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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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Kidney (Definition)

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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Urinary frequency scared have kidney failure GFR goes 80 to 97 protein one time in urine 1 yr ago serium protein & globulin down .2 but normal range?

Urinary frequency scared have kidney failure GFR goes 80 to 97 protein one time in urine 1 yr ago serium protein & globulin down .2 but normal range?

Why afraid?: Urinary frequency has many other causes that renal failure, which would actually be a very rare symptom associated with renal failure. Is there a family history or something else that leads you down the path of renal failure? That is what you need to explore, because your numbers are just fine for your age and i'm not to sure why you are so concerned that something so drastic must be wrong... ...Read more

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Why is kidney failure (which is associated with decreased gfr) associated with an increase in solute excretion per nephron?

Why is kidney failure (which is associated with decreased gfr) associated with an increase in solute excretion per nephron?

Explanation: One of the roles of the kidney is to maintain solute balance and maintain a solute gradient via the counter-current mechanism in the loop of henle. It is the manner in which we reabsorb important substances and excrete waste. When you have kidney damage, the ability to maintain this gradient is upset, and thus solute loss can occur. ...Read more

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I has blood work done today and my GFR count was >60. They results said something about kidney failure. Should i be worried?

I has blood work done today and my GFR count was >60. They results said  something about kidney failure. Should i be worried?

Probably not: The GFR estimated on a routine blood draw is a crude number and many pathologists and nephrologists think it should not be done, as it causes a great deal of needless alarm. For example, i'm a well-muscled, meat-eating man and run high BUN and creatinine in health; a beancounter might look at my numbers and warn of "possible" kidney disease that is not clearly not present. Your doctor can advise. ...Read more

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I ve low GFR calculated abbreviatd MDRD [ its 76 now ] and my urine smells very strong and strange since recently,is this sign of mild kidney failure?

I ve low GFR calculated abbreviatd MDRD [ its 76 now ] and my urine smells very strong and strange since recently,is this sign of mild kidney failure?

See nephrologist: Your eGFR is lower than desired, though not too bad. However, it would be prudent to see a kidney doctor to rule out treatable issues. You should drink more water, drink enough so that your urine is colorless and watery. ...Read more

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CR 1.2 High WBC 11.3 High GFR 48. Low These are my latest and I am worried or should worry about Kidney failure since I have Lupus and Parkinson's ?

CR 1.2 High
WBC 11.3 High
GFR 48. Low
These are my latest and I am worried or should worry about Kidney failure since I have Lupus and Parkinson's ?

Not yet: you have bit elevated creatinine, bit slow GFR, high WBCs could be secondary to drugs, steroids or NSAIDs, keep a close follow up with your doctor, ? will need nephrologist evaluation, revise the drugs you are on, their interactions and effects on kidneys, doctors usually try to balance risk/benefit ratio in chronic diseases, you might need more tests like p/c ratio in urine and/or imaging studies ...Read more

Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Failure (Definition)

The kidneys do several tasks. Dialysis is necessary when one or more of the following occur, that can't be remedied or palliated with medications: 1. Insufficient clearance of daily toxins in food and metabolic waste 2. Insufficient clearance of excess water 3. Dangerous electrolyte imbalance, ...Read more


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Esrd (Definition)

End stage renal disease (ESRD, or sometimes called chronic kidney disease), describes any condition where there is a progressive ...Read more