Stage 3 chronic kidney disease (CKD): What specialists do I see?

Posted by rozalia @rozalia, Aug 24, 2016

My primary says I do not need to see a kidney specialist. Is this true. My blood chems are ok.

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@colleenyoung

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@collenyoung, so nice of you.

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I am very new to this whole situation and have just been collecting different recipes. Haven't made any of them yet but I like how it is written and organized. At this point just doing a lot of label reading and modifying what I am eating to stay within 1500mg of sodium and 65g of protein. So far doing ok. Can't wait until my next labs as i've lost weight and am being careful with the diet so I am hopeful to at least stabilize my GFR and creatinine.

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@gladiator14

I am very new to this whole situation and have just been collecting different recipes. Haven't made any of them yet but I like how it is written and organized. At this point just doing a lot of label reading and modifying what I am eating to stay within 1500mg of sodium and 65g of protein. So far doing ok. Can't wait until my next labs as i've lost weight and am being careful with the diet so I am hopeful to at least stabilize my GFR and creatinine.

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@gladiator14, if and when you try one of mine, let me know if you liked it or hated it, if it was easy or too much trouble, etc. ALL feedback, even negative, is very helpful to me and no way are you going to hurt my feelings if you don't like something but I do need to know so I can tweak recipes that need revision. Thanks! BTW, if you're staying aroun2 1.5 Gm sodium, way to go! It's not easy..

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@predictable

@rozalia, would you tell us a little about your medical issue? I’m a stage-3 CKD myself under careful watch by my primary care physician AND my nephrologist, as well as my urologist. What caused you to consider asking for a kidney specialist (nephrologist)? Was it a low filtering percentage as calculated from your lab test? Was it high blood pressure for which nephrologists are a good referral? Were you experiencing palpable symptoms from CKD? Might the expense of a referral have been a factor in your primary’s advice?

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My diagnosi was directly relayed to blood work results and anomalies, other than that I have no symptoms

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nephrologist

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In reply to @douglasebaker "nephrologist" + (show)
@douglasebaker

nephrologist

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Yep.

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Until last year's annual check I had no idea I had stage 3 chronic kidney disease or heart failure. Blood tests gave the docs the info. I was stunned.

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