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Should I worry if my eGFR is 58?

Should I worry if my eGFR is 58?

What do you recommend? An estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) of 58 milliliters per minute per 1.73 meters squared is just into the abnormal range. I recommend that you avoid non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID’s) and have your eGFR retested in 3 months to see if this is persistently abnormal.

What does an eGFR of 58 mean?

A GFR of 60 or higher is in the normal range. A GFR below 60 may mean kidney disease. A GFR of 15 or lower may mean kidney failure.

What stage is a GFR of 58?

Stage 1 with normal or high GFR (GFR > 90 mL/min) Stage 2 Mild CKD (GFR = 60-89 mL/min) Stage 3A Moderate CKD (GFR = 45-59 mL/min) Stage 3B Moderate CKD (GFR = 30-44 mL/min)

Should I worry if my eGFR is 59?

gFR must remain low for three months for CKd to be diagnosed. when gFR is below 60 for more than three months, this is moderate-to- severe chronic kidney disease. you may be referred to a nephrologist (kidney doctor) for evaluation and treatment. a gFR below 15 means kidney failure.

Is 58 a good creatinine level?

Adult males’ average creatinine level range is 60–110 μmol/L, while it is 45–90 μmol/L for females. Creatinine is the waste product of creatine, which the body uses for energy. Doctors can use creatinine level tests to check for abnormalities in kidney function.

What should I do if my GFR is low?

Avoid processed foods and choose fresh fruits and vegetables instead. Follow a low-salt diet. Salt should be limited especially if you have high blood pressure, protein in your urine, or swelling, or difficulty breathing. Eating less than 2000 mg a day of sodium is recommended.

What causes low eGFR?

GFR gets lower with age, even in people without kidney disease. The older you are, the lower your GFR. For this reason, the GFR calculation accounts for age. At any age, a GFR below 60 for three months or more indicates kidney disease.

Should I worry if my GFR is 50?

If the function is somewhat low but stable, you may need to see your doctor only once per year. If the GFR is declining or it is already under 50, it’s best to see a kidney doctor, if for no other reason than to become educated.

Can eGFR be improved?

showed that exercise therapy could modify lipid metabolism and improve estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) in patients with cardiovascular disease and CKD [9]. Greenwood et al. confirmed that moderate-intensity exercise provided benefits in kidney function and BMI for patients with stage 3–4 CKD [10].

Can low GFR be temporary?

The kidney can compensate for loss in renal function by increasing it’s reabsorption in the remaining nephrons, thus temporarily maintaining a particular GFR value.

What is a good eGFR?

A normal eGFR is 60 or more. If your eGFR is less than 60 for three months or more, your kidneys may not be working well.