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Single kidney, High bp, diabetes

I'm considering lap-band surgery to lose the extra weight that  I've gained over last 30 years.  I was born with only one kidney. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 2 years ago.  And my doctor just added a second high blood pressure medication as my bp was getting out of control.  I am worried that my only kidney will be damaged.  Can I qualify for medically needed weight reduction surgery?
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649848 tn?1534633700
We aren't professionals here, we are simply a group of people who try our best to help others over the bumps of their weight loss journey.  

That would be a question you'd have to ask your doctor.
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i want to try slim quik but concerned it may affect my single kidney (was born this way) i do not have high b.p or diabeties or any health problems i just cant seem to get the thirty pounds off with diet and exercise.......any suggestions?
649848 tn?1534633700
Have you had your thyroid checked to make sure you don't have hypothyroidism?  

Slim quik is a question to ask your doctor, as we can't tell you how this might affect a single kidney......

Maybe you need to take another look at your diet and exercise (i.e too many calories/not enough exercise), or get tested for other metabolic issues.
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