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what action can I take if my kidneys are not working 100%

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what action can I take if my kidneys are not working
100%
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.

Dr. Phil, MD :

please enter chat

Dr. Phil, MD :

Hi I'm Dr. Phil

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Can I ask your first name?

Dr. Phil, MD :

hello?

Customer:

Chris

Dr. Phil, MD :

Hi Chris

Dr. Phil, MD :

Nice to meet you

Customer:

and you

Dr. Phil, MD :

Do you know what your GFR is?

Customer:

no

Dr. Phil, MD :

creatinine?

Customer:

no sorry

Dr. Phil, MD :

did they tell you what % the kidneys are at?

Customer:

no just to have another test in 6 months for U&E

Dr. Phil, MD :

ok

Dr. Phil, MD :

do you take any medicines or have high blood pressur?

Dr. Phil, MD :

pressure

Customer:

I take Bisoprolol and Warfarin for Atrial Fibrillation

Dr. Phil, MD :

okay great! That is helpful

Dr. Phil, MD :

do you take any over the counter pain killers?

Customer:

no dont really like taking pills

Dr. Phil, MD :

ok good

Dr. Phil, MD :

I can tell you that a mild decrease in kidney function is not a huge deal

Dr. Phil, MD :

the kidney function naturally goes down a little with age

Dr. Phil, MD :

The key is to avoid medicines that will damage the kidney more

Dr. Phil, MD :

like ibuprofen

Dr. Phil, MD :

avoid that

Dr. Phil, MD :

having period checks is a good idea

Dr. Phil, MD :

and drink lots of water

Dr. Phil, MD :

usually the kidney function will stay stable over time if you stay healthy

Customer:

ok thats what I thought. Thanks very much. nice to 'talk'

Customer:

to you

Dr. Phil, MD :

you're welcome :)

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any more questions?

Customer:

no thats fine thanks

Dr. Phil, MD :

ok

Dr. Phil, MD :

Did I do good work for you today?

Customer:

yes thank you

Dr. Phil, MD :

you're welcome

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