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What does a low GFR non AfricanAmerican. Calc mean? My recent test should a 54 with a scal

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What does a low GFR non AfricanAmerican. Calc mean? My recent test should a 54 with a scale to be above 60.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 4 years ago.

Mysticdoc :

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Mysticdoc :

Hello

Mysticdoc :

Thanks for your question.

Mysticdoc :

GFR is glomerular filtration rate/.

Mysticdoc :

This measures the rate of kidney filtration or in other words how well your kidneys are functioning.

Mysticdoc :

The GFR value variers by the race.

Mysticdoc :

For your race ( caucasian or white), the normal is above 60 ml/min.

Mysticdoc :

As per this report, you have mild to moderate decrease in kidney function.

Mysticdoc :

This can be due to the dehydration, medication, or underlying diseases.

Mysticdoc :

Diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and kidney diseases can cause this.

Mysticdoc :

Hence, you should see a kidney specialist for further evaluation.

Mysticdoc :

The test should be repeated after a month.

Mysticdoc :

And you should drink plenty of fluids.

Mysticdoc :

Follow a low salt diet.

Mysticdoc :

Best wishes,

Customer:

If the nurse said something about dehydration whnetaken a sampleld that have effect the utcome that day?

Mysticdoc :

yes ofcourse.

Mysticdoc :

That is the common cause.

Mysticdoc :

That is why I suggested drink plenty of fluids.

Mysticdoc :

The test can be repeated after a month.

Mysticdoc :

Best wishes,

Mysticdoc :

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Customer:

Thank you. That is helpful to my and was probably the problem that particular day.

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