My husband, about a year ago had to have the right kidney removed due to stage 3 kidney cancer. They now test him every month to see if cancer has returned. They perform a routine CT scan and chest x-ray every visit. Before the CT is done they check is creatinine level in his left kidney. Has always came back too high to give him the contrast needed for a accurate CT scan. He is heavy set and loves his meat and fish. Will drinking plenty of water work to aid in lowering those levels? or, is there any other advise you could give me? He has his 1 year check-up this Friday July 20th.
The "kinetic" approach to anemia yields arguably the most clinically relevant classification of anemia. This classification depends on evaluation of several hematological parameters, particularly the blood reticulocyte (precursor of mature RBCs) count. This then yields the classification of defects by decreased RBC production versus increased RBC destruction or loss. Clinical signs of loss or destruction include abnormal peripheral blood smear with signs of hemolysis; elevated LDH suggesting cell destruction; or clinical signs of bleeding, such as guaiac-positive stool, radiographic findings, or frank bleeding. [ medical citation needed ] The following is a simplified schematic of this approach: [ medical citation needed ]