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My creatinine level 1.07 and gfr is 55. I am scared about

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My creatinine level 1.07 and gfr is 55. I am scared about kidney failure and damage . I am a 63 yr female. I am taking Lisinopril for high B.P. My other blood tests were in the normal range. I am petrified my kidneys are damaged already and not repairable. I got my blood results through a health fair from a quality diagnostic center. Please give me any info you can.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 5 years ago.

Mysticdoc :

The views expressed by me are for educational purposes only and do not establish a doctor patient relationship.

Mysticdoc :

Thanks for your question.

Mysticdoc :

GFR 55 suggests moderate decrease in kidney function.

Mysticdoc :

At your age the GFr should be above 90.

Mysticdoc :

Dehydration is the common cause of decreased kidney function.

Mysticdoc :

Also uncontrolled blood pressure can affect your kidneys.

Mysticdoc :

This is difficult to ay without further studies.

Mysticdoc :

You need a kidney ultrasound to see any kidney disease.

Mysticdoc :

Please do not panic

Mysticdoc :

Most of the time, the kidney function improves with adequate fluids and BP control ( should be below 130/80).

Mysticdoc :

Hence, you need to see a kidney specialist.

Mysticdoc :

And the blood tests should be repeated to verify the accuracy.

Mysticdoc :

Best wishes,

Mysticdoc :

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