Went to instacare last October because my blood pressure was way high (210/110) and was put on blood pressure meds (lisinopril and Maxide). Had my kidney function checked and it showed that it was above normal (creatinine 1.6) it is a full point jump from six months earlier at 0.5. I am told to cut out salt and to watch my diet and to drink more water. Am seeing a nephrologist now and my last bloodwork showed my salt levels are too low but because I started to drink more water I got my creatinine level down to 1.3. I drink between one and two 32 oz. bottles of water and a little more with meals. I have cut back on salt but not cut it out completely because I like it so much.
Not sure what to do here. Do I increase my salt intake? Or cut back on the water? I think drinking more water has really helped my kidneys plus I like the difference I see in my skin. Is it o.k. to have salt if my levels are low?