Daily Archives: October 12, 2018

What is 1.60mg/dl reference range 0.7-1.5means? I am at stage 3?

I will assume that you are asking about a serum creatinine result. I cannot make any specific diagnosis based on the information that you present. The serum creatinine would appear to be abnormal but I cannot tell if this is … Continue reading

Posted in Acute Kidney Injury, Ask the Doctor, Chronic Kidney Disease, GFR, Kidney-Related Health Questions, Serum Creatinine

What’s my best option t2 RCC left kidney surgery or chemo?

The question that you ask is a urological question. I am a nephrologist and have no surgical expertise. A urologist is a surgeon and deals with cancers of the kidney. I suggest that you address your question to a urologist.

Posted in Ask the Doctor, Kidney Cancer, Kidney-Related Health Questions, Nephrologist, Urological Issues

My husband has only one kidney, working at 20%. To avoid dialysis, I work to keep all food low sodium and low potassium. The sodium is easy; I changed to Central Asian Cumin, Coriander, Cardamom, etc. Potassium is more difficult but there are about six vegetables and I work mainly with those. That’s the background. Here is the question. The two lowest potassium veggies are summer squash, green and yellow. BUT also on the “avoid” list are nuts and seeds. Think SEEDS. Both those squashes are about 50% seeds down their centers. Small seeds, soft seeds, but seeds none the less. So I quickly scoop out the seeds and discard them. What do you think? The disabled kidney cannot handle seeds. I want above all to save the kidney. Am I doing the right thing, or working too hard at it? Your comment, please. Thanks.

I do not have enough specific knowledge about the various foods that you describe. I suggest that you consult with a dietitian. A dietitian, who is familiar with chronic kidney disease (CKD), should be able to guide you in your … Continue reading

Posted in Ask the Doctor, Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis, Diet/Nutrition, Kidney-Related Health Questions, Nephrologist, Transplantation