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Author Topic: what is low parenchyma??  (Read 1933 times)

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Offline panda

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what is low parenchyma??
« on: June 25, 2008, 12:23:34 AM »
Hi , since on the last blood test I got 1.43 creatinine my dr sent me to do ultra sound for kidny, yesterday when I went to took the results it was said thee size is normal but there is a low parenchyma ....... can any one tell what is means? is it reversable ?

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Re: what is low parenchyma??
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2008, 02:36:38 AM »
Hey Panda,

The term 'Parenchyma' refers the functional part of an organ - or the structure(s) of an organ that do the work specific to that organ.

The Renal Parenchyma are the working structures that do the work of the kidney.  Demands on the kidney can shift with many things including treatments, chronic disease, diet, hydration, toxins, drugs, alcohol, pregnancy and age.  These changes show up as elevated renal function blood results that can and do usually self repair.

The most common health issues associated with kidney disease are high blood pressure, poor hydration, diabetes and alcoholism.  All HIV drugs can affect the kidneys but the drug most associated with Kidney disease is Tenofovir that can be prescribed on it's own or in a combination pill like Truvada and/or Atripla. 
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Re: what is low parenchyma??
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2008, 11:18:09 AM »
Thanks a lot ... so its actually that there is too much on the kidney .. I do take vired with kaletra and videx , my dr, also said the viraed may also be the cause but the thng is I am takinf the viread for at least 4+ years and the creatinine started to get high only on this year... what about the kaletra, could it be the cause ? i remember when I started with the kaletra like 2 years ago i stared to feel he famous pain like with the crixivan... my dr says he was changing my combination long ago but just because of i am trying to get pregnent there are limited drugs allowed for ptrgnanacy period , what a mess... besides changin meds, is there anything else i can do to help kidneys? like specal diet ?

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Re: what is low parenchyma??
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2008, 11:01:58 PM »
Hey Panda,

Viread is another name for Tenofovir, and this drug can certainly affect the kidneys.  As pregnancy can put extra strain on the kidneys it might be worth discussing alternatives with your doctor.  It sounds like your doc is on top of this.

Kaletra is pretty good on the kidneys but can cause diarrhoea.  Videx is strongly associated with lipoatrophy of the face and limbs. 

Although you don't have kidney disease here is a link to nutritional information that has some good advice and remember to speak to your doctor before you implement any drastic changes.  Many HIV clinics have Dieticians on staff who can give one on one support and information.
 
http://www.kidney.org/site/atoz/atozTopic.cfm?topic=4&&ch=406

Women planning pregnancy should take folate supplements at least one month before they plan to conceive.

All the best.
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Re: what is low parenchyma??
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2008, 07:15:18 AM »
thanks u so much , I will go th link... yesterday my dr told me the last blood test o got returned and the creatinine is not 1.3 so it got lower a bit bit its still high , he will send me to an expert for kidney... about the videx , yet I know , i use to take videx with zerit for long time!! can u imagine?? I got it real bad - the lipo ... I suffer form it, the problem it again due to the pregnanacy issue I can not switch it now , hope after pregnanacy i will be able...

 


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