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GFR 44 and Creatinine 1.6 in Stage 3 CKD: What to Do

Provided by Expert Yang Hongtao on : 2014-02-21 10:06

Question: I have Stage 3 CKD, and my GFR is 44 and creatinine is 1.6. Now, I don’t have other symptoms. Should I begin to take some treatments?

GFR 44 and Creatinine 1.6 in Stage 3 CKD: What to DoAnswer: Both GFR and creatinine are two indicators of dividing Chronic Kidney Disease. Normally, patients can still live without obvious symptoms, when their glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is still about 50%. This is because our kidneys have strong compensatory ability that makes people live normally even if they donate one of their kidneys to other people. However, when GFR declines to below 50%, more and more waste products and toxins will build up in the blood that causes serum creatinine to increase. If left alone, GFR will reduce and creatinine level will increase quickly.

From the above analysis, we can know Stage 3 CKD is the best time to reverse kidney damage and improve kidney condition. Here, we have some methods that kidney patients can have a try.

- Traditional Chinese Medicine: As we know, Chinese medicines are good at treating chronic disease as well as kidney disease and regulating internal environment. Some Chinese medicines have the property of activating blood and nourishing damaged kidney cells, so they can help protect remaining kidney functioning cells and repairing damaged but not necrotic cells gradually.

- Micro-Chinese Medicine Hot Compress Therapy: This is one innovation of TCM that can make prescribed Chinese medicines work more quickly. Of course, some auxiliary treatments are also added into this therapy, such as, acupuncture, medicated bath, massage, etc. You can a lot of benefits from these therapies.

To know what medicines or methods you can use, please send email to kidney-healthy@hotmail.com or leave a message below.

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