What is gfr?

GFR. Glomerular filtration rate. Is a measure of kidney function .

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I'm 45, male, european. I hike 40 miles a week. My egfr is 72 (98umol/l or 1.1mg/dl). Is this low for my age? What GFR range is expected at my age?

EGFR range. You realize that in the egfr the "e" stands for estimated. It is arrived at by taking the patient's age, sex, race, weight and serum creatinine level and putting those data into a formula. To get your "actual" GFR (a) is, see a nephrologist (n) and have a 24 hour urine collected for a creatinine clearance which will give it to you. Once you get a, your n can tell you how good or bad your a is. Read more...

What can help stabilize GFR?

Why do you ask? The estimates of GFR provided on today's lab reports are subscientific. The nonsense is showcased by the fact that there's an adjustment for race "because Black people are more muscular." GFR can be low because you're doing strength training, taking ibuprofen, or are seriously sick with an illness that can be managed. Don't look for home remedies. Find the cause from a scientific practitioner. Read more...

What does abnormal high GFR indicate?

Hi GFR. What does high GFR indicate? ANS: I specialize in this & can help with 2nd opinion now. Till then consider big salt load, diabetes, having an adrenal tumor that makes too much aldosterone, being African American & having HTN, or just having high BP, Taking certain meds. Have recently had pt Dxed with this because lab entered M & not F in calculations of eGFR as would wrong age, ethnicity entry. Read more...

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...