Thursday, May 4, 2017

Blood test results 2017

My serum creatinine is at 2.2mg/dL (normal would be máximum 1.3mg/dL), which is the highest  since may 2009 when it was 2.4mg/dL. While this could be considered a disimprovement, it could also just be a temporary blip. I did eat a whole fish a few days before the test, so that could have elevated my blood creatinine level. Here's hoping that we're not observing degradation...

The rest of the results were fairly stable and normal or close to normal, with the exception of Uric Acid at 8.9mg/dL (normal 7.2mg/dL) but this has been up and down since diagnosis in 2009, ranging from 4.7 to 9.2mg/dL.

Full lab test history:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1G0WEsPxngX-lorVAL3c-jqkqrzy5wqud9iEqOHPB4Qc/edit#gid=0

Blood pressure, with treatment, has been around 125/75 during the last year.

So, all in all, things seem to be stable and I'll continue with the same regime:
  • Losartan 50mg / day for blood pressure. Without treatment I would probably be around 130/90.
  • No meat. Occasional fish and seafood (maybe once or twice a month).
  • Occasional eggs, cheese and yogurt (around once a week).
  • Lots of fruit.
  • Fair amount of vegetables, rice, maize (corn), potatoes, sweet potatoes, beans, avocado, coconut, nuts.
  • Fair amount of cacao, mostly in Kicao bars (I work for this company).
  • Very little wheat or pure milk (not sure if this is relevant to kidney fucntion or not but it seems to have helped my intestines).
Wishing you all the best with your journey.

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