Diuretics and their sites of function. Ahhh, consider the kidney. Inspiration for the kidney bean and the kidney shaped pool. A wonderful little organ which one cannot live without. And yet, I can never remember what goes on in the Loop of Henle!
When patients with HTN have a gradual increase in creatinine over time, they may have renal disease from their HTN. to screen for this, do a urinalysis to check for proteinuria. if proteinuria is present, start the patient on an ACEI or ARB
Kidney Function Tests: Purpose, Types, and Procedure
Kidneys are responsible to remove wastes, excess fluid & regulate the amount of water & salts in our bodies. It’s functioning can be evaluated through blood and urine tests, also known as renal function test.