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How serious is borderline kidney function? Is it curable and

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How serious is borderline kidney function? Is it curable and or is there a way to keep it from getting worst or any type of treatment
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.
Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.
I understand your concerns.
Borderline kidney function function means stage 1 or 2 kidney disease.
GFR is above 60 but below 90.
Usually this is caused by the dehydrations, current medications you are on.
Diabetes, hypertension, intrinsic kidney diseases are other possible causes.
So further evaluation with a kidney ultrasound, repeat blood tests, urine for microalbuminuria should be checked.
Drink adequate fluids and that may be the simple solution in most cases.
In case of other possibilities treatment will depend on underlying causes.
ACE inhibitors like lisinopril is known to protect kidneys by reducing protein excretion.
Also a low sodium diet is beneficial.
Best wishes,
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Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.
Hi there,I am Dr. Shahzad.Can you please let me know what your creatinine level is?Also if you can let me know what your GFR is?Can you please let me know what you mean when you say "borderline" kidney function?Please answer the questions above so that I am able to give you a better answer.Kind regards