I am new to this board and I hope this post is in the right section. I was hoping to find answers to my question`s.
I am male, black and 43yrs of age. I have lifted weights from the age of 16 and I am very muscular.
I was given a health voucher to receive a in depth health check at private practice, which included a blood test, which I took on the 13 November. The results are below.
Sodium 141 mmol/l ( 137 - 145 )
Potassium 4.5 mmol/l ( 3.5 - 5.0 )
Urea 6.5 mmol/l ( 3.2 - 7.1 )
Creatinine * 156 umol/l High ( 71 - 133 )
It was also found that I had high blood pressure .
My eGFR results indicates that I am stage 3CKD
Upon receiving these results my doctor requested I drank 4 liters of water a day, stopped drinking any protein shake supplements and to stop all supplements of any sort. IE vitamins etc etc. I was to have a secondary blood test on the 12 December.
I had a further blood test on the 12 December ,the results are below.
Sodium 142 mmol/l ( 137 - 145 )
Potassium 4.7 mmol/l ( 3.5 - 5.0 )
Urea 6.8 mmol/l ( 3.2 - 7.1 )
Creatinine * 154 umol/l High ( 58 - 110 )
My eGFR indicates that I am still stage 3 CKD. My blood pressure was not taken at this visit.
The doctor has since written a referral letter to GP recommending receive treatment and management. I am still waiting to see my GP at some point this week,hopefully,
Naturally I am very cornered and have since searched to try and find on the internet. I have since found out that because of the fact that I am both very muscular and black that my eGFR readings may not be accurate and the only way to determine any true damage would be to have a biopsy of the kidney.
Is this true?
Could anyone please answer my question and set my mind at ease.