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Test states GFR as 54. What does this mean? Should I be

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Test states GFR as 54. What does this mean? Should I be concerned?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. RK replied 8 years ago.

Dear Valentina,

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What is your age/sex?

Do you suffer from diabetes or hypertension?

What are the drugs you are taking?

Did you have any investigation or consulted a doctor yet?

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Cozaar 100mg, metoprolol 25mg (twice daily) Prilosec cap 20mg (twice daily) Pravastatin 20mg, zetia 10mg, Lovaza 3 2 caps (twice daily) Also bit by deer tick, taking dixocyceline 100mg twice daily
Expert:  Dr. RK replied 8 years ago.

Dear Valentina,

Thank you for the information,

The GFR is the glomerular filteration rate and is a test to measure the kidney function.The normal values of GFR are above 90.

The GFR of 60 represents the Stage 2 of the kidney damage and you should be cautious about the type of food you consume and also control your blood pressure within the normal range.It is a matter of concern as the kidney damage has occured in you.You should take less of salt and protein in the diet avoid the nephrotoxic drugs.

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