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First post here. I am 83 year old female who lost left kidney to Cancer in June 2017 after years of UTIs. My eGFR has dropped to 34 after post op of 39. Over the year my Creatinine has risen and in April was 135. Potassium and Sodium are in accepted range but Serum urea and Creatinine are affecting my eGFR. I see a Kidney nurse every 6 months but have not seen either a nephrologist or Renal dietitian. i have regular cystoscopies due to the UTIs and the fact that I had bladder cancer in 2007 which was cleared up without problems. It was the urologist who referred me for a CT scan which i had today without any contrast dye because the radiologist told me the dye could damage the kidney.
My BP is quite high 165/89. I have a pacemaker and an artificial mitral valve.
I have been told that BP affects the kidney but as i already take losartan 100mg, Bisoprolol 5mg and Furusemide 40mg. I also take warfarin. i do not think they can give me any more meds to control it.
I have changed my diet and am no longer eating meat, trying to drink about 6 pints of water a day and I try to walk 30 minutes a day.
I wouldlike to improve my kidney function if that is possible, but that is not going to happen with my creatinine so high!
Is there anything else i can do to improve things? i would appreciate any suggestions.
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