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shellyd1014 posted:
My doctor informed me today I had boarder line low kidney function and I am not to take any antiinflammatories. She didn't really tell much else about it. I am now somewhat worried. What would cause this?
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john-skpt responded:
There are dozens of potential causes, so I can't begin to guess without more information. However one possible cause could be the long-term, or high-dose use of anti-inflammatory meds, even over the counter things like Advil, Aleve, etc. (Tylenol is slightly safer, but none of these are 100% risk-free so double-check everything with the doctor.)

Other potential causes could be high blood pressure, diabetes, any cardiovascular changes, high cholesterol, the list is a long one.

Did the doc mention any lab numbers? Creatinine, or BUN, or GFR (eGFR)? That might help us guess better exactly where you stand. Your age and overall health would help pin things down a little bit.


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