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    What Does GFR 57 Mean for Lupus Patients

    2014-10-16 06:58| Font Size A A A

    What Does GFR 57 Mean for Lupus PatientsWhat does GFR 57 mean for Lupus patients? Some patients may have such question? What is the answer? Is it dangerous for lupus patients? Now, let’s have a look at this passage and find out the answer.

    Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can affect almost any cells and organs of your body, most often your joint, skins, kidneys, heart, lungs, blood and so on. It can present itself with many different symptoms and complications. Lupus Nephritis is a kidney inflammation caused by systemic lupus erythematosis (SLE).

    How does lupus affect the GFR?

    GFR, short for glomerular filtration rate, is an important indicator to reflect how well your kidneys are working. Glomerular are important parts of kidneys. And our healthy kidneys are packed with numerous functions which are responsible for:

    -Maintaining the correct amount and type of body fluids

    -Removing waste products and toxic substances

    -Regulating the hormones (chemical messengers) that help control blood pressure and blood volume

    However, for lupus patients, their kidneys are prone to be invaded by the inflammatory. What’s serious, Lupus Nephritis most often develops within the first five years after the symptoms of lupus start. And lower GFR is a common symptoms for patients who are diagnosed with Kidney Disease.

    Then, what does GFR 57 mean for Lupus patients?

    Compared to normal GFR, GFR 57 is much lower and kidneys has been damaged moderately. It means that the illness condition has progressed into Stage 3 Kidney Disease. Due to kidney damage, patients may suffer from the symptoms such as:

    Swelling (on feet, ankles, legs, fingers arms or the eyes)

    Blood in the urine

    Elevated blood pressure

    Frequent urination (especially at night)

    Foamy urine

    Kidney Failure (in severe condition).

    Eventually, Lupus patients with GFR 57 should take effective treatment as early as possible. If you have no idea about how to deal with your illness condition, please email us to ckdstage@hotmail.com or talk with our doctors online directly. In our Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Treatment Center, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is widely used for treating kidney disease.


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