Tomorrow is my first appt with a Nephrologist. I referred myself, as my PCP is not taking my 3 month GFR range 52-57, dehydration, and anemia very seriously. His advice? Drink tons of h20 with lemon and reduce protein intake a lot. My potassium, sodium, and protein levels are normal. Blood pressure is well controlled with meds. Urinalysis was normal. My shrink took me off of lithium, a 10+ year maintenance drug, a few months ago when the labs showed troubled kidneys.
What questions should I ask the nephrologist? I want to get as much info as possible and take notes in the short appointment time. i need to know if my current diet is ok.
Also, how is phosphorus level tested, is it a seperate blood test or is it found in a CBC or CMP panel? Is it called “phosphorus” test? Phosphate?
Thank you anyone for helping me.