New member to this site!!

I am a CKD patient who has been trying to ignore this condition and just do what I want. I have been told since 1990, as a young man, that I have had something wrong with my kidneys but that I was too young to worry about it. I was told it would be a concern later on in life. Well, 25 years passed in the blink of an eye and here I am at 47 years old, non-African American.

I am CKD 3B with an eGFR of 41, down from 44 last year. My Creatinine level is 1.91. I was checking previous lab results and I had been hovering around 45-44 for the past several years with creatinine around 1.75.

Seems that I've had a jump in Creatinine and a lowering in eGFR in just one year!!

I did see that in 2010, my eGFR was 44 but in 2012 my eGFR was 45. This, to me, suggests one of two things. Either there was a lab measuring error or there may be a way to increase eGFR.

I would love to here from other members on this site. I have finally had to stop sticking my head in the sand and pay attention to my kidneys.

Thanks in advance

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  • My EGFR has varied it does naturally apparently. Between 2006-2015 it has been between 43- 50 it is 49 at the moment. As long as it stays pretty balanced they tell me that's fine I hope it stays that way!

    Yes you must take care with your diet and keep hydrated.

  • As AnnyD said eat a healthy normal diet & keep hydrated egfr can fluctuate slightly from day to day they do look for a trend egfr is used to calculate the function so egfr 41 puts you at 41% so try not to stress too much keep a good healthy weight & you will give yourself the best chance of keeping everything stable for many years to come my husband was stage 3 for about 15 years or so! just do your best & follow all the advice the best you can from your renal team if you have one! good luck

  • Mine goes up and down between 48 and 56. Doctors say don't worry, so I don't - much.

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