This is my first post in this section so please be gentle! I'm a 34 year old woman, pretty healthy, no diabetes, perfect blood pressure and good cholesterol. Am pretty active and eat very healthy, have always hated processed foods / junk food, and am not a big drinker.
2 months ago I went to the doctors with numb fingers and hands, and he ordered a standard blood test as a precaution. Since then I've been diagnosed with severe Hypothyroidism and 'kidney issues'. I've just had my second blood test, and I started with a eGFR of 54, the last blood results last week was eGFR 60. I'm back at the GP today but in the last week I've started to have lower back pain, more of a dull ache around my kidneys. Is this normal? I've done nothing different but drink more fluids.
I've read a lot on here that the best advice is eat healthily, drink plenty of water, gentle exercise - generally good living which isn't too far a stretch from what I do now. I hate just treating the symptoms, have never been one who took a pill for a headache, I prefer to treat the cause. My questions really is - at 34, what would have caused this?
Thanks in advance for your advice.