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EGFR dropped from 59 to 53 in one year. Primary not worried but I am. I don't seem to have any of the causes - hypertension, diabetes - so I don't know what I can do to help. I'm 68 and had no idea anything was wrong until my primary mentioned a eGFR of 59 last year.

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Hello,
Thank you for your question.
I am Dr Saha, I shall try my best to help you.
As you are not having any predisposing factor like hypertension or diabetes, your doctor is not worried.
However. you can consult an urologist to rule out any kidney disease.
You can try to reduce protein intake & take plenty of fluid.
High protein intake & dehydration can reduce the reading transiently.
You can take a repeat test after a few weeks to see whether it has come up.
I hope this information helps.
If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.
If you are satisfied, please rate my answer as good or excellent.
Regards.

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