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I am a 56 year old female I have cronic kidney disease from

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I am a 56 year old female I have cronic kidney disease from high blood presure my GFR is 58 im on meds to control my BP.How long will my kidnets last will they just stop working.I just dont know what all this really means in laymens term.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 6 years ago.


Welcome to Just Answer and thanks for your question. Stages of chronic kidney disease are based on the eGRF (estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate, which is a number calculated based on age, race, gender and creatinine clearance). An eGFR of 58 is just getting into Stage 3 or moderate kidney failure. There is no way to tell how soon your kidneys will get worse. Since your blood pressure is now well controlled, they may never get any worse.

Stages of chronic kidney disease



GFR Level

Normal kidney function

Healthy kidneys

90 mL/min or more

Stage 1

Kidney damage with normal or high GFR

90 mL/min or more

Stage 2

Kidney damage and mild decrease in GFR

60 to 89 mL/min

Stage 3

Moderate decrease in GFR

30 to 59 mL/min

Stage 4

Severe decrease in GFR

15 to 29 mL/min

Stage 5

Kidney failure

Less than 15 mL/min or on dialysis

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