CKD - a book you found helpful?

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Genevieve189
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CKD - a book you found helpful?

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I'm 74 with high blood pressure, which is controlled with medication. Last year, my eGFR was 80, last week it was 58. So, I'm having further blood tests, urine test and, possibly, a scan as I have kidney stones. I understand that if CKD is confirmed, it will be my GP who will monitor me. As I understand I would need to start looking at diet and exercise, and my GP would, perhaps, not be so up to speed on something like that, could anyone recommend an informative, clear book which they found helpful, please? Not a recipe book as such, but something which explains what I would have to avoid in the future and what would be beneficial. Thanks in advance.
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Hi Genvevieve189,
Assuming you are in the UK, the only dietary changes is to reduce your salt intake, you have probably done this to reduce your blood pressure, otherwise shifting toward the 5-a-day diet (five portions of fruit or veg each day look it up on the internet) will help your general health.

As far as your kidneys are concerned there is no other change required.

There are dietary changes required when on dialysis but these are to overcome the failings of dialysis, and you are a long way off that yet.

You will find good accurate information at https://www.kidneypatientguide.org.uk/ this is the home page for this website.

If this triggers off more questions, post them, and I am sure someone on the site will have the answer or suggestions.

Best wishes.
Genevieve189
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Thank you very much for your helpful reply. So pleased to have found this website, which is extremely informative.
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Genevieve189 wrote: Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:19 am I'm 74 with high blood pressure, which is controlled with medication. Last year, my eGFR was 80, last week it was 58. So, I'm having further blood tests, urine test and, possibly, a scan as I have kidney stones. I understand that if CKD is confirmed, it will be my GP who will monitor me. As I understand I would need to start looking at diet and exercise, and my GP would, perhaps, not be so up to speed on something like that, could anyone recommend an informative, clear book which they found helpful, please? Not a recipe book as such, but something which explains what I would have to avoid in the future and what would be beneficial. Thanks in advance.
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Genevieve189
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Thank you very much, that's really helpful. However, although my eGFR on my first blood test was 58, on my second one it had shot back up to 82! So, it may well be just a fluke. It will be interesting to see what my next blood test shows. However, my GP has also ordered an ultrasound, so I'm pleased that the kidney stones are going to be monitored. So, thank you again and I'll make a note of the book you recommended.
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