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Chronic kidney disease is graded by the GR Glomerular Filtration rate. This is the rate at which the kidneys filer out waste products from the blood. Lower the GFR, higher the kidney damage.
The GFR is calculated from the creatinine level. Creatinine is a major waste product formed due to metabolism of proteins. If the creatinine level in the blood is high, it indicates that the kidneys have not been able to filter out waste effectively from the blood. So, the higher the creatinine levels, the lower the GFR.
The normal creatinine levels should be 74 - 107, although there may be some variations.
At 176, your creatinine level is quite high. Although other blood levels like BUN and protein levels should also be considered, a creatinine level of 176 is likely to give you a GFR of about 15. This will to put you at stage 4 or Stage 5 of Kidney damage.
This is quite serious and you need to be under active medical care.
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