← Return to Low kidney function: What does it mean? Should I be worried?

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I saw my nephrologist today. He reported that my creatin level has come down since I stopped taking propranolol. Yeah! But it’s not at the normal level. I agreed to talk to my psychiatrist to see if I can eliminate or change any of the (3) medications I take for depression and anxiety since each have some impact on lowering my blood pressure. Most surprising? The doctor suggested I eat as many salty foods as I want since salt will increase my blood pressure. Weird since I have always tried (not always successfully) to avoid chips, etc. The doctor also explained that my numbers are not so out of whack now that he is worried about kidney damage. And if it is not ideal for me to change my medications at this time, I “could live with it.” I prefer to try to get my creatin level back to normal. I’ll see him again in six months.

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I have low blood pressure 80/60 and Dr. advised me to add salt daily and it keeps it at 100/65 daily. If I do not exercise for 3 days it will go to 120 and back down the first time after I go to the gym. I am at stage 2,but 2 years ago was 92% function and 4 months a go 60%, 3 months a go 70%. I will see someone soon to find out the problem on my own. I have anemia because my kidneys stopped producing the hormone that makes hemoglobin,I was given a hormone replacement shot and do not know if it worked.

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