Daily Archives: February 22, 2019

My creatinine level is 2.4. How can I prevent further or decrease it by natural methods. I am 54 years of age, have diabetes for the last 24 years. My eGFR is 39.

Diabetes is one of the most common causes of chronic kidney disease (CKD). There is no natural treatment or diet that will lower the serum creatinine or improve kidney function. The goal of treatment is to slow or limit damage … Continue reading

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Hello doctor. I am 31 years old male from Europe. As far as I know, I don’t have diabetes and none of the family suffered kidney problems. From the past 3 months, I noticed foamy urine. Did a lab test for kidney function yesterday (morning blood and urine-chemical) the results from blood was : Total protein – 78.10 g/l , Albumin – 51.10 g/l , Creatinine – 94.00 µmol/l , Urea – 5.20 mmol/l , Potassium – 4.43 mmol/l , Sodium – 140.00 mmol/l. Results from urine was: pH – 6.0 , Specific gravity – 1.026 , Protein, Glucose, Erythrocytes, Hgb, Leukocytes, Bilirubin, Nitrite, Ketones all negative. Is there something else that needs to be checked to ensure normal kidney function or that’s enough? Thank you in advance for the response. PS: According to the calculator here my GFR is 93 from (CKD-EPI creatinine equation (2009))

The results that you supplied are all normal and I cannot find any kidney disease.

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In 2017 I have undergone 2 surgeries I.e stone in my right kidney and implant of pacemaker in my heart. What type of life style & precautions should I have to follow? Please kindly advise me.

I recommend the DASH diet. You can review the DASH diet at: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/dash-eating-plan I recommend that you do not smoke. You should eat a low salt healthy diet and maintain a healthy body weight. I would recommend that you avoid … Continue reading

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