Diet and Cholesterol

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Diet and Cholesterol

Postby debbluebird » Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:13 am

The results are in. Labs were done yesterday.
Good news
Total chol. 203. Year ago 266
Triglycerides 120 151
HDL. 53 51
LDL 125 184

So, my no sugar, no artificial anything, grass fed meat and butter, veggies, fruit is working, no wheat flour.
Down 40 pounds
Weight us still coming off. I am very happy. I have never gone on Cholesterol meds.
Bad news, kidneys are continuing to get worse.
Doc ordered ultra sound on them and I am to see kidney doctor. Just one more doctor to see.
Deb

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Re: Diet and Cholesterol

Postby Polar Bear » Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:07 pm

Well done Deb. Great to know that they are good and congratulations on being -40lbs.
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Re: Diet and Cholesterol

Postby badnights » Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:14 am

Those are good numbers! It must feel satisfying to have that weight come off. And to know that your healthy diet will be slowing down the kidney disease.
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Re: Diet and Cholesterol

Postby debbluebird » Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:09 am

Diet is not slowing down kidney problems. We have been eating this way a year and these labs show kidneys have progressed from last year, sorry to say.

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Re: Diet and Cholesterol

Postby stjohnh » Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:25 pm

debbluebird wrote:Bad news, kidneys are continuing to get worse.
Doc ordered ultra sound on them and I am to see kidney doctor. Just one more doctor to see.
Deb


Deb, How high is your creatinine? Also a year ago?
Do you know cc (creatinine clearance)?

Your creatinine is probably around 2. Creatinine clearance likely less than 50.
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Re: Diet and Cholesterol

Postby debbluebird » Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:07 am

Last year creatinine was 1.2. This year but 1.3. Each year it has been a slow change. It is my doctors idea to get further evaluation.
2006 it was 2.

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Re: Diet and Cholesterol

Postby debbluebird » Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:15 am

I looked back, and it has gone up and down.
1992 it was 1.2 range was .5 to 1.5
1997. it was 0.9
2002. it was 1.1 range 0.6 to 1.1
2006 it was 2.0 range 0.5 to 1.4
2012 it was 1.12 range 0.5 to 0.99
2015 it was 1.22 range 0.57 to 1.0
Sometimes I think doctor's just want to be cautious.

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Re: Diet and Cholesterol

Postby debbluebird » Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:00 am

Kidney ultra sound came back normal. I am going to talk to my primary next week to see if I can cancel kidney doctor. I just don't think I need it right now. It is too much to be going to all of these doctors. I looked back on labs to 1992. Just went up and down. I have been 1.3 before, I'm sure she will just want to keep watching.
I'm a nurse, I keep tests results and labs. :)

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Re: Diet and Cholesterol

Postby stjohnh » Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:58 pm

Looks to me like your doc is being overly cautious. I just looked at my last creatinine from slightly less than a year ago, it was 1.3 with a GFR of 57. Technically that puts me at stage 3 chronic kidney disease. My doc has not suggested getting an ultrasound or referral to a kidney specialist, and I have no interest in doing that.

There is no real treatment for early stages of chronic kidney disease other than to keep your blood pressure under control.
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Re: Diet and Cholesterol

Postby debbluebird » Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:52 pm

Thank you for responding. That is what I thought too. I drink my water every day. I have enough doctors to go to as it is, cardiology, pulmonary, RLS, as well as PCP every 3 months. The only other issue is the swelling if my legs, in the last year, going on 2. I already do low salt.

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Re: Diet and Cholesterol

Postby ViewsAskew » Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:05 pm

Sounds to me as if you are making sound decisions!
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