Medical

Have medical questions? Ask a doctor online!

Ask a Doctor,
Get an Answer ASAP!

How serious is borderline kidney function? Is it curable and…

Customer Question
How serious is borderline kidney...
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: 3 years ago.Category: Medical
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Medical Question
Answered in 17 minutes by:
5/23/2015
Doctor: Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist replied 3 years ago
Dr Basu
Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 29,282
Experience: MD
Verified
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,
It was my pleasure to help you today.
If I have answered all your questions, Please click on Excellent service so that the website allows me to assist you further :)
Ask Your Own Medical Question
Doctor: Dr. SH, Board Certified Physician replied 3 years ago
Dr. SH
Dr. SH, Board Certified Physician
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 8,821
Experience: Doctor of Medicine
Verified

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?

Please answer the questions above so that I am able to give you a better answer.

Kind regards

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a doctorLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Dr. SH Your Own Question
Dr. SH
Dr. SH
Dr. SH, Board Certified Physician
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 8,821
8,821 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Doctor of Medicine

Dr. SH is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me.

Susan O.USA

I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much

Corrie MollPretoria, South Africa

I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well!

ClaudiaAlbuquerque, NM

Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion.

KevinBeaverton, OR

Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
I feel better already! Thank you.

ElanorTracy, CA

Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem.

JulieLockesburg, AR

You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions.

John and StefanieTucson, AZ

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Family Physician

Family Physician

Doctor

2,592 satisfied customers

Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years

Dr. Ketch

Dr. Ketch

Board Certified Physician

76 satisfied customers

Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University

DrRussMD

DrRussMD

Board Certified Physician

51,788 satisfied customers

Internal Medicine--practice all of internal medicine, all ages, family, health, prevention, complementary medicine, etc.

Dr. David

Dr. David

Board Certified Physician

224 satisfied customers

Treat children/young adults, former chief resident, multiple publications

Dr. D. Love

Dr. D. Love

Doctor

18,159 satisfied customers

Family Physician for 10 years; Hospital Medical Director for 10 years.

Dr Chip (M.D.)

Dr Chip (M.D.)

Doctor

16,629 satisfied customers

20 yrs. in practice, including surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.

Dr. Arun Phophalia

Dr. Arun Phophalia

Doctor

14,303 satisfied customers

MBBS MS. Post doctoral fellowship in Sports Medicine. General surgeon and sports medicine specialist

< Previous | Next >

Related Medical Questions
I have had blood test for urea and urine test my gp said i
i have had blood test for urea and urine test my gp said i am on the borderline and it needs reapeting in 4 weels what does it mean said raised creaitine … read more
Dr Anil Kumar
Dr Anil Kumar
M.B.B.S
2,777 satisfied customers
Ive taking 7 500 mg z pack still sick. Keep asking for blood
Ive taking 7 500 mg z pack still sick. Keep asking for blood work for mrsa i think it has atacked my major organs but they did nose swab came back neg' he still does not know how to do blood test. But… read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,232 satisfied customers
Should I worry about borderline kidney function? I am a very
Good Morning Doctor, Should I worry about borderline kidney function? I am a very active 54 year old female, and consider myself to be very healthy as a rule.… read more
Dr. D. Love
Dr. D. Love
Doctor
Doctoral Degree
18,159 satisfied customers
Is borderline kidney dysfunction curable? What type of
Is borderline kidney dysfunction curable? What type of treatment used ? Is stage 1 or 2 curable? Can this get worst and what can be done… read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,232 satisfied customers
I am a 35 year old female and I have lymphdema in my right
Hello, I am a 35 year old female and I have lymphdema in my right arm. my BUN is 19. Should I be concerned?… read more
Dr. Amir
Dr. Amir
Post-Doctoral Degree
2 satisfied customers
My 48 year old was diagnosed with non Hodgkin's Lymphoma
My 48 year old was diagnosed with non Hodgkin's Lymphoma about a year ago or so. He has just (today) had surgery on his neck for a lump which was swelling and causing small temperatures and night swea… read more
DrRussMD
DrRussMD
Board Certified Physician
51,788 satisfied customers
I have a niece that is in the critical care unit in the
I have a niece that is in the critical care unit in the hospital,she is on dialisis & a ventolator, her body & lungs are filled with fluid & so her kidneys arent working right either , they say they n… read more
Dr. Sohaib
Dr. Sohaib
Fellowship in Medicine
3,350 satisfied customers
What is Deginerative Heart Disease? Is it a serious
What is Deginerative Heart Disease? Is it a serious condition, and what is the treatment? Is it the same as coronary heart desease?… read more
Dr.K.S.Dastoor
Dr.K.S.Dastoor
Surgical Registrar
Master\u0027s Degree
931 satisfied customers
My other is 90yo and under went surgery to repair a ruptered
My other is 90yo and under went surgery to repair a ruptered abdominal aneurism. Her urine output is next to nothing. she has one kidney that is nonfunctioning. Would you recommend kidney dialysis?… read more
Dr. D. Love
Dr. D. Love
Doctor
Doctoral Degree
18,159 satisfied customers
What is the outlook for male, age 83, with creatinine 2.2?
What is the outlook for male, age 83, with creatinine 2.2? I'm told that equates to 30% kidney functioning. Can I do or take anything? I'm 70", 210 lbs, walk 3 miles daily, otherwise in good health.… read more
Dr. Natasha
Dr. Natasha
7,913 satisfied customers
I am 47 years old man with multiple of kidny cists(both
I am 47 years old man with multiple of kidny cists(both kidnys).The largest is 5 cm in dimeter in the left one.They grow up very very slow since I born.I have hbp (140) and a little of Colestrol.My Do… read more
Dr. Tharun
Dr. Tharun
Senior Registrar Dept of Urology
Pursuing Masters
1,891 satisfied customers
I have been drinking too much. My doctor sent me for a blood
I have been drinking too much. My doctor sent me for a blood test. My liver was okay but my coag screen test was borderline. I have been itching. Have I got anything to be worried about. I have cut do… read more
Dr. Mark
Dr. Mark
private practice of Internal Medicine
Doctoral Degree
3,466 satisfied customers
I had kidney stones a few years ago and I now have a
I had kidney stones a few years ago and I now have a recurrence. I have one stone that is thought to be "probably too big to pass". I have had ultrasound, CT scan and a cystoscopy. No cancer was found… read more
IVY MD
IVY MD
Doctoral Degree
1,696 satisfied customers
I have a cyst on the left side of my kidney that was the
I have a cyst on the left side of my kidney that was the size of a dime. Now it is the size of a baseball. I can feell it when I press down below my left rib. What do you think needs to be done. My Ur… read more
Dr. Salar
Dr. Salar
Hospitalist/ Internist
Doctoral Degree
4,404 satisfied customers
A 24 year old male devolops abdominal and leg and ankel
A 24 year old male devolops abdominal and leg and ankel swelling without appearent cause, One ER dept thinks that it is his liver the other with in 24 hours thinks it is his kidnneys neither hospital … read more
Dr. Amir
Dr. Amir
Post-Doctoral Degree
2 satisfied customers
My 62-year old, otherwise healthy, husband has been
My 62-year old, otherwise healthy, husband has been diagnosed with a malformed, obstructed right kidney, probably since birth. Just recently he has had symptoms of blood in his urine. He had a full wo… read more
Dr. Mark
Dr. Mark
private practice of Internal Medicine
Doctoral Degree
3,466 satisfied customers
Recently my blood pressure went from 120/74 for most of my
Recently my blood pressure went from 120/74 for most of my life to 190/113 in just a matter of a few short weeks. I recently had some blood test to check kidney function with these results Creatinine … read more
Dr. P. Jyoti
Dr. P. Jyoti
Consultant MD
MD
5,650 satisfied customers
My dad is currently in the hospital for a stroke which
My dad is currently in the hospital for a stroke which caused a brain injury. He was getting better and then all of a sudden his kidneys stopped functioning properly. He has had one dialysis treatment… read more
Dr Wu
Dr Wu
Doctoral Degree
1,058 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x