CKD is divided into five stages according to patient’s GFR, which is an important way to learn about patient’s kidney function. Well then, if patients have a GFR level of 60, what does that mean?
CKD will damage patient’s kidney function gradually, which can cause patient’s GFR to be lowered in this process. As a matter of fact, the more kidney function is damaged, the lower patient’s GFR will be. Because kidney is an important organ, which is in charge of regulating our body’s internal metabolic balances, so its damage can cause many health problems. (CKD patient’s GFR level is very significant, and if you have any doubt about it, you can consult our onlien experts)
What does a GFR of 60 mean?
GFR 60 means patient’s kidney function is damaged obviously, because the GFR level of healthy people can reach 120ml/min. CKD is divided into five stages, and the GFR range of stage 3 CKD is 30~59ml/min. Thereby, for patients with GFR 60, they are going to be in CKD stage 3.
It seems patient’s kidney damage is very severe when patient’s GFR is 60. However, kidney has strong metabolic ability, and half normal kidney function will be able to guarantee our body health. That is why people can donate one of their kidneys to save other people.
What will happen when patients have GFR of 60?
Patients with GFR 60 usually do not have obvious symptoms in their body, and their remaining kidney function is able to guarantee their body health at this point.
However, if the prognosis of patient’s disease can not be controlled, patient’s kidney function will not be able to guarantee patient’s body health, and many metabolic disorders will appear, which can cause various symptoms, like edema, itching, muscle cramp, nausea and vomiting, etc.
Thereby, GFR is an important standard to define patient’s condition, and it is necessary for patients to have a well understanding about their what their GFR level indicates.
In the end, if you have any trouble in dealing with your kidney disease, you can leave us a message about your details and problem. We will provide the guidance you need or do what we can to help you.
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