificate course
Dentist, Bangalore
I am getting very excess saliva in mouth while sleeping in night. I have to to spit again and again in night disturbi...
Hello lybrate-user, Your description fits that of Sialorrhea or excessive salivation. Well the causes for this can be several some of which include: cavities infection gastroesophageal reflux pregnancy certain tranquilizers and anticonvulsant drugs exposure to toxins, such as mercury A detailed history will help your doctor define the cause of the problem. Treatment will depend on the cause. If cavities get them restored. If the causes are otherwise then injections may have to be administered. Your doctor will be able to best judge and treat it accordingly. Depending on the cause, increased salivation may resolve with treatment or require close management over time.
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Hi, I am suffering from fungal infection or yeast infection not sure. I am suffering since last 4-5 months I am having itching between the legs and upper thigh of right side tried Four derm and zocon 200 I got relief for 3-4 days but the situation comes back again Some one suggested Lobate M which I am applying since last 12 days, till yesterday It was looking as if it is getting better and my skin colour was coming back but since last night the itching started again and a small lump has come which I am sure will make the situation come back Please suggest.

Dr. Priyal Singhal 92% (104 ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - Dermatology, Venerology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Mohali
I am suffering from fungal infection or yeast infection not sure.
I am suffering since last 4-5 months
I am havin...
Hi, As per your complaints it seems you are suffering from fungal infection commonly called ring worm Ring worm is a fungal infection which occur as round circular lesions and has a tendency to spread increase in size and number it has a tendency to recccur if regular and complete course of correct medicine are not take or sometimes due to altered blood sugar levels Following tips might help you 1) take around 2 month course of regular continues good antifungal tablet and cream 2) wear loose clothes for easy passage of air 3) get your clothes washed separately from your family members to prevent the spread 4) check your fasting blood sugar test done Hope this helps In case of further query you can discuss on my page regarding your medicine Regards.
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