Hi, I'm new to the forum!
I am waiting for a referral to a specialist regarding my gradually decreasing egfr. I spoke to my GP today and he says that it is likely I won't see anyone for several months now, due to the lockdown. I have had a scan and it came back clear, so I am guessing I may have some kind of kidney disease.
My egfr counts have reduced over the following years from:
56 - 2019
55 - 2020
I feel a bit confused and worried about it as I don't really know what to expect and wondering if there is anything I can do with my lifestyle in the meantime? I am drinking more water, eating less salt and taking more exercise. I have given up alcohol - but the GP told me today I don't need to do this.
I am female, 44 years old - disposition leans towards being a fairly anxious person and it had already been a very stressful year, even before Covid reared it's ugly head! I have read that stress can have an effect?
Any advice on what I can expect/do would be gratefully received!