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Posted by: DaveJ | 2010/05/31

Horseshoe kidney

Hi Doc,

I hope you can help me with this! Do you know of any complications from having a horseshoe kidney that may, in the long run or otherwise, either have an effect on the insulin- or enzyme levels of patients, specifically the GGT count. And im talking a significantly high GGT count..... varying between 300 and 500.

(Non alcohol, non smoker, 47years old, 187cm and 98kg, BMI of about 28)

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Hallo DaveJ
Horseshoe kidney can increase your risk of kidney disease, kidney stones and infections but won't affect your insulin or liver functions. Increased Gamma GT can be caused by hereditary liver disease like Wilson's disease or hemochromatosis (which can also damage the pancreas and cause diabetes), auto immune liver disease and Hepatitis B and C.
Dr Bets

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Posted by: Cyberdoc | 2010/05/31

Hallo DaveJ
Horseshoe kidney can increase your risk of kidney disease, kidney stones and infections but won't affect your insulin or liver functions. Increased Gamma GT can be caused by hereditary liver disease like Wilson's disease or hemochromatosis (which can also damage the pancreas and cause diabetes), auto immune liver disease and Hepatitis B and C.
Dr Bets

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