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What Does It Mean With GFR 18

2016-04-02 03:29

What Does It Mean With GFR 18What does it mean if your GFR is 18? GFR stands for glomerular filtration rate. A blood test checks your GFR, which tells how well your kidneys are filtering. GFR of 60 or higher means your kidney function is in the normal range. When your GFR below 60 means you may have kidney disease. According to GFR, kidney disease is divided into five stages. GFR 18 means you are in stage 4 kidney disease. Your kidneys have been severely damaged.

1. What will happen in stage 4 kidney disease?

You may suffer from some complications like high blood pressure, anemia, bone disease, cardiovascular diseases.

Symptoms such as fatigue, back pain, nausea, taste changes, nerve problems and difficulty sleeping, fluid retention, swelling of extremities, back pain, restless legs, metallic taste in the mouth and bad breath.

2. What is the treatment for GFR 18 in stage 4 kidney disease?

Dialysis

Dialysis is a renal-replacement to discharge wastes and toxins out of your body that the kidneys can no longer remove. The filtered blood is then returned to your body.

Diet

Diet is such an important part of treatment because eating a proper diet can help reserve kidney function and overall health. A healthy diet for stage 4 CKD consists of reducing protein consumption to reduce the buildup of protein waste, consuming some grains, fruits and vegetables, limiting phosphorus to prevent bone disease and preserve existing kidney function, restricting potassium intake and taking water soluble vitamins such as vitamin C and vitamin B complex.

Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy

This therapy aims at repairing kidney damage and improving kidney function. When your kidney function is improved, your GFR will be increased naturally. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is used externally and you lie on bed to take this treatment. Two medicated bags filled with micronized Chinese medicines are placed on your lower back. Through dilating blood vessels, preventing inflammation and coagulation, degrading extracellular matrix and providing nutrients. Kidney function can be improved in this way.

GFR 18 means you have kidney disease and your kidneys have been damaged severely. The radical treatment for low GFR should be Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy. If you want to learn more information, you can leave a message below or consult our online doctor directly.

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