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My mother who is 64 has stage 3 kidney disease.

Kidney & Bladder | Last Active: Jan 22, 2020 | Replies (7)

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@wilfreda Welcome to Mayo Connect. We are a diverse group of people, made up of fellow patients, family members, and caregivers. We offer our experiences and support, but cannot diagnose as we are not medical professionals. Yes, high blood pressure has so many bad things going for it! I am glad you will be seeing a nephrologist in a few weeks. Until then, if there is medication you are on for the BP, take it faithfully. Until you have more information, don't "awfulize" your situation by researching too much and assuming you have the worst case scenario. I've been there, done that! Jot down any questions that come to mind, such as best diet, what stage kidney disease you are at [this is based on your Glomular Filtration Rate], what you as a patient can do. If there are any things you have noticed in yourself that might be related to the kidney disease, write them down and take the list with you. We're here to answer any concerns that you have, as we are able to. Have you been treated for hypertension before?
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I am in stage 3 and have kept on a strict renal diet. I eat a delicious meal every day and find it easy to stay on this diet. However, I am paralyzed and got an ulcer (pressure sore) on my tailbone and it got infected when I foolishly went into a public pool for water exercise. I go to a wound care doctor ever week for the past six months and he said that I need to have a high protein diet for wound healing. I have resisted this but now I need to heal this before sepsis sets in. I spend six hours every day lying on my side in the bed so I can take the pressure off of my ulcer. I just want to get better. I have increased my proteins from 35 g to 50 – 60 g.