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My uncle is 87 and is a heart patient. He weighs 185 pounds.

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My uncle is 87 and is a heart patient. He weighs 185 pounds. His recent blood test revealed a creatinine level of 1.7. Is this level high enough to cause mental confusion?

Mysticdoc :

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Mysticdoc :

Hi there,


I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.


I am here to help you with your concerns.

Mysticdoc :

Yes this is high leel at his age suggesting significant decrease in kidney function.

Mysticdoc :

that can cause mental confusion.

Mysticdoc :

Hence, he should be seen by a kidney specialist.

Mysticdoc :

diuretics ( water pills0 can cause problem with the kidneys,.

Mysticdoc :

This should be checked if he is on diuretic.

Mysticdoc :

do you know what medications he is on?

Customer:

He takes Furosemide 40 mgs daily for congestive heart failure

Mysticdoc :

ok --now furosemide can worsen his kidney function.

Mysticdoc :

Hence, this needs to be discussed with his doctor.

Mysticdoc :

There can be other causes as well.

Mysticdoc :

Hypothyroidism, vitamin B12 eficiency, dementia, stroke can cause mental confusion.

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