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I was just at the doctor for a regular check up. I had some blood work done and the doctor said that my kidney functions were borderline high. he said that it was at 106 what ever that means I don't know but he recemended I see a kidney doctor for a second opinion. Is this somting that I should be concerned about?
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replied January 23rd, 2011
Hello, and thanks for your medical question on ehealth forum.

Based on the history, provided (though it is inadequate) it seems that your medical provider mentioned that some of your renal function tests have been high.

The kidney is a remarkable organ, that has a large capacity and can work tirelessly clearing the blood of toxic metabolites, regulating the electrolyte balance, and chemically balanced. Small or mild declines in kidney function—as much as 30 to 40 percent—would rarely be noticeable as the rest of the kidney can take over and prevent any abnormality. But when the loss of function reaches a critical point, blood levels of certain metabolites increase indicating the decline in the renal function. At this point steps need to be taken to control the conditions affecting the kidney to prevent further deterioration.

For diagnosis of the underlying condition, simple tests to screen for kidney disease: a blood pressure measurement, Urinalysis for a spot check for protein or albumin in the urine, and blood tests to check the kidney functions (S Creatinine, BUN & GFR estimation) need to be done. In addition renal imaging tests like ultrasound needs to be done. Other conditions like diabetes, hypertension etc, need to be diagnosed and if present, controlled with medications and diet,

You might consider the advice of your physician and consult a nephrologist for additional need for any evaluation and medical interventions.

I Hope this helps.


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