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Thursday, April 24, 2014
Kidney Scar & One Kidney Smaller Than Other
I`m worried. I am 25 year old, female, 50kg, 150cm. I have high blood pressure and high cholesterol. I have done CT scan The doctor says my kidney has a scar and the kidney is smaller than other. I`m under medication Amlodipine Besylate 10 mg, lovastatin 20mg, metaprolol 100mg. I`m worried if they are going to remove the kidney. 1) I want to know what food I should eat and what should I avoid? 2) Any herb that can improve my kidney? 3)What kinds of fruits and vegetable should I eat?
Based on what you told me I see no reason to remove the kidney. I don't have any suggestions for herbs. Your diet shoulod be low in salt and fat. You should seek recommendation from your doctor. If you prefer seeking your own diet I would recommend the DASH diet. You can find infomation on this at the library or on the internet.
Thomas Zipp, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University