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What Can Cause Low Filtration Of Kidneys

2014-05-22 00:16

What Can Cause Low Filtration Of KidneysKidney filtration mainly refers to glomerular filtration. Low filtration of kidneys also means low glomerular filtration. It usually is an indication of damage being done to kidneys with a measurement called glomerular filtration rate (GFR). What are factors of low glomerular filtration?

As mentioned before, low filtration indicates kidney damage, so what can cause damages to kidneys?

Two leading factors of kidney disease are high blood pressure and diabetes.

How does high blood pressure lead to kidney damage?

High blood pressure can damage blood vessels in the kidneys, which will decrease their ability to work properly. When the force of blood flow is high, blood vessels expand, so blood will flow more easily. Finally, this stretching scars and weakens blood vessels throughout the body. Also blood vessels in the kidneys may be weakened and scarred. If the kidneys’ blood vessels are damaged, all abilities of kidneys can be affects. For example, they cannot maintain how much water should be kept in the body.

How does diabetes affect kidneys?

Diabetes patients usually have high blood sugar levels. Over time, these high levels forces the kidneys to filter excessive amounts of blood, which causes damages on kidneys and makes them to leak. If not treated timely, the kidneys will continue to break down and lose their ability to filter, and protein will leak into urine, while waste products will be kept in the blood. Eventually kidney failure occurs.

High blood pressure and diabetes can damage to kidneys. As long as kidneys are injured, the glomerular filtration rate will become low. The more severe kidney damage is, the lower glomerular filtration rate is.

Now than low glomerular filtration rate is resulted from kidney damage, to repair kidney is the key point of increasing filtration rate. As for this, you may try Chinese herbal medicines. The herbs are first shattered and then put on the patients’ back where the kidneys are. With the osmosis machine, the ingredients can come to the injured kidney directly through skin. In this way, impaired kidney nephrons can be restored to a certain degree. Also kidney function will be strengthened along with recover of kidney cells. What’s more, glomerular filtration rate will be elevated relatively and naturally.

This article provides the causes and treatment of low GFR. If you still have something unclear, you can leave us a message to kidneycares@hotmail.com. And we will give you reply as soon as possible.

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