|How long can my organs continue to work like this?
May 13, 2005
I'm very worried about my recent test results, specifically the ones pertaining to my vital organs. I had a physical from my GP and my liver, kidneys, & pancreas are all considerably off. She's most worried about my kidneys. My HIV doc. says not to worry, it's a result of the drugs but the GP says I'll need dialysis if I don't do something about this. I believe it's the creatinine levels which are causing this concern? They have been hovering between 1.7 and 2.0 for a year or so now. I believe I have a good HIV specialist and hope that my GP is just being too over-concerned but as soon as anyone says I'm at risk of having organs shut down, I have to worry about the healthcare I've been receiving. If it makes any difference, here are the latest test result numbers that are of concern. TSH 6.54, Cholesterol 393, Triglycerides 574, Urea Nitrogen 26, Creatinine 1.7, Alkaline Phosphate 131, ALT 86
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
Reduced kidney function can be the result of many things, including drugs, other infections, diabetes, hypertension, among others. You may need to consult a kidney specialist (nephrologist) to determine the cause and whether its reversible.
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