Just wrote and lost a long post, so this time round you’re getting the short version
Just back from doc where full panel of bloods was done (I’m hypothyroid and wanted to get full picture. GP is amazing and v supportive).
Below at results of full renal panel. Basically, she told me I don’t HAVE CKD, but I do have lower GFR/higher creatinine than she would like to see, and I’m on the watch list! She’s told me there’s no treatment for me as such, but to be “kidney kind”.
I have researched enough to know that there’s a strong link between compromised thyroid/kidneys. I’ve loads of stuff planned to help increase thyroid function, and I’m hoping that will have some impact on GFR (or at least limit further deterioration), but other than stay hydrated, eat a bit more protein and avoid certain meds, she didn’t really give me much to go on, and anything I’ve researched online so far seems to be aimed at people already with CKD, rather than those avoiding it.
Would love to hear some advice about positive steps I can take to reverse GFR trend (down to 65 from 68 last year) or at least halt decline.
Full results below if it helps...
Sodium 140 (range 133-146)
Potassium 4.4 (range 3.5-5.3)
Chloride 100 (range 95-108)
Urea 4.7 (range 2.5-7.8)
Creatinine 84 (range 45-84)
Estimated GFR 65 mL/min/1.73sq
Total protein 75 (range 60-80)
Calculated globulin 34 (range 25-40)
Albumin 41 (range 35-50)
Total bilirubin 6 (range 2.5-21)
If you’ve read this far, thank you!!!!
Any insights/advice very much appreciated!