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    Hey All,

    My story and question is as follows:

    I am a veteran, 31 years old, and so I went to the VA clinic to try to discuss having some moles removed/checked out. Well, instead the doctor mentioned my numbers were not correct. I had 58.8 kidney function, 1.43 creatinine level and some other high levels. So, we waited a month and got checked again, kidney function dropped to 58.1 and everything else stayed the same and basically had the same result the following month (this month). The doctor/nurse told me it was stage 3 CKD. I had an ultrasound of my kidneys and everything was normal. Following the ultrasound the doctor just told me to follow up in Jan. and to be sure to drink water while I work out..thats it.

    This might be a stupid question but....should there be more done other than a retest in 6 months and drink water while I work out?

  • #2
    I was told by my Kidney specialists that it is easier to keep the kidney function from falling than it is to get it back up once fallen. I went from 50 % to 30% in just over one year. So I urge you to start reading about what to do (stop certain foods, booze,dairy, etc), have an exercise routine and have them do some tests to see if your CKD is being caused or aggravated by some other disease. I found out that diabetes was part of the cause of mine, so am also working on that regime. Become your own Clinical Advocate-study and learn the do's & don'ts for Kidney patients. . Don't just wait for periodic checkups or you may sink farther, faster than you realize. Remember, when you reach 30% you go into Stage 4, at at 15% you are about to start dialysis. Good luck - keep working on it.

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    • #3
      Hi Texan,

      Read everything you can about Kidney Diet. It is possible to make a huge difference in your Kidney Health by following the Kidney Diet, especially when you have not dropped below Stage 3.

      Eat No to low amounts of: Potassium, Sodium, Phosphorus, Caffeine, Animal protein, Dairy, Nuts, Tomatoes, Potatoes, Legumes, Bananas, Chocolate, mushrooms.
      Drink lots of clear tea with no caffeine like: Chamomile, Peppermint, Glow by Davids Tea as it has nettle leaf in it which is excellent for Cleansing your kidney. Also
      Dandylion root tea which is also great for cleansing your liver. Matcha Tea power is also good 1 Tablespoon in 2 cups of almost boiled water and then add 2 cups of coconut milk(not coconut water). Drink Warm or refrigerate and drink cold.

      Eat lots of Vegetables and fruits.

      Coconut milk is an excellent substitute for Milk (not considered a nut). Original unsweetened by Silk is really good


      Keep on researching and making your meals suit your own likes and dislikes.

      Good luck to you on your journey.

      Vicky
      PGCruiser
      Last edited by PGCruiser; 08-31-2018, 10:41 AM.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by TexansM View Post
        Hey All,

        My story and question is as follows:

        I am a veteran, 31 years old, and so I went to the VA clinic to try to discuss having some moles removed/checked out. Well, instead the doctor mentioned my numbers were not correct. I had 58.8 kidney function, 1.43 creatinine level and some other high levels. So, we waited a month and got checked again, kidney function dropped to 58.1 and everything else stayed the same and basically had the same result the following month (this month). The doctor/nurse told me it was stage 3 CKD. I had an ultrasound of my kidneys and everything was normal. Following the ultrasound the doctor just told me to follow up in Jan. and to be sure to drink water while I work out..thats it.

        This might be a stupid question but....should there be more done other than a retest in 6 months and drink water while I work out?
        GO TO ANOTHER DOCTOR!!

        I say that in all caps because this is important! Go to someone who can really explain things and can answer all your questions.

        Are you on any medication that can cause kidney damage? Talk to a local pharmacist if you're on medication, they can tell you exactly what the side effects are.

        If no medication...then look at your diet. Have you changed your diet recently? Do you feel tired? You workout so you may not be, but these are good questions to ask yourself.

        Good luck! and Thank you for your service to this country!

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