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What To Do When GFR Drops to 17

What To Do When GFR Drops to 17

GFR (Glomerular Filtration Rate) is an indicator of kidney condition. Normally, GFR is higher than 90 and it drops when kidneys fail to function properly. Well, what to do when GFR drops to 17?

GFR is the standard to divide CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease) into 5 stages. GFR 17 means illness is in stage 4 and at that time, the following measures are needed:

1. Diet arrangement

-Limit protein intake to 0.4 gram per kilogram of body weight per day. Some high quality protein like egg white, lean meat, fish and milk can be added in daily diet.

-stay far away from salted foods and processed foods. Add less salt while cooking.

-Limit fluid intake if there is swelling.

-Avoid high potassium foods like banana, spinach, nuts, seeds, salmon, avocados and white mushroom if potassium level in blood is high.

-High calcium foods are recommended to increase calcium level in blood, so as to prevent bone problems.

2. Medical treatment

Low GFR means kidneys can not get all the blood filtered, so by increasing renal filtration function, GFR can be increased. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is a herbal treatment which can repaired injured kidney intrinsic cells, increase bloodstream in kidney, promote blood circulation in kidney and restore kidney function. With the help of this herbal treatment, not only GFR can be increased to a good level, physical discomforts caused by low GFR also can be alleviated fundamentally. This herbal treatment is effective and meanwhile harmless, because all the herbs are used externally on Shen Shu acupoint. (Leave message to if you want to get more details about this treatment)

3. Healthy living style

-Regular bed time and avoid staying up at night.

-No smoking and No drinking of alcohol

-Regular physical exercises to increase immunity, so as to avoid cold and infection which are the leading two risk factor for acute illness progression.

-Keep being in good mood

For one with GFR 17, if he fails to stop further decrease of GFR, dialysis or kidney transplant will be needed. If you still have any questions about this topic, please feel free to contact us to get more details.

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