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What Is The Cause Of A Low GFR 48

2015-08-07 09:33

What Is The Cause Of A Low GFR 48GFR stands for glomerular filtration rate (GFR). A blood test checks your GFR, which tells how well your kidneys are filtering. It is important to know your GFR if you are at risk for kidney disease. A GFR below 60 may mean you have kidney disease. GFR 48 usually indicates you have kidney disease. Well then, what is the cause of a low GFR 48?

GFR from a blood test is just an estimated value. It takes your creatinine, your age, race and your gender and comes up with a number based on statistics. Kidney function can be determined much more accurately by doing urine tests. There are many causes of declined kidney function, other than diabetes and high blood pressure.

What does a low GFR 48 mean?

GFR 48 means your kidney function has been damaged obviously because the GFR level of healthy people can reach 120ml/min. CKD is divided into five stages, and the GFR range of stage 3 is 30-59 ml/min. Therefore, if you have a GFR 48, it means you are in stage 3 kidney disease.

What to do for low GFR 48?

There is still a chance for you to recover if you pay attention to your diet and medicines you use.

As for a renal diet, low but high quality protein, low sodium, low potassium and phosphorus foods are recommended. Besides, enough calories and nutrients should be provided to supply energy for your kidney function improvement. However, since diet depends on your illness condition, you had better send your medical reports to kidneycares@hotmail.com. We will make a diet plan after analyzing your medical condition.

As for the medicines, Chinese herbs are recommended for its fewer side effects, compared with western medicines. On the basis of traditional Chinese herbs, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is effective in the improvement of kidney function. As long as kidney function is improved, GFR will also be improved accordingly.

Kidney disease is life-threatening and patients should do their best to improve their condition. If you have any doubt with your condition, you can leave us a message below. We will reply you as soon as possible.

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