|Estimated GFR Number by Age Group|
|Age||Mean Estimated GFR (mL/min/1.73 m)|
Jan 14, 2019
Following the classical way, we can assert that normal GFR values are largely over 60 mL/min/1.73 m in healthy subjects, at least before the age of 70 years. However, we know that GFR physiologically decreases with age, and in adults older than 70 years, values below 60 mL/min/1.73 m could be considered normal.
How to Increase eGFR
Jan 20, 2021
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. if kidney failure occurs, dialysis or a kidney transplant will be needed to survive.
While it's possible to improve your GFR, you're more likely to do so with acute kidney injuries rather than with chronic kidney disease. For most people with chronic disease, positive lifestyle changes may help slow the loss of kidney function.
Water ingestion can acutely affect GFR, although not necessarily in the direction one might expect. Using 12 young, healthy individuals as their own controls, Anastasio et al. found increased water intake actually decreases GFR.
If the decrease in the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) is due to acute kidney injury with a sudden decrease in kidney function, this can commonly be reversed. If the kidney disease is due to chronic kidney disease (CKD), the recovery of eGFR is usually not possible.
Depending on how severe it is, loss of kidney function can cause:
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Signs of Kidney Disease
Dec 17, 2020
It can come and go or it may be continuous. It may affect your whole body or be limited to a specific area – usually your back or arms. Itching tends to affects both sides of the body at the same time and may feel internal, like a crawling feeling just below the skin.
Kidney pain is felt higher and deeper in your body than back pain. You may feel it in the upper half of your back, not the lower part. Unlike back discomfort, it's felt on one or both sides, usually under your rib cage. It's often constant.
One of the best ways to test for CKD and assess kidney damage is a simple urine test which detects the presence of albumin. The smartphone app from Healthy.io enables lay users to conduct a urinalysis test at home and securely share results with their clinicians.
Pain due to kidney stones usually starts early in the morning. This happens mostly because people urinate less frequently at night through early morning, and so the ureter remains constricted in the morning.
That can also cause some gastric discomfort, which is centered in the upper abdomen and can be dull and achy or throbbing pain. Women, on the other hand, may compare kidney stones to menstrual cramps that can escalate from dull aches to wincing pain.
The bladder sits in the center of the pelvis. If a person feels pain in the lower right or left abdomen, it is less likely to relate to the bladder and may signal kidney stones instead.
Urinary incontinence — the loss of bladder control — is a common and often embarrassing problem. The severity ranges from occasionally leaking urine when you cough or sneeze to having an urge to urinate that's so sudden and strong you don't get to a toilet in time.