Re: Low eFGR, only 43 and worried
Hi. Sorry it took me so long to answer. First off, muscle mass will affect your creatinine, but not significantly the gfr. What affects it the most is hydration. What is your creatinine level right now. Whatever it is, keep in mind that you are in the very early stages right now. Some kidney issues remain stable for decades. What you can do in the meantime is to cut back on sodium (hard on the kidneys), watch your blood pressure, and hydrate well. I would not suggest trying herbals. Many of them that claim to help kidneys are simply natural diuretics and you don't want to mess with your bp or put additional pressure on your kidneys.
To put things in perspective for you, it took me more than 25 years to get from protein in my urine to dialysis. And that was in the days before meds and better knowledge. I am now 10 years post kidney transplant and am doing very well.
Feel free to ask more questions.
Dxd T1 1966, 2001 dialysis, 2002 kidney transplant, 2003 insulin pump, 2008 pancreas transplant