Hi all! Some late night researching about CKD has led me to this community, and from the posts I’ve seen so far, it looks very positive, always a good sign.
Backstory: I am a 22 year old female (normally resident in the UK), I have stage 3a CKD, but I was diagnosed when I was 20, the month before my birthday.
I’ll admit, before my diagnosis I’d been living the student lifestyle and drinking far too much, especially with one kidney. (Nephrectomy due to complications at birth)
My GP reassured me that my drinking alone would not have been the sole contributory factor to my diagnosis of CKD, and told me that blood tests done when I was a teen showed signs of the kidney failing that had only been picked up upon diagnosis.
What’s my reason for posting? Right now, I’m facing a problem in that I am about a stone overweight according to NHS guidelines, and I am aware that this could be putting unnecessary strain on my kidney. However, there’s probably some foods I should avoid. So, my question is: How do I maintain a healthy lifestyle and lose weight whilst looking after my kidney and eating what’s right for it?
Sorry for the long post!