Kidney failure high creatinine swelling and high blood pressure
Kidney failure – high creatinine swelling and high blood pressure
Patient Details – Age 30 years. Suffered from very high BP for last 2 years. Was on BP medicines. Started dialysis on 2.3.2017. The weight before dialysis used to be 74 kg and after dialysis 70 kg. His creatinine was 14.
Contacted on 24.2.2017 at 2 pm. Suggested him to take ½ small spoon of sugar every hour since his sugar intake had been very low since childhood. That was done to check the inflammation with direction to stop sugar intake for 1 day after every 2 days.
He was suggested to walk for 5 minutes followed by bed rest for 30 to 60 minutes and to keep repeating it the whole day. Minimum repetitions suggested to him were 10 to 15.
After 36 hours urine output increased. The burning sensation while urinating disappeared completely.
After 10 days his weight was 69 kg before dialysis and after dialysis 68 kg. His creatinine was 5.6 and he had no symptoms of kidney failure. His BP also fell below 100/60 on two occasions shortly after taking BP medication.
He did hydration / dehydration cycles twice after this. After hydration / dehydration cycles his got cough and fever and started sweating very heavily. These are all indications of the body releasing excess water stored in. He even got some blood in cough for 2 days. With medicines he got immediate relief.
Now there is no weight gain even after 5 days after dialysis and inspite of drinking 2 litres of water every day.
Age 80 year. June 2014 India. Summers.
Multiple organ failure started from lung failure induced sepsis. Stayed in ICU for more than 20 days. During this period his urine output decreased to 0 in 24 hours and he was put on CRRT (Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy) for 24 to 30 hours.
Doctors rule out recovery. I asked the doctors in writing to stop medicines or reverse the medicines. In 48 hours he was back to his recovery. After he was shifted out of the ICU room I repeated the hydration / dehydration cycle very strictly. During this period of 48 hours of hydration / dehydration cycle he lost 10 litres of fluid through urine.
And his lungs started recovering. It took a total of 2 to 3 months to completely recover and be independent of all support for his daily life.
Age 82 years. Nov / Dec 2016.
Seizure/ epilepsy. The patient did not recover from seizure for more than 5 hours and was shifted to hospital. He was put on anti seizure medicines. And in next 3 days he shifted into semi conscious state where he stopped responding to any stimulus.
Again the doctors ruled out recovery. Again I asked them to withdraw IV fluids. After about 24 hours he regained his consciousness fully. But could not move his limbs.
After withdrawing IV fluids asked them to start water intake. I had to struggle a lot to make the doctors agree for water intake since sodium was already on lower side border.
After 48 hours of hydration / dehydration cycle he was shifted to chair.
But his recovery was slow or negligible.
After 10 days I stopped epilepsy medicines and other medicines completely.
After withdrawing the medicines I did one more cycles of hydration / dehydration. After the dehydration cycles he was sweating very heavily for next 48 hours. All his swelling due to IV fluids etc disappeared completely. It was shocking because during Dec / Jan the temperature in Delhi is less than 4 degree C.
There is striking similarity in case 1 and case 3. In both the cases it was winter. Though there was huge difference in temperature at 4 degree and 20 degree. But in both the cases the excess water was lost by heavy sweating. In both the cases the weather temperature was less then body temperature.
To understand and appreciate the concept of hydration / dehydration cycles read at One Cure for All Diseases