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    What Does Kidney Function of 48 Mean

    2014-08-18 08:58| Font Size A A A

    What Does Kidney Function of 48 MeanWhat does kidney function of 48 mean? This is a commonly seen question among CKD or Kidney Failure patients. If you or your loved happen to be kidney disease patient, well then, this article will help you get a well understanding about this topic.

    In clinical, there are different indexes that can be used to reflect how well the renal function such as creatinine level, GFR (glomerular filtration rate) and BUN (blood urea nitrogen). For a person with kidney function 48, it means that he must have decreased GFR, and increased creatinine and BUN levels.

    What does mean of kidney function of 48?

    According to GFR, kidney disease is divided into five stages. In as world, the lower GFR is, the more serious of kidney damage will be. As for kidney function 48, it means that you are in stage 3 kidney disease which refers that GFR is about 30 to 59 ml/min/1.73m2. In addition, according to creatinine level, your illness conditions may have developed into renal decompensation period. And the creatinine level is about between 2.1 and 5.0 mg/dl.

    In normal condition, our kidneys are responsible for producing urine, keeping the electrolyte and acid-base balance, promoting the production of erythropoietin. Importantly, it has the function of excretion.

    However, for patients with renal function of 48, their kidneys get serious damage and half of kidney function has been lost. In this case, kidney will lose the mentioned above abilities. Consequently, patients will suffer from health problems, like high blood pressure, foamy urine, fatigue, swelling, nausea, vomiting, high creatinine level, itchy skin and so on.

    How to improve kidney function 48?

    To improve kidney function, the most important is to restore the damaged kidney tissues and cells. In order to reach the goal smoothly, we can recommend some natural remedy for your illness condition, like Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Medicated Bath, etc.

    In addition to medical treatment, Diet therapy also plays an important role for controlling the progression of the illness condition. If you have no idea about how to deal with decreased renal function, please talk with our online doctors directly. Or you can email to and you will get an individualized advice in the aspect of diet and medical treatment.

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