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30 Percent Kidney Function
At 40-50 percent of kidney function. Could I live a normal life as anyone else assuming I diet, excercise etc. Or is life expectancy less?
Likely yes: You can live a normal life even with less kidney function as long as the disease affecting it is under control. Also, nobody at 48 has 100% kidney function. As the kidney ages, it loses function typically. Most regular people your age will be at 70% or less. ...Read more
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
Many possible causes: There are many different reasons why one may have suboptimal kidney function. In industrialized countries, many people suffer from diabetes and hypertension and they often cause or contribute to chronic kidney diseases. Other causes include polycystic kidney disease, long-term use of nephrotoxic meds (NSAIDs, lithium, certain antibiotics), and autoimmune diseases (e.g. lupus), ...Read more
Days: A creatinine clearance less than 10ml/min is consistent with end stage renal failure. Patients at this level are physically ill and need to start dialysis or will succumb to the accumulation of uremic toxins or electrolyte abnormalities. ...Read more
Normal creatinine: Usually creatinine normal level varies between persons depending on their muscle mass. A body builder will have high creatinine than a thin or emaciated person. A man will have more than a woman. If you are about a 170- 200 lbs male, your creatinine will be about 0.8 to 1.1 if more, the kidneys are weak unless your 200 lbs are all muscles! A woman of same weight has less creat. 6-.9unless muscular. ...Read more
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Here are some. ..: Situaltional impairment of kidney function can be improved by correcting & modifying its precipitating factors such as drug, dehydration, blockage below kidneys, infection, . .. etc; the existing kidney function could not be improved but be maintained and sustained as well and long as possible by keeping up kidney circulation with proper hydration and by avoiding kidney-insulting drugs such as.... ...Read more
Keep healthy: There is no way to improve the kidneys that you are born with, the best you can do it to avoid damaging them. And if they do get damaged to follow your doctors advice. ...Read more
Low kidney function: It is not normal for someone your age to have low kidney function. More details are needed. Is this a chronic condition? Acute? Often medications, acute illness, dehydration, etc. Can cause acute decrease in renal function. You need to sit down and discuss this with your doctor and possible a nephrologist. ...Read more
On the cause squarely.
Determining what is causing it is key. ...Read more
Nothing: If you have vomiting or nausea, it isn't likely due to your kidney function, unless you are extremely close to dialysis and in need of it urgently. ...Read more
I'm 44 yrs old down to 27-29 % kidney function, what's the most important thing for me to do now?
High creatinine: You need to see a nephrologist (n) and have a 24 hour urine for creatinine clearance and protein done. This will give you an acutal measure of your kidney function. If you have proteinuria (p), you will need to be started on either an ace-i or an arb to reduce your BP and p. You should also have a renal ultrasound done. You may need another agent to control your bp. See a n for more answers. ...Read more
KIDNEY FUNCTION: Has atendency to deteriorate with aging, diabetes just makes it happen a lot sooner, and at a rate much quicker than aging alone. The kidneys are very vascular organs that depend on high blood flow not only to do their job but also to keep good flow of oxygen through themselves. As blood vesels deteriorate, so does blood flow, triggering a cascade of changes leading to renal failure. ...Read more
Clarify: I'm not sure what your question is. Testosterone should be used with caution in patients with conditions involving edema, such as impaired kidney function, as the hormone may worsen edema. One of the adverse effects of testosterone is an increase in serum creatinine concentration. ...Read more