I just found out that my eGFR is 59 (down from 61 three months ago) And I am in panic mode! Dr. isn't concerned...my blood protein, sodium, albumin are normal. My creatinine is upper limits of normal at.97 (normal up to 1.0) I have no symptoms. I also have borderline osteoporosis and was told by my doctor to increase my calcium intake to 1200 mg daily. I've been eating several yogurts a day, some cheddar cheese and taking calcium supplements. But now I'm so confused and overwhelmed because according to the renal diet I shouldn't be eating dairy products! What do I do to protect my bones???? 😲 I do NOT want to take osteoporosis meds because of the potential side effects and risks. I am waiting to get a lab order from my doctor for urine albumin testing....I am petrified!! I didn't have a clue that all these years I've been having impaired renal function! I just turned 70 years old and have several health issues. I read somewhere that it is common for GFR to decrease with age and many doctors consider it just "aging kidneys"
Can someone please help me here? I am so overwhelmed I cannot think straight! 😢