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What is significance of low glomular filtration rate?

What is significance of low glomular filtration rate?

Kidney disease: Glomular filtration rate (GFR) is a way to estimate kidney function based upon age, gender, ethnicity & creatinine (blood test). Normal is >90ml/min/1.73m2 (but varies w/age) while labs highlight stage 3 chronic kidney disease (ckd) when GFR is <60ml/min/1.73m2. If yours is low, ask your doctor about further testing to confirm diagnosis, uncover cause & discuss treatment options including referra. ...Read more

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Whats "non-afn amer glomerular filtration rate"?

Whats "non-afn amer glomerular filtration rate"?

Their GFR.: Glomerular filtration rate is a test that tells how well the kidneys are doing their job. That is, how well/how fast they clear out fluid from the blood stream, which has impurities in it. Non-african americans tend to have a different rate than the rest of the population, hence the designation in a blood test, since it is a more clear indication of how well their kidneys are doing. ...Read more

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What does glomerular filtration rate mean?

What does glomerular filtration rate mean?

Kidney function: It's basically a measure of your kidney function. ...Read more

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What is the normal glomerular filtration rate gfr?

About 100-130 mL/min: The normal range of GFR is about 100-130 ml/min/body surface area or 100-130 ml/min/1.73 square meters. This decreases over time after age 40, by about 0.4-1.2 ml/min/year. ...Read more

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What is normal glomerular filtration rate of kidneys?

What is normal glomerular filtration rate of kidneys?

100 ML/min: Younger, male, and more muscular patients will tend to have a higher GFR while females, and older patients will have a lower gfr. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your glomerular filtration rate is 159?

Good kidney function: The glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is the speed at which your kidneys are filtering your blood. The normal rate is around 90-120, decreases with age, and below 60 is is considered a problem. ...Read more

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How will i know what does afn amer glomerular filtration rate in a blood test stand for?

How will i know what does afn amer glomerular filtration rate in a blood test stand for?

Afn amer GFR: "afn amer glomerular filtration rate", stands for african american gfr. African-americans have more muscle mass than whites. Due to this, they have a different estimated GFR than whites with the same level of creatinine and the same age, sex and weight. See your nephrologist for more details. ...Read more

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Glomerular filtration rate is 42; last january was 40. Dr. Never mentioned it. Is this common at my age? Should i see a urologist immediately?

Glomerular filtration rate is 42; last january was 40. Dr. Never mentioned it. Is this common at my age? Should i see a urologist immediately?

Low GFR: You should see a nephrologist. You are 67 years old and have anemia, you could be anemic from chronic kidney disease. You have a 42 ml/min egfr, the "e" is for "estimated". You need to get a 24 hour urine collection (u) to see what you actual GFR is. See a nephrologist (n) for the u, have blood drawn and get an ultrasound of your kidneys done. If you have an obstruction, he n will refer to a gu. ...Read more

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Why do exercise and hemorrhage cause the glomerular filtration rate (gfr) to decrease?

Why do exercise and hemorrhage cause the glomerular filtration rate (gfr) to decrease?

Blood's diverted: When you're exercising, your body won't send blood to the kidneys as it's needed for your heart and muscles. When you're bleeding out, there's less blood to send. Both lower GFR. This is a basic physiology question, and a good place to start understanding this fascinating subject. ...Read more