GFR refers to glomerular filtration rate that measures how much blood flows through kidneys every minute. According to GFR, Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is divided into five stages. If you have CKD, you must wonder: how can I improve my GFR for CKD?
What causes GFR to reduce?
Persistent decline of GFR is one sign of chronic kidney disease. In clinic, we call it CKD when patients’ disease lasts for more than 3 months or abnormity appears in imaging test, blood test or urine test. IgA Nephropathy, Nephrotic Syndrome, Membranous Nephropathy, PKD, FSGS, Diabetic Nephropathy, Gouty Kidney, etc, all of these diseases belong to chronic kidney disease and can cause decline of GFR.
How to improve GFR for Chronic Kidney Disease?
Normally, the whole treatment plan consists of three steps.
Step 1: Expand arteries at all levels. Expanded arteries as well as kidney artery can increase the blood flow through kidneys every minute, so kidneys can filter out more waste products and toxins out of the body. Also, it can provide enough blood and oxygen to damaged kidney cells, so this step is given to activate impaired kidney inherent cell metabolic function.
Step 2: Clear toxins, immune complexes and extracellular matrix. With the help of medicines which have strong immune activity, this step can protect residual kidney functioning cells and prevent further kidney damage.
Step 3: Improve GFR radically. In this step, some medications are taken to repair glomerular mechanical barrier and charge barrier and fix glomerular filtration function. Also, some essential nutritions such as vitamin, trace mineral, amino acid and protein are given to prompt the restoration of damaged kidney cells.
General steps of the whole treatment are similar, but the specific methods should depend on patients’ condition. If you want to get personalized treatment advice to improve your GFR, you can contact our kidney experts by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org or leaving a message below.