Hi guys. Well this is depressing isn't it.
I've always had low GFR and high Creatinine, this is because I've always weight trained. In 2018 I was at:
In 2018 it was - gfr60.4
In 2020 it was gfr63.3
In 2021 it was grf57.
My Creatinine levels are around 120, constantly.
My doctor does not seem overly worried, as she says that's OK for "my body" .
I run close, just below minimum levels, in a lot of things, my Plattlettes are always just below minimum, my testosterone levels just bekow, white blood count always just below minimum - but I can still gain muscle and have no ill effects from these readings. I feel totally fine.
So, with my GFR just below minimum, she said more fluid and take another test in 6 months. I was ok at first, then I looked into what GFR57 actually represents and 😞😳.
To find out my kidneys are not working sucks, but to find out that training (the only thing I enjoy in this world, don't drink, smoke) is the cause oes my mind
My question is, should I carry on training as I do?
I honestly cannot imagine not training! I'm angry at the thought that weight training is killing my kidneys.
I do eat about 200g (1g per 1lb bodyweight) a day. 1/3 of my protien intake is pea based protien shake, the rest white meat.
Has Keeping healthy and training destroyed my Kidneys, wtf is all that about?? 🤣
Is it possible for me to just have low GFR numbers, the same as my plattletts, testosterone, white blood count etc, but without doing damage to my kidneys? Or does the GFR57 indicate that damage IS being done?
Considering my levels have been stable for 3 years now, if permanent damage was being done, would my levels have progressively got worse and not fluctuated. I suppose the main question is that, what effect does muscle mass on the results of a creatinine and eGFR, and is that bad for the Kidneys.
I've just ordered some home protien urine tests, will this be enough, or do I need a Cystanin C test to make sure?
Thanks guys. 🙏🙂
Just read through some posts on here, very sorry for the people having trouble and serious issues. I know my post ses trival when compared