How to tell if my kidney recovery has a good progress
If you are recovering from a kidney injury or trying to stabilize progression, It is important to monitor your progress to ensure that you are on track. Here are the signs that you can observe:
1. Improved / Stabilized kidney function
Kidney function is one of the most important indicators of kidney recovery. This can be measured through blood tests such as glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and creatinine levels. Sometimes, there is no full recovery for certain kidney problems, a stabilized kidney function would be great as it means the progression is slowed down and under control.
2. Increased urine output
Increased urine output can be a positive sign that the kidneys are recovering if you experienced decreased urine output during kidney injury. Urine output, along with color and clarity is often used to track progress.
3. Normalized blood pressure
Kidney problems could elevate blood pressure. If blood pressure level has increased during the kidney injury, a reduction in blood pressure level can means a positive sign of kidney recovery.
4. Improved overall health
Our kidneys are often associated with other health area. By addressing and improving kidney function, it is also possible see improvements in other areas of your health. For example, if one is previously unable to exercise due to kidney condition, improved kidney function may allow he/she to be more physically active, which can have a positive impact on overall health and wellbeing.
Maintain regular follow-up appointments with healthcare providers. They will monitor your progress. Discuss with them if you have any concerns.
- * All research and clinical data should be used as reference purposes only, results may vary.