When I read the usual weight loss advice, I’m often reminded of my days in Catholic school. While I was taught the virtuous path by nuns, today’s diet gurus like to teach by none’s: as in “None of that fat. 20 more words
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Last year I was told I was borderline diabetic and my protein levels in kidneys were wrong, and that I had blood in my urine. The quick care urged me to see a Doctor. And of course I did not.. It's been fourteen months and now I have a reoccurring rash just below where kidneys are. I urinate less and am constantly fatigued. I guess I am wondering if me freaking out right now is warranted and I really should see a Doctor? I had suffered extreme unexplained weight loss, dizziness and I'm worrying my eyes are getting worse so quickly.. I want to see a Doctor now but I'm scared. Is there a chance an easier explanation is possible?
I cannot make a specific diagnosis based on the information that you present. I suggest that you see your physician and ask to be re-evaluated for kidney disease and have a complete history and physical examination in regard to your present symptoms. 6 more words
Can a program of weight loss lead to a temporary, reversible decrease in GFR and are there any steps to minimize this? In Jan 2016 I was 1.75m tall and weighed 240 lbs. On the advice of my physician, I have followed a program of gradual sustained weight loss. I am still 1.75m but now 200 lbs. Over the same period my GFR has dropped from 84 to 65 ml/min. Could this change in my GFR be related to my weight loss program? and are there any protective steps I can take to minimize this. I am confident that the benefits of the weight loss outweigh(sic) any possible problems but if there is anything I can do to minimize the impact on my renal function whilst I continue to lose further weight towards my target of 170-180 lbs I would be happier. (average loss 1 lb/week, sustained over 10 months).
Diets and exercise that are designed to get you to an ideal body weight are in your best long term interest. There may be some modest changes in your kidney function that may fluctuate from time to time. 90 more words