i am a 77 year old man with diabetes under control last a1c was 6.2i have serum creatinine of 1.6 and estimated gfr of 45.i never had protein in my urine and last 2 microalbumin tests were normal.the doctor said i am stage 3 kidney desease.they dont seem to think normal microalbunin is important just that damn gfr.anyway how nuch kidney function do i have left?read a reasuring article that said most elderly people that have stage 3 kidney damage/stay at stage 3 and dont progress to further kidney damage.is this true
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I am Stephen Hood, Dont you think that one you stop taking creatine, you lose everything you got from it??
I had this feeling when I tried once.. Anyways, Thank you for sharing this nlog. It helps a lot..
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You are right---you do have a lot of options available to you, in order to preserve and prolong your kidney health.
Stage 3 kidney disease treatment consists of frequent doctor visits (every 3-6 months) to monitor kidney function (as well as monitoring your other health conditions).
What you do between those doctor visits is crucial at this point: diet, exercise, quitting smoking (if you smoke)...these are very important factors in maintaining your kidney health, and slowing progression of disease.
Have you been referred to a Stage 3 CKD Registered Dietitian? If not, please ask for a referral, as your diet is one of the most important lifestyle changes that you have control over...and your statistic regarding "most elderly people that have stage 3 kidney damage/stay at stage 3 and don't progress to further kidney damage" can be true, but it's what you do with your diet and exercise (as well as medications and other treatment options provided to you) that can make this a reality for you!
Please talk with your doctor, and keep us updated!
Here is additional information regarding diet for Stage 3 CKD:August 20, 2011 - 7:42pm
- Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease.