The leading cause of kidney disease is diabetes. Therefore, if you have developed diabetic kidney disease and any other disease that causes kidney disease, you are at a higher risk of developing kidney failure. This includes high blood pressure, or hypertension; obstructions of the urinary tract; kidney abnormalities; and autoimmune disorders. Talk to your doctor if you have diabetes and any other disease that cause kidney disease to help delay or prevent kidney failure.
James T. Jakes, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine
- internal medicine
Location and Office HoursMontgomery Rheumatology Associates
Montgomery, AL 36111
How do other conditions affect diabetic kidney disease?
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Is it better to repair or replace a rheumatic mitral valve?
This depends on whether the valve is also regurgitant, the age of the person and whether later pregnancy is a planned.
In mitral stenosis the leaflets are thickened and hardened with calcium deposits, so it can be difficult to achieve a durable repair. If the valve is also regurgitant (not pure stenosis) then repair may be a reasonable option. Even when the valve repair appears to be successful, however, rheumatic disease may progress, resulting in regurgitation or stenosis a few years later, which may mean repeat surgery.
Even so, valve replacement carries a worse long-term survival and complication rate than repair. The risks of stroke, and valve infection, as well as the risk of dying are all higher after mitral replacement compared to successful repair. People who have mechanical valves must take Coumadin for life, which can cause bleeding, can damage the unborn child, and must be monitored with regular blood tests. Biological valves last 8 – 12 years on average before they need replacing in young patients with mitral valve disease. So a valve repair, or a biological valve may be a reasonable option in a young women who may later become pregnant.
What is a left atrial myxoma?
Baptist Health South Florida answeredA left atrial myxoma is a very rare and benign tumor.
Myxomas grow on a stalk like a head of cauliflower, flip-flopping around the heart. A piece of the jelly-like tumor can break off and cause a stroke, or the tumor can flop across the mitral valve and into the left ventricle, causing death. Their cause is unknown.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
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