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    Old 10-25-2019, 10:42 AM   #1
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    How to improve low kidney function?

    Does anyone out there know how to improve low kidney function/

     
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    Old 10-25-2019, 08:20 PM   #2
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    Re: How to improve low kidney function?

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    Does anyone out there know how to improve low kidney function/
    I would love to know the same thing. I follow a kidney diet but the GFR level drops each year by about 1 degree or what ever you call it, 32 to 31 for example. That what my specialist said would happen.

    Diet and exercise are essential. Being overweight and having high blood pressure don't help I am told.

     
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    Old 10-26-2019, 02:10 PM   #3
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    Re: How to improve low kidney function?

    To improve kidney function, don't get any older, don't drink alcohol, don't smoke, don't eat highly processed foods, don't eat excessive amounts of animal protein, don't be overweight, don't be sedentary, don't get dehydrated, and don't get stressed-out.

     
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    Old 10-26-2019, 04:05 PM   #4
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    Re: How to improve low kidney function?

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    To improve kidney function, don't get any older, don't drink alcohol, don't smoke, don't eat highly processed foods, don't eat excessive amounts of animal protein, don't be overweight, don't be sedentary, don't get dehydrated, and don't get stressed-out.
    Yes I agree. That's what it boils down too.

     
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    Old 10-27-2019, 11:53 AM   #5
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    Re: How to improve low kidney function?

    kidneys can regenerate..so if you take care of your body, your kidneys can get stronger. Eat properly...dont smoke or drink...and follow your doctors advice.
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    Old 10-28-2019, 07:22 AM   #6
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    Re: How to improve low kidney function?

    I forgot to mention drugs. I fully understand that sometimes you absolutely need drugs for certain health issues, and you can't do without them. So absolutely you should take them.

    However, there may be instances when dietary measures and/or exercise can effectively reduce the need to take certain drugs. For example, when my LDL cholesterol got up to 100, it was border line. So I didn't wait for it to get worse; I increased my level of exercise. Now my total cholesterol is 150 and LDL is 70. If I had ignored it, it may have gone higher eventually and my doctor may have recommended a statin drug. And drugs in general can take a toll on liver and kidneys.

    Many years ago I was visiting my Aunt and she asked me if I wanted to go with her to her doctor's appointment. So I did and while we were in the waiting-room, she mentioned that she was taking 5 drugs. I mentioned that too many drugs can cause liver or kidney failure. And she said, "Oh, I have a good doctor, he wouldn't do anything that would harm me and he keeps checking me to make sure I'm okay." I said, "Your son is a pharmacist, why don't you ask him if you could reduce or eliminate some of those drugs." She said, "Oh, no, I don't want to bother him." So I never said any more about it. I'm not sure exactly how much time passed, perhaps a year or two, when I received a call form her and she told me that she was diagnosed with kidney failure.

     
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