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My daughter appears to have mix of systems for chronic kidney disease. She has been treated for 3 years by a nephrologist and for the last two has been taking 5mg of Enalapril 2X a day. Her 2nd biopsy taken two years after the lst biopsy shows worsening of features - 37 Glomeruli sampled, 4 crescents-2 active and 2 scarred. Her protein level has remained the same for the past three years and the kidney function is normal. Anything else to consider? Her original diagnosis when she was 6 years old was Henoch Scholein Purpura. However, she is no longer having spotting/rashes/hives/pain in her legs. For the past 6 years, the condition has manifested itself in her kidneys and her current diagnosis is IGA Nephropathy.
My mom is 76 years young. She has been on BP medication for 10 years and heart medication for 5. She was diagnosed with CKD two years ago. What type of food, drink, or pill can she take to strengthen her kidney and lower her creatinine level?
There is no food, drink or pill that is effective at improving kidney function and lowering the creatinine level. The goal of treatment is to slow the deterioration of… 39 more words
How many grams of potassium can I eat per day? I tested high on my potassium lab work. My doctor gave me a list of foods that I am to follow to get my potassium level down. It Does not tell me how much I should consume daily.
A potassium restricted diet is generally considered to be 2 grams or 2000 milligrams of potassium per day. I would suggest that you review your current diet with a dietitian and have the dietitian adjust your diet to your taste and with emphasis on reduced potassium foods.
A potassium of 5.5 mEq per liter (mEq/L) is at the upper limit of normal. I recommend that you have your medication reviewed (including all over-the-counter medication that you are taking. 26 more words