No protein in the urine but kidneys not improving

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No protein in the urine but kidneys not improving

Postby Demeris » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:25 pm

Hi all,

I am seeking advice. I have supposedly Kidney disease stage 3 due to decades of lithium intake; 6 month ago I have replaced lithium with another drug. My curreny GFR is 38 and three months ago I had GFR 44, the cretinine level is 134 (so more than 50umol/L above average). Furthermore, my recent Urine albumin test hasn't reported any anormality. What does it mean that I have no albumin in the urine? Is it a good sign? Is there anybody that can explain these readings?

Also, I have heard that Sodium bicarbonate can help healing the kidneys, has anybody had any first-hand experience with this? I would greately appreciate any help because I don't know what to do to heal my kidneys.
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Re: No protein in the urine but kidneys not improving

Postby Daisy4246 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:05 pm

You are better off speaking to a kidney specialist who will be able to advise and maybe precscribe something to slow the decline. I was told kidneys don't actually heal but we are all very different and your numbers are not too bad so you are most likely still far away from dialysis.
However l emphasis that you need to speak to a renal specialist or your own doctor.
Best of luck.
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Re: No protein in the urine but kidneys not improving

Postby wagolynn » Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:55 pm

Hi Demeris,

As mentioned above, talk to your consultant about your results, they have all the relevant information about your condition.

Bicarbonate of soda, is usually used in haemodialysis as a buffering agent for your blood.
As I understand it, the blood goes acid during haemodialysis, the bicarb is used to control this.

I am afraid, when looking on the internet we must be very careful about any information we see, always check with your consultant/doctor before acting on any 'cures'.
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Re: No protein in the urine but kidneys not improving

Postby Demeris » Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:01 pm

Thanks a lot for your replies, I'll talk with my GP and see what he suggests :|
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