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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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Bun @ 16 mg/dl creatinine 1.16 mg/dl estimated GFR = 49 1 kidney should I be concerned?

Bun @ 16 mg/dl creatinine 1.16 mg/dl estimated GFR = 49 1 kidney should I be concerned?

Low GFR, one kidney: You may hace chronic kidney disease (ckd). Your creatinine level is dependent is your age, sex, race and weight. You are the one to determine what those are. I would suggest you see a neprhologist and collect a 24 hour urine to see how well your one kidney is working. Another test that can be done is an ultrasound of your one kidney to see its size and to see if there is any presence of ckd. ...Read more

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Would serum creatinine or GFR indicate if one kidney is struggling while the other is functioning fine? If not, what testing could identify this?

Would serum creatinine or GFR indicate if one kidney is struggling while the other is functioning fine? If not, what testing could identify this?

Physiologic reserve: The body has tremendous redundance for many things, including renal function. So many disorders involving only one kidney's function might be missed with routine GFR or creatinine tests. But on the other hand, most disorders aside from selective vascular or infectious (ascending) disease tend not to just attach one kidney. Single kidney function might be tested by a variety of radiologic tests. ...Read more

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My GFR is 52, BUN 29, and creative 1.12. CT scan for GI showed cyst in one kidney. I am 49 year old female grandfather, father, and sister all had ki?

My GFR is 52, BUN 29, and creative 1.12. CT scan for GI showed cyst in one kidney. I am 49 year old female grandfather, father, and sister all had ki?

Mild kidney CRI: Your numbers indicate mild chronic renal insufficiency & or decreased kidney functions. If you have cyst less than 5 cm - it is not worrisome. Any cyst close to 5 cm should by monitored periodically by ultrasound., At best consult Nephrologist - especially if u have some significant family history., Avoid nephrotoxic drugs as much Ibuprofen (NSAID's). ...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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What causes a low GFR of 57 in kidney?

What causes a low GFR of 57 in kidney?

Poor kidney function: Acute or chronic renal failure, kidney diseases and early end stage kiden disease, urinary obstruction at any level, arteriosclosis, lete stage renal artery stenosis, polycystic renal disease, after shockwave lithotripsy in a solitary kidney, loss of a kidney, pyelonephritis, kidney tuberculosis, severe reflx nephropathy. ...Read more

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I just donated a kidney on march 21, 2 weeks after symptoms my GFR was 52 now 3 mos later it is 50. Should I be concerned and how do I increase my  gfr?

I just donated a kidney on march 21, 2 weeks after symptoms my GFR was 52 now 3 mos later it is 50. Should I be concerned and how do I increase my  gfr?

Normal: Normal variation of test and you cannot make GFR inc with any med but it may inc over the next year slightly due to compensation. ...Read more

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I'm female 64 my labs on my kidneys was bun9 GFR 85 Cr 74 should I be concerned with this. .

I'm female 64 my labs on my kidneys was bun9 GFR 85 Cr 74 should I be concerned with this. .

No: Your results are good.....however, please go for regular check ups as your doctor advises ...Read more

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Can your GFR level also mean your percentage of kidney function?

Can your GFR level also mean your percentage of kidney function?

Close: They are not the same, but close. Since a normal gfr-glomerular filtration rate-is about 100ml/minute, the % term is often used. So a GFR of 30 cc/min is about 30% of normal kidney function. As one ages, the GFR naturally decreases, so it becomes less accurate. But for common use they are about the same. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my kidney function went from a GFR reading of 33 to 38?

What do you suggest if my kidney function went from a GFR reading of 33 to 38?

Improvement.: On the surface, this would suggest that your kidney function has improved. That being said, that GFR is still quite low and suggests some real kidney issue. I hope you're being followed by a kidney doctor, as you need one. ...Read more

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My kidney function went from a GFR reading of 33 to 38. What does this indicate?

My kidney function went from a GFR reading of 33 to 38. What does this indicate?

Nothing really: I'm going to assume that you are being followed for moderate kidney failure by a physician who's good at this sort of thing and that you have a diagnosis. The GFR that's routinely obtained from ordinary bloodwork is a very crude estimate in the first place and fluctuates with your hydration, status of your illness, and much else. Find out your actual diagnosis & outlook & stay proactive. ...Read more

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My kidney function GFR is 55 I am a 58 year old male...how can I get it in a higher range?

See nephrologist: Please consult a nephrologitst at your earliest to find out why your kidney function is sub-normal and follow the kidney doctor's advice about diet and medications, if latter is needed. ...Read more

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After donating a kidney   (3 weeks) my GFR came back as 52.  should I be concerned or is that normal?

After donating a kidney   (3 weeks) my GFR came back as 52.  should I be concerned or is that normal?

About right.: It is age and body size dependent. Considering most kidney donors have a GFR of 80 to 120 cc/min when they donate, and lose about half of the GFR when they donate, yours is about right. In reality donors <55 years will demonstrate some hypertrophy of the remaining kidney, and have about 60-70% of their pre donation level of renal function within a few months after donation ...Read more

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Creatinine was 1.0 and GFR was 61 in janurary and in july they are 1.12 and 51 should I be concerned. Donated a kidney june 2008?

Creatinine was 1.0 and GFR was 61 in janurary and in july they are 1.12 and 51 should I be concerned. Donated a kidney june 2008?

Possibly: Gfr is the fluid flow rate between the glomerular capillaries and the bowman's capsule. Gfr just below 60 indicates very mild decrease. Important to have levels rechecked, eat healthy and stay away from medicines and conditions such as massive protein break down taxing the kidney. ...Read more

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What can I do if my kidneys estimated GFR level low-what should I do?

What can I do if my kidneys estimated GFR level low-what should I do?

Formulas: Kidney function is estimated in several ways- 24 hr urine collection for measuring creatinine, using formulas with serum creatinine.Mdrd equation is the most commonly used formula and many labs report this estimate when serum creatinine is measured. All these tests only give an estimate and this has to be considered in the context of the patient, underlying medical problems. Please consult md. ...Read more

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My kidney function shows a low estimated GFR level. What should I do?

My kidney function shows a low estimated GFR level. What should I do?

See below: You should consult with a nephrologist to try and determine the cause. Low GFR means loss of kidneys ability to remove waste from the body, and there are many causes and possibility of reversibility or management of preventing further decrease in fucntion is important. ...Read more

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My kidney function shows a low estimated GFR level. What should I do?

Low GFR level: You should ask your doctor to order a 24 hour urine for creatinine clearance and have blood taken when you drop off the urine at the lab. That is the way you will get an actual rather than an estimated gfr. ...Read more

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GFR is 33 and creatinine is 145. I was wondering what is the percentage of kidney function?

Remember: That the GFR is basically an estimation of a degree of your kidney function based on your creatinine measurement, age, gender and race. It may not be accurate if your body type (shape) is extreme or you have significantly more or less muscle mass than "normal". Normal is around 100 by GFR. ...Read more

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Low c.3c mean I am developing glomernephritis? All kidney function tests normal GFR was 79

Low c.3c mean I am developing glomernephritis? All kidney function tests normal GFR was 79

Low GFR: A GFR of 79 is lower than the lower limit of normal, 90 and may reflect early renal disease. Low C3 suggests immune complex formation. Please consult your doctor for repeat testing with proper hydration, test for urine albumin, hepatitis antibodies and auto-immune markers. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a low GFR <60 when you are suffering from a kidney stone for +2 weeks?

Is it normal to have a low GFR <60 when you are suffering from a kidney stone for +2 weeks?

Yes it can happen: Depending on the size of the stone it can happen but after stone is passed it will return to 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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What happens if the GFR drops, what will the kidneys do via autoregulation to bring GFR back to homeostatic range?

What happens if the GFR drops, what will the kidneys do via autoregulation to bring GFR back to homeostatic range?

Whole body stuff: Don't focus on today's subscientific estimates of GFR that you get for free with routine bloodwork. If GFR drops and you keep drinking water, blood volume rises and GFR goes back up. The macula densa may sense more concentrated glomerular filtrate and generate renin; you know what that does. There are a bunch of other minor mechanisms. It works pretty well for the minor stresses of life and sports ...Read more

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I have a GFR of 53. My kidney specialist says there's nothing to do or change it unless it drops. I also have high chlorestal. What can I really do?

Diet, fluids,,,: Likely your best course of action here is to modify your diet like more vegetables and less cakes, etc., and drink more fluids like water. A low to moderate exercise program as tolerated would also help. You can discuss with your doctor what'd be recommended. Best of luck. ...Read more

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My creatinine level and bun are normal. My GFR is lower than last year (50). I am caucasian. Should I be concerned about kidney function? Thanks.

My creatinine level and bun are normal. My GFR is lower than last year (50). I am caucasian. Should I be concerned about kidney function? Thanks.

Low GFR: GFR below 60 for > 3 months may be an indication of chronic kidney disease. As cardiovascular factors (blood pressure, glucose, lipids) are a major cause of kidney disease, these should be controlled. GFR also reduces with age. ...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