Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR)

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Please give me says to decrease my creatine and incense my kidneys filtration levels I have been trying so hard and my results are still low.
Hello Mary, have you tried a strict diet plan? Limit the amount of protein and phosphorus in your diet,and also limit calcium, sodium, and potassium.
My glomerlur filtration rate is 84 L Should I see a kidney Dr My Dr office said all blood work normal My red blood count is also low
My GFL is 57 and I am 75 yrs old. Should I be concerned?
Hello, what is your age? If you're 60+, GFR 84 isn't bad. Lower red blood cell count is associated with kidney function, anemia occurs in patients with kidney failure, but currently your GFR value is acceptable. How low is the RBC?
My gfr is 48 I am 66 years old. What is the next step
People with impaired kidney function tend to have more toxic in the body, the toxic was supposed to be metabolized through urine. It's definitely bad when such toxic accumulates in the body. In this case, keep your bowl movement regular becomes even more important, so that the toxic can go out of the body through bowl movement. Sweating is another way to give out the toxic.
In stage 3 what you need to do is a treatment plan and diet plan to slow down the progression as much as possible. Seek advice from your doctor, get medication, get a list of foods to avoid.
GFR is 62 and I am 35 yrs old, Dr thinks possibly do to medication I am taking. Suggesting taking 1/2 the dose its for migraines. Also wbc low, Dr said that's normal for my age.
He's right, I'll agree with him.
I am 46, GFR non African American 86, RBC of 4.79, BUN of 11, creatinine 0.73, microalbumin of 50mg/dL. Should I be concerned?
Hello, your RBC, BUN, creatinine are all good. GFR is below 90, microalbumin is over 30, these say you have kidney damage but very early stage. You may need to discuss with your doctor, see if there're other factors like medication or UTI that affects the test result.
Hi all My gfr is 39. I'm 59 it's been lower down to 37 last year. Should I be concerned??
Oh yes, you need to have a serious discussion with a specialist. There're some measures you can take to slow down the progression of the disease, if you don't start now, you may need to do dialysis every week in a couple of years and believe me, you won't like it. Do something before it goes worse.

eGFR - Estimated glomerular filtration rate is the best test to measure your level of kidney function and determine your stage of kidney disease. Your doctor can calculate it from the results of your blood creatinine test, your age, body size and gender. Your GFR tells your doctor your stage of kidney disease and helps the doctor plan your treatment. If your GFR number is low, your kidneys are not working as well as they should. The earlier kidney disease is detected, the better the chance of slowing or stopping its progression.

Stage Description (GFR) At increased risk Risk factors for kidney disease (e.g., diabetes, high blood pressure, family history, older age, ethnic group) More than 90 Stage 1 Kidney damage with normal kidney function 90 or above Stage 2 Kidney damage with mild loss of kidney function 89 to 60 Stage 3a Mild to moderate loss of kidney function 59 to 44 Stage 3b Moderate to severe loss of kidney function 44 to 30 Stage 4 Severe loss of kidney function 29 to 15 Stage 5 Kidney failure Less than 15 Your GFR number tells you how much kidney function you have. As kidney disease gets worse, the GFR number goes down.

I am 69 and my EGF rate is now 46. 3 months ago it was 59. My red blood count is 4.07 and creatinine is 1.18. The Dr. office called to say my blood work was "okay" but I am a little concerned.