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:

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.

1 comment:

  1. This is a great blog and I agree with the previous commenter that you seem to have the best info on the web. Thanks for posting your Excell spread sheet (previous post). That is very helpful for those newly diagnosed. I'm going to set up an excell spread sheet with my numbers as I am on the younger side like you. I've read the blog from start to finish but am going to re-read it when I have more time. I'm also going to buy the "somewhat dated" book that you mention at the start. I did not get much info from my nephrologist. It seems that your blog and reading the JAMA renal nephrology magazine on line for docs is the most relevant reading and at least based on studies. I can't remember the exact name of the JAMA magazine for renal disease but folks can find it on line. Sadly I find the forums for CKD are basically useless as they are owned by the dialysis equipment manufacturers and there is essentially no free speech on the forums for CKD because the moderators are paid by the kidney dialysis companies and pretty much block free discussion by referring everyone to their doctors. The rest of the web has a lot of hucksters on it who utilize scare tactics. Thanks again for taking the time to post your updates and thoughts. It really helps folks out there who are newly diagnosed. Brandy