In January 2020 my CKD numbers were as follows eGFR = 42, Creatinine = 148. My numbers today (just had blood test on 4th November) are eGFR - 54 and creatinine 115. I am a 74 year old male with progressive multiple sclerosis.
I decided to make some big changes to my life as follows.
1. I purchased Lee Hull's book - Stopping Kidney Disease and read it through (it's a big book with over 500 pages).
2. I changed my diet as follows: I began eating a 16/8 fasting mimicking diet (only eating between 12 midday and 8pm in the evening, so fasting for 16 hours and only eating during the 8 hour period) I found this easy to follow and within a few days felt no hunger pangs.
3. I cut back on protein and ate the following on alternating days - plant protein one day and then either chicken or fish on the next day. I tried to keep the amount of protein below 45gms per day.
4. I started to exercise for 1.5 hours every weekday, with no exercise at the weekend. Because of this and the diet, I lost 17 lbs (7.7kg) - this wasn't easy as I am in a wheelchair due to the MS, 95% of the time.
5. I tried to stay hydrated drinking 2.5 litres of fluid per day. (water, tea. coconut milk)
6. All my other numbers - urea, albumin, potassium and sodium were normal at the start and stayed normal throughout.
The above regime worked for me, I realise that other people with CKD have other problems as well as creatinine, but I think if you read through the "Stopping Kidney Disease" book you will find answers to many of the other CKD problems. I have no connection at all with either the author or publishers of the book.