Patient Comments: Kidney Disease (HBP Related) - Symptoms


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Comment from: Kidney Boy, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: March 09

I have high blood pressure, diabetes, and issues with my kidneys. I have serious pain in my kidneys and a lot of urinating, and because of this I cannot go anywhere. An x-ray showed a spot on my left kidney, and there is a very weak stream. I was stationed at Camp Lejeune for 8 weeks training in 1976 drinking that contaminated water, I don't know if that affected my kidneys. It seems strange that I made 500 on the physical fitness test at Fort Benning and Honor graduate at Parris Island, ran 20 miles a week and weight lifted 500 lb. After the Marine Corps now I can hardly get to the bathroom.

Comment from: Barry, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: April 27

I have had bypass surgery recently and my blood pressure (BP) has now increased to 165/80. I take a few pills for hypertension and a few years ago a specialist told me that she thought I suffered from Conn’s syndrome which affects the kidney. She wanted to investigate, which might have involved an operation, which I didn’t fancy. Yesterday my general physician simply added to the candesartan that I am taking. If it doesn’t work I will have to be investigated. I used to get 130 to 140 for my BP, with the lower number always being alright.

Comment from: yeager, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: August 27

After being blessed with health insurance for several years and going for checkups every 3 to 6 months, my primary doctor neglected to find out through all his blood work on me, that I am now functioning with only one kidney. I suffer from high blood pressure, which has not been really controlled with medicines. It was not until three to six months ago that I went to a nephrologist and urologist that my right kidney had kidney stones, on it, and now is to working at all. So I am not working with one kidney, my blood pressure is high when I wake up in the morning, and none of my medicines work anymore. I am waiting to go to my nephrologist to see what he can do to control my blood pressure, my primary has basically said it is not his problem anymore, that I need to follow up with a specialist.


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