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How To Improve Gfr With Herbs
Don't treat number: This pathologist's concern about the value of estimating glomerular filtration rate in healthies based on spot creatinine levels is shared by many nephrologists. I'm lean & muscular & therefore have always run a higher creatinine than the couch potatoes used for "normal" & therefore have a low estimated GFR even tho my kidneys clearly work fine. If no other indicators of kidney disease, cool. ...Read more
Creatinine serum 1.5 mg/dl
bun test 27
how bad is this. Can there be ways to improve on these results.
Big picture: Everybody's kidney function declines some with age. I'm good with your BUN especially if you eat a lot of protein. And if you're a mature athlete, this may even be fine; creatinine varies with a man's muscularity. When i was lifting weights daily in my early thirties, my creatinine run 1.5 to 1.6 -- perfectly healthy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Was in hsptl for asthma on IV steroids, now GFR at 43 levels for stge 3 kid disease? I don't smoke, no hbp, feeling hopeless re health. How improve?
I'm 60. E-gfr 28. Is alkaline water good for kidney? How much is healthy for me to drink with no swelling? Will egfr improve w/ good veg.diet.Help pl
Please repost: Please repost and include the cause of your kidney disease. Also what your doctor's answers to your questions were; or if you have not asked your doctor these questions, why not. ...Read more
Tubular acidosis question. Gfr improves consistently with b12 shot and bicarbonates. Nephrologists refer dialysis but crt 2.6 to 1.5 with bicarb. !?
Here are some...: Glad to see her acidosis has been improved from taking sodium bicarbonate. Known to us, dialysis is designed for fluid overload and/or electrolyte and acid-alkaline imbalance. Do nephrologists recommend dailysis now or refer for pre-dialysis assessment? So, ask her doctors for specifics and relevance for renal tubular acidosis, dialysis, etc. because online 400-letter does not suffice to address.. ...Read more
Blood test show creatinine @ 1.13/GFR 58L; was on norvasc/spironolactone/metoprolol 1yr w/no BP improve;cut spiro and meto;now take Norvasc 5mg 2x day; BP117/74. Change of meds cause creat to rise?
Creatinine is 1.13 & GFR 58L. Is this high? BP is controlled with 5mg Norvasc 2xday.Stopped spironolactone&metoprolol because it did not improve BP.
GFR: Normal GFR is >60 - you're almost there. Most people with mild renal insufficiency should be taking an ACE inhibitor - you're not. Amlodipine is very long acting. It should never be taken twice a day as that simply doubles the cost without benefit . If you had a myomectomy, I assume you have HOCM? If so, metoprolol is indicated. ...Read more
GFR formula: GFR (glomerular filtration rate) is known by utilizing one of a few options of formulas for calculation. This can be done in the setting of knowing certain laboratory values, such as creatinine, and knowing the patient's body surface area. Urine volume can also be used in determinations. Talk with your nephrologist to determine which formula they use to calculate your GFR. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
New fad: The glomerular filtration rate is how much plasma passes through the glomerular capillaries each minute. Normal for an average-sized young adult is 120 ml/min. A true creatinine clearance is a measure of how many ml's of plasma are cleared of creatinine each minute, a fair measure of gfr, and much more realistic than the current fad of substituting a spot creatinine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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