Should I worry if my GFR is 61?

For some patients, such as the elderly or infants, a GFR between 60-89 mL/min may be normal if no kidney damage is present. A GFR between 60-89 mL/min for three months or longer along with kidney damage is a sign of early CKD. Usually few symptoms are present at this stage.

What level of GFR is significant for chronic kidney disease?

We chose a threshold of GFR <60 ml/min/1.73 m2 (GFR categories G3a-G5) for >3 months to indicate CKD.

What is the GFR for chronic kidney disease CKD Stage 4?

A person with stage 4 chronic kidney disease (CKD) has advanced kidney damage with a severe decrease in the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) to 15-30 ml/min. It is likely someone with stage 4 CKD will need dialysis or a kidney transplant in the near future.

Can low GFR be reversed?

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.

Can GFR go up and down?

This rate determines whether kidney function is normal or low. Your creatinine levels and GFR can fluctuate over time depending on your fluid levels.

Should I worry if my GFR is 59?

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.

Does drinking water improve GFR?

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.

Is a GFR of 58 bad?

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 is the normal GFR rate for one kidney?

According to the National Kidney Foundation, normal results range from 90 to 120 mL/min/1.73 m2. Older people will have lower than normal GFR levels, because GFR decreases with age.

What is normal glomerular filtration rate?

The normal range of Kidney Glomerular Filtration Rate is 100 to 130 mL/min/1.73m2 in men and 90 to 120mL/min/1.73m2 in women below the age of 40. GFR decreases progressively after the age of 40 years.

How to calculate GFR manually?

Calculator above uses the abbreviated MDRD equation: Estimated GFR (ml/min/1.73m2) = 186 x (Creat / 88.4)-1.154 x (Age)-0.203 x (0.742 if female) x (1.210 if black)

What is the normal range for GFR levels?

Following the classical way, we can assert that normal GFR values are largely over 60 mL/min/1.73 m 2 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 2 could be considered normal.