Can dehydration cause a drop of GFR (glomerular filtration rate)? Recently, more and more patients concern the question. As a matter of fact, severe dehydration can cause the lower kidney function.
Well then, how does it cause the condition?
Dehydration is the excessive loss of body water, with an accompanying disruption of metabolic processes. It occurs when water loss exceeds water intake, usually due to exercise or disease. When there is not enough fluids in the body to satisfy the body’s need, the blood volume reduces and thus blood pressure lowers. As a result, the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) declines. Due to the decreased GFR, the kidney cannot discharge excessive water and toxins, the more and more symptoms or complications can occur, like high creatinine level, high BUN level, itching, high blood pressure, proteinuria and so on.
How to deal with the condition?
To improve GFR, we should ease dehydration. It can be treated by replenishing the fluid level in the body. This can be done by consuming clear fluids such as water. People who are dehydrated should avoid drinks containing caffeine such as coffee, tea and sodas.
Actually, it is not enough to improve GFR fundamentally. Then, how to do? Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is recommended to you. It is an innovation from Traditional Chinese Medicine but used externally. It treats kidney lesions by promoting blood circulation and fighting against inflammation and coagulation. By the way, the kidneys can be supplied with enough blood and oxygen, which are necessary for the kidneys to work normally. As long as kidney function can be improved, symptoms and complications can be well controlled from the root.
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