Glomerular Filtration is the best test to measure your level of kidney function and determine your stage of kidney disease. Your doctor can calculate it from the results of your blood creatinine test, your age, body size and sex.
Filtration level informs your doctor of your stage of kidney disease and helps the doctor plan your treatment. If your Creatinine clearance is low, your kidneys are not working as well as they should.
When the kidneys are not purifying (eliminating) the creatinine in your blood, it accumulates, causing your levels to increase. A high level of creatinine in the blood can be risky for the patient, so it is necessary to address this situation as soon as possible.
The earlier kidney disease is detected, the greater the chances of slowing or stopping its progression.
Purification less than 60 for three months or more or purification greater than 60 with kidney damage (marked by high levels of albumin in the urine) indicates chronic kidney disease.
Your doctor will want to investigate the cause of your kidney disease and will continue to review your kidney function to help plan your treatment.
Normally, a simple urine test will also be done to detect blood or albumin (a type of protein) in the urine.
When it has albumin in the urine, it is called albuminuria. Blood or protein in the urine can be an early sign of kidney disease.
People with a large amount of albumin in the urine have a higher risk of progressing to chronic renal failure
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