danielleblocka day ago
Hi everyone! Stage 4 warrior here ( GFR 22). Yesterday my labs showed HCT at 28, so nephrologist wants to start Aranesp. I know that it will...
Anyone taking Veltassa?
nsemenko2 days ago
Hello everyone. I am new to this site. I have FSGS as a secondary effect of a genetic enzyme deficiency and found out about it when I was ...
Emotional toll of patients with CKD
Mr_Kidney4 days ago
This appeared in my inbox this morning when I came back from a hike and thought I'd pass it along for many of us dealing with similar issues...
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Frankie244 days ago
In preparation for dialysis which I hope will not happen, I need to make a decision about center or home. I have been doing a lot of resear...
Jenkea4 days ago
Got lab results today, GFR went up from 47 six months ago to 53!!! I have stage 3 CKD, very shocked and happy
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Tests to Measure Kidney Function, Damage and Detect Abnormalities
Mr_Kidney6 days ago
There seem to be a lot of questions lately about different tests for Kidney issues and I thought it might be a good idea to bring this up to...
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Acid levels and kidney disease
Bassetmommer7 days ago
One of the causes for kidney deterioration can be from high acid levels. That is one of my main issues. It is called metabolic acidosis. In ...
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Stage 5 CKD but potassium levels dropping
rabbit017 days agoPOPULAR
Hello all. Here is a question for you. I have stage 5 CKD with 14% eGFR but my potassium levels remain normal. In fact the latest blood test...
I'm new here - son needs to drop to very few hours of work in order to be able to handle nursing school
rom121amy8 days ago
Hi Folks, My son wants to go to nursing school, but is barely handling working full time plus part time classes as it is right now. He is v...
I'm new here. Cost of monthly blood tests for 3 years post transplant
Hi folks, my son lives in South Carolina and has to get blood tests every month. Apparently these are costing $83 each time! Is this reaso...
666sb8 days ago
Well my last blood test finally shows my vit D is finally ok I"m at 45% stage 3 kidney disease I drink lots of water, I do feel tired quite ...
Has any one had this test before Cystatin C /Cystain 3
Charlene_Coxhead9 days ago
Hope we are keeping well and your kidneys disease is behaving itself as we all know we have our goods days and bad.
I had to go to Bris...
Bassetmommer10 days ago
I have been reading about using amino acids to help with kidney disease. Has any body used them? What was your results? Does it cause harm i...
lloydastoby11 days ago
hi my son was admitted to hospital he is 29 with high blood pressure off 250 he was took to the freeman hospital where he stayed for two wee...
Iga nephritis - gluten free diet
kc4t11 days ago
I was just wondering if anyone else had heard or knew of a strong link between iga nephritis and gluten intolerance or other digestive...
Husbands last 2 labs
alyce194912 days ago
Could someone please make some sense out of these for me. My husband is 73 and in stage 4. Still only seeing his kidney doctor every 6 mont...
Whats your newest favorite food, and what, if anything did you have to give up?
Bassetmommer12 days ago
In changing your diet to include kidney friendly foods, what new foods did you discover that you can enjoy? I found that bread is now someth...
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Another Tool to Add to Your Toolbox.
Mr_Kidney13 days ago
Another place to add to your library of knowledge for understanding and combating CKD. There are many excellent and reputable places to go ...
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Chronic debilitating kidney infections..Help!
Stace3014 days ago
I have chronic debilitating kidney infections
And my recent hospital stay showed negative bloods
Heat and kidney disease
Bassetmommer16 days ago
We are going to reach the highest temperatures so far this year here in upstate NY. I personally hate the heat and especially the humidity. ...
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OTC Medicines: What People with Kidney Disease Should Know
Mr_Kidney18 days ago
To continue with information I posted earlier this week on Herbal Supplements and CKD this article is from Davita and can be found on davita.com...
Hidden potassium in foods
Bassetmommer19 days ago
One of the things that people in early stage of CKD can do to protect their kidney is lower consumption of potassium. In many cases of stage...
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Herbal Supplements and Kidney Disease
Mr_Kidney20 days ago
There are always comments made about herbal supplements here and I thought it might be time to post an article from The National Kidney Foun...
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Wins2421 days ago
Hi All, my urine test shows leucocyte in urine and the value is 75 (in the range it shows 0-0), but my doctor said everything is normal. But...
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Albumin and antioxidants
Cathy12156dsrjad21 days ago
Just read about turkey being no good for us kidney patients??? What? And antioxidants are needed like vitamins I guess? And keep Albumin ...
Is Trulicity ok to take?
Cathy12156dsrjad22 days ago
I am insulin resistant and overweight. I weigh 186 at 5’3 “. It costs $300/mo. Is there anything else I can take to help? I can’t seem to...
Went from Stage 3 to Stage 5 in 2 years - low protein diet?
steve68023 days ago
I was first diagnosed with CKD in August 2006. I noticed blood in my urine and went to an urgent care and they sent me immediately to the ER...
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About a transplant
BBland23 days ago
So the last time I was as at my Dr, I asked what the steps were when the time came , how do you get on the list for a donor kidney . He repl...
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Too high BMI for a transplant
Bassetmommer24 days ago
Has any one been told they were not a candidate for a transplant because their BMI was too high? What did you so about it?
Beanbag525 days ago
Jus a quick question. Has anyone had both their native kidneys removed whether that was because of Polycystic kidneys or anything else. I’...
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