Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) refers that how much blood glomeruli can filter within a minute. Therefore, GFR is usually taken as one reliable indicator to reflect how well your kidneys are working. Well then, what does GFR 60 mean? Please read on.
In normal conditions, GFR in normal people is about 120. As kidney function decreases, the GFR level drops. Through the comparison, it is obvious to see that GFR 60 is much lower than the normal level. What’s more, according to GFR, kidney disease is divided into five stages. As for GFR 60, it means that you are in Stage 2 CKD, which is characterized with mild kidney damage. Actually, in the stage, patients do not suffer from any obvious symptoms or complications. Because our kidneys have strong compensatory ability, they can function well even though they are not functioning at 100%.
Is it dangerous to have GFR 60?
Honest speaking, GFR 60 is relatively better if compared with advanced kidney disease stage. Even though, you should also pay more attention to your daily diet and treatment, so as to slow down or even stop progression of illness condition. Otherwise, Stage 2 Kidney Disease will progresses into Stage 3 Kidney Disease or even more advanced stage over time.
Well then, how to stop kidney damage for stage 2 kidney disease patients?
Patients with GFR 60 should have a balanced and healthy diet in daily life. They should have a low protein and low salt duet. In order to supply necessary nutrients, vegetables and fruits can be helpful for patients. In addition, if patients do not have swelling, they can drink more water.
2. Healthy lifestyles
It is important to protect remaining renal function. Therefore, in your daily life, you should manage to keep away from polluted environment. And you should also give up smoking and drinking. In addition, you should do some exercise regularly like walking, jogging, swimming, Tai Chi, yoga and so on.
3. Control blood pressure and blood sugar within the normal range
4. Prevent flu and cold.
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