Kidney GFR

Illustration of Kidney GFR
Illustration: Kidney GFR

Thank you for the answer / recommendation from Dr. Madeo D. Basfiansa April 2, 2020, to check with an internist, I have done this before consulting to HealthReplies.com. The internist did not give further action only to continue the drugs Amlodipine, Alopurinol and Clopidogrel. please reconcile for further action

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Hello, thank you for the question to HealthReplies.com

First of all, you need to know that kidney function will indeed decrease with age. When calculated from creatinine and your age, your actual eGFR (estimated GFR) is 68 mL / min / 1.73 m2. It is true that normal GFR is more than 90 mL / min / 1.73 m2, but in people over 60 years, GFR between 60-90mL / min / 1.73 m2 can still be considered normal as well. A person with an eGFR of more than 60 mL / min / 1.73 m2 cannot be said to have a chronic terminal illness if there are no other abnormalities in the kidneys, for example:

proteinuria
hematuria
structural abnormalities in the kidney
genetic diseases of the kidney
abnormality on renal histology examination
electrolyte disorders due to abnormalities in the kidney tubules
history of kidney transplantation

You should follow the instructions given by your internist. If you already have other diseases that can further reduce your kidney function such as high blood pressure, diabetes, certain autoimmune diseases, then you should exercise control with your internal medicine doctor routinely. You should be more careful in taking over-the-counter medicines (medicines that you can buy yourself), including supplements and herbal medicines. You should always consult the drugs and supplements you take with the doctor who treats you.

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