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

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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dr. Alpesh Jethva
Internal Medicine
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In brief: See a specialist

A low GFR usually indicates decreased kidney function.
This may be a normal part of aging as we all lose some kidney function over time. The treatment and evaluation of someone with a low GFR depends on the stage of kidney failure (which is determined by the gfr) and other risk factors (diabetes, hypertention, etc). If the GFR is low (less than 60), i would recommend seeing a kidney specialist.

In brief: See a specialist

A low GFR usually indicates decreased kidney function.
This may be a normal part of aging as we all lose some kidney function over time. The treatment and evaluation of someone with a low GFR depends on the stage of kidney failure (which is determined by the gfr) and other risk factors (diabetes, hypertention, etc). If the GFR is low (less than 60), i would recommend seeing a kidney specialist.
Dr. Alpesh Jethva
Dr. Alpesh Jethva
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