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

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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