For kidney disease patients, they often experience decreased GFR. And when their GFR decrease to 72, they may have a doubt: is it dangerous? And should I be cautious?
To know the above question, kidney disease patients should have a well understanding of glomerular filtration rate (GFR). GFR is an indicator to reflect that how does your kidney work well. Generally speaking, healthy people’s GFR can reach 120 ml/min, and in most condition, as long as patients’ GFR can reach 90 ml/min, it can be normal.
In clinical, kidney disease is divided into five stages according to GFR. In a word, the lower GFR is, the more serious of kidney damage will be. As for GFR 72, it means that your illness condition is in the stage 2 kidney disease which refers that GFR is about 60-89 ml/min. That means that there is slight drop on renal function.
Should I be cautious when GFR is 72?
As the mentioned above, for GFR 72, it implies that your kidney are damaged slightly. And in this stage, there are no obvious symptoms during the onset of illness. What’s more, for elderly people, they are prone to suffer from decrease GFR naturally, which is caused by the decline of their metabolism. In this case, elderly people need to pay attention to their diet in their daily life. If your low GFR is mainly due to chronic kidney disease, you should keep cautious. Because chronic kidney disease is a progressive disease and can not be cured. However, as long as you take immediate and effective measures, there are much chances to delay even reverse illness condition. Therefore, no matter how low GFR is caused, it should induce your attention and you should begin to take good care of your body.
What should I do to improve GFR 72?
Actually, our kidney has a strong compensatory ability and half of renal function can guarantee our body health. If patients have not obvious symptoms with GFR 72, diet regulation is enough to control the development of illness condition. On the contrary, you should contact your doctor to seek professional guidance. If you have any trouble in dealing with your condition, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message in the form below.
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