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What To Do with Low GFR 16

What To Do with Low GFR 16What to do with low GFR 16? If you are told to have low GFR 16, please be alert, because dialysis is needed soon if you take no action. Well, what can we do when GFR is as low as 16?

What does GFR 16 mean?

GFR stands for Glomerular Filtration Rate which estimates how well our kidneys filter our blood. Chronic Kidney Disease is marked by progressive loss of kidney function and it is divided into 5 stages according to GFR. Kidney disease stage 5 is diagnosed when GFR is lower than 15. GFR 16 means kidney disease is in stage 4, but it slips to stage 5 easily.

What to do with low GFR 16?

GFR 16 can not help us maintain our normal life activity at all, so we usually suffer from a series of health issues in such a case. The most common complications of GFR include elevated blood pressure, electrolyte imbalance, renal anemia, fluid retention and so on. Under such a case, there are two choice for us:

1. Treat all the symptoms and then wait for dialysis

Tight control of these complications are helpful in slowing down illness progression, but sorry to tell it can not stop illness progression. That is to say, GFR will keep declining if we just treat our symptoms. Dialysis is recommended when GFR is lower than 15 and also dialysis becomes a must when GFR decreased to be lower than 10.

2. Take effective treatment to restore kidney function

Although GFR 16 means kidneys have been severely damaged, there is still chance to restore some kidney function. A damaged kidney contains three groups of kidney intrinsic cells: healthy kidney intrinsic cells, injured kidney intrinsic cells and dead kidney intrinsic cells. There is no way to revive dead kidney intrinsic cells, but there is treatment to repair injured kidney cells.

Treatments that are available when GFR is as low as 16 include Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Immunotherapy and Blood Pollution Therapy. These three treatments work differently, but all they can promote kidney health in different ways. We know GFR decreases due to impairment of renal filtration function, so GFR becomes higher and higher when kidney damages are successfully repaired.

About these three treatments for low GFR 16, if you have any questions, please contact our online doctor or send us message:

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