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    What Does GFR 48 Mean

    2014-04-20 02:56| Font Size A A A

    What Does GFR 48 MeanGFR is an important standard for patients with kidney disease to learn about their condition, which means how much blood has been filtered by kidney in unit time. GFR will be reduced as patient’s kidney function is damaged, and the severer kidney damage patient has, the lower his GFR will be.

    As a result, we can know lots of information from patient’s GFR value. Well then, if patients with CKD have GFR 48, what does that mean?

    Why patients with kidney disease have reduced GFR?

    There are about one million nephrons in kidney, which are in charge of filtrating out the metabolic wastes from our body. For patients with CKD, their disease will cause damage in the nephrons, which can damage patient’s filtering function. As a result, the filtrated blood by nephrons will be reduced, and that will cause patient’s GFR to be lowered. As we can imagine, the more nephrons are damaged, the lowered patient’s GFR will be.

    What does GFR 48 mean?

    In fact, CKD is divided into five stages according to patient’s GFR, and the GFR range of CKD stage 3 is 30~59ml/min. Thereby, if patients with CKD have GFR level 48, that means patients are in CKD stage 3.

    In fact, half normal kidney function will be able to guarantee our body health, and patients will begin to have obvious symptoms caused by their damaged kidney function when they are in CKD stage 3. In fact, CKD is known as a quiet disease, and many patients find find they have kidney disease when they are in CKD stage 3. On the other hand, if patients with kidney disease have GFR level 48, their condition is not very severe at this point. If patient’s condition can be well controlled and patients can have well nursing care, patient’s GFR can be elevated and patient’s kidney function can be improved.

    Thereby, patients with GFR 48 have moderate kidney damage, but their condition can be controlled and be improved effectively with appropriate treatment and nursing care.

    As we know, kidney disease is very dangerous, and patients should do what they can to improve their condition. If you have any trouble in dealing with your condition, you can contact our online experts. We can provide the help you need or do what we can to help you.


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