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Can weight training and exercising in the gym affect the GF?

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Can weight training and exercising in the gym affect the GF? My blood pressure is normal. I am not overweight or diabetic. My GFR was only 50 at my 60 year helath check last week.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Phil, MD :

Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

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Hi I'm Dr. Phil

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Can I ask your first name?

Customer:

Hi I'm Geraldine

Dr. Phil, MD :

Hi Geraldine.

Dr. Phil, MD :

Nice to meet you

Dr. Phil, MD :

The exercise and weight training will not affect your GFR

Dr. Phil, MD :

This should be evaluated by a kidney doctor though

Dr. Phil, MD :

An age related decline in GFR is expected but not this much without any other risk factors

Dr. Phil, MD :

I recommend you see a nephrologist for urine studies, kidney ultrasound and further workup

Customer:

OK that answer's my question. I have never been ill in any significant way.

Dr. Phil, MD :

Okay.

Dr. Phil, MD :

It could simply be age related but it should be worked up

Dr. Phil, MD :

Is that helpful Geraldine?

Customer:

Yes but I am only 60

Dr. Phil, MD :

I know and it sounds like you are healthy!!!

Dr. Phil, MD :

Which is why I suggested a workup

Dr. Phil, MD :

to rule out something else

Customer:

OK I'll make an appointment with my doctor when I know he has my early morning urine result. Thanks

Dr. Phil, MD :

you're welcome :)

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