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I am told my Glomerular filtration Rate is 57.6. Does this indicate Kidney disease? Creatinine is 1.0 BUN is 20 total Protein is 7.0 I am 55 w/f

I am told my Glomerular filtration Rate is 57.6. Does this indicate Kidney disease? Creatinine is 1.0 BUN is 20 total Protein is 7.0 I am 55 w/f

GFR: Your Estimated filtration rate is borderline. This is not a problem itself. The important concern is whether disease exists that might be progressive. Serum creatinine of 1.0 is "normal". So is serum creatinine 1.1. However, creatinine relates to muscle mass. If you are small muscled as a. 55 yo woman, then creatinine of 1.1 or 1.0 may indicate some minor impairment in its excretion. ...Read more

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The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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How to improve or increase the egfr of kidney?

How to improve or increase the egfr of kidney?

EGFR: You realize that in the egfr the "e" stands for estimated. It is arrived at by taking the patient's age, sex, race, and serum creatinine level and plugging those data into a formula. To get your "actual" GFR is, see a nephrologist (n) and have a 24 hour urine collected for a creatinine clearance which will give it to you. Causes of a low GFR are drugs and obstruction. See a n for more information. ...Read more

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I have a kidney eGfr mdrd score of 78 (without bodymeasurements), should I worry? Creatinine 96.

I have a kidney eGfr mdrd score of 78 (without bodymeasurements), should I worry? Creatinine 96.

Don't worry: I assume that you are not in the US if your creatinine is 96, which would probably by in mmol. In higher GFR's such as yourself, the MDRD equation is not as accurate, and thus your GFR is likely higher than that. There are other equations we use for you like CKD-EPI,but there are even newer surrogate markers coming out that may give a better picture, including use of cystitis C. You need not worry ...Read more

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Creatinine is elevated but egfr is normal. Kidney disease?

Maybe/depends,,,: If you are a big person with a normal egfr, and BUN, you might have a high Creatinine due to a lot of muscle mass. However, if you are small, and of light build, you could have an issue, and so a more extensive work up would be needed, including review of your meds, if you are taking any. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Friend had thyroid cancer, total thyroidectomy. 15 yr hi-dose Synthroid (thyroxine) as suppression. Kidney eGFR now 47, sodium 131. Any connection likely? Age 70

Friend had thyroid cancer, total thyroidectomy. 15 yr hi-dose Synthroid (thyroxine) as suppression. Kidney eGFR now 47, sodium 131.  Any connection likely? Age 70

Not likely related: Hi. It is not likely the history of thyroid cancer and TSH suppression are related to the low eGFR or hyponatremia. eGFR falls with age, and hyponatremia is the most common electrolyte abnormality we see; both have multiple potential causes, but mild TSH suppression is not a likely one. Your friend can talk with his/her endocrinologist to see if there is any connection or needs further work up ...Read more

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Is egfr best indication of kidney function?

Is egfr best indication of kidney function?

EGFR?: The "e" in egfr stands for "estimated". It is arrived from a formula that takes into account a patient's age, sex, race and serum creatinine value. As with all estimates, that's just what it is. If you want the actual gfr, a 24 hour urine is collected for creatinine clearance. See you doctor or a nephrologist for that. Remember, an actual GFR is much better than a egfr. ...Read more

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Age 29. Dull kidney pain for 5 days after binge drinking. Worse at night. BUN 24, creat .93, BUN/creat 26, eGFR 111. CBC normal. Kidney cancer likely?

Age 29. Dull kidney pain for 5 days after binge drinking. Worse at night. BUN 24, creat .93, BUN/creat 26, eGFR 111. CBC normal. Kidney cancer likely?

Kidney: If you continue to abuse your health with "binge drinking" you will be dealing with real and serious health issues such as liver and kidney failure as well as diabetes etc. Why did you go straight past real problems to a highly unlikely "kidney cancer"? clearly you had a medical workup and your doctor would have answered that question. Do you have a general anxiety diagnosis? are you on any meds? ...Read more

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Does increase egfr and low createnine indicate damage to kidneys?

No: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, low creatinine and high eGFR are not a cause for concern. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more