Daily Archives: January 15, 2019

Sir, One of my friends has e-gfr 50 in the left kidney & 3 in the right kidney. His blood pressure is ranging from 136-84 to 145-100. Is it CKD? Please give the possible cause for high blood pressure?

I am unable to provide a specific diagnosis based on the information that you present. In order to qualify as chronic kidney disease (CKD) Stage 3, the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) must be less than 60 milliliters per minute … Continue reading

Posted in Ask the Doctor, Chronic Kidney Disease, GFR, Hypertension/High Blood Pressure, Kidney-Related Health Questions

Good afternoon, doctor. I’m a Nutritionist. I want to know what is the biochemical composition of nephrons and also its molecular structure? I’m not talking about the functional unit as such the bioquimia structure of these? Thank you.

Nephrons are extremely complex biochemical structures that contain very unique cell types. These cells can transport solutes, selectively reabsorb nutrients into the body and eliminate wastes in very unique ways. The biochemical structures in the cells are also very complex, … Continue reading

Posted in Ask the Doctor, Diet/Nutrition, Kidney-Related Health Questions

I also want to know if there is a nutritional structure regarding the management of patients with kidney problems and regarding the protein and carbohydrate counting. If it is already structured, what is the manual?

I am a strong advocate for the DASH diet in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). I recommend the DASH diet for patients up to and including Stage 3 CKD. For Stage 4 and 5 CKD, some modifications may be … Continue reading

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