I am 57, was diagnosed with stage 3 CKD last July (the end of June my eGFR was 46). I am a non-drinker, hardly take otc pills ever. Even when I have chronic pain. But since my early 20's I started drinking Pepsi, for about 20 years and then Dr. Pepper for the last 12 or so. I hardly ever drank water, maybe 20 ounces a day (mostly during the night).
Could flooding my body with pop ever day have caused my CKD?
My lowest BP was 100/62 and the highest was 132/80 in the past 12 months, with most of my BP's falling in the 120's/78-80's range. I am over weight. Have not used salt since 1974. The past year I have almost stop eating beef and pork. Beef I have maybe once or twice a month and pork maybe once a week.