A QUESTION HAS BEEN ASKED IN THE REAL ESTATE CIRCLE ABOUT KIDNEY DISEASE. IT SHOULD RELLY HAVE BEEN ASKED IN THIS SECTION OF HEALTHYY
Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is a test used to check how well the kidneys are working. Specifically, it estimates how much blood passes through the tiny filters in the kidneys, called glomeruli, each minute. This test can be easily done by Blood Test asking the Pathologist to do GFR test for CKD. (CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE)
Stage GFR* Description Treatment stage
1 90+ Normal kidney function
2 60-89 Mildly reduced kidney function. Observation, control of blood pressure and risk factors. More on management of Stages 1 and 2 CKD.
30-44 Moderately reduced kidney function Observation, control of blood pressure and risk factors. More on management of Stage 3 CKD.
4 15-29 Severely reduced kidney function Planning for endstage renal failure. More on management of Stages 4 and 5 CKD.
5 <15 or on dialysis Very severe, or endstage kidney failure (sometimes call established renal failure) Treatment choices. More on management of Stages 4 and 5 CKD. May need Transplant of Kidney.
TESTING OF eGFR
STAGE 3A and 3B 6 monthly GFR 30–59 6 monthly
In people aged over 70 years, an eGFR in the range 45–59 , if stable over time and without any other evidence of kidney damage, is unlikely to be associated with CKD-related complications
CKD DIET - LOW PHOSPHOROUS
Phosphorus is a mineral found in dairy products, nuts, and meat that is essential for bone health and many other important functions inside the body's cells. The kidneys are responsible for keeping the blood levels of phosphorus normal. Healthy kidneys do this by spilling excess phosphorus into the urine. In patients with chronic kidney disease, the kidneys are unable to spill an adequate amount of phosphorus so that excess phosphorus can accumulate in the walls of blood vessels leading to heart disease, their leading cause of death. A recently discovered hormone called FGF-23 helps control the blood levels of phosphorus by "telling" the kidney how much phosphorus to spill in the urine. The purpose of this study is to learn more about how FGF-23 helps the kidneys control the blood levels of phosphorus. The ultimate goal is to use this information to design improved treatment strategies for phosphorus-related problems for the millions of patients with chronic kidney disease
In patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), blood levels of a hormone called fibroblast growth factor-23 (FGF-23) rise in parallel with declining kidney function, causing excess excretion of phosphorus in the urine. Also, FGF-23 has been consistently and strongly linked with heart disease and premature death, but the mechanisms behind these links are unclear. It is still in Experimental Satge. more