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What does low kidney functioning mean?

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Posted on Mon, 27 Oct 2014
Question: What does it mean if my kidneys are functioning low for my age?

What are the symptoms for low kidney function for my age?
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Answered by Dr. Nishad BN (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Low Functioning Kidney

Detailed Answer:
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Thank you for asking Health care magic forum.

A low functioning kidney for your age means Gfr (glomerular filtration rate),Urea level and Creatinine will be higher than the normal level for your age.
Physical symptoms which may vary according to severity are:
Tiredness or fatigue, puffiness or swelling of face, back pain, changes in appetite and digestion can be present.
Blood pressure will be increased also.Antibiotics like gentamycin and some drugs are avoided in such condition.
Diet should be maintained also.
Hope this may help you.Let me know if anything not clear.
Thanks
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What does low kidney functioning mean?

Brief Answer: Low Functioning Kidney Detailed Answer: Hi Thank you for asking Health care magic forum. A low functioning kidney for your age means Gfr (glomerular filtration rate),Urea level and Creatinine will be higher than the normal level for your age. Physical symptoms which may vary according to severity are: Tiredness or fatigue, puffiness or swelling of face, back pain, changes in appetite and digestion can be present. Blood pressure will be increased also.Antibiotics like gentamycin and some drugs are avoided in such condition. Diet should be maintained also. Hope this may help you.Let me know if anything not clear. Thanks