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What Does GFR 54 Mean

2015-09-05 08:09

What Does GFR 54 MeanWhat does GFR 54 mean? The GFR is the glomerular filtration rate and is a test to measure the kidney function. The normal values of GFR are above 90.

The GFR 54 represents the stage 3 of the kidney damage. In stage 3 kidney disease, it is a moderate kidney damage resulting in a decline in the kidney function. Declining kidney function builds waste products that build up in the blood and cause uremia.

The top two leading causes are diabetes and high blood pressure, which accounts for 2/3 of most cases of kidney disease. Symptoms that could be present during stage 3 include fatigue, swelling, shortness of breath, urination changes, kidney pain, problems sleeping and a low red blood count known as anemia.

You should have a plan to maintain your current kidney function.

1. Diet therapy

Proper foods help the kidneys not have to work so hard. The types of foods prescribed depend on the level of kidney disease the patient is experiencing, but generally the diet involves controlling the amount of sodium, potassium, phosphorus, protein and fluid that a person ingests. People with kidney disease should be in consultation with a renal dietitian.

2. Control primary causes of kidney disease

If you have diabetes, it is important to keep your blood glucose under control. If you have high blood pressure, keeping it under control is essential.

3. Chinese medicines

The radical therapy for increasing low GFR should repair injured kidneys and improve kidney function. Chinese medicines can help achieve this purpose through dilating blood vessels, preventing inflammation, degrading extracellular matrix, providing nutrients and removing blood stasis. Chinese medicine treatments include Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Medicated Bath, Medicated Foot Bath, Mai Kang Mixture and Steaming Therapy, etc. If you want to learn more information about Chinese Medicine Treatment, you can leave us a message below or consult our online doctor directly. We will reply you within 24 hours.

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