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Mild kidney damage/stage 3a

Kidney & Bladder | Last Active: Apr 19 6:49pm | Replies (18)

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@livinglifeodb Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. Being diagnosed with chronic kidney disease can certainly send us into a tailspin, as you have experienced. I am glad to know your stage is 3A at this point, and now you have the opportunity to slow any progression.

As the article @donsunlover linked shows, it is important to consider the overall lab results, not necessarily specific values. Likewise, looking at trends in results is important, unless there is a dramatic change.

Now is the time to take control over your situation. Following a good moderate exercise plan, keeping stress levels at bay, and following a good renal diet, will all go a long way to slow progression of kidney disease. If your CKD is the result of high blood pressure, getting and keeping that under control is paramount! We have a few great threads in this group that talk about our diets and what works for people. Please take a look through them and see how you can fit that into your lifestyle! It's a balancing act, and we need to work at it, but the rewards are better health.

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In total agreement with the above comment. I had a kidney transplant one and half years ago, I was able to delay my transplant till age of 73 by incorporating a plant based diet along with fish protein. Plant based diet in my own opinion helped me overall. I had tailspin due to the fact that I experience toxemia eclampsia in my younger years and also was breast cancer survivor. Check into a plant based diet with a kidney dietician. Even if you don't totally eliminated animal protein, if you cut down significantly this may lower your creatinine numbers. I have incorporated the use of tofu cooking meals. IT' all how you season tofu and incorporate it into different recipes. Library has load of recipe books using Tofu/ My favorite is used in stirfrys and to make delicious chicken salad. Season is the key again. In my situation. IT was my mind telling me I craved animal protein not my body. I am ever so glad I turned the corner delaying my kidney transplant for years using plant based diet. The craving was gone for meat. My doctor wa very happy.