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Dialysis Is Needed When Your GFR Is Lower Than 15

Dialysis Is Needed When Your GFR Is Lower Than 15If you have kidney problem, you may suffer from persistent decline of GFR. Also, dialysis is needed when your GFR decreases to the level lower than 15.

GFR is an accurate indicator of kidney function

GFR stands for Glomerular Filtration Rate which describes the flow rate of filtered fluid through the kidney. Our kidney has filtration function. When blood flow through kidney, harmful substances and unwanted fluid are removed out of our body as urine. Normally, GFR is higher than 90 and low GFR means blood can not be timely filtered by our kidneys.

GFR is one of the indicators for kidney function and besides it, there are others like serum creatinine level and BUN (Blood Urea Nitrogen), but compared with serum creatinine level and BUN level, GFR is more accurate.

Dialysis is needed when your GFR is lower than 15

Our kidneys are natural filter of our body. They can help us eliminate harmful substances. GFR 15 is a very low level, which means our kidneys can not function well to cleanse our blood. In such a case, harmful substances that should have been removed by kidney will stay in our body, which is a very dangerous condition, because these substances may damage any part of our body.

Dialysis is a medical procedure applied to help us cleanse our blood. When we take dialysis, our blood is made out of our body and then filtered by a machine outside the body. After that, clean blood is transfused back to our body again through a tube. With dialysis, toxins in our body can be eliminated in several hours. That is why dialysis is needed when GFR is lower than 15.

What is the treatment to stop further decline of GFR?

GFR is just an indicator of kidney condition, which decreases with decline of kidney function. To stop further decline of GFR, we need to protect residual kidney function.

In China, therapies like Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Mai Kang Mixture, Blood Pollution Therapy, Immunotherapy, etc. are used to deal with low GFR problem. They not only stop further decline of GFR, but also raise GFR to a better condition, because they are able to help restore some kidney function. These therapies can promote kidney health, but they are used in different cases and also which to use is determined by specific illness condition. Dialysis can be avoided when GFR is increased to be higher than 15. You can describe your illness to us or send us your test report to us: Our nephrologist will help you fight out which therapy is the best for you.

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