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    What Does It Mean: GFR Was 51 and Now Is 47

    2014-09-25 02:37| Font Size A A A

    What Does It Mean: GFR Was 51 and Now Is 47GFR (glomerular filtration rate) is an indicator to reflect how well your kidneys are working well. Well then, when a person’s GFR decreases to 47 from 51, what does it mean? Is it dangerous for patients? Then, how to improve this condition?

    What does this condition mean?

    In medical community, kidney disease is divided into five stages according to glomerular filtration rate (GFR). The normal renal function is about 90 to 120ml/min. As for GFR 51, it is much lower than the normal range and this condition is in the Stage 3 Kidney Disease which has moderate kidney damage. Moreover, this stage is further broken up into two:a decrease in glomerular filtration rate for Stage 3A is 45-59ml/min and a decrease in GFR for Stage 3B is 30-44ml/min. We can see that both GFR 41 and GFR 47 are in the stage 3A kidney disease. Actually, our kidney has strong compensatory ability and half of renal function can guarantee our body health. In other words, patients begin to suffer from some symptoms in this stage, because the kidney has lost half of renal function. And this time, patients will experience symptoms like high blood pressure, swelling, anemia, little proteinuria and so on. It is one of critical periods to take measures as as to stop or delay the progression of illness condition.

    Is it dangerous for patients?

    When a person’s GFR decrease to 47 from 51, it implies that his or her illness condition is worsening gradually. All in all, the lower GFR is, the more serious kidney damage will be. If left untreated, it will develop into Kidney Failure or End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD).

    Well then, how to improve this condition?

    Diet therapy can be regarded as the best natural home remedy for patient with stage 3 kidney disease. More details you can consult our doctor online directly.

    At our Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Treatment Center, we can provide natural medical treatment like Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Medicated Bath, Acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and so on. If you have no idea about how to deal with your condition, you might as well try these treatments.


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