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Re 60 % kidney function

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re 60 % kidney function
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Stan replied 7 years ago.

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In general, 60% kidney function is approximately at stage 2 kidney damage or mild damage.

Stage Description 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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Expert:  Dr. Stan replied 7 years ago.
Thank you so much:

Please, note that the above answer refers to chronic condition of kidney insufficiency; meaning that you have been experiencing signs of kidney problem since several weeks or more, and not sudden change. Such conditions as hypertension and/or diabetes among other causes can lead to such changes over time.