My creatinine is 1.8, but GFR is 26: what treatments can recover damaged kidney. Creatinine and GFR are the common indicators of kidney disease, but comparing to creatinine that GFR are more sensitive. In case of your illness conditions, although your creatinine level is not very high, only 1.8, but your GFR is 26. so that it means your illness conditions develop into kidney failure 4 stage.
How to divide stage of kidney disease by GFR?
The whole name of GFR is glomerular filtration rate. GFR is 100% for normal people. In most conditions, GFR is more than 50% that we can keep the normal life. So that it is the reason why people can live well with one kidney.
When the kidney function is only 50% that the kidney needs to work at any time, so that it is work out of the burden. There will be lots of diseased, dead cells and tissues. Kidney cells dead a long time that we call Decompensation stage. kidney function decreases in this stage, so there will be lots of symptoms including: proteinuria, swelling, anemia, poor appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, etc. Due to the kidney can not work normally that there are lots of toxins and excess wastes, and patients are suffering from the pain of complications. So we need medicine to control the illness conditions.
When GFR is less then 25% that we call kidney failure. All complications are more worse, and it is difficult to control them by medicine. When GFR is less than 10% that we call uremia. It is the end stage of kidney disease. And patients are recommended dialysis to maintain life.
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