Hi! I'm new to the forum & loving what I'm seeing. Thank you in advance.
I'm 46 yrs old. Diagnosed 26 yrs ago with IgA Nephropathy. Recently had a ureteral blockage which caused damage to my left kidney.
Robotic Pyeloplasty fixed the blockage.
Now I'm faced with Stage 3b - GFR 35.
I've been monitoring & medicating high blood pressure for the last 26 yrs. Typically at 135-140/90-100
So still on the high side.
BMI is 30 so weight loss is an ongoing challenge.
I'd love to hear your advice on what to do now. Diet & exercise seems so generic to me. I feel like I should be doing something more specific. I've read thru the renal diet which seems contrary to everything I've previously learned to be healthy. The more I read, the more conflicted I become about fluid intake, protein intake & overall have & have nots. I'd love to hear any tips & suggestions you have. I'm so sorry to read the advanced stages some of you are experiencing. Is there something you wish you did sooner?
CKD is always in the back of my head. But most days it's even further back. And I carry on with work & parenting. As time goes by, I think that I should be doing something more about it. Kindly advise. All comments will be appreciated!