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    Should I Be Concerned If My GFR Is 47.4

    2014-04-10 02:06| Font Size A A A

    Should I Be Concerned If My GFR Is 47.4GFR is an significant reflection of kidney function, and the severer kidney damage patient has, the lower patient’s GFR will be. Well then, if patient has GFR 47.4, should he be concerned about his condition?

    To know, whether patients should concern about their condition, it is necessary for patients to have a better understanding about GFR.

    what is GFR?

    GFR refers to Glomerular Filtration Rate, which indicates how much filtered fluid has been produced by kidney in unit time. In fact, there is about one fifth of blood that flows through kidney will be filtered as primary urine.

    In fact, for healthy people, their GFR is about 120ml/min. As a matter of fact, there will be 180L primary urine will be produced everyday in adults, but there is about 1~2L terminal urine will be produced in the end.

    Should patient be concerned with GFR 47.4?

    For patients with kidney disease, their disease can damage their kidney function, and then patient’s GFR will be reduced gradually. As we have said, healthy people’s GFR level can reach 120ml/min, so it sounds patient’s kidney function is damaged severely if their GFR level is about 47.4.

    In fact, kidney disease is divided into five stages according to patient’s GFR, and when patient has GFR level 47.4ml/min, that means patient is in stage 3, in which the GFR range is between 30~59ml/min. Thereby, patient’s condition is really very severe at this point.

    On the other hand, our kidney has strong metabolic ability, and it is not easy for patients to have health health problem unless more than half normal kidney function is damaged. That means if patient’s GFR is above 60ml/min, patients may have no health problem at this point. For patients with GFR level 47.4, their kidney damage may cause them to have some obvious symptoms, but they are not too severe to control.

    Thereby, GRF level 47.4 is relatively severe for patients with kidney disease, and patients should do what they can to improve their condition at this point. In the end, if you have any trouble in dealing with your condition, you can contact our online experts, and we will provide the guidance you need or do what we can to help you.

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