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It is important to make a diagnosis as to the cause of your chronic kidney disease (CKD).  While it is occasionally possible to improve function in patients with CKD, the usual treatment is aimed at preventing further loss of kidney function.  I recommend you ask your physician what is the cause of your CKD.  The two most common causes are...
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The average drop in the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) is about 1 cc per minute per 1.73 meters squared per year just on the basis of natural aging. Patients with some forms of kidney disease such as diabetes and glomerulonephritis can drop by 5 to 10 per year. If it is falling faster than 5 to 10 per year, this is a very serious kidney disease and needs to have active intervention and may need dialysis or transplant planned at an...
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Your question has no answer. Each and every patient is unique and each and every kidney disease is unique as to progression. The only way to estimate duration would be to look back at each and every patient with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and generate a slope of decline and then project this slope forward for each and every patient and then average the slopes for your particular population. Even doing this, the slope would be unique to your...
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Muscle produces the level of creatinine in the blood. The blood level of creatinine is directly proportional to the muscle mass of an individual and inversely proportional to the level of kidney function. Men have more muscle mass than females. Hence, for any man the blood creatinine will be higher for any level of kidney function (estimated glomerular filtration rate) than a woman, because the woman has proportionally less muscle to produce the...
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Your statement is generally true. Your prior history is the best way to estimate your future kidney function. However, blood pressure control with selected medications have shown an ability to slow the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Control of diabetes will slow progression of CKD. Eating a healthy diet, maintaining a healthy weight, and exercising regularly will also help to slow progression of CKD. Hence, while the decline in...
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The glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is expressed in terms of milliliters per minute per 1.73 meters squared and the scale is from 0 to greater than 90 for human beings.  I have no idea what GFR scale would use a 1 to 21 scale.  This is not a medically appropriate scale.
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Some people opt to forego dialysis treatments and choose to live as long as they can, and as well as they can with medical management.  There are ways to manage kidney failure to limit symptoms.  Transplantation is the other option for people with an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) of 15 milliliters per minute per 1.73 meters squared.
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The glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) that you cite is very low. This would be Stage 4 chronic kidney disease (CKD). I cannot provide medical advice without knowing your history, the type of kidney disease that you have, and being able to examine you. I suggest that you visit with a nephrologist and see what he or she suggests.
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This is a normal result for an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR).
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An estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) of 60 milliliters per minute per 173 meters squared or greater is normal for someone 88 years of age.
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