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Renal problems

May 16, 2018 3:54 PM

Hi all,

Is there anyone here with renal/kidney problems? I've now been referred for a urgent scan of my kidneys as my GP is concerned I have some sort of renal impairment. My recent urine ACR showed protein which apparently can be a indicator.

Any input would be appreciated.

Hayley 🌈

May 16, 2018 8:43 PM

You should get your Blood sugars and lipid profile checked as well. Your body needs to be in full control to prevent any further damage if there is already had been. Target your BP below 140/90 consistently and sugars in control. It depends how much is your ACR.

https://www.kidney.org/kidneydisease/siemens_hcp_acr
https://goo.gl/6LgKTX

May 17, 2018 5:01 AM

My HbA1c and lipids are perfect right within target ranges and I've lost 5kg in weigh since starting my anti inflammatory diet. I think the problem I have is that I work for a Dr as a medical secretary so I'm acutely aware of red flag signs, the more you know the more you worry! 😂

Hope you're okay today Jolly 🌈

May 17, 2018 11:22 AM

Not really, my mood is depressed since I lost hope after trying meds. The physio exercises are not working well she want me to do abdominal breathing exercises and I wanted to do those ones that I really feel like streching some of my back muscles. I can feel the tight back its a terrible whammy on me.

May 17, 2018 3:59 PM

Have you tried Epsom salt baths? Their good for helping sore muscles 🌈

May 18, 2018 2:08 AM

I had my MRI done & was reported everything normal except loss of lumbar lordosis. Then I myself look up to the images and found out bulging disc then discussed with my orthopedist today and he also agreed I am having disc bulge at 2 sites compressing nerves causing pain. I was explained about long duration and better outcomes and things in a positive way that helped me to know that i can get better but it can take up to 1 year. I need to reschedule all my plannings and concentrate on shortening this period. I hope you having a good day Hayley.

May 18, 2018 2:13 AM

Sure i would’ve tried that Epsom salt bath but I live in a limited facility, not at home that is I think is a better place to do comfort things. I was advised to do regular PT & a short course of steroids and follow up

May 18, 2018 8:33 AM

Sorry to hear that Jolly, I hope the PT helps xx

May 23, 2018 3:51 PM

My kidney ultrasound has come back normal, good news for once! 😀😁🙌 Hope everyone is okay 🌈

Jun 06, 2018 8:12 PM

I’ve had (per mri) compressed L4 nerve root that has not changed since 2014 imaging

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