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Based my experience, I do not believe this claim.
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You may have chronic kidney disease (CKD).   I would recommend that you consult with a nephrologist.    
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An estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) of 4.9 milliliters per minute per 1.73 meters squared would be a very serious problem.  I suggest you consult with a nephrologist.
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You pose a very difficult question.  In order to interpret any laboratory studies, a physician should have knowledge of your medical history and perform an examination.  With that said, the laboratory numbers that you supply would suggest Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) but does not tell me why or what to do about it.  You should discuss this with your personal physician.
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This would indicate that you have Stage 3 chronic kidney disease (CKD).  You should visit your physician regularly and control your blood pressure to less than 130/80.  You should not smoke and exercise on a regular basis to maintain a healthy body weight.  You should eat a healthy low salt diet and your physician should measure your estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) annually.
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I am not an expert in Indian medicine.  It is my understanding that dialysis is uncommon in India, except for very large medical centers in the larger cities.  Kidney transplantation is apparently more common in India.  Your cousin has very low kidney function and in the United States, we would be preparing him for either dialysis or transplant.  The decision to start dialysis is based on symptoms and not on his estimated glomerular filtration...
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I am not aware that the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) has yet adopted a position that an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) is an acceptable test that would permit the evaluation of a prospective kidney donor. I was able to find the follow two position papers on the UNOS website which still suggest that 24 hour urine testing be done rather than estimating equations. Please find these two position papers at:...
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An estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) can be calculated for either a non-African American individual and thus is reported as an eGFR or if you are African-American then the equation for calculating the eGFR is modified and the result is the eGFR-aa. The decision to start dialysis is based on a careful evaluation by your nephrologist and you. Generally it is considered when the eGFR is less than 15 milliliters per minute per 1.73 meters...
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I cannot provide you with a prognosis based on the information presented. She has Stage 3 chronic kidney disease (CKD) based on the information presented. An estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) of 37 milliliters per minute per 1.73 meters squared would indicate relatively modest kidney disease in an 85 year old female, in my estimation.
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You have early Stage 3 chronic kidney disease if this estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) has been present for more than 3 months. You should continue to have regular measurements at least every 6 months and continue to follow your physician's advice about diet, exercise and blood pressure control.
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