I knew that there is a problem with my kidneys when I noticed that my urine is completely clear. And I was right. Anyone else experienced that? Did it ever go away?
Clear Urine: I knew that there is a problem... - Kidney Disease
I am not sure why you feel that having clear urine is a indicator for kidney disease. It means that you are well hydrated or maybe too hydrated. I drink a lot of water to help flush my kidneys since they are impaired. I drink about 62 ounces of water a day. That what was recommended by health care team.
I see that you are new to CKD. Please take the time to read through information that is evidence based, or in other words medically sound. And always check with your doctor about things before you take something or change a habit.
You said in a previous post you were at Stage 2 which is very mild CKD. But that you are taking a lot of meds for BP. Some BP meds are also diuretics which mean they flush the system out. Be aware that this can also dehydrate you which is not good either.
You said in your post your were petrified. Don't be. Be come aware. Learn what you can about CKD from reliable sources. Take classes. Learn about diet. Learn about the connection of lupus and CKD. There is comfort in finding out there are others with similar situation.
You are in control of how CKD can progress by getting a plan of action which includes diet and working with your healthcare providers to keep you healthy. It is possible to slow any further reduction in you kidney function. There are many of us on this site who are stage four and even five who are living full lives without dialysis. This is not to say you will get to those stages, especially if you become proactive now.
I eat either a small wedge of watermelon, honey dew or cantaloupe ..... I have a salad for lunch and for dinner I make my own vegetable soup ( celery, onion, carrots and pumpkin and seasoned with garlic ~ it is a very bland soup but I’m getting used to it and for dessert I have stewed fresh apple with cinnamon.
Most fruit and veggies are alkaline and dairy, meat and grains are acidic and if we have kidney disease our kidneys struggle to filter the waste out from the acidic foods and drinks and especially from animal protein.
Fruit is best for getting the kidneys to filter... just watch your potassium and phosphorus intake here.
You didn’t mention what your GFR is? Mine is 63.... hopefully following this alkaline diet my GFR will have increased so fingers crossed.
Hope you are feeling a bit better?