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    How Much Protein Per Day for Patients with GFR 60-89

    2014-08-04 07:16| Font Size A A A

    How Much Protein Per Day for Patients with GFR 60-89How much protein should I consume per day with kidney disease? And how about GFR 60-89? It is a quite common question among kidney disease patients and if you have similar question and have no idea, please keep reading. The following contents are excepted to be helpful for you.

    What does mean of GFR 60-89?

    First, let see what is the GFR? GFR is short for glomerular filtration rate. It is one of important and reliable indicator to reflect renal function. What’s more, according to GFR, chronic kidney disease is divided into five stages as follows:

    Stage 1: GFR 90-130ml/min/1.73m2

    Stage 2: GFR 60-89ml/min/1.73m2

    Stage 3: GFR 30-59ml/min/1.73m2

    Stage 4: GFR 15-29ml/min/1.73m2

    Stage 5: GFR is less than 15ml/min/1.73m2

    For people with GFR 60-89, it implies that their kidney disease has entered into stage 2 and has slight damage on kidneys. This stage belongs to the early stage of kidney disease.

    How much protein should I can intake per day with GFR 60-89?

    Stages of Kidney Disease Recommended Protein Intake
    1-4 0.6-0.75g/kg body weight (50% high biological value)
    4 (hemodialysis) ≥1.2g/kg body weight (50% high biological value)
    5 (peritoneal dialysis) ≥1.2-1.5g/kg body weight (50% high biological value)

    Through the above the chart, we can see clearly know you can consume 0.6-0.75g/kg body weight.

    Why should you limit the intake of protein?

    It is well know that kidneys are important organs to guarantee our body health. Healthy kidneys are responsible for removing waste products from the body. However, once you are diagnosed with kidney disease, it indicates that there is something wrong with your kidneys. In this case, eating too much protein will increase the workload to kidneys and cause further damage on kidneys. In order to reduce the burden of kidneys, you are suggested to limit intake of protein.

    If you are prescribed a low protein diet, remember to keep in touch with your dietitian. And he will give you specific guidances. Or our online doctor is always available for you.

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