When you are diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), there is usually a certain GFR level in your blood test. Actually, GFR (glomerular filtration rate) is the most reliable indicator to measure renal function. Understanding the GFR calculator can help you learn how to control and slow the progression of your condition. Read on, you can learn more.
What can you get from your GFR result with kidney disease?
Generally speaking, healthy kidney function can reach at GFR of around 100, which means that the kidneys are working at 100 percent. If your GFR Level is 90 or greater, your kidney function is still considered normal. However, if your GFR is 45, you know that your kidneys are working at approximately 45 percent of the normal rate, which means the kidneys have been damaged moderately.
According to GFR numbers, CKD has been divided into five stages, which are as follows:
Stage 1 CKD--GFR level ≥90ml/min---healthy kidneys or kidney damage with normal or high GFR
Stage 2 CKD--89≤GFR≤60ml/min--kidney damage and mild decrease in GFR
Stage 3 CKD--59≤GFR≤30ml/min--moderate decrease in GFR
Stage 4 CKD--29≤GFR≤15ml/min--severe damage in GFR
Stage 5 CKD--GFR≤14ml/min--Kidney Failure
Through the above analysis, you can see clearly that the lower GFR you have, the lower kidney function you left. So when you get the low GFR result in your test reports, you need to pay attention and take prompt as well as effective treatments to slow down progression of disease. Because the earlier you take treatment, the better prognosis you will get!
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