What GRR (Glomerular Filtration Rate) range indicates CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease)? Follow to to get some facts about GFR and CKD. Any questions, please email to email@example.com or consult our doctors online directly.
What is GFR?
GFR, or glomerular filtration rate is the best test to measure your level of kidney function and determine your stage of kidney disease. It is calculated by your doctor, taking the blood creatinine level, your age, body size and gender into consideration. Lower GFR levels, severer kidney function damage. Your GFR helps your doctor decide what medicines you should take.
GFR and Five Stages of Chronic Kidney Disease
Stage 1 CKD: kidney damage with normal kidney function, GFR≥90
Stage 2 CKD: mild damage of kidney function, 60≤GFR≤89
-Stage 3A: Mild to moderate loss of kidney function, 45≤GFR≤59
-Stage 3B: Moderate to severe loss of kidney function, 30≤GFR≤44
Stage 4 CKD: Severe loss of kidney function, 15≤GFR≤29
Stage 5 CKD: Kidney failure, or ESRD (End Stage Renal Disease) GFR<15
What happens if you have Chronic Kidney Disease?
Symptoms may vary from different stages, and there may be some overlaps among these stages of CKD. Common symptoms may include proteinuria, hematuria, swelling (edema), frequent urine, reduced urine, fatigue, weakness, back pain, nausea and high blood pressure, and so on.
What should you do if you have Chronic Kidney Disease?
First of all, you may have to make some dietary changes. Low-sodium and low protein intake are the basics. You may also need to limit your fluid, potassium, phosphorus and even calcium intake.
Secondly, take immediate treatment. You should never depend on certain food or supplements can cure your kidney disease. Talk with your doctor to plan your treatment. You can also leave a message below, and we are glad to give you some suggestion for free!