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Hi Dr. Thomas, thank you for your help. I do have follow-up questions/comments.
I'm unclear as to why I don't really have a diagnosis yet. The diagnostic eGFD (my mind is foggy right now -- is that the right acronym?) was tested at a 6 month interval and I was told I have CKD Stage a (48-51). Do I require more tests or information to be diagnosed with CKD? There seems to be so little information out there....
FYI :-) As you noted, my HTN is new, within the last 6 months (I've always had low-normal BP). Also worthy to note is that I'm on a med-high dose of medication for HTN, but for an off label reason -- so that really scares me because I imagine without taking that medication, my High BP might be even higher (range: 100/91-150).
However, I do not have pre/diabetes, fortunately, and neither it nor HTN run in my family, either. I eat very healthy 90% of the time, so hopefully that helps. I don't have Metabolic Disorder, or other things like that and their is no obesity, etc., in my family tree, either.
My GP said that I do not have any of the risk factors for CKD, and I'm not sure if I've heard of an autoimmune disorder (cysts??) that can cause what I have. Can you be more specific about what kind of autoimmune disorder can cause this; I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia last year, but it basically just causes leg cramps.
Finally, what kind of information does a biopsy give about CKD than the other tests (blood, urine, ultrasound).
Thank you again for your help Dr. Thomas; not an easy case, I know.