Daily Archives: November 6, 2019

I’m a healthy 41 year old, I do competitive CrossFit year round. I had a physical recently that showed an elevated creatinine of 1.3 with GFR of 46. It appears one year ago my creatinine was 1.1 and GFR was 55. My doctor is not recommending any further tests. I do not take creatine or any other supplements. I take Prilosec daily. I drink 60oz water daily. Would you recommend any other tests?

I am not able to make a specific diagnosis based on the information that you present.  Additional testing should at least include a urine test for blood, protein and infection. It is possible that this represents early Stage 3 chronic … Continue reading

Posted in Ask the Doctor, Blood/Urine Testing For Kidney Disease, Chronic Kidney Disease, GFR, Kidney-Related Health Questions, Laboratory Testing, Nephrologist, Serum Creatinine

My boyfriend is 44 yrs old has gout,type 2 diabetes, reduced kidney function, hx of kidney stones and hypertension.They have referred him to a nephrologist and rheumatologist and podiatrist.Which specialist would be the best to be able to get the optimal treatment? I read an article on this site referring to that suboptimal care given to patient with gout and ckd.

I believe that a nephrologist should be able to address most of the issues that you mention.  A rheumatologist could address the issue of gout and I’m not sure what a podiatrist might be able to offer.  All of the … Continue reading

Posted in Ask the Doctor, Chronic Kidney Disease, Diabetes, Gout, Hypertension/High Blood Pressure, Kidney-Related Health Questions, Nephrologist, Treatments

HI SIR, MY HEART IS ENLARGED AND I HAVE DONE SERUM CREATININE TEST AND RESULT WAS 4.1 MG/DL. I WANT TO KNOW WHAT IS LIMIT OF DIALYSIS? SHOULD I DO IT OR CAN I CURE USING MEDICINE?

The decision to start dialysis versus continuing with medical treatment of your heart disease and your kidney disease is not based on any number. It is based on a conversation between you and your nephrologist. It often also involves your … Continue reading

Posted in Ask the Doctor, Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis, Kidney-Related Health Questions, Laboratory Testing, Medication and Kidney Disease, Medication and Kidney Function, Nephrologist, Serum Creatinine