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- Aug 8, 2009
My father has declining kidney function (high creatine). Is there anything that reverses this? (I have read ginger root workks a little)
You don't say where you are from so I haven't a clue if that is 66ng/ml (in which case well done carry on doing what you are doing) or if you are talking about 66nmol/l in which case you need to take SIGNIFICANTLY MORE vitamin D3 sufficient to raise status to above 65ng/ml for someone with chronic illness.Thanks guys. I looked at his blood test, Vit D 66 (was in the teens 4 -5 months ago before Vit D therapy).
His BUN is 30 and his Creatinine (sp?) is also elevated (I cannot remember the number). Right now I have him on crystallized ginger root and the shou wu chih drink. I am reading a book called modern miracle foods and it talks about asparagus also.
No just a nerd who has access to a medical library. I started reading about omega 3/vitamin d3 years ago and every week there is new stuff and new discoveries and it's just so exciting to be at the cutting edge of all this new information. There have been roughly 12 papers published every single day this year, I can't say I've read them all but i do read some of the newly published stuff where I can get it every day. Where I can't get it I email the author and ask if they have a authors copy to spare and most are delighted to attach a pdf. So I've a hard drive full of stuff that I can draw on as necessary.Well done Ted. You have extraordinary up to date knowledge of Vit D. Are you on a vitD council or something that keeps you so knowledgeable?
Getting vitamin D rightHe already is on the 50k D from the doc and I am giving supplemental D3 a few times a week.
Indeed that may be so but this post from Nephropal shows that improving Vitamin D status improves kidney function maybe only an extra 5-6% but in the circumstances it's a cheap move in the right direction.A significant proportion of patients with symptomatic and asymptomatic heart failure will undergo a rapid decline in kidney function over a period of approximately three years, even among those with relatively preserved baseline kidney function
Indeed,Best to watch out for oneself and supplement based on ones own knowledge than wait for them, or need to or think about sueing.
Merck took out 2 patents for a polypill containg a statin (Mevacor), and COQ10 in 1990, but has never produced any drugs under the patents.I have known hundreds of people taking statins. None take CoQ10.
In Europe the pharmaceutical companies forumulate their statins with CoQ10 in the same pill. Why Europe and not us? Maybe someone got sued over there
some package inserts do discuss its need.
Co Q10 is known to help almost all chronic diseases including cancer and that it would help kidney failure is no surprise. It faciltiates the functioning of complex enzyme processes, that our whole life and health rests upon, that almost all doctors choose to ignore. :banghead:
WHAT IS MERCK WAITING FOR???
Merck knew that statins deplete CoQ10, and knew that this could contribute to heart disease. In 1990, this drug manufacturer sought and received a patent for Mevacor and other statin drugs formulated with up to 1,000 mg of coenzyme Q10 to prevent or alleviate cardiomyopathy, a serious condition that can cause congestive heart failure. However, Merck has not brought these combination products to market, nor has this drug company educated physicians on the important of supplementing CoQ10 to offset the dangers of these drugs to the heart. Because they hold the patent, other drug companies are prevented from coming out with a statin/CoQ10 product.
Hi Saved,My father has declining kidney function (high creatine). Is there anything that reverses this? (I have read ginger root workks a little)
I'm not convinced of improving the alkalinity of the body for health. The body has a large number of mechanisms to keep its pH in balance. Balance does not mean high alkalinity or acidity. The body has a narrow pH range that it will allow. It creates its own sodium bicarbonate, if it is getting over acidified. There is no problem introducing baking soda when you feel an inflamed kidney or other organ. It works for me for occasional use and very quickly. If you make your digestive system alkaline, many problems can occur. There are numerous bad pathogens that get worse in an alkaline environment. Candida is dimorphic. It can easily and quickly transform from a yeast into an aggressive fungus when subjected to an alkaline environment. I try not to defeat my immune system in its own balancing act.You're welcome. It seems that all the things we do to improve our health are fundamentally assisted by eating things that alkalize our bodies and balance our pH. Increasing evidence points to a poor diet creating an acidic body environment, which promotes illness.