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Comment please - IGAN

PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 12:25 am
by idlebrain
Hello everyone,

New to forum here, 45 years old Male, diagnosed with IGAN after kidney biopsy in 2006.
Below link contains my Serum Creatinine and 24-hr Urine Protein readings from last 12 years.
I think my kidneys started slowly moving towards failure. I used Predinosone IV and tablets for 3 months when I diagnosed in 2006 and stopped.
Currently on Hypertension and cholesterol medicine and omega-3 fish oil gels.
Do you think if I can start Predinosone again, will it slow down the disease progression?

Thanks and have a good day.

Re: Comment please - IGAN

PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 3:25 pm
by wagolynn
Hi idlebrain,

You do not say if you stopped the Predinosone IV or your doctor.

I would expect if anything can be done to prolong your kidneys 'normal' function your medical team would have told you.

As to diet, unless advised by your doctor otherwise, a balanced diet is all that is required, the closer you can get to five portions of vegetables, and fruit per day the better, contrary to the advertisements, fruit juice doe's not count, it is the fibre that is the good part.

If your usual diet is not anywhere near this, then introduce vegetables, and fruit slowly over say a month, to give your gut bacteria a chance to adjust.

The above will not directly improve your kidneys but will certainly improve your general health which indirectly should help your kidneys.

Best wishes.