When your kidneys stop working, you suddenly notice what they used to do quietly: keeping your body free of excess water, maintaining your serum potassium below 5 so that your heart can continue to beat, keeping your blood from getting too acidic. When the kidneys fail, toxins build up in the bloodstream and cause seizures and death.
However, kidney failure can be prevented 90% of the time. All you have to know is a single blood value. People know their serum cholesterol. Now they need to know their serum creatinine. A normal serum creatinine is 1. The number rises as your kidneys fail. Once your creatinine is above 3, dialysis is just around the corner. The trick is to act before your creatinine is 2.
Once a person reaches end-stage renal disease, then dialysis can be life-preserving. But only for a short time.
Interestingly, the same approach to kidney disease due to diabetes or high blood pressure, namely use of a specific ACE inhibitor at a specific dose, also works for sickle cell disease. Please contact GenoMed if interested in our clinical trial.
David W. Moskowitz MD, MA (Oxon.), FACP
Hollywood, FL 33021
Dr. Moskowitz majored in Chemistry (summa cum laude) at Harvard College, Biochemistry (first class honours) at Merton College, Oxford, and received an MD (cum laude) from the Harvard-MIT Division in Health Sciences and Technology (Harvard Medical School). He trained in Internal Medicine, Biochemistry, and Nephrology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis before spending 11 years on the faculty of St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Moskowitz is a pioneer in the field of medical genomics, and has been recognized for his groundbreaking treatment of diseases associated with the angiotensin I-converting enzyme, such as chronic renal failure due to hypertension or type II diabetes.