I am new here and was hoping someone might be able to lead me down the right path, as my doctor told me "not to lose sleep over it" for right now (which is a little hard).
I just discovered a few weeks ago that I have very high blood pressure. I am a 26 year old male with an average blood pressure of 140/100. My doctor has put me on a beta blocker to help solve this (which I start on tomorrow). My concern are my kidneys, as we've done a few blood tests, and both are very low GFRs for my age (from what I'm told?)
On my first blood test, my GFR was 69. I was a very heavy drinker and, thinking that this was the problem, I quit my 5-6 drinks per night and dropped it to 5-6 per week. We retested my blood today and my GFR was 60 (with creatinine at 1.23). My doctor has scheduled for me to do an ultrasound in a few weeks and then retest my blood in 4-6 weeks.
Should I be concerned? I'm very afraid that I have CKD and I'm not sure what I need to be doing other than living a healthy lifestyle. Could this be, maybe, because I was such a heavy drinker and hardly drank any water? I was extremely dehydrated and was only drinking, maybe, two bottles of water per week (16 ounce bottles). Now, as of two weeks ago, I've been drinking 4-6 bottles per day.
I'm really praying that perhaps it's just my dehydration that led to such a low GFR.
Also note that, two weeks ago when we discovered I had high blood pressure, my doctor put me on an anti-inflammitory for some ankle pain I've been experiencing (AFTER the 69 GFR reading), so I'm thinking that perhaps it was dehydration to begin with for such a low reading, and then the anti-inflammatory for the continued drop (she has now taken me off of this - so we'll see what happens).
Any help would be so greatly appreciated.