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Is GFR Value Of 54 A Cause For Concern?

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Posted on Fri, 8 Jul 2016
Question: I m a 67 year old male in pretty good health. Just got some blood test result back and my GFR WAS 54. I know this is lower than normal for my age and indicted my kidneys ar not functioning as they should. Kin of concerned. My doc has the results and I will be consulting with her soon. Nothing else seemed out of whack.
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Answered by Dr. Priyanka G Raj (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
mild to moderate loss of kidney function

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for your query
I had gone through your history and i can understand your concern.
according to your blood test your GFR is showing 54 , it indicates mild to moderate loss of kidney function
yes you have to meet your doctor for further management

A GFR below 60 for three months indicates chronic kidney disease. Your doctor will want to investigate the cause of your kidney disease and continue to check your kidney function to help plan your treatment.

Your doctor may also suggest further testing, if necessary, such as:

Imaging tests such as an ultrasound or CT scan to get a picture of your kidneys and urinary tract
A kidney biopsy, which is done in some cases to check for a specific type of kidney disease.

Thank you
Take care

Regards
Dr Priyanka S


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Is GFR Value Of 54 A Cause For Concern?

Brief Answer: mild to moderate loss of kidney function Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for your query I had gone through your history and i can understand your concern. according to your blood test your GFR is showing 54 , it indicates mild to moderate loss of kidney function yes you have to meet your doctor for further management A GFR below 60 for three months indicates chronic kidney disease. Your doctor will want to investigate the cause of your kidney disease and continue to check your kidney function to help plan your treatment. Your doctor may also suggest further testing, if necessary, such as: Imaging tests such as an ultrasound or CT scan to get a picture of your kidneys and urinary tract A kidney biopsy, which is done in some cases to check for a specific type of kidney disease. Thank you Take care Regards Dr Priyanka S