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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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What might be the life expendancy of a 64 year old man with stage 3, GFR of 35, kidney disease?

What might be the life expendancy of a 64 year old man with stage 3, GFR of 35, kidney disease?

Normal if controlled: Ckd stage 3 is usually caused by underlying medical disease such as diabetes, HTN and/or renal tones. If your medical diseases are well controlled, then your kidney disease is likely to worsen and you can have a normal life span. It is all about controlling and managing what got you to stage 3 kidney disease to improve your life expectancy. ...Read more

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Does a low GFR always mean kidney disease? Sle pt.In hosp 4months ago. Dark brown urine and +4 protein but dr said kid fine.Hep dr just found GFR 43.

Does a low GFR always mean kidney disease? Sle pt.In hosp 4months ago. Dark brown urine and +4 protein but dr said kid fine.Hep dr just found GFR 43.

GFR of 43: If real GFR is 43, you have stage 3 ckd. If may be caused by your proteinuria. Speak to a nephrologist to see if your proteinuria is caused by a disease that can be treated. After finding out its cause, see if you can preserve or recover some kidney function, or not lose any more by some form of treatment of the underlying disease causing your proteinuria. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what this means for my kidneys they have been like this since 2013 on five diff blood tests GFR >60....indicate kidney disease?

Can you tell me what this means for my kidneys they have been like this since 2013 on five diff blood tests GFR >60....indicate kidney disease?

It depends: If it says GFR is greater than 60 (which is the usual sentence) it may be normal, since more than 60 could be 80, 90 or 100, etc.Now, this may not mean it is stable since it could have been 90 then dropped to 80 then to 70 But if it says 60 ml/min (not greater than 60) this means it is weak for your age of 36 since you should have above 90 ml/min GFR. Need to make sure that urinalysis is normal. ...Read more

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Why would sometimes my GFR be normal and sometimes it be 54 i don't think I have any real signs of kidney disease?

Why would sometimes my GFR be normal and sometimes it be 54 i don't think I have any real signs of kidney disease?

Varying GFR: Your question would be better answered by asking the physician who told you your GFR was 54 ml/min. If it were an estimated gfr, it would have been derived from blood work and you can ask that physician (p) for an opinion as the p is most familiar with you. If you do not have a p, see a nephrologist for an evaluation of your renal function. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long can a person with stage threechronic kidney disease live? 40 GFR going to bathroom normally maybe more so and exercises medium.

How long can a person with stage threechronic kidney disease live? 40 GFR  going to bathroom  normally maybe more so and exercises medium.

Here are some ...: While realizing life is a one-way street of accumulation, modification, & continuation from inception to eternity, one can slow down the pace of deterioration by healthy lifestyle + reasonable adequate healthcare. For one like you, just keep up the above, especially diligently/vigilantly avoid NSAIDs & any potentially kidney-insulting drugs if any possible; such endeavor is the only decent hope. ...Read more

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I tested at a level of stage 3 kidney disease last week (gfr 43). What is the likelihood when retested this week that it would be "normal?"

I tested at a level of stage 3 kidney disease last week (gfr 43). What is the likelihood when retested this week that it would be "normal?"

Class 3 CKD: Your question is better answered by a nephrologist (n). At your age, it is not likely your GFR will improve. For a 77 year old female, you have well preserved kidney function. Improvements are possible in a low grf if there is some reversible cause responsible for it. Patients on advil-like drugs can have improved renal function if they come off them, for example. See a n for more information. ...Read more

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I am 36 years old, male. My creatinine is 1.13 mg/dl. In your estimate of my gfr, do I already have the dreaded kidney disease? Pls. Answer. Thanks.

Don't treat numbers: Creatinine reflects muscularity; when i was lifting weigbts daily i ran as high as 1.6. In my experience, all muscular men run creatinine like yours or higher. For the past few years, labs have been turning out "estimated gfr's" based on spot creatinines without any reference to the human being tested, dismaying nephrologists. I hope you and your physician will ignore this fad. ...Read more

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Why do doctors consider a GFR over 60 normal when 60 is considered stage 2 chronic kidney disease? Seems like a fine line!

Why do doctors consider a GFR over 60 normal when 60 is considered stage 2 chronic kidney disease? Seems like a fine line!

It's mild: Gfr over 60 is a mild loss of kidney function. Blood tests may be mildly elevated, or still normal in an older person. No symptoms or complications expected until later stages. Can do very well with prevention of more kidney damage by controlling hypertension, diabetes, avoiding kidney toxins, etc. ...Read more

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Why do doctors consider a GFR over 60 normal, when 60 is considered stage 2 chronic kidney disease (ckd)? Seems like a fine like!

It is a fine line.: Gfr does gradually decrease due to aging. If you are 39 years old, then your GFR should be closer to 90+. So there would be a problem that requires a kidney specialist (nephrologist) to work up. A glomerular filtration rate of 60 is considered stage 2 (out of 5) chronic kidney disease (ckd). If you have hypertension, your blood pressure must be controlled tightly. ...Read more

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